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Postby Garfnobl » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:03 pm

An idea for a nonseizium talisman:

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Postby seventhcross » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:08 pm

would it be possible to get some wandering villains that when defeated give you a permanent stat boost instead of dropping an item? (maybe those can give you some chips too, since they wouldn't have an item to drop...)
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Postby Ryme » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:45 pm

It's probably easier to have them drop an item which grants stats rather than directly conveying them, but I'd suspect that's a reasonable thing for them to do. Of course, it's not really up to me these days, but it's a fair idea.

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Postby Sanjuro » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:09 pm

How about a batting cage as a "store" or hideout fixture. It could give buffs like +melee damage (obviously) or +dodge (The machine started shooting baseballs at your head!).
Inspired by spring training, of course, and it would continue this game's tradition of baseball-related stuff.
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Postby Lxndr » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:42 pm

I propose that NCI Live be the 'sponsor' of the unbranded arena.
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Postby Sanjuro » Tue May 15, 2012 4:56 pm

Baseball + Ichor = Foul Ball? :mrgreen:
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Postby Ryme » Tue May 15, 2012 6:43 pm

Sanjuro wrote:Baseball + Ichor = Foul Ball? :mrgreen:


That gets a laugh out loud from me!

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Postby Sanjuro » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:58 pm

If Catalyze is going to get a makeover (like Metalmorph did), might i suggest...
-Iron ox-hide
-Butt rock, and its more "refined" derivative Hair metal
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Postby Sanjuro » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:29 pm

I would like to see a gorilla-mask and gorilla-suit combo, just because I think it would be funny.

Maybe next Halloween?
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Postby Sanjuro » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:20 pm

To complete the flapper costume:
yuggothium + platinum necklace = squirming pearl necklace
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Postby Sanjuro » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:52 pm

Oh, and we should have a reference to a famous flapper!
yuggothium + moonbow = Bow of Clara
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Postby Patojonas » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:16 pm

leftover ideas from the contest:

turtle amulet welding to illuminum blouse = turtleneck

steamwork core + flash powder = steampunk camera

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Postby Isladar » Wed May 15, 2013 3:53 am

An idea for higher level characters:

Oaths, Codes, or Creeds

Like Retcon restrictions, these would govern the way you play the game. Once you adopt a (I'm just going to call them Codes) Code, you gain small benefit of some sort (skill, resistance, access to a special item, a buff, etc.) that you retain as long as you choose to follow the Code.

If I were implementing it, I would relate some of them, if not all of them, to alignment. I would also consider making them alignment dependent. I wouldn't want the granted bonus to be huge, but it should be large enough to justify adopting a Code and accepting the associated limitations.

It would be interesting to make them a once per Retcon thing, too. That way people are encouraged to Retcon to test them all.

I love the limitations Retcon, and every time I get to the higher levels I miss them. In particular, I want to follow the Ascetic's Code, and swear off sugar and caffeine (since I frequently fail to eat or drink to fullness, anyway), and it would be nice to get a small buff or resistance in exchange.

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Postby Sanjuro » Thu May 16, 2013 5:57 pm

I'm a little disappointed there's no "plethora" of Mechapinatas. (Oh yes, it's very nice!)
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Postby The Leopard » Fri May 17, 2013 3:24 pm

From the description for the "steamwork core":
"...Whether you need to make a flying trilobite or a spring-heeled timesuit..."

So, why not:
Weld: steamwork core + trilobyte = flying trilobyte (vehicle?)
and
Weld: steamwork core + ACU suit = timesuit
Assemble: timesuit + high-jump boots = spring-heeled timesuit
(for example)

From the description for the "leopard skin loincloth":
"...Sadly, female heroes will have to look elsewhere for the matching leopard skin bikini top."

So, why not:
Assemble: leopard skin loincloth + coconut bikini top = leopard skin bikini top

Also: Weld: pentium + brick outhouse = penthouse

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Postby zyborg » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:30 pm

I am surprised at the lack of a 'negaverse', one of the classic comic book locations. Perhaps there could be a quest where you enter Twilight's antiverse. You can enter the Insanitarium or the Cage, where famed supervillain D'nar the Dark Watcher sends people to make them insane or locks them up indefinitely, respectively.Or go to the Unversity, where Susan Kavon drains the minds of the best and brightest. Team up with some of the most famous heroes of that world, such as The Ace
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[/color], or seek aid from the fledgeling Psion hero, the Bind Mender. Finally, attempt to survive the dangers of The Neighborhood, a crime-riddled cesspool of darkness, ruled by the diabolical [your name here]. You mistake him/her for Your Evil Twin, but he/she explains, they aren't your twin, they are YOU. The first "fight" is a noncombat, as you are unable to beat yourself. Luckily, a few more adventures helps you find Your Heroic Twin (Your Evil Twin's antiverse counterpart), who is defeated by Antiverse You but weakens hem so you can fight hem.

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Postby Patojonas » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:07 am

Isladar wrote:An idea for higher level characters:

Oaths, Codes, or Creeds

Like Retcon restrictions, these would govern the way you play the game. Once you adopt a (I'm just going to call them Codes) Code, you gain small benefit of some sort (skill, resistance, access to a special item, a buff, etc.) that you retain as long as you choose to follow the Code.

If I were implementing it, I would relate some of them, if not all of them, to alignment. I would also consider making them alignment dependent. I wouldn't want the granted bonus to be huge, but it should be large enough to justify adopting a Code and accepting the associated limitations.

It would be interesting to make them a once per Retcon thing, too. That way people are encouraged to Retcon to test them all.

I love the limitations Retcon, and every time I get to the higher levels I miss them. In particular, I want to follow the Ascetic's Code, and swear off sugar and caffeine (since I frequently fail to eat or drink to fullness, anyway), and it would be nice to get a small buff or resistance in exchange.


As long as they're optional that'd be nice, the reputation mechanic needs to stand out a bit more imo :wink:

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Postby RKBrumbelow » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:13 pm

zyborg wrote:I am surprised at the lack of a 'negaverse', one of the classic comic book locations. Perhaps there could be a quest where you enter Twilight's antiverse. You can enter the Insanitarium or the Cage, where famed supervillain D'nar the Dark Watcher sends people to make them insane or locks them up indefinitely, respectively.Or go to the Unversity, where Susan Kavon drains the minds of the best and brightest. Team up with some of the most famous heroes of that world, such as The Ace
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(Michael Ace)
[/color], or seek aid from the fledgeling Psion hero, the Bind Mender. Finally, attempt to survive the dangers of The Neighborhood, a crime-riddled cesspool of darkness, ruled by the diabolical [your name here]. You mistake him/her for Your Evil Twin, but he/she explains, they aren't your twin, they are YOU. The first "fight" is a noncombat, as you are unable to beat yourself. Luckily, a few more adventures helps you find Your Heroic Twin (Your Evil Twin's antiverse counterpart), who is defeated by Antiverse You but weakens hem so you can fight hem.


You already can fight your evil twin, in fact you get a merit badge for doing so enough times.

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Postby zyborg » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:47 pm

RKBrumbelow wrote:
zyborg wrote:I am surprised at the lack of a 'negaverse', one of the classic comic book locations. Perhaps there could be a quest where you enter Twilight's antiverse. You can enter the Insanitarium or the Cage, where famed supervillain D'nar the Dark Watcher sends people to make them insane or locks them up indefinitely, respectively.Or go to the Unversity, where Susan Kavon drains the minds of the best and brightest. Team up with some of the most famous heroes of that world, such as The Ace
Spoiler: show
(Michael Ace)
[/color], or seek aid from the fledgeling Psion hero, the Bind Mender. Finally, attempt to survive the dangers of The Neighborhood, a crime-riddled cesspool of darkness, ruled by the diabolical [your name here]. You mistake him/her for Your Evil Twin, but he/she explains, they aren't your twin, they are YOU. The first "fight" is a noncombat, as you are unable to beat yourself. Luckily, a few more adventures helps you find Your Heroic Twin (Your Evil Twin's antiverse counterpart), who is defeated by Antiverse You but weakens hem so you can fight hem.


You already can fight your evil twin, in fact you get a merit badge for doing so enough times.


I thought "Your Evil Twin" was more literal, as they were your twin, not actually YOU. That's why "Your Heroic Twin" is part of my suggestion. But if not, then this could explain where e comes from.

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Postby Olaf » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:28 pm

This Guy should be a villain.

Only name I could think of Suspicious Activist, but then it sounds like he should be at the university riot, but he doesn't look the part. Apparently his name is Boris, though. "Boris the Burglar" to be specific.
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Postby Sanjuro » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:59 pm

With the discovery of the heirloom carrot, I think you missed an opportunity for a reference to one of my favorite super-teams.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Carrot_and_His_Amazing_Zoo_Crew!

I like the fact that they zoomed around in a vehicle called the Zoo Crewser!
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Postby The Leopard » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:47 am

wad of cashmere + bully pulpit = wooly bully pulpit
wad of cashmere + smuggler's box = snuggler's box
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Postby Patojonas » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:54 pm

wad of cashmere + leon's beard = goatee

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Postby The Leopard » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:13 pm

If you're wearing the full Little Red Riding Hood outfit, you should get some sort of bonus if you also have the Wolf sidekick.

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Postby RKBrumbelow » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:18 pm

The Leopard wrote:If you're wearing the full Little Red Riding Hood outfit, you should get some sort of bonus if you also have the Wolf sidekick.


Just as a note: A LONG time ago, before the mechapinata badge was revealed for what it is, I tried this to check for the sidekick badge.


In other suggestions, I still think you should be able to weld goat horns to the qb helmet to make a [Minnesota] Viking Helmet

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Postby Sanjuro » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:21 pm

I think it would be interesting to have an underwater league foe, with each separate source of underwater breathing extending the number of combat rounds until you had to break off the fight, kind of like the limit on combat rounds while fighting the Orwhal.
Diving outfit (or Seppia's Cephalopod Skullcap), harbor pearl, sub-ma-car, and being an Elemental would each extend the number of rounds you could fight the underwater menace.
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Postby Isladar » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:48 am

Would it be feasible to allow players to flag a subset of combat usable items as "favorites?"

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Postby The Leopard » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:13 am

ice cool hairgel + Elijah Bot = ice cool principal
ice cool hairgel + Eskrima book = ice cool yearbook (When used, gives your understudy a new sidekick skill: ice cool cheerleader)
ice cool hairgel + hyper-c, drop = ice cool drop-out
ice cool hairgel + drumsticks = rock & roll ice cool

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Postby Patojonas » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:55 am

Sanjuro wrote:I think it would be interesting to have an underwater league foe, with each separate source of underwater breathing extending the number of combat rounds until you had to break off the fight, kind of like the limit on combat rounds while fighting the Orwhal.
Diving outfit (or Seppia's Cephalopod Skullcap), harbor pearl, sub-ma-car, and being an Elemental would each extend the number of rounds you could fight the underwater menace.


problem with this is that it favours iotm and a particular class :/

I personally would like to see a villain that finally made use of the "gas mask" to avoid some noxious gases, similar to how fire selfdamage protects from the hypothermia debuff against the icebergs.

The Leopard wrote:ice cool hairgel + hyper-c, drop = ice cool drop-out
ice cool hairgel + drumsticks = rock & roll ice cool


Those are very good :P

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Postby Isladar » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:00 am

Kirlian Mirror
Talisman

Allows you to have an additional active aura.
Attacker takes 5 psychic damage.
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Take 1 psychic damage per round of combat.

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Postby Sanjuro » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:26 pm

I can't decide which would be more fun:
(1) fighting crime while wearing a luchador mask, or
(B) having a luchador as a sidekick
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Postby Sanjuro » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:14 pm

inspired by pre-season baseball:
quill blade + baseball = rotisserie baseball :mrgreen:
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Postby Sanjuro » Thu May 29, 2014 8:57 pm

Foul fowl + rainwater = Fragrant Fowl :mrgreen:

I've been watching a lot of basketball lately.
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Postby Sanjuro » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:56 pm

http://cheezburger.com/8241721600

bowl of greens + gears = metal gear salad
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Postby Patojonas » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:33 am

Sanjuro wrote:http://cheezburger.com/8241721600

bowl of greens + gears = metal gear salad


metal + vegetables...I liek it :P

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Postby The Leopard » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:23 am

For the next Battle of the Bands, the first opponent you encounter could be:

Opening Band
This is the Opening Band. They're the band on stage before the band you actually want to see. The lack of respect they've gotten has opened their hearts and minds to violence.

When defeated, you get an item:

opening number
A small number one, with small opening, that, when opened, will open new opportunities for you.
Combat usable
Allows you to use any opening once per day

Sanjuro wrote:bowl of greens + gears = metal gear salad

Well played, sir.

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Postby Patojonas » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:18 pm

The Leopard wrote:For the next Battle of the Bands, the first opponent you encounter could be:

Opening Band
This is the Opening Band. They're the band on stage before the band you actually want to see. The lack of respect they've gotten has opened their hearts and minds to violence.

When defeated, you get an item:

opening number
A small number one, with small opening, that, when opened, will open new opportunities for you.
Combat usable
Allows you to use any opening once per day


Nice!

I also have a suggestion for next time, a new drop for all bands:

http://www.scrabblefinder.com/word/bandoneon/

n. - A type of concertina popular in South America

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Postby xKiv » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:21 am

The Leopard wrote:For the next Battle of the Bands, the first opponent you encounter could be:

Opening Band

This is the opening band, it is here to do five or six or seven songs. It is probably not the band you came to see tonight.

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Postby Sanjuro » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:34 pm

gears + foul fowl = Technical Fowl

When used in combat:
As you wind up to throw the item, your foe tries to hit you. A referee blows his whistle and kicks your opponent out of the game on a technical fowl. Wait, what?
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Assemble:

cast arm cast + sweet pod = podcast

This weird metallic, vegetable-based gauntlet somehow keeps you up-to-date on what's happening and what's planned for the future of the city. If you want to know exactly how it works, you'll have to send your question to someone who's more knowledgeable about Twilight.

(Gloves: +Int, allows soul-gazing)

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