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How would you name the stats in your RPG?

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by fantadomat, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    After pretty interesting dream i ended up thinking about this.
    I ended up with this:
    Arms=Strength
    Legs=Dexterity/Agility
    Body=Constitution/Endurance
    Eyes=Perception
    Brain=Intellect
    Mouth=Personality
    Spine=Will

    Memories=Experience
    Muscle Memory=Skills
    Blood=Mana and HP

    Of course i wouldn't go make some generic RPG with those name. I was thinking about a game similar to Planescape Torment,where death have little meaning in place with bodyhorrors and fucked up shit. I would center it around Memories and use them as the main currency. Also you would be able to change parts for better stats that will come with a price for your memory and soul. Also i would use blood for magic and shit.


    So what are yours stat names and the setting you will put them in?
     
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  2. Snorkack Arcane Patron

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    John
    Paul
    George
    Ringo
     
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  3. Lord_Potato Arcane

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    I'll try.

    Strength
    Perception
    Endurance
    Charisma
    Intellect
    Agility
    Luck

    Now, if only I could think of some easy to remember abbreviation to call this system of mine...
     
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  4. conan_edw Savant Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    If the stats will have the same effect or almost the same effect as the stats that we already know then please save us the hassle
     
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  5. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    deterministic system > RNG
     
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  6. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    That is very deep mate. Have you tried applying for obsidian?
     
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  7. Physical Strength (STR)
    Cleverness (INT)
    Speed & Agility (SPD/AGI)
    Manual Dexterity (DEX)
    Luck (LUK)
    Speechcraft (CHA)
    Wisdom (WIS)
    Toughness (CON)

    Physical Health (HP)
    Mental Health (sanity/weariness)
    Magical Source (MP)

    Skills (skills/abilities)
    Positive Traits (perks)
    Negative Traits (The Dark Eye style disadvantages)
     
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  8. Lord_Potato Arcane

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    X x Ass + Y x tits + Z x face=persuasion chance against heterosexual males and homosexual females.

    The value of X, Y and Z depends on individual tastes of particular characters, who might prefer nice face, boobs or butt (mass incline).
     
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  9. Lord_Potato Arcane

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    The system is way too unbalanced for Obsidian. John and Paul are obviously superior to the other two, which may hamper certain builds.
     
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  10. Circuit the Short Self-Ejected

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    Looks
    Height
    Chin
    Personality

    Soon in Warpig: the post inceldom role-playing game
     
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  11. Wunderbar Arcane

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    Liver - Resistance
     
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  12. Neanderthal Arcane

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    Brains.
    Brawn.
    Beard.
    Belly.
    Balls.

    Oh and Broadsword and Beastie.
     
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  13. Kev Inkline Arcane Patron

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    A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    CHArisma, Dexterity
    INtelligence, CELerity

    The last two dump stats, ofc

    Setting - community college
     
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  14. ArtB Cipher Patron

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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    I would have one stat, named Awesome. It would determine how many awesome things happen when you press buttons. I can already see the glowing reviews praising my "deep, yet approachable" character system.
     
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  15. V_K Arcane

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    That's too streamlined. Proper RPG should have at least two - Awesome stat and Dump stat.
     
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  16. Tweed Professional Kobold Patron

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    Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Puissance
    Adroitness
    Sagaciousness
    Duende
    Serendipity

    Setting: An RPG with at least over 1.2 million words.
     
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  17. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Ringo is the dump stat.
     
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  18. Snorkack Arcane Patron

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    There was an rpg once where strength was called 'burliness', other stats had similarly whacky names iirc. Anyone remember which one?
     
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  19. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Dungeons of Dredmor
     
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  20. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    I'd have primary abilities which are:
    Physique
    Charisma
    Dexterity
    Intelligence
    Wisdom

    Those would have derived sub-abilities such as
    Physical Fitness
    Strength
    Bodily Attractiveness
    ...

    Oh, do you want to hear about the skills?
     
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  21. Kev Inkline Arcane Patron

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    A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    No, that's Pete Best, literally.
     
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  22. Swigen Arbiter

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    P - Perception
    U - Utility
    B - Brawn
    E - Enlightenment
    S - Social

    Most systems it’s the higher the number the better, but with P.U.B.E.S. I’d implement an algorithm where things get harrier the more said stats develop.
     
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  23. Bohrain Savant Patron

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    Seriously though it doesn't matter as long as the names are conventionally descriptive enough that the player gets the idea what each one affects.
    As long you don't have multiple names that sound the same or something that sounds like gibberish you are fine. I don't think novel names for stats add anything to a game, since people are more concerned about what the stats do rather than what they are called.
    Interestingly enough, I think Tim Cain came up with one of more confusing names. I tried out Wildstar when it came out and remember having difficulty deciphering what each attribute is supposed to do. Most of them seem pretty self-explanatory now, but what the fuck is "moxie" supposed to be?


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  24. LordofSyn Scholar

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    Cronenberg would be pleased.

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    Negate (damage resistance)
    Ingenuity (crafting / magic / conversation)
    Grievous (strength / weapon types)
    Grounding (types of armour you can use and spells)
    Elan (HP / MP)
    Ruse (stealth / conversation)
     
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