Drunut wrote:I do wonder if Jamie and Rob would pop in here. To clarify things and such.
Ok, I like the idea of 8s/h and 24u/s. But what would be the case with Large & heavy units and siege units? It wouldn't make sense to be able to fit more than a few in a hex. I would think that a single siege unit takes up a stack slot, but I don't know about heavy units. It just seems like it would be weird to have more than 192 Dwagons in a single hex.
Good question! I can answer the Dwagon question - the Dwagons stack like normal units. Doesn't seem like they should, does it? Golems too, it appears. Siege engines, like the siege towers full of infantry, being pushed along by cloth golems... prolly not. I'd say those would be limited to one per stack. Big, mobile constructs seem like a one-per-stack thing.
This is hard! But fun! We're having to strike a balance between gaming workability and trueness to the comic. We still haven't worked out exactly how we'll handle casters. It seems they're capable of an amazing variety of things. Perhaps the player could pick and choose what the caster's abilites will be, within its chosen discipline, from a massive list of relevant spells and abilities?
A level 1 caster would start out with maybe 3 spells he could cast unassisted, and the ability to cast level1/2 spells from scrolls. Also a small mana tank. As the caster levels, he picks up passive abilities, and is able to add new prepared spells to his list. There would have to be a handful of spells for every discipline... which is daunting.
Also, I shudder to think of the things that could be done with linked casters. Can you imagine a Foolamancer/Thinkamancer/Shockamancer combination? They could Rickroll an ENTIRE ARMY!
Heheh... naw, I ain't touching linked casters.
Also, love Alcaz's idea on stack heads.
One of these days I might write all this stuff down.
What, you mean keep NOTES?!?! Blashpemy! Nerds don't do that. We come up with awesome ideas, bandy them about, and then forget them. Hundreds of brilliant ideas go down the drain every day. Works better that way, trust me.