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Murgh Bpurn
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Troll

Post by Murgh Bpurn »

I problem with a few of the (RPG) boards I visit, is that a persons title can be Troll. Entirely in keeping with the source material, however when I look at a post started by someone titled as a "Troll" it does make me wonder... :)

Edit:
It was this post that made me comment, and then I realised I was a Troll! :o
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Re: Troll

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Yeah, we should probably pick different tier titles. Okay all of you imaginative folks out there: let's hear your suggestions!

The current list follows; the number of posts is the minimum required to achieve that title:

  1. 0 posts - Kobold
  2. 25 posts - Troll
  3. 100 posts - Giant
  4. 250 posts - Dragon
  5. 1000 posts - Great Wyrm
  6. 2500 posts - Demigod
  7. 5000 posts - Deity

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Re: Troll

Post by Rumble »

Azhrei wrote:Yeah, we should probably pick different tier titles. Okay all of you imaginative folks out there: let's hear your suggestions!

The current list follows; the number of posts is the minimum required to achieve that title:

  1. 0 posts - Kobold
  2. 25 posts - Troll
  3. 100 posts - Giant
  4. 250 posts - Dragon
  5. 1000 posts - Great Wyrm
  6. 2500 posts - Demigod
  7. 5000 posts - Deity


Got no problem with any of them except Troll, really. Just change that to...hmm...Orc? Gnoll?, and we're good to go.

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Re: Troll

Post by Full Bleed »

On the upside, Murgh, you're only 1 post away from being a Giant. ;)

I think Orc or Goblin would fill in nicely... though an entirely new hierarchy with some more critters might be nice... though I'm too burnt out tonight to come up with much right now.

But the Giant class could certainly be spread out (Hill, Stone, Frost, Fire, Storm.)

Make Dragon like 1000....add some age groups in for them leading up to the Great Wyrm at 2500.

Demi-God at 5k.

Deity at 10k.
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Re: Troll

Post by thecyberwolfe »

I've always thought Kobold was appropriate :)

The only benefit of having Tier 2 be a Troll is that for most of us, it causes us to post like mad to reach Giant. I agree that it would be nice to change it. Orc, Goblin, Gnoll... any of these would be fine.
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Re: Troll

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Of the options currently present... Orc seems to be my favorite.

Going through the SRD real quick some other options are: Basilisk, Doppleganger, Drider, Dryad, Formian, Gargoyle, Ghoul, Golem, Lamia, Lizardfolk, Lycanthrope, Medusa, Minotaur, Ogre, Pseudodragon... okay I think that's enough.

Upon review of list... Ogre and Golem seem to be my favorites. Pseudodragon is a close runner-up and I'd like to see it on the last somewhere just for personal amusement. :)
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Re: Troll

Post by palmer »

What, do we have to stick to D&D monsters here?
*everyone gasps in shock*

Lets get something a little more universal...

Blank Sheet
Stat Block
Character Sheet
Cardboard Chit
Paper Mini
Unpainted Mini
Prepainted Mini
Fully Painted Mini
Doesn't Need Minis

Wait, books...

New Edition
Quickstart Rules
Intro Adventure
Regular Adventure
Super Adventure
Splatbook
Setting Supplement
Complete Guide To...
Core Rulebook
GM's Guide
Grognard Edition


Or even more generic... Dice!

Natural 1
Dice Cup
Dice Roller
Dice Tosser
Dice Chucker
Dice Hurler
Natural 20
Crit Machine

But what about types of dice?

1d4
1d6
1d8
1d10
1d12
1d20
1d30
1d100
(repeat as 2d, 3d, as often as desired)

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Re: Troll

Post by Azhrei »

palmer wrote:What, do we have to stick to D&D monsters here?

Good point.

Lets get something a little more universal...
[...]
1d4
1d6
1d8
1d10
1d12
1d20
1d30
1d100
(repeat as 2d, 3d, as often as desired)

Yeah, like maybe the weapon damage progression? Something like 1d4, 1d6, 2d4, 2d6, etc?

(Yeah, I know that's D&D-specific. That's part of the irony of this post. ;))

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Re: Troll

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I dunno... there's just something that seems much more natural about a form of creature instead of an object of some form.
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Re: Troll

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I don't see what the hubbub is about. I thought the Troll title was amusing and led to occasional amusing banter. It didn't bother me a bit.
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Re: Troll

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Full Bleed wrote:On the upside, Murgh, you're only 1 post away from being a Giant. ;)

Looks at his new Giant status with pride! :D
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Re: Troll

Post by Stitched »

How about the obvious one? Minion.

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Re: Troll

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Misto placti hora gumi trask!

Arise, my child! Arise!

(That was my raise dead spell, complete with cleric-y sounding words. ;))

So it was pointed out to me recently that "Deity" was being spelled "Diety". And since I can't sleep I decided to look at this again. I'm now considering the following -- what do you all think?

Pixel
Line
Triangle
Square
Pentagon
Hexagon
Octagon
Decahedron
Dodecahedron
Tetradecahedron, and
Icosahedron

The new range of posts required would be (my apologies to our non-American friends who prefer a period instead of a comma in these numbers!):
0
25
75
175
400
1,000
2,500
5,000
10,000
25,000
50,000

Even Trevor would only be a Dodecahedron. ;)

Edit: Here's the current distribution of users. (Oh, and btw... I'm now tired enough to go to bed. :))

Code: Select all

0..25        3562
26..75       281
76..175      140
176..400     78
401..1000    41
1001..2500   24
2501..5000   3
5001..10000  4
10001..25000 1
25001..50000 0

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Re: Troll

Post by wolph42 »

Azhrei wrote:
palmer wrote:What, do we have to stick to D&D monsters here?

Good point.


hmm how about
zygote
pre-embryo
embryo
fetus
full-term fetus
newborn
infant
toddler
pre-schooler
grade schooler
pre-teenager
teenager
adolescent
adult
grown-up
parent
senior
grand-parent
retired
elderly
ancient
antediluvian
Methuselah
relic
fossil
legend
myth
forgotten

or a shorter version
zygote
embryo
fetus
newborn
infant
toddler
teenager
adolescent
adult
senior
elderly
antediluvian
Methuselah
legend
myth
forgotten

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Re: Troll

Post by jfrazierjr »

Me no likey!

On a side note, I really need to break into that 5000+ group. I am already part of a l337 group of 3 and need to become more special. :roll:
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