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Two bound souls 9 months 2 days ago #1

I had an idea for a mechanic. Soul binding.

While filling out the party card two players wearing a soul binding token may identify each other as bound souls. If bound, they activate the stats on the token. Soul binding means that if one dies the other also instantly dies. This allows people to role-play all types of kinship with an in-game impact.

For such a high cost I imagine something as below but trust the forums to balance the power for our meta and economy.

Bound ring of heroism (rare)
+1 level if character is bound to another player. Multiple bound effects do not stack.
Players cannot be bound to more than one person.
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Two bound souls 9 months 2 days ago #2

Cool idea! Worth exploring..
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Two bound souls 9 months 2 days ago #3

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Something somewhat similar exists. In an Artifact.

tokendb.com/token/smackdowns-charm-of-comraderie/
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Two bound souls 8 months 4 weeks ago #4

I think it is an interesting idea but I don't think the rarity level is right for something so powerful as a level bump. Currently at UR a lvl bump cost you multiple slots. The negative here doesn't seem so much more worse than than the loss of multiple slots. In high level builds where you are not likely to die it is equal to a Ring of Heroism. Just my two cents.
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Two bound souls 8 months 4 weeks ago #5

Good point. I don't really have my head set on a level bump. Just something "good" to compensate instant death, but I want it to be a rare token anyone can get at.
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Two bound souls 8 months 4 weeks ago #6

Something like +3 con would work. For most players that would be 8-10 hp, but with a potential life related drawback

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Two bound souls 8 months 4 weeks ago #7

I like that. Very cool.
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Two bound souls 8 months 3 weeks ago #8

Interesting idea... but be careful. Rule 34 of the internet. Some "bound" types:

parent-child
lovers
dom-sub
master-apprentice
Royalty-servant
Life debt (Han-Chewie)
Siblings
Someone in power, usurper
etc.

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Two bound souls 8 months 3 weeks ago #9

Possible solution of folks can't agree upon classes. Both get it play it. And both suffer the effects of the other.

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Two bound souls 8 months 3 weeks ago #10

edwin wrote: Possible solution of folks can't agree upon classes. Both get it play it. And both suffer the effects of the other.


Sorry? I am not following was there discussion of not agreeing about classes somewhere here? Or are you suggesting this an alternative to the suggested ability.
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Two bound souls 8 months 3 weeks ago #11

Both.

Gemini effect - benefit of +1 level. Bane both suffer the same. One gets hit. The other feels it.

If you can't agree on class then you obvious want to play the same. So gemini makes sense here also.

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Two bound souls 8 months 3 weeks ago #12

edwin wrote: Both.

Gemini effect - benefit of +1 level. Bane both suffer the same. One gets hit. The other feels it.

If you can't agree on class then you obvious want to play the same. So gemini makes sense here also.

I like the suffer the same. playing the same class has too many issues that has been discussed previously.
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