Author Topic: Building a jedi knight of the faith  (Read 310 times)

Offline Taran

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Re: Building a jedi knight of the faith
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2019, 04:45:05 PM »
Only a couple changes in your skill tree:  I swapped Discipline and Lore.

I left out Cassandra's Tears because Divination is the kind of thing that would fall under The Force (Soulfire) or Guide My Hand if it is to help someone or further the agenda of the Light Side.

Superb: conviction, weapons, lore
Great:discipline , athletics, investigation
Good: endurance, scholarship, alertness
Fair: rapport, contacts, empathy
Average: pressence, might, craftsmanship

-5 Sponsored Magic: Soul Fire (Light Side of The Force
-3 Refinement
-2 Righteousness
-1 Guide My hand
-1 Holy touch (probably unnecessary with Soulfire)
-1 The Sight

Sunts
-5 in random stunts.

18/20 refresh

Foci: X 10.  I haven't built a caster in ages so my numbers are probably all off.  I'm sure someone will correct my calculations.  In any case, this is just an example.  Essentially, you are making a crafter with Soulfire.  Since Jedi craft their own sabres with crystals and use crystals to attune to the force, I used that as the fluff for your items.

(Adegan: Pontite)Crystal necklace:  +2 Soulfire (Light-side Force) control (2 slots)
(Kasha)  Crystal ring:(2 slots)  +2 Soulfire (Light-Side Force)Power
Lightsabre Crafting tools(4 slots): +2 Frequency; +2 Power


Enchanted Items X4: (2 slots)

Light Sabre:
  Weapon 7 attack:  X3 uses
   Athletics: 7 X3 uses (fluff is that you cut through a wall or door and pass through).  It could be a Might skill check or Burglary too...depending on what kind of utility you want.
   Deflect Attack(Power 7 Block): X3

Mephite Crystal:  Power 7 Potion slot, usable X3 times

Essentially, you are a Crafter/spellcaster with The Light-side of the Force as your Sponsored Magic (soul-fire because it costs 5 instead of 4 refresh so it should give you the ability to down-grade toughness, which makes sense since lightsabres cut through everything).

Spell casting: Accuracy 6(or 7 with righteousness); Power 7

Your Rotes could use the typical tropes:
 Levitate (athletics skill replacement)
 Attack: use the force to telekinetically throw things - although, that might be under the purview of the Dark side (same as force lightning)
 Block: to deflect attacks and protect allies
 Jedi Mind Trick: Influence people by creating powerful maneuvers like: 'these are not the droids you're looking for'
 Veil:  creates a sound that distracts people and makes them look the other way so you can shut down the death star's shields

TL; DR
Jedi are essentially space wizards.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 04:59:32 PM by Taran »

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Re: Building a jedi knight of the faith
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2019, 06:40:08 PM »
......this works. Definitely gonna have to read up on soul fire but from your explanation, it actually works pretty well. Wow. This cuts through all of the bs and gets straight to the point and I love it. Thank you so much!


Also, does killing with an enchanted item break the laws of magic or no?
« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 07:04:03 PM by Ghostfreak »

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Re: Building a jedi knight of the faith
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2019, 06:44:35 PM »
you know between Darth bathrobe and your Jedi knight of the cross there is not much difference in star wars cannon as both sides are clear dunce heads cannot comprehend the balance means you need to have both sides of force learned to archive it not destroying the other side to archive it. that's why when Harry used Fuego with soulfire it worked since thanks to lash he was channeling the true balanced side of force around that time onwards.

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Re: Building a jedi knight of the faith
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2019, 08:19:25 PM »
......this works. Definitely gonna have to read up on soul fire but from your explanation, it actually works pretty well. Wow. This cuts through all of the bs and gets straight to the point and I love it. Thank you so much!

Thanks.  Also, your light-sabre is, essentially, a regular sword  It's probably weapon 2 or 3. 

Also, does killing with an enchanted item break the laws of magic or no?

Yes, normally because it's magic but, in this case, it's Soulfire, so your Sponsor lets you skirt the laws.  But, that said, your character has to be in line with the Sponsor's agenda.  So, if you go around killing people with your light-sabre willy-nilly, you may find that you lose access to the Light Side.  In fact, story-wise, you might cross over to the dark side.  So, use all the rules for Hellfire but I'd replace the boost to fire with Lightning (Force Lightning).  And lets not forget that Wardens might start hunting you down.

Edit:  So what that means is you will need to have aspects that tie in to your powers and you will get compelled on those aspects.  Compelled to make sure you don't kill someone out of anger, always controlling your emotions to your detriment or whatever. 

You need one related to Righteousness for the purposes of spending Fate Points to gain the +1 to skills.  One for Guide My Hand and, you will need one related to the force(Soulfire).  Maybe 2, if you see your character more like Anakin and is drawn to the dark side.  But you could easily be a 'pacifist' in this game.  If you take someone out, you can dictate the take out conditions.  If some alien gets in your face, you can take him out by cutting his arm off(instead of cutting off his head).  Or use An attack spell to throw someone across the room, go through a wall and get knocked out.

I actually think it might be more fun to play it that way.  The 'tempted by the dark side' trope is kind of over-used.  (Harry Dresden, Darth Vader etc...etc...

Be more like Yoda!
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Re: Building a jedi knight of the faith
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2019, 10:02:47 AM »
Also, does killing with an enchanted item break the laws of magic or no?

If you head over to the Law Talk thread, you can see plenty of discussion on that point.

Warden swords are definitely okay, though, so if you're asking specifically about the lightsaber it should be fine.