Rank

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Rank
« on: March 03, 2014, 03:51:20 PM »
I like Rank and how it sets up a variety of items and class based thought, but how is Rank chosen?

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 03:54:39 PM »
It's a choice on the playbooks.

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 04:00:20 PM »
I see that, but why choose a lower rank?

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2014, 04:04:57 PM »
I'd imagine for the same reason you'd choose a higher rank: it's what you find interesting to play or what best suits the character you're making.

Personally, I think I'd have more fun playing a rank 7 Dragon-Herald than 3rd or 4th rank.
-Jeremiah

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2014, 04:06:13 PM »
Yep.

If you're creating a character, and you want to choose the highest rank available, please do. If you always and only ever want to choose the highest rank available, that's fine, you may.

If you want to choose one of the lower available ranks, please do.

There's no answer to "why choose a lower rank" except "if you want to, please do." There's no buyoff or tradeoff or anything like that.

-Vincent

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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2014, 04:27:16 PM »
I just assumed, wrongly, that because the Ranks were set up with such specifics that they would have mechanic based tie-ins.

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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 04:29:50 PM »
In a sense, they do have mechanical tie-ins, since the game revolves around the fiction.

A character at 1st rank is going to drive a very different game than a character at 7th rank.  Both interesting, but very different.

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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2014, 04:32:51 PM »
I am curious to see a group that all wants to be Rank 1.

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2014, 04:35:39 PM »
Agreed, seems like it'd have a ton of PvP.

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2014, 04:47:24 PM »
The higher your rank, the more benefits you get (usually).
The higher your rank, the bigger target you are.

That's all, I think.
- Alex

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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2014, 04:48:58 PM »
But what are the implications of choosing lower classes? That doesn't seem to be spelled out mechanically for the different classes other than the general implications of the Rank mechanic.

It seems like taking a lower rank signifies that you want to have fewer obligations, but you pay for that with less social power and (more importantly) less control over the shape of the world.  The people who choose the higher rank options will make more choices about how the game world is set up, and thus have more story control.
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2014, 04:50:40 PM »
I think a group of all Rank 1s would look a lot like the the interplay between Danaerys, the two Baratheons, and whats-his-face out in the Kraki islands... It would be a lot of PvP, but not as much *direct* PvP as one would expect, I think. I could see it being a really interesting game, but as a narrative it would be a much more epic story than a group of 3s or 7s.

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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2014, 06:28:23 PM »
I see that, but why choose a lower rank?

Maybe you don't want to deal with so many aspects of holding management?

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« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2014, 06:44:45 PM »
I see that, but why choose a lower rank?

Maybe you don't want to deal with so many aspects of holding management?

Does this need to be an MC move, exploit one's rank?

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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2014, 01:07:02 AM »
I like this. You can have whatever rank and holdings you want... but can you hold onto it?