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    A little extra something for Psionics

    A little thing I started playing with, influenced by a conversation on the FB group page. Gimmicks are meant to be psionic abilities comparable to magical cantrips.

    Psionic Gimmicks
    Psionic...
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    The Exploit Reference Manual is now available in...

    The Exploit Reference Manual is now available in Print-on-demand softcover edition.
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    Waiting on a proof copy. If everything looks good...

    Waiting on a proof copy. If everything looks good then the Exploit Manual will be available as P.O.D. through DTRPG soon.

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    Not sure why you'd want to do this. If you're...

    Not sure why you'd want to do this. If you're looking for immunity to heat and cold just design an exploit that allows for both (Even-tempered. You are completely immune to extremes of temperature...
  5. +1 Defense is shorthand for both Melee and Ranged...

    +1 Defense is shorthand for both Melee and Ranged Defenses. Mental and Vital Defenses are generally mentioned individually.
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    Do Origins in 2000AD generally have more than one...

    Do Origins in 2000AD generally have more than one exploit? I don't have the book yet so if that's the case I'm a bit more interested in seeing it.
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    The WOIN Exploit Reference Manual

    Now available, The WOIN Exploit Reference Manual.

    The What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. Exploit Reference Manual
    This reference supplement for EN Publishing's What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. roleplaying system...
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    Excel Racebuilding Engine

    I have just uploaded Excel Racebuilding Engine to the downloads area.

    Excel worksheet calculates new race costs based on the WOIN Racebuilding Engine.

    You can find the file here in the...
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    Latest update includes automatic calculations for...

    Latest update includes automatic calculations for Tuning bonuses and Upgrades are listed based on location (Front, General, Rear.)
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  10. Skill Notation as you just said has [brackets]...

    Skill Notation as you just said has [brackets] around it. I didn't mention anything about brackets. From N.E.W.:
  11. My guess is they're generic skills, undefined...

    My guess is they're generic skills, undefined other than the effect. In the Designing Foes section of N.O.W. and N.E.W. you'll see other such skills listed with asterisks (combat skill*, movement...
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    Ah, I'm back in Atlanta. Forgot to change my...

    Ah, I'm back in Atlanta. Forgot to change my location. Lived in Biloxi for a year for work, then back to my house in McDonough.

    Yes, Morrus is the author. WOIN can be deadly game for those that...
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    Just an aside, glad to see a fellow Atlantan...

    Just an aside, glad to see a fellow Atlantan digging into WOIN.
  14. Leaving a vehicle at speeds less than 10 mph is...

    Leaving a vehicle at speeds less than 10 mph is an Easy [7] AGI check. Above 10 mph, it becomes a bit more difficult (Challenging [13].) At 25 mph, and each 25 mph increment thereafter, the...
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    The Racebuilder Engine Worksheet is complete....

    The Racebuilder Engine Worksheet is complete. Download it or make a copy and run it through its paces. There's bound to be a few formulas not producing proper costs. Let me know about any issues that...
  16. OK, now it's available. I have a horrible habit...

    OK, now it's available. I have a horrible habit of forgetting I have to scroll all the way down to save.
  17. Man, the UI is confounding. I'll get it uploaded...

    Man, the UI is confounding. I'll get it uploaded once I'm home from errands.
  18. It's the link to the right of 'Discussion...

    It's the link to the right of 'Discussion Thread/Comments.'
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    I just emailed you an Excel file and an...

    I just emailed you an Excel file and an OpenOffice file. Haven't had a chance to see how well the .ods version works. Interested in hearing your thoughts.
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    Excel Racebuilding Engine

    Mwuahahahaaa!

    It's nearly done. My excel sheet for creating WOIN races based on the Racebuilding engine should be completed soon. Only thing left to do is work out the skill costs formulas and add...
  21. Excel Star System Habitable Zone Calculator

    I have just uploaded Excel Star System Habitable Zone Calculator to the downloads area.

    If you know a star's stellar class, it's Apparent Magnitude, and how far (in parsecs) the star is from Earth...
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    These work great for both GM and prayers alike....

    These work great for both GM and prayers alike. GM has a sheet for full system details. The players have a sheet to notate information as they scan and explore.
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    Star System Record Sheet

    I have just uploaded Star System Record Sheet to the downloads area.

    Star System Record Sheet - B&W and Color versions

    You can find the file here in the downloads section. Please use this...
  24. After only a cursory skim, I need to ask, at what...

    After only a cursory skim, I need to ask, at what Grade do the PCs generally start? I ask because, wow, the Warrior Poet has to be Grade 12 to follow the Warrior's Path. That's some dedication to a...
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    If you need one for Psionics... Sensile Strike...

    If you need one for Psionics...

    Sensile Strike (requires PSI 5+, telepathy). You inflict an additional 1d6 damage with a successful psi-blast hit. This can only gain you one bonus damage die.
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    An Appreciation

    Crossed posted on the FB page:

    Hey, everyone, I'd just like to say Thank You to the WOIN community. The GM Screen was my first attempt at publishing a third-party product within the RPG industry....
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    Edit: Updated the spreadsheet. Altered the look...

    Edit: Updated the spreadsheet. Altered the look of the sheet to be clearer and, I think, easier to read and understand. I've included some instructions for the process, added dropdowns for purchasing...
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    NOW Vehicle Stat Generator

    I have just uploaded NOW Vehicle Stat Generator to the downloads area.

    I created a little Excel spreadsheet to help calculate Vehicle Stats for WOIN. I thought others might find it useful as well....
  30. Thread: Max dice pools

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    We use a houserule for Maximum Dice Pool: after...

    We use a houserule for Maximum Dice Pool: after building your dice pool for a check, each 2d6 over MDP may be converted to a +1 bonus to the current check. Or, a player can let them accrue (notating...
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    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/146710/WOIN-W...

    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/146710/WOIN-Whats-OLD-is-NEW-Starter-Kit
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    Exploit Reference Manual

    Working on my next publication, The WOIN Exploit Reference Manual. Currently playing with layout while I wait for O.L.D. 1.2 and the Galactic Sentience Catalog to be released. Regardless of final...
  33. Thread: Helmets!

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    Check pages 146-147 of O.L.D., 161-162 of N.O.W.,...

    Check pages 146-147 of O.L.D., 161-162 of N.O.W., and 179-181 of N.E.W.
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    That makes sense. Simultaneous attacks create the...

    That makes sense. Simultaneous attacks create the possibility of both riders being unseated on the same run.

    If this is a contest similar in style to medieval jousting I'd include opportunities...
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    Opponents use Driving skills for Initiative...

    Opponents use Driving skills for Initiative rolls, modified by Acceleration. Make attack rolls as normal; damage is non-lethal, except in cases of Critical hits. When a rider is hit he must make a...
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    Let's not forget the WOIN Monster Creator. This...

    Let's not forget the WOIN Monster Creator. This has been a major help in designing a good starting point for new creatures and NPCs. I have it bookmarked and use it often.
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  37. The print edition of Career Ops: Job Fair #1 is...

    The print edition of Career Ops: Job Fair #1 is now, at long last, available. Apologies for the delay.

    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/254331/Career-Ops-Job-Fair-1
  38. Purchased. Took a cursory glance but it looks...

    Purchased. Took a cursory glance but it looks pretty cool. I'll offer more comments once I've sat back and read it fully.
  39. Career Ops in print

    The print copy of Career Ops arrived today. I'm very happy with how it came out. It looks great. A print edition will be available on Drivethrurpg soonish.

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  40. Available once again. Apologies all. Had to...

    Available once again. Apologies all. Had to square away some details...

    Note, the link has changed. I'll add it here, and edit to add it to the first post, as well.
    ...
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    Really looking forward to Dark Decade. I think...

    Really looking forward to Dark Decade. I think it'll save me from lots of work running an urban fantasy campaign.
  43. Now Available - Career Ops: Job Fair #1 in PRINT

    Now Available
    CAREER OPS: JOB FAIR #1

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    Career Ops: Job Fair #1 a supplement for EN Publishing's N.O.W. The Modern Action Roleplaying Game. It includes new careers, new equipment and...
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    D'oh!

    D'oh!
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    Yeah, that seems to be missing from NEW. NOW...

    Yeah, that seems to be missing from NEW. NOW lists the Weapon upgrades as
    BY SIZE
    Small 2
    Medium 3
    Large 5

    For Armor
    BY TYPE
    Light 2
    Medium 3
  46. Yes, and that 5d6 would give you a DEFENSE score...

    Yes, and that 5d6 would give you a DEFENSE score of 18. Or 21 for the 6d6 pool. Also, adjust your DEFENSE by +1 for a small shield, +2 for a medium shield, or +3 for a large shield. Medium armor...
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    I hope to get into a game this weekend. Spouse...

    I hope to get into a game this weekend. Spouse and kids will be out of town and I'll have a nice, quiet house to myself.
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    Okay, so I an error of the word order sort. I'll...

    Okay, so I an error of the word order sort. I'll correct that:
    At my table, the poison bite attack targets vital defense, but I consider them as having two different effects. Generally, it takes an...
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    I've been considering building superpower...

    I've been considering building superpower 'careers', similar to how martial art schools are done in NOW. For example, an Element Control (fire) career, with exploits available to access Elemental...
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    Having just caught up on The Expanse television...

    Having just caught up on The Expanse television series, a station at the edge of a gate wouldn't be too great a stretch for this type of campaign.
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    I've been reading through this...

    I've been reading through this and thinking a blank sector of space would be a wonderful experiment. Especially after reading the second part.
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    I'm reading up on the West Marches campaign...

    I'm reading up on the West Marches campaign style. It might be an interesting experiment for a N.E.W. Game. I'll post my notes here shortly.
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    I'd be interested depending on play time. I'm on...

    I'd be interested depending on play time. I'm on the East Coast so three hours in the future.
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    knikpiw You are the randomly chosen recipient of...

    knikpiw You are the randomly chosen recipient of a WOIN pdf. Let me know which product you'd like from the link below and I'll get it to you as soon as possible.

    Thanks to all those that posted...
  55. Pariah [2d6+6 years] Your parents were cast out...

    Pariah [2d6+6 years]
    Your parents were cast out from society for [wrongdoing]. Now, despised for the parentage you had no control over choosing, you are shunned by your fellow [race/species]....
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    Thanks to all that took the time to play along by...

    Thanks to all that took the time to play along by posting reviews of WOIN products. In return, I'll be choosing one reviewer at random on Saturday to receive a pdf gift. There's still time to add...
  57. I'm sure he would've appreciated that but I think...

    I'm sure he would've appreciated that but I think it's nearly complete. I've handed over spreadsheets for all the racial, origin, and career exploits from NEW and NOW; working on the OLD spreadsheet...
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    Probably. But it's mostly just lots of right...

    Probably. But it's mostly just lots of right clicks. It's the quickest method I've thought of and I'm able to move all the exploits from a career in one fell swoop. I'm sure I'll think of a quicker...
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    I've gotten it down to a rhythm: copy from pdf,...

    I've gotten it down to a rhythm: copy from pdf, paste into Word, replace '^p' with ' '. Separate exploits. Copy from Word. Paste into Excel cells. Then it's just formulas from there to separate...
  60. DesertDogSledder Have you had a chance to check...

    DesertDogSledder Have you had a chance to check out Morrus's php character generator?
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    Looking forward to this book's release. I know...

    Looking forward to this book's release. I know most have prior releases but it'll be nice to see them all contained in one volume.
  62. Ghostwind, thank you.

    Ghostwind, thank you.
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    Hey, Morrus, what does the php spreadsheet look...

    Hey, Morrus, what does the php spreadsheet look like? I have a lot of the racial, career, and exploit data typed into an excel spreadsheet. Would you be able to use that easily?
  64. tglassy, I've been outlining a short adventure...

    tglassy, I've been outlining a short adventure for a play by post trial run at the rpol pbp site. I was really hoping to find a game looking for players since I GM for my local group but WOIN games...
  65. Is this still valid? If so, I'd like Drop Zones...

    Is this still valid? If so, I'd like Drop Zones (systemless.) Thank you. M3woods at the gee mail
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    Personally, I'd go with something along the lines...

    Personally, I'd go with something along the lines of:
    FULL DEFENSIVE. Spend two actions to take a completely defensive position. For the remainder of the round you are considered in Cover. Opponents...
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    They were offered as a bundle back in March, I...

    They were offered as a bundle back in March, I believe. As I understand, it did quite well.
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    That would work, too. I'm not especially familiar...

    That would work, too. I'm not especially familiar with other gaming sites where one might post play reports/story hour. Any suggestions?
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    WOIN needs some love

    I've been doing some thinking on ways to help increase awareness of the What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. system and I've come to the realization that there aren't nearly enough reviews around the 'net. I've...
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    I think it was titled En Garde. Also, The...

    I think it was titled En Garde.

    Also, The Holds of Vendalyr has several new exploits for the DEFENSE-minded character: Elusive Mark, Cunning Defense, Reactive Strike, Reactive Trip, and Uncanny...
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    Thanks for the votes of confidence, guys. It...

    Thanks for the votes of confidence, guys. It pleases me knowing Vendalyr is appreciated. Again, thank you.
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    I'm not overly familiar with 7th Sea but I...

    I'm not overly familiar with 7th Sea but I consider myself slightly versed in WOIN. In my opinion, the beauty of WOIN is its species/career system for character design. Between those two elements...
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    Perhaps follow up the Leadership exploit with a...

    Perhaps follow up the Leadership exploit with a second exploit. If both are exploits within a new career you could lose (or lessen) the CHA requirements and consider them part of that career's...
  75. Here's my take on the combat drone. I've made it...

    Here's my take on the combat drone. I've made it an exploit similar in design to Mounts from O.L.D. Though, in my opinion, I also need to craft an exploit, called Service drone or some such, as a...
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    Sorry, no Felan martial arts. Their's is a game...

    Sorry, no Felan martial arts. Their's is a game of cunning subterfuge and manipulative social one-upmanship. I've been playing with some new social mechanics. I hope they work out because they really...
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    Thank you. The Holds of Vendalyr was a great book...

    Thank you. The Holds of Vendalyr was a great book to write. I'm proud of the finished work, though there were moments when I doubted any of it would make sense to anyone but me. It was definitely a...
  78. Thread: WOIN GM Screen

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    Portrait version of the GM Screen is now...

    Portrait version of the GM Screen is now available for print-on-demand.

    http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/245346/The-WOIN-GM-Screen-Portrait

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  79. Thread: WOIN GM Screen

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    The portrait-oriented WOIN GM Screen is now...

    The portrait-oriented WOIN GM Screen is now available in PDF format.

    If you previously bought the Landscape version but would prefer the Portrait version message me and I'll get you straightened...
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    Generally, the poison bite attack targets vital...

    Generally, the poison bite attack targets vital defense, but I consider them as having two different effects. At my table it takes an attack vs MELEE to hit with the bite attack. If the attack is...
  81. Thread: WOIN GM Screen

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    The designs for Player's sheets for the...

    The designs for Player's sheets for the portrait-oriented WOIN GM Screen are complete. The GM sheets should be finished by Monday afternoon/evening.98559
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    No problem. Thanks for commenting. Anything you...

    No problem. Thanks for commenting. Anything you need help with ask away. I love this system and I'll help if I'm able.
  83. Thread: WOIN GM Screen

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    The WOIN GM Screen now has the Print on demand...

    The WOIN GM Screen now has the Print on demand option; 11x8.5 premium cardstock and includes the pdf.

    http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/243268/

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    So, Morrus posted the top ten searched keywords...

    So, Morrus posted the top ten searched keywords from the WRRD at the WOIN site:

    1. bear
    2. kevlar
    3. character creation
    4. goblin
    5. wolves
    6. zombie
    7. acid
    8. crit
  86. Thread: WOIN GM Screen

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    Just riding on the coattails of the awesome...

    Just riding on the coattails of the awesome source material.
  87. Thread: WOIN GM Screen

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    I've begun the process. Let's see how this turns...

    I've begun the process. Let's see how this turns out.98182
  88. Thread: WOIN GM Screen

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    I believe it's available in both orientations....

    I believe it's available in both orientations. I'll have to double-check to be certain, though.
  89. Thread: WOIN GM Screen

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    Yes, the spell chart was updated. You should've...

    Yes, the spell chart was updated. You should've gotten a notice. Re-download your purchase for the changes.
  90. Thread: WOIN GM Screen

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    Someone commented that GM Screens are generally...

    Someone commented that GM Screens are generally designed in portrait orientation. Is there interest in that? What's the common preference?
  91. Thread: LUCK question

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    No problem.

    No problem.
  92. Thread: LUCK question

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    Your players shouldn't be using LUCK for daily...

    Your players shouldn't be using LUCK for daily checks, or during downtime. The LUCK mechanic is meant for encounters only.
  93. Thread: WOIN GM Screen

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    The WOIN GM Screen is now available in pdf format...

    The WOIN GM Screen is now available in pdf format through Drivethru. The cardstock POD version will be available as soon as possible. You can find it here:
    ...
  94. Thread: WOIN GM Screen

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    Thanks. The screen is complete. I'm finalizing...

    Thanks. The screen is complete. I'm finalizing the layout now, going through it checking for errors, making certain it meets Drivethru's guidelines.
  95. Thread: WOIN GM Screen

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    Check your email. :)

    Check your email. :)
  96. Thread: WOIN GM Screen

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    Morrus, The way I understand it, the Screen...

    Morrus,

    The way I understand it, the Screen will be available as a pdf, a POD product, and, if I choose the option, as a POD bundled with the DTRPG screenholder. If one purchases the POD/holder...
  97. Thread: WOIN GM Screen

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    WOIN GM Screen

    I'll be posting my first product soon. The WOIN Gamemasters Screen should be up on Drivethru by the end of the weekend. It contains charts and tips for both GMs and players, a total of 12 pages. Each...
  98. You can pick up the Stars Without Number pdf for...

    You can pick up the Stars Without Number pdf for free at Drivethru.
    http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/230009/Stars-Without-Number-Revised-Edition-Free-Version

    And a brief primer on Companies in...
  99. The section on PC Factions in Stars Without...

    The section on PC Factions in Stars Without Number might be a good place to look. And I've heard others talk about Companies in the Reign RPG by Greg Stolze. I haven't had a chance to read through...
  100. In general, SOAK only applies to attacks which...

    In general, SOAK only applies to attacks which target MELEE or RANGED DEFENSE (N.E.W. pg 94.) Though, there are a few items in the Psionic Gear article in EONS that provides SOAK to Psionic attacks.
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