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    News Digest for the Week of October 23

    Wicked Secret is excellent. (I got it in the KS.)
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    A question about time travel

    The issue has been treated extensively in several RPG sourcebooks, and several more RPGs... Basically, the design space for time travel has some important scales TImeline as elastic to fragile Timelines single, several, many, infinite Key events protected vs unprotected Traveler's knowledge as...
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    Good one-shot adventures for an online kid's birthday (10-11 years old)

    If it's a kid who likes My Little Pony, the River Horse written Tails of Equestria is pretty good. It's fairly simple, but highly effective, family friendly. The corebook adventure took 5 adults 2 hours. The Curse of the Statuettes was 3 hours. If you grab the bestiary, you can expand the...
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    Got your back on this one https://www.hursthistory.org/uploads/1/0/7/0/107013873/sears_catalog_ppt.pdf not as far back, but still of use, espec. for WWII: https://www.aei.org/carpe-diem/vintage-catalogs-back-to-1933-now-available-online/
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    Carbon 2185: cyberpunk on d&d 5e

    The SG1 beta looks promising on that score. But I think the best way to get the grit is to reduce the hit point gains... drastically Con+(Level×(1/2 to 2))
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    Depends upon the Era and the genre. I'd not use GURPS for anything even vaguely humorous; hell, I'd not use gurps for anything these days. My House Rules for running Historical settings (including alt-hist settings and fantasy-history, like Pendragon, Ars Magica, and Vaesen) Actual history...
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    Brainstorming an Alt-Dimension/Quasi-Star Trek setting

    Then you'd have the empire run into rebels at the ends... Britain was constantly in turmoil in the West, Jews in various levels of civil unrest to outright rebellion for hundreds of years.... raiders from literally all sides, and the ever increasing border making it harder to defend what's...
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    Creating a game

    Better Games (Red Rahm and Conrad Hilmer) wound up with cases of Crimson Cutlass left-over... I don't know if they have any left, but I wouldn't be surprised. That dates back to the early 90's... If Red has any left, I'm certain he'd love to sell you a set. (He's also added them to Kindle in...
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    Creating a game

    If you're brave/foolish, you can self publish. If you're good and lucky, you might actually make a go of it that way. Finding a publisher is a whole lot of convincing the publisher that your game is worth their staff time, money, and reputation. It can't hurt to ask for their submission...
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    RPG Crowdfunding News – The Wagadu Chronicles, Stargate SG-1 RPG, and more

    Backing that up with the quote from their KS "About the Creator" page: 3 guys, a dream, and somehow (probably cheap, given that the prior license seems to have been ended by AEG (who isn't an indie company, albeit appear to be pruning their RPG side).
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    Brainstorming an Alt-Dimension/Quasi-Star Trek setting

    That ignores that the Roman self-division was one of the fundamental failings of 3rd C Rome, and in the 5th C, Rome lost access to papyrus from Egypt, as well as being sacked by barbarians, and suffering from a century of coerced conversion. Without keeping the Egyptian papyrus flowing to...
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    GI Joe, Transformers, My Little Pony RPGs Also Confirmed For 2021

    As a toy line, yes. 12" Action Figures in the 1960's and 1970's Have some history: G.I. Joe | American Experience | PBS
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    Next Gen Games?

    Depends on how mind-bending you want the game. Vaesen puts mental damage just as PC-ending as physical... and pushing is the #1 source of damage so far in my campaign. If you don't want your PC's potentially going permanently insane, you'll want to adapt it somewhat. The equipment list is...
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    RPG Crowdfunding News – The Wagadu Chronicles, Stargate SG-1 RPG, and more

    I've not seen a kickstarter that listed every backer. Almost all I've looked at put it in upper tiers only. Add-ons is a smart business decision, even it it pisses a few non-backers off. If you're buying for the art, then I'm glad you're NOT backing it. Because you'd be backing for a reason...