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    News Digest for the Week of September 17

    And often, d20 editions pissed off fans when the adaptation is (as has usually been the case) a poorly done one, leaving many extant fans fed up, and many new players left wondering why they bothered. Fading Suns d20 comes to mind. And even some that should have been good fits... Everquest d20...
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    Mechanics that evoke a feeling

    And it got several silvers in the Ennies for the Destroyer of Worlds Cinematic Adventure. Corebook got Gold last year for best game. Everything using the YZE gets good reviews, are great reads, and are readily implemented in play. Most also have processes for random adventure prompts and open...
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    Do you sell your books?

    I've kept most... but not all. I've sold a few. Mostly ones that were totally unlikely to get played and not fun reads. A few were financial desperation: Dune (LUG version). A copy of Jorune. 1st edition Talislanta.
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    How do you keep your GM notes?

    I tend to do cheat sheets covering the entire mechanicals needed in play. They're typed/laid-out in either Pages or LibreOffice. For Dune, including some setting reference materials (list of canonical house names, list of canonical words), and character gen (2p), house gen (1.5p), it's a total...
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    Describe your last rpg session in 5 words

    tonight's game cancelled: host unwell
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    News Digest for the Week of September 17

    It also was the worst period for bad additions to the setting...
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    Starfire 2e Task Force Game

    A 6-on-6 battle in SFB (two rated aces) 6 hours A 30-on-30 battle in Starfire 3e with occasional players took an hour, including selection of fleets and putting counters on the map... plus 20 min of printing on an old and slow 9-pin bit-banger,
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    Starfire 2e Task Force Game

    3E was d10's only. Note that d10's on 2E's tables chop the maximum range and F***-up the odds; d12 means not altering the range. I've put it out that a 1.5E - 1E rules, but 3E to hits table - would have a good space to grab new players, but Marvin is irrationally fixated on the campaign game...
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    News Digest for the Week of September 17

    That's about the worst Idea for L5R I can think of...
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    Traveller Scout Ship 3d print

    I have an irrational desire for a Type R... 4x the volume... The core player ships being the Type S, Type A, and Type R It's also worth noting that the Type S has at least 6 published differing plans... that uses the CT Supplement 7 plans Snapshot, Sup 7, MGT, T20, PP S&A, There are at least...
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    Adapting generic TTRPG rulesets (notably Genesys)

    My most used generic was Hero System. It's more flexible than Genesys, but also more math... lots more math. I've not used Genesys proper, but the mechanical differences between it and FFG Star Wars are in how talents are acquired; the talents and the skill system are pretty stock from SW. I've...
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    Describe your last rpg session in 5 words

    Players learned about duplex radio. (Wed T2K 4E) Alternate: Celebrated my Birthday with Cookies!
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    System matters and free kriegsspiel

    That's a step that, fundamentally, cannot happen until one exits the clade of consim wargaames. For many, that's an undersirable step, as well. The alternatives range all the way to "let the story evolve from the gamestate"... no different from character scale minis games save the on-table...
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    Mechanics that evoke a feeling

    PDF is available on DTRPG. Publisher store Fria Ligan Your FLGS can most likely order it.
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    System matters and free kriegsspiel

    I went the other direction -- Moldvay-Cook to Traveller. (With a brief stop at Star Frontiers between)... and from there, a large variety of others. And, as we've noted before, to the 1982 TTB and US 1981 LBB editions ... I've always seen the monster lists as non-canon for any worlds other...
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