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    A Look Inside Dune 2d20

    Thanks so much for all of this. I'm still pretty new to 2d20 so this kind of breakdown is incredibly useful. One other question, though. 2d20 games seem to have a differing number of talents that let you reroll a d20 for a given skill, which seems to help keep runaway complications under...
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    A Look Inside Dune 2d20

    Tell me more about these two flaws. Is the snowball effect when PCs hit max group momentum and just roll 5d20 for every action?
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    D&D 5E Auroboros Kickstarter From Warcraft Devs Has Launched

    This kind of calculation really bums me out, and doesn't make a ton of sense to me, either. -Comparing gaming to most other kinds of entertainment is apples and oranges stuff. Most people aren't watching Netflix with a whole group of friends, and entertainment always varies in cost. A musical...
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    D&D 5E Auroboros Kickstarter From Warcraft Devs Has Launched

    Sure, I’m being a little reductive, but the fact that there are posters here who’ve specifically said it’s an instant back because of Metzen, and that there are comments in the Kickstarter campaign asking for more coins and such—and that the campaign went with those coins as stretch goals and...
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    D&D 5E Auroboros Kickstarter From Warcraft Devs Has Launched

    Seems like the draw is pure name recognition, and maybe people wanting to feel connected to a Kickstarter campaign that everyone knew was going to be bananas. The setting itself doesn't have any real character, imo. What confuses me about Metzen & co. being a draw is that MMOs basically...
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    D&D 5E Auroboros Kickstarter From Warcraft Devs Has Launched

    True. It just stuck out to be me because the setting isn't particularly unique, but that centaur-by-way-of-Sons-of-Anarchy was at least a distinctive choice (if not a super great one). I assumed they'd lean into the metal of it all.
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    D&D 5E Auroboros Kickstarter From Warcraft Devs Has Launched

    The fact that this is blowing Symbaroum 5E out of the water so quickly is a little disheartening to me. Like, it looks...fine? Definitely interesting that they pulled back on that rock-n-roll centaur image, that was such a big part of earlier coverage.
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    A Look Inside Dune 2d20

    I'm exaggerating, but not all that much. Dune has a grand total of 5 skills, and then Drives might seem like Attributes, but they're not really, because they're super open-ended and interchangeable. Duty, Faith and Justice could all apply to the same thing in a given situation, probably Truth...
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    A Look Inside Dune 2d20

    It's a beautifully presented game that I honestly can't imagine anyone will ever play. I hope I'm wrong, but I also hope they're forced to do a book or two down the line that gives you options for more narrative direction and more specific mechanics. Great games are filled with story hooks and...
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    A Look Inside Dune 2d20

    Seems like you have a lot of problems about a game that you haven't read. I've read it pretty thoroughly, and if anything I think the biggest mistake Modiphius made was pulling it as far from core 2d20 mechanics as they did. In other words, I think they actually customized or reimagined far too...
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    RPG Print News – Ulisses Spiele, Pinnacle, Palladium and More

    As far as I know you can't actually copyright/protect a game mechanic. So while SRDs and open licenses are great for branding, you can just grab anything from anywhere. If you couldn't, the entire industry would be one big circular firing squad of endless litigation.
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    Dune: Adventures in the Imperium is Now Available!

    I'm curious about how the intrigue rules work. Were you able to use those rules during playtesting?
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    RPG Crowdfunding News – DEATH IN SPACE, Sin, AFFINITY, and more

    I think they just mentioned 2001 because of the general tech level and risks, like being set adrift while spacewalking, plus some inklings of cosmic horror.
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    RPG Crowdfunding News – DEATH IN SPACE, Sin, AFFINITY, and more

    Check out the campaign description on Kickstarter. It's pretty straightforward. You're lowlifes with a spaceship or space station scraping to survive in a setting that seems more about local spaceflight than FTL (it's set in a specific system), while the universe beyond--which your system is cut...
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    Luke Crane Resigns From Kickstarter

    What an utterly stupid way to blow up your career in tech.
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