Andy Peregrine Confirmed As Dune Line Manager

Modiphius’ upcoming Dune RPG will be overseen by Andy Peregrine (Doctor Who, Judge Dredd).

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While he already has a team of writers for the initial release, their identities are being kept under wraps for the moment, as is most other information about the game (though it’s a good bet it will be powered by Modiphius’ 2d20 system).
 
Russ Morrissey

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Paragon Lost

Explorer
This is exciting news. If they do end up using the 2d20 system, it will be interesting to see how they drift it for DUNE from Conan and Star Trek Adventures.

Hopefully one of the big changes will be better layout/format. While the 2d20 system intrigues and the books are beautiful the layout of mechanics leaves a lot to be desired. If I'm being blunt I'd rate it as terrible.
 

modiphius

Explorer
I was just going to post that. Seems like a natural fit for the whole wasteland exploration style game. 2d20 never struck me as being very good. Conan is awesome and all but I doubt I would run it with 2d20.
Bear in mind it's not wasteland exploration, Dune is politics, intrigue, social conflict, duels, investigation and so on. In this game you're the movers and shakers, not people exploring a wasteland (there's Fallout coming for that :)
 

imagineGod

Explorer
Wow!!! Dune is like a phenomenal universe to which I got addicted much like the spice melange all those years ago, so much so, that even the prequel novels by the son of Frank Herbert are totally fine by me, the Machine Crusade, especially, of the early days of the thinking machines before their ban and the rise of the Mentats.
 

jhilahd

Explorer
Bear in mind it's not wasteland exploration, Dune is politics, intrigue, social conflict, duels, investigation and so on. In this game you're the movers and shakers, not people exploring a wasteland (there's Fallout coming for that :)
Fair point. But Coriolis: The Third Horizon has that and uses the Year Zero engine, and has that Firefly/Dune/Fading Suns vibe. And would it be fantastic fit for Dune.

I enjoy the 2d20 system and own... alot of them. Conan, Star Trek and John Carter. With John Carter leading the three as my favorite interpretation of the system.

So I'll hold my judgement until the book is in my greedy lil hands. Regardless of the system, I'm excited to see the franchise on the TTRPG horizon.

**can't proof worth a flip...
 

imagineGod

Explorer
Fair point. But Coriolis: The Third Horizon has that and uses the Year Zero engine, and has that Firefly/Dune/Fading Suns vibe. And would it be fantastic fit for Dune.

I enjoy the 2d20 system and own... alot of them. Conan, Star Trek and John Carter. With John Carter leading the three as my favorite interpretation of the system.

So I'll hold my judgement until the book is in my greedy lil hands. Regardless of the system, I'm excited to see the franchise on the TTRPG horizon.

**can't proof worth a flip...
Thanks for remembering, Coriolis The Third Horizon.

I too thought that Coriolis was paying some sort of homage to the Dune novels and the Fading Suns RPG.
 

Eilathen

Explorer
I am very much looking forward to Dune. Modiphius has had a rough start with me (not entirely their fault) but has won me over since then with top notch product and being very approachable and nice people. I will definitely take a look at Dune when it is there. And I think their house-system will do a good job for it. They always tweak stuff to fit the license, so I'm not worried.

Although now that you folks brought it up, I'd like to see a Y0E version as well ^^
How about double-stat books... ;)
 

Vanveen

Explorer
So why has the estate finally kicked loose the rights? Has there been a death? (The main reason Amazon got the Lord of the Rings rights is Christopher Tolkien's retirement earlier this year, at a truly jawdropping age.) What's the scoop?
 

aramis erak

Adventurer
So why has the estate finally kicked loose the rights? Has there been a death? (The main reason Amazon got the Lord of the Rings rights is Christopher Tolkien's retirement earlier this year, at a truly jawdropping age.) What's the scoop?
Amazon was probably not licensed by the estate; they are using the "Lord of the Rings" trademark, which the Estate doesn't own; Middle Earth Entertainment does. (MEE is a DBA & TM of the Saul Zaentz Company. SZC/MEE owns LOTR and The Hobbit; the estate owns everything else, so, unless they struck a deal with both, don't expect it to match the HoME nor Silmarillion.)

As for rights on Dune... Brian Herbert was peripherally involved with the writing team for the LUG Dune. He's not anti-games (unlike C.Tolkien). Thing is, the Herbert estate licensed a movie. From what I can piece together, the licenses are to maximize fan surge for the movie.

I will also say that, if it really is 2d20, I'll be less than thrilled about it. I'm buying the STA PDFs not because I'll run it again, but because the setting info is excellent, and the char gen can easily be tweaked to use CortexPlus for resolution. But I've come to detest the metacurrency-driven success and lack of real risk for PCs. The challenge my players faced was in spite of the mechanics, not because of them, and that's not a good thing for a game, IMO.

I'll also note that Modiphius has two other engines they publish, and a third they distribute for; it's plausible (but unlikely) that it may not be 2d20.
 

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