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    No dumb question, only dumb answers !
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    Malapan Kingdom Malapan Kingdom is one of several kingdoms located on the continent of Greater Larigia. The kingdom of Malapan is not known to many outside of its borders. That is not due to any sort of heavy-handed ruling system, but instead by the remoteness of the kingdom. It is a coastal kingdom, with its entire western coast touching the Parthenian Ocean. It's north and eastern borders, if they could even be considered "true" borders, are open to the vast central area of the continent known as "The Rugged Lands". The majority of the towns and villages in the Malapan Kingdom are located along the coast. Though the weather from the Parthenian Ocean is often fierce and foul, the various towns, including the capital city of the kingdom, sit in mostly protected coves along the coast. There is a central mountain range that nearly bisects the kingdom into a north and south region. Malapan Kingdom is populated by a mixture of races. The two most commonly encountered are Humans, which belong to the race of the current king, and Half-Elves. The strange aspect of the abundance of Half-Elves is there there are basically never any Elves seen in the Malapan Kingdom. There are smaller contingents of Gnomes and some Dwarves, and then just the rarely seen Halflings. While magic isn't strange in the land, it is usually only performed by magic users of the king, or from magic users that might randomly pass through once every couple years or so. The king, King Simison, is a docile king, and one who is content to live out his life being king and not needing to venture afar to defend his realm or to begin a crusade. He treats his people modestly well, not demanding too much in the way of tribute, so the villagers and townspeople can actually save a little money and actually live a little better than people in other lands. The King has several Lords who help him control the various towns and villages in the quasi-divided kingdom. Those Lords are: Lord Quulan of Cloverdale Lord Morto of Silverpine Lord Bessim II of Seaside City Lord Penrose of Riverbend Lord Don of Belto Keep Each Lord tends to pattern their own actions after the king, and take an easy hand in governing their respective areas. Only Lord Quulan of Cloverdale has any sort of drive or enthusiasm, and that is a result of the occasional encroachment of hostile forces from the south and east. As a result, Lord Quulan is quite a fighter and strongly believes that the King should do more to help bolster the borders on the south and east. Towns and Villages of Malapan Kingdom Malapan: Capital city and home of the King, this large city rests in the fertile valley at the mouth of a river and along the protected coast of Malapan Bay. The city is walled, with five gates into the city. The main castle rests along a ridge that extends almost to the shoreline. Ransur’s Crossing: Closest village to the capital city of Malapan, this village has the only bridge spanning the Malapan River. Ransur’s Crossing sits a little over half a day’s journey from the city of Malapan. Menathesalus: A small, fortified village resting on the foothills of the Emeron Mountains, Menathesalus sits nearly a full day’s travel from Malapan City. Storm Haven: A fishing village, resting on the northern shore of the peninsula that forms Malapan Bay, Storm Haven is rarely traveled to, due to its remoteness. It sits in a small cove, protected from the rough seas that pound the shoreline. It is almost two days journey to either Menathesalus or Seaside City, from Storm Haven, and the path is not for those unaccustomed to traveling. Seaside City: Another sizable town, Seaside City is a prospering trading and fishing center. Protected from foul weather by its location, the city is the first town on the western side of the Emeron Mountains and commands the only passage southward. The keep of Lord Bessim II is one of the largest keeps in the land, mainly due to the wealth of the city and the quantity of workers able to expand the dwelling. Pine Cove: A village that sits two days travel southward from Seaside City, Pine Cove sits on the edge of the Morrin Woods. A road allows access through the woods to Pine Cove, and continues southward to the town of Silverpine, which lies two days away. There are several inns located in this village, as it is a main stopping point for travelers moving north or south from the larger towns. Silverpine: A mid sized town, Silverpine has much fertile land and lots of space to expand to. Lord Morto has a small keep in the town and relies on the townspeople, many of whom are hunters, to be the primary defenders of the town. While this town rests on the coast, shipping is not the primary business in Silverpine. Fur trading, hunting, and farming are the primary businesses. Rossell Bay: With woods surrounding it, and sitting in a calm, well-protected bay, Rossell Bay is a small yet peaceful village. The village sits two days travel south of Silverpine, and nearly four days travel northwest of Cloverdale. Roads connected this village with the two towns, but parts of the journey have been known to be dangerous unless escorted. Rossell Bay has several groups that offer their services for escort out of the village. Cloverdale: Cloverdale is the southernmost town in the kingdom. It is also nearest the borders of both the "Rugged Lands"...an area filled with lawless people and vile monsters, and the "Grand Seymour Kingdom"...an area that actually has some kingdom forces, but doesn't patrol it's own frontier much, allowing for ruffians and monster tribes to set up in the void of control. This hostile area has resulted in Cloverdale becoming a fortified town with walls and a substantial Keep to hold the men-at-arms of Lord Quulan. The people are mistrustful of newcomers to their town, as they have been attacked too often to welcome strangers with open arms. Even with the mistrust of newcomers, there is a healthy bit of trade that goes on in this town, so the markets are usually well-stocked. It is nearly four days travel from Cloverdale to the nearest village of Rossell Bay. Riverbend: A major town that sits well east of Malapan city. The people here are mostly farmers, and Riverbend is the major food producing town for the entire kingdom. As such, Lord Penrose is the most wealthy of the Lords, and tends to eat well, resulting in his portly appearance. The people in this town are open to travelers and outsiders. Belto Keep: This area is not so much a town or village, but is instead a stout keep and bailey that makes up the northernmost defensive position for the Malapan Kingdom. There is always a garrison of about 20 men at the Keep, and these men are the most combat-experienced soldiers in the entire kingdom. They are constantly fighting off monsters that come in from the Rugged Lands. They have all but been forgotten by the King. Lord Don, the one in charge of the Keep, keeps his men in shape and on alert. They perform monthly journeys to Storm Haven to acquire food and materials needed, and occasionally to get another couple of men to help fill their ranks. The "Northern" mentality is one of self-sufficiency, and a reliance only on themselves. The Strange History of Malapan Malapan is, for all of its appearance, a stable but small kingdom. But there are little indicators throughout the land that hint at something that happened long ago....but it all seems to be forgotten. The local histories of Malapan only pick up from a couple hundred years ago. Prior to that, there seemed to be no written records. Scattered about the land there are hidden ruins, relics, and forgotten locations that give hints to a different past for this land. Even the prevalence of Half-Elves, yet nary an Elf to be found, has led a few to wonder what happened. Still, none have really made an effort to find out more. The people of Malapan seem more than happy to just let the status-quo remain as it is, and to live their lives knowing only what they know. The first notable ruin lies deep within the Emeron Mountains. It is the remnants of fortified town and what was once a great Keep. The details in the ruined remnants of buildings indicate they were constructed by a race other than Humans. Signs indicate a great siege and battle occurred here many hundreds of years ago. Buried deep under the rubble of the collapsed great Keep, there is an entrance to a great tunnel, ornately carved through the rock. It leads both down and away from the ruins, and has many carvings detailing a history of Elves and some sort of wicked looking beasts, and a war they seemed to have fought for many centuries. The passage ends in a massive cave-in which cannot be cleared by normal means, no matter how many people were to attempt. The other notable ruin lies on an island out in the Parthenian Ocean. It is a great, inland castle, mostly still in fair condition. The castle and the surrounding area has been massively overgrown with hundreds of years of plant growth. If one were to find the castle, they would not easily recognize it as a castle, as trees have grown up in the courtyards, vines are covering the massive walls, undergrowth is everywhere, including into the main rooms on the main floors of all of the buildings inside the castle. All wood doors and timbers have rotted away and been replaced with vegetation that makes it look like gates of vines and leaves rather than arches of stone. Residing in this castle are many mindless creatures that have found the area to be naturally defensible and protected. They attack anything that comes near, and swarm when their prey seem too strong for just a few of them. Should such a prey be able to defeat enough of them, the creatures would scatter and run away. Inside the castle there is still iron gates protecting dust-coated and apparently "worthless"-looking magical armor sets and weapons. There is another room, hidden behind a stone wall and activated by a trigger push statue on the wall, that holds an alcove with magical ingredients and a spell book loaded with many magical spells including some quite powerful spells. There is also a magician's robe and magician's hat which provide magical protection for the wearer of 3D, as well as giving a temporary boost of +1D in Magic Power as long as the hat is worn. The ornateness of the material, coupled with the fact that it has not aged to dust, should cue that they are magical in nature and designed by some race other than Humans. Scattered in various other places through the land, there are smaller artifacts and ruins that can stumbled across. There is a stone pool with crystal clear water in it that rests near a lake and within a forest. A person with the Magic Power can look into the water and see images reflected in it of events from a time long ago. There is also a long forgotten tunnel and cache of weapons in the mountains near Belto Keep. Other small, long forgotten shrines and statues are scattered in generally difficult to reach locations or overgrown areas. They hint at the fact that once this land was teeming with Elves and they fought against an empire of Gnolls lead by a War Gnoll and a host of Gnoll Warlocks. The Elves managed to defeat the War Gnoll, but the warlocks had put a curse on them and doomed their race to decay. With the Gnolls gone, Humans began to move in and worked hand-in-hand with the Elves, but year after year the Elves died off and no new elves were ever born. Only offspring from Humans and Elves could seem to avoid the decay curse. Eventually the Elves disappeared, leaving only Half-Elves around. The Humans forgot about the Elves, and the Kingdom was formed, with history forgetting about the Elves and the deep hidden secrets of the land that happened hundreds of years before the Humans ever arrived. There is also long buried and lost weapons from the Elves that may be found by accident. Remnants on an ancient battlefield may result in a finely-crafted Elvish weapon or armor being found while digging or while walking through some old growth forests as a person trips over an overgrown bit of armor. Creatures found in Malapan Though, long ago, the Gnolls were defeated by Elves, they were never wiped out entirely. The various tribes of Gnolls had fractured the survivors had fled and scattered across the land. It's still possible to run into small (1-6) groups of Gnolls, mainly in the mountains and rarely in the old forests. GNOLL STR 4D Move: 9 Scale: Human Brawling +1 Fear: 4 Hit Points: 14 CON 2D DEX 3D Armor: Hides -- / +1 / +1 Melee Combat +1 Shield +1D / +1D / +1D Brawling Parry +1 INT 2D Attack: either 1 weapon attack or 1 claw attack Claw Attack STR+1D+2 Weapons: Longsword STR+2D Halberd STR+2D+2 Battle axe STR+2D+1 Large Spiders can be found throughout the land, typically in the forests. They typically stay up in the trees and drop down on their unsuspecting prey. They can also be found in caves. LARGE SPIDER STR 1D+1 Move: 6 Web: 15 Scale: Human Brawling +1 Fear: 2 Hit Points: 8 CON 1D+1 DEX 2D Dodge +1 INT 1D Attack: 1 bite attack STR * If the character suffers hit point loss, the spider injects poison. The poison causes 1D loss of hit points for 3 rounds * These types of spiders can spin webbing, though the webs are not hard to break and are flammable In the mountains and also found on occasion in the hill areas of the kingdom, there are several monsters. Giants and Ogres and even the uncommon Troll can be found in those locations. MOUNTAIN GIANT STR 8D Move: 12 Scale: Giant Brawling +3D Fear: 24 Hit Points: 84 CON 5D DEX Armor: Hides -- / +1 / +1 Melee Combat +2D+1 Thrown Weapon +3D Brawling Parry +1D Specialty: Catch missile/thrown weapon +2D INT 3D+2 Weapons: Large Club STR+4 OGRE STR 6D Move: 9 Scale: Human Brawling +2 Fear: 8 Hit Points: 29 CON 4D+1 DEX 3D Melee Combat 3D+2 INT 2D+2 * gains +2D to all melee weapon attack damage due to immense strength Weapons: Various TROLL STR 7D Move: 12 Scale: Human Brawling +1D+2 Fear: 12 Hit points: 48 CON 6D DEX 3D+2 Brawling Parry +1D+2 INT 2D+1 Observation +2 Attack: 2 claw attacks plus 1 bite attack if target is grabbed Claws STR+1 Bite STR+1D * Trolls never roll to run away from fear; they are fearless. * Trolls gain the bonus in Observation due to their excellent sense of smell. * 30 meter infravision, though they don’t suffer any adverse effects when operating outside. * If this creature loses all of its hit points, it is not killed. The parts will be “out of action” for 1D6x10 minutes. The parts of the bodies will wriggle back together and knit back into a full creature. * Regenerates 3 Hit Points per round 3 rounds after it takes its first hit point loss. The creatures that have taken up "residence" in the ruins of the old castle on the island, are a tribe of Tasloi. While not quite mindless, they have no interest in "human things" and basically act like animals with some minor intelligence. TASLOI STR 1D+2 Move: 9 Scale: Human CON 1D Fear: 2 Hit Points: 7 DEX 3D Sneak/Hide +1D+2 Armor: Small Wooden Shield +1 / +1 / +1 Melee Combat +1 Melee Parry +1 INT 2D+2 Attack: 1 Attack with either fists or weapons Fist STR+2 Weapons: Club STR+2 Javelin STR+1D+1 Short Sword STR+1D+1 * these creatures are suited to the darkness of jungles. They suffer –1 to all actions in full daylight, but do not suffer any penalties in darkness (outside, rather than underground) * Stealth: gain +2D to Sneak * Can speak own language plus monkey/ape and rudimentary common
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    Jerry D. Grayson has announced that the new setting book for Mythic D6 will be available as a "pay what you want" (including free) PDF for the next fortnight: Khepera Publishing - Bastion, FREE for Black History Month
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    A few days late, but Happy New Year! I hope the best of last year is the worst of this year for everyone!
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    Happy New Year to you all!
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    Happy New year to you. I see the D&D crowd have been posting pictures on social media of two d20s side by side, which is cute but I'm hoping for more of a d6 kind of year.
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    The concept of Advanced Skills is perfectly fine. It would just kind of depend on which skills you feel are (A). Advanced skills should be high level learning type skills. Rocket Science, so to speak. Something like (A) Surgery. I found putting a more limited increase on how quickly a character may raise in skills was easier to control the "bucket o' dice" issue for advanced characters. But making some skills, appropriate for your setting, is also a reasonable method to limit some skills even more.
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    What I do is have a graduating scale. So the initial aspect of learning a skill might be easy, but once you hit a certain point, it becomes much more difficult to continue learning. Gaining a skill not previously known Must have used it successfully more than 3 time in order to gain a single pip. The first pip costs 3-5 CPs to get, depending on the complexity of the skill. Advancing from 1 pip up to 3D The cost is a variable amount of CPs to increase, and the maximum amount that may be gained at one time is 1D. The skill can be advanced by normally using the skill with the average amount of success and failure. Advancing from 3D+1 up to 4D The skill may be increased by 1 or 2 pips (usually one), and the cost varies depending on the number of pips. The skill can only be advanced for heavy usage of the skill or above average quality of use. Advancing from 4D+1 up to 5D The skill may be increased only 1 pip at a time. The cost if 4 CPs per pip. The skill may only be advanced for extremely high usage of the skill or extraordinary quality of use. Advancing from 5D+1 to 7D The skill may only be increase 1 pip at a time. The cost to increase a pip will vary depending on the skill level. The skill can only be advanced for extended usage. Usually the amount of usage necessary to learn something new is around 1 to 2 months. Advancing from 7D+1 or more The skill may only be increased 1 pip at a time. The cost to increase varies depending on the skill level. Advancement can only be achieved if the person is instructed by someone that has a higher skill level than the person being taught. Time to learn something new will depend on the instruction ability of the teacher and generally takes anywhere from 1 week to 1 month of proper training.
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    In the book "Magic & Miracles", I touch upon 3 different magic systems. One is like the "Vancian" magic from D&D in that the magic user must memorize the spell, then retains it until they use it. They can only memorize a certain number of spells, and only cast spells equal to the amount of dice in the Magic special attribute. One is Faith, which I use for various religious or nature-based powers (like Druids or high-level Rangers). They "pray" for whatever gives them their power to grant them the ability to bring about a spell. They simply roll their Prayer dice vs. the difficulty of whatever they are praying for. So praying for fire to light a torch might be easy, but praying to heal someone who lost an arm might be much more difficult. And praying to resurrect a dead person might be significantly more challenging to do, and likely not achievable by low-skilled characters (barring a ridiculous die roll with the Wild Die). The third, which I didn't detail as fully as I have info for, is Conjuring, which taps into a different power of the planet. The user must "learn the trick" of casting the spell. It uses up just a bit of the stored energy within the Conjurer. They can build upon their "tricks" by learning to do so. So a Conjurer might learn to start a flame, such as lighting a torch. It may take 5 power to do that. But then they want the fire to burn even if not cast on a burnable material. So they practice and get that trick learned, which costs a bit more power. Then they want the fire to be thrown, as in an attack, and have a modest range, and do more damage than simply catching something on fire. So they learn that trick, which costs notably more power depending on how much damage they want to do, how far they want it to go, and whether the damage explodes on impact or just engulfs the target only. So it might take 25 power to do that trick. Then, as the Conjurer becomes more skilled, the cost to perform those "tricks" lessens and it doesn't use as much. So a higher skilled Conjurer might only take 3 power to make fire, and only 18 power to do a ranged attack. You can find the pdf of the book here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/92079/Magic--Miracles You may be able to mine it for ideas, or just use some of the material as is. Or you can alter the names of things to fit in your setting. If you have any questions about it, just ask!
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    It is a good suggestion to just not use the Funds method in the book if it doesn't work for your setting. It was presented more for people who wanted to run things "fast and loose" and not worry about pinching pennies, so to speak. But since you are running things on a tighter budget, you may just want to go with coinage, as suggested. That way you can control how much the players end up with, roughly. And it puts more emphasis on the value of things, as everything will have value in either trade or worth.
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    First off, Welcome! It's good to see someone else here. Sword and Sorcery tends to have people starting out broke at the beginning of each adventure. Funds dice represent the overall buying power of characters through bank accounts, investments, trade goods, etc... If you want to keep players from simply buying whatever, then I suggest doing away with the Funds dice completely. Switch over to coinage, and remind players that in the setting, they're adventuring to live the good life whenever they can. Between adventures, they sell, trade, and give away their loot so they can stay in a fancy place, drink the best wine, and sleep with the most beautiful professional women. After each drunken bender, they're broke again and need to head out and find some more riches, but give each one a fancy new piece of equipment that they've been wanting which they could have bought, stolen, or won. Also, if you want to avoid a lot of the record keeping with coins, have the items sold be gems, jewels, artwork, or something that has a value not really set like coins. I hope this helps a bit, it was the way that my old GM used to run his Conan games, and we had a lot of fun doing those.
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    Hi, In Fantasy p47, it is writen "Whenever any player, including the gamemaster, makes any roll, (...)", so per the rules, it concerns all rolls, then all npcs. But, as a GM, i consider only major npcs (sort of, equals to pcs) could have a chance of major success (6s on wild die), minor npcs are only there to warm the encounters. No rule is written in marble, so you do as you wish and follow the only true rule : make everybody happy !
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    General Skill Group Name Attribute Melee Combat DEX Melee Parry DEX Sneak/Hide DEX Lifting STR Tracking WIS Brawling STR Brawling Parry DEX Thrown Weapon DEX Missile Weapon DEX Climbing DEX Jumping DEX Swimming CON Dodge DEX Agriculture INT Artistic Ability WIS Animal Training WIS Animal Handling WIS Horsemanship WIS Airborne Riding WIS Brewing INT Observation INT Cobbling DEX Dancing DEX Etiquette CHA Fishing WIS Language CHA Mining WIS Seamanship DEX Singing CHA Weather Sense WIS Blacksmithing STR Carpentry STR Willpower WIS Cooking INT Direction Sense WIS Firebuilding WIS Heraldry INT Leatherworking INT Pottery DEX Rope Use DEX Seamstress / Tailor DEX Stonemasonry STR Weaving INT Leadership CHA ROGUE SKILLS Name Attribute Lockpicking DEX Find/Set Traps INT Ancient History INT Music CHA Blind Fighting WIS Forgery DEX Reading Lips INT Tumbling DEX Spellcraft INT Pick Pocketing DEX Martial Arts DEX Local History CHA Appraising INT Disguise CHA Gem Cutting DEX Tightrope Walking DEX Ventriloquism INT Rally Friends* CHA *Special skill only available during generation
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    Sorry folks that was longer than 6 hours, real world can be a pain, got the cars cleaned and a nap so back at it I guess. But yes, I think I am going to steal directly and run a game or two with it, the few screenies I forwarded to the lads have met with approval and they seem eager enough to try it this way. Kenny will be bummed about not getting to use D8 but I may find a way to work it in for him, give his character a luck ability that lets him swap out one of his dice for a D8 on defensive rolls or something. BTW, thats the funky dice part, just the d8, kenny just loves d8...who knew? Doesn't care for the others but maybe the diamond shape rubs his inner gnome the right way or something. Now if I can just keep them from voting me out as dm and drafting Grimace in my place I might make it If I get any monsters or spells converted to dovetail with what Grimace has produced I will come here and share them with you, to be sure. Thanks to Grimace any work in that regard should be roughly in the same format as what you might already be using rather than the frankensystem I almost gave birth to in my second attempt. I can't thank you guys enough really, you've saved me a great deal of work and prep and did it so smooth, elegant, and simple-like w/o need to copy pasta half an edition of D&D to get there. Now that I feel at peace with it I'm going to play a couple hours of skyrim before I do anything else. You guys are the best, wish I had more like you here in the hills and hollers of ole kaintuck, bout have to drive to the nearest campus to find folks in the know game system wise. You have confirmed for me the correctness of a decision I made back when 4e came out, which was to sell off my 3e stuff (still have pdfs) and just buy the d6 fantasy/adventure/space books...I figured they could cover anything I wanted to play just fine and that now appears to be true. I don't think I ever had this problem with starwars, and D6 adventure is the easiest by far to game with because it covers so much, everything from pirates of the carribean to x-men really (wierd war 2 / tales of war anyone?), and other than the old marvel super heroes games and top secret we have no prior frame of reference for non-fantasy non-scifi games. But for some reason D6 Fantasy was harder for me to absorb and make use of as written, I SUSPECT BECAUSE OUR NOTION OF FANTASY WAS PRE-CONCEIVED due to years of playing D&D, and because the writers wanted to make it more of a tool kit to design with rather than a ready to run cart on rails like D&D. You'd think players would appreciate the greater creative freedom that allows rather than whine that it didn't feel like their old conan or dragonlance adventures. The grand total upshot is, I suppose, the ability to have whatever I invent or convert be possibly useful to the rest of you when shared, which it wouldn't if Grimace had not led by example and saved me from giving birth to a franken system. Grimace you are my Daniel Boone buddy, probably doesn't mean much to you but if not for your trail blazing we wouldn't be settling in this verdant valley. Thanks again all, I will return once I resume work on this, maybe put grimaces work in a fancy handout like you've seen me do, but for now I'm totally going to join the stormcloaks just to be the stubborn hilljack that I am. Sure, the Imperials have universal healthcare and a retirement plan, but you and I both know that if the emperor is paying for your healthcare the Thalmor will be having them dictating your diet and exercise on grounds that since they pay for it they have a right to do so in the name of cost control. Death to the damned elves, this is bacon country!
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    I just want to thank you Grimace, after reading through some of the things you did to integrate the systems together, you inspired me for my new conversion approach. I've got all of my notes jotted down, I'm going to take a couple of converted test monsters and report back on if I made my job easier or not.
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    I was thinking that you could learn different subsets. When you learn a spell that could be cast by multiple subsets you just use the one that is highest to cast the spell.
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    Holy WoW, there is a lot of great ideas in this thread. Great work to everyone involved. Now, everyone (especially Durran), get back to work! Obi
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    Thanks a lot for your detailed explanation, that was everything I needed! Me an my players just wanted to play some sessions on vanilla version but it seems, that we need some upgrades right away I was checking only "Rules Upgrade", but didn't touch the "Companion".
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    That way lies madness. Things will become so obfuscated as to potentially lose the fluidity of the D6 system. If you want more crunchy, use the D6 Fantasy book as it is written. And if they want granular advancement, going to levels is NOT the way to get granular. If your players think it is, then they desperately need to play the regular D6 system so they can REALLY see what granular advancement really is.
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    Appreciate those that let me know about the Spammer(s). I deleted their post and restricted their account. Hopefully we do not see more of them. Thanks Magman
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    WEG put out some rules updates and clarifications in the 1st Edition Rules Companion, one thing they worked on was scaling combat. A character scale Thermal Detonator does 10D damage. If you check the damage scale table on 21 of the Rules companion, it shows that your character's ship is Starship Scale. The chart reports that the most that any die can deal in damage is a 2. So, depending on what the damage dice came up with, the most damage that your ship could have taken would be a 20 (10x2). The ship rolls its hull normally and compares the capped thermal detonator damage to the uncapped starship hull's resistance. Then decide damage levels normally.
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    I just pushed an update to the Android/Amazon/Apple app stores for the the 1.1.1 release of the OpenD6 Toolkit. I fixed a couple of bugs and added a bunch of features and upgraded some core development frameworks and libs. Here's what's coming: Fixed various bugs with loading/saving character and templates (iOS) Added the Move attribute to the builder Added the Equipment tab to the builder Added the Background tab to the builder Added the Notes tab to the builder Added a points section to the builder to track character/fate/build and complication points Added a footer to the builder with buttons to create/save/open characters quickly Attributes and skills now have a hidden menu you can access by sliding the name of the item to the right The Initiative tool now allows you auto-sort initiatives The updated app should be rolling out to your devices within the next day or so. Cheers.
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    Thanks RR.... I haven't been doing much in gaming for a while and I really fell away from d6 stuff... worst of all I had this site bookmarked wrong so I thought it shut down about the time WEG was sold to the new owners. Anyway, howdy!
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    It looks like the email you used for the account has also changed, meaning you are still in the "awaiting email confirmation", barrataria. But hey, welcome back!
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    Hi, I think I'm already in this thread somewhere? At some point the site was changed and my bookmark was buggered so I thought this board was dead. And I haven't worked with d6 in quite a few years, so I never thought to click around to check. Anyway, glad it and you all are still here.
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    I'm currently working on my own distro of openD6. I'm pulling in a bunch of ideas from other open SRDs/Games like; True20 D&D 5e Fantasy Craft A little from Mutants and Masterminds A touch from Mongoose Legend I really believe that the sunsetting of True20, the near non-existence of Unisystem stuff has left a nice hole in the medium-crunch generic RPG arena. Sure, it's a small arena but I really like the enthusiasm of the intimate crowds. It's starting with a solid base of D6 (I love the dice pool, the wild die, the savvy details...). I want to lean more on D&D style combat where more advanced maneuvers will be an option. Without levels and escalating hit-points, I'm confident that borrowing some approaches from d20 will streamline the basic combat system. I want to create both a basic game and a toolkit. The toolkit would support GMs/creators where they can choose what dials or complexity they want, put together a campaign using online tools, and either give the players a ready-to-play booklet or incorporate the chosen elements into a product. The basic game will be focused on ease of learning, fast play and diving right into the action. It would be the Generica Open RPG "players handbook and guide". My hope is to have the underlying layer where GMs/creators can tweak the rules, add in or remove complexity, make templates and design things. Then, you put together a "game" that is tailored to what you want to run/publish. The players don't have to know all the fiddly bits. They make choices, spend some dice to customize and get into the adventure! Are folks here interested in me posting about my design process? I thought it might be fun to watch me wreck your favorite system where you can scold me while I do it. 😄 Also, as I make decisions it would be nice to have some experienced D6 GMs to bounce things off of, in case I'm 'mathing' wrong or heading into 'unplayableness'. Thanks and ciao for now,
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    https://rancorpit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=157780#157780 In my game, mooks don't have wounded twice or mortally wounded.
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    Here are my notes and designs thus far. May make some sense in places and hardly in others. 😄 Let me know if you have any questions. Should be able to get more design time in over the next couple days and certainly this weekend. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EhygS7c1lndsFbzn4w7d-QhU6j_OKrUl?usp=sharing
  29. 1 point
    I try to check back every week or so. I've been playing and running various D6 games for 17 years or so. If I'm able to help, I will!
  30. 1 point
    In process... Thus far, it's not too bad. It's my labor of love with a ton of "this is how I want my game to work" tossed in for good measure. 😄
  31. 1 point
    I think Critical Bits uses a d6 system, Masks? It's here: https://www.criticalbitcast.com/ Falling Star is a Star Wars d6 podcast, there's a bunch of actual play in there too: https://swfallingstar.podbean.com/ Shooting Womp Rats is also Star Wars, but it is defunct, and seems impossible to find all the episodes, here's your best bet (I think 2 or 3 episodes are on iTunes too): http://d6holocron.com/shootingwomprats/page/3/?s=podcast Open d6 Actual play podcast: https://bonethrowerstheater.com/ Pretty sure this one is a d6 too, but they go for comedy moreso than anything, and it isn't all actual play: https://starfallrpg.jackmonkeygames.com/index.php/tag/star-fall-rpg-podcast/ Hopefully those help, and good luck! --Ron--
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    Thank you, I'll keep people posted. K
  33. 1 point
    Hello everyone. My name is Colin Cantwell. I conceptualized and modeled the ships for the first Star Wars film. At the behest of fans, I am letting these four decade old photos see the light of day. Most were taken in my backyard in 1975 after kitbashing the pre-production models for the the X-Wing, TIE, Death Star, and others. Kitbashing is a method of model building that myself and a few others pioneered in the early 70's. Essentially, you take pieces from cannibalized model kits (cars, planes, trains, etc...) as well as shapes from around the office and house. Look closely and you will see pill bottle engines and Easter egg fuel tanks. Most of these ships would be used with only minor modification. The exception is the Falcon, which was scrapped at the last moment due to its similarity to the recently released "Eagle" from Space 1999. My Sand Crawler design would also be replaced by Ralph's. All of these designs are original, although I did work closely with Ralph in the early days of the project (what a genius!). I hope you enjoy them. If you would like to learn more, follow me on social media or take a look at my Reddit "AMA's". You can also see higher resolution photos and descriptions on my website www.cantwellcollection.com/models.html
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    ooohh.. overlooked that :(( 😉 Thx again, Iam checking to many sources at the same time for info.. seems like I got lost in the woods looking for trees 🙂
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    That's a different idea, for sure. You'd obviously need to test it quite a bit. My initial thought would be that it will make things slower. Instead of rolling dice and adding them up, you now have to roll dice, add some, subtract others, adjust some based on the number rolled, add some based on the number rolled. All in all, if you're looking for a way to speed things up, I don't know if this will be it. But CERTAINLY give it a try out, in person, first to see how it actually works.
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    It reminds me of the one my mother made for me when I was young. It wasn't nearly so awesome as that, but it was pretty cool. My brother also had an R2D2 outfit to be my sidekick.
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