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  • #16
    I'm a Patreon subscriber to my favorite sci-fi author (John Wright). Several of his books started as the plot of RPGs he was in or ran... so he decided to run one for his fans.
    We all chose characters from stories that he wrote.
    The system we're using is unique..... it's almost entirely diceless and narrative-driven. He, as the moderator, decides what is in the environment and how it works, and describes how it reacts to our decisions... so success and failure is not based on "what did the math rocks show" but on "did we pay attention enough to understand what is happening?" For instance, one guy got an electric shock because he attacked a giant with a metal spear.... the giant had an electrically charged weapon. He also has a techno-longbow that multiples the arrows it fires.... another character has a bow that shoots magical light arrows of good and healing.... so, it was super effective when they connected the dots and fired a light arrow from the multiplier bow.

    It's a lot of fun.... and completely dependent on having a moderator who knows what he is doing, as there is no rulebook and dice mechanics to say "follow this algorithm to see what happens."

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Frogwarrior View Post
      I'm a Patreon subscriber to my favorite sci-fi author (John Wright). Several of his books started as the plot of RPGs he was in or ran... so he decided to run one for his fans.
      We all chose characters from stories that he wrote.
      The system we're using is unique..... it's almost entirely diceless and narrative-driven. He, as the moderator, decides what is in the environment and how it works, and describes how it reacts to our decisions... so success and failure is not based on "what did the math rocks show" but on "did we pay attention enough to understand what is happening?" For instance, one guy got an electric shock because he attacked a giant with a metal spear.... the giant had an electrically charged weapon. He also has a techno-longbow that multiples the arrows it fires.... another character has a bow that shoots magical light arrows of good and healing.... so, it was super effective when they connected the dots and fired a light arrow from the multiplier bow.

      It's a lot of fun.... and completely dependent on having a moderator who knows what he is doing, as there is no rulebook and dice mechanics to say "follow this algorithm to see what happens."
      That's definitely a different way of doing things, though I still prefer Dice Rocks even with Narrative Systems (like Cortex Prime)

      By the way... Long time no see, man. How you doing?
      Mercenary Maxim 37: There is No 'Overkill.' There is merely 'Open Fire,' and 'I need to Reload.'

      Proud Anti-Fascist. Even Prouder Anti-Communist. You've been Warned.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Chaotic Void View Post

        That's definitely a different way of doing things, though I still prefer Dice Rocks even with Narrative Systems (like Cortex Prime)

        By the way... Long time no see, man. How you doing?
        Hi! Doing great man. Been forever!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Frogwarrior View Post

          Hi! Doing great man. Been forever!
          Right? It's been ages.

          I'm doing pretty good myself, as you can see I've been doing a LOT of table-top RPG stuff as of late.
          Mercenary Maxim 37: There is No 'Overkill.' There is merely 'Open Fire,' and 'I need to Reload.'

          Proud Anti-Fascist. Even Prouder Anti-Communist. You've been Warned.

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