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by SkinnyOrc
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: AFF Fanzine
Topic: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)
Replies: 68
Views: 1804

Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

I'd be happy to contribute something,... as soon as I figure out what.
by SkinnyOrc
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: AFF Fanzine
Topic: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)
Replies: 68
Views: 1804

Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

AFF stats for famous characters from other works. I remember they had a feature that did this for the D&D game in some of the earlier issues of Dragon Magazine, and it was one of my favourite series. One of the best features of AFF2 is the flexible character generation so this might be a good way t...
by SkinnyOrc
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Blackmoor Living World campaign with AFF2 being published!
Replies: 7
Views: 1896

Re: Blackmoor Living World campaign with AFF2 being published!

Sorry, I wasn't clear enough there. I mean are they written in Italian and translated to English, or do you have native English speaking writers on board and do the Italian and English publications in parallel. I ask because translations from one language to another are usually pretty obvious due to...
by SkinnyOrc
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: "Trading in" Wizard spells
Replies: 16
Views: 375

Re: "Trading in" Wizard spells

I remember a particularly loathsome AD&D session when I was a teenager, in which a player insisted on playing his Chaotic Evil thief to the hilt, to the constant detriment of the other characters. Sounds like they had a bad case of smart-arse-itis. But the DM let them take a chaotic evil PC in what...
by SkinnyOrc
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: "Trading in" Wizard spells
Replies: 16
Views: 375

Re: "Trading in" Wizard spells

Of course, it should be up to individual Directors (and their players, to be fair) to determine how the 'science of magic' works in their game, and whether such exchanges fit in with their model. But I'd be happy with characters doing that. Yeah I don't see a problem with it from a game balance poi...
by SkinnyOrc
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Newbee question
Replies: 17
Views: 535

Re: Newbee question

Interesting to read that Défis Fanstatiques has different layout and art to the AFF2 rulebook. The pictures of the covers suggest a high standard of presentation. Is there a PDF? I would be tempted to buy it if it's not too much, just to see how it looks.
by SkinnyOrc
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Newbee question
Replies: 17
Views: 535

Re: Newbee question

Well after an intro like that I kind of had to have a go at it. ;) I also have Settlers of Catan on my iPad and don't really know how that works either... On my blog, you will find some post about Défis Fanstatiques / AFF2 : http://theraskalrpg.blogspot.com/search/label/D%C3%A9fis%20Fantastiques You...
by SkinnyOrc
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Newbee question
Replies: 17
Views: 535

Re: Newbee question

a Hero can be assumed to move 10 metres per combat round It seems that sentence was changed from 2m to 10m in recent printings, and the other reference to it in the Fleet Footed talent was missed (I'd just take this as giving +50%). Graham can probably confirm but that seems like a deliberate chang...
by SkinnyOrc
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Newbee question
Replies: 17
Views: 535

Re: Newbee question

The important point to understand is that in AFF2 you have less chance of being hit if you are experienced in combat. Which when you think about it is completely as it should be. That in other games your chance of being hit is only determined by your armour and other defensive equipment and not by y...
by SkinnyOrc
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: AFF should be more popular
Replies: 58
Views: 1811

Re: AFF should be more popular

Well Graham would know far more about how licensing and publishing work. But I assume the only time Ian and Steve could get a publisher of their gamebooks to put a few pages in the back promoting other FF related products is when they negotiate a new license deal for those books. But as they have an...
by SkinnyOrc
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: AFF should be more popular
Replies: 58
Views: 1811

Re: AFF should be more popular

A lot of things that were fringe 40 years ago becoming more main stream is something that's surprised me. It seems to have been led by the rise in popularity of superhero culture in the US with the success of all the movies, and then bled into other things. I'm not sure the Game of Thrones series wo...
by SkinnyOrc
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: The Tables in the Herbal
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: The Tables in the Herbal

I've been reading more of the herbal on the back of starting to read RttP, and for the record I find it almost as inspirational and maybe more useful. If the party's moving through a wilderness area you can name the foliage when you're describing it, not just say shrubs or stands of tall grass or ca...
by SkinnyOrc
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: AFF and stellar adventures in Star Wars
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: AFF and stellar adventures in Star Wars

Welcome Ruffnut, spawn of Ruffnut! ;)
by SkinnyOrc
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: The Tables in the Herbal
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: The Tables in the Herbal

It does seem the entries in the tables haven't been arranged so the rarest are closest to the top and bottom. Mint has an availability of common and it's second from the bottom on one table. It'd be a bit of work rearranging them all. There's other ways the tables could be done that'd give everythin...
by SkinnyOrc
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Out of the pit 3
Replies: 87
Views: 18062

Re: Out of the pit 3

It is a little inconvenient to look in both Out of the Pitt and the rulebook to get the full AFF2 stats for those creatures. No doubt people cope but It'd be great to put that together in a new edition of OotP or a pit book omnibus. The stats for OotP in the rulebook using Small/Medium/Large instead...