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by Jakob
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Alternative Luck tests
Replies: 7
Views: 4022

Re: Alternative Luck tests

But it does make sense some things are just down to luck, and it's up to the GM to decide when those are. That's certainly true; but I think using Luck+Adv. Skill occassionally could be an occasional middle way. RAW, there are a lot of uses of Luck that could be tied to Skill, depending on how you ...
by Jakob
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Alternative Luck tests
Replies: 7
Views: 4022

Re: Alternative Luck tests

What I'll add is it makes no sense to try to include either Special Skills or difficulty modifiers to LUCK tests. The entire point of LUCK tests is they're where it's purely down to chance and how lucky the character is. For any situation where the character's experience and skills would make a dif...
by Jakob
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Maelstrom Rome released
Replies: 11
Views: 20981

Re: Maelstrom Rome released

There is. In Domesday, everyone has a very similar background, eating the same food etc. Therefore, people are more similar. In Rome, you had wild barbarians, very cultured romans, egyptians etc, but you also had big disparities in wealth, diet and living conditions. I wanted to make the stats just...
by Jakob
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Alternative Luck tests
Replies: 7
Views: 4022

Re: Alternative Luck tests

The alternative unopposed test rules given in the main book suggest that Luck tests remain the same, and I understand why as Luck doesn’t really have any related special skills, so trying to reach a target number of 15 alters the chances of success, but I started to think if you wanted to streamlin...
by Jakob
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Maelstrom Rome released
Replies: 11
Views: 20981

Re: Maelstrom Rome released

Quick question: I'm reading Rome and Domesday side to side at the moment - enjoying both very much! -, and I wondered why the initial modification of the Attributes works differently, with Rome only allowing you to choose five attributes that diverge, but no control over which ones will be higher a...
by Jakob
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: 'Whee(lies)!'
Replies: 2
Views: 3669

Re: 'Whee(lies)!'

Very nice - I'm a big fan of weird player races!
by Jakob
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Troika!
Replies: 9
Views: 13607

Re: Troika!

And a Background I wrote for Troika!:

http://swanosaurus.blogspot.com/2020/02 ... roika.html

Backgrounds in Troika! are very much what a race-class is in D&D games - they give you everything apart from your core stats.
by Jakob
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Maelstrom Domesday: 100+ Years Campaign
Replies: 3
Views: 12461

Re: Maelstrom Domesday: 100+ Years Campaign

Wow, sounds very exciting! I will probably never be able to play through a campaign of 100+ sessions (I'm hard-pressed to manage a gaming session every other month, so we'd probably be either on Mars or in Mad-Max-Land by the time I get to finish it ...), I definitely want to get this.
by Jakob
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Maelstrom Rome released
Replies: 11
Views: 20981

Re: Maelstrom Rome released

Quick question: I'm reading Rome and Domesday side to side at the moment - enjoying both very much! -, and I wondered why the initial modification of the Attributes works differently, with Rome only allowing you to choose five attributes that diverge, but no control over which ones will be higher an...
by Jakob
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Troika!
Replies: 9
Views: 13607

Re: Troika!

And my review of "Fronds of Benevolence":
https://swanosaurus.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... lence.html
by Jakob
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Does anyone use AFF for other settings?
Replies: 9
Views: 6632

Re: Does anyone use AFF for other settings?

I'm really interested in using AFF2e for a horror/Lovecraftian kind of setting. Perhaps there are mechanics like FEAR ( House of Hell ) which can be modified as a SANITY stat (roll = or < to keep Sanity); very scary events or encounters whittle away at the stat. It'd also be really interesting as i...
by Jakob
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Troika!
Replies: 9
Views: 13607

Re: Troika!

Bifford wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Such a weird cover. Not my taste at all. Does the internal art match the cover?
Yes, it tends to be even further on the weird side. If you don't like the cover, you probably won't like the interior art. I only just now noticed that I neglected to write anything about the art in the book ...
by Jakob
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Troika!
Replies: 9
Views: 13607

Re: Troika!

Here's my full review of Troika!:

http://swanosaurus.blogspot.com/2020/01/troika.html
by Jakob
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Does anyone use AFF for other settings?
Replies: 9
Views: 6632

Re: Does anyone use AFF for other settings?

Thanks - didn't see that thread!
by Jakob
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Does anyone use AFF for other settings?
Replies: 9
Views: 6632

Does anyone use AFF for other settings?

Just out of curiosity: Is anyone using AFF with other settings than Titan, either homebrew or other rpg or media worlds?