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by drbargle
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Danger Scale for Monsters
Replies: 5
Views: 1951

Re: Danger Scale for Monsters

drbargle wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:04 am
Regarding Armour and SKILL; that happened to the Knight in our Sorcery! campaign, which meant as soon as I saw the version of the Armour rules that ran off Special Skill alone rather than SKILL + Special Skill I adopted it.
It's in Stellar Adventures, isn't it?
by drbargle
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Danger Scale for Monsters
Replies: 5
Views: 1951

Re: Danger Scale for Monsters

Regarding Armour and SKILL; that happened to the Knight in our Sorcery! campaign, which meant as soon as I saw the version of the Armour rules that ran off Special Skill alone rather than SKILL + Special Skill I adopted it. In general, I've been trying think of ways to make Special Skill rankings ha...
by drbargle
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Viscera! Blood, Gore, and Grit for AFF
Replies: 30
Views: 7761

Re: Viscera! Blood, Gore, and Grit for AFF

Bifford wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:45 am
Received 31 Jul 2019, Accepted 10 Feb 2020, Published online: 15 Apr 2020
That's one hell of a doozy of a turn around!!!
That's not even that unusual in my experience. Very frustrating when, like me, you are a contract researcher on 18 month-2 year contracts.

Anyway, back to Titan!
by drbargle
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Viscera! Blood, Gore, and Grit for AFF
Replies: 30
Views: 7761

Re: Viscera! Blood, Gore, and Grit for AFF

And I'm on lockdown, so I've got no excuse do I?! It's much more exciting than what I normally write: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?hl=en&user=m2BUvIUAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate I mean, I've just published this, but couldn't sneak a 2d6 roll in - not even Inna footnote - never m...
by drbargle
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Hidden Lords of Khare
Replies: 2
Views: 3668

Re: Hidden Lords of Khare

While I enjoyed the Sorcery App game, I preferred a less... busy Khare. Khare struck me as being almost like a fantastical version of Medieval Rome, full of ruins that the people live amongst, depopulated relative to its Imperial height. If I was to run Sorcery again, I'd draw more inspiration from ...
by drbargle
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Danger Scale for Monsters
Replies: 5
Views: 1951

Re: Danger Scale for Monsters

One additional point. Part of the prompt to put this down in words was a discussion on Twitter in which the special rule of Creature of Havoc was raised - an auto kill on a double. While you couldn't give quite that power to your monsters, you can give them something, and spotting doubles is the eas...
by drbargle
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Danger Scale for Monsters
Replies: 5
Views: 1951

Danger Scale for Monsters

Okay, I've not been on the board in a while, so maybe this has been proposed once, twice, or three times. And rejected. In which case, sorry, here it is again. Many of us feel that the monsters in Out of the Pit (and the subsequent books) are a little underpowered when faced with a *party* of Advent...
by drbargle
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Does anyone use AFF for other settings?
Replies: 9
Views: 7571

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 drbargle
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: What Would Conan Do? blog
Replies: 4
Views: 4833

Re: What Would Conan Do? blog

I have toyed with the idea of giving Heroes something like a 'Trouble' aspect as in Fate, with LUCK points flowing back as their Trouble causes them problems.
by drbargle
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Junk and its uses
Replies: 4
Views: 3948

Re: Junk and its uses

One issue I can see is that, in a gamebook, the paths and choices are more tightly restricted than in a ttRPG, so the 'junk' you find at the start of the adventure will almost certainly be useful (or a nasty trap) later in the adventure. Now, you can replicate this is a ttRPG, but getting in the hab...
by drbargle
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Mongolia in Titan
Replies: 7
Views: 3076

Re: Mongolia in Titan

Has no-one said Lendleland yet?
by drbargle
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: WOFTM session. Fun stuff an Analysis.
Replies: 19
Views: 4985

Re: WOFTM session. Fun stuff an Analysis.

I'm posting this because this session made me laugh more than I expected & there is some interesting notes about running an AFF game here. If you just want to read the analysis read the 2nd half. This is great stuff and points out two things that are often missed in dicsussions of AFF. 1/ AFF can d...
by drbargle
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Declare actions and combat options.
Replies: 6
Views: 2208

Re: Declare actions and combat options.

As I take an AFF combat round to be a confusion of simultaneous actions, I have everyone declare what they are doing. They can't change what they are doing as, no matter the order in which things are resolved, in fact it is all happening at once. I also get everyone to roll their combat strength and...
by drbargle
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: AFF should be more popular
Replies: 70
Views: 20379

Re: AFF should be more popular

These days it'd only be viable as an electronically distributed magazine and we already have that with Fighting Fantazine. We could definitely get more AFF2 articles in that though. The problem with Fighting Fantazine is that each issue is HUGE, and as you imply, contains only a little AFF content....
by drbargle
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: AFF and More AFF in the Bundle of Holding
Replies: 11
Views: 3822

Re: AFF and More AFF in the Bundle of Holding

Whoa! I don't think I've ever seen previously unreleased material in a BoH before. Kinda contradicts how I assumed they worked. I was pretty shocked. I assumed that I'd try to promote the Bundle but that I'd already have everything in pdf and print, and then I spot a cover I don't recognise. Has Gr...