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by LordArioch
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Proposed Revised Social Standing Table
Replies: 16
Views: 2954

Re: Proposed Revised Social Standing Table

I have the impression that in Titan there are not enough layers of nobility, but noblemen are too sparse. Having Emperors, Kings, Marquises, Dukes, Counts etc. seems best fit to a setting with a very well organized and centralized Empire. So would it be more a situation of tribal chieftains, at mos...
by LordArioch
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: [New Magic Item] Tarnhelm
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

Re: [New Magic Item] Tarnhelm

In your campaign you can go with whatever you please, depending on your tastes. That's the great thing about this hobby: the superficial appearance is often chrome, while the game mechanics (the "ticking clockwork" if you will) are the real issue. Both photos are ace. 8)
by LordArioch
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: [New Magic Item] Tarnhelm
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

[New Magic Item] Tarnhelm

Inspired by the famed helmet from Wagner's Ring cycle: Tarnhelm When worn this powerful, magical, one-of-a-kind artefact grants three distinct powers, given below in detail. If the SKILL or MAGIC roll fails, there is no effect, with the exception of teleportation . With regard to polymorph , all clo...
by LordArioch
Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Proposed Revised Social Standing Table
Replies: 16
Views: 2954

Re: Proposed Revised Social Standing Table

Are you planning to use this for campaigns based on Titan? Maybe. Too early to tell. I don't know how much I'll need to have the Heroes interacting with all manner of blue-bloods in my future AFF2e campaign(s), but it was more of a thought-experiment. If the PCs have high-status personages as patro...
by LordArioch
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Proposed Revised Social Standing Table
Replies: 16
Views: 2954

Proposed Revised Social Standing Table

I like the concept of social standing in the game. However, I sought to devise a more granular table with more options, esp. from Knight upward. I don't know how terribly accurate this may be in light of historical European nobilities, but I am open to suggestions. Furthermore, I'm not sure where to...
by LordArioch
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Play test still active?
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

Re: Play test still active?

Is the book out???? :?: No, not yet. I have been delayed somewhat the past week or so, but writing starts again in earnest tomorrow. I am still hoping to have the pdf done by the end of November, and the same goes for the ship catalogue. Then the adventure will follow, as will the print versions. T...
by LordArioch
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Minor Characteristics
Replies: 36
Views: 8319

Re: Minor Characteristics

I will just pop in for a moment to comment in general about the urge to add more crunch to AFF2e. I've played/read/studied a wide spectrum of game systems from ultra-complex to hyper-simple, and the older I get I lean markedly towards the latter. AFF hits the sweet-spot for having some details but n...
by LordArioch
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: How did you get into Fighting Fantasy?
Replies: 16
Views: 3367

Re: How did you get into Fighting Fantasy?

In the United States in the early '80s some bookstores did indeed carry a few of the early FF gamebooks. I remember the very day in '83 when I was permitted to buy a single FF book ( Forest of Doom ). http://gamebooks.org/gallery/figfan03a.jpg I was enthralled by the gaming concepts contained therei...
by LordArioch
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: PDFs and watermarking
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Re: PDFs and watermarking

Of the four PDFs that I thus far have, only HC has watermarks.
by LordArioch
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Books and libraries to get knowledge bonuses
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Books and libraries to get knowledge bonuses

Excellent idea! Consider it nicked. :)
IIRC there is a very similar mechanic in Eden Studio's Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPG. It's called "Occult Libary" (pp. 50-51).
by LordArioch
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: First Post! Lots of thoughts/questions!
Replies: 13
Views: 2504

Re: First Post! Lots of thoughts/questions!

There is a fair following of FF and AFF in the USA and Canada, and reasonable in Brazil for some reason. France is big, and spain is not far behind. Australia and NZ seem to be big fans, judging by KS pledges and webstore sales! Noble Knight are the main US sellers of the books, and they normally h...
by LordArioch
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: The Next AFF2e PDF?
Replies: 9
Views: 2454

Re: The Next AFF2e PDF?

Argh. Looks like I already lost that wager! :oops:
Thanks for the infos! :)
by LordArioch
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: The Next AFF2e PDF?
Replies: 9
Views: 2454

Re: The Next AFF2e PDF?

Well, TITAN is now out at DriveThruRPG.com. It looks really good. I'm glad that I'm able to get both the hardcopies and a PDF copy. Good times! 8)

I'd wager that the next one will either be BEYOND THE PIT or BLACKSAND.
by LordArioch
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Anyone up for playing an online one-shot?
Replies: 21
Views: 3359

Re: Anyone up for playing an online one-shot?

Are you going to run it here, elsewhere?