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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2011, 05:37:56 AM »
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Doesn't M&M have a fantasy supplement?

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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2011, 07:40:29 PM »
I wouldn't bother with W&W.  You have to buy both books, and there are game mechanics that were put in to balance superheroes that don't work at all at the heroic fantasy level, but they didn't address that.  IMHO, it's not a good choice.

Lots of good suggestions here, but without a way to narrow down your preference we're just compiling a list.  Let add D6 Adventure to it; there's lots of dice bouncing and the game lends itself to iconic and heroic characters.
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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2011, 08:16:52 PM »
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There is no "good" point-buy fantasy RPG. There are adequate ones, and terrible ones.

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Mr. RPGPundit, I think we can change your mind. :)

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/wayfarers-core-rulebook.html

We no longer boast a bear man on our cover (which might cost us a point with you), but where you gave our first effort a 7, I think you'd give this revised version a 9. (I wouldn't presume you'd ever give point-buy fantasy a 10.)

It's revised, not an entirely new game, but we pushed it in all the right directions.
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« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2011, 03:15:46 PM »
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Mr. RPGPundit, I think we can change your mind. :)

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/wayfarers-core-rulebook.html

We no longer boast a bear man on our cover (which might cost us a point with you), but where you gave our first effort a 7, I think you'd give this revised version a 9. (I wouldn't presume you'd ever give point-buy fantasy a 10.)

It's revised, not an entirely new game, but we pushed it in all the right directions.


Well, if you feel really sure of that, you could always send us a review copy.

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« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2011, 05:12:29 PM »
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I tried RuneQuest with the group too but for some reason it didnt grab them.


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« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2011, 06:56:39 PM »
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We no longer boast a bear man on our cover
Dude, no bear man and warrior nun?  You're losing me here. :D
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« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2011, 08:29:42 PM »
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Well, if you feel really sure of that, you could always send us a review copy.

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Deal.

Once I have a copy in my hands, I'll let you know.
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« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2011, 08:31:56 PM »
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Dude, no bear man and warrior nun?  You're losing me here. :D


I know, we took a real risk removing the nun hacking a S&M bear man to pieces. Only time will tell. :)
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« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2011, 07:48:04 AM »
Well, not sure these strictly are point-buy, but at least they're not class- and level-based:

Exalted (no problem to crank it up to really epic levels)
FATE (the fantasy variant is Legends of Anglerre, but if GURPS is a contender, you could also try out the generic FATE iteration called Strands of FATE)

A system i like for fantasy is Roll&Keep, there are two versions for it:
7th Sea (swashbuckling pseudo-europe setting)
and
L5R (fantasy version of a mix of Japan/Korea/China)

7th Sea is OOP but i am sure you could find copies secondhand or go to drivethru to buy electronic copies.

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« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2011, 08:53:28 AM »
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Deal.

Once I have a copy in my hands, I'll let you know.


Very well then.

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« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2011, 10:44:05 AM »
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Mr. RPGPundit, I think we can change your mind. :)

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/wayfarers-core-rulebook.html

We no longer boast a bear man on our cover (which might cost us a point with you), but where you gave our first effort a 7, I think you'd give this revised version a 9. (I wouldn't presume you'd ever give point-buy fantasy a 10.)

It's revised, not an entirely new game, but we pushed it in all the right directions.


Markkat, can you tell us a little more about the revision? I have the pdf of the current version and I'm curious. When will it be released?
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« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2011, 10:28:59 AM »
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Markkat, can you tell us a little more about the revision? I have the pdf of the current version and I'm curious. When will it be released?


You might want to ask, and he might want to answer, on a separate thread.  Not just to avoid derailing this thread but so that the conversation doesn't get lost here, and others who might be interested would hear about it.

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« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2012, 03:07:18 PM »
Hello RPGPundit.

You expressed a willingness here to review our revised Wayfarers RPG. It was just released by Mongoose, and if you are still willing, I'd love to send you a copy.

If so, could you please send an address to jimmy@yeoldegamingcompanye.com

Thanks!

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« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2012, 04:05:06 PM »
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Mr. RPGPundit, I think we can change your mind. :)

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/wayfarers-core-rulebook.html

We no longer boast a bear man on our cover (which might cost us a point with you), but where you gave our first effort a 7, I think you'd give this revised version a 9. (I wouldn't presume you'd ever give point-buy fantasy a 10.)

It's revised, not an entirely new game, but we pushed it in all the right directions.


How does the revised edition differ from the original?

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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2012, 05:01:33 PM »
Legend of Anglerre
Different Brp fantasy editions
Gurps 4th ed with the Dungeon series of pdf's
And if you like Gumshoe, I do think there is a fantasy game in the works there.
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