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Elwood P. Dowd

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« on: February 28, 2006, 02:36:31 pm »
Who here plays Fudge?
 

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2006, 02:39:46 pm »
For some reason, it doesn't click with me.  Oddly, I really want to try out Fate (a Fudge derivative), I can't explain why it looks better.

I like the setup of fudge dice, with the central tendency equal to the skill and the dice creating variance around it.

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2006, 11:02:44 pm »
i'd play judge if anyone else I know want to, but no such person exitsts as of yet.

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2006, 11:49:50 am »
Quote from: Elwood P. Dowd
Who here plays Fudge?

I've run Fudge before but it can be a hard sell.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2006, 03:01:30 pm »
I looked at the rules, but they didn't seem particularly structured.  How does the system hold up under actual play?  How does it compare, stylisticly and flow-wise, with other systems.
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2006, 07:52:57 pm »
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I looked at the rules, but they didn't seem particularly structured.  How does the system hold up under actual play?  How does it compare, stylisticly and flow-wise, with other systems.
That's a hard question to answer. Fudge is an RPG toolkit so it all depends on which "build" you're playing.

For example I'm a narrativist so my two favorite versions are FUDGE Buffy the Vampire Slayer and FUDGE Pumpkin Town. Other gamers swear by Fate but I don't think I like aspects and phases.

In my experience the first two play very quickly and are ideal for people who've never gamed before.

PS: No Fudge dice? No problem. If you have some spare six-siders and a permanent marker, you can make Baby's First Fudge Dice.
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006, 08:59:58 am »
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PS: No Fudge dice? No problem. If you have some spare six-siders and a permanent marker, you can make Baby's First Fudge Dice.

I've been playing around with dice and found out that D4 - D4 has a very similar distribution to 4 Fudge dice.  Obvsiously, the tails only go out to 3 instead of 4, but otherwise, the probabilities are always within 1-2% - close enough that you could use them with Fudge rules without noticing a difference in game play.

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2006, 10:37:25 am »
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I've been playing around with dice and found out that D4 - D4 has a very similar distribution to 4 Fudge dice.  Obvsiously, the tails only go out to 3 instead of 4, but otherwise, the probabilities are always within 1-2% - close enough that you could use them with Fudge rules without noticing a difference in game play.

I've played a few times with the Feng Shui d6-d6 method. The curve isn't even close to 4dF but it sure was a lot of "wild and wahoo" fun.
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2006, 02:24:40 pm »
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I've been playing around with dice and found out that D4 - D4 has a very similar distribution to 4 Fudge dice.  Obvsiously, the tails only go out to 3 instead of 4, but otherwise, the probabilities are always within 1-2% - close enough that you could use them with Fudge rules without noticing a difference in game play.

That's really interesting & a little surprising.  I'm thinking though that the curve would be less center-weighted...

Fudge dice themselves basically amount to 4d3-8, if I remember right.

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