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Author Topic: Planets of Peril  (Read 1644 times)

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Re: Planets of Peril
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2022, 12:38:50 PM »
Looking forward to this. Exiled in Eris, Shatterzone, and Worlds Beyond are some of my favorite games.
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Re: Planets of Peril
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2022, 06:53:48 PM »
I need to ask - why in P&P there is Celibacy attribute on sheet?
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Re: Planets of Peril
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2022, 07:10:26 PM »
Looks good. Appreciate seeing a character and character sheet. Covers are nice, but character sheets can say so much about what a game is going to be about.

So true.

You might want to make a Maxim for this as a RPG general rule: ''if you want to see what a game is like quickly, look at the character sheet first. ''
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Re: Planets of Peril
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2022, 07:14:11 PM »
I need to ask - why in P&P there is Celibacy attribute on sheet?

LOL Now that this has been pointed out I can't stop laughing.
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Re: Planets of Peril
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2022, 07:31:14 PM »
I need to ask - why in P&P there is Celibacy attribute on sheet?
Because there are special rules for attraction, seduction, and offspring. Use them or don't use them.

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Re: Planets of Peril
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2022, 11:23:20 AM »
Once Planets of Peril is done (and it’s close), I’ll probably be doing another Forgotten RPGs blog entry.

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Re: Planets of Peril
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2022, 09:55:39 PM »
I need to ask - why in P&P there is Celibacy attribute on sheet?
Because there are special rules for attraction, seduction, and offspring. Use them or don't use them.

It's a bold strategy, Cotton, let's see if it pays off for 'em!

I'm curious enough to sink a little coinage into it.


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Re: Planets of Peril
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2022, 10:01:03 PM »
Once Planets of Peril is done (and it’s close), I’ll probably be doing another Forgotten RPGs blog entry.

I had a good run with Treasure Awaits, so I'm looking forward to this one. With the right people rule light can sing.
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Re: Planets of Peril
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2022, 11:33:50 PM »
I had a good run with Treasure Awaits, so I'm looking forward to this one. With the right people rule light can sing.

Do you mind elaborating on this, maybe in a new thread? I have had my eye on that for a bit and have not pulled the trigger. Push me over the edge.

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Re: Planets of Peril
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2022, 11:53:30 PM »
I had a good run with Treasure Awaits, so I'm looking forward to this one. With the right people rule light can sing.

Do you mind elaborating on this, maybe in a new thread? I have had my eye on that for a bit and have not pulled the trigger. Push me over the edge.

Without going into it too much, and because I'm not much of a writer or a typist - slow as shit for one thing.:

It's been at least 7 years or more. I moved a few times during that period and cannot find my copies. At one time I had my alternate rules for rangers and paladins on the precis page. I believe skathros and I each had our own ideas for those options. Basically too many years of D&D are engrained into my mind. I watch a show and go - hey, he's a 4th level ranger before I catch myself and wonder what I'm doing. I can't help it. Fantasy characters from tv and movies get assigned class and level. I'm sure I'm not alone in doing this. So when a game lacks options to make it more like D&D I add them. I find that to be a problem in my thinking - it narrows my mind to a D&D view even when I've not played D&D for a decade. I do play a D&D game currently, but my example still stands. I'll hem and haw at times about how D&D sucks goat balls, inflating HP are queer....then my thinking has me right back into D&D mode. It's a curse. Although, I think it makes me understand Pundit when he's preaching about how your game better be OSR rules or it's for the birds. Or worse, it's a storygame. Die, swine, die!

I remember liking the game even if it took a brain shift to grasp it. It's rules light, after all. I'd recommend the pdf, and if you like it then the hardcopy. Alas, without a copy of it my brain can't recall it. I think it uses a simple d6 mechanic, but something says there's more to it than that. Too many damned games (and most of them sucked!) has rotted my brain. Now I'm 95% about setting. Maybe brettmb has a good preview file for it? He is, without a doubt, the publisher I've had zero problems with (and he even threw in swag for my order!). Him and FFG,  who sent me a replacement for a book I ordered when I got the wrong book. They even let me keep the wrong book!

My apologies for not being able to tell you a better and more detailed view of the game.
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Re: Planets of Peril
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2022, 12:05:08 PM »
I need to ask - why in P&P there is Celibacy attribute on sheet?
Because there are special rules for attraction, seduction, and offspring. Use them or don't use them.

It's a bold strategy, Cotton, let's see if it pays off for 'em!

I'm curious enough to sink a little coinage into it.
A common theme of the Sword & Planet genre is romance, so this game delves into it a bit. It's also possible for campaigns to span several generations, so determining who bonds with whom and if children are born adds a bit more flavor.

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Re: Planets of Peril
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2022, 12:24:09 AM »
Planets of Peril is now available in PDF format with Softcover pre-order.

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Re: Planets of Peril
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2022, 05:50:28 PM »
I have been reading through the PDF. 

Digging it so far, I like the system - there are a reasonable amount of skills to pick from, and the “roll two dice” system is very quick to grok.

I’m inspired to do something similar to He-Man, but more “shitty 80s sword and sorcery” vibe. Probably no magic transforming sword, yes to something like Skeletor (maybe he’s a Terminator endoskeleton style robot wearing a cloak, his technology is magic to the locals, various unique henchman subordinates). T&A galore.

Maybe the Castle Grayskull equivalent has psychic powers, which are in the book.

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Re: Planets of Peril
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2022, 06:31:22 PM »
more “shitty 80s sword and sorcery” vibe
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Re: Planets of Peril
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2022, 09:17:06 PM »
I have been reading through the PDF. 

Digging it so far, I like the system - there are a reasonable amount of skills to pick from, and the “roll two dice” system is very quick to grok.

I’m inspired to do something similar to He-Man, but more “shitty 80s sword and sorcery” vibe. Probably no magic transforming sword, yes to something like Skeletor (maybe he’s a Terminator endoskeleton style robot wearing a cloak, his technology is magic to the locals, various unique henchman subordinates). T&A galore.

Maybe the Castle Grayskull equivalent has psychic powers, which are in the book.

So... Deathstalker the RPG.  ;D

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