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Re: Post your latest acquisitions
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2020, 11:17:32 PM »
Of the games I ordered this month I am getting the John Carter of Mars RPG Dotar Sojat, Prince of Helium and Jeddak of Jeddaks era source books. As well as The Narrator's screen and adventure.Furthermore I ordered all of the rest of the Basic Fantasy RPG books that I don't already have. (Namely Castle by the Sea, Adventure Anthology two, Monkey Isle and Saga of the Giants). Finally the other book I ordered is Fantastic Heroes & Witchery. As for a gift I am receiving that would be Infected Post Apocalypse RPG.
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2021, 08:40:59 PM »
Just acquired.  Another two from Free League. 

Forbidden Lands-   The GM I’m playing with is interested in running this after our current campaign.  Don’t know a lot about it yet. 

Coriolis-   I picked this up just because it’s from Free League.  It’s pretty low on my to read list so I’m curious if anyone here knows about it.  I’ve flipped through it and the art is nice. 

Edit.  How do I make the pictures right side up?
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Re: Post your latest acquisitions
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2021, 08:48:15 PM »
Coriolis-   I picked this up just because it’s from Free League.  It’s pretty low on my to read list so I’m curious if anyone here knows about it.  I’ve flipped through it and the art is nice.
I don't like the MY0 rules, but I love the Coriolis setting. Unfortunately, the book is really light on gear and even talents, so it feels somewhat incomplete. However, if I were to run it, I'd probably use a generic system anyway (but more gear to get a feel for the tech levels would be nice).

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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2021, 08:51:17 PM »
Coriolis-   I picked this up just because it’s from Free League.  It’s pretty low on my to read list so I’m curious if anyone here knows about it.  I’ve flipped through it and the art is nice.
I don't like the MY0 rules, but I love the Coriolis setting. Unfortunately, the book is really light on gear and even talents, so it feels somewhat incomplete. However, if I were to run it, I'd probably use a generic system anyway (but more gear to get a feel for the tech levels would be nice).

What is it you don’t like about the Year Zero Engine?
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Re: Post your latest acquisitions
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2021, 09:01:31 PM »
Edit.  How do I make the pictures right side up?

I found opening them with something like Paint and then saving it again worked.
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Re: Post your latest acquisitions
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2021, 09:03:45 PM »
Beyond the Supernatural 1E for 1E. The binding was glued back with the kind kids use in highschool and pretty beatup. Hard to beat for that price and given that 2E has too much missing and the missing BTS2 books are probably vaporware not disappointed.

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Re: Post your latest acquisitions
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2021, 01:27:13 AM »
Let's see, 80+ digital solo games from an itch.io bundle.
https://itch.io/b/770/solo-but-not-alone

And in hard copy...


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Re: Post your latest acquisitions
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2021, 05:38:26 AM »
As a gift; I received Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, for D&D 5E.

I want to spend more time with it, but life gets in the way.

After a couple of hours with Tasha's; I think I personally appreciate Xanathar's Guide to Everything, more.

I don't need more rules or more options for 5E.  Heck, the basic rules are plenty.  However, I do enjoy seeing additional spells laid out for this edition.  It gives me a reference, for my own machinations
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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2021, 05:43:25 AM »
Coriolis-   I picked this up just because it’s from Free League.  It’s pretty low on my to read list so I’m curious if anyone here knows about it.  I’ve flipped through it and the art is nice.
I don't like the MY0 rules, but I love the Coriolis setting. Unfortunately, the book is really light on gear and even talents, so it feels somewhat incomplete. However, if I were to run it, I'd probably use a generic system anyway (but more gear to get a feel for the tech levels would be nice).

What is it you don’t like about the Year Zero Engine?
In Coriolis, specifically (because that's the only one I own), it is the limited range of options. Characters can start to feel very similar to one another from the start (which isn't too unusual) and stay that way much longer than I like (this is the bigger problem). I'm also not too keen on the target number of 6 (on a d6) and needing to use the reroll mechanic to accomplish much of anything reliably. Overall though, it might be less of what I don't like about it and more that there's nothing in it that I specifically like (mechanically; again, the setting and art are pretty awesome).

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Re: Post your latest acquisitions
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2021, 09:43:04 AM »
For Christmas I bought myself Lion & Dragon as a .pdf and Hardcover (still waiting for that bad boy to come in).  My players are used to 5e/Forgotten Realms.  I am looking forward to going all Medieval on their asses...

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« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2021, 11:41:31 PM »
Coriolis-   I picked this up just because it’s from Free League.  It’s pretty low on my to read list so I’m curious if anyone here knows about it.  I’ve flipped through it and the art is nice.
I don't like the MY0 rules, but I love the Coriolis setting. Unfortunately, the book is really light on gear and even talents, so it feels somewhat incomplete. However, if I were to run it, I'd probably use a generic system anyway (but more gear to get a feel for the tech levels would be nice).

What is it you don’t like about the Year Zero Engine?
In Coriolis, specifically (because that's the only one I own), it is the limited range of options. Characters can start to feel very similar to one another from the start (which isn't too unusual) and stay that way much longer than I like (this is the bigger problem). I'm also not too keen on the target number of 6 (on a d6) and needing to use the reroll mechanic to accomplish much of anything reliably. Overall though, it might be less of what I don't like about it and more that there's nothing in it that I specifically like (mechanically; again, the setting and art are pretty awesome).

In MY0 when you push a roll and fail you risk damage to one of your stats but failing is also the main way you gain points for more mutations.  I’ll have to see how that mechanic works in the other games but at least with MY0 it’s great. 

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« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2021, 08:53:02 AM »
Coriolis-   I picked this up just because it’s from Free League.  It’s pretty low on my to read list so I’m curious if anyone here knows about it.  I’ve flipped through it and the art is nice.
I don't like the MY0 rules, but I love the Coriolis setting. Unfortunately, the book is really light on gear and even talents, so it feels somewhat incomplete. However, if I were to run it, I'd probably use a generic system anyway (but more gear to get a feel for the tech levels would be nice).

What is it you don’t like about the Year Zero Engine?
In Coriolis, specifically (because that's the only one I own), it is the limited range of options. Characters can start to feel very similar to one another from the start (which isn't too unusual) and stay that way much longer than I like (this is the bigger problem). I'm also not too keen on the target number of 6 (on a d6) and needing to use the reroll mechanic to accomplish much of anything reliably. Overall though, it might be less of what I don't like about it and more that there's nothing in it that I specifically like (mechanically; again, the setting and art are pretty awesome).

In MY0 when you push a roll and fail you risk damage to one of your stats but failing is also the main way you gain points for more mutations.  I’ll have to see how that mechanic works in the other games but at least with MY0 it’s great.
I said I didn't *like* the mechanic, but that doesn't mean it doesn't work. If you like it, go with it. For me, I'd rather run Coriolis with D6 Space (or possibly Genesys) over the MY0 system. Regardless, I do recommend Coriolis for the setting, so I think you got a great piece to your collection from that purchase.

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« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2021, 09:00:02 PM »
I dunno. I liked the IDEA of the Coriolis setting, but upon deeper inspection I kept running into 'no there, there', if you get me? 

It doesn't help that the MY0 rules, and as you noted how equipment tends to go, produces no 'feeling' for the setting either, its just sort of meh.

I think that's easy to miss in the Year Zero line, because the (counts finger...) Four distinct play options each provide radically different approaches to characterization that it obscures how thin everything else is... of course since 'everything else' is also supposed to be unexplored, and thus easily served with a nice heaping of 'DYI' setting creation rules, also makes up for it.. both elements lacking in Coriolis. Which is why I steeled myself, and exercised rare discipline and did NOT buy the new Aliens RPG.... previewing it showed me the 'illusion of choice' in character creations (Eg every character winds up a near clone of every other character, mechanically), and.. well... MY0 rules.
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