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Author Topic: Project Black Flag Playtests  (Read 3345 times)

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Project Black Flag Playtests
« on: January 18, 2023, 10:52:30 PM »
So, Kobold Press announced the first playtest files drop on February 2023. Are you going to participate?
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Re: Project Black Flag Playtests
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2023, 11:00:49 PM »
Maybe. We Are Amused by the title, if nothing else.

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Re: Project Black Flag Playtests
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2023, 11:13:43 PM »
Maybe. We Are Amused by the title, if nothing else.

I'm curious about how different it is from 5e and about what will Wankers on the Beach will do about it.

Plus the title is REALLY amusing to say the least.
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Re: Project Black Flag Playtests
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2023, 12:25:36 AM »
Will it be a free download?

If so, I'll check it out.

Otherwise, no.

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Re: Project Black Flag Playtests
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2023, 12:50:43 AM »
Will it be a free download?

If so, I'll check it out.

Otherwise, no.

You have to sign for the newsletter, I haven't seen anything about a price anywhere.

https://koboldpress.com/project-black-flag-update-sticking-to-our-principles/
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Re: Project Black Flag Playtests
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2023, 09:00:59 AM »
At the end of the day, it sounds like 5E with the serial numbers filed off, so No.

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Re: Project Black Flag Playtests
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2023, 09:02:15 AM »
I might take a look, if only out of curiosity.

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Re: Project Black Flag Playtests
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2023, 05:09:32 PM »
It's worth joining in on and talk about just to remind people what WotC did/tried to do. Take the wind out of their sales so they're in a bad position going into the OneD&D launch.

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Re: Project Black Flag Playtests
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2023, 06:27:15 PM »
I imagine it will have woke politics shoehorned into the rules, so I'm not terribly excited about it.
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Re: Project Black Flag Playtests
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2023, 06:35:37 PM »
I imagine it will have woke politics shoehorned into the rules, so I'm not terribly excited about it.

Have they done it with their other products? Aside from that one chapter in the Kobold Guide to GMing (which also featured Frank Mentzer), have they done anything obviously bad?

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Re: Project Black Flag Playtests
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2023, 06:45:06 PM »
I imagine it will have woke politics shoehorned into the rules, so I'm not terribly excited about it.

Have they done it with their other products? Aside from that one chapter in the Kobold Guide to GMing (which also featured Frank Mentzer), have they done anything obviously bad?

That's basically what I was referring to.  If they could publish that woke junk in the Kobold Guide, I don't see them having a spine strong enough to resist more woke garbage slipping into their new rules that will be courting existing 5e players.  I would be very happy if I'm wrong, though.
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Re: Project Black Flag Playtests
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2023, 06:46:12 PM »
Are white males actually allowed to participate?

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Re: Project Black Flag Playtests
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2023, 06:50:11 PM »
I imagine it will have woke politics shoehorned into the rules, so I'm not terribly excited about it.

Have they done it with their other products? Aside from that one chapter in the Kobold Guide to GMing (which also featured Frank Mentzer), have they done anything obviously bad?

That's basically what I was referring to.  If they could publish that woke junk in the Kobold Guide, I don't see them having a spine strong enough to resist more woke garbage slipping into their new rules that will be courting existing 5e players.  I would be very happy if I'm wrong, though.

The interesting thing is/will be to see what WotC does about it, since it's derived from 5e, it hasn't been published yet therefore it falls outside of the authorization of the OGL1.0a. Will they go after Kobold Press for this or not?

I think it won't be published under ANY OGL but maybe under ORC.

So, depending on how WotC reacts, how open is the ORC it could be a good place to rebuild the OSR from, which might include creating a retroclone of itself cutting any woke garbage they put in.
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Re: Project Black Flag Playtests
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2023, 06:58:51 PM »
Are white males actually allowed to participate?
Between Paizo’s inevitably woke-leaning revisions, BFRPG bending leftwards and Kobold Press there’s the prospect that all of the major non-OGL SRD’s are going be on the wokish side.

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Re: Project Black Flag Playtests
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2023, 07:09:46 PM »

That's basically what I was referring to.  If they could publish that woke junk in the Kobold Guide, I don't see them having a spine strong enough to resist more woke garbage slipping into their new rules that will be courting existing 5e players.

They had the spine to publish Mentzer, who has been something of a persona non grata in woke circles for a while.

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Between Paizo’s inevitably woke-leaning revisions, BFRPG bending leftwards and Kobold Press there’s the prospect that all of the major non-OGL SRD’s are going be on the wokish side.

How is Matt Finch? And there's also Free League - they're Swedish, and if they were seriously woke you would expect them to have made it obvious by now.