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GURPS has a realm management system.

Do you know what book that was in?  I have the two 3rd-edition Compendia and I don't remember seeing it in there.
I just searched around a bit because I was curious, and it looks like it's one of the PDFs released for 4th edition. You can find it at Warehouse 23. There's also Boardroom & Curia for organizations, and it may be based to some degree on the earlier GURPS City Stats.

4e might need some Compendia.
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Likewise, joining Russia means surrendering liberties and to some degree self-rule. (In part because Putin doesn’t actually allow opposition parties and representatives a chance to succeed.) So even the argument by “self-rule” that some apologias for secession are founded upon rings a bit hollow there to me.

Considering that Zelensky doesn't allow opposition parties or a free press, that's kind of a moot point:

https://news.yahoo.com/zelensky-nationalizes-tv-news-restricts-173820471.html

He's also a puppet installed by a foreign government (the U.S.).   For three years Democrats tried to convince the country that Trump was a Russian puppet, and was therefore an illegitimate president.  So... unlike Trump, Zelensky really IS a foreign-controlled puppet; why does he have any legitimacy?

Pretty sure my post referenced the secession movement prior to the start of Russia’s invasion primarily with that reasoning, where it would still be valid.

That said, even with twisted and undemocratic restrictions being placed on pro-Russian parties Ukraine still has a (now limited) democracy. Russia is pretty clearly in Putin’s pocket permanently until he dies, (which he may soon) at which point others within his regime inherit power autocratically. Zelensky has term limits, and there are elections, even if apparently liberty is being curtailed and to some degree full freedom of choice shat on.

Likewise, receiving some foreign aid in achieving a political position is not a crime, nor does it invalidate a win if direct ILLEGAL vote changing does not occur enough to shift who wins. The Democrats were full of shit and Trump argued even some degree of collusion would not be a crime. For the most part I agree. Having help winning does not make you any less the chosen leader of a democratic nation.

Also, I think it sketchy to conclude Zelensky is Joe Biden’s puppet. For a puppet he sure makes a whole lot of demands, and had been telling the US/NATO to stay out of things, not assemble on the border, and not escalate prior to the Russian invasion. Likewise, I have yet to see proof he takes direct orders in all things from the US government. Helping someone you think will be useful in their opinions get elected is not the same as actively suborning, puppeting, and ordering around a blank slate/foreign agent.

Again, too, I am not sure a simple majority vote for secession to autocracy that is against both the law and constitutional principles of liberty is legit. Even if it were somehow a majority vote within an area which I doubt it would be, without the majority support of each and every one of the municipalities that would be counted as “seceding”, seems kinda sketch. I also question a people’s right to oppress or choose autocracy via majority vote more generally, whether it be accession to Russian autocratic domination, or yes, also Zelensky’s weakening of the opposition via acquired war powers/popular support.

Also, on an unrelated note, Russia sabotaged Ukraine’s armaments decades in advance in preparation for invasion, and so to say Ukraine, which hadn’t even been accepted as a NATO candidate, was invaded purely to defend Russia seems dishonest to me. Especially given that Putin’s regime seemed to not want a big or solid democracy next to it in general, and his messaging seemed to see Ukraine as rightfully a part of Russia’s autocratic empire. Maybe clearer messaging that Ukraine would never be allowed to join NATO would have averted the attack, but I kinda doubt it.

Heck, even if that were the “reason”, Ukraine as the defender seems to me like the preferable side to support. Both because screw autocratic wars of expansion, and what the hell kind of precedent is the US setting if it totally abandons a country it promised to defend in exactly this situation, among other things. Including the precedent that would be set for China taking Taiwan with little consequence and actions of the like if the US had levied no sanctions.

I had more to say, but it’s getting late and I’ve kinda lost my train of thought.
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Just to clarify: Sword Chronicle is not part of AGE system, but is their Game of Thrones rpg without the IP. So, it's a GoT game right out of the gate. It uses what they call the "Chronicle system". While it does use only 6-sided dice (like AGE) its a level-less system where you roll pools of dice and count successes. The new generic version now also includes fantasy races and magic.

Thanks for the additional data -- I admit to having been too lazy to look this up myself, I just remembered the name and a few reviews.
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GURPS has a realm management system.

Do you know what book that was in?  I have the two 3rd-edition Compendia and I don't remember seeing it in there.
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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WXzjFECX_EOnr0uatudT-Q8H-i1RrHIhBSl8gDlS4q0/edit#


Now, to tell you about this game:

1. It's not made to be sold. It's just for Discord friends to play, or the people on a server I own.
2. It's made to simulate a world I have been making for over 3 years. Balance is not a primary priority.
3. also it's meant to be powergamed.
4. also it's based off a system a friend of mine made.

I have just finished the first half of the magic section, which makes the game good enough to play. however, I want to make a playtest on a server i own soon and I want to make sure this document is readable and understandable enough to make a character out of and engage in some combat. Thus, I am mainly looking for typo detection, run-on sentences, concise wording, and so on. Critiqing the mechanics would be a nice bonus. Comments are enabled.

The number one piece of advice I have, before even actually reading it, upon hearing that this is solely a game for you and your friends...

Trust your gut about what you want to run and your friends want to play. As well as what feels to you like your voice and genuineness as a writer and designer.

We don't know these people or the setting as well as you do, and we probably never will. It was brave to open up your work to this site's commentary, and with all the experts, veterans, designers and publishers that dwell here, I'm sure we'll try not to disappoint. But at the end of the day, it's your game, not ours, and your friends will be the ones playing it.

 Make sure to disregard any feedback we give that seems offbase in that sense, and remember that as this is a site that strongly supports free speech, some people in an attempt to give helpful criticism may sound like jerks. That being said, it takes strength to solicit criticism, and I do think you made the right decision here in asking the support of a community as knowledgeable and capable as this one.

Ultimately, you must trust in yourself to interpret what is and is not valid criticism and commentary.

Now with that being said... It's awesome that you've spent so much time and thought on something over the years that your friends now get to enjoy. Don't let anything that happens in terms of criticism ruin that for you, because it's a rare person who puts together an entire system and world like you have here, much less with the support of friends and to give back to that very amicable community. Rock on, dude.

Thanks. I'll make sure to include all the advice I think fits.
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Ukraine is under attack. It's a full on war.
« Last post by I on Today at 12:40:38 AM »
Likewise, joining Russia means surrendering liberties and to some degree self-rule. (In part because Putin doesn’t actually allow opposition parties and representatives a chance to succeed.) So even the argument by “self-rule” that some apologias for secession are founded upon rings a bit hollow there to me.

Considering that Zelensky doesn't allow opposition parties or a free press, that's kind of a moot point:

https://news.yahoo.com/zelensky-nationalizes-tv-news-restricts-173820471.html

He's also a puppet installed by a foreign government (the U.S.).   For three years Democrats tried to convince the country that Trump was a Russian puppet, and was therefore an illegitimate president.  So... unlike Trump, Zelensky really IS a foreign-controlled puppet; why does he have any legitimacy? 
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Sure, but my point remains, if you really want the campaign to be about X the only to ensure that is to give them X for free.  They can always take Secret (X, imprisonment or even death) [-15], if they don't like it.  "You're really the king and second greatest swordsman in the kingdom?" "No, no, I'm just a wandering bard." A harp string snaps with a loud twang.

  Oh I agree with you, I was just pointing how players often miss how much those advantages can be leveraged in a game. 
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By the way I'm also sharing updates on Twitter now: https://twitter.com/chillcryptworld
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Biden's Cascade of Failure!
« Last post by oggsmash on July 03, 2022, 11:49:56 PM »
Yeah, when people deliberately miss the point and throw shit at me I go off on them sometimes. No apologies.

  You made no point though.  Jeff and I and several other members of this forum are actual trained nuclear power plant operators who were in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program.  Personally I know a good deal about how nuclear power is regulated in the USA just from people I knew then who worked in the industry as well as information we got throughout training and military career while doing the job.   I can understand the point of view, but you propose what is already there on one hand as well as not understanding the former nucs working in civilian plants are there because they did not stay in the Navy, meaning they did not care to live under the UCMJ any more.   Trying to bring such a restrictive rule of law to civilians is going to mean no one works in the industry.  The people there are well trained and have integrity beaten into them from day one of being in the program.  Your solution is no solution and looked like the inane ranting of a person with absolutely zero clue as to how the system works now.  If you expect any sort of soft tone on explaining that to you when you clearly have what is a violent animus (despite likely being COMPLETELY unequipped mentally or physically to engage in violence) towards people who voted for trump,  you are completely tone deaf. 

   You just lash out and go off because that is how petulant children act.  I get wanting to vent a bit and we are all guilty of it.  The constant tone as if you are some sort of genius explaining how retarded people who vote for trump are though is a bit old, especially coming from a guy who misspells every 5th word.
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Biden's Cascade of Failure!
« Last post by Ratman_tf on July 03, 2022, 11:36:39 PM »
That's what block lists are for.

You don't seem to be managing yours very well.
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