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Ginger gamer, developer extrordinaire, and all around nice bloke :)
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So having a quick read over the John Carter quickstart rules, I note they've gone for personal momentum pools, albeit "with the Narrator’s permission, players can contribute Momentum to a fellow players’ pool".

I found in my first game of Conan, the momentum pool did feel a little game-y at points (e.g. the character with amazing melee skill rolling as many dice as possible on an easy attack to generate lots of momentum for everyone else to pick up). But then at other points it was nice for the players to still ensure there turn got used performing "heroic deeds" as the group pool offered them the extra point of momentum they needed to tip a hit over the threshold into a proper harm.

I think I'd like to try personal player pools in Conan, but wondered what other's thought about this - whilst I like that it might steer people to justify narratively how their attack gives other people momentum (if that's what they are trying to do) I do also worry that given everyone a momentum pool would give them the ability to hoard a LOT more momentum! (Although everyone loses one each round, so maybe hoarding isn't that effective).

I also liked that the pool size is set to your lowest attribute. Take that, min-maxers !

Working my way through the rules, and the combat example on page 131

Here the child of set attacks a PC, who declares a defend reaction for one doom, and they roll off against each other.

Later a PC attacks the child of set. GM declares it’s D2, and the PC succeeds. But then the GM spends a Doom to try and defend - hold on, didn’t he have to do this BEFORE the player rolled his attack?

Hopefully a simple one. As a human, when I cast beast within, it "turns my hands into claws" and "adds +1d6 to all natural and unarmed attacks."

Does this make my unarmed damage 1d6+1 (as humans only do 1 unarmed damage normally)? Or does this give me 2d6 natural damage (as let's say claws do 1d6 natural weapon damage, as they seem to on most monsters, and the spell also grants +1d6 to all natural weapon damage)?

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King of Dragon Pass in this week's Humble Mobile Bundle !

https://www.humblebundle.com/mobile
Humble Mobile Bundle 10
Humble Mobile Bundle 10
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Another Lone Wolf thing on Kickstarter - must have it !

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1615043334/lone-wolf-the-board-game

Halfway through the campaign, and halfway funded. Come on Come on Come on....
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This morning... I took the stairs
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I really loved the Lone Wolf books as a kid, so I'm really keen to get hold of this bundle of kickstarter awesome:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/461807648/joe-devers-lone-wolf-the-lone-wolf-adventure-game

Next year, Kai RPGing !
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Pushing hard for a mid-range 30 coin add-on to the soon-to-close Lone Wolf RPG Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/461807648/joe-devers-lone-wolf-the-lone-wolf-adventure-game

That way, if the system presented doesn't rock my world, I'll have plenty of material AND 30 AWESOME BENNIES (as +Campaign Coins make superb metal coins) to work with a "Savage Lone Wolf" conversion !

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Tasty longnecks
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