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Hello all. I just recently found out about AFF, and bought a copy of Dungeoneers. It looked so good I tracked down a copy of 2nd edition,which I am still waiting for. I plan on reading throught the posts in the community to see all the interesting ideas.
Has anyone made any science fiction adaptions of AFF2?
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Reading through the Cypher System Rulebook, and I like it so far.
Just a couple questions for the community:
1. I see a few references to "rapid fire weapons" but cannot find the rule. Anyone know what page that's on?
2. On pages 19 and 223 character advancement is described slightly differently. Anyone know which is correct, either from an errata or maybe Numenera or the Strange?
Thank you.
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Does anyone know if the English version of Space 1889 has been released in hard copy yet? I'm really looking forward to it.
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It looks like that's just the PDF.
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Could someone explain the main differences between the rules in the Arduin Trilogy (hardback reprint) and Compleat Arduin? Are they basically the same rules, usable with D&D material? Is there a major difference in the "flavor"?
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The Arduin Trilogy (also called the Arduin Grimoire) is a supplement and set of rules variants for OD&D, and can be used with pretty much any OSR game, transforming that game into the Arduin game.In a sense it's the original fantasy heartbreaker, but is also a lot more than that. The first 3 books are d20; books 4-9 move the rules gradually into a %-based system.

The Compleat Arduin is Mark Schynert's re-edit and compilation of all the Arduin Trilogy / Grimoire material, and forms a complete standalone game. It's mechanically quite detailed and complex, and very crunchy, but it's still very much Arduin -- all the essential elements (classes, races, monsters, spells, criticals, items, etc) are there. It's also much more complete than the Trilogy. It's a nice set, but it feels very much a product of the early 90s, in the same way the Trilogy feels like a product of the later 70s.

They're both cool and worth having imho. :) 
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I needs more shelves.
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Cinder blocks and boards, cut to size.  Near perfect over sized shelving that wont groan under the weight of a thousand neutron stars worth of gaming materials.
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Does the new REUP include all the force skills from the Tales of the Jedi sourcebook?
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Mars Sketchbook: http://youtu.be/ery2pvhUzlc

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Another question:
How do you determine how many powers a Mentalist knows?
We are told how many per day.
is it 1d3, like the sorcerer?
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It would be the number indicated on the table, with an extra power for high ability.

Sorcerers have books of spells. Mentalists and scientists have a suite of powers or gadgets. 
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Speed up play, save your character sheet idea:
Use land cards from Magic, or something similar, for your ability pools.
Different colors for each pool. Central draw/discard pile.
Good idea or bad idea?
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+Tyler Provick, don't pay for Lands! As +Lex Starwalker says, most players have many dozens spare. They are a scourge at most games stores...reproducing like cockroaches...
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I'd really like to order a copy of the Arduin Trilogy hardback, but I saw a rumor that they are no longer available.
Can anyone comment on this? I want to introduce some new players to RPGs, and I thought Arduin might be a good way to show them how fun and crazy they can be.
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Just got the game in the mail today and it looks like awesome-fun!
I just have a quick question for +James Desborough​​.
I'm not too familiar with how the OGL works. Did you have to cite all those sources in part 15 (copyright notice) because that's where the majority of skills and race traits were derived? Also, would I be able to do similar if I'm writing a game that's not necessarily d20 based?
Thank you so much for your time and the game.
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Okay, that's what I thought but wasn't sure if the race traits were based on monster traits in the SRD. Tome of Horrors seems referenced the most.
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I just realized today (January 5th) is the second anniversary of this community. I'd like to thank everyone for joining and sharing stuff.
I intended to participate more myself, just like I'm always telling myself I'm going to write more for my blog, but life seems to get in the way much of the time.
This year I want to make a change. Cut out some of the lazy TV time and write and draw more. And run more games here on G+, definitely.
So grab your Geiger counters and watch out for buggem holes.
Here's to a more creative and fun new year!

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