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Jeremy Friesen
A poor soul hopelessly consumed by gaming.
A poor soul hopelessly consumed by gaming.
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A part of my Let’s Read “Stars without Number” series. Go grab your free copy of SWN and join in. Equipment and Vehicles Encumbrance Readied Items – half Strength, rounded down Stowed Items – full Strength A readied item is immediately available during a…

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I was reminded again today of a long running thread on Enworld.org discusses the difference between Combat as War and Combat as Sport. There are two competing ideologies about combat in RPGs. The modern one, Combat as Sport, is based around the idea of…

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A part of my Let’s Read “Stars without Number” series. Go grab your free copy of SWN and join in. Systems Stars without Number details: combat and healing scenes, durations, skill checks, saving throws Remaining are: Hacking Character Advancement…

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Contrary to my latest posts about Stars without Number, I continue to run a mostly once a week session of Tomb of Annihilation. Originally, I was running two different groups, but getting high schoolers together to game is a real challenge. So I’m down to…

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Systems Stars without Number details more systems than combat and healing. SWN also details: Scenes and Durations Saving Throws Skill Checks Scenes and Durations Instead of copious tracking of time by the minute and hour, there is the concept of a scene.…

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A part of my Let’s Read “Stars without Number” series. Go grab your free copy of SWN and join in. Systems – Combat and Healing Breaking apart the Systems chapter into: combat, injury, death, and healing scenese, saving throws, skill checks, hacking,…

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A part of my Let’s Read “Stars without Number”series. Go grab your free copy of SWN and join in. Psionics Opens with game setting, psionic abilities are a congenital curse that unless trained lead to insanity. Nice fluff. Highlights that NPC psionics…

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A part of my Let’s Read “Stars without Number” series. Go grab your free copy of SWN and read along. Character Creation Page 3 quickly explains what the players need to know about the system, rules, and expectations of play. This game is not for the…

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A part of my Let’s Read “Stars without Number” series. Go grab your free copy of SWN and read along. Into the Waiting Light This opening chapter, and single page (p1), sets the tone for what lies ahead – both in the book and hopefully at your game table.…

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Welcome to the inaugural post in a series of posts in which I read Stars without Number (or SWN). Interested in reading along? Grab a copy of the Stars without Number: Revised Free Edition or buy a copy of the Stars without Number: Revised Edition.…
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