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Any particular reason for that?
Well, on the RPGnet front they’ve worked with some people they don’t like, and dug their heels in when called out.

On the FAN front, they banned some people from their forums in a really heavy handed and shitty way, leading to the “Echoes of the Multiverse” forum being created in protest, and then they eliminated their forums entirely, and deleted the archive.
 

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Well, on the RPGnet front they’ve worked with some people they don’t like, and dug their heels in when called out.

On the FAN front, they banned some people from their forums in a really heavy handed and shitty way, leading to the “Echoes of the Multiverse” forum being created in protest, and then they eliminated their forums entirely, and deleted the archive.
Deleting the archive was really the final blow. Hundreds and hundreds of Heroes and Villians created by the community were flushed down the toilet. A real shitty move. I think users managed to grab a lot of it before the purge.
 

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Deleting the archive was really the final blow. Hundreds and hundreds of Heroes and Villians created by the community were flushed down the toilet. A real shitty move. I think users managed to grab a lot of it before the purge.
I got RPGnet to create a “creative” forum with a snarky comment about the time the bans happened, but it didn’t last long. People didn’t use it enough to make it worth it, I guess.
 

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On the FAN front, they banned some people from their forums in a really heavy handed and shitty way, leading to the “Echoes of the Multiverse” forum being created in protest, and then they eliminated their forums entirely, and deleted the archive.

Wow. Scorched earth, much?
 

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Do you like Advanced Fighting Fantasy? Same basic rules. Character creation is super quick. Do you like off the wall weird? There's a mix of things, like a Jack Vance post-post-post-apocalypse but not super dark, more strange.

You can get a plain text version of the rules here.
Piggybacking on this, Troika! is fast and easy, weird and whimsical. As Stan Stan said, it is basically Advanced Fighting Fantasy with some tweaks. Changes include a different advancement system, and a new and abstracted (in a cool way IMO) encumbrance system.

There is a lot of reliance on randomness in chargen and the rules, so if that sort of thing turns you off, you may take issue with it here. The limited scope of advancement has led many to say that Troika! isn't suitable for "campaign" play. I've yet to test that theory, but every time I've gotten it to the table so far, it's been great fun.

And there is a metric TON of free and low-cost material for it.

Aside from that, the Numinous Edition is a charming book that is well-made, and is a joy to read.

By all standards, I really shouldn't like Troika!, but damn it, I do.

And, not that anybody asked, but I used this free adventure, House Party, as a follow-up to the adventure in the book, because
my group wanted to go to the party hinted at in the adventure's conclusion
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Huh, not sure I want yet another DnD 5e variant out there. I'd rather have seen a slightly updated Ubiquity version of Space 1889. Thanks for letting us know its there though Gringnr Gringnr ! :smile:
 

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From what I can tell, it's available in both a modified version of the original rules and 5e.
 

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From what I can tell, it's available in both a modified version of the original rules and 5e.
Yeah I just read that it's offering both, the original mechanics were ok but I think Ubiquity served it better over all. On the 5e part, I'm just tired of everything being ported to 5e. Though you can't blame developers from trying to make a buck and 5e is the potential money making hand over fist elephant in the room.
 

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The problem is that tons of people already have the main books. I, for one, want the Supernatural Handbook. I don’t need another copy of the core, or Gadget Guides…

This. I'm a fan of M&M, I back plenty of Kickstarters, but there no game books on offer in this one that I didn't already have. I don't love the system or the company enough to make what would amount to a charitable donation.
 

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The Kickstarter for the Exalted Third Edition Sidereals book started yesterday.


It made its target in, like, a half hour, but it might be worth getting in on it for some martial arts stretch goals.
 

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I’m very excited for the new Dicey Tales based on the Barbarians of Lemuria engine. I have their older supplements for BoL Legendary Edition and am excited for this product which will be a fully fledged pulp ruleset based on BoL.
I'm looking forward to this one as well
 

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I’m very excited for the new Dicey Tales based on the Barbarians of Lemuria engine. I have their older supplements for BoL Legendary Edition and am excited for this product which will be a fully fledged pulp ruleset based on BoL.
I'm in for a hardcover. Is the eventual page count mentioned anywhere that I missed?
 

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I don’t see a page count listed, hopefully they will give us an idea soon.
 

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I’m very excited for the new Dicey Tales based on the Barbarians of Lemuria engine. I have their older supplements for BoL Legendary Edition and am excited for this product which will be a fully fledged pulp ruleset based on BoL.

I'm excited for this, too. I have the originals and I'm glad this is finally here. I told myself no more Kickstarters. But I am weak.
 

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I’m very excited for the new Dicey Tales based on the Barbarians of Lemuria engine. I have their older supplements for BoL Legendary Edition and am excited for this product which will be a fully fledged pulp ruleset based on BoL.
Thank you sharps54,
I came looking for a spot to announce our KS and see you have it all well in hand. Thanks again!
Jeff
 
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