What if Crimson Dark was a RPG?

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Re: What if Crimson Dark was a RPG?

Post by Vile » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:33 pm

Well, you know I'm keen on skill systems instead of class & level systems. But if you're really keen on the level system (to be honest I don't think it works outside of a specific subset of fantasy), the new kids on the block are all playing D&D 5E. Certainly a lot easier on the referee, I can tell you.

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Re: What if Crimson Dark was a RPG?

Post by Vile » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:54 pm

Hey David ... would you mind terribly if I posted a link to my RPG Kickstarter here? You can see it f you click my sig. Nothing to do with my ongoing campaign to get you to let me turn CD into an RPG. 8-)

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Re: What if Crimson Dark was a RPG?

Post by David » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:39 am

Vile wrote:
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:54 pm
Hey David ... would you mind terribly if I posted a link to my RPG Kickstarter here? You can see it f you click my sig. Nothing to do with my ongoing campaign to get you to let me turn CD into an RPG. 8-)
Go ahead. Thanks for asking :)

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Re: What if Crimson Dark was a RPG?

Post by Vile » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:05 am

Awesome! I'm totally not trying to sell you on my RPG-publishing credentials. :twisted:

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Re: What if Crimson Dark was a RPG?

Post by The Colonel » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:51 am

AaronLee wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:42 am
I actually hacked apart what I knew from a number of systems to make a vehicle and character based RPG. You basically had "lifespan brackets" that ran from birth to clinical death/mind upload (depending on what you chose.) The brackets lasted varying lengths and, after you went through the development/childhood stages, you took career brackets that gave you a paying job/skills/connections. Whatever your latest one was determined where you started the game.

The entire system was skill rather than class based, you could even buy skills and quirks if you wanted to go super-custom.
This - and the later discussion of Traveller and the like - sound like a better idea than anything d20 based. Although I'd be careful of trying to operate people and ships under the same rules.
I'm certainly going to throw my hat in against class and level mechanics - class is, perhaps, tolerable as a decent enough way of packaging skills so that you don't accidentally forget to pick up a core competency for your character, but has a tendency to devolve into all sorts of silliness like tiering, cRPG derived "combat roles" and niching. Level strikes me as somewhere between annoying and toxic - in large part due to the power curve effect.

Lifepath generation has always intrigued me - although it's wretchedly hard to write, point buy has its merits as well as long as you don't become combat obsessed and assume that characters built on equal points are equally effective in a fight...

You might also look at a BRP style "improvement by use" process.

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Re: What if Crimson Dark was a RPG?

Post by jasales » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:53 pm

David wrote:
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:36 pm
So, as I mentioned in my Patreon video, I'm in the very early stages of developing a CD RPG :)

I had very little tabletop RPing experience during CD's first run, but my time at BioWare introduced me to the wonderful world of Pathfinder, run by a truly amazing GM. Since then I've also played D&D and Dark Heresy, and I'm GMing my own pathfinder campaign with some friends.

I'm looking at a d20 system for the CD RPG, because I like my polyhedral dice, and I'm currently exploring ways to make ship-to-ship combat as deep and as rewarding as personal combat, without forcing players to specialise in one or the other.

Have you looked at Stars Without Number (Revised Edition) by Kevin Crawford? Check it out. There is a free version available through drivethrurpg. It's roots are DND but with some really nice focus on game playability and gm tools.

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What if Crimson Dark was a RPG

Post by Scorpcow » Sat May 18, 2019 11:47 am

For me, it was when I was given a Xbox and an old copy of Morrowind that I really fell into the RPG crowd of gaming as a kid all the way now after 17 years. What got you interested in this genre?

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