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Incline OSR Games - Official thread

Discussion in 'The Gazebo' started by catfood, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. MartinK Literate

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    OSR is elitist by nature, not being welcoming to newcomers is not a bug.
     
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  2. Stormcrowfleet Arcane

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    Depends how we define it. But I need more than random table of chargen and combat rules to have a full experience. Personally to be "out of the box" there needs to be exploration procedure, dungeon procedure, reaction, morale, items with prices, list of monsters/magical items/etc. to have a dungeon on the fly, etc. For example, OD&D is minimalist and really fucked up in its layout, but it has all of those with just 3 little booklets of 30 pages. Also, and this is purely opinion at this point, I like compatibility. A lot of those OSR I consider non-out-of-the-box-ready also loses compatibility, which to me is another negative point.

    I'm not saying they are bad games, that nobody should play them, etc. I'm just saying I prefer something like OSE where they put a lot of effort into giving a full experience of an RPG (afterwards if you want to hack at it, go for it!). Your table your fun.
     
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  3. Bara Savant

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    Well Old School Essentials hit $190k so that's all 8 new classes unlocked and leaves only the last one at 200k for converting the free adventure book to a hardcover version from paperback.

    Break down of the classes, Mage & Chaos Knight sound fun. No idea what he's going to name Bard 2.0 that still sounds good.

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    Beast master: Adventurers who have a special connection with animals, having the ability to speak with them and (at higher levels) even see through their eyes. This class is (as is probably obvious from the name!) heavily inspired by the 1982 sword & sorcery film of the same name.

    Changeling: Magical humanoids that possess powers of deception and shape-stealing. In essence, this class is a playable version of the doppelgänger monster.

    Mycelian: Humanoid mushrooms that dwell in lightless caverns deep underground. Like the changeling, the mycelian class is also based on a monster (of the same name — featured in Advanced Fantasy: Monsters and the Advanced Fantasy Referee's Tome). The mycelian is a great fit for campaigns set in the depths of the Underworld, perhaps adventuring alongside characters of the other Underworld races presented in the Advanced Fantasy game (drow, duergar, svirfneblin).

    Warden: Members of a secret society which protects their native lands from invasion and the influence of Chaos. Wardens are skilled warriors who are adapted to life in the wilds. The warden is a simple class that fulfills a common need — a non-magical ranger. (The ranger class featured in Advanced Fantasy: Genre Rules and the Advanced Fantasy Player's Tome gains access to divine magic at higher levels.)

    Mage: Adventurers trained in a miscellany of arcane arts, making them powerful allies. The mage is a really interesting class — a wizard with arcane skills (which work mechanically like thief skills) instead of spells. It's my attempt at answering the perennial question "what would Gandalf look like in D&D?". (And yes: mages can use swords!)

    Chaos knight: Warriors who are bound (whether willingly or not) to the service of an infernal patron—a chaotic deity, demon, or devil. The chaos knight is the chaotic counterpart to the lawful paladin.

    Mongrelkin: Weird humanoid crossbreeds with mismatched body parts of many different creatures. Like the previously discussed changeling and mycelian classes, the mongrelkin class is based on a monster (of the same name — featured in Advanced Fantasy: Monsters and the Advanced Fantasy Referee's Tome).

    Bard (2e take): The bard character class presented in Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy is somewhat unusual. Like all of the Advanced classes in the game, it's inspired by the bard as presented in the 1st Edition Advanced rules. That is, a divine spell caster and beguiler allied with the druidic faith. In all later editions of the game (as far as I'm aware), the bard class has taken a rather different tack, becoming something of a jack of all trades and an arcane spell caster with no connection to druidry. The 8th class to be added to the Character Options booklet will be an alternate version of the bard, inspired by the class as presented in the 2nd Edition Advanced rules.


    Also the add-on options have been listed
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  4. Melan Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    That's good money even by mainstream RPG standards. Holy moly.
     
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  5. Sacibengala Savant

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    Are you, sir, the same Melan from the glorious Xyntillan’s fame?
     
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  6. Melan Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    I also wrote Slaughter in the Salt Pits. +M
     
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  7. pakoito Arcane

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    I am in charge of organising a lvl 1 intro adventure for a 2-3h session this Friday. I'm probably running Knave Rats as the system. Do you have any short but memorable adventure you'd recommend?
     
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  8. Sacibengala Savant

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    You sir, made a damn fine adventure. Xyntillan is pretty high on my favorite adventures list. I’m just waiting for my hardcopy to arrive. I’m looking forward your next book and for the hyperlinked version of the Xyntillan PDF. Never heard of that one you said above, though.
     
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  9. Sacibengala Savant

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    I’m now reading tower of the stargazer from lotfp and I’m enjoying it very much. Perfect for new players and DM alike.
     
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  10. pakoito Arcane

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    >28 pages of content

    A bit too much for a 3h session methinks :P
     
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  11. Bara Savant

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    OSR Humble bundle is available funds will go to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

    Other news is OSE hit 210K and revealed their stretch goals up to $300k. Only three of them and not that exciting bar the second one.

     
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  12. TheDiceMustRoll Game Analist

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    just picked up the Sailors on the Starless Sea hardcover. The extra material and retrospectives is nice, but there's a peter mullen cover variant that just makes me wish that'd been the cover, because the original art is out-fucking-classed. Peter Mullen and Stefan Poag are just amazing artists.
     
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  13. pakoito Arcane

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    Anything worthwhile here?
     
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  14. Guvide Literate

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    I mean you can get Swords and Wizardry and Castles and Crusades for less than 1 euro. That's two complete rulesets.
     
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  15. Bara Savant

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    If you plan to run stuff ive heard great things about the Barrowmaze megadungeon.
     
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  16. Sacibengala Savant

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    SW complete is free on drivethrurpg.

    I don’t like Barrowmaze, too verbose for my tastes.
     
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  17. TheDiceMustRoll Game Analist

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    This, if you want a good megadungeon, do the next Greg Gillespie or Stonehell. Don't run other things
     
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  18. Bara Savant

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    So when browsing art station to find stuff to use for my sessions I came across this guy who did work for the new Old School Essentials Advanced fantasy books

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    I can't think up what that monster at the top could possibly be.
     
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  19. pakoito Arcane

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    It's embarrassing you can't recognise your Momma's homecoming picture.
     
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  20. sgm Educated

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    Looks like the 1st edition Xorn.

    Sent from my SM-G960W using Tapatalk
     
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  21. Morblot Aberrant Member Patron

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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    It's the last 24 hours of the OSE Kickstarter. The counter's showing almost 269 000 dorra.

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  22. pakoito Arcane

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    300k get, I need those dice
     
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  23. Bara Savant

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    No dice on new dice.

    Funding ended on $291,549.
     
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  24. Morblot Aberrant Member Patron

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    That's quite a pot. I wonder what the record is for tabletop RPGs on Kickstarter?
     
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  25. Sacibengala Savant

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    Three 6 sided die was pretty underwhelming to be honest.
     
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