Race is always a strange thing in fantasy games, especially those in the vein of D&D. It means a lot to players, because it can change how a character works and performs in very essential ways. At the same time, it makes little actual difference in the game world. Continue reading
In all likelihood, this is once more one of those things which nobody gets riled up about – nobody but me. Anyway. Blue Planet v3 is scheduled to come out next year. That – and an online discussion I got into – has reminded me of something that happened a while ago:
The Odnashdoi Utrom is a faction for the The Red Star Setting of d20 modern. The Odnashdoi Utrom are a young movement dedicated to the Commonwealth, using their mastery of information technology and kasting to manipulate their enemies. Continue reading
After the Warrior the Adventurer follows.
I have build 3 classes and this was probably the most difficult to construct. I had the picture of Indiana Jones, Quatermain and a bit of Lara Croft in my head and somehow had to come up with a d20 class which would live up to these characters. The Adventurer was constructed by combining the Fast and the Dedicated Hero. Continue reading
Well, here we go again. Every 2 years the Mega Manga Convention (MMC) takes place in Berlin and this time d6ideas is also present giving RPG introductions.
While I recognise almost every single cosplay outfit, my fellow gamers from d6ideas mayby watched some anime or looked into some mangas, but I am pretty much the exception here. So there are many new things to discover: Continue reading
… blut_und_glas' question is answered this time by Nogger, Prime, Pythia, Shadom, yennico and blut_und_glas himself. These answers create seeds for new genres and settings, new technologies, new forms of magic, and new subcultures, without being bound to specific games or systems Continue reading
The Red Star campaign setting gives a rundown on the iconic weapons used in the comics – from the ubiquitous hook to Kyuzo's hailer and Makita's SWORD, and even going far beyond that. Still, space in it is limited, especially with all the other parts of the setting, the vehicular weapons, the skyships, the military-industrial sorcery, the spiritrealms, and what not. Continue reading
Again and again I see threads in german discussion boards which reference this theme in one way or another. Sometimes it is about a non-flattering description of an individual or the hobby in a television show, perhaps it is about if being a roleplayer helps or hamper your pick up skills for woman and once in a while it is at its core: if Roleplaying is somehow embarrassing or not. Continue reading
The Red Star Campaign Setting describes the Hydra Class superkrawls as cityblock sized modular fighting vehicles, which are individually assembled in vastly different variants to perform a variety of battlefield tasks. The book gives details and stats for one such variant, armed with multiple heavy siege guns, but leaves the others up to the individual group. Continue reading
Well, there is a simple answer to this. D&D 3rd edition has many incarnations. We have 3.0, 3.5, Pathfinder, various other third party products and d20 modern. Some variants have only minor differences while others feel very different. But every incarnation usually change the basic classes to change the feeling of the system. Continue reading