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Elegant Initiative Design

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Second title in my elegant design series focuses on combat iniatiative system options and turn order structure in general. If you have interest to see how your current initiative system could be spiced up with some additions or even replaced completely with a one more fitting to your play style, you should find this an interesting read.

Many of the systems and mechanisms are in use in various RPGs but equally many are my own creations or variants.

Topic covered in more specific:

  • Different of deterministic and random turn order
  • Control of focus
  • Two variants of action-based initiative order
  • Queue systems in turn order
  • Group-based turns
  • Alternating turn order between opposing groups
  • Resource use in turn order modification
  • Engagement-pull system to create more "life-like" combat engagements
  • Shared turns used to create a feeling of a simultanious clash
  • Wait and interrupt model to react to what other characters do
  • Sub-group turn ordering principles
  • Many against one situation like boss monster fights
  • Quality of turn considerations (missing sucks)

Please review the full document in quick preview. Full page preview  features the engament-pull mechanism.

Note: the content has been created with PowerPoint and printed in pdf-format. It has been a concious choice to keep the copy in concise format.

 
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November 6th, 2017
Maybe more for game designers but makes me think that perhaps a few tweaks to basic initiative could be in order... need to try it out first, my group is not too open for sudden house rule changes. [...]
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November 4th, 2017
First, I would simply recommend getting Mr. Arto Saari's "All Think Different BUNDLE". I'd value the bundle at about $5. I assume Mr Saari isn't a native English speaker. His products contain many odd sentences, grammar mistakes, spell [...]
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October 29th, 2017
A slide-show presentation on initiative methods, as seen in many RPGs. The graphics and writing are clear and concise. It's not clear where "elegance" comes in -- most of the presentation is about describing the methods and how they work, and [...]
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