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Jarkoon - Adventures on Planet X!

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Astounding! Amazing! Incredible! Non-stop action using familiar rules! Who wants to read through reams of text just to get to the action? No-one right? These rules assume you know how to role play. They assume you know about “Golden Age” comic book space fantasy adventures. (Sword & Planet rules through a retro lens). They assume you know how OSR products work. There, it’s done. You know how to play already. Just get on with it. Ray guns set to kill! Flash! Bang! Zoom!

 

 
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Pablo N October 17, 2018 12:06 am UTC
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A great little game, and my second in the X! series. 7 classes (1 an alien race), a bestiary and some world background in about 18 pages. The classes ooze golden age atmosphere and cover all the bases. Nice bestiary including psionic spiders, the very cool Grimgazer, and degenerate remnants of the old masters plotting revenge from subterranean lairs (make sure and create new creatures from here http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Comic_Book_Characters - gotta love the Batmen of Luna). Jarkoon gives enough info to get something started and open-ended enough to really make it your own . Would also be great for Barsoom, Old Mars, Amtor, Mongo, Scorpio, Callisto, or ...whatever you want, even Planet Hulk (the genre conventions for sword & planet consistent and well-developed).
You could probably even do an inner-earth kind of thing - like the Warlord comic with just flavour changes - like 'offworllder' becomes 'surface dweller' and adding lizard men and also a commie cold-war antagonist. A lost world thing...See more
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James A October 10, 2018 1:11 am UTC
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I discovered one other small mistake....the Astronomer's Invent Device progression seems off. They are listed as receiving a level 3 device at level 3...looking over the pattern from the other X games I am assuming this should be a level 2 device.
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Simon W October 10, 2018 8:44 am UTC
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Yes, thanks - its a small typo that'll be corrected in the next upload. Hope you like the game!
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Shawn C October 09, 2018 6:35 pm UTC
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I am home sick today and was surfing drivethru for something new and interesting. Just bought and read Jarkoon - Adventures on Planet X! I love it! The rules are a nice simple adaption of old style D&D. The character classes are great. The world and background take me right back to Lin Carter, Clark Ashton Smith, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Moorcock, etc. Simon, I hope you plan to put out some supporting material in the future. Till then, as well as mining to books of the genre I think several Conan adventures could be adapted well.
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James A October 09, 2018 4:25 pm UTC
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Thank you good sir! And may I suggest you go with your first instinct if the advantage/disadvantage system didn't feel right for this one. I tend to muck things up if I get too fiddly with something. My initial gut feeling is usually spot on because it hasn't had time to be prejudiced in any way.
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James A October 09, 2018 12:04 pm UTC
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This is GREAT Simon! But I have a few questions- what is the range of the Psion's telekinesis power? The Astronomer's Levitation belt- is it one use per level per adventure like the Feather fall belt? And if so, is there a duration or is it meant to be up or down any distance per use? Lastly, no Advantage/Disadvantage chart on this one?
Questions aside, this is easily my favorite of the X series. Thanks a million!
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Simon W October 09, 2018 3:59 pm UTC
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Hey, I'm glad you like Jarkoon. The Telekinesis power is usable at a range of 60 ft +10 ft per level of Psion. Yes, it is the same as the Feather Fall belt and it is as you suggest (no duration as such). I didn't want an advantage/disadvantage chart on this one, but I might consider adding one if enough people want it. I will update the pdf shortly with the points you raised. I'll also add some Lo'Kreen name examples.
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