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Alpha Duo Fantasy: Early Beta Version

Alpha Duo Fantasy: Early Beta Version

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Welcome to the first public beta for Alpha Duo Fantasy Roleplaying!

What is this?

This is the earliest playable prototype of a new indie fantasy RPG (final name TBD), which takes the genre-neutral Alpha Duo engine and tailors it for the fantasy genre. This beta document includes all the core game mechanics plus just enough guidance and lore to serve as a starting point for iteration.

This is a playable game. Although this beta is far from its final form, it's built on a solid foundation. Its core is the already-established Alpha Duo system, so by definition the game is playable as-is. This document is the first iteration of tailoring that system for fantasy, as well as a sampling of topics which may or may not be included in the final game. That's what iteration is for!

What to Expect

This beta document is your starting point for fantasy roleplaying with the Alpha Duo system. Feedback will inform updates, and iterations will be added to this page for easy download. Eventually, development will cross a line where enough has been settled that a new version will resemble the final book more than it resembles an iteration of this beta. It's possible that will result in a shift in the process and the end of free access to new versions, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

In the meantime, I want your feedback! I expect there to be lots worth critiquing in this beta—that's the point! Please comment below with your impressions, preferences, and desires so that the game can develop into the best it can be!

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Marja E September 29, 2020 7:44 pm UTC

I've just looked over the draft rules. I'm not sure how they'll work in play, but I'm glad you emphasize quick resolution. You may want to list motivation in character creation. I'm glad you list disabilities, but I'm not sure how significant disabilities would affect quirks. If you're planning on a separate book, or a superheroes book, that could cover more complicated disabilities. In addition to "upwards" character advancement, you might want "sideways" character development. I figure advancement would be more prominent in a "Save the World" campaign and any "zero-to-hero" style, while other development might be more prominent in a "Gethremite Journey" style campaign.
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Jacob K September 29, 2020 9:33 pm UTC
Thanks for the feedback! Re: separate books (superheroes, etc), yes, I plan to make lots of different games using the Alpha Duo system. Fantasy is only the first (after the genre-neutral Basic Rules, which have been out for a while now). Thanks again for your thoughts!
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