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BYTE Roleplaying Game Rulebook

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The BYTE ROLEPLAYING GAME RULEBOOK has an original d8-based system and comes with 10 technological levels and 20 thematic modules that you can combine in many ways, with each combination creating a different ruleset for a unique world.

The BYTE ROLEPLAYING GAME RULEBOOK allows you to play in any historical era or the worlds of your favorite books, movies, series, or video games: from cowboys to spies, Roman gladiators to mecha pilots, elven knights to vampires, private investigators to galactic rulers, this book provides everything you will need for your game.

The BYTE ROLEPLAYING GAME RULEBOOK also comes with a bonus mini-setting: No Coin for Charon, an open world, sandbox style, modern undead apocalypse game with its own survival and hexcrawl rules.

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K.J. R January 21, 2021 12:28 am UTC
Are there any plans to make a Roll20 character sheet for this system? I am super interested in it, but I am only investing in game systems that have a Roll20 character sheet during the pandemic.
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R.G. B January 21, 2021 2:43 am UTC
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Hi there! Some good friends have already suggested that and I want to look into it eventually, but focus right now is on a couple of other things. So, I can commit to that yet, unfortunately. Cheers!
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Derek R December 21, 2020 3:45 am UTC
Maybe I missed it, but I can't find this info here or on the Kickstarter. This is a mix and match / pick and choose set of rules, so it sounds very attractive to me. But is it organized in such a way (in the PDF) that I can easily print out a specific set of chapters for my players to see? Just basic info that they will need as players so they don't have to weed through everything. Essentially all this question amounts to is this:
a) Do chapters always start on a new page?
b) Do any chapters contain overlapping information for both the GM and players? (this might be OK in player creation or basic game mechanics for example, but perhaps not for a lot of other information)
Or maybe my assumptions about the organization of this book are completely wrong. If so it would be really nice to see samples from a lot more of it, perhaps at least a page or two from every chapter / section. Perhaps a complete chapter, the table of contents, index, etc.
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R.G. B December 21, 2020 1:28 pm UTC
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Hi! I will try to answer your questions the best that I can:
a) Yes, every single one of the 20 chapter-modules starts on a new "cover" page that tells players which tech levels and BYTE RPG settings it is associated with. Still, some of the large thematic chapters (such as the one about Spellcraft) may contain optional rules that GMs may not want to incorporate into their game - these optional rules usually come in subchapters that (while not starting in a new page) are clearly indicated by a new heading (which, likewise, also informs GM and players about the tech levels and BYTE RPG settings it pertains to).
b) Except for its appendix (that contains the No Coin for Charon setting), the book doesn't have GM-exclusive info. That being said, chapters may contain rules that aren't essential for players as they don't deal with character creation, such as how to resolve a car chase or to randomly generate a grid for a space battle that is about to take place.
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December 14, 2020 12:41 pm UTC
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Is there going to be POD version of this book? It looks like something me and my group might find interesting but PDF's are tedious to read.
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R.G. B December 14, 2020 5:13 pm UTC
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Hi! Yes, we are going to release two POD versions of the book (one standard quality, another premium, both hardcover and full color). We expect to release them this December still. Cheers!
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December 14, 2020 7:30 pm UTC
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Thanks for quick reply. I'll look forward to it.
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R.G. B December 14, 2020 7:44 pm UTC
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You're welcome!
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John G November 26, 2020 8:21 pm UTC
No Black Friday sale?
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R.G. B November 26, 2020 11:53 pm UTC
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Hi there! Thank you for taking interest in our game. We are keen on doing a sale, but just not yet, while we are still working to fulfill the final rewards from our crowfunding campaign (which ended only four months ago).
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November 10, 2020 12:22 am UTC
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What IS it with you guys and disabled printing? The updated rules are AGAIN printing disabled! This is really NOT ON!
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R.G. B November 10, 2020 12:13 pm UTC
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Hi there! We updated the PDF, but we didn't change the printing options. We have checked the files settings and it still shows that the printing option is enabled. We will investigate further on the matter.
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R.G. B November 10, 2020 4:59 pm UTC
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We have simulated a purchased and downloaded the PDF from DriveThruRPG and it worked as intended, that is, with printing enabled.
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November 02, 2020 9:24 am UTC
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Printing Disabled!?!? Just about NOBODY does this! There are some of us who like to have a hardcopy and who, like you, don't live in the US or UK and, therefore, don't want either wait months or pay extortionate shipping for Print on Demand.

Not impressed ... wouldn't have backed it if I'd known that you were going to do this!
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R.G. B November 02, 2020 10:53 am UTC
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Hi, thank you for backing the project. We have updated the book and took the opportunity to unlock the printing option.
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chris D November 01, 2020 10:41 pm UTC
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I just downloaded the latest copy and was looking over and it first thing i noticed is the images seem low rez and they have a slight "fuzziness" to them. Is that by design?
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R.G. B November 01, 2020 11:26 pm UTC
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Hi there! Thank you for your purchase. No, it is not by design. We are updating the PDF later today, bumping up its resolution, which should fix this problem. All of our art is on 300 dpis files, the standard quality for printing, so we won't have any problems doing that. The update will also include a new NPC, two new illustrations, and some small fixes.
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R.G. B November 02, 2020 10:58 am UTC
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Thanks for having pointed it out. The PDF has been updated and has now the correct resolution for DriveThruRPG digital files (150 dpis).
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chris D November 04, 2020 3:35 am UTC
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Thanks for confirming this, backed your kickstarter for this. Always on the lookout for something new and fresh.
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chris D November 04, 2020 3:48 am UTC
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Downloaded new version and images are much cleaner. Love the artwork and i was sad to see them in low res before.
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R.G. B November 04, 2020 5:30 pm UTC
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My pleasure. Glad that you are enjoying the book!
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Adam J October 24, 2020 8:31 pm UTC
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Just FYI, the discord link you have on the buy page is no longer valid. Can we get an updated link if we want to join the discord server?
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R.G. B October 24, 2020 11:16 pm UTC
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Sure thing! I'm away from my computer today, but I must be able to send you an updated link tomorrow afternoon.
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R.G. B October 25, 2020 6:08 pm UTC
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I don't think I'm allowed to post links here, but you will find a working one on our webpage now.
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Curt M October 24, 2020 2:58 am UTC
Does this book cover super powers?
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William B October 24, 2020 4:51 am UTC
According to the Preview PDF "superhero characters" are listed on page 144. So, maybe?
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Adam J October 24, 2020 8:29 pm UTC
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what Preview are you looking at because page 144 is "Money and Equipment" .. The only Superpowers I saw in the preview had to do with Mutations? ... so not sure on superpowers Curt.
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R.G. B October 24, 2020 11:29 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi! Our approach to the superheroes genre is to give players optional rules to make their "heroic" characters "superheroic" with two different levels of power. There's a short list of super powers that they also can get, but they will basically be more competent with those abilities from the thematic modules applicable to the setting (spellcraft, mutations, cybernetics, etc), besides quite possibly more harder to kill. So, "superpowers" are not a thematic module per se, but a set of optional rules that players may choose to incorporate in their settings when running games of this genre.
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R.G. B October 24, 2020 11:37 pm UTC
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It's on p. 114-116.
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Curt M October 25, 2020 12:46 am UTC
Thanks for your reply.
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R.G. B October 25, 2020 1:29 am UTC
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My pleasure.
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