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Fundamentals of Tabletop Roleplaying
by Rebecca R. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/20/2012 12:23:48

Experienced role-players probably won't have a use for this personally, but it's a very good introductory handout to give to a newbie. Very clear explanation.



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Fundamentals of Tabletop Roleplaying
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 04/09/2012 11:20:38

If you are rooting around this website, you probably know what a role-playing game is all about already...

... but have you ever tried to explain what it is that you do to a non-gamer, or even worse, your Mom?

Or are you the sort of person who quite likes it that someone has made the effort to distil out the fundamentals of what is going on. After all, virtually every RPG core rulebook I've opened has a section on "What is role-playing" - someone must think it's a good idea.

So here is a very clear distillation of the core nuts and bolts of how our beloved hobby works. Even if you are an experienced gamer, even if you are accustomed to telling non-gamers what it is all about, you may find it of interest... because it is a clear and focused description of what goes on during the course of a tabletop game - and more importantly, WHY.

If you like to see processes described, have a look. If you have curious friends, pass them a copy (it comes at the right price!).

Who knows, you may garner some converts! Be ready to run an introductory session...



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The Cog Wars (Zero Edition)
by Simon S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 01/08/2012 07:29:09

This is an amazing product given that it's free. Starting with the negatives - the presentation is text heavy with simple B&W illustrations every-so-often, but what do you expect from a free product. Having said that the writing is good and the layout makes it nice to read. Th download also includes character sheets, a primer and various other worksheets which I'm even thinking of adapting for other games.

The system/game is written like a series of toolkits - making missions, making characters, handling bases, doing missions - it's a very interesting approach and I think it'd work very well for gaming groups who need a quick break from a campaign and just want to have some fun. System is easy to learn and is quick and fun. It's one of these indie-type games with fate-like conditions. Contentions are resolved by building up conditions until an opponent is forced to yield. It'll work well for an energetic and fun time around the table.

The setting puts you/your team as a group of rebels fitting against some evil mastermind. What I perhaps admire most is that the approach to taking down the mastermind; a series of attacks at the various resources and sources of power for the mastermind until they are vulnerable to attack. It's a series of mini-sabotage missions to take down the oppressor.

You can't really fault this - download it and play it now.



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The Cog Wars (Zero Edition)
by Craig D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/09/2011 12:52:29

I like this game for a lot of reasons. One of these is a film by Hayao Miyazaki released back in 1988, I'm currently uncertain whether I can name it or not. The resolution is very flexible if a bit finiky, I've never been a big fan of descriptive systems. The setting is very detailed, though it is possible to replicate any Steampunk Anime. Character generation again, makes me think of several films where such people appear (not all with robots) and the parts they play. I do wnder what those films would have been like with Cog-like characters, this game lets you emulate that. My main focus has been re-creating films and Anime, and I am predjudiced in that direction. However there is plenty of material to run several months worth of adventures, and the Mission Creation system helps fire the imagination in that respect. This is one of a few Steampunk games I have looked at and enjoyed, and I'm surprised to see it being offered for free.



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