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[Genesys] The Haunted City [3/5 | 3]
« on: March 02, 2018, 01:00:17 PM »
Game System: Genesys RPG

Game Style: High fantasy/medieval, mystery, heavily social

Players: 3-5
@Brave Sir Robin  ??
@Yojimbo
@Acetwinelf

Player Skill Expectations: All players welcome

Starting Character Information:  Basic starting characters, per the book

Posting Expectations: Every other day or so, preferably every day

Restrictions: N/A

Other notes:  Genesys is a new system (info on the system here), it came out at the end of 2017.  If you have played Star Wars, Edge of the Empire, you'll be very familiar with the core rules.  This is basically a generic, more polished version of that system.  It's fairly easy for new players to get the hang of, though the Narrative Dice System takes a bit of getting used to, but I think is awesome and a much more dynamic storytelling system than straight "Roll to hit this number".

Spoiler: Narrative Dice System: • show
Every challenge your character faces will have them rolling some combination of Ability and Difficulty dice, known as a dice pool, to determine the results. Ability dice come from your character’s unique skills and characteristics, and provide Success and Advantage symbols. Difficulty dice come from the difficulty of the task your character is trying to achieve, and provide Failure and Threat symbols. Lockpicking an old, rusty door may only provide one Difficulty die, while hacking through a hi-tech firewall designed by a master codesmith may provide many more Difficulty dice. To succeed in whatever task your character is trying to accomplish, a player simply must roll more Success symbols than Failure symbols.

While this may seem simple, the addition of the Advantage and Threat symbols make the results far from binary. Rolling more Advantage symbols yields some positive side effect, regardless of success or failure of the task. This can include things like finding unexpected cover in a firefight or remaining unnoticed while hacking a computer. Meanwhile, rolling Threat means some negative side effect has occurred. Maybe your character drops their weapon after a successful attack or takes longer than expected to track their quarry through the wilderness.
~From the website

Feel free to PM me if you'd like more information.

Because this system is so new, it's a very loose set of stats with lots of room to create your own stuff.  (Gnome stats don't exist in the book, but we could totally make them up.)  There will be a lot of "Ok there's no rule for this, so what do you think about _____?"

This is a pre-written campaign, split into 3 acts, so once it ends, I'm done.  =P  It is highly unlikely that I will try to continue this campaign past the written conclusion.  (The main draw for me to DM it is that the content is already written and I don't need to prep for it.)

Note:  We'll probably need to use an off-forum dice roller since our forum dice roller doesn't have the Genesys dice.  Probably this one.
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Re: [Genesys] The Haunted City [0/5 | 3]
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 11:20:09 AM »
Only just saw this now; I'm definitely going to look into the rules, though I'm not sure yet if I have time to start a new game. I'll try to let you know!

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Re: [Genesys] The Haunted City [0/5 | 3]
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 11:46:54 AM »
Cool beans!
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Re: [Genesys] The Haunted City [0/5 | 3]
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 02:03:26 PM »
I'm certainly interested! I know absolutely zero about the system, but I'm intrigued.

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Re: [Genesys] The Haunted City [0/5 | 3]
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 02:06:44 PM »
It's a fairly simple system, and it's a LOT of fun for some dynamic storytelling.  =D
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Re: [Genesys] The Haunted City [0/5 | 3]
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 08:03:44 AM »
Haven't played the system before but sign me up!

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Re: [Genesys] The Haunted City [0/5 | 3]
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2018, 09:03:36 AM »
Sweet.   8)

@Brave Sir Robin , what are your thoughts about joining this one?

I'm trying to determine the best way to go about character creation if you guys don't have books.  Since it's a pre-made campaign, would you guys like to give me character concepts and I'll make characters for you?
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Re: [Genesys] The Haunted City [0/5 | 3]
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2018, 09:33:23 AM »
I'm like 75% sure I'm in. ^__^ I've had a chance to glance at the rules, they seem really neat. Reminds me a LOT of Marvel Heroic, which is one of my favourites. It's a bit like Marvel Heroic and the old WoD system had a baby, but WoD isn't sure he's the real father and is growing suspicious of how much time Marvel Heroic has been spending with D&D over the last couple years..

Wow that analogy got dark.

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Re: [Genesys] The Haunted City [0/5 | 3]
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2018, 12:22:00 PM »
I may be able to track down pdfs of the book but otherwise I'm not opposed to giving you a concept and have you work out the mechanics.

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Re: [Genesys] The Haunted City [0/5 | 3]
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2018, 12:39:47 PM »
Legal Version  =P

I won't link to any less-than-legal versions cuz... reasons.  But good luck, if that's what you're looking for.  XD
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