This is horrible news! What if i have 2 players who wan't to play the same class? Or an entire party! And a bloody deck where i draw cards from? And you say this is NOT a board game? Then it is a card game, for it has cards. Argue that all you want.
Well if the party wants to play the same class I suspect you simply put that class card on the table and everyone can look at it, or if it is to annoying print a few copies of it. From this report it seems to be a RPG which uses cards in addition to dice in the same way as some uses minatures in addition to dice, I see no problem with it.......I hope they have alcoholcards.
Another thing that bothers me is the Insanity deck. Before they had pages of information about insanities to describe in detail what hapened to the character. And if the DM didn't think they fit he'd make up his own. Is this what makes 3rd edition better at PR? I think not! How are they going to contain all that information on one random card! Insanities can NOT be randomized!
And this stance thing? Forcing gamers to do things in game is NOT Roleplaying. Quite the opposite.
An insanitydeck dioesn´t need to be bad, if the cards are big they could be allright each insanity had max half a page anyway in 2nd edition, if the GM wishes to choose which one he can flip through the deck rather than the pages in the book.....the isanitygeneration was random in 2nd edition to you know.....and stances if I understand them aren´t that bad.....it forces your characters to think about how they feel for an encounter......if they are cautious, aggresive or doesn´t care.
As i see it, if i read the text right, it is something more like the more you attack, the more into it you get and must keep attacking in some kind of a frenzy.
This would be logical. But it is not helping RP, it is forcing it. RP is to feel what your character would do, not being forced to do it.
It does say "depending on which stance you choose to be in" and that you can change it every turn so I think it is totally up for the character.
3 books, a party sheet, 3 character boxes and 3 00+ cards takes a lot more space then one book and 6 pieces of papers. This isn't opinion, this is fact. You can put all the character sheest between the pages of the core book, thus you only have to carry around the space of one book. You s icarrycan't do that with boxes and 300+ cards. And the die you can alwayn your pocket in both situations.
Yes a little bit but if done well it´s not a big problem and in addition it is easier not to lose anything if it´s going back into the box at the end of session, you notice it then and can search.
Ron B. Stard said:
But I feel this is going to be a losing battle, arguing against the game. It seems this forum will be flooded with perky and positive posts, no doubt paid by FFG. So let the propaganda and brain washing commence. I'd like to say I will never buy and FFG product again, but alas I think I am going to by Rogue Trader. At least that's a proper roleplaing, one hopes.
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