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#1 torquemadaza

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:07 AM

Hey guys

 

I'm preparing to take my group through their first EotE adventure in a few weeks, and was thinking on how to explain the new dice, symbols and the core mechanic in an engaging, yet clear way. I'm the only one with the rulebook, and none of them had access to the Beta. So, I made this pdf to help me explain it all to them.

 

It's more a presentation than a pdf to send your players. I plan to talk through it (like a powerpoint presentation) on my big screen TV with my players sitting comfortably on the couches, answering questions as they occur. 

 

Just thought to share it with y'all. 

 

edit: The updated link.

 

Enjoy.


Edited by torquemadaza, 04 August 2013 - 01:54 PM.

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#2 Naglareph

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:13 AM

Great! I was planning to do something like that!

I find it ossom! You should add it to the ressource list thread.


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#3 torquemadaza

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:14 AM

Just have. :) thanks.



#4 eldath

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:29 AM

Nice work, however as per RAW Triumph and Despair do not cancel each other. The success/failure aspects can be canceled as per normal success/failure but the special effect cannot.

 

Having looked more closely I find I had misread page 11 and hadn't paid enough attention of page 13. Still great work though.


Edited by eldath, 24 July 2013 - 11:40 AM.


#5 torquemadaza

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:48 AM

If you read carefully, that screen says "COEXIST"


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#6 Bobus X

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:22 PM

This...is...AWESOME!

 

I am gonna use this on my dropbox file for Star Wars, and definitely show it to my players/prospective players.  Seriously, this is both great looking and a nice explanation of the very basic mechanics.  If you got more coming, keep it going!



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:38 PM

Good work!


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#8 cikeo

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:47 PM

Thanks for this.



#9 kaffis

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:13 PM

Nice work, however as per RAW Triumph and Despair do not cancel each other. The success/failure aspects can be canceled as per normal success/failure but the special effect cannot.

 

Having looked more closely I find I had misread page 11 and hadn't paid enough attention of page 13. Still great work though.

The part you've struck through is correct. You can have both special Triumph and Despair results on the same roll.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:18 PM

Very nice look indeed. Thx.
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#11 Kager

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:08 PM

Bravo!



#12 kelann08

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:01 PM

This tool is amazing.  Awesome, awesome work man.



#13 Kager

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:56 PM

I have converted it into a windows media file so i can stream it during the pregame prep for when my players arrive tomorrow night, (their first experience with This RPG)!
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#14 torquemadaza

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:15 PM

I have converted it into a windows media file so i can stream it during the pregame prep for when my players arrive tomorrow night, (their first experience with This RPG)!


Excellent! Just in time. Any feedback from a live session, pass it on. My first is still 4 weeks away.

A minor niggle I noticed is that he labels for triumph and despair should be closer to their symbols. Pg13 I think. Just be clear in the description that the labels don't belong to the success and failure symbols just below them.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:21 PM

If you don't mind I am going to post this link on other message boards for people having trouble getting into the game. I haven't seen it yet (I can't seem to open it on my iPad) but from the feedback in this thread it sounds like a great introduction.
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#16 torquemadaza

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:32 AM

Hey guys,

 

So I've made a small update.

 

Pg 1: I've added my name and those of these forums, and a "no copyright infringement intended" line. 

 

Pg 13: I moved the labels for despair and triumph closer to their symbols and better explain how the failures and successes contained within those symbols are cancelled by other success and failures as normal. 

 

Pg 14: Fixed a typo. ("...pistol you skill..." to "...pistol your skill...")

 

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This is pg 13:

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Feel free to ignore this update, as you can through your own explanation, mitigate any ambiguity my designs might illicit. 

 

If you haven't used v1 yet, by all means v2 is a little better. 

 

Edit: Download the updated file here.


Edited by torquemadaza, 04 August 2013 - 01:55 PM.


#17 fjw70

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:10 AM

I am having a lot of trouble getting this file.  First it took me to a page with what looked like a lot of ads asking me to download exe files and sign up for some account.  Now it says it can't find the page.  Could someone put the file is dropbox or something like that?  I really would like to see this file.  Thanks.



#18 torquemadaza

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:51 AM

Sorry to hear about the trouble finding the right file.

 

I've put it on my dropbox.

 

Follow this link straight to the updated pdf.


Edited by torquemadaza, 04 August 2013 - 01:55 PM.


#19 fjw70

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:56 AM

Thanks. Your efforts are vey much appreciated. I am trying convince my old 4e D&D group to play this game and this looks like a great intro.
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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:04 AM

Very nice! This will come in handy when I introduce this game system to my crew of old hands. Thanks for this.


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