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#61 MILLANDSON

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:17 AM

SWN is better than NSW...too close to NSFW in my opinion.  

That's exactly what I was thinking.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:26 AM

 

SWN is better than NSW...too close to NSFW in my opinion.  

That's exactly what I was thinking.

 

 

 

So pronouced...Swin?  That could work.  Just like the World of Darkness is Wod.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:56 AM

 

 

SWN is better than NSW...too close to NSFW in my opinion.  

That's exactly what I was thinking.

 

 

 

So pronouced...Swin?  That could work.  Just like the World of Darkness is Wod.

 

 


Lol if we go SWN we could do SWNG Star Wars Narrative Game aka "Swing"... also do people pronounce Wod like "wad" of gum?

 

I guess you might think of NSFW in NSW but N* is a nice descriptor, like how we slap d on the front of many systems (d6 d20 dx etc)

 

also written out it's better:

"I'm playing Narrative Star Wars (NSW)" makes more sense than "I'm playing Star Wars Narrative (SWN)"

 

As such I prefer NSW



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 02:26 PM

SWN is better than NSW...too close to NSFW in my opinion.  

 

If this is SWN (Swin), then Warhammer using the nearly same system is WHN (Win). If you add "Game" to the end they become SWiNG and WHiNG.  :) I'm actually not worried about the pronunctiation of the acronym itself. The acronym is for written/typed speech to make it shorter. When I'm talking to someone I'm just going to say Star Wars Narrative or Warhammer Narrative, etc, unless I somehow find myself in a speed round discussion regarding Star Wars RPGs.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 05:04 PM

 

 

 

SWN is better than NSW...too close to NSFW in my opinion.  

That's exactly what I was thinking.

 

 

 

So pronouced...Swin?  That could work.  Just like the World of Darkness is Wod.

 

 


Lol if we go SWN we could do SWNG Star Wars Narrative Game aka "Swing"... also do people pronounce Wod like "wad" of gum?

 

I guess you might think of NSFW in NSW but N* is a nice descriptor, like how we slap d on the front of many systems (d6 d20 dx etc)

 

also written out it's better:

"I'm playing Narrative Star Wars (NSW)" makes more sense than "I'm playing Star Wars Narrative (SWN)"

 

As such I prefer NSW

 

If they are using terms like Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP), then going with Star Wars Narrative Roleplay (SWNRP) might be OK. Not putting something like "roleplay/roleplaying game" in the title seems off to me.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:42 PM

 

If they are using terms like Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP), then going with Star Wars Narrative Roleplay (SWNRP) might be OK. Not putting something like "roleplay/roleplaying game" in the title seems off to me.

 

 

 

Doesn't the Narrative part of it indicate it's the RPG, and not the card game, boardgame, or something else? We refer to other Star Wars RPGs as SW d6, SW d20, and SW Saga, without including RPG. The system is being included in this names. So, if you include this new system (Narrative) in the name then you obviously mean the RPG, not something else.



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:24 PM

I kinda like the dNar or dN concept, but how about squishing it together and calling it the Dare System?

Like D-narrative, but shorter, and spelled in a way that preserves the pronunciation (as opposed to the Darr System which is a bit too nonsensical for my taste).

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:14 AM

At Gen Con a friend of mine jokingly wanted to call it dCustom, or dCustSW. Heh



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:36 PM

Star Wars powered by NarDS (narrative dice system) by fantasy flight games.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:06 PM

I've taken to using SWFFG at this point.  Probably won't catch on, but it gets the point across.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:49 PM

We should call it "Fancy Dice", because that is what the game requires.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 07:51 AM

We should call it "Fancy Dice", because that is what the game requires.


Nah, too easy to confuse it with FATE, DCC RPG, or any of the other games that use fancy dice.

I think "FFG Star Wars" is the one that's going to catch on. I don't think that the "narrative" part is going to get much traction, because people are either unaware of what "narrative" means in the context of RPGs, or are aware that this system isn't really particularly "narrative" by modern RPG standards.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:11 AM

I've taken to using SWFFG at this point.  Probably won't catch on, but it gets the point across.


I prefer the opposite FFGSW or FFGSWRP.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:18 PM

While reading the AOR beta, I'm reminded that the custom dice are referred to as task dice. The Task System...?
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Posted 23 August 2013 - 04:05 PM

While reading the AOR beta, I'm reminded that the custom dice are referred to as task dice. The Task System...?

 

That could apply to many, many RPGs. I think the term, "task system", at least dates back to Classic Traveller or at least 2300 AD.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 04:06 PM

I've been using FFG SWRPG here.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:00 PM

Yep... working on so many conversions powered by Fantasy Flights' NarDS. :P


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 07:45 AM

Saw this discussion dispersed amongst other topics, but I think this deserves its own thread -particularly since we're close to our second installment. Is it "Star Wars Roleplaying" as it looks to be? That's fine for the publisher, but it seems too vague for the community. I get the feeling that community made content like blogs and podcasts will have to prepend everything with the publisher's name.

 

"This vehicle is slightly different in Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars Roleplaying System"

 

That's a bit tedious, and FFG:SWR 'aint no better.

 

I guess "Star Wars Roleplaying" could stick, but I think that will confuse people. I've seen FFGN too, but as fun as it is to say, "Figgin" sounds off-putting.

 

Anyone have any suggestions? Bear in mind, I'm suggesting an shortened community nickname for the system, not a change in the official published name.

 

I'm always tempted to call Edge of the Empire "EoE" instead of the more accepted and logical "EotE". Ee-Oh-Ee rolls off the tongue better, but -most importantly, "EoE" kinda looks like a TIE fighter!

 

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Most of the people I know who refer to this system just call it the "narrative dice" system.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:58 PM

Yep... working on so many conversions powered by Fantasy Flights' NarDS. :P


Ok, everyone go home. We have a winner.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 03:50 PM

 

Yep... working on so many conversions powered by Fantasy Flights' NarDS. :P


Ok, everyone go home. We have a winner.

 

 

But... Shistavanen Wolfman don't have NarDS!!!  :lol:

 

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