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  1. This will be short and sweet. I play Legacy of Dragonholt SOLO. I am a fan of the Runebound world. I own the Rundbound boardgame and I run a Realms of Terrinoth RPG campaign (Genesys). Today I received delivery of my purchase of Legacy of Dragonholt and I got right into it by spending the last 2 hours (my pace) playing through the intro scenario(Where you learn to play the game as you play!) and a little of "Dragonholt Villege". I enjoyed myself so much I had to share my experience with this great game. My thoughts about Legacy of Dragonholt. The components, difficulty, and funability. If you enjoy reading and games (like Table top RPGs) Legacy of Dragonholt is for you. The presentation and quality of components are top notch (as with all FFG products). The game is very easy to learn and get right into. You can be playing this game is 5 minutes. The story and characters are engaging and the choices you have to make have you quickly turning the pages to see what happens! You read a passage and then you are given choices (numbered passages) to either choose a direction , OR depending on where you are in the story, the game tells you what passage to go to. The choices you make WILL affect who you encounter, what you discover, and where you go. There are item cards representing quest items and also things like healing potions. Always good to have healing potions. BTW there is MUCH to play here. Hours and hours - at your pace. Play as long as you like and then, with a very little bookkeeping, note your place in the game and come back to it later. Nice. I found LoD to be casual AND challenging. It's like reading a novel but YOU get to direct the story. If you like to read and play RPGs GET legacy of Dragonholt. I'm having a great time with Legacy of Dragonholt but this is my opinion and your experience may be different. ......nahhh, you'll love this!! PEACE and Happy Gaming! Bob (gamemasterbob)
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    Death and Resurrection in Mennara

    I'm a fan of character resurrection because it keeps the PLAYER in the game. Especially when the character has some history. Resurrection in Terrinoth should be based on the silver distribution in YOUR game. Cost should be a stretch but NOT a bank breaker for a typical group. In other words the GM should make the cost flexible to the game wealth. After a PC is resurrected in Genesys/Terrinoth the character should add 1 set back to EVERY action for 24 hours. My 2 silver input.
  3. Per Session usage rules for Heroic Abilities in RoT does NOT work. The usage should (MUST) be in GAME TIME. What if the session passes 2 months of game time?- or a year?? It can happen. A Heroic Ability has to be MORE accessible and predictable or it becomes a Heroic Hiccup! In my campaign HA (Heroic Abilities) can be used EVERY GAME DAY up to the current frequency of the HA. This works and it's more fun. It feels more like the HA is part of the world this way. NOTE: You can make the HA activation less frequent but it should NOT go more than 5 to 7 game days. This also requires more bookkeeping. Heroic Abilities are fun and should be in the game MORE not less. The RoT activation rules are already costly and the abilities aren't really that BIG. Plus it takes a lot of XP to build a Bard-Song worthy HA. (However, I would NOT lower the 50 XP cost per ability point if you change the activation frequency...) The group should strive to be creative with HA. The GM should be generous and open to HA ideas; not cautious! It won't break the game. My opinion. Happy gaming all.
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    Terrinoth adversary decks

    Genesys and RoT are my NEW favorite game system and campaign world. So....when I saw the Adversary Cards page I was initially very excited BUT... then immediately disappointed to read that they are ONLY the adversaries from the RoT book. These adversary cards would have been MUCH more interesting to ME if FFG had added some NEW content. I need NEW content. NOT what I already have. Sorry FFG. "Missed it by THAT much" - Maxwell Smart
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    What other settings books do you expect to see?

    I like modern post apocalyptic. I also would like to see a modern covert ops type setting.
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    Tactical Combat in the Narrative System

    I use a standard wet-erasable square grid map as a strong GUIDE but not as a constraint. As I think this is in tune with the openness of the Genesys Narrative Dice system. This is also a friendly sight to many gamers. Genesys has it's own very cool stuff but it's proprietary nature can be confusing when players are used to numbers on their dice and the GM introduces the remarkable Narrative Dice. But once they get it - They are hooked! Adding a grid map (and perhaps other COMMON gaming elements) can ease any stress and put some familiarity into the session. Some players will need this. Each gird square is two yards/meters or about 6' Range by Grid Spaces Engaged: Adjacent Short : 1 - 15 Medium : 16 - 48 Long : 49 - 200 Extreme : 201+ (This of course would be "Off the Grid" and handled Narratively) Standard move maneuver is 15. This depends on the current status of the mover, the environment and any specials regarding who/what is moving. SO... any modification of this move rate is up to the GM. I recommend you don't try to create a complex set of house rules for grid encounters. Keep it simple. Use the Narrative Dice and your imagination. My group LIKES grids and maps. So I bring it. It adds to the fun. And that's why we game. Just my thoughts.
  7. Thanks for the info. Well, I hope that someone in the community who is good at making maps will make us one and post it. I depend on this community. Thanks in advance. I emailed Customer Service this message(sent 05/13/18 about 3:15PM EST): "Are there any plans for a campaign map for The Realms of Terrinoth? We need a detailed, complete map or ALL regions with a scale of miles."
  8. I am stumped as to why there is no complete campaign map for Realms of Terrinoth. I figured there would be a folded map in the hardcover book . This does not make sense. I don't like having to search the community for something that should have been part of my purchase. I know that there is a map of Terrinoth in the book, but so much is not there. The chapters have the missing sections but the continuity is nearly impossible to assess. There should be a complete campaign map. And not to mention the lack of a distance scale. I did find some stuff on the forum here (the community here is GREAT!) but not what is needed. I am a fan of Genesys and the Realms of Terrinoth book, but the missing campaign map just doesn't make sense. If I missed the map somewhere, please let me know. I have been looking on this forum and on the net. It is not there. I did find a full map gif on the forum that one individual made (a shout and thanx to drainsmith) that is useful, but I believe that FFG should have AT LEAST included a detailed, hi-res campaign map for download. Otherwise, is great work. Peace.
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    MyriadPro's Edge of Tamriel - Second Edition (Name Change!)

    This is such fantastic work! I hope you find the time to finish this. I want it! Have you considered approaching Bethesda for their support? So far this looks VERY marketable. Excellent! 👍
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    Genesys Creature Catalogue (formerly Bestiary)

    By setting the base damage done and other offensive and defensive factors and special abilities there is no limit. The dice serve primarily as the chance to hit and trigger. Therefore, it seems to me, the dice pool size is designed to limit and/or balance the SPECIAL results(crits etc..).
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    FAQ

    So that would mean the alternating dark and light band around the map is divided into 100 mile sections. As I count it's 9 sections across. UPDATE: 6-21-18: 100 Miles does NOT work. Too far. I decided to use 50 miles. Much better.
  12. I see what you mean. I say is it's your game. Change what you want and go with it. Genesys is made for change. If you come up with what you believe is a good idea - post it.
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    Dungeoneer Talent cancels Advantage?

    Thought so... thanks.
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    Genesys Realms is LIVE! (Blog & Compendium)

    This is so needed and useful! Much time went into this. GREAT WORK! Thanks so much!
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    Here is my B/W Monochrome Terrinoth Character Sheet.

    Hmmmm right. I updated the sheet with a place for encumbrance threshold and current. I also added lines for the gear where you can enter Enc. if you like. SAME link above. I added a place on EACH page for the characters name. I found this useful. I hope you do too.
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