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  1. The Dice Pool Podcast - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

    Will we see more generic Genesys products in the line (such as a Genesys GM screen to match the rulebook) or will everything outside the core book be tied to the settings? Also, will there be a Terinoth Beginner Game?
  2. Questions for my (future) Arkham Horror game

    We just renamed the magic:arcana skill to Mythos. But you need a talent to cast spells with it. Also, ranks in Mythos subtract an equal amount of strain.
  3. GM Screen?

    I think just the tables included in the book with the quality descriptions listed would be helpful. So the combat tables, social conflict tables, hacking tables, magic action tables, vehicular combat tables, etc.
  4. What campaigns have you started? Your experiences so far?

    I played in a Cold War Cthulhu Genesys game Tuesday—should be a fun monthly game.
  5. Genesys Dice and Random Encounter Tables

    I think random encounters are a perfectly good use of threats and despairs. It’s like Torchbearer’s random encounters that are triggered by twists. The random part of the name has always been at the discretion of the GM (preplanned roster, totally random gonzo, not random at all except in the expectations of the characters—whatever fits the style of the GM).
  6. Talent trees rather than careers

    I kinda agree with fjw70. I don’t miss talent trees. But I do miss specializations. Maybe instead of opening a talent tree with specs one could open with a spec unique talents of various tiers (that you’d still have to work into your pyramid according to the rules but when or if you saw fit).
  7. Well the martial is a frontier lawman and a local one. Sometimes on the frontier you have to prioritize your concerns and crimes beyond your jurisdiction aren’t your concern. So let’s suppose your lawman is offworld tracking down info on a human trafficking scheme plaguing his settlement. He might figure working with a smuggler is a good way to uncover information. By the way, this line of investigation may open your group up to playing the AoR adventure, Friends Like These, down the road. I think it could easily be adapted to an EoE campaign.
  8. I actually dig the way the Empire is portrayed in Rebels. It gives plausibility to the Rebel struggle: those that rebel know the Empire is bad, but it’s not so obviously bad that recruitment is a cinch. The origin story of the Empire is that the instability of the old regime made the political sacrifices and militarization of the new regime worth it. We need to see that the Empire provides something other than arbitrary tyranny to make the struggle believable.
  9. Story Points

    Maybe night and day? Or face and skull? Or evil eye and silver tree?
  10. Genesys Questions

    Oh, thank you; I didn’t realize it was a probability issue.
  11. Ugly character sheets

    Well it helps certainly, but the sheets are then dark and low contrast. It still uses ink to get the background printed, even if lightly so. Many companies make beautiful sheets in black line—I don’t get why it’s not provided as an option. Not a deal breaker obviously, but still.
  12. Ugly character sheets

    I just want a black and white printer friendly character sheet. Why can’t FFG do one of those?
  13. Best adventure modules

    B4 The Lost City mixes negotiation and alliance building with dungeon combat. It also functions quite well as a setting. I’m partial to MERP modules, many of which had interesting things going beside combat: Ghosts of the Anduin (IIRC) has a bit of investigation. The culmination of the Desert Nomads series (X something) (I think Red Arrow, Black Shield) has the PCs trying to unite Known World nations against an invasion from the west. The mechanics aren’t there in the original game, but Genesys could handle it well.
  14. Player Locator

    North America Canada — Kamloops, BC — eowarion USA — Little Rock, AR — Kaosoe USA — Dunnellon, FL — ESP77 USA — Wichita, KS — Simon Retold USA — St. Louis, MO — USA — Heidelberg, MS — ObiWanBilbo USA -- Brooklyn, NY -- Yeti1069 USA — Cleveland, OH — c__beck USA — Darlington, SC — Kakita Shijin USA — Princeton, TX — BlamedCat (CST, UTC-0600) USA — San Antonio, Tx — ArtWend (CST, UTC-0600) USA — Orem, UT — SwivelDiscourse USA — Poulsbo, WA— Lyinggod USA — Seattle, WA — Noldorian Europe CET (GMT + 1 November - March, GMT + 2 April - October) Austria — Vienna — Klort Germany — Stuttgart — Siabrac Germany — Munich — JohnChildermass Germany — Düsseldorf — DarthDude Norway — Oslo region — Morridini Oceania Australia - Sydney, NSW (GMT +10 May to September, +11 October to April) - endersai Australia — Geelong, Vic (GMT +10 May to September, +11 October to April)— Richardbuxton Australia — Adelaide, SA (GMT +9.5 May to September, +10.5 October to April)— RagingJim
  15. Genesys Creator Community Multiverse

    In both systems you were expected to create a base character (a PC’s soul, if you will) that would be fleshed out differently in the various setting books that were published. In DJ’s case the cease and desist order game before anything but its fantasy Mythus setting was published (I think a dark conspiracy setting was released at GenCon, but not published). Amazing Engine published several settings (a version of Metamorphoses Alpha being one), each packaged with the slim core rules.