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"The basics" - A slideshow to help new players.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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This is pretty awesome... wish I had it when we started playing last summer :-)

 

It'll be useful though if I ever get my second group together. Nice work.

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Thank you for the great resource. I will be sending this out to my players as we are about to start an epic campaign. One small criticism though. The wording of step two on pg 15 about ability dice and proficiency dice is a bit confusing.

 

You have: "STEP 2 THEN REMOVE THE SMALLER OF THE 2 NUMBERS OF GREEN ABILITY DICE
AND REPLACE WITH YELLOW PROFICIENCY DICE."

 

Wouldn't it be more advantageous for a new player to learn the proper term instead of trying to decipher this? It would be a simple translation; "The smaller of the 2 numbers upgrades that number of green ability dice into yellow proficiency dice." That way when the players actually learns to rules proper either through book study or play they understand the rules in terms as the game defines them.

 

Great resource thanks for creating it.

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