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Rules that improve on 1st editions simplicity and fun
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:40 am    Post subject: Rules that improve on 1st editions simplicity and fun Reply with quote

Hey folks, I managed to get my hands on a copy of the 30th anniversary edition from FFG.

1st edition was definitely my favorite (it was just so fast and easy to play). And I really REALLY hated the idea of advanced and specalist skills in future editions. I found those to big down the game and I enjoyed the fewer, but broader range of skills

but I also remember being a bit dissatisfied with some rules so I ended up cherry picking some of my favorites from later editions.

Specifically how damage is dealt a the wild die.

I never liked how damage was calculated in 1st edition (greater but less than 2x str roll etc etc) and found that high strength characters were VERY hard to injure.

2.5 and REUP handled it much better (any damage roll that beats the targets str roll by 0-3 stuns, 4-8 wounds (1-3 in REUP actually)).



I also lieked the wild die mostly because the narrative system was the only thing I enjoyed about FFG interpretation of the the game. I actually have TWO wild dice in all my games, one good and one bad. which leads to fairly interesting rolls;

You succeed

You succeed and something unexpectedly good happens

You succeed and something unexpectedly bad happens

You succeed and something unexpectedly bad and good happens

(then the same for failures)

The last one is a delightful cluster***k.


Are there any rules from later editions (or even some.homebrew ones) that you feel improves on the fast paced 1ed formula?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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