brainstorming. The Expanse books Spoiler
#scifi #rpg #Traveller
In The Expanse the moon is little more than a really really big orbital base and mining camp. It's subservient to Earth and isn't at all sovereign in its own right. Mars is the rival of Earth and a very advanced military power. Its terraforming effort lays the groundwork for a relentless fanaticism. Not sure whether the jump drive would disrupt Martian society quite like it would the wormhole nexus.
I've been reading Warlock! which is another game based on Fighting Fantasy (like Troika). I liked what I've read so far, except for use of the d20. Having a slight bell curve with 2d6 was very nice, and I I've enjoyed it from Traveller. I think I might be the only one in my group who'd feel that way though.
Reading through it I went and reread how AFF worked. It's made me wonder about making some kind of abominable hack.
I love this Troika background description
"The least popular magical practitioners, necromancers are shunned by the major centres of learning, left to their own devices on the edges of society, passing on knowledge in the time honoured master-student dynamic. This loneliness encourages students to make their own friends."
I've been looking at Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea. I really like the classes and the fact that there aren't races, although that, along with some other setting details, makes it more difficult for me to ready adventures and dungeons for a typical hex crawl campaign. My standard routine of pilfering Dungeon Magazine and older modules means there'll be extra work to make the settings mutually intelligible/coherent.
My name is Zhang Dianli. I'm half-German, half-Chinese currently living in central China (where I have been for the past two decades).
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