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One Roll Engine Fantasy
« on: January 29, 2013, 12:56:16 PM »
I am attempting to teach my friend and long time DM, the rules to newer RPG's he's a big advocate for 2nd editions emphasis on story telling and he never really cared for the myriad of rules contained in pathfinder and 3.5.

I decided to attempt to teach him some One roll engie seeing as it has some pretty simple mechanics once you get past character creation.

My real question here, is that I own Wild Talents already... I do not have Reign.

Is there a substantial benefit to having the Reign book for a Fantasy One roll engine game? Or will a Wild Talents hack do just fine?

If you do prefer Reign I'd appreciate some insight as to why.

I just need to justify spending the money before I do so.
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Re: One Roll Engine Fantasy
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 01:40:25 PM »
company rules are baller yo

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Re: One Roll Engine Fantasy
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 02:26:33 PM »
It depends on the kind of fantasy you want to do.

Reign is specifcally tailored towards it's own setting in alot of ways. It has magic and special fighting styles (and other "styles" for mundane things) but doesn't allow you to just make things up entirely like you can in Wild Talents.

If you already have Wild Talents than just stick with that and us GM judgement to keep the set up fitting to the fantasy style you want.

Reign greatly restricts hard and wiggle dice (they have different names for them too) in regards to skills.

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Re: One Roll Engine Fantasy
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 02:47:34 PM »
company rules are baller yo

Adventuring Company or Money Making Company?
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Re: One Roll Engine Fantasy
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 03:41:55 PM »
The question of a man who has not read Reign.

Both apply. Reign uses rules for large organizations. Any collection of people and resources past a certain level can be represented using the Company Rules.

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Re: One Roll Engine Fantasy
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 03:52:51 PM »
The question of a man who has not read Reign.

Both apply. Reign uses rules for large organizations. Any collection of people and resources past a certain level can be represented using the Company Rules.

That sounds pretty boss.

I might need to peruse this book.

So far I am envisioning a way to fill in the archetypes of the classes of DnD by stating out the certain class features as miracles.

I like the fact that you can get more variation in your character.
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Re: One Roll Engine Fantasy
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 04:07:23 PM »
The question of a man who has not read Reign.

Both apply. Reign uses rules for large organizations. Any collection of people and resources past a certain level can be represented using the Company Rules.

That sounds pretty boss.

I might need to peruse this book.

So far I am envisioning a way to fill in the archetypes of the classes of DnD by stating out the certain class features as miracles.

I like the fact that you can get more variation in your character.

look at all these free supplements: http://www.gregstolze.com/reign/supplements.html

also the book is hella cheap http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/product.php?productid=17335&page=1


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Re: One Roll Engine Fantasy
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 06:23:32 PM »
How does Reign use willpower?

Are loyalties and passions still a thing?
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Re: One Roll Engine Fantasy
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013, 03:39:09 PM »
Reign doesn't have willpower, and you get +1 Dice and -1 Dice when you are pursuing or going against your passion or loyalty.

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Re: One Roll Engine Fantasy
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2013, 07:46:40 PM »
I think I'll have to pick this thing up, then I can do a mash-up of the two.
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