[shopping] Temptation waits... what are you resisting?

I had a flick of the Fantasy Age Companion in Patriot Games today and boy is it good. It really rounds out the whole FAGE system and makes it the playable game that I want. I immediately took a look at the suggestions for managing HPs to toughen up the game. There are a slew of sensible options, including an extra 1d6 damage. It gives me a really good and simple level based fantasy game that rivals the Heroic Fantasy niche. As far as I know, I can't get print and PDF with Green Ronin, so might slip some credit for the PDF. The book is lovely though.

I'm not going to resist Pathfinder 2e, picking it up when formally launched tomorrow, providing me with a whole depth of options and modifiers that I won't know what to do with.
The 2nd Edition Pathfinder with accompanying Bestiary offer 1000 pages of self contained entertainment so worth the investment.
 
So Fantasy Flight Games have just notified us of a new Genesys sourcebook: Expanded Player's Guide. So do I really need this? Not sure.

The Expanded Player Guide contains a wealth of knowledge for players eager to equip their characters with interesting new gear, vehicles, and spells as well as Game Masters designing their own settings. This is the first expansion book that is for Genesys as a whole, rather than focusing on a specific setting. This 112-page book features three exciting new example settings, a step-by-step guide that makes creating your own settings easier than ever, new rules for creating your own vehicles, quick rules for creating your own adversaries, and new spells and talents for the Genesys Magic System to further customize your games.

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Has anyone played beyond 20th level in 5th Edition D&D here?

I am tempted by the Kickstarter below, but find high level play changes the spirit and theme of classic dungeon delving into earth shattering gods behaving badly in 3rd Edition. Worst of all are too many spell effects lasting too many rounds to track.

How does 5th Edition experiences pan out after 20th level? Worth the investment in time an effort or better to reboot from 1st level in a new Campaign?

Epic Legacy Campaign Codex: 5th Edition Beyond 20th Level

https://www.kickstarter.com/project...-campaign-codex-5th-edition-beyond-20th-level
 

Guvnor

The Guvnor
Staff member
Has anyone played beyond 20th level in 5th Edition D&D here?

I am tempted by the Kickstarter below, but find high level play changes the spirit and theme of classic dungeon delving into earth shattering gods behaving badly in 3rd Edition. Worst of all are too many spell effects lasting too many rounds to track.

How does 5th Edition experiences pan out after 20th level? Worth the investment in time an effort or better to reboot from 1st level in a new Campaign?

Epic Legacy Campaign Codex: 5th Edition Beyond 20th Level

https://www.kickstarter.com/project...-campaign-codex-5th-edition-beyond-20th-level
I have never played or wished to play any D20 game beyond about 11th level.
 
Okay, this is my third Numenera post today, so "resisting" may become futile. It is a rules engine I already use, Cypher, plus the artwork and production values of past Monte Cook products are always amazing. Probably, I am looking for excuses to resist and hoping someone offers some. Maybe, my investment into Pathfinder 2e could be an excuse not to splurge this month, but the Kickstarter runs into next month. Still attempting to resist.

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First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
Okay, this is my third Numenera post today, so "resisting" may become futile. It is a rules engine I already use, Cypher, plus the artwork and production values of past Monte Cook products are always amazing. Probably, I am looking for excuses to resist and hoping someone offers some. Maybe, my investment into Pathfinder 2e could be an excuse not to splurge this month, but the Kickstarter runs into next month. Still attempting to resist.

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I've not invested in the revised Numenera. I may well resist, but expect it is pretty nice.
 

Dom

Administrator
Staff member
Okay, this is my third Numenera post today, so "resisting" may become futile. It is a rules engine I already use, Cypher, plus the artwork and production values of past Monte Cook products are always amazing. Probably, I am looking for excuses to resist and hoping someone offers some. Maybe, my investment into Pathfinder 2e could be an excuse not to splurge this month, but the Kickstarter runs into next month. Still attempting to resist.
Run it past the 'will I ever run it?' test and see where that gets you.
 
Run it past the 'will I ever run it?' test and see where that gets you.
Thanks, Dom, for the insights. I surely will run Numenera, but probably not enough times to justify another cash spend.
I already confessed this same problem with "The Strange" by Bruce Cordell, my first Cypher system investment, not being run enough times.

With so many other games in my collection, and recent acquisition of Pathfinder 2e, this latest Numenera will just have to stay away. :-(
 
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