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

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
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I've just backed Hearts of Wulin and will see loveliness late next year.
In Hearts of Wulin, players take the role of skilled martial artists in a world of rival clans, conspiracies, and obligations. The game emulates films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Chinese wuxia TV series like The Smiling Proud Wanderer and Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain, and Chinese martial arts novels from the second half of the twentieth century. In these tales, romance is as dangerous as a blade. Everyone has ties to factions, loves they can’t quite express, and secrets which will shake them to their core. As in the source material, stories in Hearts of Wulin are driven by the characters’ duties, romantic desires, and entanglements with other characters.
Hearts of Wulin is Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA), meaning its mechanics are inspired, in part, by Apocalypse World by Vincent and Meguey Baker. The game is strongly influenced by several recent PbtA games, including Monsterhearts 2 by Avery Alder, Masks by Brendan Conway, and The Veil by Fraser Simons.

 
Been keeping an eye on both A Town Called Malice and Hearts of Wulin while sitting on my hands these last few weeks. I expect to crumble in the next 48 hours.

I thought I'd got past the idea of WFRP4 too. But some guy called Ben is writing a great blog series on the Cubicle 7 site about how the game design decisions play together. The one that has really piqued my interest is a 2-parter on some of the optional rules and the differences in gameplay, style and tone they bring. I was at my LFGS a free Hoyt's ago and nearly picked up the Starter Set (and/or Core book). With The Enemy Within campaign also creeping over the horizon, I am increasingly feeling the lure of Chaos.
 
You said it. And/or Cepheus books. Have you got Zozer games Solo?
I do not. To be honest I don't have enough time to take all the group play opportunities I have, so solo isn't much of an attraction.

Would you recommend the Cepheus books over Mongoose Trav? For use with MgT?

The only recent Traveller book I have is the Mongoose 2nd ed main book, otherwise it's back to the GURPS Traveller stuff or older.
 

Dom

Administrator
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Traveller 5th edition Big Black Books
Someone tell me how pointless this is, and how I'm much better of using the money to buy Mongoose books. Please?
$70 shipping. Look how much it is and then workout how many MongTrav books you can get with that. MongTrav is 2D6 for 8+ tasks, T5 is T4 evolved.

I’m a massive Traveller fan but the shipping alone puts me off, especially with my knowledge of how much I used the first version of this.
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
Which is the last version of Traveller you *played* and which one did you *love*?
I looked and I stepped back. MgT2, I have a stack of it. Maybe I go retro (that's how Traveller makes me feel), and double bill at North Star? Easy decision not to go for T5.
 
Which is the last version of Traveller you *played* and which one did you *love*?
Actually...T4 was the last version I played. I can't say I loved the system particularly, but I did love the games we played (10 players at one point!). If only it had been published by someone who cared... Never got around to playing GT or T20 (I don't have MgT1), but I will be playing MgT2 after Expo.

Classic is probably the game I come back to at heart, given it was my first SF RPG. Powered a number of homebrew games as well.
 
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