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Salvage Union Design Blog #3 - Why Stat Modifiers and Skills Suck in Salvage Union.

Posted by Panayiotis Lines on

This is part of a series of design blogs exploring the development of Salvage Union a post-apocalyptic mech tabletop roleplaying game currently live on Kickstarter here

One of the most common pieces of playtest feedback we get for Salvage Union is to add stat modifiers, advantage or additional die bonuses or some variation thereof to the games core d20 mechanic. This article will explore why this is a bad idea for Salvage Union due to its different approach compared to other tabletop roleplaying games that do use such systems.  

Salvage Union runs off of a core d20 variable resolution mechanic. This mechanic is flat for all rolls and both pilot characters and mechs all use this same table with no additional modifiers. There’s 5 different success levels as you can see below. 

 

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Salvage Union Design Blog #2 - Why Quest?

Posted by Panayiotis Lines on

This is part of a series of design blogs exploring the development of Salvage Union a post-apocalyptic mech tabletop roleplaying game currently live on Kickstarter here

Salvage Union is a hack of the Quest RPG and in our last blog we explored what Quest is you can read that here.

In this blog we're going to answer a question we get a lot which is 'Why Quest?'

 

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Salvage Union Design Blog #1 - What is the Quest RPG?

Posted by Panayiotis Lines on

Salvage Union is a hack of a fantasy RPG called Quest and in this blog we're going to discuss what Quest is in lead up to explaining why we decided to hack it for Salvage Union.

Quest is a fantasy adventure tabletop roleplaying game developed by The Adventure GuildQuest was developed as an accessible and player friendly game to introduce new players to roleplaying. Its easy to learn rules set allows the game to be focussed around narrative and story telling decisions.

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A Comparative Exploration of OSR RPG Systems - Quarrel & Fable

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In this series of blogs we're exploring the various OSR RPG systems in the community and how they compare to one another and the original D&D rules.   This week we're looking at Quarrel & Fable by Sean F Smith. (@seanFsmith) If you enjoy this blog series consider signing up to the Leyline Press Patreon. You'll receive blog posts like this early and a Old School Essentials module delivered to you every month.  Find out more here  - www.patreon.com/leylinepress Quarrel & Fable by Sean F Smith is a Maze Rats hack intended to capture the feel of the Fighting Fantasy and choose your own adventure books much in...

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A comparative exploration of OSR RPG Systems - Maze Rats

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Maze Rats by Ben Milton (Questing Beast) is a fantasy adventure roleplaying game and hack of Into the Odd.  It pitches itself in many ways as a versatile toolkit as much as it is a system in its own right. The rule book is a slim 12 pages and many of those are lists of random tables, with arguably around half being devoted to the actual core rules of the game.

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