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Aug. 23rd, 2005 | 02:30 pm

I've wanted to play GURPS transhuman space for a while, but many of the people I play with find GURPS far too complicated as a role playing game system. I've thought about trying to do a d20 conversion so i could try to get them to play. (d20 isn't necessarily the "most perfect" system, but it's "good enough" which if the software world is any indication is really what you should be aiming for). Partially I miss actual science fiction as it feels like there's a large push back toward fantasy, as the future seems hopeless and far to alien for most of us.

But while at the game store with my girlfriend I saw the World of Warcraft RPG, needless to say it was quite tempting, there are many many things one can do in a table top game that one can't do in a computer RPG, like have more social interaction and try talking to the opposing faction.

Also azeroth is an interesting game world, in that it is much higher tech than the typical fantasy world, I'd say its getting dangerously close to steampunk.

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Josh

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from: irilyth
date: Aug. 23rd, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)
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One of the slices of the Squid group (Pat/Dan/Phil plus Kacie) is playing GURPS now; you might see if they're interested...

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Aug. 23rd, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
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Hmm... and Kacie was one of the people who was complaining about GURPS too.

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Josh

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from: irilyth
date: Aug. 23rd, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
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Ah, well, that's true; I think this is her first GURPS game, and she might be finding it too fiddly. Ask her again after a few sessions if she's any happier about it. :^)

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Dilinger

Ahh Gurps

from: dilinger
date: Aug. 24th, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC)
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Ah to be blown out the air lock and have to use my Iron Lung Technique to try and get back in. Did I make it I can't quite remember.

I remember the the blind Monk who was suppose to kick all of our arsets, critically fail a sense roll to be critically brained. That was sort of anti climatic.

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Diane Trout

Re: Ahh Gurps

from: alienghic
date: Aug. 28th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
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eh, i made many many mistakes in running that scenario...

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markcronan

d20 Future!

from: markcronan
date: Aug. 25th, 2005 12:35 am (UTC)
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I say you should check out d20 Future:

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=products/d20m/885970000

I'd play that...

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Diane Trout

Re: d20 Future!

from: alienghic
date: Aug. 28th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
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D20 future is based on d20 modern, (in fact i think it even requires the d20 modern rule book.)

Have you tried d20 modern, any thoughts about it?

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markcronan

Re: d20 Future!

from: markcronan
date: Aug. 29th, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)
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I have d20 Modern, and practically memorized the rulebook for a time there and was an active participant on the d20 Modern rules forums. I think it is a good system. Better than standard d20 at least.

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