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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Both Warhammer Fantasy Role-Playing and the Dragon Age Role-Playing Game have a lot of similarities. The Dragon Age setting has a lot in common with the Warhammer Fantasy setting, except that magic is easier to use without being corrupted in Dragon Age. The rules of both games were written by Chris Pramas of Green Ronin, except that Dragon Age is simpler and lets characters live longer.
So, I wonder: What do we really want for Friday night? I'm beginning to lean towards Josh resuming Mystara or WFRP, as we've got a lot of time and effort invested in the both of those already. So far I've been interested in running Dragon Age because it's only slightly more complex than C&C, and we're itching for something other than C&C these days. Also, Josh does not seem to be keen on rushing things, which means that there will continue to be a void for a more long-term campaign on Friday nights in the near future.
The game that I really want to run is The Riddle of Steel or a houseruled variant of it. The problem with that one, though, is that it is deader and more out-of-print than Lejendary Adventure, and has fairly complex combat rules.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I've gotten enough interest in running the Dragon Age RPG to iron out a few details.
The best times for me to run a game are either Monday nights or Friday nights, starting at around 1800 PST / 1900 MST / 2000 CST / 2100 EST. That's 9:00pm for most people. Sessions should last between two and three hours.
I hope to start with one-on-one or one-on-two sessions in order to do each character's origin story. These sessions can be scheduled a bit more flexibly, although I'd need at least 48 hours to prepare. Much like with the video game, I want to lead the characters into the adventure rather than simply having them be wandering adventurers who stumble into each other in a tavern.
Please let me know ASAP the arrangement that works best for you and cooperates with your existing games. We're already doing Hackmaster on Monday nights and Martin's game on Friday nights. In addition, Josh has been itching to get back into Warhammer Fantasy and Don has been bitten by the Traveller bug and the Savage Worlds: Mars bug. We've got an ambitious gaming schedule ahead of us and I don't want to crowd out a potentially great game.
EDIT: Forgot to mention, current house rules that I'm thinking of are here: http://sites.google.com/site/ssfsx17srpgresources/Home/dragon-age-rpg