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by SkinnyOrc
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Any plan for à third édition ?
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Any plan for à third édition ?

I would change the critical ranges. 9-12 means a critical hit with a 10/36 chance (almost 1/3!) and since a critical hit reduces SKILL by 1, that could easily cause a vicious cycle where the person who scores the first critical hit wins. It's 28% so you could look at it as a bit more than a quarter...
by SkinnyOrc
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Any plan for à third édition ?
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Any plan for à third édition ?

It seems like the problem with new editions of RPGs is they're often incompatible enough with the previous one they force you to buy a whole new set of books. A revision that corrects errata and adds a few house rules is all that's needed, more of an AFF 2.5. I agree it doesn't need much changed, AF...
by SkinnyOrc
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: simple initiative rules
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: simple initiative rules

I'm not clear how you would use initiative roll results with the way the AFF combat round works. Maybe you should be able to tell who gets a missile or spell off first. But it makes no difference for hand to hand when the combatants are both attacking and defending each other at the same time, and o...
by SkinnyOrc
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Crown of Kings - feeling a need to rewrite the Kharé quest..
Replies: 18
Views: 4727

Re: Crown of Kings - feeling a need to rewrite the Kharé quest..

Instead of knowing from the beginning that the Crown was stolen for the Archmage of Mampang, what if the Crown was just stolen by a chaotic thief to sell to the highest bidder? The thief was last seen heading towards Kharé, the Cityport of Traps, to hold a secret auction with representatives from t...
by SkinnyOrc
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: A Rough Guide to the Pit
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: A Rough Guide to the Pit

Still reading but it's impressive. All the great art's original for the book? Huargo's "The Plane of Blood" reminds me of Ian Miller, who's always been the master of the sort of trippy stuff you need for the abyssal planes. I'm not that into inter-planer adventures but a nice background book to have...
by SkinnyOrc
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Out of the pit 3
Replies: 64
Views: 11169

Re: Out of the pit 3

Unless someone can point to an earlier guess of Return to the Pit I'm totally claiming this one! ;)
http://arion-games.com/bb/viewtopic.php ... t=15#p9515

Although some of my earlier ideas were more innovative...
http://arion-games.com/bb/viewtopic.php ... 2233#p9490
by SkinnyOrc
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Crown Of Kings
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: Crown Of Kings

I've added a bit about how the change affects the Mampang guard captain encounter.
by SkinnyOrc
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Crown Of Kings
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: Crown Of Kings

Nuvole! wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:09 pm
Maybe you can find some idea in previous threads dealing with similar issues:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=409
I put the solution I came up with for the Khare problem in this old thread about it.
by SkinnyOrc
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Crown of Kings - feeling a need to rewrite the Kharé quest..
Replies: 18
Views: 4727

Re: Crown of Kings - feeling a need to rewrite the Kharé quest..

My opinion is Graham did the right thing by keeping the AFF2 adventure true to the Sorcery gamebooks, it was important to do that. On the other hand gamers expect more freedom in a RPG than they do a gamebook, and the way the players are railroaded into exploring Khare isn't going to go down well wi...
by SkinnyOrc
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Crown Of Kings
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: Crown Of Kings

It's been a while since I read it so this is all from memory, but as a whole I don't think you need to see it as a railroad. When you have an adventure where they start at A and need to get to B to do something, there's nothing wrong with it detailing what they'll face taking the shortest route betw...
by SkinnyOrc
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Generating New Place Names
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: Generating New Place Names

Definitely a web interface would let the most people use it. If you can get it working as Javascript I'd be happy to do a pretty web interface and host it with the ones I did (the link on my sig, under Tools). The down side is anyone can see your code by looking at the source of the web page but as ...
by SkinnyOrc
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Print Copies/Pod
Replies: 17
Views: 2601

Re: Print Copies/Pod

Good stuff. Graham, I'm hoping this makes things easier for you running Arion. I think we'd all like you to be able to spend more time working on the books! Does it change the plans for the Arion website, maybe making it more of a promotional platform instead of an online store?
by SkinnyOrc
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Generating New Place Names
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: Generating New Place Names

Okay I'll take a stab; Khulian, Elvish, Kakhabadian and Dwarfish? I especially like the Kakhabadian names. Do you have a web page you can put it on? I'd offer to add it to my online name generators but my freebie web hosting doesn't support CGI scripts.
by SkinnyOrc
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Does Magic-Minor count towards calculating magic points?
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: Does Magic-Minor count towards calculating magic points?

Any time something's as popular as Natural Mage it's probably over powerful, but I was surprised how many issues this one had when we pulled it apart. The Chaos Mage issue Stuart pointed out was one I hadn't thought of. But you never want automatic success in a system where the GM decides the size o...
by SkinnyOrc
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Does Magic-Minor count towards calculating magic points?
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: Does Magic-Minor count towards calculating magic points?

That was one of the reasons I suggested changing how Natural Mage worked in this thread.