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by SkinnyOrc
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: How would you go about making an interesting AFF one-shot.
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: How would you go about making an interesting AFF one-shot.

It depends if it's a one-shot to introduce people to the game, or for your usual group but you want to do something different that wouldn't work with their main PCs. For an intro one-shot you want to get into some action as soon as possible, it's what hooks people in my experience. It also needs to ...
by SkinnyOrc
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Rules Locator List?
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Rules Locator List?

Yep that's something that we could do here. It'd let people find rules spread around the various books and also help them decide if books are worth getting. The way rules are spread around the books is a bit disjointed, but if you look at the number of new books we've had since the AFF2 rulebook cam...
by SkinnyOrc
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Allansian Sorcery
Replies: 18
Views: 283

Re: Allansian Sorcery

Well the two posts are only three days apart, but I was wondering if they were always separate books. The post I linked to talks about a magic compendium with items from the first ten FF books, Sorcery and FF:TIRG. The second post listing chapters seems to be more a general treasure book, although C...
by SkinnyOrc
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Looking at The SKILL 12 problem with new eyes
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Looking at The SKILL 12 problem with new eyes

Outnumbering and combat penalties go a long way to keep combat challenging at high levels but seem to be overlooked. They could do with more emphasis in the rulebook, they probably do get missed by new GMs sometimes. Outnumbering particularly is a key part of the system and one of the things that m...
by SkinnyOrc
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Tweaked Character Generation
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Tweaked Character Generation

The default AFF2 character generation system gives you PCs that have been adventuring a while, veterans of their profession. This seems to have been designed to provide characters similar to the heroes of the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. The difference of course is in the gamebooks you were a lone he...
by SkinnyOrc
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Looking at The SKILL 12 problem with new eyes
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Looking at The SKILL 12 problem with new eyes

I've read a few online articles, and I think it was addressed on this forum as well, the problem of having a 12 skill character who walks over everything, Over time I've learned more about running games and game design and I don't think this is a problem. The key here is how the game is set up and ...
by SkinnyOrc
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Allansian Sorcery
Replies: 18
Views: 283

Re: Allansian Sorcery

This is the info we got on the magic items book earlier. The post just after that though seemed to be describing more a treasure book. Wondering if these are one and the same or different books?
by SkinnyOrc
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Allansian Sorcery
Replies: 18
Views: 283

Re: Allansian Sorcery

Encyclopedia Arcana: Volume 1 Ah hah! You let slip the name of the upcoming magic book, we don't normally get info like that until it's practically in our hands! ;) Demi-Sorcery sounds like a good approach for those spells, it explains why they're Sorcery like but also different. It'll offer some i...
by SkinnyOrc
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Is luck roll given to resist priest magic?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Is luck roll given to resist priest magic?

Yep it is powerful, but it is from the gods and priests use of it each day is pretty limited compared to magic users. I really like how different Graham made priest magic from the usual just another spell caster. The rulebook could definitely do with a statement in the Priestly Abilities section say...
by SkinnyOrc
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Allansian Sorcery
Replies: 18
Views: 283

Re: Allansian Sorcery

Yeah I wasn't sure if those STAM numbers were from the book or what you'd come up with. What other FF gamebooks had spellcasting (I'm not counting Scorpion Swamp and its spell gems)? I think you're right that were was no intention for wizardry and sorcery to be different back then, they were just ex...
by SkinnyOrc
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Allansian Sorcery
Replies: 18
Views: 283

Re: Allansian Sorcery

Temple of Terror is still on my bookshelf waiting for me. Just curious, in it Yaztromo describes what he's teaching as sorcery? Does it have any of the characteristics of normal sorcery like physical spell components and costing STAM? Maybe they're wizardry spells and he just calls it sorcery? If it...
by SkinnyOrc
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Is luck roll given to resist priest magic?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Is luck roll given to resist priest magic?

Hey darksoul! Incite says "Unlike every other Priestly power, this one will allow the target a test against LUCK to avoid the effect.", so BTB I'd say no. A few of them like the primary power for Slangg even say "with no test for LUCK". Weakness seems okay to me, it's just temporary, but Curse is qu...
by SkinnyOrc
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Question about Natural Mage Talent
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Question about Natural Mage Talent

Yeah minor magic's cast at +6 so it's easy anyway. You could apply Natural Mage to it too, but keep in mind that means they become free to cast because they only cost a MP when you fail. You could get them to make a casting roll and if they fail it costs the MP but the spell still succeeds. Natural ...
by SkinnyOrc
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Combat Companion
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Combat Companion

Chompy wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:26 pm
Where should I be watching for news that this is available? Will there be an announcement on the forums when it launches?
Graham will probably say here. Or if he's even busier than he normally is it may just pop up on DTRPG with no warning. ;)
by SkinnyOrc
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Missile Combat
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Missile Combat

The alternative unopposed tests are an optional replacement only for standard unopposed tests, not opposed tests. There's no mention of combat in the Alternative Unopposed Tests section because combat BTB is done with opposed tests. Alternative unopposed tests have the same issue for combat as norma...