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by spaceferret
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Adventurers - born or made?
Replies: 10
Views: 4986

One of the problems I see a lot when players are handed a point based skill system is they have no idea what to take so players naturally load up on the skills they figure will make them better adventurers neglecting to take knowledge/lores, languages, and other background type skills. Maybe a simp...
by spaceferret
Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Titan/Earth Analogs
Replies: 10
Views: 3233

[quote="Skyrock"]Fang/Chiang Mai = China[/quote]

For the sake of random trivia: Chiang Mai was based on Thailand rather than China per se. It originated in Deathtrap Dungeon, which was written by Ian Livingstone after a holiday in Bangkok, and many of the place names are lifted directly from there.
by spaceferret
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Balance of weapon types
Replies: 8
Views: 4697

A few thoughts: Ranged weapons (bows or thrown) would make sense if you want a more agile character that doesn't have heavy armour - thrown is less powerful but does cover improvised missiles. For maximum damage, axes seem only useful if you want a battle-axe, in which case a greatsword deals more d...
by spaceferret
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: MP Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2488

Also, where does it say you need points in the magic stat to take magic-minor? Sorry; I thought I'd put the page reference in. It says it on page 69 second paragraph: To learn minor magic spells requires a MAGIC characteristic of at least 1, and at least one point in the Minor-Magic special skill… ...
by spaceferret
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: MP Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2488

Add them up then double: From p33, you get 2 MP for each point in your MAGIC characteristic, magic wizardry skill or minor magic skill. So an elf with 3pt minor magic, 2pt magic - wizardry and MAGIC 1 would have an MP of (3 + 2 + 1) × 2 = 12 You need at least one point in the MAGIC characteristic to...
by spaceferret
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Instant kills in AFF2?
Replies: 10
Views: 5250

In the first edition, a critical hit always reduced stamina to -1, regardless. This meant that 1 in 36 hits would kill the opponent outright. Not a problem for heroes as there was inevitably a Stamina spell around, but I do recall that the main "boss" character in my first AFF campaign was slaughter...
by spaceferret
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: OOTP Errata Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 2506

My copy of the original book does indeed say "SKILL".
by spaceferret
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: AFF ERRATA Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 35313

A few minor things

I love the new book format; the mere fact that it collects all the lists and tables into one volume and indexes things properly is worth buying the new edition in itself. The rules for Sorcery and the tip on rolling three dice at once are simple genius. The random dungeon generator is also fantastic...