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by John.F
Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Advanced Fighting Fantasy blog posts
Replies: 2
Views: 1915

Thanks for the shout out.

Until I can get a group to actually follow through and play AFF, the solo posting will continue!

I'm stuck on the new AFF and won't give up on it.
by John.F
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Converting magic items in the solo books to AFF items
Replies: 22
Views: 8699

Very helpful! Thanks!
by John.F
Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Combat questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2414

Re: Combat questions

do you just let the players pick their matchups and then assign the left-over enemy as you see fit? Or is there a chance that, say, the goblins could tie up the warrior while the ogre bears down on the hapless rogue? If so, what are the tools you use to play that situation out? Unless the combat si...
by John.F
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: A proposed structure for running city adventures
Replies: 7
Views: 4207

Thanks, Torus! I just playtested the Day Stack idea for the first time yesterday, and it worked very well even without a map! (Although, I'd really like to try it with a map, but my map-making skills are quite poor.) The test adventure : After safely escorting little Jasper to the city of Kaad to vi...
by John.F
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: A proposed structure for running city adventures
Replies: 7
Views: 4207

A proposed structure for running city adventures

I just posted this on my blog for general RPG audiences, but since I made this up for playing AFF, I thought I'd share it here. I wanted a simple system for running a city adventure with a deadline as in "uncover and defeat the assassin conspirators before the return of the prince," and I wanted to ...
by John.F
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Missing enemy in OOTP
Replies: 21
Views: 9228

I'm convinced Titan could be a great setting for more than just dungeon bashes, but I just don't have the time to generate material like I used to. I also think this would mean going beyond canon to some extent, to flesh out details that are hinted at there, add some minor locations and NPCs. For e...
by John.F
Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Missing enemy in OOTP
Replies: 21
Views: 9228

I think what I'd really like to see is a book focusing specifically on either Allansia or the Old World. A bit like Titan but with more details on places and people, and with lots of adventure hooks, maps and plans. Yes, yes, yes! Though I certainly appreciate empty spaces let for me to fill, havin...
by John.F
Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: AFF2E on Google+?
Replies: 3
Views: 2016

Been thinking about doing this myself on Google+ thru the ConstantCon idea check out what's going on with ConstantCon as there's lots of advice about running this. And keep me posted (I'm Duncan Young on google+) Thanks, Duncan! Indeed, I've been getting great advice from the ConstantCon players, e...
by John.F
Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: AFF2E on Google+?
Replies: 3
Views: 2016

AFF2E on Google+?

I mentioned wanting to run a Google+ AFF game in another thread (apologies again for that tangent), and now I'm about ready to give it a go. However, I've only used the G+ Hangout function for casual banter with friends, not gaming, so I'm trusting in what others in the D&D OSR community have claime...
by John.F
Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Adventurers - born or made?
Replies: 10
Views: 5303

skathros wrote:Sounds very cool, John.F!
Thanks! It's my first Allansian Suite. I'm quite excited!

We might be doing Google+ sessions later in the month. Who wants in? :D

(Sorry for going off topic.)
by John.F
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Adventurers - born or made?
Replies: 10
Views: 5303

I'd figured that, under the current 2E model, starting adventurers already came to the table with a bit of a past. Perhaps not much of one, but one allowing them to be more formidable than, say, a starting character in D&D. As a matter of fact, I'm relying on the above premise for a suite of Hallowe...
by John.F
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: [Regional Sorcery] Brice
Replies: 4
Views: 2840

This is great! I'll be reading eagerly...
by John.F
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: The "tone" of AFF
Replies: 13
Views: 5792

Very, very good! Thanks to all! I'm definitely getting a stronger sense of the feel of the game as an environment.
by John.F
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: The "tone" of AFF
Replies: 13
Views: 5792

The "tone" of AFF

In another thread, Torus wrote: Anyway I still feel that D&D isn't the best source of material for AFF, merely the most abundant. Something cartoonish about it, kobolds and paladins and gelatinous cubes and such, it just seems wrong in the same way the US covers for FF books were so wrong. That made...
by John.F
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Wizard Combat Question 2: Opposed Roll?
Replies: 14
Views: 5333

That would make casting cantrips a better defense maneuvre than the actual defense maneuvre (as MAGIC+Magic-Minor is probably much stronger than SKILL+Weapon), and that at virtually no costs. Absolutely, but just how many cantrips are practical to cast in the heat of battle? If one of my players wa...