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by fmitchell
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 09:48
Forum: General
Topic: Special edition, worth the risk?
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Special edition, worth the risk?

Every game publisher has errata in their books, and every one eventually fixes them in reprints. Granted, the only Fria Ligan hard copy I own is Mutant: Year Zero , and that's third printing, but the list of changes since first printing amounts to a few paragraphs of rules clarifications and patches...
by fmitchell
Mon 10 Feb 2020, 02:31
Forum: General
Topic: Egerkrans Art Book "Vaesen"
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Egerkrans Art Book "Vaesen"

A little bit irritating: In the English book the "Thursday's Child" have the sight , in the translation they are "Sunday's Children".  Possibly a difference between the English rhyme and its equivalent in Swedish? Also, Wikipedia notes that the English rhyme has changed over time: There was conside...
by fmitchell
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 14:12
Forum: General
Topic: Historical and Cultural Context of the Mythic North
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: Historical and Cultural Context of the Mythic North

To paraphrase RuneQuest , Your (or my) Mythic North May Differ. One of the attractions of a quasi-historical setting, though, is that cultural and social norms differ, which makes for interesting role playing and potential plot hooks. There are probably enough similarities between the Mythic North a...
by fmitchell
Wed 22 Jan 2020, 00:19
Forum: General
Topic: Historical and Cultural Context of the Mythic North
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Historical and Cultural Context of the Mythic North

While Swedes and other Scandinavians have at least a vague idea of how their 19th century went, we Americans are less informed on historical Sweden. (And sometimes, infamously, our own history.) For example, a reference to "prohibition" in the rules had me scouring Wikipedia to learn that Sweden did...
by fmitchell
Tue 21 Jan 2020, 23:03
Forum: General
Topic: Character Creation
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Character Creation

"Magic Tricks" also read to me like stage magic, sleight of hand, mentalist tricks, and the sort of fakery 19th century spiritualists did. (And some modern mediums still do.) It's presumably more sophisticated than card tricks and cups and balls (or not?), but essentially mundane.
by fmitchell
Mon 13 Jan 2020, 22:11
Forum: General
Topic: Why 1s on SKILL dice may be rerolled?
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Why 1s on SKILL dice may be rerolled?

Why the skill dices, which come up with 1s, may be rerolled on push. Because you want to become better at what you do.  The incentive angle never occurred to me, but I like it. Conceptually, pushing dice means using extraordinary effort on a specific task. Base Dice represent raw ability, and pushi...
by fmitchell
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 11:52
Forum: OGL
Topic: Year Zero Engine
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

Re: Year Zero Engine

I have a question on YZE OGL: the engine is the base system, but can a specific rule by another game be used under the OGL? While I'm neither an employee of Fria Ligan nor any sort of copyright expert, I think it's permissible to reproduce rules in your own words under normal copyright, at least in...
by fmitchell
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 11:24
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Stress on androids when players dont know hes an android
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Stress on androids when players dont know hes an android

Well, to be fair, the players would know but their characters might not... In Campaign Mode, it might be easier for the PC to be an "out" android, e.g. Bishop from Aliens , unless the group's good at separating player knowledge from character knowledge. Realistically (so to speak) the secret wouldn...
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