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by menschi
Sat 24 Dec 2016, 19:16
Forum: General
Topic: Problems of Setting
Replies: 62
Views: 6395

Re: Problems of Setting

I like the way the Alpha book is written though -- it leaves the setting to be fairly open-ended and open to interpretation. Especially since the Gamemaster is supposed to ask the players for suggestions on scene locations pretty often. As I'm in Chicago, it'd be easy for my group to set the story h...
by menschi
Sat 24 Dec 2016, 18:08
Forum: General
Topic: The ALPHA PDF - questions, comments, errata
Replies: 125
Views: 12689

Re: The ALPHA PDF - questions, comments, errata

Page 101: the text under Summer Birds needs an English translation, as does Summer in Boulder City on page 103 (text is in blue so I assume you might realize that already). I don't mind the game mechanic asking that kids change their non-Iconic items every session. I like that in the Cypher RPG syst...
by menschi
Sat 24 Dec 2016, 00:03
Forum: General
Topic: The ALPHA PDF - questions, comments, errata
Replies: 125
Views: 12689

Re: The ALPHA PDF - questions, comments, errata

Am I stupid, missing something or ?  Can the players put points on ANY skills or just the ones that they can be well trained in? does the rules clearify this anywhere? how many points if any can they put in the well trained vs normal skills? You can put a maximum of 3 points in any one skill; that ...
by menschi
Fri 23 Dec 2016, 23:30
Forum: General
Topic: The ALPHA PDF - questions, comments, errata
Replies: 125
Views: 12689

Re: The ALPHA PDF - questions, comments, errata

Page 44 of the English version has a placeholder for an image of an Item "image: 80-ies item". Also, while you might be intentionally be using the word "deleted", to me that makes this sound more like a computer game than an RPG. You explain later that this is a mechanic that players cannot carry ov...
by menschi
Fri 16 Dec 2016, 22:21
Forum: General
Topic: Mysteries
Replies: 15
Views: 1929

Re: Mysteries

I wouldn't run a regularly dangerous campaign. Kids are foolhardy and can't comprehend all the risks of their actions, but if they're constantly risking their lives for no real reward, it just doesn't make sense. Even if the kids had access to actual weapons (rifles, pellet guns), I could see them ...
by menschi
Fri 16 Dec 2016, 22:17
Forum: General
Topic: Influences [Books, TV Shows, Movies, Art]
Replies: 69
Views: 7209

Re: Influences [Books, TV Shows, Movies, Art]

Don't forget the film "Super 8", although it's set in 1979. Just like "Stranger Things", does a great job of capturing a bunch of interesting, funny and dorky kids on an adventure. It even has a crazy pyromanic kid, like that one friend we all had but were a little bit afraid of. :)
by menschi
Fri 16 Dec 2016, 22:02
Forum: General
Topic: Age Of Innocence (Character Ages)
Replies: 22
Views: 2403

Re: Age Of Innocence (Character Ages)

Yes, thanks for the clarification on the initial ages. In addition to being "lucky" at a younger age, I would also view it (back in the 1980's at least) as younger kids were more invisible to adults, mostly harmless. So if young kids were spotted by security guards, the guards might just try to scar...
by menschi
Fri 16 Dec 2016, 20:06
Forum: General
Topic: Nostalgia-Rama [a look at the 1980's]
Replies: 9
Views: 1162

Re: Nostalgia-Rama [a look at the 1980's]

Thanks for the link. I had seen previews in commercials I think before it aired so I knew what it was about, but my parents didn't put it on for my brother and I, and I didn't press them to watch it. Interesting that you compulsory military service there. By the time I graduated in 1990, the US was ...
by menschi
Fri 16 Dec 2016, 19:58
Forum: General
Topic: Mysteries
Replies: 15
Views: 1929

Re: Mysteries

I wouldn't run a regularly dangerous campaign. Kids are foolhardy and can't comprehend all the risks of their actions, but if they're constantly risking their lives for no real reward, it just doesn't make sense. Even if the kids had access to actual weapons (rifles, pellet guns), I could see them r...
by menschi
Fri 16 Dec 2016, 18:54
Forum: General
Topic: Age Of Innocence (Character Ages)
Replies: 22
Views: 2403

Re: Age Of Innocence (Character Ages)

Interesting question. I think as kids my friends were more physically adventurous in middle school (grades 6 - 8, ages 11 - 13), than in high school. Once hormones kicked in, people were either more stationary (just chilling out somewhere) or else were driving around once we got our licenses at 16. ...
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