How should I go about marketing it?I outsourced some funds to Islamabad, Pakistan for them to produce a commercial for the game.It's a wonderfully terrible commercial.>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4pk9hSLqlII was thinking about visiting some local game shops and talking with the workers/owner but aside from that, and talking to you guys, I'm sort of at a loss.
I don't get it.Is this real or a joke?
>>81295544You could make a youtube channel where you talk about the game, an official twitter account for it, and a discord server. Basically drum up interest through social media, I'm no publicist so this is kind of the only thing I can think of at the moment.Cheers for putting the time and effort to make something of your own, I would be interested to hear what the game is about.
>>81295544I'm laughing so hard right now, what the fuck is that video.
>>81295544Being that you are posting that blue elephant I’m gonna assume you are retarded
>>81295544Lmao are you sure an AI didn’t make that video? It’s so bad it makes me want to check out your game
>>81295544>Minarchy was created with the intention to help autistic children and teenagers Lmao
>>81295544This commercial is REALLY bad.But I’m not I’ll bite, what’s the concept
Post a PDF here and if it's good someone will buy it and if it's bad it will become a meme and someone will buy it anyway.>Minarchy is a tabletop game which is rules light when taking the Tabletop Role-Playing Game genre into account. For those who have never played a Tabletop Role-Playing Game, Minarchy serves as an excellent entry point into the genre. >Minarchy was created with the intention to help autistic children and teenagers socialize and to serve as an educational aid for home schooled youth.>May this game manual hold over your thirst to drink the water of far off worlds.Wtf lol.
https://desuarchive.org/tg/thread/81288273/You already posted this garbage.Fuck off back to /biz/, /int/, /v/ or wherever you crawled out.
>>81295608>>81295769>>81295922>>81296036>>81296054The game is 100% real.I would be happy to answer any questions you guys might have.There are over 30 professions, over 40 classes and over 25 races.Generally speaking, I kept the foundation of what it meant to be a TTRPG (table, dice, pen and paper, RPing) and then wiped away almost everything else and started from scratch.I talk about what drove me to create the book in the foreword.The pictures I will post are from a proof copy that had some typos so if you see any, they've been fixed.>>81295835I paid $237 (lol) to have that commercial created from a young lad in Islamabad named Arsalan.
>>81296431Alright I'll bite, where can I get a copy of what you have pictured here?
>>81296514https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4pk9hSLqlICheck the video description.
>>81296431>>81296536>I charge my fists for four turns>I also charge my fists for four turns.>My ghost swords charge their swords.>I eat four grams of mushrooms and begin charging my sword for four turns>Ok, GM, how much damage did we do?>GM: Sorry, but none of you have enough orbs to swing your fists at the wilderness brute.>Oh sweet, some plate armor.>The armor is metaphysically impossible to equip until level 17.>Human Average male height is 5'9>"Elve"This is a fucking TREASURE TROVE, OP. Holy shit I'm howling with laughter. A shitpost so good you printed a book and bought a commercial for it.
>>81296536I refuse to go to YouTube.
>>81296590How badly did I screw up ?It all makes sense to me
>>81296590You'll probably enjoy this fresh class too.I guarantee none of you have ever kicked someones ass as a level 16 Dental Hygienist
>>81296716No man, I love it. It's just REALLY funny. Please never stop working on this, anon, It looks like you put a lot of heart into it, even if it's hilarious.
>>81296761I won't let you down, AnonBut if there's anymore versions it will just be 1.5 at some point in the future to cover a few smaller mechanics I felt could have been expanded upon
>>81296753>turns into toothpaste>crawls inside your ass>turns backheh, nothing personnel, kid
>>81296753You're fucking with us now, holy shit. I'm dreaming right? I didn't just read what I just read, right? This wasn't printed on actual paper, right? I'm ready to wake up now.>Dental Hygenist>Your tools are as sharp as a samurai's blade>Level 20 Floss Pick - 7x D12 damage>Minty Kiss>Tooth Morphosis>SUGAR AND ACID BASED ATTACKSwhy is a dental hygenist a dps anon, please, I nEED toknow.
>>81296486>in story mode What
>>81296486>The cow might not be edible alive, but you still might be able to find a way to use a cow during a Battle Phase.>I roll to charge the cow for four turns.
>>81296486>cookery tree elve>felinoid>muro>bigfooter>hooded minion>bog dwellerjesus christ this is solid fucking gold
>>81296846Dental Hygienists have extremely sharp tool kits.They require precision and speed to clean effectively.Naturally a clean mouth leads to better health thus they are healers as well.>>81296875The game switches between Battle Phases and Story Mode.Story Mode brings its own small set of skills that everyone has access to.Battle Phases are just as you imagine.
I think you already saw all the races based on the languages page.Here's some other stuff I couldn't fit on one page.Profession List-Alchemy-Arcane-Beast Slayer-Blacksmithing-Bounty Hunting-Communication-Carpentry-Cooking-Crafting-Enchanting-Engineering-Fire Science-First Aid-Fishing-Fletching-Gardening-Inscription-Lumberjacking-Magic Lore-Mining-Nobility Lore-Planes Lore-Prayer-Religion Lore-Skinning-Summoning-Taming-Thievery-Trading-Unarmed Combat-World LoreTank-Knight-Templar-Merchant-Musician-Samurai-Drunken Brawler-Gold MageHealer-White Mage-Anchorite-Blue Mage-Green MageDPS-Thief-Dragoon-Hunter-Druid-Arcane Hunter-Scout-Ninja-Pirate-Fighter-Wilderness Brute-Shadow Walker-Crusader-Black Mage-Red Mage-Orange Mage-Purple MageSpecial Class-Snowman-Jester-Philosopher-Cheerleader-Nurse-Dancer-Salesman-Chef-Waitress-Dental Hygienist-Firefighter-TechnomancerHero Class-AdventurerAdvanced Hero Class-Security Guard-Boxer-Librarian
>>81296979>Languages: common, woofinDoes woofin have an alphabet?
>>81297147i need to see all your fucking notes, pls post a PDF or something this is si fucking good
>>81297198I haven't gone full blown Tolkien yet.But this is actually my 5th book that I've released.The first four were fiction novels based around our own reality.After writing that 3rd book, I knew the 4th book would be the last one I wrote based on reality - it's just so boring to write about.The next book I plan on working on is a children's book or two just for fun but after that in 2022 I plan on starting to write a fantasy novel - likely a collection of short stories - all of which will be based within the world you find in the Minarchy game manual.>>81297206I spent around 3 years taking notes intermittently while attending trade school and in May I decided that I would take all my notes and expanded upon them.I spent May through July getting version 1.0 in order and the last two months finishing up legal work.That stack of papers you see on the left is all of my original hand written notes.As for releasing a PDF, I'm not so keen on it.But - since today is the release day - if you add me on Discord, I will get you a free .epub file.Clouds#1000
did you at lest playtest it? how was the reaction?
>>81297364It was generally well received by family and friends.Although I didn't get to test it as thoroughly as I had hoped with people who are familiar with TTRPGs.>>81295769As this Anon pointed out, having a YouTube channel and Discord is a good idea and so that's all we have at this point .Although the discord isn't very active and has about 20 people on it.
>>81297315Bro I'm trying to add you on discord but that username is coming up empty. Please help me out, I'm dying to read this
>>81297466Sorry about that, my nitro ran out and it flipped my numbers.Try again, I switched it back to Clouds#1000.
As a newfag this is the best thread I've ever been a part of. If you make a Discord server for this game I'm in it.
>>81295975Well he's certainly come to the right place for that.
>>81296590>Human Average male height is 5'9That's about right give or take an inch
>>81296431My first question is: What did you tell Arsalan that made him create that? "Pick a bunch of words out of a hat and make a 2 second clip based on each one"?
>>81297592Not sure if you added me yet, but add me and I'll get you onto the server.Giving out the game for free today since its launch day.
>>81297703Here's the script.I don't think he read the first two sentences in all caps.And here's the first two versions he sent back claiming for them to be complete and 100% accurate to the script.>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMX7UZtji1Q>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbm6oyWvXxU
>>81297800Just wait, it gets better
>it's realMy sides are gone. There is nowhere else for them to go. Shine on you beautiful deranged fuck.
>>81297800I lost it right about here
>>81297883>My sides are gone. There is nowhere else for them to go. Shine on you beautiful deranged fuck.Thank you, Anon.I think I'll go call some game shops.And thank you everyone for giving me this opportunity to present you with Minarchy.
>>81295544This commercial is brilliant, it's viral anti-marketing, it's so bad people have to figure out what it is about.
>>81295544Honestly anon, I would recommend doing a kickstarter. Commission some basic art pieces, put it on there and say it's for helping autistic children socialize, and see how it goes.If you do though, make sure you start the kickstarter on a Tuesday morning and end it on a Friday night. For some reason those ones are all the most successful.
>>81296431Where did you source a printing of your book? I'm on the precipice of releasing my own game but I can't find a company who can print off one book for quality purposes
>>81297732>0:38: The scene then changes to merchants trading>Is a fucking gunshot LMAO
>>81295544>I outsourced some funds to Islamabad, PakistanAre you on a watchlist now?
ok for real though: what's with the dice notation, this is the first time I see 2x D6 iytt82nstead of 2d6
>>81297732But why the CGI snowmen? Couldn't he find stock footage of real snowmen? Does he think they are fictional?
>>81297996I've used Lulu.com for all my books.If you're trying to make money though, I've heard Lulu takes a bigger cut than most self-publishing websites.>>81298009>pic related>>81298142I've had my own file since I released my first book.>>81298235I figured 1x D4 over 1d4 would be easier for people who have never touched the genre for to understand.
>>81295544>How should I go about marketing it?How much time and effort do you want to put into it?
>>81298591Not OP but I'm interested in knowing how to market this kind of thing.
>>81298591It all depends on how much effort you're talking about.I'm currently making a list of all the TCG and Comic shops in my area - or anywhere that hosts Friday Night Magic.I'm going to go to each of these places and speak with whoever is in charge of order stock for the shop.I'll bring a physical copy with me for them to view and then make an offer for them to buy in bulk at a discounted price.I might hit up a couple of gas stations in nearby trucking towns.I don't know how much effort that is but I'm willingly to put that much into it physically.Monetarily speaking, I don't know how much $200 to $300 a month will buy me in ads or if it's worth it.
>>81296593Then you are the target audience.
Blessed thread.Almost tempted to get this to run with my group for shits and giggles.
>>81298839If you do, please add me on Discord and let me know how it goes
>>81296431>type>DPSits a turn based game anon
>>81295544>/tg/ gets shit done...Is this real? Am I... dreaming?
>>81299173/tg/ has always got shit done, anon
>>81299390Haven't seen much get done in the past 3 years. That screenshot is from '12. This is a refreshing change, and I hope this thread hits bump limit.
>>81297147>no engineer classIt's like you aren't even autistic
>>81296486Memes aside but this looks really clunky and just sort of sterile. It looks like you're writing down rules from an MMO to be used in a roleplaying game. This section is actually painful to read>Items, including currency, can be taken to a bank and stored. You can then change characters and transfer items between your characters by taking your character by taking your second character to the bank and grabbing the items your first character left.What the fuck does that even mean. RPG worlds arent videogame worlds. If I play multiple characters I can play two at once, one isnt in stasis on the log in screen. If I want one character to give a sword to another character, they can meet in the 'story mode' and swap swords.
>>81299604It's for acoustic children
>>81299604its made for autistic people anon
>>81299597I didn't leave it out though.Fisherman was almost a class but ended up just a profession as well.
>>81299643>>81299647I.e. MMO players
>>81299667>fisherman is an engineer focused thingi feel like i have to get this book anon, well played
>>81299604It's a simple mechanic that I find helpful.If you don't want to use a bank, don't.
>>81295544All generic stock footage, then Teutonic Penguin out of no where.
This is one hell of a shit post.
Oh man, that second commercial is even better
>>81295544Buy a 4chan ad>>81299812/tg/ is without a doubt a very special place
>>81295544Thank you for this, anon.
>>81300578/tg/ is basically blue /trash/
>>81297147This is not what a minarchist RPG should look like.
>>81300979I mean this in the least joking way possible, but I now understand why this system was specifically made for people with autism.
Anons, I’ve seen the pdf and it’s real. This is the best thing since dungeons: the dragoning 40k 7th edition.
>>81301154When are we starting a campaign with it?
>>81301080I don't like the way that child is drawn.
>>81301154Post the pdf, I'm not giving OP 20 bucks for a 200+ pages shitpost I haven't read yet.
>>81301154This is the best thread on /tg/ in at least weeks.
>>81301356Join the discord server and you can get a free copy right
>>81300979Wow I’m glad my brain doesn’t need to think like this
>>81296431>I paid $237 (lol) to have that commercial created from a young lad in Islamabad named Arsalan.Bro... I thought this was like you gave them $50, ha ha ha how cute, but paying 250 for that shit just means you got scammed
>>81301371God today there's a discord server for everything. Is there an invite link somewhere?
>>81301414The average yearly income in Pakistan is $420.I was happy to be able to give him half a years paycheck for that wacky piece of garbage.>>81301431Add me Clouds#1000
>>81301356Literally just join the discord and download it. It vanishes at midnight.
Hey Cloudsanon, who do Cookery Tree elves have the ability to deal 4x damage sometimes every phase 2?
>>81301805They're little but they sometimes have the ability to go toe to toe with Orcs.As for a deeper lore, I have none yet until I start writing that fantasy book next year.
Is this the Call of the Crocodile of /tg/
Alright I like wasting money, so I bought a copy of your shitpost
red: wave2: Selling Staff Of Fire 1400GP
>>81302019If you purchased a physical book, excellent choice.I make like $0.60 to $0.70 per copy but I can't see playing a TTRPG without having a physical hard cover CRB.>>81302052RS2 was a massive inspiration.>>81301962Yes and those books were terrible, poor ladF. Gardner tried
>>81296486>heavy stone oreso a rock
>>81302188>I make like $0.60 to $0.70 per copy but I can't see playing a TTRPG without having a physical hard cover CRB.Dang dude, put your stuff on DriveThruRPG instead of Lulu.
>>81302223Saying Tungsten isn't as cool as Heavy Stone
>>81301472You're making me dust off Discord for the first time in half a year
>>81302224>DriveThruRPG>Since 2004How have I never heard of this until now?I just uploaded it there now, thank you
>>81295544What the fuck was that a commercial for? Are those assets even legal-use?
>>81297147What does a Snowman do?
>>81302188.60 or .07 cents?Why did I just pay 30 dollars to give you less than a dollar?I'm not mad I just want to support someone who actually put the time in to write a system and I was intrigued by what I saw in the thread
>>81303800I'm currently reworking the PDF to be suitable to print from DriveThruRPG website which will increase my profits a good bitAnd I can sell it a bit cheaper>>81303257Snowmen are a Special Class but also a race of sorts
Man I've been shilling the rpg I made on /tg/ for a month or two now but I'm officially retiring. This is just too good. I know when to take my leave and this anon is the king of homemade RPGs
>>81303193According to the guy I hired to make it in Pakistan - it's 100% legal>>81302224Thanks again for letting me know about DriveThruRPG.
>>81296431>paid 200$ to get some guy overseas to edit together a video of stock footageBro I made shit like that in an hour for practice when I was in uni for that sort of thing. You could have paid some graphic design student 50$ to get a better product.
>>81296716It’s good for a first game. You’ll get better. This is pretty fun and janky in the best way possible, probably really fun to actually play. I would recommend releasing a PDF on Drive through RPG tho, it’s a big audience. I’d be tempted to throw shekels at it now if waiting for a dead tree to ship didnt take the wind out of my sails.
>>81304243Yeah but then Arsalan wouldn't have made BANK
>>81297002Deer god that clip aged like whine.
>>81296716It just needs more play testing and unironically putting the time and money into getting this printed and having a shitpost ad made for it are the best things you could have done for it at this stage. Now people are interested and will play it and you'll bombarded with free playtesting. I hope this gets a second edition with everything you learn in the next months or years getting sharpened. Like any skill you need to hone it, and you're doing a hell of a lot more to hone their skills than most.
>>81304312It's my first and last TTRPG, version 1.5 might eventually come outI might hire out someone on Fiverr to develop my FPS idea though>>81304243Had I known the guy was so inexperienced and that it was more or less a scam, I wouldn't have gotten it doneI probably could have done a better job myself but I was feeling lazy about itOverall it worked out because it's so bad it's good
Last call for free PDFs or Ebooks8 minutes leftAdd me on Discord, Clouds#1000
>>81296486>1x item maybe used a turn
>>81305406>The pictures I will post are from a proof copy that had some typos so if you see any, they've been fixed. >>81296431
>>81305406Actually the official version doesn't have bulletin marks either.The bulletin marks blew up to the size of a golf when I ran the preflight on the PDF for the third proof copy.Not sure what went wrong there, they will be missed.
>>81296979I like story mode/battle separation and race bonuses are flavorful. Although I'd prefer for them to be a set of unorthodox skills, like sleeping outside with no penalty like orcs rather than +to checks that some races have. My only problem with this book is that it looks a bit... Sterile? And editing is kinda off, like for "bubbler" on pic related, paragraph ending "a full year" a sticks out. Or Felineoid race is not on the next page.If this is a prototype, work on editing, at the very least Shift+Enter for Word should put group things together on the same page. If this is released product, then, well, fuck.
>>81305501are you an esl?
>>81305562No, I'm dyslexic
>>81305538>And editing is kinda off, like for "bubbler" on pic related, paragraph ending "a full year" a sticks out. Or Felineoid race is not on the next page.Yeah that was a problem with the proof copy.I didn't like the way it looked and so I spaced everything out - even if it meant having some blank space at the bottom of a few pages.It looks way better now, I do however miss the bulletin marks.>Although I'd prefer for them to be a set of unorthodox skillsIf it turns out that some races are so completely out of balance, I would likely change some stuff to not make them absolute trash in v1.5 - if and when it happens.
Jesus fuck OP I haven't laughed this hard it months. Props to you for all the work you put in, but holy shit, I can feel my abs for this workoutHave you ever been diagnosed with anything? I'm not trying to be a dick, I'm genuinely curious. Also is the full PDF still available, because I absolutely need to see the rest of this thing.
>>81305692I removed the files from the discord server at midnight.Unless you joined the server prior to midnight.You can find the ebook and hard cover on Lulu.Check the description of the commercial.As for being diagnosed, whatever I have causes an endless flow of fantasy in my head.For the record, I don't here voices, I don't see things, I'm not suicidal and I'm not homicidal.But yeah, if I weren't me, I'd probably come to the conclusion that this guy is fucked in the head after watching that commercial.
>>81304590>It's my first and last TTRPG, version 1.5 might eventually come outlike, I love you and this is good. But you really think it's usual that people in any creative field just do one of the thing and it's good? Like a painter gose into galleries for ten years, paints the mona lisa and is done?
>>81305617I'm was not sure if this was a deliberate shitpost or whacky first attempt at TTRPGs or both.But after checking both trailers from >>81297732 and seeing dental class who flosses people to death I laughed so hard that I teared up. This is golden. Work on your text editing in rules though, otherwise it loses its charm, because it stops looking like a legit ruleset.
>>81305729That's a shame, I just found this thread after getting off shift at 1AM. Guess I'll have to wait or shell out for it. Thanks for the laughs OP
>>81305730Version 1.5 might happen.And it'll look nice if I get the right funds for it.But I'm far more right brained than left.The classes and abilities chapter was like dragging my feet through hell.
>>81305745I'm sure someone will (ILLEGALLY) leak itIf they haven't already lol
Leaked*I swear to God this website needs an edit button
>>81296431Why do I need Magic Orbs to do a Punch/Kick?
>>81305794The only people who no longer require orbs are Librarians.Or if you reach level 99 in Magic Lore you gain "Blood Into Liquid Magic".The game doesn't have mana and I felt the need to have players require something in order to use their abilities - that way they can't use them endlessly.Alternatively, your GM can make magic orbs extremely cheap and then you can run your session as if you didn't have any mana to begin with.Currency = Mana in this case.
>>81302229tung sten is literally heavy stone in nordic languages
>>81306092Right it just doesn't sound as cool as Heavy Stone, at least to me
>>81300979Do autistic people go through real life like it's The Sims or something? It reminds me of Chris Chan's "meter of respect" or whatever he called it.
>>81305729OP look up "schizoid personality disorder" it sounds similar to what you're describing
>>81296054>Rules light>>81296431>30 professions and 40 classesThat is not rules light that is more pointless shit than D&D
>>81306293>almost that entire articlewewThe government better get me those neetbux and send some tendies and hot sauce>>81306294I disagree.Sure, it's tough to remember each class and their abilities - but if each player can easily recite their own abilities and skills the GMs job will be fairly rules light.
>>81300979>Deja vu meterAlso used for drifting
>>81301023And that's a good thing.
>>81301350We can always remove a few details.
>>81296753this can't be serious
Holy shit I haven't laughed this hard in years. It's 4am and I'm in tears, I think I woke the neighbors up. I'm so glad I decided to take a chance on this thread before going to sleep.
>>81295544Is there any chance you will be running playtest games of this wonderful new system?
God bless you OP, and may you have many success with your project. This thread and the pages I've read made my day, this is great. I'm definitely getting this on pay day to play with my friends.
Why is blue mage a healer? Why is blue mage a healer? Why is blue mage a healer? Why is blue mage a healer? Why is blue mage a healer? Why is blue mage a healer? Why is blue mage a healer? Why is blue mage a healer?
>>81304031>According to the guy I hired to make it in Pakistan - it's 100% legal
>>81302224>two cannabis jointshas OP every done a weed in his life?
>>81306839>game for autistic kids>nurse has level 3 joint rolling ability
I cannot stop thinking about Minarchy, I keep coming back to this thread. It is like fucking black magic.Can anyone who got a copy describe it? I have to know.
>>81306960It's a latter-day RIFTS.
>>81298696This isn't going to work. Shops buy through distributors. There is a whole supply chain you go through before it gets to your lgs. They simply aren't going to commit their limited floor space to a niche, DIY project that doesn't have an excellent chance in selling. You should look at online distribution, or if you are dead set on selling physical copies in an lgs, see if they'll let you run a game and sell books during your demo, which is unlikely but possible
>>81299693Why do you find it helpful??? It only ADDS steps to the simple process of trading items
>>81295544>[YouTube] Minarchy TTRPG Commercial (embed)KINO KINO KINO KINO KINO
>>81307270Keep in mind this game's target audience.
My sides are in orbit famalam.Save me for the screencap.
>>81296431>I paid $237 (lol) to have that commercial created from a young lad in Islamabad named Arsalan.Should've spent it on a proofreader. Holy fuck this is an eyesore.
Honestly...It's brilliant. It is to TTRPGs what "The Room" or Neil Breen are to cinema. I mean, literally everything I'm seeing is bad, bad, bad.But it all works because of that.The lack of art, the center justification, the huge amount of empty white space, "sectors", "Lumberjacking" is so common it's a skill, "The Great Baking Fire", people chugging mushrooms like there's no tomorrow, there's a class power that just lets you find flowers to smoke (I'm going to assume these flowers give you powers, but I wouldn't be surprised if not), another class gets you weed and smack.Seriously, I can't tell if this is for real or an exercise in RPG Designer Kayfabe, but either way it's a unique product and deserves some attention.
>>81296431i'll give you a tip free of chargestop centering everything, this shit is annoying as hell to read. you do that for title cards, not your whole text. Set it aligned to the left with the first word of the chapter being offset by 5-10p.
>>81303800>I was intrigued by what I saw in the threadDo you have brain damage?
>>81307755No, I have an appreciation for SOUL.
>>81295544Yeah you and other million people did it. Tell us something new.
>>81308001Read the rest of the thread. This man is a revolutionary genius.
>>81307591But to actually help the OP and answer their question:Step 1) Put your product on DriveThruRPG, as you've already realized. It is to RPG PDFs what Wal-Mart is to garbage food and cheaply made Chinese goods. It's the industry standard.Step 2) Go out to some of the websites that talk games. rpg.net if you want to appeal to people who need a safe space and think orcs are racist caricatures of black people; therpgsite.com if you want to appeal to paranoid incels who spend more time bitching about SJWs in gaming than actually talk about gaming (they like both kinds of gaming there: OSR and AD&D homebrews). Accept the first will ban you in short order, and the second will talk shit about your game. But hey, maybe you can get a few sales.Step 3) Find some reviewers, and get them copies. Be careful though. I do reviews, but only if I get a hard copy. Why? Because if someone spends actual money to actually ship me actual goods, I'll actually review their product. Lots of folks will do likewise, but some will consider a paragraph or two an acceptable review, and others will just take the stuff and disappear. A good RPG site will have reviews, and a review database, and you can research who will actually put in the work and just ask them if they'd like more free stuff to review.4) Get some art. Maybe. The truth is art sells RPGs (and, well, everything). But in your case... the lack of art may actually be a feature. Certainly saves you money to not have any.5) Local Gaming Stores. Can you sell there? Ask them. I'd try to do a traditional print run though, sell the stores some copies (wholesale), and then sell some direct from a little webstore you generate (personally, I'd skip the LGS route and just have DriveThru handle all your sales. Even with their cut.).
>>81308163>therpgsite.comHe needs to get some art to fill up those empty pages. Man also needs a lot of structuring help. I don't know what he's formatting this game with but it desperately needs bookmarking and a way to easily crtl-f through the game. I also think he could do a little research on formatting, maybe put the bulk of some of the text in columns, maybe change some of the fonts. If he could trust other people to help him with some of the writing that'd also help a lot too. This game unironically has potential.
>>81308256>This game unironically has potential.This is borderline bullying. Don't egg him on.
>>81308256Nyah. Part of the appeal of bad media is that it's bad. Fixing the grammar, layout and fonts, and then adding art, turns a "so bad it's good" product into "man, this is dumb". "But I think it looks fun and good!" Cool. But you don't need any of that presentation stuff to appreciate it. The ideas appeal to you already. Meanwhile, the rest of us -need- this thing to be as wonderfully awful as possible.This may be the Plan 9 From Outer Space
>>81306293I have the schizoid disorder. OP is also a redard in adition to being schizoid
>>81309199Same bro it's how I know. Retard sense.
>>81295544You have an ISBN but you can't afford to spring for a real commercial?
>>81310788An ISBN isn't expensive, anon.
>>81310788He has a real commercial.
>>81310778>all server rules apply to DMs and other serversdon't be that faggot opmost of this is boilerplate and fine but this shit is full on commie tier shit that people make fun of discord for
>>81310998>>81310778he probably just doesn't want bad publicity, he mentioned being christian and having a wife so i doubt he's some twitter lefty, although i'm guessing caring for autistic kids gives him sympathy with epileptics and such
>>81311106yeah I understand all the rules are what you should have if you want a nice public appearance for your discord server, e-dating and NSFW banning are SUPER good ideas to that regard, but normalizing the "rules apply everywhere" shit is draconian and unnecessary and even vidya games you pay for have begun doing it, just leaves a really sour taste in my mouth that even though op probably wouldn't act on it even if he could I technically broke the rules already by saying "nigger" here this second or posting on /h/I dunno, it's just going from policing your domain to policing people way out of your jurisdiction and the concept leaves a bad taste in my mouthAlso rules 6 and 26 are redundant since you could just say "no offtopic posting or memes. Use the right channel...", same with 18 and 20
>>81311242He's also got like 8 rules that mean "no NSFW content"
Rules in any server are gay because Rule 30 trumps all other rules and it's to be assumed by anyone who's been around the site for awhile.
>>81296431>>81296486>>81296536Are you trying to write a TTRPG or an advert for an MMORPG? This is really wonky.
>>81311106he has A WIFE?!
>>81311850oh shit, that's the angewomon figure that saban cucked the west out of with the matching angemon, always wanted that one, surprising catch for what seems like such a basic bitch collection
>>81306508I brought you to tears?Well then it was all worth it, even if I don't sell more than two copies.>>81306550We're starting the first official campaign on Friday October 1st on the discord server.>>81306575Thanks, Anon.If you want a cheaper hard cover, check out DriveThruRPG.Minarchy hasn't been approved by them yet but when it finally does it's going to be $29.99 for a physical book instead of the $34.99 on Lulu (Or Amazon when it finally goes up)>>81306784The only game I've ever played that has actual blue mages in it was various Final Fantasy games.Personally I've never been a fan of the way they portray blue and red mages.>>81306839>two cannabis jointsThat is actually a reference to "Smoke Two Joints by Sublime">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0i62GnQoo0>>81306925You don't think parents would have a problem with that?I thought about changing it, same with the Wilderness Brute popping shrooms.>>81307078We'll see how far I get.I'm talking about small mom and pop type shops, not the Barnes and Noble type so hopefully getting a display case in a small shop won't be too difficult.>>81307270I don't enjoy starting a new character completely fresh every time I start a new campaign.If I'm able to hold onto monetary value from one character and pass it to another, it doesn't make starting a new class so difficult.It's definitely a mechanic more suited to MMOs but now it's a game rule and there's no going back.>>81307558If v1.5 happens, I will be paying someone out to make it look better.Right now funds are limited and advertising based in Pakistan comes first LOL.>>81307591Thank you, Anon.I fully accept my role as a layman helping to keep the genre alive for Zoomers.Zoomers don't read books, if they're not going to read this - they won't be reading D&D 3.5 anytime soon.>>81307619Not even lying.I'm talking to some chick in the Philippines about editing the PDF, I'll see if she can't add some page numbers.
>>81312488Question, what the fuck is the lore? As far as I can tell, there's multiple dimensions?
>>81306807>>81307389I'm glad I was able to bring a smile to your faces.It makes everything I'm doing worth it.Getting to hear about it is even better.>>81308001>>81308110If my RPG is lost among the countless others, I wouldn't be happy about it but I would understand.Zoomers aren't engaged with the TTRPG genre, if I can help bring engagement back among the younger crowd, I will have done a good deed.>>81308163>>81308256Thanks for the tips, Anon.I copy and pasted it to re-review later when I'm putting more effort into advertising and need new strategies.At first I didn't like the book without art but it grew on me and almost seems more in line with the minimalist approach.No more clutter and staring at the same picture over and over again.But it's art and autistic children love art.We'll see what happens with v1.5.>>81309199>>8131074290% of that wikipedia article sounds like me but I'm not a doctor.>>81310778>>81310998Originally there were 10 rules.I think most people probably won't read the rules but will have enough common sense to not do these things anyway.>>81311106>he mentioned being christian and having a wife so i doubt he's some twitter leftyThat's all correct.I'm politically neutral.My policy is to stand back and watch the fire burn for the next 10 years.After that we can rebuild from the clown world ashes.>>81310788You can get a free ISBN by publishing with Lulu>>81311242>but normalizing the "rules apply everywhere" shit is draconian and unnecessaryWhen you have more rules, you can kick the people who are causing problems much easier.>>81311369If Blizzard wanted to drop that steaming hot piece of trash known as World of Warcraft, I would happily license the game out to them.>>81311850>Picture taken at my wedding
>>81312578It's a planet that is mostly ocean.The Earth's sun is about 3 million miles wide in circumference.Hearth's circumference is roughly 50 million miles wide (mostly ocean)There are land masses floating within the endless see known as "Sectors".Some Sectors are larger than Earth's 7 continents.As for dimensions, there are 7.As for planes, they are countless.This is a picture I posted on the Discord of where each sector is.
And this is what a Sector might look like zoomed in a bit.I have a stack of 20+ maps like this.I haven't technically drawn any Sectors in detail yet but may use some from the stack.If v1.5 comes out, stuff like this would likely be included as art.
>>81312973The name of that map is Tribus Regio.
>>81295544wtf is thisit as to be a jokei dont think you could make it worst
>>81313301You should buy the PDF and find outIf your IQ is below 80 or above 110, I'm sure you'll like it
>>81313329Once it's on DTR I promise you I'll buy a hardcover, hand to God.
>>81313470DriveThruRPG is proving to be problematic.I can't personally get these PDFs in the right shape they need to be in to be submitted to their website.So I hired that chick in the Philippians last night to format it into the right file type.I've also asked her to add page numbers.She sent back a fixed file but according to DTR it still isn't in the right form but it could potentially get okayed by them anyway - that's for the physical book.The PDF is uploaded and awaiting approval from DTR.
>>81312488>If v1.5 happens, I will be paying someone out to make it look better.Looks aren't the issue. Have someone fix the grammar.>Right now funds are limited and advertising based in Pakistan comes first LOL.Invest less in shitty stock footage ads and more in artwork for the actual book. That will move more units than a meaningless video.
>>81312925I mean magic and shit so it doesn't matter much, but at that size the sheer gravity would compress the water into a solid regardless of temperature, that is if it doesn't collapse into a blackhole
>>81295544>I outsourced some funds to Islamabad, Pakistan for them to produce a commercial for the game.You're just full of terrible ideas ain't ya
>>81312973I admit that I'm sincerely jealous of your hand drawn map making skills.
>>81313713I'm pretty adverse to having anyone draw the images out except myself.No one can bring the images to life in my head except me - the commercial is a lovely piece of proof of that.>fix the grammarI assume you're reading the images and not the PDF since I spent the last month fixing typos.>>81313735I've never been one for science and math.
>>81296536>elves are closely related to elfsWhat the fuck did you just say to me
>>81313838Grammatical errors aren't typos...
Does anyone remember eChess and all those similar games? I'm getting vibes.
>>81313871Elves are pretty typical of the Elven archtype found in fantasy settings.Elfs on the other hand are THICCer, shorter and brown versions of Elves.
>>81313902Are you talking about the images or are you reading the PDF?The PDF should not have any grammatical errors but I may have missed one or a few.
>>81313937>"You want some Stonewheat Stew, Anon?"
>>81313937I remember you from that other thread faggot.
>>81312842>If Blizzard wanted to drop that steaming hot piece of trash known as World of Warcraft, I would happily license the game out to them.I was not saying this as a positive aspect. Your rules make lofty and ambiguous references to things and you seek to compartmentalize/gameify a bunch of shit.Like listing a class a "DPS"? What the hell is wrong with you?
>>81312488>I'm talking about small mom and pop type shops, not the Barnes and Noble type so hopefully getting a display case in a small shop won't be too difficult.I'm talking about small mom and pop shops as well. Rent isn't cheap, and an lgs owner needs to maximize their retail space. It's very unlikely they are going to devote any space to a DIY project. I also don't know precisely how the distribution chain works for RPG books, but there is every possibility they are contractually obligated to go through a distributor.Authors, even Indy authors, don't just go sell their stuff at their lgs unless there lgs specifically has some kind of "local project/DIY" stuff. They go through the supply chain, which is why the lion's share of Indy stuff is internet retail only.
>>81314251Someone didn't read the foreword lol.>>81314308Aaa, gotcha.We'll see what happens when I show up in my $200 Minarchy jacket and with a Minarchy book in my hands.My IRL CHA and LUC are both 14.
>>81313590Oh I am so fucking ready anon, you have no idea. Once it hits, I’m snatching a copy.Gives me a lot of Warpheim vibes which I dig immensely.
>>81314517That is an excellent image you posted.I'll be reusing that for my music video art.I don't know what Warpheim is but I'm beyond excited that you're excited.The general response to this has been overwhelming positive with some constructive criticism that I will take in as protips.
>>81295544>by Andrew Ayala>AyalaAyala (Basque: Aiara) is a toponymic surname, originally de Ayala (of Ayala), deriving from the town of Ayala/Aiara in the province of Álava, in the Basque Country, northern Spain. It is linguistically unrelated to the Hebrew female given name Ayala, which is of Biblical origin.>24 second mark has two wolves>25 second mark has a red headed Hebrew female dancingHow many hidden messages did you hide in this commercial?
Stick around OP, this is a great thread.
toasting in epic bread
This thread should be prescribed as a mild anti-stress medication.
>>81314995I will be here to answer questions until it archives.And then you can find me on discord.Clouds#1000
>>81315269How come becomming as hard as teeth enamel makes you invincible? If I scratch my teeth with a fork by an accident, it'll hurt like shit, enamel is not that hard.Also please OP, post goofballs random effects table if your book has any
>>81315315Your tooth is a bone.Your femur is a bone.Your femur is as hard as cement.There for your teeth are as hard as cement.
>>81296486>Metal Ores>DiamondsNigga, diamonds are carbon, a non-metal element
>>81315474You also can't mine steel as far as I know but it's fantasy.
>>81315660nor bronze....this guy is an idiot
>>81315773Anon, I'm about to build four orc barracks outside your cottage and steal your manticore boots.
>>81314723It’s an abstract take on Mordheim and really nails a setting of universal stories and ideas being blended together into a vast unknowable city that is everywhere if you look for it.But I really just want to say I really admire what you’re doing here anon. I see stuff like this, Warpheim, the dimensional jobs in Troika!, Hylics, Meatlandia and the like; And I am always intrigued and inspired by these bizarre settings and systems. I’ve always wanted to do the same, make something that engages and enflames the spark creativity.Meanwhile I either half bake my ideas, get flighty and work on something else, or lose confidence in it. Perhaps I’m just not disciplined enough, too suggestible to new ideas and concepts; maybe I’ve just been walking in the same mental circle for years.Who knows?But here you are, throwing your own brand of madness into the world. You’re a brave man anon and you should be proud! You’ve done something wonderful.
>>81315660>>81315773I'm pretty sure that actual autists would have problems with that
>>81315824It will help them grow.>>81315814Thanks, Anon.Aside from writing books, I run a small business and one thing I've learned both from writing books, going to two different trade schools and running my business is the following.Belief. Accountability. Passion. Success.BAPS as I call it, I made it up myself while having to put up with idiots in trade school.Those are the keys to making it.
OP you are a treasure and I wish you well.
>>81315824What's the point of writing a system to adjudicate real-life tasks such as mining along with real life materials, and just ignoring the most basic information on the topic?It's hardly autism when this is taking up space in a ruleset.
>>81315878>success is an ingredient for successHm...
>>81316372First you have to have belief.Then you must become accountable for your beliefs.Then you are to give both your beliefs and accountability all of your passion.If you do those three things you will find success.
>>81315878>Belief. Accountability. Passion. Success.>BAPS as I call it, I made it up myself while having to put up with idiots in trade school.>Those are the keys to making it.I will also add Responsibility.BRAPS are the key to a strong future.
>>81316445Oh, I see! That makes much more sense.
>>81306293>imagination>schizoid personality disorder
>>81314788take your meds
>>81316952>imaginationIt isn't the most inspiring piece of writing I've consoomed in my life. That's for sure.
>>81315474diamonds are the hardest metal known to man, dummy
>>81316952>Affected individuals may be unable to form intimate attachments to others and simultaneously possess a rich and elaborate but exclusively internal fantasy world.>a rich and elaborate but exclusively internal fantasy world.bro it's literally 2 sentences into the article on wikipedia
>>81317021Do not spread the lies of the antichrist foul one.
>>81317180I thought that was dragonforce
Is this game actually *playable*? All of the meters and the like seemingly do not do anything, and there are very few rules for basic task resolution.Suppose a GM wants to run a fairly basic fantasy one-off. The players create their characters. The PCs are tasked by a town to track down an elusive, savage monster that dwells in the nearby mystical forest. Bandits try to ambush the PCs along the way. The PCs must cautiously search for tracks in the forest, avoiding its magical dangers, and then finally slay the mighty beast in its own lair.At what point in the above adventure does Minarchy break down and become unplayable?
>>81298352Pakistanis considered Snowmen to be as real as Goblins and Orcs.
>>81296431>I paid $237He commented something about how it was enough to put him through college, so good job Anon!You spent the money well, and he appreciated it :D
Don't let people get on you with their autism at how the setting works. It's already clearly gonzo and doesn't follow reality so ofc it's gonna offend realism-fags. Even improperly understood ideas have value artistically guys. A good fourth of Lovecraft's and Junji Ito's ideas came out of that.
>>81295544Are you laundering money for the Taliban?If so; Based.
>>81312842>If my RPG is lost among the countless others, I wouldn't be happy about it but I would understand.Your RPG would be more of a meme that only us here and other weirdos we would show this would play. You would be basicaly niche RPG, like every other non-DnD game. What would probably happen is that your game would win an "indie developer rpg" award and that would be those kinda of awards nobody cares for nor ever heard of. You have love and passion, but it's not enough. Everyone has it, but be prepared to be a total failure or just one more niche game like any other /tg/ rpg game around here. The way you did things it's awesome and there is a brute stone right there in your hands, but it isn't everybody's taste. People nowadays want simplicity and want more roleplaying things without doing basic math on character sheet or whatever. Your game goes on the opposite hand of it. Only older people like me, you and other around here would like that. You will not be famous with a game like that. The best case scenario is being a meme. Best of luck for you. You will need it.Also, damn boy. Almost 350 bucks for a shitty trailer like that filled with stock videos? Did you actually searched on Fiverr for good video makers or something like that? Because it feels like you didn't.
>>81318123Shush bleak boy. You do this to justify your own lack of progress in your personal projects or why you have never started any. It's not being "realistic", it's a coping mechanism. "Realistic" says there is a chance of people playing this, and he needs to work to gain that.
>>81318367The truth was said and OP said himself he would understand if this happen. Die mad.
>>81318465Then we will stay here until the thread disappears. Sit down and enjoy the show, dear friend.
>>81297732It’s actually a really good script anon
>>81317276I don't think it would break down, it's so basic.If people have difficulty implementing meters and finders, they can just skip it.Things that can't be easily skipped are towards the beginning of the book.>Races>Classes>Professions>Story Mode Skills>>81318025He said something about his daughter in the hospital but that was only after I told him I was displeased with the fact that he didn't add voice over the way I wanted.I asked for a British, Irish or Scottish accent.He gave me an American accent that was robotic.I almost canceled the whole thing but I knew it was going to a good place.>>81318097I won't.I've learned to take hurtful comments and see the constructive advice given within.People have a hard time with tact but usually they have a good heart when giving their opinions and advice.>>81318100Not on purpose.>>81318123It sounds like you've played D&D 5e.I've never touched D&D 5e myself and maybe that's where I've failed.My game is more akin to 3.5e than 5e.Zoomers need something new that's more closely related to 3.5e.
>>81303957I want to buy the book but I want you to make money too.But, I probably won’t buy it. But I want you to actually make money if you do.They shouldn’t be getting $30 and you don’t even get a freaking dollar
>>81304031>According to the guy I hired to make it in Pakistan - it's 100% legalMy sides
>>81318577>I've never touched D&D 5e myself and maybe that's where I've failed.You didn't failed. You are in a good path. You just need to know what is your target audience and how do you do things to catch their attention. How are you doing your market research?>Zoomers need something new that's more closely related to 3.5eIf they wanted something closely related to 3.5, they would play 3.5 or similar systems related to that era of rpg.
>>81318619Yeah, it's pretty dumb.The PDF should be up on DTR in a week or two if you want me to get more shekels.I get a good chunk of the ebook profits on Lulu though, something close to just under half.I make next to no money on the hard covers.>>813186873.5e having too many rules is part of the issue.But thank you none the less.I'm not doing much of any market research, just doing what seems the best idea since I'm a part of the community and understand it a bit.
>>81306839Save me in the screencap
>>81318770>3.5e having too many rules is part of the issue.Search on Mont Cook new systems. It has many rules, but still not that much compared to 3.5 and some rules are enforcements towards roleplaying. You will probably like.The system of Chronicles of the Darkness (a.k.a. New World of Darkness 2e) are also nice for you to search on.
>>81318781Maybe you'd get saved in the screencap if you actually contributed something meaningful.
>>81312973Keep it hand drawn like this, it adds details but it doesn’t remove the meme tier formatting
>>81318577>I don't think it would break down, it's so basic.>If people have difficulty implementing meters and finders, they can just skip it.What would the simple adventure outline in >>81317276 look like in Minarchy, then? Could you perhaps provide an example of actual play?
>>81318577>I almost canceled the whole thing but I knew it was going to a good place.You did a good thing in keeping the contract, you probably paid his daughter’s hospital bills.
>>81318770I am a newfag to the board so I’ll probably forget
>>81296486>cookery tree elfK-keeblers?
>>81318770>I'm a part of the community and understand it a bitThen you are doing it wrong. You yourself know pretty well how much RPG community is immense and diverse. And on top of that, you want to do something that would please a general audience of one generation of rpg players. "Understand it a bit" is close to nothing. You have good material, but it'll not achieve what you want. Be content with what you have now, but be ambitious enough to keep going without caring for what people will like. You already have a niche that like your game: Weirdo channers. You have an audience. You did the worst part. Now go already and keep going on whatever the fuck you need to do in your game.
I am sitting down and trying to actually create a character in Minarchy. Is there a rule for starting equipment somewhere? Equipment is very important in this game, particularly since "Magic Orbs" are necessary for classes to actually use their abilities, and each Magic Orb costs 10 silver. Additionally, there are no listed equipment prices for armor, weapons, and other important pieces of equipment.The character creation process is very opaque, and creating a character is proving quite difficult.
>>81319365Additionally, the rules seem to imply that Magic Orbs are actually *consumable*. Staffs let you use one type of orb without consuming it, and another passage says, "If you plan on using your abilities a lot, the cost of orbs will add up."Also, I cannot find any mechanic describing how to actually make a basic attack. I can find rules in the weapons chapter on how to calculate damage, but not how to make an attack to begin with. Are attacks simply automatic damage in this game?
>>81319284Keebler elves being combat monsters is pretty amazing.
>>81296753>>81297147>Dental Hygienist>Crusader is DPS while Samurai is tank>SnowmanThis is the best worst thing I've read. I'm now obliged to come up with more stupid classes or mechanics.>LoaderA class whos strength comes from doing what most players never bother doing - calculate weight of carried items. It purely revolves around carried weight by gaining bonuses to armour and damage. Its final ability is to grab enemies into his inventory and being able to carry them for 2x D4 rounds.>WriterThis class is a support with lots of buffs. He encourages teammates to fight by promising to write a great story about their heroic deeds and has self-sustain from drinking cheap wine. This class is famous for "Reality Edit" ability which is a one-time use available only at maximum level, which allows you to add up to three sentences to the rulebook that become canon in your setting (however these sentences may not change game mechanics and can only affect lore or story.). Even GM has to abide this new established lore! >GaugemeisterThis class power comes from keeping track of all meters (explained in Ch.7) - the more meters are used at the moment, the more powerful he becomes! This class may add +X to any of their stats for 3x D8 rounds by substracting or adding points to any meter currently in use (substracting from 'good' meters such as air meter, sleep meter or lust meter or adding to 'bad' meters such as thirst meter or hunted meter)
>>81316553>B.R.A.P.S.I would attend a selfimproving master-class with a name like that
>>81320998my fucking sides... they're not even in orbit anymore, I think they escaped the sun's velocity
>>81320998Writer is amazing, bit can those sentences be run-ons?>Thus writer Anon became the king of the land, and the bravest in the land, and the most powerful, and the coolest, and got all the hot babes, like so many babes you wouldn’t even believe, and so they delivered to him all the cool magical doodads he wanted, and all his enemies were powerless before him, and he got a cool hat.Is one sentence. Granted any English teacher that reads it will have a seizure
>>81321127I think a good to balance that out would be putting IRL limitations on it - you have a limited ammount of time to write these sentences down - around 20-30 seconds should be enough. Putting a limit to word amount could work, but would make it less fun probably and we are going with making these ideas wild and chaotic.Also I just hit level 20 with writer, now Anime is real in your setting!
>>81321200Could you please walk us through character creation, step by step, including equipment? I am having trouble figuring out how to actually create and equip a character in this game.
>>81321223I'm not an author and I do not have full pdf, so I have no idea how it actually works. On a serious note I fully suspect that the game might be unplayable in reality because after looking through screenshots posted here I've never seen description of basic attacks, you seem to be needing magical orbs to do anything. Half of abilities or mechanics are left unexplained. I agree with >>81318978 , we need a short summary of how a game session would go, with minimum crunch description.
>>81321260Well, by RAW, the game is never unplayable, because Chapter 25 says:>Some rules aren’t in the game manual and you just have to figure it out for yourself, but at the end of the day, it's for the best – it allows people to play in a manner which they find most fitting.>If you check the character sheet on the following pages, do you see any place for Mount Health Points? No. Are there Mount Health Points in the game? Yes, 200 Health Points for a common mount, typically. Why? Because some things are better left out of the game manual.>So, if you feel like something is missing – that’s because it probably is and not an accident. You as a Game Master or Player Character will need to find ways to keep track of various things in game that aren’t clearly explained how you are to keep track of them.But that clearly is not helpful. There are no rules for starting equipment or even just purchasing equipment, nor are there rules for making a basic attack or even withstanding damage.I cannot find any rules for making checks or rolls in Story Mode, either, though that could just be me.
Sorry everyone, my wife started doing deep tissue massage on my back and I ended up falling asleep.>>81318978>>81321260I have worked on very little in the way of creating the upcoming campaign.If possible, I might record the first campaign's audio if all players are cool with it and then upload it to YouTube.That will give players the best idea of how everything will work in unison.>>81319056I'd like to think it went to his daughter instead of the Mujahideen.>>81319284>>81320207They're not Keebler elves, they're Cookery Tree Elfs :P>>81319365>>81319504>>81321223There are no set armor or weapon costs, that's up to you and your GM.And the set price of magic orbs can be lowered or raised.>>81320998>Loader>Writer>GaugemeisterDo it, Anon.I believe in you.Those are good conceptions.>>81322176Someone said the word "free form" in discord.And they were right.I skipped out on some stuff I know could have been expanded upon (armor and weapon costs, mount HP and more).If it feels like I left something out, I probably did as it says in Stratagems.The best way forward is being a skilled GM.
>>81295769This. Also I hope you didn't expect to be able to really sell it. I recommend doing PWYW on drivethru. Most people do not want to pay real money for some rando's homebrew unless it does something REALLY interesting.
>>81322519>There are no set armor or weapon costs, that's up to you and your GM.>And the set price of magic orbs can be lowered or raised.How do I determine the equipment of a starting character? How much funds does a character start with, and what is the price of any given piece of equipment?How does one resolve a basic attack in this game?Are Magic Orbs really consumed with each use of an ability?
>>81322541The best way forward is being a skilled GM.
>>81322541>How do I determine the equipment of a starting character? How much funds does a character start with, and what is the price of any given piece of equipment?Depends on your backstory / character history.Are you rich? Poor? A beggar? An escaped convict five years on the run or a freshly escaped convict still in a white and black jump suit.>How does one resolve a basic attack in this game?Everything SHOULD be clearly explained in the Combat chapter towards the start.Carefully read it or attempt a 1 man session.>Are Magic Orbs really consumed with each use of an ability?Yes.But again, your GM could easily raise or lower the prices of Magic Orbs.
Someone just asked this in Discord and I thought it was an excellent question.
>>81322569Is there a "standard" starting wealth for character creation? Suppose I am creating a Knight, or a Fighter: can I start with rank 1 plate? Rank 2 plate? What about weapons?>Everything SHOULD be clearly explained in the Combat chapter towards the start.The combat "chapter" is exactly one page long. It does not, in fact, explain how to resolve an attack, dealing damage, losing HP, being defeated, etc.Could you please give us an example of combat, showcasing attacks, damage, losing HP, and defeating an opponent?
>>81322569An example of typical combat is needed (brief narrative blurb about start of the combat, first few rounds with actions rolls described in detail, combat aftermath). A few examples of when and how characteristics tests are rmade (Dental hygenist wants to scale up a wall made out of sugar, he needs to roll both STR to climb and WIL to resist the disgust of touching such unhealthy substance). Make it as goofy as possible.Also you need a way to get orbs without spending gold then. Otherwise robbed characters (or even starting characters) with no gold are fucked.>>81322519>Do it, Anon.>I believe in you.>Those are good conceptions.O'kay but could you provide me a PDF or at least screenshots for all meters and rules for encumberence and item weight if your rulebook have any? A page with status effects would also be nice. I don't need a full rulebook, just a few pages would do the job, otherwise I would not understand how mechanics work properly for these 3 classes.
>>81322614>Is there a "standard" starting wealthNo, there's no standard for starting wealth.>Suppose I am creating a Knight, or a Fighter: can I start with rank 1 plate? Rank 2 plate? What about weapons?If you are starting as a Knight, you can wear level 7 plate armor the second you get your hands on it.If your next question is how do the stats of Rank 1 Plate armor compare to that of Rank 7 plate armor - it's up to your GM.>The combat "chapter" is exactly one page long. It does not, in fact, explain how to resolve an attack, dealing damage, losing HP, being defeated, etc.When taking the Combat chapter into consideration with other factors (Class Abilities, Skills, etc).>Could you please give us an example of combat, showcasing attacks, damage, losing HP, and defeating an opponent?I have some notes written out that are just battle testing logs, I'll see if I can't find them in the stack.
>>81322648>A page with status effectsA list of what each status effect does can be found in the Quick Reference Guide at the back of the book>An example of typical combat is neededI did give a very brief description of how combat is to function in the Combat chapter.I figured that in combination with each class ability explaining what it does during Phase 2 would be easily understood.The longer I spend in this thread the more I realize v1.5 will likely become a reality.And that's a good thing.
>>81322676I mean, could you post at least some screenshots of what I've requested? No need to post all status effects, I just need to get a basic idea on the way they are writen to adapt my own classes.
>>81322689Combo Breaker, is that you? lol
>>81322650What would be a "fair" way to determine starting equipment across the party, then?>When taking the Combat chapter into consideration with other factors (Class Abilities, Skills, etc).Is a special ability required to make an attack? Many classes do not actually have an attack ability at level 1, such as a Knight. Is it simply impossible for a level 1 Knight to make an attack?If special abilities are required to make an attack, and they all require Magic Orbs, then are Magic Orbs necessary to make an attack altogether?
>>81322697Yeh. Thanks for the reference. Are there rules for item weight or encumberence?
>>81322705>What would be a "fair" way to determine starting equipment across the party, then?As a GM, would take your character's history and the campaign at hand into consideration.>>81322705>Is a special ability required to make an attack?Special Abilities come from Weapon and Armor bonuses - Special Abilities would be used during your Phase 2.>Many classes do not actually have an attack ability at level 1, such as a KnightTanks in general are weapon based classes.They have abilities, but they should be just as close to their abilities as they are to their weapons.>If special abilities are required to make an attackWhat?>and they all require Magic OrbsUsing Weapon and Armor based Special Attacks do not require Magic Orbs.Only Class abilities require Magic Orbs.
>>81322733No, not without a good reason.One could easily create an Encumbrance Meter if needed.
>>81322752>As a GM, would take your character's history and the campaign at hand into consideration.This seems very vague.How many Magic Orbs are characters entitled to start with? Since every ability uses Magic Orbs, determining the amount a character can start with is very important.>Using Weapon and Armor based Special Attacks do not require Magic Orbs.>Only Class abilities require Magic Orbs.Could you please explain how a starting character, fresh from character creation, performs an attack with a weapon, then? The one-page combat "chapter" does not cover this.
>>81322792>This seems very vague.I feel the vagueness of it all gives the GM more freedom.A GM not constricted by endless rules is a dangerous man.>Could you please explain how a starting character, fresh from character creation, performs an attack with a weapon, then?I will carefully re-read the Combat chapter before responding just to make sure I didn't leave anything out, hold on.
>>81322814>A GM not constricted by endless rules is a dangerous man.A GM with no set of rules at all is a pissed GM who has to do a game designer's job. At least have some basic guidelines.
>>81322889The best way forward is being a skilled GM.
>>81322792You need to very carefully re-read sections 3, 4, 5 and 6.>>81322889I think you might enjoy D&D 4e
>>81322934>You need to very carefully re-read sections 3, 4, 5 and 6.What am I looking for here, exactly? The combat "chapter" is exactly one page long. It does not explain making attacks, dealing damage, losing HP, being defeated, etc.
>>81322792>How many Magic Orbs are characters entitled to start with? Since every ability uses Magic Orbs, determining the amount a character can start with is very important.Obviously it depends upon the circumstances of the character and the tone of the campaign.If the GM wants you using abilities all of the time like in 5e then you should start with loads of orbs.If the GM wants use of your abilities to be an exceptional thing then you're starting with way less.Equally, if you're spoiled rich kids or almost-beggars.
>>81322906A GM can come up with a plot, tasks, enemies or challenges. It is not a GM's job to come up with basic core mechanics, especially if they've paid for the rules.>>81322995Then have a recommended number of orbs for different ways to play.
>>81322977It does though.I would like to invite you sit in on the first campaign session.Pretty much everyone is welcome to sit in but you'll be muted as to not disrupt the session.>>81322995This is the right mind set.>>81323002Actually it is your job as a good GM to come up with basic core mechanics.At least with this game.Remember it's rules light.This is going to end up being great or a complete disaster.
>>81322995What are some guidelines for "loads of orbs," "way less," and a middle ground? How many Magic Orbs does a hypothetical "spoiled rich kid" start with?>>81323031>I would like to invite you sit in on the first campaign session.It would be more helpful for you to simply explain the basics of making attacks, dealing damage, losing HP, being defeated, etc.
>>81323078The best way forward is being a skilled GM.
>>81323091The best way forward is being a skilled GM.
>>81323144The best way forward is being a skilled GM.
>>81322995>>81323031Even if the game is supposed to be rules-light and give responsibility and freedom to the GM, it's always better to describe different possibilities so beginner GMs can make an informed choice instead of having to guess what will lead to the desired outcome. What is the game like when starting with, for example, 10, 50 or 100 orbs?
>>81323178Thank you, I will take your protip into consideration when making version 1.5.
Make sure to come back sometime mr. author. Best of luck with your endeavor.
>>81324694Thanks, lad.I'll be lurking in the shadows.Or if you read this in an archive, I can currently be found at Clouds#1000 on discord.