Designer's Blog #1: What It Is, And What It Isn't

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Post by goodmangames » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:22 pm

Glad to see you guys are excited!

I think Harley answered the Pathfinder/adventure path/compatibility question well. These days, the simple reality is that there are many games being played, rather than One Game To Rule Them All as 3E once was. The goal of DCC RPG is simply to be its own great game. Some fans will also find it relatively easy to convert to and from other d20-based games. But I hope the primary appeal is the game itself.

It will be a fun couple months as we get closer to the playtest rules. Now I need to go bang out some more words to finish up the core manuscript... :)
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Post by JediOre » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:48 pm

I am so intrigued by this, I too took the plunge and pre-ordered the DCC RPG! :)

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Post by finarvyn » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:52 pm

JediOre wrote:I am so intrigued by this, I too took the plunge and pre-ordered the DCC RPG! :)
Wait ... we can pre-order? :shock: Guess I'll have to re-read threads and look through the GG webpages!


EDIT: Found the pre-order spot ... did it! Now JediOre and I can play a virtual game not yet released! :P
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Post by JediOre » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:06 pm

finarvyn wrote: Now JediOre and I can play a virtual game not yet released! :P
Swell! What module are you going to take me through? :lol:
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Post by Ogrepuppy » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:37 pm

finarvyn wrote:Now JediOre and I can play a virtual game not yet released! :P
I'm not included?

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Post by GnomeBoy » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:41 pm

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finarvyn wrote:Now JediOre and I can play a virtual game not yet released! :P
I'm not included?

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Post by rabindranath72 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:01 am

Looking forward to it!

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Post by mgillham » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:36 am

Hi there

Very excited about this project, sounds it like will tick my old school box.

Just wondering, is there any incentive for pre-ordering now (free pdf, reduced price, whatever), almost a year before release? If not, I'll hold fire until November.

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Post by Harley Stroh » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:30 am

dar wrote:So could I play out my Pathfinder adventure paths using these rules? Or my big boxed 'City of Brass' set with it? I think that's what it says, am I right?
Tavis, playtester, author and blogger, put up a post on ENworld addressing this question.

http://www.enworld.org/forum/general-rp ... ost5419644

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Post by Fabio.MilitoPagliara » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:11 am

darn you beat me at it :)

I am really happy to read this and it's also different from what I am brewing :)
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Post by Fabio.MilitoPagliara » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:23 am

This is really interesting :)

I was thinking on doing something similar but I am sure looking forward to it :)
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Post by finarvyn » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:51 pm

Ogrepuppy wrote:Hopefully you'll let me play test now that I've preordered
Ogrepuppy wrote:
finarvyn wrote:Now JediOre and I can play a virtual game not yet released! :P
I'm not included?
My error, Ogrepuppy! I missed your "preorder" post. :oops: (I'm a little bummed now. I thought I might have been the second to pre-order and now discover I'm no better than third. :wink:) Of course I will run you through the virtual non-released game along with JediOne!
JediOre wrote:Swell! What module are you going to take me through?
A module which has not been written, of course! :D The dungeon of "TeePeeKay." One of my personal favorites.

Seriously, if we can all get ahold of playtest docs it would be fun to have a non-public PBP playtest. I'd think that this would provide a neat way to give the rules a good shakedown and see what falls out. A PBP game might give us different information than we'd get from a FTF game. Maybe I could set up a private space on my OD&D boards for this, if we get to the point where we have rules to play with, that is.
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Post by goodmangames » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:07 pm

mgillham wrote:Just wondering, is there any incentive for pre-ordering now (free pdf, reduced price, whatever), almost a year before release? If not, I'll hold fire until November.
The incentive is that you can be super-cool like the rest of the guys who pre-ordered. :) No, nothing really at the moment, although down the road I might cook up something. I like to encourage enthusiasm. :)
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Post by Ogrepuppy » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:53 pm

Harley Stroh wrote:Of all the iterations of D&D, I think 4e would be the hardest conversion. Many of the core mechanics of 4e are lost in translation.
This is not necessarily a bad thing.

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Post by Ogrepuppy » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:58 pm

goodmangames wrote:I like to encourage enthusiasm. :)
I think you maybe possibly might have succeeded by announcing the DCC RPG--that alone has my adrenaline pumping and my creative wellspring...uhh....springing.

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Post by Ogrepuppy » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:04 pm

finarvyn wrote:Maybe I could set up a private space on my OD&D boards for this, if we get to the point where we have rules to play with, that is.
If we get the rules and you run the game, I'll be there.

I hope we start with zero-level characters as Joseph describes here.

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Post by brog » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:59 am

Ugh, lose the gimmick dice, seriously.

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Post by Ludyee » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:45 am

The email I received with the DCC RPG announcement has certainly piqued my interest. It has been awhile since that has been the case at GG. I logged in and this is what the forum indicates for me:

Last visit was: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:33 pm

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Post by naturaltwenty » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:00 am

And lo - since it is before 10:00 a.m. when all of my impulse purchasing occurs the preorder has been placed!
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Post by Maliki » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:58 am

Will be checking this out, a lot of it sounds very 8)
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Post by JediOre » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:23 pm

How many pre-orders do you have so far Joseph?

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Post by finarvyn » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:08 pm

goodmangames wrote:The incentive is that you can be super-cool like the rest of the guys who pre-ordered.
JediOre wrote:How many pre-orders do you have so far Joseph?
Translation: "how many of us are super-cool?" 8)
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Post by goodmangames » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:39 pm

JediOre wrote:How many pre-orders do you have so far Joseph?
Quite a few! Keep 'em coming and maybe I'll have to cook up some kind of reward. :)
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Post by JediOre » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:18 pm

goodmangames wrote:
JediOre wrote:How many pre-orders do you have so far Joseph?
Quite a few! Keep 'em coming and maybe I'll have to cook up some kind of reward. :)

We're funneling them in as fast as possible! :D

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Post by brogan_a » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:20 pm

Is this book the equivalent to a PHB? Or will it have everything the DMG and MM would have? I am quite willing to fork over the 40.00 to pre-order it, I just want to know what to expect. Thanks!

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