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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2011, 11:08:59 PM »
Any would be fine really.
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Sounds fine to me.
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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2011, 10:51:35 PM »
Hmm...perhaps a refluffed version of the Dresden Files RPG? It has a built-in mental damage system, so you wouldn't have to tack one on like you would if you used d20 Modern.

Ive never seen Dresden FIles.  What system is it?

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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2011, 10:52:54 PM »
Never used cthulhu d20, though if I can acquire a book I'd be fine. Love d20, and have a lot of material for it, lol. I gotta say, some variant on the d20 past sounds like the best idea, so I'll put my vote in for d20 "modern" while making heavy use of the d20 past supplement.

Cthulhu d20 is a bit different.  Basically you choose either Fighter BAB and 1 good save, or Cleric BAB and 2 Good saves.  Then you choose an occupation an select 10 skills related to it.  These are your class skills.  And of course it has the CoC SAN rules.  Also, anyone can cast spells if they can make the check to learn them, and spells have no assigned level.  You can cast any spell you can read.  Of course all of hem also do large amounts of temporary ability damage...
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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2011, 03:29:50 AM »
Dresden Files uses the Fate system.

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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2011, 10:52:22 AM »
Im completely unfamiliar with the system.  Anyone else play Fate?

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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2011, 07:14:52 PM »
No, but I'm willing to learn.

I've heard tell the magic system is more balanced than 3.5s (not too hard); can someone verify?
[spoiler]Fighter: "I can kill a guy in one turn."
Cleric: "I can kill a guy in half a turn."
Wizard: "I can kill a guy before my turn."
Bard: "I can get three idiots to kill guys for me."

On a strange note, would anyone be put out if we had a post about people or events we can spare a thought for, or if its within their creed, a prayer for? Just a random thought, but ... hells I wouldn't have known about either Archangels daughter or Saeomons niece if I didn't happen to be on these threads.
Sounds fine to me.
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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2011, 08:05:32 PM »
I'm getting some infos ready. Hadn't looked into it proper yet to make decisions.
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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2011, 09:36:54 PM »
From what I've seen (which is admittedly skimming), the book seems pretty balanced. I'd be fine with using a d20 system, though.

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« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2011, 04:27:23 PM »
As long as there is some kind of resource like a SRD or a lite version of the rules for the players any system is good with me.
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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2011, 11:24:03 PM »
Well we'll have to have one where the bulk of AC (or whatever defense mechanics used) doesnt come from armor, cause im assuming other than the occasional heirloom the colonists wont have any.

Also: weapons list

I know they would have knives, axes, rifles, and muskets.  Anything else I should be aware of?

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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2011, 11:30:43 PM »
They would have had early rifles as well. The main variants being the  Pennsylvania rifle, Kentucky rifle, and Tennessee or hog rifle
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« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2011, 12:33:45 AM »
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« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2011, 12:42:26 AM »
By-the-way ... they had Everyone Is John back then.

They called it "The Vapors".

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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2011, 01:09:26 AM »
You guys have any thoughts on this if we do d20?  http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=159615

I'm told there was a scarcity of gunpowder 1775-1778 which we subsidized  by importing from France.  I'm also told the US economy relied on Exports at the time. 


We should also have some cutlasses/sabers and one shot pistols. 
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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2011, 01:20:49 AM »
I like d20 Modern, the Past book should have what we need. That or some derivation of the SW:Saga system, but that would require a lot of work.
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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2011, 02:47:58 AM »
There's a d20 supplement for Westerns, Sidewinder. Somewhat anachronistic, but hey.

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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2011, 01:59:15 AM »
Headless Horseman ... is from that era.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headless_Horseman

Amish and Mennonites still have Hexs on their barns.
Things were spookier 235+ years ago.

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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2011, 06:46:38 AM »
How many countries had immigrants here at that time anyway?

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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2011, 07:36:45 AM »
I'm pretty sure that it was really just England, France and Spain at the time, and the Germans and Irish came later...

Also, there were some Russians over in the extreme North-West, iirc.

Of course, I could be wrong, so you probably want to check this.
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Wizard: "I can kill a guy before my turn."
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Re: Lovecraftian campaign set in colonial america
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2011, 09:23:47 AM »
didnt britain have some hessian mercs?