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Offline VekseidTopic starter

System List Suggestions
« on: August 23, 2009, 03:02:07 PM »
Trying to get more direct commentary from people about the Ons and Offs system, so please place suggestions here if you have any, thank you : )

Offline missvigilant

Re: System List Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 08:54:15 AM »
D&D3.5e = D&D d20?
Also, I suppose it would be more convenient to arrange the D&D systems in chronological rather than alphabetic order.

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Re: System List Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009, 09:07:57 PM »
I wonder, Veks, do you mean to leave all the D&D stuff folded together? I know D&D has a million worlds, but maybe list some of the more popular settings in there? For instance, I like Eberron and I don't mind Forgotten Realms, but maybe Dark Sun is right out? I know you said it's general, but I think it's sort of an important distinction for D&D... kind of like in the WoD. I have no idea about nWoD... I love WoD Mage... would not touch Werewolf without some serious convincing though.

Maybe that's too detailed.

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Re: System List Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2009, 02:41:29 AM »
I've heard Dark Sun is to be the next big 'official' world release. I honestly didn't think it was all that popular.

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: System List Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2009, 05:32:41 AM »
I've heard Dark Sun is to be the next big 'official' world release. I honestly didn't think it was all that popular.

It was insanely popular. And also the only major RPG to ever draw from an African heritage that wasn't Egyptian - even Exalted doesn't.

This has given me some thoughts about what to do while designing Elliquiy's CMS, but for now I think I'll specify things as people ask for them, and then for the rewrite, if I can convince people to supporting me in making one, I can do collapsible divisions and so on.

Offline Nessy

Re: System List Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2009, 02:07:22 PM »
Dark Sun was fun, especially for minorities who got a chance to play something that isn't white centric. Dragonlance was fun too, but it seems like a lot of work to take PnP games and separate them out. DnD isn't the only one with a fair amount of different settings/worlds attached to it.

Offline Saku

Re: System List Suggestions
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009, 09:24:19 AM »
I have no idea what systems are so yeah... can't offer any advice lol Freeform is the only one I'm familiar with lol

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Re: System List Suggestions
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2009, 08:00:39 PM »

     Is Big Breasts Small Waist worth an entry? 

     (Is it related to BESW?  Lost.  Heh.)



 


Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: System List Suggestions
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2009, 08:47:37 PM »
It's name is a pun on BESM and the system has some slight similarities, but otherwise not really.

I think I want to prune the list a bit, really - have the most popular ones listed, 'other' for the rest.

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Re: System List Suggestions
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2009, 05:28:08 AM »

     I don't mean to sound annoying, and I realize you might want to just do it in more depth with the next version...  But for now, speaking generally from what I'm sensing: The more pruning and Othering you do, the less useful this becomes for me.  And the more I want a searchable input text. 

     There's a real risk of creating a nice "middle of the road" person search but actually making things more difficult for people with less commonly-defined interests.  Unless your idea is that they shouldn't use it as often -- or be searched for that way by others -- anyway.



Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: System List Suggestions
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2009, 08:50:06 AM »
I have to find a balance between the amount of space available and the current system, unless I rewrite it given what I've learned here already (commentary is valuable!).

Which, given the nature of  the complaints, I just may have to... but I have better ideas, now.

Offline shadowChaser

Re: System List Suggestions
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2009, 09:47:08 AM »
What about Chaoism's Call of Cthulhu System?

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: System List Suggestions
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2009, 01:50:58 PM »
What about Chaoism's Call of Cthulhu System?

That's Basic.

Offline shadowChaser

Re: System List Suggestions
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2009, 06:08:06 PM »
Oh. Didn't realise :)