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Re: Dresden Files system game
« Reply #50 on: April 14, 2010, 10:14:20 PM »
Wait, the book is out?  I thought it was just on preorder, and wouldn't come out until June?

No, if you preorder the books, you get preorder PDFS right NOW!

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« Reply #51 on: April 14, 2010, 10:14:59 PM »
If you preorder the book, you get the .pdf which is the books. =P I like .pdfs myself, since they're searchable.

But, yes, they're out.

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« Reply #52 on: April 14, 2010, 10:16:04 PM »
If you preorder the book, you get the .pdf which is the books. =P I like .pdfs myself, since they're searchable.

But, yes, they're out.

No they are not because the actual books will be updated while the PDFs you get now arn't updated.

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« Reply #53 on: April 14, 2010, 10:16:50 PM »
Complete with updates as they get closer to 'go'.  Like the short story that Jim Butcher's writing for the Worldbook.  At the moment it's a bunch of scanned images of slightly wrinkled blank sheets of paper with an explanatory post-it note.

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« Reply #54 on: April 14, 2010, 10:19:08 PM »
I see...so, ah, question, then.  Can we use the current .pdf files to generate characters, and our city of choice?  Or do we still have to wait until June-July to be able to do all that?

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Re: Dresden Files system game
« Reply #55 on: April 14, 2010, 10:21:25 PM »
We can use the current files.  They'll be close enough.

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Re: Dresden Files system game
« Reply #56 on: April 15, 2010, 01:55:03 PM »
The marginal bickering between Harry and Bob and Bill alone makes the book that much more fun!  And now I'm curious to actually read the original books, especially for details like Sue...

Oh yes, one of my all time favourite scenes :)

Get the books.

Seriously :)

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« Reply #57 on: April 15, 2010, 02:05:26 PM »
Borrowing the first four from a friend this weekend.  It should help.

Oh, and for those of you with the game, HH and I discussed setting the game at Chest-Deep (starting refresh of 8, 30 skill points, skill cap at Superb)...the second highest possible option.  I keep thinking that there's a starting refresh of 9, but no.  It goes 6,7,8, 10...

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« Reply #58 on: April 15, 2010, 02:12:46 PM »
Up to your waist, or Chest Deep. Maybe start at Up to your waist to allow more time to grow.

As with everything else, we can put it to the vote :)

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« Reply #59 on: April 15, 2010, 02:15:51 PM »
We have people who want to play Wizards, I think, so it's at least going to have to be Chest-deep.  :-)

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« Reply #60 on: April 15, 2010, 02:17:27 PM »
Good point.

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« Reply #61 on: April 15, 2010, 02:21:31 PM »
When you think about it, a wizard heavy game set in NOLA is going to have Wardens all over it like white on rice.

 >:) >:) >:)

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« Reply #62 on: April 15, 2010, 02:34:25 PM »
I might stick with a werebeast instead, a trope I am familiar with without having to lean on any other franchises and which could just find his way to our city-to-be.

Mad, would you mind me PM'ing you about setting up a character? Going to need a little hand-holding here, don't think you all'd want me to clutter the thread  :P

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Re: Dresden Files system game
« Reply #63 on: April 15, 2010, 02:47:39 PM »
I suspect everyone is going to need a hand, but that's ok .. it's new to us all. Plus the system likes to weave characters backstory together, so it recommends the character generation be done as a group.

I'll set up a couple of threads to discuss city and character generation.

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« Reply #64 on: April 15, 2010, 02:52:41 PM »
Might as well make this thread into the city and subsequent character generation station  :-)

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« Reply #65 on: April 15, 2010, 02:55:14 PM »
Group effort, yes...  ;D

At the moment I'm not planning a personal character, since Hairy and I are going to have the rest of a cast of zillions between us, but I may change my mind.

Hmmm.  Two Scions of the Monkey King...nawww.  We've done that already.

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Re: Dresden Files system game
« Reply #66 on: April 15, 2010, 02:58:50 PM »
Don't tempt me ;)

Ok, City generation:
http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=66221.0

and character generation
http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=66222.0

Anyone needing help with concepts, sing out :)

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« Reply #67 on: April 15, 2010, 03:15:47 PM »
Well, that's the problem - the location already paints me a picture for the character I could play. I mean, beyond 'wereperson', that is   :P

Ah well, new threads. Here goes.

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« Reply #68 on: April 15, 2010, 08:59:31 PM »
By any chance, is there still room in this?  I happened to have already sneak-previewed the books.  >.>  And it looks super fun, by the way.

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« Reply #69 on: April 15, 2010, 09:58:42 PM »
Come on down!  We're just getting warmed up...

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« Reply #70 on: April 15, 2010, 11:09:53 PM »
My concept will probably be Knight of the cross, but I'm gonna take my time with creation and stuff. If you have a deadline let me know.

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« Reply #71 on: April 16, 2010, 01:52:13 AM »
I'll need some help with a concept, pretty please guys!

The archetypes I am most familiar with playing are:

- healer types
- paladins (i'm just loving the strong convictions and rather rigid mind sets)
- scouts / thieves (any chance this could be converted in a dresden template?) - on the other hand I already have a thief type char in another game, so if not, no harm done.

I have no idea what exactly is possible for skill set.

For a background, I'd love to play a professional photographer with a private collection of photographs of 'special events'. Her motivation would be to learn all she can about the occult and the odd things that normal people don't notice. She'd be a kind of hobby librarian if possible, with lots of documention, books and films/tapes alike.

Is there anything like that, that could be fit into a template?

Thanks in advance for the help guys! <3

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« Reply #72 on: April 16, 2010, 02:44:14 AM »
We already have a paladin type (two if you count the Warden). Healer I'd need to check on, I don't know offhand. Thief would be easy, both as a pure mortal or one with a mystic talent or two.

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« Reply #73 on: April 16, 2010, 03:18:04 AM »
A sneaky thief type would be good, preferably with some mystic talents for flavor. It could be tied into her "hobby" easily, I think. A thief it will be! I'll contact you to discuss specifics, HH, if that's okay :-)

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« Reply #74 on: April 16, 2010, 01:01:18 PM »
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