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by artikid
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2E BFRPG vs 3E
Replies: 16
Views: 490

Re: 2E BFRPG vs 3E

Elves are allowed to become Thief/MU combination class in 3rd edition, it wasn't so in 2nd edition.
by artikid
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Basic Scifi Role-Playing Game
Replies: 36
Views: 1102

Re: Basic Scifi Role-Playing Game

Regarding setting: In the core book I'd leave it as vague as possible. A huge, unnamed political entity ruled by humans governs a vast part of the galaxy. That's it. How vast is the human Galactic state? How powerful? Where is Earth? What's its status? Do humans KNOW there's Earth somewhere? Are the...
by artikid
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Basic Scifi Role-Playing Game
Replies: 36
Views: 1102

Re: Basic Scifi Role-Playing Game

I'd love to see a BSFRPG, and I'm willing to help! It's actually something I've been giving a lot of thought over the years. I think that for starter an Asimov/Vance heavily humanocentric Space Opera is the way to go with the implied setting. No Teleport, no post-scarcity, no transhuman. But see my ...
by artikid
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why play a human?
Replies: 18
Views: 870

Re: Why play a human?

Leveling everybody at the same time is probably the only way I can think of of actually, surely, breaking the game. Don't. If you think 10% XP bonus isn't enough remember that: All demi-humans have one Stat that is limited at 17. Elves and halflings (and others) have HD limits. Humans are the only o...
by artikid
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gods & Religions
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Gods & Religions

The specialty priests supplement in the showcase offers some religions and their priests
https://www.basicfantasy.org/showcase.cgi?user=258
by artikid
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Comment on the "Companion"/Advanced Question
Replies: 61
Views: 27796

Re: A Comment on the "Companion"/Advanced Question

The blog post on Rangers is up. Hopefully this style of writing vill be useful to new players. Nice, however there's a slight inaccuracy in the description of how the Simple Weapon Mastery supplement works. Under these rules the fighter character doesn't have to select a weapon of choice, instead i...
by artikid
Fri May 26, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are half-elves infertile?
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Re: Are half-elves infertile?

I think of them as fertile.
If their mate is an elf the offspring will be an elf, and human if the offspring is human.
Half-elves only beget half-elves if they mate with other half-elves.
But that's me.
by artikid
Wed May 24, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Comment on the "Companion"/Advanced Question
Replies: 61
Views: 27796

Re: A Comment on the "Companion" Question

Longman wrote: Can anyone think of any more issues that might be discussed in this way regarding rangers?
Animal companions and class-specific spells have been a fixture of the ranger class in the more recent iterations of the original game. Maybe worth discussing?
by artikid
Fri May 19, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Comment on the "Companion"/Advanced Question
Replies: 61
Views: 27796

Re: A Comment on the "Companion" Question

Hello, sorry for being late to the party. Once I added my voice to those asking for an "Advanced Fantasy". Over the years I've changed my mind, BFRPG has a very precise identity: one that is at the same time modular and well defined. I think that crystallizing BFRPG in AFRPG (or compiling its Uneart...
by artikid
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bard Supplement
Replies: 19
Views: 4887

Re: Bard Supplement

Nice, I like it.
I'd use the Thief's progression for XP, attacks and saves.
I'd limit the Bard to all weapons, no shield and up to chain mail armor.