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Post Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:13 pm

I did that last bit in my RPG Primer book, but as far as I know nobody has a level 1-4 game set. Honestly, that's a commercial thing, an introductory game that gets someone to shell out for the full game or addons or whatever, the Old School version of paid DLC. When you can get the whole game plus enough adventures to keep you busy for weeks for under $10.00, why cut it down? It won't be much cheaper... in fact, given the overhead, it will probably end up costing more once you have to buy all those addons.
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Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:44 pm

mikkelibob wrote:Sounds like I'm in the same boat as a lot of yall. I grew on on Mentzer redbox & expert - and I still have a regular weekly game. I'd like to introduce RPGs and D&D to my kids (still fairly young). But I think they would enjoy it more if I just sort of let them have some books and let them sort of come at it pretty organically. Maybe there is a good SRD hack that already sort of attempts to do that for kiddos, but I really love BFRPG. I like how expandable it is, and yet how it takes the best concepts of 3.0. And I really love the notion of $5 well put together books.

I think what I really would love is a Redbox style BFRPG hack. Basically just levels 1-4 or so; a starter dungeon; and that lovely "how to play" screenplay type thing that those early starter sets had. Does anything like that exist?
Sorta. Somebody put together a Basic Fantasy Starter Set Torrent. It's meant to give a collection to start off with. If you ask me:

Start with the rulebook and play through Beneath Brymassen from AA1. It's a bit on the easy side (I'm told) but would probably make for a good start. If you're starting with experienced players you could probably just start with Morgansfort, which can be a bit hard on 1st level characters but has a lot of depth and content for a starting adventure. Finally, if you have a time limitation (or players have an attention limitation) I'm putting together a one-shot, one-session adventure pretty much specifically as an intro. It's got a little bit of everything and can be played through in about 2.5 hours -- I think.

Finally, just some generic advice: you can give new players pre-gens at level 2 or 3 for their first adventure, if you're worried about them losing interest in a game where character death is quite possible.
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Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:15 pm

What orobouros said. Do that, and you can't go wrong.
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Post Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:35 am

Hello everyone, new here. Been following BFRPG (and OSR games in general) for a few years now, have purchased a number of systems including the whole line of BFRPG (twice with a few extra core books for my players).

I have a fairly long history of RPGs under my belt, been playing since I was 14 with 3rd Edition D&D and am really wanting to sink my teeth into more classic styled games. I actually have a BFRPG game getting prepped and will start this Tuesday even.

I don't know how active I'll be on the forums, truth be told, but I hope to get at least a few small adventure modules written up and posted on here. I already have one short adventure more or less done via scratch and graph paper so all I'd need is to copy it over, refine it some and get it posted. My end goal is to make and adventure series that, if played all straight, should see a party go from 1st level to around 10th level or so but baby steps first and foremost.

Anyway, I hope we all get along.
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Post Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:35 pm

Welcome! I look forward to seeing what you do!
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Post Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:57 pm

Welcome!
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Post Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:56 pm

welcome and good luck with your game
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Post Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:53 pm

Welcome new folk!
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Post Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:01 pm

Hey everyone! I'm back from what seems like a long sabbatical. Solo recently invited me to the BFRPG Facebook group reboot and it made me realize how much I love this place!

The good news is I have another almost completed adventure done. I'm hoping I can get it into AA3 if possible..

the bad news is I was working on a larger adventure with a huge keep and multiple dungeons and I lost most of the material I had already put together. I still have the maps but the backstory and everything is a vague memory. I'm usually pretty good about keeping notes but the only thing I've found on it was a custom creature I created for it. :(
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Post Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:14 pm

Heya, welcome back.
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