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Zzarchov
05-27-2009, 04:52 PM
Hello, I just thought I'd offer up some access to two free to use fantasy roleplaying games.

They have two different scopes. The first is "Adventure Party!" which is a "Party Game" style RPG. Its a good intro RPG as it handles standard fairytale and pulp adventure, its got solid mechanical choices built in (there isn't just one way to handle things) and can be learned, played (including character creation and building an adventure) in an hour. Its under 20 pages in pdf format.

The Second is Piecemeal, which is a more indepth roleplaying game called piecemeal. Its a fantasy heartbreaker with a list of nice features, designed for transplant to other systems.

A nicer "hit point" system (luck points and body points)

A system for heroic actions (re-rolls and selected rolls, see fate and destiny)

New character creation methods that make character creation a fun first session in its own right (See Schrodinger's Character).

Non-vancian wizard magic.

A vastly different priestly magic system.

Improved social conflict resolution (as strategic as physical combat)

A simplified, but also far more versatile class system (See "Pie Pieces")

A combat system which is familiar to standard gamers but where you are always involved and don't simply wander away until its your turn again.

A simple, rational and easy to use encumbrance system.

The ability for limited player narrative control, without "breaking the game"

It also features alot of artwork, some humourous easter eggs and the like. The rules are available in a windows based viewing program, which you launch as an .exe, an emulator may be needed for other systems.



Both games are available at zzarchov.bravehost.com , suggestions, improvements, questions and all kinds of comments are desired.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
05-27-2009, 05:52 PM
Hello and welcome to the boards.

Very cool of you leaving us these links. I have the page open and when i get done with my assignment, i will be eagerly perusing these items...Shiny!

Zzarchov
06-02-2009, 01:44 PM
Any comments from a read through?

Harwel
06-03-2009, 11:46 AM
I downloaded Piecemeal, but I find the .exe is difficult to navigate and lacks "flow", which has kind of hampered my checking it out. You may also find people are (rightly or wrongly) more leery about downloading and running an .exe than a .doc or .pdf. I can understand why you did it the way you did it, but I find it difficult to read.

Zzarchov
06-03-2009, 01:24 PM
Thank you for your feedback. I do have really crude pdfs (I lack proper tools to make nice ones with such things as bookmarks) if you have interest, but they are a bit outdated. That said I realise this may not be much interest to you. But if you do have any suggestions for improving the exe I try to constantly improve it. I admit its not perfect, but it is nice for online gaming with a group for looking things up quickly.


Did you have any interest in the short "Adventure Party!" pdf?

Again, I really appreciate any feedback no matter how small, believe it or not there has been alot of improvement in the program already, though I know there is along way to go.

Harwel
06-03-2009, 01:30 PM
I didn't check out Adventure Party just yet, mostly because my taste runs "rules-medium". I do plan to check it out since good ideas come in all kinds of packages, it's just been kind of a busy few weeks for me.

I do think that a pdf of Piecemeal might be more enticing to some. Again, I do see where you're going with the .exe, and understand that it's meant to go with the modular nature of the system, so you can just jump quickly to the module you want. I'll play with it some more and see if I can be more specific in my feedback. Cheers!

Zzarchov
06-09-2009, 05:21 PM
As an aside, I also through up a free 1st level adventure on the site for Piecemeal, as well as some more player aides for piecemeal.

Love any feedback you have.