Bots are cool! I wonder how compatible it is with d20 future and Star Wars droids.
<table><tr><td valign="top"></td><td>Big Book of Bots [Mongoose Publishing]
by Gareth Hanrahan
Release Date: 2008-04-25
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"On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
- Charles Babbage (1791 - 1871)
Yes, as far as I know they are not d20 products. I have never seen the fifth edition books, which was supposed to be lighter faster and overhauled. Some systems are easier to convert. I am interested in new ideas. I do not want rehashed things they borrowed from elsewhere to populate their game or things so steeped in setting that the ideas are useless elsewhere.
I own all of the Paranoia XP books. They are not d20 products. They use their own bent little system. That said, most of the supplements are almost mechanics free as the Paranoia system is incredibly light (and perverse ... no really ... perversity is a stat.). Some of the most readable and hilarious RPG supplements ever have been published under the Paranoia banner.
Even though they are being published by Mongoose, not known for their high quality books, this line is edited and managed by Allen Varney. So far so good. I particularly recommend the main rulebook, the Traitor's Manual and the first Flashbacks book. Those are particularly brilliant. I eager await the bots book.
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