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To playtest all you will need is a Narrator and a Player to play at least one of the characters. This release will be a fully playable adventure with rules of play.

I do have to say, that as I am the only person that is writing the rules and converting the characters (basically doing all the work) this project will be done as soon as I can put the final touches on on it.


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Yay! The holidays are finally over and I have found a new lease on time and energy. I should have  a playtest packet available for those that want to give it a go and test the mechanics in a few days (hopefully before the site maintainence). 

I will say that this is going to be a VERY raw version of the rules and mechanics and I just want to see if I got the feel about right and see where I need to make improvements.

Thanks to everyone for their patience.


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I'd definitely love to take a look.


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If you are still looking for some people to play test, I would be more than willing to give it a try.  I have a group of people here that are really into the game as well as various rpgs and they would be willing to give it a go!

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The playtest packet is coming along nicely and I have quite a few tweaks to make to get hte game where I would like it to be. I will tell you this the villain is a much beloved villain to hate and beat up in a fun-filled environment that you may recognize.

I have a meeting with my friend and fellow game designer today to discuss mechanics and what not and see what we can get hammered out. I might even be persuaded to post one of the chracters soon. Which of the Freedom Five are you most eager to see?

 


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Wraith please!


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pfft, it's all about Tachyon!

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Wow, so no love for Legacy, Bunker or Absolute Zero huh? 

For those that think that writing a totally new set of mechanics for an RPG from and existing world is a simple process, I say thee NAY. The game has gone there no less than a dozen permutations and it seems that it is in the state of flux once again. In an effort to make the game simple and easy to understand and at the same time elegant and superheroic, is by no means a small feat. 

As the sole person that is writing everything and adapting the Heroes, Villains and Environments it seemed a daunting task at first until I realized that it really wasn't. All I had to do was build a structure that was both simple in its form but could very easily create any number of heroes in any number or possible combinations. As such, it is taking an increasingly longer period of time to write with life continually working against me. The structure hass many branches that need to be filled in but with luck it won't take as long as it appears currently.

I will post the Freedom Five when I have them completed and you may not understand all the mechanics that is associated with them but at least you will see what the last year or so has been leading up to.

I know I have promised things sooner and I am sorry for the delays but to be honest I think it might all have been worth it in the end. I hope to have a completed Adventure with a Villain attempting to do what all villains do and the players of the Freedom Five trying to stop them by the summer but no later then GenCon.

Enough of my rambling, back to the Dreamscape for me and back to saving the Multiverse for you.


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I wouldn't worry too much about taking ages to get anything done - we're all gonna be rather busy fixing the timelines for a while once we get our deliveries (those of us who don't have it already, that is) ;).


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I have not forgotten about  you but between my full-time job, part-time job and a complete re-working of the rules this is probably not going to be ready anytime soon. I apologize to all the fans that are looking forward to an original RPG in the world of Sentinels of the Multiverse.

That being said there should be at least a viable playtest at GenCon this year. I will have some copies on hand as well as possibly having a free minute or so to run a playtest session.

I hope to have the character creation process at least alpha ready by GenCon as well. I am really excited to be working with the Greater Than Games team this year and look forward to doing demos and talking about the future of their games.

I'll post a character or two from the Freedom Five in the very near future as soon as I have a working set of rules.

In the meantime keep saving the universe!

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Looking foward to it. See ya there.

 

btw... will you have a villian for the hero characters to fight in the demo? Like... me? Maybe?


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Hey all,

As my GenCon free time is going to be somewhat limited this year I would like to know when you fabulous people would like to playtest some SotM RPG. Please let me know if you are planning on attending and when you think you would be free to give this project a go. Also if you plan on playing in this playtest you will need a few things (a standard deck of 54 playing cards, a pencil and a sense of humor). As we are getting down to the wire and the pressure mounts to defeat the villain that of a full-time job.

That being said I will have the playtest packet from GenCon available and uploaded to those that do not get to attend the con asap after I return from Indianapolis.

FYI there will only be the original heroes, villains and environments from the core game and not the expansions until the rules are almost finalized.

Thanks for all your patience and dedication to this wonderful world that we get to play in.


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Conscience, you're the one with the "limited free time."

When would it be more convient for you? Seeing how the gaming engine is your brainchild, it's a fair question.

Also, where do you plan to hold your playtest? Dealer hall? Your hotel room? The hotel bar? My sewe... wait, forget that last one.

 


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i am the plague rat wrote:

Conscience, you're the one with the "limited free time."When would it be more convient for you? Seeing how the gaming engine is your brainchild, it's a fair question.Also, where do you plan to hold your playtest? Dealer hall? Your hotel room? The hotel bar? My sewe... wait, forget that last one. 

Most likely we will be meeting wherever there is a relative amount of space, quiet and food. So your sewer is out my friend. :P


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Hey all,

Less than 3 weeks to go and we will be taking the multiverse to a whole new level. I am putting the final polish on the mechanics and converting the characters over to the setting and should have a alpha test ready by GenCon. W00t! 

I am gonna keep it simple so it will be very raw but hopefully easy to understand and fun to play. If your gonna be joining me to try it out then please remember to bring a deck of playing cards with both jokers. Nothing else will be needed unless you want to bring snacks, writing utensils, etc.

I am looking for crash space as well as I am having a supreme difficulty in finding a reasonable hotel/motel. If you have any interest in rooming with a fellow gamer that doesn't take up much space please let me know.

I'll post available times to playtest in the next few days as I finalize my GenCon schedule.

Meanwhile, the multiverse awaits!

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It's almost that time and man has it been a busy couple of weeks. The RPG is almost ready to preview and the GenCon plans are moving forward (still need crash space but what's life without a bit of risk).

FYI, the times I am free to playtest the SotM RPG Project are Wednesday after the dinner and on Saturday afternoon/evening as I am done with the booth at 2pm. So a little shopping and then gonna get my game on.

So, who's interested in getting some playtest in and when would you like to play?

P.S. Don't forget you will need a deck of cards with both jokers. If you can't bring one then please let me know so I can have plenty on hand.


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What time Wendsday? I'm flying in then myself.


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i am the plague rat wrote:

What time Wendsday? I'm flying in then myself.

Whenever the volun-tier dinner is over with.

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I'll be at the dinner (the ginger with the goatee). I'd very much like to talk to you about this.


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imprimis5 wrote:

I'll be at the dinner (the ginger with the goatee). I'd very much like to talk to you about this.

Great! Maybe we should sit next to each other and brainstorm.

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Not familiar when the dinner is, but now that we have a when... do we have a where?


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i am the plague rat wrote:

Not familiar when the dinner is, but now that we have a when... do we have a where?

Details should have been sent to you by Paul, if you are a volunteer.


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imprimis5 wrote:

 

i am the plague rat wrote:
Not familiar when the dinner is, but now that we have a when... do we have a where?

 

Details should have been sent to you by Paul, if you are a volunteer.

Never mind. Misunderstood.

Not sure when the dinner will be over. My guess is around 730, but I can't confirm that. Better to plan later than earlier, though.


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Never mind. Misunderstood.Not sure when the dinner will be over. My guess is around 730, but I can't confirm that. Better to plan later than earlier, though.

 

Great, I'm in. Where we meeting up for the playtest?


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Did this playtest go ahead?

There's someone on BGG who was in the game looking to talk to the guy who was running the "SotM homebrew", I assume that's this one.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/13171750#13171750


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There was also the event that used Cortex Plus to run a Sentinels game. Captaingoldfish (I think?) put that together.


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Just to be fair I have no problem with the other SotM RPGs that may or may nbot have happened (I was super busy with other things to look in on them). My system is completely original (in as much as anything is these days) and not associated with any established system. Look for the rules and basic playtest material to be posted soon. I have a few things to tweak and get feedback for before I can commit to everyones opinion on here.


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If you have been contacted and sent an advance copy of the alpha test recently, please provide feedback or questions asap. I need your feedback to make the next iteration as clean and smooth for when it is posted here.

Thanks for helping out.


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If you need anyone else for testing I would love to help. 

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It might be cool if at some point this could be tested out on Google plus. Then I could actually play it.


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Nielzabub wrote:

It might be cool if at some point this could be tested out on Google plus. Then I could actually play it.

The files will be posted here as soon as I finalize the updates.


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phantaskippy wrote:

If you need anyone else for testing I would love to help. 

I'll be posting the files here so you can give it a try.


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The Conscience wrote:

 

phantaskippy wrote:
If you need anyone else for testing I would love to help. 

 

I'll be posting the files here so you can give it a try.

I'll be looking forward to it.

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Due to some major setbacks on time, energy and lack of response from those that have had playtest copies for awhile now this project is currently shelved. If there is an interest I will pick it up again and possibly have something in time for GenCon but for now with the low interest and lack of time to spend on this project it will have to wait.

Thanks to everyone that expressed an interest and was willing to see what I had done.


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Well that's sad, I was looking forward to trying it. But if you don't have time, you don't have time. 


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If interest picks up and/or I find the time before GenCon this will certainly happen. I hope to have some people and aplace ready to go to give it a try at GenCon I still have the raw version that needs some tweaks and I have a few ideas on character creation that I had hoped to have that completed by now but keep an eye out you never know when something will pop up here. ;)


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