Q&A for BrikwaRPG

Supplement ideas, house rules, homemade stat cards, homebrew weapon types, and other cool variations

Moderators: warman45, Rev. Sylvanus

Re: Q&A for BrikwaRPG

Postby Silverdream » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:22 am

Right now, I'm under the impression that Zupponn's is the best system because it's simple and it works. However, Bricksyd's system is still undergoing evaluation. So far I think it will surpass Zupponn's system, because it is the most RPG like and it involves customized abilities. I also like how the character sheets are made of lego.

Colette's comes in second place, and mine is the worst (although it really isn't bad, just incomplete and in dire need of playtesting and tuning up).
Image

Spoiler: show
mgb519 wrote:Seriously, you are now the first ever forum superhero.


Colette wrote:I hereby acknowledge Silverdream as the one and only forum troll as agreed in the bet.


Quantumsurfer wrote:No, I have 2 silver.
User avatar
Silverdream
Blockguy
 
Posts: 7767
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:33 pm
Location: Feeding my fuckin' habit.

Re: Q&A for BrikwaRPG

Postby stubby » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:49 pm

I'm unsatisfied by RPG systems that focus on more detailed stats or choosing which +1 boost to earn next... this seems like it just detracts from what a BrikWars RPG would be "about," in favor of generic mechanics that could be part of any non-BrikWars RPG. If I was going to try to make a BrikWars RPG again I'd be much more interested in a storygames style game like Risus or Primetime Adventures or FU or Dawn of Worlds or something, focusing more on BrikWars-style-specific stuff like earning new Cliches and spending Feats cleverly and passing around Bennies rather than on whether a given roll is +1 or +2.
User avatar
stubby
Psy.D Child Psychology, U. of Wikipedia
 
Posts: 4924
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:31 pm

Re: Q&A for BrikwaRPG

Postby alphafalcon541 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:43 pm

thanks for that idea Stubby also is it possible that you will be able to help with creating a full BrikwaRPG rule book
This sig is too fucking large: show anyway
Image
User avatar
alphafalcon541
Dimmy
 
Posts: 614
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:50 pm
Location: War torn Oregon

Re: Q&A for BrikwaRPG

Postby stubby » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:01 pm

Ha ha given my success rate at finishing my own rulebook, I'm probably the worst guy to ask
User avatar
stubby
Psy.D Child Psychology, U. of Wikipedia
 
Posts: 4924
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:31 pm

Re: Q&A for BrikwaRPG

Postby alphafalcon541 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:05 pm

input at least then
This sig is too fucking large: show anyway
Image
User avatar
alphafalcon541
Dimmy
 
Posts: 614
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:50 pm
Location: War torn Oregon

Re: Q&A for BrikwaRPG

Postby stubby » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:16 pm

Well obviously. No matter how busy I am, I will always make time to make fun of people.
User avatar
stubby
Psy.D Child Psychology, U. of Wikipedia
 
Posts: 4924
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:31 pm

Re: Q&A for BrikwaRPG

Postby Quantumsurfer » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:21 pm

stubby wrote:earning new Cliches and spending Feats cleverly and passing around Bennies


This has a really good ring to it. I'd put something like that together myself except I have too many projects already. Also, I'd probably fall away from the core idea at some point during its development. I'm one of those people that falls in the middle where rules are concerned. I see them as important guidelines that provide structure to thematics. So, in that way, I tend to see cops n robbers as being just as generic as positive and negative modifiers. So long as the rules don't get in the way of the fun, I'm dandy.

Which, I suppose, brings up an interesting point. While I'm not opposed to seeing a "default" BrikwaRPG, composed of the best ideas here and presented as a complete project, I'm also not opposed to seeing various other BrikwaRPGs that embrace other playstyles. As a very basic example, a game that is ridiculously rules light, one that is narrative based, and another that is somewhat more complicated and crunchy.
User avatar
Quantumsurfer
Thank god for Colette.
 
Posts: 1481
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:27 pm

Re: Q&A for BrikwaRPG

Postby stubby » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:34 pm

Quantumsurfer wrote:I tend to see cops n robbers as being just as generic as positive and negative modifiers. So long as the rules don't get in the way of the fun, I'm dandy.

I tend to see things as design problems. Plot-based games and modifier-based games aren't good or bad in themselves; they're only good or bad in terms of whether they serve the goal you're trying to achieve. The first thing is to nail down and articulate why you want an RPG that's specifically a BrikWaRPG rather than just a generic RPG that happens to use Lego; then you can start making concrete decisions about which strategy is good for hitting that target and which one isn't.
User avatar
stubby
Psy.D Child Psychology, U. of Wikipedia
 
Posts: 4924
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:31 pm

Re: Q&A for BrikwaRPG

Postby samuelzz10 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:48 pm

Colette wrote:Question 6: Four to five I believe, an Ur example by IVHorseman, by Silva, me, Zupponn, and Bricksyd. Links on wiki page

http://www.brikwars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10096
Image
Spoiler: show
my old sig
Image

WARNING: Posts in forum may have been edited by forum
User avatar
samuelzz10
n00b
n00b
 
Posts: 1526
Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:09 pm
Location: planet express

Re: Q&A for BrikwaRPG

Postby Quantumsurfer » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:45 pm

stubby wrote:I tend to see things as design problems. Plot-based games and modifier-based games aren't good or bad in themselves; they're only good or bad in terms of whether they serve the goal you're trying to achieve. The first thing is to nail down and articulate why you want an RPG that's specifically a BrikWaRPG rather than just a generic RPG that happens to use Lego; then you can start making concrete decisions about which strategy is good for hitting that target and which one isn't.


Fantastic point. I should know better.
User avatar
Quantumsurfer
Thank god for Colette.
 
Posts: 1481
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:27 pm

Re: Q&A for BrikwaRPG

Postby stubby » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:39 am

I was reading some RPG reviews for Numenara and 13th Age and so forth and I had an idea for what separates a BrikWars RPG character from a BrikWars wargame unit. BrikWars has always had this underdeveloped idea that a soldier that does something cool to differentiate himself from the faceless hordes becomes a Character. So character gen would be something like:

How I Became a Character wrote:I was just another [GENERIC UNIT TYPE],
until [CONFLICT]
where I [STUPID DECISION]
and [NOTABLE PERSON, OBJECT, OR CONCEPT] was killed/destroyed.
Thanks to this event, I will always be remembered as a [INSULT].

And then your starting stats and abilities and plot hooks would be based on these five choices.
User avatar
stubby
Psy.D Child Psychology, U. of Wikipedia
 
Posts: 4924
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:31 pm

Re: Q&A for BrikwaRPG

Postby alphafalcon541 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:46 am

True I might have to use that
This sig is too fucking large: show anyway
Image
User avatar
alphafalcon541
Dimmy
 
Posts: 614
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:50 pm
Location: War torn Oregon

Re: Q&A for BrikwaRPG

Postby Quantumsurfer » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:00 pm

stubby wrote:And then your starting stats and abilities and plot hooks would be based on these five choices.


Haha, and I suppose that sums up BW's unique approach in a nutshell.
User avatar
Quantumsurfer
Thank god for Colette.
 
Posts: 1481
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:27 pm

Re: Q&A for BrikwaRPG

Postby Tzan » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:43 pm

I was just another [ adventurer like you ],
until [ the war with Sauron ]
where I [ simply walked into Mordor ]
and [ I took an arrow in the knee, which ] was killed/destroyed.
Thanks to this event, I will always be remembered as a [ city guard ].
User avatar
Tzan
Blockguy
 
Posts: 5030
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:41 pm
Location: Boston

Previous

Return to Bonus Material

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest