This is the first of three books focused on fantasy games using the Alternity rules system. This book is not complete and will be updated regularly.
Book 2 - FX will also follow soon. I use these rules regularly myself, and I invite all of you to comment, praise, or criticize my work as that is how this third edition has come to be - through your input.
Thanks and Enjoy!
TerroX, rating: - January 30, 2001
3 Meg! whoa! and I was wondering if my PDF was going to be too big... Wondering why PDFs do not reuse the same graphic data when it is repeated in a document... grrr, silly PDFs.
TerroX, rating: 70 January 30, 2001
Heh, ok I read lots of it. You sure do know how to type alot!. It makes a good game for the AD&D2nd Ed fan, but not for me.
CoiBoi, rating: - January 30, 2001
I'm one of those 2nd ed ad&d fans,but if you have to play for a longer period (8 houres and more) not being able to "eyeball" the scores sucks! So thank you very much i'll try it out and let you know.
Red_Dragon, rating: - January 30, 2001
I was hesitant to place this work on a sci-fi site. This is not a science fiction game, it only uses the core rules of one. With Tangents it could be used with them, and as I have found there is no problem mixing existing Alternity characters with these.
It is fantasy, it's fantasy to the core - and thats what I wanted to create.
vempire, rating: - January 30, 2001
You shouldn't have hesitated Red Dragon. It is made for the Alternity system, so it should be here.
It looks like a great effort to me, we may run a few games with this..
Keleko, rating: - January 30, 2001
This is very cool. Just this morning I was thinking that Alternity could be used for fantasy, since there are rules for magic. I might actually prefer it over D&D, even 3rd edition, because I've never liked the way D&D does magic. I'll definitely look at it.
Keleko, rating: 80 January 30, 2001
I just finished scanning through the file. My only gripe is the inclusion of gunpowder and such based on that. If I were going to use this I would yank out the PL 3 and 4 as described in this book and make PL 3 the Magic Age instead. I'm not fond of fantasy and gunpowder mixed. Usually you find one or the other and not both. So, if all the stuff on gunpowder is ignored, it is quite good. I like the extensive list of professions and skills.
Red_Dragon, rating: - January 30, 2001
Well thats what it's all about. Not even I use all of the options presented. Case-in-point, in my campaign only humans and Dwarves may be Paladins unlike the statement in chapter 1. I hope that no one reads portions of this work and dismisses the entire game becuase of a few issues.
These rules are like a salad bar; take what you want and leave the rest.
Keleko, rating: - January 31, 2001
The ironic part is that Alternity is probably better at handling a fantasy setting than D&D is. That's probably why it had to be cancelled. :-)
There's a potential for my group playing fantasy instead of sci-fi. These fantasy rules are quite timely if so, because I may use Alternity instead of D&D like I was originally planning. I would definitely pick out the parts I don't need. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the sections filled in, but what there is now is enough to do the job.
swashbuck, rating: - February 01, 2001
could you do me the favor and make it available as a
*.rtf file. i canÂ´t use doc files
Starbrat, rating: 79 February 02, 2001
Didn't someone mention a freeware .doc reader on the forum a while ago? Sounds just what swashbuck could use.
Regarding the book, it's a fine piece of work, with an honoured place on my hard drive! While a bit too AD&D for my personal taste, I definitely enjoyed the inclusion of gunpowder in the rules, since the ideas can work so well together (just try WFRP, Maelstrom or read some Moorcock if you don't believe me). As long as you don't use percussion weapons, you should be okay.
Hmmm, now I have visions of "Plunkett & Macleane" fantasy. Wheeeee!
vempire, rating: - February 03, 2001
swashbuck : StarOffice is a free Application Suite.. You can read doc files with it. Lot's of other goodies are included as well.
Here's the link to the downloads : http://www.sun.com/products/staroffice/5.2/get.html - big download though!
www.staroffice.com is a portal site to about everything related to StarOffice.
Savoy, rating: 95 February 17, 2001
The hard work really shows here... well done. I tryed out some of this with some of the new d20 and old rolemaster (generic) stuff yesterday. It works VERY well! - Sav
sbigazz, rating: 95 February 19, 2001
Wow, your work is GREAT. Thanx.... Alternity Fantasy Setting? VERY WELL
Guardian, rating: 98 June 15, 2006
As always, a wonderful system. I now have it in hard copy and on disk, and am suggesting it to new gamers. Let no one doubt that Red Dragon rocks.
GregoryTechSoft, rating: 70 June 22, 2007
Disregarding the numerous grammatic and syntactic errors in this document, it is still a fun read. Yet, it still needs work. Despite this, I look forward to reading your other material as well.
The professions, careers, and skills are of definite interest to me, as before I found this document I had been building my own lists to expand on the PHB's, equable in length if not variety.
I rate this version of the document a 7 out of 10. I would've rated it higher, but for the aforementioned errors. Again, I look forward to reading more from you.
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