Monday, January 19, 2015

Mass Effect D6 Tabletop RPG 2.35

3 New Playable Races
1 New Ship
and lots of minor adjustments, without any rule changes.

The new stuff wont be marked red this time as it is only cosmetics.
Game On!

Mass Effect D6 Tablotop RPG 2.35 PDF

89 comments:

  1. Great! I really wanted play as vorcha xD (it´s true)
    But google drive don´t let me download the pdf
    Can you help me?

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    1. strange I'll look into it

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    2. 2 links in the side tab now check if they work

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    3. 404 - not found. Can you create new?

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    4. Link is down. Can you refresh?

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  2. I can now, thank you :)
    Are you planning adding more content to the manual or are you done with it?

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    1. Well I do add some stuff form time to time. But right now I'm working on a brand new RPG so rather sporadic updatesif any.

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  3. Great work! I have also problems downloading the pdf. The top link appears to be broken.

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  4. Hey, I can't download from Google Drive and other link is broken.

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    1. HELLO ALL
      Been on vacation. Links should be working! If not drop me a line.

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  5. The links in the sidebar still redirect to the view-only version of the file. Could you by any chance email me the pdf file? I'd like to print it for my players.

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    1. Ok, widzę, że po ostatniej zmianie linku już się da pobierać. Ale dzięki za odpowiedź :).

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  6. 2.35 In info - we can't download!

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  7. Try now... it's something with the google drive I guess.

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  8. Działa, wielkie dzięki ^o^

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  9. Wybacz bezczelność - nie zamierzasz zrobić polskiej wersji? (nie, żeby ta mi przeszkadzała. Świetna robota!)

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  10. Możesz dodać na końcu same tabelki, by nie latać między stronami.

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  11. There will be no TRANSLATIONS ever so don't ask.

    Tabelki to dobry pomysł.

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    1. +kary za zatrucia...

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  12. Hello, Just wanted to point out a typo I spotted.
    Page 18, the Quarian entry, paragraph 2 starts with "The auarians are a nomadic " instead of Quarians.
    Thank you very much for the great job you are doing, I love this project.

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    1. Also page 22, Physical Description: "Their loght brownish" instead of light

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  13. Hey, LeDition. I've been a fan of your work for a while, so thanks. I was just wondering whether you had any idea of when you'll have a 'complete' version done, because I do want to print it out at some point. Personally I think its pretty fantastic as it is, but anyways.

    Cheers

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    1. I'm not planing any updates soon. THX!

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  14. Could you add new enemies like the scion for collectors, adjutants for cerberus or reaper; or colossus geth?

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  15. You may want to adjust weapon ranges somewhat. Assault rifles at 40m is laughable, even by 19th century standards.

    Consider adding Biotic to the list of attributes. What is the upper limit for asari biotics?

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  16. Maybe in an update some time but not soon.

    AS for weapon ranges... it's a game not a realistic combat simulator.

    Nol limits for any race, best cosult with your gm.

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  17. I am his GM. He asked the question wrong. He meant the starting max for Asari at character creation. Every other skill have a min/max value. Biotic doesn't. It was stated somewhere in some paragraph that non-asari are capped at 2 but it says nothing about Asari. Considering how hard is Dice advancement after character creation a 2D cap for non-Asari biotics is harsh. Also - how many skill points is normal to be awarded per session/quest? I couldn't find any guidelines. Advancing 1 die in a strong attribute costs about 90-120 skill points which is quite a lot. Talent perquisites are also quite costly.

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    1. It's 4D for Asari.
      Yes well D6 systems are built that way so advancing Attributes is really hard. In a normal d6 system you wold roll your attribute after spending the xp on it's advance and see if the attribute is raised or your xp is lost, so I think the rules are not that "harsh' in my version.
      Im not changeing anything if you don't like the rules change them and see how unbalaced the game becomes, when all your players start throwing shit arround them with a bare thought and kill everyone with their stare...
      As for XP awarding 3 (poor) to 15 (excellent) XP per session.
      Advancig one die of attribute costs the number before the D times 10 for every pi in a die. So from 1D to 2D is 60xp, from 2D to 3D is 90XP and so on AND you cannot go above your races maximum.
      Before you ask why just trust me smarter people than me have developed d6 systems for years. If you think it does not fit your game/gm style just pick another. There are plenty of the arround (like in the link section). Cheers!

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    2. Thank you for you quick reply. To be honest I'm not familiar with the Core d6 which I guess can be a problem. So to be clear - the caps to the right are the races maximums in general not just during character creation? There is no way to get a human with 5D strength for example even if he pays with skill points? Exception is biotic which does not have a maximum cap but have a cap at character creation?
      P.S May I suggest a little rework on the way you present the stats? Instead of having a Min/Max values and distribute 17/18 dices have a Starting/Max values and distribute 5/6 dices. That way you will avoid confusion for people who aren't familiar with d6 Core. And I think you add Biotic there as well as this is something important during character creation

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  18. Caps are general maximums which are definite for every species.
    There is no way to get a human with 5D.
    Biotic has no cap but the starting cap which is 2D for all races but the Asari.
    All those things are stated in the rules.

    There will be no rework.
    Familiarise yourself with different systems it will enrich your RPG experience.
    Space d6 is a free PDF.

    Game On!

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    1. i am still a bit confused about increasing attributes. what do you mean by pi in a die?

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    2. Sorry I can't make it more clear than I have. Please try to refer to ANY OTHER D6 system.

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  19. what does the D mean when it says 4D, 1D, 2D? is it referirng to how many sides the die should have when you role it? or how many dice you need to role? If the latter how many sides should they have?

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    1. D means 1 six sided die, so 4D means you roll 4 six sided dice. In D6 sytems you only use D6 (six sided dice).

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  20. during the character creation, do you roll 20 sided dice? or 6 sided?

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    1. You never roll any dice in character creation.

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  21. Example: Your Dexterity is 3D+1 and your Knowledge is 2D
    +2, meaning that you can put 6 trained skills under Dexterity
    (3D+1 and 2D+2 is 6D in total). And 5 trained skills under
    Knowledge (2D+2 and 2D+2 is 5D+1).

    I do not understand the math that is being used here. How do you get 6 skill from (3D+1 and 2D+2 is 6D in total).
    Please help

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    1. ALL the D from the relevant attribute + ALL the pips on the relevant skill + ALL the D of knowledge.(without the pips of knowledge)

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  22. Thanks for mentioning the Space D6 book. I was just looking over the main book and like having something more specific.

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  23. Help solve a point of contention for me, please: To qualify for talents, do you total the pips in the attribute and the pips in the skill (And the specialization, if it calls for it), or only the pips in the specified skill/specialization?

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  24. I think PDF is needed in Index/bookmarks. It's easy to do with FoxitReader for example.

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  25. Hi, been playing you rules for a little while now and a couple of questions, the first is about the Combat Shields and the Shield skill.

    In the Shield Skill description it states "When a character uses the shield the DV is raised by the Shield skill number."
    Which DV (I assume this means Defence Value) is that? Melee DV? Brawling DV? Ranged DV? Or all of them? Or is it a typo and should read DR rather than DV?

    Also, in the descriptions for the Motorized Joints & Crusher Exoskeleton Armour Mods state that the Mod increases the Brawling Damage.
    Shouldn't that include Melee Damage as well?
    When attacking with either Melee or Brawling, they both use the same damage dice and to be fair they're pretty much doing the same thing except that one uses a lump of material for extra hurt. :-)

    Thanks for writing an entertaining set of rules. :-)

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    1. Shield: Any defense Value that apiles in a specific situation, so for ranged it's ranged and for melee it's melee. In case you are hit you get +9 to your Damage Reduction.

      Mods: Yes Brawling Damage is Melee damage in both cases.

      Game On!

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  26. How do I roll my attack rolls? I do not mean damage roll the roll that decide whether i manage to hit enemy or not .

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  27. Roll skill against Defence Value...

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    1. Thank you for your quick reply.

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  28. when i look combat talents for example marksman says

    Marksman
    Time Taken: none
    Prerequisites: Ranged: Pistols +18 (specialization)
    Does this mean i need to take more than one ranged skill like
    Ranged: pistols
    Ranged: assault rifles
    Ranged: shotguns
    Ranged: submachine guns
    Ranged: sniper rifles

    or will all of them be +18 when i make my ranged skill +18?

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  29. If you want to have that talent than you have to have the appropriate specialiastion like Ranged: Pistols. It's a seperate skill from Ranged. But if u dont want to use the talent use Ranged for Ranged Combat.

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  30. Hey Guys

    How do you calculate a characters brawling damage because i have a krogan who has Melee/Brawling damage at 7, does this mean he does 7 damage or rolls 7 dice for damage. I'm guessing the first but just want to be sure as the pre-gened talon krogan has brawling damage 5D+6 and was wondering how?

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    1. Brawling damage is your stenght + [your lift skill (if any) + any pips you have in strength (if any) divided by 2] rounded down.
      Example Strenght is 5D+1, Lift skill is 6, so its 5D+ and [(1+6)/2] = 3 5D+3

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  31. i would like to better understand how the attributes work because i am somewhat confused on the subject

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    2. I have tried to explain it the best I can in this book. But luckily there is another source of knowledge. Download the FREE d6Space rules. I am sure it's better explained there. Cheers!

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    3. Thanks dude , this book is awesome

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  32. I didn't understand the specialization part in book so much , i'm gonna GM but don't know how to apply that. If I didn't explained well please tell me.

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    1. Specialisation is another skill. So if you want to specialise in one ranged weapon instead of all you go for specialisation. It's cheeper in XP, but it doesn't stack with the ranged combat skill. So when for example You have pistols spec, you use it for pistols and if you use another ranged You use the ranged skill.

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    2. So when I have Ranged +6 and Ranged: pistols +9, when I shoot with a pistol i get +9 to my result instead of +15? Because I thought it does stack considering the example below:
      "Example: If your character’s Technical is 3D and her demolitions skill is 3D+2, you could give her a demolitions specialization vehicles of +1 (which means that, when she’s attempting to blow up planetary vehicle, she rolls 3D+2+1)."

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    3. er... No. Skills (ranged)does not stack with specialisations(pistols)

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  33. Great work. D6 is a great rule system.

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  34. so all of my PCs are incredibly weak compared to even some of the most simple enemies. i think i did some thing wrong and tips?

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    1. Download the D6space rules and check what You have done wrong. It's the best advice I can give You.

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  35. so do you purchase each biotic power skill separately" and whats the cost? so if i start with 2d6 in biotics and i want throw at +6 does that cost me 6 of my starting 21 points? (making my roll 2d6+6 on throw rolls?}

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    1. Advancing Talents
      You can advance talents during game; it costs 5 character points to learn a new talent. You can advance only Biotic Talents, Tech and Combat Talents are skill based! The cost of advancing Biotic talents is the same as advancing skills.

      and Yes on the 2nd question and Yes on the 3rd question

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  36. so can you purchase bonuses in biotics at character gen (or at all?) so if i start with 2d6 base in biotics as a human can i put 6 of my 21 points into throw to be 2d6+6 on throw challenges?

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  37. Biotic question, do you put ranks in the individual talents? (barrier +6)

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  38. My pen and paper group doesnt have regular time for now games... its not even a fix group. More some new peope who say 'hey, do you like to make our game master for an evening?!". But everytime I'm looking for a rule book update and I get a nice suprise :) So thanks a lot... yes I'm about a year to late :D

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  39. You have provided cost and availability for every mech (M1 worker, YMIR, Fenris and Rampart) except for the LOKI mech. How much would one cost?

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  40. Cześć, pisałem do Ciebie maila ale nie wiem, czy przeczytałeś. Jak zrobiłeś kartę postaci? Chciałbym ją przetłumaczyć na polski ale zachować cały układ i czcionki. Jest na to jakiś w miarę prosty sposób?

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  41. This is great. It's gotten me really hyped to run a game, and I see you borrowed quite a bit from the SW d6, which is good since I have some experience playing it.
    But tell me, did you happen to write a campaign for it? I'll probably homebrew one either way, but I'd like to have something to work off of.

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    1. Nope Sorry, busy writing tons of rules.

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    2. Then I guess I'll have to do it on my own. I'll just use the SW premades as a loose guide. Thanks for making this.

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  42. Hey, i love the system, am currently running a game that has been going for 3 months and planned to continue for another 3. I was wondering if you had any plans or ideas about coming up with stats for the Raloi race? They are an avian race in the mass effect universe that until about a week ago I'd never heard of

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    1. No idea. Since they not very prominent, I havent put any thought to it. Maybe, after the Andromeda update.

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  43. hello. I saw something and am wondering if it is a typo and if it isn't I wouldn't mind a little bit of an extended description of why. but under the bureaucracy skill, one of the modifiers is if you are in good standing or well liked by the bureaucracy and the modifier is +5 or more. suggesting that the more well liked you are by a bureaucracy the harder it is to get information from it.

    btw, thank you for putting in the time to make this game, I love the mass effect universe and have been wanting to play a proper rpg designed after it

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    1. I'll look into it. Probably typo.

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  44. for biotic damage they usually say you biotic attribute + whatever. I'm wondering then if your attribute is 4d then would it 4+whatever or 4d6+whatever?

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  45. Hey I was reading through this and noticed a lack of specifics on conditions like stun, prone, demoralized, etc. do you have any rules for these conditions in the works?

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  46. I would like to say "Thank you." You have done an amazing job with this and I can't wait for my gaming group to year into this.

    I would like to offer a suggestion: have a description of each weapon and armor as well as clip capacity.

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  47. Its funny, but I'm a big fan of the D20 Rules, and love the Mass Effect setting. Meanwhile, I have a friend who is a big fan of the D6 rules (going way back to the Star Wars RPG), but doesn't like the Mass Effect games.

    Maybe I'll show him this to help change his mind ^_^

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