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Old 01-08-2018, 11:22 PM
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Default Wishing for an Iso RPG...

Wishing for an isometric RPG, party focused a la Baldur's Gate. I played a bit of Path of Exile, and it was really close to what I like, but was just clunky and ugly enough that I had a hard time sticking with it. I'm also fairly farsighted (getting older, lollerskates), and it's one of a number of games that's just damn hard on the eyes.

The character creation was interesting, but fiddly in a way that turned me off. Anyway, I'm not hear to bitch about that game.

I'm idly wishing away for an Iso RPG set in Cairn, with character classes that aren't idle cliches, and a character dev system that doesn't look like more D&D ripoff*. One of the biggest pros for GD is that the classes are tied to the setting. This makes the fiction so much better. I'd love to see that in an iRPG.

We all love the TQ/GD multiclassing. The advent of the devotions gives us another fabulous layer to play around with. In an iRPG, I think this would be even hotter. Personally, I'd like to see 2 classes selected like the devotion paths, but with the numbers rubbed off. I don't like min/maxing, optimizing, or munchkins in tabletop games**. I also don't like them in computer RPGs.

Still sick, really lightheaded, will add more to this thread later.





*I mean seriously - the paper mechanics of D&D are friggin' awful. At least rip off a game that uses better math!)

**why no, I don't play Pathfinder***. How'd you guess?

***because if I want to play something tactical, let's bust out the miniatures and play some Battletech or Armati.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:30 PM
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2E ADnD was actually probably the best version overall for feel, even with the wonky THAC0 mechanic. We're never getting another video game with 2E, though.

***I see you like giant stompy robots as well. Good taste, even if the IP is going to hell in a handbasket.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:32 PM
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Well, we both won´t agree about this.

Sure I would gladly Buy a Grim Dawn iRPG, but why not using D&D 5E rules? Easy to learn can´t really see what disturbs you.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:34 PM
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To be perfectly explicit it about it -

iRPGs shouldn't use a chargen system that feels at all like a paper system. Computers are much better for doing the exact opposite. Give me something that looks pretty, has no numbers attached to it, and opens weird paths and synergies down the road. I'll try to give examples when my head doesn't feel like it's orbiting Neptune.

And yeah, stompy shooty robots FTW. I haven't a clue what's going on with the IP these days. I just play tabletop, and infrequently at best these days.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:39 PM
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It does not have to be D&D. Something like Pillars of Eternity would be nice, too.

I would like to have a new iRPG. Haven´t played one for about a long time. Just discovered Point&Click-Adventures for me...again.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:39 PM
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Well, we both won´t agree about this.

Sure I would gladly Buy a Grim Dawn iRPG, but why not using D&D 5E rules? Easy to learn can´t really see what disturbs you.
-hate the math of d20 for anything 'tactical'. 5% chance of fumble. 'nuff said.

-dislike setting immensely

-dislike character classes immensely

I'm not a fan of D&D. Love TTRPGs, just not that particular one.
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hate the math of d20 for anything 'tactical'. 5% chance of fumble. 'nuff said.
Nah, just not a hit. No fumble on skill checks.

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dislike setting immensely
Which one?
Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft, Primeval Thule, Midgard?

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dislike character classes immensely
D&D Classes or a class system?

Well, I´m deeply into D&D but also have a lot of different RPG right behind me.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:45 PM
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They made FR the default setting in 5E. That was a really dumb idea, IMO.

EDIT: To clarify: FR is (IMO) the blandest and least interesting setting for no really good reason I can think of. It SHOULDN'T be, but it is. Eberron was actually kind of interesting. Dark Sun was neat, but I'm a sucker for apoc vibes.

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They made FR the default setting in 5E. That was a really dumb idea, IMO.
Would have wished they hadn´t done it. And, even worse, they´ve never brought (nor will ever bring) a complete Campaign Setting.

But the Rule Set is quite okay. Hard rules with a lot of rulings.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:58 PM
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Would have wished they hadn´t done it. And, even worse, they´ve never brought (nor will ever bring) a complete Campaign Setting.

But the Rule Set is quite okay. Hard rules with a lot of rulings.
They fixed Monks' M.A.D. issues somewhat, from what I gather. Which is nice, because I like Monks.
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