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Author Topic: The burning wheel.  (Read 1502 times)

Bodhi

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The burning wheel.
« on: August 11, 2007, 06:58:31 AM »

Just impulse bought a new set of generic fantasy roleplaying rules on recommendation - The Burning Wheel. Aparently it's rather new. Anybody heard of it? What did you think?
I'll make a review once I've read them. So far they seem rather good. Use a dicepool system (d6) for just about everything which probably should make it easy to convert the rules for miniaturegaming.
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Re: The burning wheel.
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2007, 11:35:33 AM »

The name rings a bell from somewhere in my sub-brain but beyond that I don't know anything about this one. I've always had a soft spot for generic systems, though - keep us posted as to what it's like !
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Re: The burning wheel.
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2007, 10:31:45 AM »

So do you like the rules Alf?
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Re: The burning wheel.
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2007, 03:16:48 PM »

Haven't read through all of them but from what I have:
It's not good for converting to wargaming but probably one of the most rewarding systems for ACTING in roleplaying that I've seen. It is very open ended leaving a lot of room for improvisation and dialogue between GM and players while at the same time having rules enough to avoid total confusion  :icon_wink:
It has loads of rules covering how you force the players to act in character in order to get any experience points.. at all.
One of the special features is a voting at the end of each gaming session where the players award each other points for "best in character play" and stuff like that.
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Re: The burning wheel.
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2007, 07:06:20 AM »

I have indeed heard of it, and it sounds very fun - I've looked at lots of indie games over the last year. One in particular has been a big influence on Playthings.

I just bought one called City of Birds, which from a design perspective is fascinating, and if you're looking for acting... it's almost like improv theatre meets storytelling. I might see if it would work in a forum.
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