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Different 2d20 systems

posted Mar 11, 2018 17:51:33 by Alakhai
I have been looking at the kickstart free files of Conan, Infinity, Star Trek and John Carter.
I dont know if the system has been improved or simply adapted to each game, but each versions looks better. Read those rules has helped me to understand some mechanics from Mutant Chronicles that are better writed or explained than in the Core book. For example this explanation from John Carter:
Dice Pool Limits: A single player may not buy any more than 3 more d20s for their dice pool, meaning no more than 5d20s may be rolled by a player for an Attribute Test. Players who are assisting others cannot buy additional dice and Luck points count towards the total of five dice.
I deducted this but it was not really clear in a box like in the example.

PDFs open new posibilities, there are plans to update the Core book of Mutant Chronicles?

Also I have seen some differences that I think that are cool but not sure if they can fit:
In MC the 6 on the d6 trigger effects (all of them) but do not damage. In some games 5 and 6 trigger 1 effect AND add 1 damage.
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ShadowWalker said Mar 12, 2018 14:24:56
Each version mentioned both improves 2d20 and adapts it to the setting. I personally think that Star Trek version is the best 2d20 and wish that one day MC line will be updated using it as a basis.
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DrewTaylor said Apr 09, 2018 02:22:47
They do mention it on p.80 of the rules for Mutant Chronicles...Kind of. As far as I can tell, since you cannot purchase dice with momentum, there is no hard limit in MC to how many dice you can have, only how many dice each source can give you. So you can only get a maximum of 3 bonus d20s from from the Seize the Opportunity DSP spend, but can gain more from other avenues, if possible. The other games seemed to add more ways to get extra dice, and so imposed the hard limit of 5d20. I will admit that there aren't TONS of other ways to get more dice, but it is definitely doable.

That said I absolutely love how each game grows the 2d20 system, and it is an absolute treat to see how it changes each time. I would be ecstatic if Modiphius handled Mutant Chronicles 4th Edition with the 2d20 system. The changes would be very interesting to me.
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