Thanks again to Tristan for having me on the show. It was an honor and a pleasure!
I am always overjoyed to read reviews of my game “Warrior, Rogue & Mage”. And I am especially happy when someone enjoyed it very much, like in the case of R.E. Davis from The Chaos Grenade. He’s using the game to run a campaign in a post-apocalyptic/steampunk campaign. The only thing he didn’t like that much was the fact that the exploding die mechanic can be a bit too lethal:
I will give the warning that the exploding dice mechanic can seem to bite a person’s face off with relative ease in this system. If there was anything I felt needed to be changed, is perhaps figuring a way to scale this mechanic back a tad. In our game session Saturday Night, my dice were out to kill my friend Josh’s character. This could be either a boon or a bane for some; on one hand, this means even the weakest of foes and characters have the opportunity to dish out some serious damage or miraculous skill rolls. On the other, it can lead to some horrendous party wipes and what was supposed to be an easy encounter suddenly becomes the end of a campaign.
You can read the full review here. I have to admit I’ve encountered the problem in my own playtest sessions as well and I am already thinking about easy ways to fix it without abandoning the exploding die rule. Expect some advanced/optional rules in the coming weeks.
During the last days a lot of people have started creating their own stuff for Warrior, Rogue & Mage. There are already a couple of discussion threads on the official Stargazer Games forums, and fellow RPG blogger John Payne posted a few of his house rules on his blog “Sycarion Diversions”.
Aside from some Errata (expect some official errata, when I am back from Gen Con), he posted new spells, and a cool gun-toting mage called Peregrine. When you are interesting in WR&M you definitely should check out John’s additions!
By the way, if you have designed any house rules, written a review, or produced anything else WR&M-related, please let me know, that I can post about it here!
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