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MikeSands



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:28 am    Post subject: Another returning 80s classic... Reply with quote

http://www.arion-games.com/AFF.html

I'm not sure what to think about this. I did play the original a little bit, and have some fond memories of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The main thing that they're changing seems to be the skill system. i.e. most of the game system. Smile The setting is fun though - it's got a really vibrant feel compared to a lot T$R's efforts which just seemed to phone it in.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mashugenah wrote:
The main thing that they're changing seems to be the skill system. i.e. most of the game system. Smile The setting is fun though - it's got a really vibrant feel compared to a lot T$R's efforts which just seemed to phone it in.


AFF had a skill system and the guts of it seems intact. They have tweaked out the most glaring issues.

They have added Talents i.e. Feats, but I think that is sensible.

The main change I am interested in, is the use of the magic system from Sorcery rather than Citadel of Chaos (though I understand both will be included).

I am concerned about some of the comments regarding changes to weapons and armour. I don't need realistic equipment in AFF.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey that looks fun, always wanted to try
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't remember Advanced Fighting Fantasy books.

Went through plenty of the originals though. Maybe I had just got over them by the time the AFFs were released.

They have been re-releasing a few of the original FFs. I think at the 25th anniversary most recently.

Oh look at that. They have re-released them a couple of times. And there are iPhone/iPad versions of some of them....
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new books are up for preorder:

http://shop.cubicle7store.com/epages/es113347.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es113347_shop/Categories/Advanced_Fighting_Fantasy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The return of these cover images to print warms the cockles of my heart.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anarchangel wrote:
The return of these cover images to print warms the cockles of my heart.


All the original artwork is being used too, including Russ Nicholson's stuff.
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