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Old 01-25-2020, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default Duplication between DFRPG and other books

I知 gearing up to run a Dungeon Fantasy hexcrawl and I知 planning to get the boxed set. I知 looking through other supplements and wondering if any get mostly duplicated in the boxed set.

Conversely, what 2-3 supplements would you pick up to augment the boxed set? I致e read that DF16 Wilderness Adventures is chock full of good stuff for a hexcrawl.
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Old 01-25-2020, 07:16 PM   #2
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The boxed set is mostly a trimmed down version of Basic and Magic with a lot of things buried under the hood so abilities are prebuilt and the details hidden for simplicity.
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DFRPG pretty much covers whatever you might need from GURPS Basic and Magic, so there's no big need to get those. I believe it takes some bits from Low-Tech and Martial Arts, too, though those big books still contain a lot more you might want to borrow.

The most useful additions will probably be Dungeon Fantasy supplements. Wilderness Adventures has so much useful adventuring stuff, and The Next Level is also great for its PC races.

Beyond that, though, it's really just a matter of looking at the titles and asking which are topics that interest you. I personally really like Henchmen for hirelings and other quick NPCs; I also think the Taverns book is surprisingly useful, for its locations and all its little extras (NPCs, fantastical pub grub, etc.).

Also: While there's no particular supplement for town adventures (outside of worked examples like Caverntown), Guilds gives the GM a lot to work with.
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One of the last Pyramids (DFRPG 2, in the 110s) had designer notes, part of which is on the topic.
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I知 looking through other supplements and wondering if any get mostly duplicated in the boxed set.
The DFRPG set is intended to be complete and includes those portions of the Basic set and Magic needed to play, as well as all the material from Dungeon Fantasy 1 & 2, some from 3, none of 4-10, little bits of 11, none of 12, 14-16. It is significantly incompatible with DF 13, and a tiny bit with 8, because it updates the armor stats.

* "all" and "none" are not perfect absolutes.
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Old 01-26-2020, 04:46 AM   #6
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The DFRPG set is intended to be complete and includes those portions of the Basic set and Magic needed to play, as well as all the material from Dungeon Fantasy 1 & 2, some from 3, none of 4-10, little bits of 11, none of 12, 14-16. It is significantly incompatible with DF 13, and a tiny bit with 8, because it updates the armor stats.

* "all" and "none" are not perfect absolutes.
This is perfect. Thank you.
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Old 01-26-2020, 12:34 PM   #7
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I知 gearing up to run a Dungeon Fantasy hexcrawl and I知 planning to get the boxed set. I知 looking through other supplements and wondering if any get mostly duplicated in the boxed set.

Conversely, what 2-3 supplements would you pick up to augment the boxed set? I致e read that DF16 Wilderness Adventures is chock full of good stuff for a hexcrawl.
Points for running a hexcrawl!

If you just want to find monsters, kill them, and take their stuff, DFRPG + DF 16 is all you need. If you want any noncombat detail whatsoever, add Action 2 - Exploits and check out Dungeon Action to cover your action fantasy hexcrawl. The latter plays much more like your typical game in That Other System.
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I strongly recommend picking through the later Dungeon Fantasy series as well as the boxed set addons..

Another suggestion might be some of the social books to add social aspects that are typically not in Dungeon Fantasy so aren't handled which much depth in Dungeon Fantasy boxed set.

Boardroom and Curia http://www.warehouse23.com/products/...room-and-curia -- creating organizations

City Stats http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-city-stats -- system to define cities

Social Engineering series
http://www.warehouse23.com/products/...al-engineering
http://www.warehouse23.com/products/...back-to-school
http://www.warehouse23.com/products/...ing-in-contact
http://www.warehouse23.com/products/...g-pulling-rank
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