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Old 07-11-2018, 05:22 AM   #1
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Default 1, 2, 3, 4, Adventure! Quick Character Creation with The Fantasy Trip

The Fantasy Trip line editor, Guy McLimore, has created an overview of character creation, giving newcomers an idea of the types of characters you can play in a TFT adventure.

http://thefantasytrip.game/news/2018...-fantasy-trip/
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:48 AM   #2
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TFT = The Fast Track

Well said, Mr. McLimore, well said!
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:02 AM   #3
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Bravo! Keep it fast! If I can do it in my head and scribble it on a sheet of paper in a matter of minutes that's a win.
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:43 AM   #4
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Zing. I guess that's why Guy gets paid the big bucks.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:33 AM   #5
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Zing. I guess that's why Guy gets paid the big bucks.
True enough, but I shudder to think of how difficult his job's weekly Risk roll must be to avoid paper cuts, carpal tunnel syndrome, eyestrain, headaches, coffee addiction, insomnia, post-traumatic deadline stress disorder, and other inconceivable horrors.

"Eww, scary stuff, kids!" -- Count Floyd

NOTE: That was meant to be a humorous reference to TFT game rules (and SCTV), NOT a commentary on the Line Editor position. To hold such a position for a game system I loved would be both challenging work and a dream come true!
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:56 AM   #6
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True enough, but I shudder to think of how difficult his job's weekly Risk roll must be to avoid paper cuts, carpal tunnel syndrome, eyestrain, headaches, coffee addiction, insomnia, post-traumatic deadline stress disorder, and other inconceivable horrors.

"Eww, scary stuff, kids!" -- Count Floyd

NOTE: That was meant to be a humorous reference to TFT game rules (and SCTV), NOT a commentary on the Line Editor position. To hold such a position for a game system I loved would be both challenging work and a dream come true!
Wow. Count Floyd. A bunch of people in this crowd will probably even catch the reference from that show from the great white North, eh?
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:20 AM   #7
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Well done, Guy.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:52 AM   #8
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Wow. Count Floyd. A bunch of people in this crowd will probably even catch the reference from that show from the great white North, eh?

You'd have to be a real hoser not to get that reference, eh?
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:25 AM   #9
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A-a-and, there's a reason why Guy McLimore got hired as the line editor! Good job, Guy; if you guys can get that blurb on the back of the box, you'll probably double sales, right there!
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:23 AM   #10
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Just clarifying: this is marketing, not education? If so:

It covers the key points (fast, choice). If I have a concern it's that there a bit there along the lines of "We have orcs and goblins, and there's different kinds of wizards!" which is true in nearly every fantasy role playing game so it doesn't do anything to differentiate you. I wonder if it should be shortened ... which would, after all, be very much in the spirit of TFT. :-) The Fantasy Kindred section and the second paragraph of Focus Your Abilities would be my first targets.
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