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Old 08-13-2018, 03:14 PM   #1
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Any interest in porting other settings to the TfT engine? I saw Glorantha is now available for Runequest and 13th Age. Would a Glorantah TfT game be fun? Or an Empire of the Petal Throne TfT game. I would enjoy seeing a game with the base TfT rules and either setting in one self contained game book.
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:57 PM   #2
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I've used TFT to good effect in the following non-Cidri settings:

Middle Earth
Hyborian age (i.e., Conan)
Renaissance Europe

I think it would be well suited to other settings that have worked well with BRP (e.g., Glorantha or the Young Kingdoms) simply because the deadliness and mix of character types are pretty similar in the two systems. I also suspect TFT would be well suited for a classical age historical or historical fantasy campaign (Greece, Rome, Egypt, etc.).
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:10 PM   #3
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Over on the G+ TFT group someone posted his TFT Tekumel conversion.

I might like to see something very contemporary like TFT The Witcher
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:41 AM   #4
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I will be starting a TFT campaign set in HPLs Dreamlands. I plan to tweak the setting a bit doing away with sanity blasting monsters and will probably limit the gods to the likes of Nodens, Hastur and Nyaralthotep in the form of the Black Pharaoh. Will include the Men of Leng (spiders too), ghouls, zoogs, and moon beasts. I am not sure about Gugs and other Dreamlands creatures.

My intention is to make it a high fantasy world not a sanity blasting survival slog.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:43 AM   #5
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I will be starting a TFT campaign set in HPLs Dreamlands. ...
Hi Todd,
That sounds really interesting. Are the players spending all the time in the Dreamlands, or is it a dual campaign where they have real lives and dream lives?

Warm regards, Rick.
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:30 AM   #6
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I believe I had answered this before on another thread about using MicroQuests as a product vehicle to specifically introduce new settings for TFT, complete with counters and maps. Here were my suggestions:
  • Robert E. Howard's Hyborian Age (Conan series) Low-Fantasy
  • J.R.R.Tolkien's Middle Earth (LoTR trilogy) High-Fantasy
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom (John Carter of Mars series) Science-Fantasy
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs' Hollow Earth (Pellucidar series) Prehistoric Science-Fantasy
  • Lin Carter's Lemuria (Thongor series) Low-Fantasy/Sci-Fi

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Old 08-15-2018, 09:43 AM   #7
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Hi Todd,
That sounds really interesting. Are the players spending all the time in the Dreamlands, or is it a dual campaign where they have real lives and dream lives?

Warm regards, Rick.
Hey Rick,

My intention is for the players to be denizens of the Dreamlands. My plan is to have some gates that will lead to the waking world, in the Enchanted Woods (when you say the proper phrase an archway will appear with the steps of deeper slumber leading up to the waking world), the Plateau of Leng and somewhere in the Underworld. My players won't know this but I plan to have some folks from the waking world visiting the Dreamlands.

I am excited to start this game, probably the second week of September. I just love the Dreamlands and have wanted to run this campaign for a while. I can't wait to npc some of the cats from Ulthar. I may use my own cat as a prop for that.

Cheers,
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:51 PM   #8
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I will be starting a TFT campaign set in HPLs Dreamlands. I plan to tweak the setting a bit doing away with sanity blasting monsters and will probably limit the gods to the likes of Nodens, Hastur and Nyaralthotep in the form of the Black Pharaoh. Will include the Men of Leng (spiders too), ghouls, zoogs, and moon beasts. I am not sure about Gugs and other Dreamlands creatures.

My intention is to make it a high fantasy world not a sanity blasting survival slog.
Oh, man. This is the main reason I backed the Kickstarter. My first campaign back in 1980 only ran three or four sessions. I used the Melee and Wizard Microgames with some homebrewed rules for modern weapons -- actually, just a shotgun. It started with a flock of nightgaunts invading my hometown and my friends functioning as the resistance. (That's where using TFT for this kind of nonsense beats V&V -- your friends don't argue about each other's stats.)

When they chased the nightgaunts to their source, I basically ran them through my memory of Dream Quest of the Unknown Kadath. I used the Giant stats for Gugs and so on. I just pulled it out of my hat. We had fun but your concept gives me a great sword and sorcery feel.
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:55 AM   #9
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Over on the G+ TFT group someone posted his TFT Tekumel conversion.

I might like to see something very contemporary like TFT The Witcher
Here are my TFT Tekumel rules.

http://joyfulsitting.blogspot.com/p/...les_4.html?m=1
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Old 08-26-2018, 10:07 AM   #10
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If you are a Tekumel fan and have not read Brett's rules, you should do so. If you are not a Tekumel fan, you should become a Tekumel fan at the next opportunity and then read Brett's rules.
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