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4emodern [2012/02/04 12:38]
chris jackson created
4emodern [2012/12/02 04:59] (current)
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-Workspace for ideas for 4e Modern+Modern Assembly 
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 +Goal: Create a module of rules to update 4e for a Modern, or slightly future setting, by adding material to the existing ​4e game, without taking anything away. We're also looking to keep options simple where ever possible. 
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 +There are no new Classes. ​Modern ​weapons are added to existing Simple, Military and Superior labels. New skills can be added with backgrounds. 
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 +This is not a monthly theme, but an ongoing project.  
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 +The draft rules are now available for playtesting. [[https://​docs.google.com/​open?​id=0ByWLkLp99JbaNE5BblBkNm85cms|Modern Assembly Beta Rules]] [[https://​docs.google.com/​file/​d/​0ByWLkLp99Jbad2ZHeGdMMlZYN3c/​edit|Playtest Feedback Form]] 
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 +=== Backgrounds === 
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 +**Backgrounds are Done** 
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 +=== Equipment === 
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 +**Mundane Equipment is Done** 
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 +=== Skills === 
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 +**Skills are Done**:  
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 +=== Themes === 
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 +Instead of adding Modern Classes, Themes will be used to update existing class abilities. For example, many of a soliders key traits are covered in the Fighter or Ranger classes. A scholar might have a base class of Artificer, Rogue or Wizard. 
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 +**For the First Draft:** We should have 4 to 6 playable themes. 
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 +Ideas for Themes: 
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 +  * Academic: These peoples are focussed on knowledge. They may experts on the paranormal or as ordinary as physics professors. Examples include Rupert Giles, Henry Jones Sr., and Temperance "​Bones"​ Brennan. **Done:**  
 +  * Detective: Someone who specializes in figuring out a situation. Modern Examples include Batman, Dick Tracy and Indiana Jones. **Became Analyst** 
 +  * Driver: This kind of character gets special bonuses and utility powers when behind the wheel. Examples include Speed Racer, Dominic Toretto , and Starbuck. **Dropped** 
 +  * Faceman: This character interacts with people with their charm. They might be a convincing statesman, drop dead sexy, or a master of disguise. Examples include James Bond, Templeton "​Face"​ Peck (The A-Team), and Elizabeth Lochley. **Done:**  
 +  * Fated: This character had adventure thrust upon them but somehow manages to survive and even thrive. Examples include Xander, Kagome, Katniss or Stephanie Plum. **Done:**  
 +  * Jack of All Trades: This character is a key fifth man. He's managed to get good at a little bit of everything. Examples include Michael Weston, Ash (Evil Dead) and Riddick. **Dropped due to Vagueness** 
 +  * Mechanic: Not just an automotive mechanic, but someone skilled in fixing or building modern equipment. Examples include MacGuyver, Forge or Kaylee from Firefly. **Done:** [ 
 +  * Wingman: These character thrive in a team environment. They may do well by themselves but they excel when supporting others. Examples include Robin, Dr Watson, and Chewbacca. **Done:**  
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 +=== Wealth === 
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 +**Wealth is Done:**  
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 +=== Weapons === 
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 +**For the First Draft:** We need a sampling of some common Modern Weapons. **Done:**  
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 +Future Expansion:​ 
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 +  * Automated Weapons: [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Sentry_gun|Sentry Gun, for example]] 
 +  * Support Weapons: Grenade Launcher 
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 +=== Vehicles === 
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 +**For the First Draft:** While it would be nice to have vehicle rules in the First Draft, but since some people can access the below, this is a low priority. **Dropped** 
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 +There was an article in Dungeon 188 that covered vehicles in Gamma World, that can be downloaded [[http://​www.wizards.com/​dnd/​files/​188_GW_PedalToMetal.pdf|here]]. 
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 +Reference: [[http://​dmg42.blogspot.com/​2011/​08/​4e-modern-wealth-and-omega-tech.html|DMG 42's Vehicles]], [[http://​dmg42.blogspot.com/​2011/​09/​4e-modern-vehicles-chase-scenes.html|DMG 42's Chase Scene]]

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