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4emodern [2012/03/21 19:09]
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4emodern [2012/12/02 04:59] (current)
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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. There are no new Classes. Modern weapons are added to existing Simple, Military and Superior labels. New skills can be added with backgrounds.
  
-This is not a monthly theme, but an ongoing project. We will continue to produce content until we can release a draft, request playtest feedback and then do a final print/​PDF. +This is not a monthly theme, but an ongoing project. ​
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-Our working documents can be found on [[https://​docs.google.com/?​tab=mo&​authuser=0#​folders/​0ByWLkLp99JbaSWkzVHdZSmxSa2loUndKVU5hOTd4dw|Google Docs]], including the [[https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​194wuOccD7ezoIe5_ZNeaggXjF6NRI1PTd3Why-B5OVI/​edit|Project Introduction]].+
  
 +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 === === Backgrounds ===
  
-**For the Blog:** It would be a good to write up a list of WotC backgrounds that would work in a Modern Setting. +**Backgrounds are Done**
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-**For First Draft:** We really just need a handful of Modern Backgrounds,​ highlighting our two new skills.+
  
 === Equipment === === Equipment ===
  
-**Mundane Equipment is Done**: [[https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​1_oGk13tSAUPsRBtrojmAqLIntFS1m4DEtVkiicEa9R0/​edit|Google Doc]] +**Mundane Equipment is Done**
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-__Reference:​__ See Weapons below+
  
 === Skills === === Skills ===
  
-**For the Blog:** One might write an article on how the existing skills can be applied to Modern Situations. +**Skills ​are Done**: 
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-**For the First Draft:** We should have both new skills detailed. +
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-New Skills+
-  ​* **Mechanics** (driving, flying, machine maintenance and repair) +
-  * **Science** (computer use, experimentation,​ analysis) +
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-__Reference__[[http://​critical-hits.com/​2009/​10/​18/​4th-power-project-skills/​|4th Power on Skills]]+
  
 === Themes === === Themes ===
  
 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. 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 Blog:** Someone might take a look at existing WotC themes and write up a list of those appropriate for Modern use. 
  
 **For the First Draft:** We should have 4 to 6 playable themes. **For the First Draft:** We should have 4 to 6 playable themes.
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 Ideas for Themes: Ideas for Themes:
  
-  * Detective: Someone who specializes in figuring out a situation. Modern Examples include Batman, Dick Tracy and Indiana Jones.  +  ​* 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:**  
-  * Driver: This kind of character gets special bonuses and utility powers when behind the wheel. Examples include Speed Racer, Dominic Toretto , and Starbuck. +  ​* Detective: Someone who specializes in figuring out a situation. Modern Examples include Batman, Dick Tracy and Indiana Jones. ​**Became Analyst** 
-  * 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:​** ​[[https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​1TvozPzuHW_wLYzXFMuy8hZwpx3w2GC1C5XSXbPThFhQ/​edit|Google Doc]] +  * Driver: This kind of character gets special bonuses and utility powers when behind the wheel. Examples include Speed Racer, Dominic Toretto , and Starbuck. ​**Dropped** 
-  * 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:​** ​[[https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​1A-xFrSbMlXdq7qtw0cA00mDUz-W2Vj590ZDh6KD9W1M/​edit|Google Doc]] +  * 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:**  
-  * 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. +  * 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:**  
-  * Mechanic: Not just an automotive mechanic, but someone skilled in fixing or building modern equipment. Examples include ​Lucious Fox, Forge or Kaylee from Firefly. +  * 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** 
-  ​Scholar (May have this already)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. ​ +  * 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. ​+  * 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:​** ​
  
 === Wealth === === Wealth ===
  
-**Wealth is Done:​** ​[[https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​1rhY1XCY0BWvDvO15pDGvK-knsgg_BMc6K-TZrYkUKDM/​edit|Google Doc]]+**Wealth is Done:​** ​
  
 === Weapons === === Weapons ===
  
-**For the Blog:** It would be good to make a list of convertible examples, like the example above of a club's mechanics being used for a baseball bat. +**For the First Draft:** We need a sampling of some common Modern Weapons. **Done:​** ​
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-**For the First Draft:** We need a sampling of some common Modern Weapons. **Done:​** ​[[https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​1bnuKnj1Oe-LLV4eSmHssOghYvvpad6RzBIwmNjMd0Cc/​edit|Google Doc]]+
  
 Future Expansion: Future Expansion:
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 === Vehicles === === Vehicles ===
  
-**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. ​+**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**
  
 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]]. 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]].
  
 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]] 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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