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Star Scoundrels
Publisher: Peril Planet
by Craig [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/25/2024 18:28:15

Ok, so to start with, I am giving this 5 stars because I have been a fan of the author since I came across Freeform Universal. I am still hoping to see FU2 one day, but I think that's pretty much what the Action Tales! games are, as they seemingly grew out of ideas presented in the FU2 beta.

The system itself is good for fast, fun games that rely on the narrative more than a rule for every situation. Everything is simple and to the point so that you can spend more time playing than looking up how to resolve your actions.

My one complaint about the Action Tales! games is that each one changes some of the rules. For example, character creation in Neon City Overdrive has you choose 3 Trademarks and 4 Edges. In Hard City, it's 3 Trademarks and 5 Edges. In Star Scoundrels, it's 3 Trademarks and 3 Edges.

Another difference lies in Injury/ death, with NCO, HC, and SS all handling it differently. In Star Scoundrels, a character can suffer a certain number of injuries (equal to their Grit) after which they begin to die. In NCO, every time a character suffers a Trauma (which is equivalent to a SS Injury) they roll to see if they pass out and start dying. This makes SS characters tougher than NCO characters. In NCO, for example, a character can make a roll, receiving a broken toe... then fall unconscious and potentially die.

I assume this is done in support of the feel of the different genres, but I wish the rules were consistent from game to game.

But don't let that put you off. There is a lot of great stuff here (and in the other games) that makes them MORE than worth checking out, provided you are not looking for a "crunchy" system.

If you like games like Fate, this should be right up your alley.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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FU: The Freeform Universal RPG (Classic rules)
Publisher: Peril Planet
by Craig W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/06/2020 16:57:42

I love FU. It is straightforward, simple, but powerful enough to let you do almost anything you can imagine.

I have been RPing for about 36 years now and while I started with the same game that almost everyone else did (you know, the one that has dungeons, as well as dragons) I find I just can't play it anymore and have turned instead to more narrative games. FU hits all the right buttons for me. Having recently discovered the world of solo RPGs, I also appreciate that FU seems like a perfect fit for solo adventures. It has also been a great system for teaching my kids about RPGs.

I highly recommend this system and look forward to any future iterations or supplements.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
FU: The Freeform Universal RPG (Classic rules)
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Creator Reply:
Thank you so much for this review! I really appreciate it. Keep an eye out for a "revised" version of FU in the near future, which will have a few more useful tools for solo play.
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