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« on: October 03, 2012, 06:53:07 PM »

Hey there,

I'm looking into a first tabletop RPG to play with a mate (there are only two of us who are keen)  Would Spycraft work well with so few players?  Also is the core rulebook enough to start playing a decent game?

Many thanks :-)
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 09:27:40 PM »

I'm looking into a first tabletop RPG to play with a mate (there are only two of us who are keen)  Would Spycraft work well with so few players?  Also is the core rulebook enough to start playing a decent game?

Welcome to the boards! Smiley

Classic Spycraft is your best bet for this, and yes, you could make it all happen with just the Spycraft Espionage Handbook.

Give that a gander and let us know if you have any questions. Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 11:46:19 AM »

Hey there,

I'm looking into a first tabletop RPG to play with a mate (there are only two of us who are keen)  Would Spycraft work well with so few players?  Also is the core rulebook enough to start playing a decent game?

Many thanks :-)

The core rulebook is enough to start playing, but if you are new to the game I would also recommend Gentlemen's Agreement.  It's a standalone campaign that includes a 4 mission story arc that can get you playing with minimal effort.  I ran my group through that series when we first started playing Spycraft.

Also, you may end up in space!  How awesome is that?
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 11:16:08 PM »

Do you really need the D&D 3rd Ed. handbook to play?
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2012, 12:00:59 AM »

Only in the technical sense that the OGL required you to reference it for the rules on generating your core stats of Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom & Charisma.
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2012, 12:12:31 AM »

I think I've got a PDF of 4e floating about, would that do?
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2012, 12:17:34 AM »

Ability generation is actually ridiculously easy -- roll 4d6 and discard the lowest is a very common one, but can lead to a wide discrepancy in the capabilities of characters (I was in a game where some ridiculously good rolls effectively meant I was something like 2 levels above everyone else in terms of the bonuses I was getting for my skill checks).

Basically, all you really need to keep things even is a table that gives you a standard point buy cost for your abilities and a standard number of points to spend according to it -- 32 is the usual from memory. A table from 4e would be fine.
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2012, 03:15:50 AM »

Started reading the rules and moderately intimidated lol
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2012, 10:47:54 AM »

Started reading the rules and moderately intimidated lol

If you have questions about any aspect of the game, feel free to ask it here on the forum.  The people here are quite willing to help out where they can.
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2012, 11:42:26 AM »

Spycraft Lite might be an easier mode of entry. You can download it from http://www.crafty-games.com/node/65

It only covers the basics but you can easily step up to the main rules once you're comfortable Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2012, 02:52:58 PM »

Think it's more character creation than anything else but I've had problems how the D&D Handbook was written, seems to be littered with holes.  Might take the time to write up a few formula sheets and one on creation so I never have to reference it again lol 

Thanks for all the help everyone :-)
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