History TableTopGame / TheDresdenFiles

22nd Sep '17 6:16:42 PM rhetorically
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* TheDreaded: The Jade Court, according to Ivy. In the Accelerated RPG, she gives the standard warnings and precautions one would expect for dealing with the likes of the Denarians or the Sidhe. However, her description of the Jade Court's reckoning, should one even ''attempt'' to encroach on their territory, is nothing short of terrifying.
-->They will find what is dear to you and destroy it in ways that would make Hell itself recoil in despair.
14th Sep '17 10:43:57 AM allfictions
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The initial two volumes, ''Your Story'' and ''Our World'', provide rules, advice, and setting/character information based upon ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' up to ''Small Favor''. A 2015 follow-up book, ''The Paranet Papers'', adds rules expansions and updated setting information from ''Turn Coat'' and ''Changes'', as well as suggestions for alternate campaign styles (small-town, historical, on the road). In 2017 came out ''The Dresden Files Accelerated RPG'', a lighter version of the old game with a simplified system and more new contents.

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The initial two volumes, ''Your Story'' and ''Our World'', provide rules, advice, and setting/character information based upon ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' up to ''Small Favor''. A 2015 follow-up book, ''The Paranet Papers'', adds rules expansions and updated setting information from ''Turn Coat'' and ''Changes'', as well as suggestions for alternate campaign styles (small-town, historical, on the road). In 2017 came out ''The Dresden Files Accelerated RPG'', a lighter version of the old game with a simplified system and more new contents.contents, built up to ''Skin Game''.



* AudienceSurrogate: Mechanically, Harry, who often asks questions about game mechanics the audience might have so that Will can explain and clarify. Flavor-wise, Will, who requests clarification about the setting from Harry and Bob. In ''The Paranet Papers'', it's Murphy who fills Harry's role [[spoiler: because that book was ostensibly compiled by Will and Butters after Harry got shot.]]

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* AudienceSurrogate: Mechanically, Harry, who often asks questions about game mechanics the audience might have so that Will can explain and clarify. Flavor-wise, Will, who requests clarification about the setting from Harry and Bob. In ''The Paranet Papers'', it's Murphy who fills Harry's role [[spoiler: because that book was ostensibly compiled by Will and Butters after Harry got shot.]]]] Kincaid does the same for Ivy.



* TheCity: A central part of game planning is creating the game's city, usually including several aspects, locations, and "faces" for the player characters to interact with. The core gamebooks include write-ups on Chicago, where the main series takes place, and Baltimore. ''Paranet Papers'' adds Las Vegas, 1918-Russia, Las Tierra Rojas (Red Court territory, noted in the margins as a more convenient name than “South and Central America, along with parts of Mexico.”), and a small Everglades town with the Fountain of Youth nearby.

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* TheCity: A central part of game planning is creating the game's city, usually including several aspects, locations, and "faces" for the player characters to interact with. The core gamebooks include write-ups on Chicago, where the main series takes place, and Baltimore. ''Paranet Papers'' adds Las Vegas, 1918-Russia, Las Tierra Rojas (Red Court territory, noted in the margins as a more convenient name than “South and Central America, along with parts of Mexico.”), and a small Everglades town with the Fountain of Youth nearby. Finally, the Accelerated RPG presents New Orléans as a new setting.


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** The Accelerated RPG has Ivy as its writer (and Kincaid as her AudienceSurrogate), who was requisitioned to write a dossier on the supernatural world and its major players as a favor to someone she is grateful to, heavily implied to be [[spoiler:Marcone]].
14th Sep '17 7:14:57 AM allfictions
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The initial two volumes, ''Your Story'' and ''Our World'', provide rules, advice, and setting/character information based upon ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' up to ''Small Favor''. A 2015 follow-up book, ''The Paranet Papers'', adds rules expansions and updated setting information from ''Turn Coat'' and ''Changes'', as well as suggestions for alternate campaign styles (small-town, historical, on the road).

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The initial two volumes, ''Your Story'' and ''Our World'', provide rules, advice, and setting/character information based upon ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' up to ''Small Favor''. A 2015 follow-up book, ''The Paranet Papers'', adds rules expansions and updated setting information from ''Turn Coat'' and ''Changes'', as well as suggestions for alternate campaign styles (small-town, historical, on the road). In 2017 came out ''The Dresden Files Accelerated RPG'', a lighter version of the old game with a simplified system and more new contents.
3rd Aug '17 12:28:23 AM Divra
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** Pre-made character Evan Montrose is a walking one to ''Literature/TheCaskOfAmontillado''. It turns out one of his ancestors changed the family name from Montresor to Montrose in order to get away from a smear campaign orchestrated by [[Creator/EdgarAllenPoe some hack writer]]. Of course, there is no evidence that said ancestor is more reliable, and no-one has set foot in parts of the family mansion for a very long time...

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** Pre-made character Evan Montrose is a walking one to ''Literature/TheCaskOfAmontillado''. It turns out one of his ancestors changed the family name from Montresor to Montrose in order to get away from a smear campaign orchestrated by [[Creator/EdgarAllenPoe [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe some hack writer]]. Of course, there is no evidence that said ancestor is more reliable, and no-one has set foot in there are parts of the family mansion for no-one has set foot in in a very long time...
29th Jul '17 6:41:32 AM Divra
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** Pre-made character Evan Montrose is a walking one to ''Literature/TheCaskOfAmontillado''. It turns out one of his ancestors changed the family name from Montresor to Montrose in order to get away from a smear campaign orchestrated by [[Creator/EdgarAllenPoe some hack writer]]. Of course, there is no evidence that said ancestor is more reliable, and no-one has set foot in parts of the family mansion for a very long time...
27th Apr '17 4:20:15 PM LegalAssassin
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* Face-HeelTurn: "Our World" suggests that, if the players don't want to kill of Harry, they could have a different version of him that's either an anti-hero or a straight-up villain. The two scenarios with the most potential chances are Harry joining the Denarians or him marrying Lara Raith and becoming her thrall.

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* Face-HeelTurn: FaceHeelTurn: "Our World" suggests that, if the players don't want to kill of Harry, they could have a different version of him that's either an anti-hero or a straight-up villain. The two scenarios with the most potential chances are Harry joining the Denarians or him marrying Lara Raith and becoming her thrall.
27th Apr '17 4:19:54 PM LegalAssassin
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* Face-HeelTurn: "Our World" suggests that, if the players don't want to kill of Harry, they could have a different version of him that's either an anti-hero or a straight-up villain. The two scenarios with the most potential chances are Harry joining the Denarians or him marrying Lara Raith and becoming her thrall.
31st Jan '17 6:51:03 PM Kafkesque
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* BlackMagic: As in the book series, it's an addicting temptation; the game rules represent this with [[ItGetsEasier a stacking bonus to breaking the laws of magic]] based on how many times you've broken a particular law before.


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* ItGetsEasier: Literally--breaking any of the laws of magic multiple times gives you a bonus to your roll for each time you've broken that law before, representing the addictive nature of the "easy way out."
23rd Jan '17 5:22:54 PM LentilSandEater
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* CaliforniaDoubling[=/=]StargateCity: Referenced in the city creation section, where Billy suggests simply making up the layout of the city, or basing it on a city you may be more familiar with. He mentions that [[Series/TheDresdenFiles some shows set in Chicago]] have used Vancouver in this method, while Harry thinks that wouldn't work.
** Harry's right, actually. That series was filmed in Toronto, not Vancouver.

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* %%* CaliforniaDoubling[=/=]StargateCity: Referenced in the city creation section, where Billy suggests simply making up the layout of the city, or basing it on a city you may be more familiar with. He mentions that [[Series/TheDresdenFiles some shows set in Chicago]] have used Vancouver in this method, while Harry thinks that wouldn't work.
** %%** Harry's right, actually. That series was filmed in Toronto, not Vancouver.
7th Jul '16 5:07:38 AM Morgenthaler
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Under the hood, the DFRPG uses the [[TabletopGame/{{FUDGE}} FATE 3]] rules originally seen in ''SpiritOfTheCentury''--in fact, that game was created to test Evil Hat's third edition of FATE in preparation for this outing while it was stuck in DevelopmentHell due to continual tweaking. As a FATE 3 game, the DFRPG mechanically rewards people for roleplaying their characters' traits ("Aspects") for good (granting rerolls or bonuses) or ill (giving you the Fate Points you need to power those rerolls and bonuses). Additionally, it focuses more on replicating the feel of a supernatural adventure novel than on faithfully modeling reality, allowing players to use their Fate Points or skills to cause a ContrivedCoincidence to aid (or hinder!) the party. Aside from adding supernatural powers to replace the mad science from ''SpiritOfTheCentury'', ''The Dresden Files RPG'' also standardized (and lowered) the power level of non-magical characters, avoiding the feeling of PlayerCharacter invincibility that plagued its predecessor.

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Under the hood, the DFRPG uses the [[TabletopGame/{{FUDGE}} FATE 3]] rules originally seen in ''SpiritOfTheCentury''--in ''TabletopGame/SpiritOfTheCentury''--in fact, that game was created to test Evil Hat's third edition of FATE in preparation for this outing while it was stuck in DevelopmentHell due to continual tweaking. As a FATE 3 game, the DFRPG mechanically rewards people for roleplaying their characters' traits ("Aspects") for good (granting rerolls or bonuses) or ill (giving you the Fate Points you need to power those rerolls and bonuses). Additionally, it focuses more on replicating the feel of a supernatural adventure novel than on faithfully modeling reality, allowing players to use their Fate Points or skills to cause a ContrivedCoincidence to aid (or hinder!) the party. Aside from adding supernatural powers to replace the mad science from ''SpiritOfTheCentury'', ''TabletopGame/SpiritOfTheCentury'', ''The Dresden Files RPG'' also standardized (and lowered) the power level of non-magical characters, avoiding the feeling of PlayerCharacter invincibility that plagued its predecessor.
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