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Debatable Actions (PFRPG)

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Debatable Actions: The Non-Combat Resolution Sourcebook is a PDF that focus on the arena of resolving conflict without violence but with words. The PDF creates three systems can be used to adjudicate debates of various types from legal to political to economical. Simple debates are used for minor confrontations, "super-simple" debates for easily decided sidetracks, and complex debates for situations central to the plot of the campaign. It's up to the GM to decide which is appropriate for the circumstances. This 23 page PDF includes a 36 card deck to help with gameplay is just the sort of thing needed for GMs to add depth to any great Pathfinder campaign world, including NeoExodus: A House Divided. This sourcebook includes:

  • Simple and Complex Debate Rules
  • Debate Maneuvers
  • New Uses for Skills like Appraise, Diplomacy and Perform
  • Over 15 New feats including Arbitrate Dispute, Determine Objective, Looking For Trouble, Public Support and Sense Of The Room.
  • Nearly 20 New Spells including Absorb Information, Cryptic Mark, Forget, Instant Fact, Scyjack and Weaken Resistance.
  • Nearly 15 New Wondrous items including Clever Table, Courier's Pouch, Echo Gem, Loyal Pen and Shrinking Vellum.

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So anyone who purchased this product have a review for it on what we did right and wrong? Please let us know.


Anyone checked this out? Looks interesting and I like the idea...


Endzeitgeist wrote:
Anyone checked this out? Looks interesting and I like the idea...

I thought we sent you a copy Endzeigeist to review it? Let me know if you didn't get it and we will send it to you.

Sczarni

Can these rules be used to resolve regular social encounters? (I'm thinking similar to the way SOIAF RPG does it)


Frerezar wrote:
Can these rules be used to resolve regular social encounters? (I'm thinking similar to the way SOIAF RPG does it)

I don't know what SOIAF is, but you can use them to resolve social interaction between two or more parties. So doing an argument is possible, but you could also do a debate between three people, or a court case even a senate hearing. The rules are very flexible for social situations.

Sczarni

Sorry for not explaining, I was talking about the Song of Ice and Fire RPG (Green Ronin). My main curiosity would be if basically this functions as "social combat" mechanics (specially since is something I've been wanting to find/make for a while).


Frerezar wrote:
Sorry for not explaining, I was talking about the Song of Ice and Fire RPG (Green Ronin). My main curiosity would be if basically this functions as "social combat" mechanics (specially since is something I've been wanting to find/make for a while).

Yes it does.

Sczarni

Thanks for the info, and bought


Reviewed here, on RPGaggression and sent to GMS magazine. Cheers!


Endzeitgeist wrote:
Reviewed here, on RPGaggression and sent to GMS magazine. Cheers!

Thanks for the review!

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Nice review End and because of your review this will go in my cart. I was "debating" picking this up. I was like you, is these rules needed? I felt a good set of rules would be nice but that a good set would be hard to pull off. Glad it looks like Louis did pull it off. So hopefully next month I will be picking this up now.


Essentially, whether you need these rules depend on if you have court/Thing/martial assembly/two generelas vs. another/etc.-rules or not. If you have rules for that - awesome! If you don't - this is a GREAT start. But if you're into complexity like me, you'll (need to) expand these rules.

Cheers,
EZG


Are these very different from Dynasties and Demagogues? That's a book that probably translates to PFRPG fairly seamlessly.

-Ben.


terraleon wrote:
Are these very different from Dynasties and Demagogues? That's a book that probably translates to PFRPG fairly seamlessly.

Dynasties and Demagogues was the inspiration for the original Debatable Actions we did with OGL 3.5 but we modified what they did. This new Pathfinder version is a modification of our OGL 3.5 version we did, so if you liked the system that Dynasties and Demagogues did, you will love what we did with Debatable Actions.

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