Transformers TTRPG PDF now available

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by DaveWire, Aug 3, 2022.

  1. YukatanJack

    YukatanJack Robot Enjoyer

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    Can you tell us who the designer is? And what the general system is like? (Sounds kinda d20-esque.)

    Renegade's Transformers Deckbuilding Game was only okay, so I don't have super high hopes here, and like everybody's saying, I don't have a group of friends I would subject to a Transformers roleplaying game even if it was good.

    ...But I could imagine myself buying the book just to have it. And definitely see myself buying a set of those dice.
     
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  2. 80sforged

    80sforged Well-Known Member

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    Unless you fee like supporting a local Comic and or Game Store, Amazon will have RPG books at lower prices. Wishlisted it, and going to keep an eye on it.
     
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  3. JazzAlert13

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    Question if anyone knows:
    Are you playing as preexisting transformers or do you get to make your own? Or both? Thanks if anyone can help :) 
     
  4. Autobot N

    Autobot N Wants a Legacy Sunstorm

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    How similar to DND 5E is it?
     
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    From what I saw with the system, looks like you could make your own. Granted I was looking at the Hang-Ups to see which of those traits would apply to a pre-existing character. If you apply a realistic scale, you might actually look at Prime and the Ark crew as like a rebel cell, especially if seen through the original Marvel Comics run where you also had Fortress Maximus leading another group. I hope there is an expansion for Combiner Teams (or rules already) because that would be a natural RPG group to use.
     
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    You play as your own characters though nothing stops you from building an existing character.


    This line of games was originally going to use 5e before they pivoted to their own system. There are a lot so similarities it’s class based, level based, a lot of the abilities have direct 5e inspiration. Anyone playing 5e could switch to this easily.

    Biggest differences:

    Attributes don’t add to your rolls.

    there are only four attributes strength, speed, smarts, social.

    a level 1 character basically has 16 points to divide between them (it’s a little more involved than that but that’s the gist)

    Each point in an attribute gives you 1 point to spend on an associated skill.

    so example: speed 4 means you have four ranks to apply to speed skills maybe you put 2 in targeting and 2 in initiative

    It opens up some cool character choices like not being very social (only a few points there) but being very good at animal handling because that’s where you put all your points.

    another big difference is what those skill ranks do. You basic skill roll is a d20 plus another die based on rank. One rank is a d2 two is a d4 on up to a d12.

    All in all it feels like 5e in a lot of ways but different enough that it is its own thing.

    health and damage are drastically reduced a first level character is going to have around 4-5 health and weapons deal mostly 1-2 (sometimes 3) damage.

    gear is handled pretty differently to being partially built in integrated weapons and partially requisitioned as needed
     
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    $25 in 1991 is 54.39 today cause of inflation… just saying.
     
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  9. Rodimus Prime

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    No THAC0?
     
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    Those with a sizeable legends collection now have game minis.
     
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  12. Rocka5438

    Rocka5438 why yes i can deal with that right now

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    imagine blank core classes to paint that came with these books!
     
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    Haha no thac0.
    Each of the four attributes has a defense

    strength (toughness)
    Speed (evasion)
    Smarts (willpower)
    Social (cleverness)

    each is 10+ your attribute score plus modifiers

    armor seems to add to either evasion or toughness.

    some attacks let you pick a defense others are defined for you.

    it’s pretty much completely compatible with their gi joe and power rangers games as well so lots of fun cross over potential.
     
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    I talked my group into playing.(Didn’t take much effort).

    So we talked rules and worked on outlining a team.
     
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    Rocka5438 why yes i can deal with that right now

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    let us know how it goes!
     
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    I'm lowkey kind of tempted to pick one of these up for myself, just out of curiosity. Didn't they also make a G.I. Joe one?
     
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    I tried to make a homebrew version of this back in the 80s, based in on the Chaosium system. I didn’t balance the stats very well, PCs played as the Decepticons and it took them about an hour and a half to conquer the world
     
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    They do. I was thinking about getting it.
     
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    They didn\'t think some of us would want to play a Decepticon campaign?
     
  20. TheAce326

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    Book only has so many pages.

    They've mentioned doing a book for Decepticons.
     
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