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Legacy: Scarcity vs Adaptation

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As I’ve been promoting Legacy 2nd Edition basically everywhere it’s made me really think about what sets it apart from Apocalypse World. It’d be easy to say it’s the family mechanics – that’s certainly the big showcase mechanic. But for me it goes deeper. Essentially, it’s about the philosophy of the game. Most post-apoc fiction […]

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Legacy Playtest Session Writeup: 14th June 2017

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Beginning the playtest As it turns out Roll20 is pretty flaky, so I didn’t get to record the world creation setting. Ah well. The group was me plus five others: Ed, Ellie, Laurence, Stephen and Angel. Step 1: Broad Strokes We discussed what sort of world the game was set in – near future earth, far future earth, space station, […]

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Legacy 2e: Know Your Role!

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The relationship between your family and your character is Legacy’s big unique thing, but it’s distinct enough from the standard mode of RPGs that it could do with more support than 1e provided. One of my priorities with the 2nd edition is to provide you with more tools to describe that relationship – how your family […]

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Legacy: Family Example of Play

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The part of Legacy I get the most questions about is the interface between the Family and Character levels. We’re working on ways of making this more flexible in Legacy 2e, but for the current version I try to stick to two ideas: 1) The Character has de facto control over the Family’s operations. 2) […]

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Legacy: Character Example of Play

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One of the things I’ve often been asked for with Legacy is an example of play. It’s been a while, but I finally made time! This example focuses in on character mechanics and combat – I’m also going to write up some family-level play. Machine dawn Here’s the initial situation. Our party of characters is […]

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The Fifth Season and a perpetual apocalypse

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I’m currently reading NK Jemisin’s The Fifth Season – winner of last year’s Hugo Award – and it’s excellent if exceptionally grim. The basic gist is that it takes place in a land constantly wracked with extreme geological turmoil. Society has been shaped by the constant pressure to survive, such that people count the regular […]