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Alternity

Name: Alternity

Genre: SciFi

Sprache: Englisch

Hintergrund:
"Space" für AD&D: Das Alternity-Rollenspielsystem schleudert die Spieler in eine phantastische Zukunft¸ in der sie zwischen den Galaxien reisen. Mit Hilfe der zu dieser Zeit gerade neu erfundenen Raumfahrttechnologie¸ mit der sie schneller als das Licht reisen können¸ treffen die Spieler auf seltsame Aliens¸ eigenartige Planeten und andere Wunder des Universums. Die Rassen von Alternity: Humans. Council members who wish to learn more about these creatures can study my earlier briefings. Mutant humans. While genetically compatible with humans¸ mutants are treated as a separate species for certain game mechanics. Particularly¸ humans in Alternity lack the sort of exceptional abilities other races have; but they have more skill points. Mutants¸ however¸ have special abilities¸ but fewer skill points. Fraal¸ a race of psionicists that have been stranded on Earth for millennia¸ and have hidden from humans. (Note: I have searched for these creatures¸ to see if they are more than speculation. I am suspicious¸ because someone seems to be actively thwarting my search.) T"sa¸ a fast moving reptilian race. Aleerin¸ an entire race of cybernetically enhanced humanoids (called the Mechalus by the species-centric humans). Sesheyans¸ a low-tech semi-humanoid race of hunters with the power to glide. (Note: Recent reports indicate that they are actually fully capable of flight¸ not just gliding.) Weren¸ a hairy¸ primitive warrior race¸ with surprisingly sophisticated philosophy.

Veröffentlichung im Jahr: 1998

Verlag: Fremdsprachige Ausgabe: Wizards of the Coast (vormals TSR)

Meta-System: AD&D
Dazu verwandte Rollenspiele: AD&D, Advanced Fighting Fantasy, Al-Qadim, Alternity, Avatar, Battlesystem, Birthright, Buck Rogers XXVc, Conan, Dark Sun, Drachenlanze, Dragon Fist, Dragonfire, DragonFist, Dragonlance, FADAD, Forgotten Realms, Greyhawk, HackMaster, Lankhmar, Mystara, Odyssey, Oriental Adventures, Planescape, Rabenhorst, Ravenloft, Red Steel, Role Aids, Spelljammer, Terra Viejo, Tomes, Unter der dunklen Sonne, Vergessene Reiche,

Beschreibung:
[Englisch] My apologies to the Council for being unclear on this. No¸ the Alternity rules are not the same as those for AD&D; nor are they an extension thereof. The rules are similar in nature¸ and should be very comfortable to those already familiar with AD&D. The Stats that represent a character are very analogous to those in AD&D¸ but are rated on a different scale. And there is a much heavier emphasis on skills than even in the latest editions of AD&D. In AD&D¸ a character"s capabilities are largely defined by his profession and level of achievement. In Alternity¸ a character"s capabilities are defined by his skills and ranks therein. Again¸ if a gamemaster wants Alternity to have these features in her campaign¸ it will. If another gamemaster does not want it to have these features in his campaign¸ it will not. Council members should clearly understand: Alternity is designed to support all forms of adventures in a technological setting¸ from those set in Earth"s current culture and level of technology¸ to intergalactic cultures that exceed our own technology level. Different campaigns and adventures will have different rules and decisions for these and other elements of subgenres of science fiction. There is no one official rationale for any of these features¸ because each campaign should have an explanation consistent with the campaign. it is mainly geared toward present¸ near future¸ and far future science fiction campaigns. Well¸ the CORE game mechanic is sometimes called "The Most Important Rule": Not every action a hero performs requires a player to roll dice. Players and gamemasters are frequently urged to remember this¸ so that there can be a balance between die-rolling and role-playing. Beyond that¸ the core mechanic is the control die/situation die system. The control die is a d20 used in all task resolutions. For any task¸ a character has a score¸ based on a relevant skill¸ or on a stat if the character has no relevant skill; and for any task¸ there is a situation die that reflects how difficult the task is¸ ranging from -d20 for an extremely easy task to +3d20 for an extremely difficult task. The situation die is added to the control die (remembering to subtract for a negative situation die) to produce a final roll¸ with lower rolls indicating better success. In Alternity¸ there"s success¸ and then there"s success. If the final roll is equal to or under the character"s score¸ the character succeeds at what he attempted. This is an Ordinary success. If the roll is equal to or under half the target score (rounded down)¸ the character achieves something more than he expected. This is a Good success. And if the roll is equal to or under a quarter of the target score (round down)¸ the character achieves an Amazing success: more than he would have thought possible. As odd as it may seem to those who know AD&D¸ low task rolls are better task rolls. And while it seems odd to those who study a wide range of games¸ negative modifiers are bonuses¸ not penalties. But please also be very clear on one thing: modifiers (whether bonuses or penalties) are ALWAYS die rolls¸ not simple additions or subtractions. A -1 bonus is a shift to the next most beneficial situation die; and a +1 penalty is a shift to the next most troublesome situation die. There is a scale of situation dice: -d20¸ -d12¸ -d8¸ -d6¸ -d4¸ +d0 (a place-holder¸ indicating no situation die is rolled)¸ +d4¸ +d6¸ +d8¸ +d12¸ +d20¸ +2d20¸ +3d20. Dank an das Alternity-FAQ

Abenteuer, Geschichten und Downloads für Alternity findest Du im Artikelarchiv.

Material
(Dogios Einsteiger-Tips sind blau markiert)

    Gamemaster Guide ( Englisch Grundregeln Hardcover 1998 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Player's Handbook ( Englisch Grundregeln Hardcover 1997/1998 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Science Fiction Adventure Game ( Englisch Grundregeln Box 1999 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Starships ( Englisch Grundregeln Softcover 1999 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )

    Beyond Science: A Guide to FX ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Softcover 2000 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Big Idea: Grand Vision ( Englisch Quellenmaterial TSR * OOP Infotext vorhanden )
    Campaign Kit ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Softcover + quad-fold screen 1998 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Dark*Matter: Arms & Equipment Guide ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Softcover 2000 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Dark*Matter: Campaign Setting ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Hardcover 1999 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Dark*Matter: Final Church ( Englisch Quellenmaterial 2000 TSR * OOP )
    Dark*Matter: Xenoforms: Aliens¸: Demons & Aberrations ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Softcover 2000 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Dataware ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Softcover 1998 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Gamma World Campaign Setting ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Softcover 2000 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Mindwalking: A Guide to Psionics ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Softcover 1999 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Star*Drive: Alien Compendium 1: Creatures of the Verge ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Softcover 1998 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Star*Drive: Alien Compendium 2: Exploration of 2503 ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Softcover 2000 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Star*Drive: Arms & Equipment Guide ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Softcover 1998 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Star*Drive: Campaign Setting ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Hardcover 1998 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Star*Drive: Lighthouse ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Softcover 1998 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Star*Drive: Outbound: An Explorer's Guide ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Softcover 1999 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Star*Drive: Star Compendium: Systems of the Verge ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Softcover 1999 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Star*Drive: System Guide to Aegis ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Softcover + map 2000 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Star*Drive: Threats from Beyond (Star*Drive) ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Softcover 1999 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Tangents ( Englisch Quellenmaterial Softcover 1999 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Warships ( Englisch Quellenmaterial 2000 TSR * OOP )

    Dark*Matter: The Killing Jar ( Englisch Abenteuer Softcover 2000 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Incident at Exile ( Englisch Abenteuer Softcover 1999 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Star*Drive: Black Starfall ( Englisch Abenteuer Softcover 1998 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Star*Drive: Klick Clack ( Englisch Abenteuer Softcover + 2 poster maps 1999 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Star*Drive: Last Warhulk ( Englisch Abenteuer Softcover 1998 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Star*Drive: Planet of Darkness ( Englisch Abenteuer Softcover 1999 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    Star*Drive: Red Starrise ( Englisch Abenteuer Softcover 1998 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )
    StarCraft Adventure Game ( Englisch Abenteuer Box 2000 TSR * OOP Coverbild vorhanden Infotext vorhanden [mehr...] )



Web Links
Alternity-Diskussion im DRoSI-Forum [Deutsch]
Homepage: Im DRoSI-Forum könnt ihr all Euere Fragen einem fachkundigen Publikum stellen. Egal ob ihr mehr zu einem Produkt wissen wollt¸ einen Ratschlag zum Spielen sucht... oder geben wollt. Auch Hinweise und Anregungen zum DRoSI sind hier herzlich willkommen!

Alternity bei TSR [English]
Homepage: Homepage des Herstellers.

Alternity Fast-Play Rules [English]
Homepage: The 'Fast-Play' version of the commercial sci-fi RPG rules. This is available along with many other downloads including adventures and supplements. Players Book 13 pages PDF or HTML. GM's Book 13 pages PDF or HTML.

Alternity.Net [English]
Homepage: Noch kleine Sammlung mit Fan-Material

Alternity-Portal [Deutsch]
Homepage: Schön schlicht gestaltete Homepage zu Star*Drive und Dark Matter. Mit Regeln und Downloads.

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