October 1st, 2008

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oWoD or nWod is it worth the switch on an existing campaign?

This isn't meant to stir up big antagonism, but I'm hoping someone here might  be able to give me a succinct run down of the merits and flaws of the SYSTEM for nWoD versus the SYSTEM for oWoD.

I am about to run the second arc in my Hunter campaign, the first one was a couple of years ago, so used oWoD as it was all there was (so to speak) now I find myself wondering if I should move to nWoD as a system or stay with oWoD. Either way I'll be keeping the custom setting that I currently have and won't be particularly bothering with the 'fluff' of the books. I'm really just interested in how the skills resolution works (which do you think is better and why?) and if nWoD has improved on the combat system which was always a bit weak in oWoD.

I managed to play a game of Hunter:The Vigil last Saturday, but unfortunately it didn't have any real system involvement in it so I didn't get a feel for the system at all and it didn't answer my questions unfortunately.

dark future

Looking for advice and/or suggestions.

I am part of the admin team revamping an rpg forum and I thought it might be a good idea to ask other roleplayers what would attract/deter them from joining a forum. We have had to change ‘hosts’ and are considering making big changes to the board.

For example:

What do you look for from a forum rpg?

Does it matter if there is only one rpg on the forum, or do you prefer there to be more than one?

Do age restrictions (eg PG14) bother you?

Do you prefer 'Battle', or 'Freeform' rpgs?

Do you prefer board wide plots, mod assigned/cleared plots, or purely individual storylines.

Does the prohibition of selecting canon characters turn you off joining an rpg set in that canon? (Clarification: The background, powers, and organisations will be drawn from a particular canon, but it will be OC only. Canon characters may make 'Guest' appearances. eg. An OC could receive a text from an NPC canon character giving them an instruction. The canon characters still exist but cannot be played for legal reasons.)

Does the presence of a ‘chatbox’ or ‘shoutbox’ have any effect on your decision?

Do you like to see OOC discussion forums or posting games on a forum?

Do you have any other comments?

Xposted to RPDiscus