Sunday, September 26, 2010



That's how the latest "SPIDER ALPHA TEST GAME" went.

I got to integrate my Aces mechanic, and it got a really great compliment.

Now I really, need to sit down and make a quick rules guide, so I can remember all the rules for everything.

Cuz I totally forgot the face that if you move on your turn you get a +1 to your defense.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Boo yah! Double meaning-ed AGAIN. Ok that wasn't a ""double"" meaning.

So what kinds of things can you spend Aces on?
Now this is not an exact list but rather a vague list.

So firstly, some combat maneuvers:

Laying down cover fire
Move your opponent two yards
Knock your opponent Prone
Make a second attack
Disarm your opponent
Move yourself to the top of the initiative

Now some non-combat uses:

Crafting items
Calling in a favor (Lets say the party needs horses, a party member might spend 3 or 4 Aces to say that they have an uncle in town that owns a stable and can give them a good deal)
Move an NPC 2 yards
Impress an NPC
Take another action immediately following your action
Make a prediction (Ask the GM a simple question about a situation such as, “Who here would be easiest to provoke in a fight?” and for the rest of the scene the answer the GM gives is true)

So all of these will have a set Ace cost, except Craft and Favor which will have a variable cost depending on how complicated the item or how powerful the favor is.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ace in the Whole

Ohhhhhh double meaning-ed!

Yeah so

Aces. I don't think I've mentioned them before.

Aces are the points you get whenever you Ruin and Redemption come up in play.

Whats that?

Well your ruin is something bad about your character, redemption is something good. If your ruin is "Running Late" than whenever your character is late, they get an ace. If their ruin in "murderous" than, well... you know.

You can only accrue so many aces before they top out so it's to your benefit if you spend them.

Any questions?

Next up...

What can you spend them on??!