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samuraicrab
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:42 pm    Post subject: OFRPG Conversion Reply with quote

I want to do an OFRPG conversion. But many of the races have a crap load of abilities. Any suggestions on how to make them more balanced or ideas of converting them to SW?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://ofrpg.tripod.com/races.html

This is the link to the original character creation page.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Re: OFRPG Conversion Reply with quote

samuraicrab wrote:
Any suggestions on how to make them more balanced or ideas of converting them to SW?

First, convert the flavor, not the game mechanics. This usually balances out races effortlessly. But sometimes the flavor text is full of power with no downsides (Tolkien Elves are a great example), and you'll have to work harder on those races - look for flavor that fits, and separate out the unique and powerful individuals from the general race (Galadriel is not every elf; while Legolas and Gimli were equally deadly, and both were less awesome than Aragorn, who was significantly more impressive than the other Grey Men).

Second, use the Race Creation guidelines from Savage Worlds Deluxe, the Fantasy Companion, Slipstream, the Sci-fi toolkits, or any other favored source with such a system.

Example: Bachoya - Size +1, +2 to resist all environments, Hedonistic (as the Quirk hindrance), Jokers (as the Outsider hindrance). So, they are big, tough, with a ribald and fun-loving personality that can drive some mad and that others share and love. And are a +2 race (just like humans). You could do it differently, but that's the kind of minimalist design I'd use.


Best of luck!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not familiar with OFRPG. what's that?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a free rpg made by JB Claussen. Click the link above to see the main site.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need a conversion of Bacchans.

http://ofrpg.tripod.com/bacchans.html

Any Ideas? Would they be size 1 or size 0?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

samuraicrab wrote:
I need a conversion of Bacchans.
Any Ideas? Would they be size 1 or size 0?

Minimum Size +1, possibly size +2.
Is this for a PC or for NPCs? The two can be very different, both for the ease of GMing and because some races just don't balance with other races.

As a rule of thumb*, remembering that these are all approximations:
Size Body Mass (pounds)
-2 less than 40
-1 50 to 100
+0 100 to 200
+1 200 to 400
+2 400 to 800
+3 900 to 2,000
+4 2,000 to 4,000
+5 4,000 to 6,000
+6 6,000 to 10,000
+7 10,000+
After that, creatures are in the double- or triple-digit Tons; the example blue whale averages 200 tons, is the largest known animal to have ever existed, and is a Size +9.

*There are exceptions, due to height or unusual biology or the needs of game balance, but this is a fairly consistent and useful guideline.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make them all player races. But don't worry about 'Balancing them'. Just put what you feel they should have in SW. In OFRPG they give human players many QUIRK POINTS Wich amount to free edges. So Starting human players will have Advances to make up their lack of cool abilities.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you stat up pretensile feet or a pretensile tail?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

samuraicrab wrote:
How do you stat up pretensile feet or a pretensile tail?

Additional Limbs. If, like chimpanzees, they're only using four limbs then give them a discount (+2 per limb, -1 because those limbs are the legs & feet, total +3).
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

samuraicrab wrote:
I need a conversion of Bacchans.

http://ofrpg.tripod.com/bacchans.html

Any Ideas? Would they be size 1 or size 0?


The website wrote:
Typical Build; Big & tough. Heavy muscular or Husky are likely


I'd give them both Size +1 and the Brawny Edge as a racial Edge. That's a cumulative +2 to Toughness. Ergo... big and tough.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://ofrpg.tripod.com/bampu_male_adult.html

These guys are size-1 Lucky can fly and have pretensile feet/tail. What should I drop and what should I keep to stat them up?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

samuraicrab wrote:
These guys are size-1 Lucky can fly and have pretensile feet/tail. What should I drop and what should I keep to stat them up?

Ah, the space monkey-bats.

Small (Size -1)
Flight (at Pace)
Prehensile feet (Wall Walker) - this isn't what the other system does for prehensile feet, but this is how the game wants you to use it.
Prehensile tail (Extra Limb)
"I'm Tougher than I Look" (Overconfident)
Low-Light Vision (ignore penalties for Dim and Dark lighting)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This project is too big for a lone noob. Can I get anyone here to volunteer help?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://ofrpg.tripod.com/kloffai.html

I am thinking size +2, Maybe some armor,+2 vs Heat and toxins,-2 vs cold. I don't know how to handle the sonic yell attack so I am dropping it. You guys got any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sent an Email to the games owner asking for permission to convert OFRPG to Savage Worlds. Fingers crossed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

samuraicrab wrote:
I don't know how to handle the sonic yell attack so I am dropping it.

The Stun power, with a deafening trapping (hearing protection helps, as does the hard of hearing hindrances). Give them some PP (~5) and call it a +2 ability.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a website I can submit my ideas to? Something like Savage Heroes Perhaps?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the okay to convert the rpg as long as I promise to show the rpg owner first and keep it a free supplament.
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