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Whalenought's Copper Dreams and future Staglands games to use unified ruleset, more info on Feb 25th
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Tue 9 February 2016, 16:34:31Tags: Copper Dreams; Whalenought Studios
Whalenought Studios' upcoming cyberpunk-themed RPG, Copper Dreams, was originally supposed to receive some sort of gameplay reveal trailer in December. That ended up getting delayed, along with the reveal of the Serpent in the Staglands expansion (which increasingly looks like it's going to be an entirely new game). A new post on the official Whalenought site announces that all of that stuff will be arriving starting from February 25th. Apparently, they've been using the extra time to shore up their fundamentals. Introducing The Burning Candle ruleset:
Mechanics are designed from aspects of pen and paper we enjoy and thought would synchronize well into various systems that only a computer format can execute on: environmental combat simulations and the use of time on a global and micro level. Time is the focus on a lot of elements, and branches into many of the mechanics we’ll be going over.
It’s a primarily d8 ruleset that is specifically focused on the adventure part of roleplaying, with an importance on resting and downtime and the repercussions that has throughout. As you progress characters there is less throwing larger and larger piles of dice at opponents and more emphasis on strategic use of items and positioning in an ever dangerous combat mode.
The ruleset encompassed everything from dice rolls, challenge rolls, environmental uses, interactive items, combat, and player management of systems to the implications of the global clock. We’re excited to start sharing more on the 25th with our first topic!