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    I feel like this could be a good topic for the writers to keep an eye on, there are a lot of systems out there, and they all play differently. What aspects of other systems do you feel would work well with the Stargate setting, and on the flip side, is there anything that you would say wouldn’t work that well? Star Trek Adventures One of the reasons that STA spoke to me as a potential system to Deakin for Stargate was the simplicity of its attributes and disciplines. Rather than having a great big skill list leading to very specialised characters, STA took the alternative approach of saying that these characters are all pretty highly trained, and as such, are pretty good at everything, whilst excelling in their specialties. As such, every dice roll is based off one of six attributes (Control, daring and so on) and one of six disciplines (Command, Conn etc) whilst having a relevant focus allowed a greater critical range for additional successes. I feel that Stargate could benefit from something of a hybrid between this style and a more traditional skill based system, as some areas would require more specialisation, for instance the sciences and archaeology, etc. Whilst in areas such as combat, you would expect the characters to all have at least been through boot camp, and therefore be able to aim and hit a target. Having a greater critical range due to focusing on a specific type of weapon. Could make sense however, someone who has practiced with assault rifles or SMGs for hundreds of hours is going to be far more accurate with those weapons, and better able to inflict more damage with them, whilst not being able to handle a sniper rifle or a staff weapon with anywhere near as much efficiency. From a sciences type of standpoint, a more traditional skill system may work better, to give areas of specialisation that characters know more about, and are therefore more likely to be able to interpret something successfully, rather than having a greater chance of understanding every single piece of this completely alien device in five seconds (crit). I hope that all makes sense, and apologies for the mass text wall, more to come! Modiphius’ 2D20 System Threat is a wonderful idea, and is handled particularly well in STA in my mind, specifically when it comes to escalation. Threat is a GM resource, that can be increased by environmental factors, situations, the result of PC actions, and most thematically for the setting, obtaining certain types of equipment and shooting to kill. In STA this manifests in reinforcing Starfleet’s ideals of trying to find the path of least destruction/violence. Whilst this isn’t as relevant to Stargate, the idea of escalation based on the players actions and equipment choices would feel applicable to me, and whilst this could be GMd pretty easily, having it in system could help with the feel of the setting. Once again, apologies for the giant wall of text!
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    Hello explodes, My name is Drew. I live in Ohio. I am a huge Stargate fan. When we first got cable while I was in highschool, it was the first show I watched and I was hooked. I still remember seeing my first episode. It was where SG-1 was trapped in Sokar's he'll planet. Since then I was hooked and watched it almost exclusively through highschool and college. I fell out of it in adulthood as responsibilities took over and life got rough. Now with this RPG coming out I am rewatching the series and learning to play tabletop games. I never played before due to my parents religious beliefs. I have dabbled with d&d for the past month. No one in my area to play with though. But I do look forward to trying this out with all of you and hopefully we can all have some fun.
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    If you’re not able to get a game of anything in person, there are tons of online games on Roll20 that you could join in on! Also, welcome!
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    Tal ma'te, fellow explorers. I'll try to keep it short. Long time RPG player (both in consoles/PC and tabletop), I started into this hobby with MERP (Middle Earth Role Play), although the discovery of Cyberpunk 2020 sent me into the scifi "deviant" path of roleplaying. However, as those two games influenced me, I alterned both fantasy and scifi: D&D, Stormbringer, Shadowrun, Star Wars,... Stargate SG-1 (yes, AEG's roleplaying game based on d20 System). Okay, I must admit I spent most of my roleplaying time game mastering, but don't keep that in mind I am happy to help other Stargate fans to develop this project, be it as a tester or by providing suggestions. PS: I excuse myself if, some times, I might seem too assertive in my posts. I don't mean to be forceful but I can be quite eager when talking about topics I am interested in.
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    Greetings fellow Tau’ri. So, the basics, I’m based in the UK, grew up on Stargate SG-1 (though I did have to fight for the chance to watch it!), long time role player, and GM. I’ve tried GMing D&D (not a fan, though I love playing it), but found sci-fi to be my GMing genre, Star Trek Adventures, Infinity RPG (both by Modiphius), Star Wars RPG (FFG). I was actually having thoughts about reskinning STA to Stargate a month or two back, around the time of the announcement. Must be something going around! either way, I’m looking forward to seeing how the system comes along and to see what adventures I can run in the future. If you guys need any play testers, sign me up!!!
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    Hi all! My name is Brad and I'm the CEO of Wyvern Gaming. I wanted to first thank you for joining us on this mission of creating a new roleplaying game for Stargate. We love the franchise and want to make sure our game puts you in it. This adventure was the brainchild of our friend & partner Philip Loyer, who unfortunately is no longer with us. He would have been thrilled with the progress we have made, but incredibly nervous about the days to come. If he were still here we would joke about it and he would stress over it anyway. I miss my friend. This is for him. Thank you for helping us make a great game.
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