Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
It's a really cool video game trilogy put out by Bioware set in 2183. Humanity has achieved FTL space travel, and they have become a major player on the galactic stage. You can find their page here.
So what's one got to do with the other?
Plenty of people are fans of both, and I particularly wanted to do a tactical pen'n'paper game of Mass Effect after playing the multiplayer mode in Mass Effect 3 (Lord Palington on the XBox 360, if you want to throw down some games!), and I think D&D 4e is one of the best tactical roleplaying systems out there (that I've played, anyway). I've found a couple of versions out there on the internet, but they are mostly incomplete, with little thought given to balance (one, for instance, had an Asari racial ability giving +2 to attack and damage with all biotic attacks, which is way above what any official 4e race gets).
But don't worry, I'm not alone in this galaxy! Others in the 4e thread were quick to give suggestions, and TiamatZ dusted his alpha version of the same project off to once again see the light of day.
So what do we have so far?
You can check out the discussion that begins here in the 4e thread.
You can check out what TiamatZ has already done here.
You can even check out the blog I've started for my own version of things here.
So what do we need?
A lot. We'll do what we can, but we'd love some help, even if it is just to remind me that a minor action at-will attack power might be difficult to balance.