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Dungeons: The Dragoning 40,000: 7th Edition

tzar1990tzar1990 Registered User new member
edited April 2011 in Critical Failures
Is a man not entitled to the grandest of adventure? 'No!' says the man with the neckbeard, 'it would be unbalanced.' 'No!' says the man in the high heels, 'it wouldn't be deep enough.' 'No!' says the man on the internet 'the new edition ruins everything forever.' I rejected those answers; in- stead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose... DUNGEONS THE DRAGONING, a game where the fighter would not fear the wizard, where the cleric would not be nerfed, where the great would not be constrained by the small!


Okay guys, I had to register for these forums solely so that I could inform you about this! What is this you ask? Only the greatest role-playing game of all time (for a sufficiently small definition of great)!

Essentially, the game was created by a fellow who goes by the name LawfulNice on a certain infamous image board. When he released it on April Fool's Day, the general assumption was that is was a joke containing only terrible, terrible pornography... And then people actually started reading it. What they found was the ultimate prank, the last thing they expected: A 314 page RPG sourcebook, actually well written and fully playable, a monster that combined elements of Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer 40,000, Exalted, World of Darkness, Exalted, and many other games and wasanimated "by a vital spark that knows only terror and darkness" (his words, not mine). A game where your Halfling Black Spiral Dancer Werewolf Guardsman of Sigmar can work with a Tau Orichalcum Alchemical Cleric of Luna in order to stop an Aboleth from turning a bunch of magical martial arts barbarians into its mindslaves. While in Sigil.

The game is almost entirely plagiarized from other systems, but mashes them together in a way that actually manages to make sense. It has a D&D-like feats and races, deliberately exalted-like power splats (which are actually called exaltations), WoD's stat system, the "roll & keep" dice mechanic from LotFR, and a class system like the Warhammer Fantasy RPG (although I don't actually know enough about Warhammer Fantasy to say whether this last bit is actually accurate.)

Yes, the game is over the top, a combination of everything the author found awesome, but you know what? It's not inherently silly, and if you wanted to play a relatively serious game, it would be possible.

I won't like directly to the sourcebook on mediafire, because that would probably be rather suspicious in a first post by a new user. Instead, I'll link you to the authors new blog, where you can get a bit more info and find the link. Get it here!

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    ArfortArfort Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    This is an impressive project.

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    SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    This is incredibly impressive for one dude to have just made, even if he is cribbing heavily from existing games. Seems interesting, I wouldn't mind trying it out.

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    EdcrabEdcrab Actually a hack Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Looks like a gigantic project, mighty intriguing. Sprinkled with weird little spelling niggles so far, but man what do you expect from a first draft.

    Does he have a credits page at all? I want to dig up some of his art sources, I'm pretty sure page 10's armoured elf is the work of the AC's own DMAC! Talk about crazy crossovers

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    tzar1990tzar1990 Registered User new member
    edited April 2011
    Edcrab wrote: »
    Does he have a credits page at all? I want to dig up some of his art sources, I'm pretty sure page 10's armoured elf is the work of the AC's own DMAC! Talk about crazy crossovers

    Not yet, although I suppose you could e-mail the author and ask him for one. I'd actually like to see it, as I suspect the sheer breadth of glorious plagiarism would actually be quite impressive.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Well this sure is something

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