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Pulp Sci-Fi General Talk / Re: Rocket Age
« Last post by ReaperWolf on January 29, 2017, 11:40:39 AM »
I've considered using the Vortex System used in Doctor Who and, as you wrote, in Rocket Age. The setting for CP is very very cool however after many readings of the system and running it at small cons, I came to the conclusion that's a mess.

Sorry.

The CP system is vague and oddly clunky in areas such as character creation and combat/conflict especially damage. The average combat drags on forever because of low damage, no effect for good/great successes, and absurdly high armor ratings and hit points. The average CPatrolman will take 5-6 solid hits before they even see in-game effects of the wounds. Same with enemies.

Character creation is filled with oversights and weird inconsistencies.

There's also nowhere to go in terms of character improvement. I've been informed that's by design.

There's no rocketship combat rules. Seriously? I'm not looking for Traveller level detail but at least give us something.

So the moral of this is Catalyst should dump the system 'cuz it's not up to the task. You might just as well play diceless and treat the CP game like the social funnel it is (like Adventures of Baron Munchausen) and run it that way.

Alternatively, and this is my suggestion, is to repackage CP as a FATE Core product. Approach Evil Hat like the people at Do Pilgrims of the Flying Temple did and hammer out a partnership deal. The FATE of the Flying Temple product is an excellent self-contained product with the FATE Core game system incorporated into the setting. It's really the only viable option IMO.

>>ReaperWolf
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General Discussion / Re: Why is this forum so DEAD?!?!?
« Last post by ReaperWolf on December 03, 2016, 10:15:44 PM »
I haven't posted in a while. I'm checking in, someone in my orbit recently acquired CP and was curious about it. I directed him here to snoop around for our musing, tweaks, and complaints.
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Cosmic tumbleweed blows by...
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The latest Game Trade Magazine has a new product listed. Encounters Cosmic Patrol. Why is it that I never find out about new Cosmic Patrol books here first? Why are they still making expansions for this game if they have pretty much abandoned their website? Shouldn't I find out about new products here, instead of randomly finding out about them from a secondary source? >:(
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General Discussion / Re: Why is this forum so DEAD?!?!?
« Last post by Astralith on August 04, 2014, 04:01:20 AM »
Oh yeah, I haunt this place :)

I love the simple mechanic of the game and IF I had a group I'd try it but its been many years since I've gamed. I still want to though. I think I'd also run a game using Risus because my brain can't do crunchy rules anymore. http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/risus.htm
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Pulp Sci-Fi General Talk / Rocket Age
« Last post by Cigarman on August 03, 2014, 03:38:28 PM »
I like the system Rocket Age uses, but the game feels more like Space 1899. I was hoping for something more like Cosmic Patrol.

I was considering using the Cosmic Patrol background for my campaign. Has anyone done any conversions to the C7 system?
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General Discussion / Re: Why is this forum so DEAD?!?!?
« Last post by Cigarman on August 03, 2014, 03:31:16 PM »
OMG! There's someone alive here besides myself! ;D

Congrats on your win. Too bad the art wasn't what you envisioned.

I don't think it's a case of the game not selling well. Why would they keep putting out supplements for it if the game isn't doing well?
I think it's more of a case of publisher neglect. :-\
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General Discussion / Re: Why is this forum so DEAD?!?!?
« Last post by Astralith on July 20, 2014, 06:56:16 PM »
The game isn't selling well perhaps?

I like the game but became somewhat disillusioned with it. I won a rocket design contest for Cosmic Patrol but the artwork I submitted was "reinterpreted" by their own artist and while I'm grateful for having won and the acknowledgments they printed, I really hate the version they used. The artist does great character work but her rockets designs look like they were done on a napkin.
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Announcements & Directives / Re: Under Construction
« Last post by Cigarman on June 18, 2014, 06:20:38 PM »
120 days since the last post on this thread?!?!

More like Abandoned Construction here. >:(
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Game Talk / What the heck is going on here?
« Last post by Cigarman on June 18, 2014, 06:13:22 PM »
No contests posted as mentioned in the core book.

Last update on the main page was 10 months ago.

Has Catalyst Games abandoned the website and forums?

Seems very odd, since Catalyst is still supporting the game with hardcover supplements and promos on Free RPG Day.

None of this makes any sense.

Is there another site for Cosmic Patrol that is actually active?
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