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There is no difference between the GOO editions in terms of content. I preordered the deluxe edition and helped them proofread (I'm credited in the book! Look, I'm an industry insider!), so I have the pre-publication PDF, the publication PDF, and the book. The PDF and book are the same. The editions are the same except for cover art and page edging, etc.. ...


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If I were making this decision, and none of the players had read the novel, then I would consider both the issue of railroading, and the issue of spoiling the book for them. If it were me, I would prefer to spark their interest in reading it. That puts me on the side of creating a path for the characters that is unrelated to the story told in the book(s). ...


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I have them both and I have run both. The Game of Thrones by GOO core book has a more extensive background section. I do believe Green Ronin's version is better thought out with clearer rules and more of a 'right' feeling for the setting. Green Ronin just seemed to work better especially the rules for Houses. I have the Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide ...


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By trying to keep the course of the novel, you'll be essentially rail-roading your players into it. You will have to decide how much rail-roading is too much. As in everything, the point when it starts making the game less fun for your players should be the limit. If you are really determined to absolutely prevent them from changing the story, just don't ...


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When I run in an established world, I choose a point in the story as our starting place. I then tell the players this: If you do nothing, the world will proceed in the same ways as in the books / movies / show. But your actions can have consequences and you cannot predict what the future holds once you begin to take significant action. I think that one ...


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The 4ed Barbarian has Primal as his power source, and that gives him some energy attacks when he rages (fire, frost etc.). This can be avoided if it seems out of context with the character, or the energy types could be homebrewed out to give him just more of a martial feel. The weapon you refer to is the khopesh, an egyptian sword/axe that exists in DnD, ...


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I have successfully done something similar with the Wheel of Time RPG using the Prophecies of the Dragon scenarios. The scenarios cover material from Books 2 - 6 of the Wheel of Time series and have the characters on a quest that is important enough that it could have an impact on major characters from the book if they failed. What was clever in the ...


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Points in Green Ronin's favour: Guardians of Order is out of business, and what you see with the GOO PDF is all you're ever going to get; Green Ronin is alive and (as far as we know) financially viable, and so at least has the chance to continue producing material. Green Ronin started later to the game; this means they had more of the author's work to work ...


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I did a Game of Thrones game a few years ago. We ended up forking off of the main books. I didn't want the added stress of having to stick 100% to canon, which would have happened if I didn't give myself the freedom to deviate. As it was, I spent way too much time tracking down minor details that could have been made up.



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