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Although its a role playing game, the book was just fun to read Based in pulp fiction and action adventure from the 20 30 s the book outlines how to build your own story line for the game As a gaming system, its easy and straight forward The game system is designed to be a pick up game meaning it can be played at a moment s notice Some original pul authors have contributed by consent some fun excerpts. Roleplaying games attract different crowds, roughly divisible into roleplayers and gamers Roleplayers lean into narrative and theatrical aspects of RPGs, while gamers lean into the game system, to master it, break it, and become forces to be reckoned with.This book describes a roleplaying game system that tends to narrative, set in the gee whiz world of classic pulp fiction, of Tarzan, Indiana Jones, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Doc Savage and Gernsback s science fiction.At the center Roleplaying games attract different crowds, roughly divisible into roleplayers and gamers Roleplayers lean into narrative and theatrical aspects of RPGs, while gamers lean into the game system, to master it, break it, and become forces to be reckoned with.This book describes a roleplaying game system that tends to narrative, set in the gee whiz world of classic pulp fiction, of Tarzan, Indiana Jones, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Doc Savage and Gernsback s science fiction.At the center of the game system is fate points, which are used by the players to take advantage of their characters extraordinary powers, or by the game master to take advantage of the passions and weaknesses of the same characters A small economy is created, as players start the session with a few chips to spend on their powers In a group the game master, acting as the central bank, can regulate this economy to reward good role playing or get different players involved.The exposition of the setting is, of necessity, a little bare bones, but the amount of source material available is as staggering as the game master chooses, ripped from classic novels or the history books There is not much canned material in the book, so game masters would need to supply their own.This is one of the book s strengths though It describes how to run a game with a minimum amount of up front prep work, and goes beyond the particular game system to give advice that is applicable to running any RPG The system is very interesting, but this broader material is where the book really shines It gives me confidence that I could prepare the right way for a variety of games.I don t know if I ll be running a Spirit of the Century game any time soon, but as a budding game master, this book was full of food for thought about how to make my games a success I could definitely see revisiting it for suggestions about how to apply its skill system to other settings and game systems, and I will be reading its advice on narrative improvisation for a long time @EBOOK ⚠ Spirit of the Century ã Spirit of the CenturyThe deadly Doctor Methuselah seeks to unravel time itself with his solution to the Eternity Equation Gorilla Khan stalks darkest Africa from conquered Atlantis Mad scientists, strange sorcerors, and power hungry dictators all seek to undo the fate of humanity It s the final century of the second millennium and you are our last hope Spirit of the Century is a complete, stand alone pulp role playing game based on the award winning Fate system Indie RPG Awards include Best Free Game of , Best Support, and Andy s Choice Spirit features a heavily revised, revisited, and reimagined vision of Fate Character creation can be done as quickly as a few minutes, or expand to take up an evening adventure design is a snap with three methods for creating relevant, flavorful, player focused stories at a moment s notice Spirit s mission is to deliver an evening of fun, a pick up game that requires little preparation, but provides hours of entertainment All you will need to play are some friends, some dice, and this book There are a few elements that make for a great RPG and Spirit of the Century has the most important one it knows what it wants to be Spirit of the Century has a very clear vision and conveys this vision effectively It also focuses it s design on accomplishing the vision quite effectively Spirit of the Century wants to be Indiana Jones and Buck Rogers and Tarzan It wants you to tell stories about daring heroes solving problems with wits and their two fists You don t use this system to tell There are a few elements that make for a great RPG and Spirit of the Century has the most important one it knows what it wants to be Spirit of the Century has a very clear vision and conveys this vision effectively It also focuses it s design on accomplishing the vision quite effectively Spirit of the Century wants to be Indiana Jones and Buck Rogers and Tarzan It wants you to tell stories about daring heroes solving problems with wits and their two fists You don t use this system to tell horror stories or gritty noir stories You use it to tell stories about human accomplishment in the face of adversity and the unknown This sounds easy, but honestly I couldn t have done it without all the non mechanical guidance in this book Turns out, it s a terrible way to understand the world we live in, but an excellent way to enjoy an escapist fantasy I think we can all use that from time to time.Plus the mechanics aren t half bad I don t consider myself an expert after a single session, but the Aspect rules seemed to really work They made each character feel distinctive and heroic The Skills subsystem provides a nice baseline for expectations and the dice mechanics provide enough variability to keep things tense without skewing into nonsensical outcomes.Personally, I really liked the emphasis on single shot stories It was hard to pull the pacing off, but it was totally worth it We did a whole adventure in 3 hours even though we were exhausted, and that s not bad at all Plus, I can actually imagine creating adventures in this system, where I get intimidated in other games I don t have the free time to write proper Call of Cthulhu adventures from scratch, for example My players though loved the character creation The Aspects portion with novels and guest stars was a smash I think RPGs need to lean on this interconnected character creation harder.So yeah, an all around hit Spirit of the Century doesn t line up with my sensibilities perfectly, but it s a game everyone was looking forward to playing again Not enough to come back to immediately though, they wanted to try Blades in the Dark which I ve been teasingthan they wantedSpirit of the Century The system seems fun and I appreciate the different methods they give for running a low prep game on the fly The suggested GM approaches standard structure, building a game around aspects or decisions are useful in other contexts too I appreciate the focus on building a game where the PCs will have a chance for their characters skills to shine I thought that the layout of the book was not very clean or intuitive Better design would have helped. Another Bundle of Holding purchase Spirit of the Century a pulp game based on the Fate engine Storm of the Century a fine but not great adventure Strange Tales of the Century a gazetteer, rules expansion, and update for Fate Core Pulp Hall of Fame Jess Nevins gives capsule reviews of many important or just plain odd pulp heroes Three novels Dinocalypse Now, Beyond Dinocalypse, Khan of Mars which I skipped Fate seems like a good choice of engine for a pulp game and Spirit Another Bundle of Holding purchase Spirit of the Century a pulp game based on the Fate engine Storm of the Century a fine but not great adventure Strange Tales of the Century a gazetteer, rules expansion, and update for Fate Core Pulp Hall of Fame Jess Nevins gives capsule reviews of many important or just plain odd pulp heroes Three novels Dinocalypse Now, Beyond Dinocalypse, Khan of Mars which I skipped Fate seems like a good choice of engine for a pulp game and Spirit of the Century is a good example of a pulp game, but At this point, I have been exposed to enough pulp games that the genre may not be for me Or rather I am aware of air pirates, lost cities, criminal gorilla masterminds, and the other characters I would expect to meet in a pulp.So a new pulp game would have to wow me a bit by being somethingor other than just a pulp game, which seems a bit unfair of a judgment This pulp game isn t great because it s just a pulp game is self evidently a ridiculous criticism to make.This is a fine game and a fine few books, and if I was invited to play, I probably would I don t know if you really get anything for reading a RPG book from cover to cover, you understand a game by playing it I haven t played Spirit of the Century but I have played Fate that uses basically the same system I really like the Aspect, its backgrounds and alignment rolled into one The Aspect gives the player elements of story and tells the GM how that character sees the world Unlike the D D alignment, the Aspect is what you can do, not what you can t do When the play asks the GM, C I don t know if you really get anything for reading a RPG book from cover to cover, you understand a game by playing it I haven t played Spirit of the Century but I have played Fate that uses basically the same system I really like the Aspect, its backgrounds and alignment rolled into one The Aspect gives the player elements of story and tells the GM how that character sees the world Unlike the DD alignment, the Aspect is what you can do, not what you can t do When the play asks the GM, Can I do this The GM can say Yes you can Spend a fate point and get a 2 It s a elegant idea make a character to do cool things, do cool things and get rewarded for it, then use the rewards to doawesome things No math, random generation, or tables just story building between GM and player A shared storytelling experience where the rules give the players options without pages of paperwork This is what a game that favors player should do, allow the player to make the character he or she wants without unnecessary rolling or rules No planning for power the character gets at a future date, just the character doing what they want out of the box Basic Premise A rules light, roleplay heavy, RPG system set in the early half of the 20th century.This has a very Indiana Jones, adventure feel to it, and the system really helps streamline the story aspects of the game It is very low on mechanics, with just enough to guide players and GMs The focus here is very much on telling a fun story with friends, so creative people are going to have a lot of fun with this The rules are easy to pick up and run with. Anybody who s a fan of pulp adventure looking for a role playing game leaning towards rules light based on FUDGE should go down to their friendly local gaming store and buy this straight away It s got mechanics with just enough crunch to make what matters to the characters matter in the game, and smooth enough to be up and running after a single read through This isn t a system for someone who demands GURPS or HERO level of mechanical detail, but for all those people who just want to have bi Anybody who s a fan of pulp adventure looking for a role playing game leaning towards rules light based on FUDGE should go down to their friendly local gaming store and buy this straight away It s got mechanics with just enough crunch to make what matters to the characters matter in the game, and smooth enough to be up and running after a single read through This isn t a system for someone who demands GURPS or HERO level of mechanical detail, but for all those people who just want to have bigger than life adventures in the style of Indiana Jones, Tales of the Gold Monkey, or any pulp hero you can think of There s some great ideas in this book Overall though, I just don t think I m a FATE player.