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This is awesome!

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Seraph, you beautiful person, YOU DID WHAT I NEVER COULD1
Awesome looking new setting Seraph!
Fever in the Blood was pretty much an Anne Rice homage (also George RR Martin's superb and underrated Fevre Dream).

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Believe it or not, I haven't seen that one yet. Just looked it up though. Honestly I was more Inspired by Steerpikes work.
Sounds like you've been watching Interview With the Vampire!
Gonna make one!
This deserves a thread laugh
But consider: vampire Homstead Act land grabs.

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Setting Idea: Gothic Horror/Alt. History where Louisiana became engulfed by Darkness during the Civil War, and became an Aristocratic State run by Vampires, and other horrors.
In time, my friend, in time.

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Sounds right up my ally. Please share more.
Working on Industrial Magitech where a magocracy of Capitalist Wizards mass produce magic items by teaching common workmen assemblyline fragments of spells.
Chaosium also did really well.
Unsurprisingly considering the ridiculously good products they've put out this year, Lamentations of the Flame Princess is cleaning up at the ENnies.
This is both fascinating, boring, complex, and absolutely retro-tastic: https://www.scribd.com/document/227358408/Aria-Roleplaying
No but I want to. Got a link?
Did anyone else happen to be watching The International last night when OpenAI's DotA bot beat a pro player 2-0?
LoA, the kind of questions you've been asking lately would be much better served by making a thread, rather than asking in the Tavern. It'd allow for longer answers, and people with the same question later on will be able to find your thread and read it.

There's nothing wrong with creating lots of threads if they ask valid questions and lead to good discussion. I only get on people's case for doing that when they're redundant or pointless.

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Are there any better 3.x/PF resources for modern and futuristic settings other than D20 Modern/Future?
I think what you need to ask yourself is what you want it for. If you just want it for inspiration and like what it's selling, then sure, grab some of its books. If you want to play it but don't know who you'd play it with, you might want to hold off until you know. There's no reason why you couldn't just throw the same game together (thematically) with another system - the only advantage you might get from it is having everything pre-made, and not necessarily well.
Yes. Just for the game design innovation it represents, it's worth $15 for a PDF. And it's also just a *damn* good game. There's plenty of podcast/stream recordings of it in play, if you want to get a feel for it before you commit (since you've got completely opposite answers)

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Is Apocalypse World worth my time and money?
Make a thread please!
Less a mechanical point, and more verisimilitude/suspension-of-disbelief point: depending on what armour is available in your setting, surely firearms shouldn't be affected too much by it? So I don't really see how - unless your firearms just do vastly more damage than any other weapons - armour as DR is any better for representing that than an AC based system.
Armor as DR works okay when one of the attack/damage variables stays static, and is also workable if damage is more bounded. If damage from a single attack ranges wildly, then the value of DR too ranges wildly. If you're primarily dealing with weapon attacks that typically deal around the same damage, then you may be able to find a good balance.
I think it depends on the system, how important balance is to that system, and how important balance is to you.

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Thank you that's perfect. How do you guys feel about DR as Armor? Since I'm having a gun-centric campaign, a friend said I should go with that.
I'm assuming you want a wide range, since you said "compendium". If you do a quick Google search you'll find stuff like this http://www.d20modernpf.com/wealth-and-equipment/weapons/

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are there any gun compendiums or resources for Pathfinder?
Well that is a relief. We're no longer doomed!

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No, but I chanted Om Shanti Om.
But did you chant Hare Krishna?
Fixed it!

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What are the weirdest classes you've ever found homebrew, or official? This is mine.
Concept: Apocalypse World game set in a magic realist-horror expy of the Yugoslav Wars
Hare Krishna!

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You know after looking up 1970's Americana, I kind of want a Fallout knock off where the 70's never ended instead of the 50's. The music would be way better to. Love me some 50's pop music, but the diversity of awesome music was insane!
Ooh a bot squash it.
If you are looking specifically to try out different styles of gameplay, I would recommend one of these three rule systems:

1) Lamentations of the Flame Princess

2) Fate

3) World of Darkness (Vampire/Werewolf/Mage/etc. core system)
I think it depends on what you find dissatisfying about D&D, and/or what sort of genre apart from quasi-medieval fantasy you want to play in.
In terms of game systems, what's the next logical step after D&D?
If you have an idea, write it up. Even if nothing comes of it, you can always mash it into something else later. Rarely does an idea truly go to waste.

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Think I should go for it?

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Setting idea that's been brewing in my head for  a while. A world wherein an Elder God/Psuedo-moon came into the sky (like a mix between Azathoth, and the Moon from Majoras  Mask), and began bombarding the earth in psychic radiation, mutating everything. This happens in  in the early 18th century.  Basically it's my idea for Azoth 2057, but it uses Lovecraftian Biotechnology, rather than psuedo-alchemy.

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Sorry for the white space, I meant to put in "Insert Snarky Comment On How Detroit Already Is Apocalypse World Here"
Delmarva native here. That is all.