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I have stared into the abyss. I'm scared.
FR is a good setting, but like most kitchen sink settings, it is not the super coherent in terms of overall vision for the world. At the same time, I find it much better than Pathfinder’s setting (which often feels like wholly different campaign settings crudely stitched together to form a continent). I will agree with the sentiment that FR has too many powerful NPCs but much of that bloat was purged by the time skips that happened in 4E and 5E. Still, I do prefer the world as it was in 3rd edition, maybe a bit before that (but that is probably my nostalgia talking).
I would have said yes circa maybe 1990-2005 or so. Now there are just a lot of much cooler settings out there. It's serviceable and detailed and of historical interest but not really inspiring or novel.
It does have the benefit of name recognition. I've used it as a "gateway drug" with people who are familiar with the fiction universe and want to dip their toes into tabletop gaming.  This was back in the 3.5 heyday though.
It's a pretty generic setting without a lot of consistency, and too many DM PCs hanging around. At least, that's how it used to be. Maybe they've changed it?

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Yes sorry. Made two typos at once and overcorrected.
Do you mean worth getting into?

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Is Forgotten Realms getting into?
No worries, Drizztrocks. Most of us were cringey preteens once too. Welcome back smile
Hey guys, its been a minute since ive been on here, i was an obnoxious kid posting on here when i was like 10 through 14 begging for critique on my shitty settings without returning any to anyone else and being incredibly ungrateful when i recieved good feedback. I just wanted to seriously thank this community because you all were incredibly formative in my creative development. I recieved really honest and substantial criticism, which you dont normally get as a young artist held to a low standard. This is my sincere thank you to this site for so gracefully putting up with my cringey preteen behavior.

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Nuh-uh. I checked. But seriosly a few years ago I thought a Sidescrolling game done in an old fashioned B&W cartoon aesthetic would be fun.
It won't run on your PC?

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Veering this off on a different topic, Cuphead makes me happy and mad. I had been wishing for an old timey sidescrolling game for years.. But i don't have a device that can run that game.
Made in China, of course grin

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I don't care what you're political leanings are, this is the best thing ever.
Wow

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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/