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Old March 10th, 2017, 05:28 AM
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is up at DrivethruRPG.

Just got it less than 10 min ago. It feels similar to the old game. Success is roll a d20 and beat your target of 20-(stat+skill). They use die steps sort of like the old game. The die steps add or subtract to roll total.
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It's just the quickplay module... pregens only, no CGen.

Fails to answer my biggest questions about the new edition.
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What would those be aramis? I am expecting:

No Star*Drive - that was in d20 Future, unless WotC made arrangements.
No Dark Matter - Same reason
No PL system. d20 published in the d20 Modern SRD, so they might lift that, but as that is a piece of Modern....

Perhaps just a rights issue. Star Frontiers was also d20 Future, but non-profit matierial (Star Frontiersman mag. amongst others) is published.
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What would those be aramis? I am expecting:

No Star*Drive - that was in d20 Future, unless WotC made arrangements.
No Dark Matter - Same reason
No PL system. d20 published in the d20 Modern SRD, so they might lift that, but as that is a piece of Modern....

Perhaps just a rights issue. Star Frontiers was also d20 Future, but non-profit matierial (Star Frontiersman mag. amongst others) is published.
Dragon had the SF conversions for Alternity.
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Yes, but that was back when TSR (or WotC) had the reins on all of them.
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Honestly, the beta or freebie or whatever it is doesn't do what such a product should... distinguish it and sell it.

I'm glad they kept the core mechanic but I'd have to see a lot more to buy it again. I own all the old stuff so no need to really race out after it. That being said, I would love a better version of character generation and some real thought put into it.

What's this about no StarDrive? That would suck but I guess I have all that stuff already.
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The d20 Future suppment posted mini-campaigns. Snippet/overviews of campaigns really. Amongst them were:
Dimension X
From the Dark Heart of Space
The Wasteland
Bughunters (from Amazing Engine)
Genetech (Polyhedron #155)
Mecha Crusade (Polyhedron #154)
Star*Drive (from Alternity)
Star Law (from Star Fronters)
The following races were published in d20 Future: Aleerin, Dralasite, Fraal, Sesheyan, T’sa, Vrusk, Weren, Yazirian

They also did a Dark Matter supplement.

Both d20 Future and Dark Matter can be purchased at DriveThru, so I am guessing WotC owns them or is exercising use of their IP...
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