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  • Knightingale
    replied to W5 QA
    The deep dive was a bit more specific and yeah, it's more like "You can play the game at GenCon, the pdf will definitely be available and the physical version is a 'maybe' for GenCon.".

    And what's also relevant: In March more of W5 will be revealed as a preview by Renegade. I assume that's also when the devblog on the WOD-website previewing some of the mechanics also comes out....
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  • Knightingale
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    I've uploaded the image here....
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  • Knightingale
    replied to W5 QA
    From the sounds of it, both. The physical release for the general public will come later though. And it seems (just like with the V5 players guide) earlier access to the pdf is linked to you ordering a pre-order hardcover-copy.

    The new logo for W5 has also been revealed (very "urban fantasy" is my first impression which is fitting, I guess).

    I've yet to see the deep-dive stream but the first stream with the president of the company and that one marketing person made me feel like I was watching QVC... except it's IP-RPGs....
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  • That's why I was originally so curious... We saw with H5 a very rigid good/bad-divide when it came to power. And considering what Justin Achilli said on Twitter, I wondered how that would translate to the V5 players guide.

    But now he's already left Paradox, so... who knows in what direction WOD5E goes in the future...
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  • One thing I'm really curious about is what the V5 Players guide looks like considering Justin Achilli's position on what he thinks V5 is about. To him, the core-assumption of V5 is to play young Anarchs. And he recently responded to criticism (of the silly "woke is bad"-variety) with this tweet:



    And now for over a year, I've been wondering with this V5-players-guide: How much of what Justin Achilli wants V5 to be makes it into this book?...
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  • Outstar talked about this on the Jan 2023 update a couple weeks ago:
    • The idea is to bring all material for the Clans which weren't in the V5-corebook together in this book (so that you really only need this book and the corebook to play V5)
    • Also, these Clans will get new write-ups with the goal to clarify things and additional options for Clan-Banes for each Clan
    • The rest of the material according to Outstar is focused on ways to play V5 and offering advice (which is also reflected in what the product-description mentions)
    • Writing-duties were split between the WOD-team (headed by Justin
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  • Knightingale
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    You're right. In this case, it's important to distinguish between trade mark and copyright....
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  • Knightingale
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    Although I think there's one element with GW-IP-policy that is worthy of mentioning here: In recent years they've gotten very protective of what they have. And what this looked like is this attempt to "rename"... pretty much everything. But in this case, "renaming" is happening in a very superficial sense: The Dark Eldar are called Drukhari, the elves of the new Age of Sigmar setting are called "Aelves" and the imperial guard is now called "Astra Militarum". That sort of stuff. It's all done to create copyrightable terms.

    So it's all done in...
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  • Knightingale
    replied to W5 QA
    I mean, the discussion was about to what degree lore/worldbuilding is good or bad. Then Warhammer was brought up and people with various levels of knowledge when it comes to 40k discussed it...

    All that's proved is that there's plenty to talk about in that regard and not much in regards to W5... but W5 doesn't have a lot of lore by design which is why it isn't part of the previews. And maybe that says something that WH40k lore is a better topic of discussion than the neutered setting of W5... After all, what these previews are designed to do is build excitement and in the case of...
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  • I think it's just the "mouse" that is seen on the steamboat in that 40s-cartoon that is supposed to go public.

    I mean, who knows... Disney wants copyright to be as stringent as possible in order to protect their IPs. So who knows... Disney might celebrate this early version of Mickey Mouse going public and the moment anyone tries to do something using this early version, Disney will sue them anyway... or said person will just accidentally meet their demise in a way that Disney has absolutely nothing to do with...
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  • Knightingale
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    You're really missing the point of what I was saying...



    Thank you for repeating what I've already said.



    So I take it this is some "Death of the author"-take where authorial intent gets completely ignored...?...
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  • Knightingale
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    Yeah, the Adepta Sororitas are these female Battle-Sisters who are way more religious than Space Marines but are also wearing power armor. In recent years GW have given them a lot more attention and focus both in terms of models and fiction published by Black Library....
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  • Knightingale
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    So far we only have books, videogames and animated shows where Space Marines and other WH40k stuff gets depicted. Also, I think writing plays a huge part here as well. The Eisenhorn-series (which is about an Inquisitor) is one of the bestselling novel-series from GW's ficition-publisher Black Library. And one reason why is that it's one of the best entry-points to WH40k. You don't need any prior knowledge before reading those novels. And yeah, unlike a lot of other WH40k the focus isn't military-sci-fi stuff and instead it's more of a sci-fi-detective novel with some street-level action.
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  • Knightingale
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    I don't think Space Marine is such an alien concept that you need people to be "eased into it". The first Dawn Of War game starts with Space Marines and there was this fan-animation on YT called Astartes that got millions of views and even people not familiar with WH40k did react-videos to it. You don't need to get superdeep into the lore of Space Marines for them to be interesting. Them being these huge, superhuman warrior-monks that talk like overly serious medieval knights, the talk of the Emperor, calling each other brother, them travelling through space on these cathedral-like spaceships......
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  • That's not true... India has a rich and lengthy film-history, be it in in Telugu or Hindi. There's no need for a benefactor at this point (and hasn't been for a while). Bollywood has been a thing for a while and Tollywood has been trying to catch up and a movie like RRR will certainly help.



    Has little to do with the thread but just wanted to point out that that's untrue. A quote from the 2023 Oxfam-report:



    If you're looking for people whose wealth increases while doing nothing worthwhile look to the rich.

    And the rest of the report,...
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  • Knightingale
    replied to Dungeons and Drama
    At this point, pretty much everything WOTC do is "too little, too late".

    The damage is done.

    Unless WOTC have a time-travel-machine, they're fucked. They started this whole thing by saying "D&D is undermonetized" and claiming to have a plan to change that but... no matter who did what in this complicated Hasbro/WOTC-hierarchy, we ended up with D&D no longer being undermonetized, didn't we? Because a ton of D&D-adjacent content jumped ship to do their own thing and D&D as a brand lost a lot of trust, so... in other words, D&D (as...
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  • Glad to have been of help .

    Considering the myriad flaws of H5, I think this is a good character-sheet to keep track of what's important in H5. Especially because if you want to add to or modify this game, the most important components are right there on the character-sheet now.
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  • Knightingale
    replied to W5 QA
    Yeah, I can picture that. The WOD-team gets disbanded. Only Outstar as community manager, the license manager (who still negotiates doling out the WOD-license to video-game-companies), some other admnistrative people but ttrpg-developement is done solely by the team at Renegade. Would be fitting as well, all Renegade seems to do is produce IP-RPGs anyway (Power Rangers, GI Joe, Transformers...).
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  • Knightingale
    replied to Dungeons and Drama
    Alone the idea of adding microtransactions and subscriptions to a VTT dedicated to a roleplaying game already sounds corrosive enough, I think - even without the whole drama of the OGL.

    The bad thing about microtransactions (as we've seen with videogames) is that they can quickly turn into incentives for deliberately creating mediocre to bad design. Like, paid cosmetics. Somebody creates new and exciting options for what your character and the UI of the VTT look like, for example. But the moment the look of things is monetized, you create an incentive to make non-paid cosmetics look...
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  • Knightingale
    replied to W5 QA
    W5 was already a big thing for being another big release for WOD5E (after V5 and H5 is just... both qualitatively and in terms of brand-recognition on the weaker side), it would be the first big release with Justin Achilli as Creative Lead, it would also be the first corebook to be released with simplified rules (the rest of the rules are in the Expanded Rules pdf on a website), it's also the first WOD5e actively saying "This isn't a continuation of old WOD."... So lots of things to evaluate in how well this all worked out when the book comes out.

    Of course, Justin Achilli...
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