[D&D] Trudvang 5e

#1
Like you hadn't dropped enough money on games from northern European countries, here come RiotMinds with a 5e version of the game that you might well have bought already but didn't know quite what to do with the existing system. Always looking gorgeous, is this the jump on point for folk?

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Trudvang Adventures will be launched as a Kickstarter campaign on May 23rd 2020.

For more information about Trudvang Adventures 5E please visit: https://riotminds.se/TA5E/

(Probably need a Tag for 5e to differentiate from D&D?)
 

First Age

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#3
This has reminded me that someone on here is supposed to be running the recent version put out. I'm keen to get some actual play in. Who was it? Say it isn't me, as I'm runing two games just now.
 

Guvnor

The Guvnor
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#4
I can't see it as an online game just yet.
Combat is very interesting, but tactically quite complex.
Nominally an interesting game to bring to a table, but it's RQ3 level of crunch and I am busy with 5e and Qin right now.
 
#5
Oh, my God!
Yes, yes, yes!

My wallet has already be put on notice this 23rd of May is Trudvang splurging time.

Incredibly wise move. Just like the glut of games powered by the d20 SRD, the new D&D5e SRD is the winning formula for new games.

People have already been home-brewing a 5th Edition of Trudvang, so will be so happy now. https://trudvangfor5e.obsidianportal.com/

Basically, most publishers should first see if a game engine already exists that can fit their story instead of creating a unique new one.

For example, I bought out the Adventures in Middle-Earth because it is powered by D&D5e, even though The One Ring started that RPG line.
When people have to make difficult financial compromises, investing in games powered by D&D5e is the safer option. Trudvang D&D5e wins!
 
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#6
I can't see it as an online game just yet.
Combat is very interesting, but tactically quite complex.
Nominally an interesting game to bring to a table, but it's RQ3 level of crunch and I am busy with 5e and Qin right now.
Why not just shelve the original Trudvang RPG and invest in this new D&D 5th Edition one, then your 5e rules knowledge and your Trudvang lore marry well. And you may even pull more players that are just addicted to D&D 5e to try out the every evocative and artistically masterful Trudvang.
 
#7
Probably, I am being selfish, but I usually compare new games against game engines I already know that that can make or break a purchase.

Below are the ones that I usually consider when browsing Kickstarter RPGs or shelves at my FL:GS.

My first port of call for game engines
D&D5e
(obviously the dominant one)
d20 (a classic from the noughties)
SW (because Shane Hensley's Savage Worlds is so simple to run)
YZE (the award winning Fria Ligan d6 dice pools)
2d20 (because Modiphius invested in many licensed IPs from my childhood)
OpenD6 (a classic of West End Games era but to me superseded by Fria Ligan's YZE d6)


Game Engines popular but not widely licensed
Cypher
(mostly still just limited to Monte Cook's Kickstarters)
Genesys (a great Star Wars converted generic engine that may die with Fantasy Flight Games)


Honorable mentions
FATE
(very popular but not a fan of the dice that cancel out too often)
PBtA/FiTD (very popular with the Indie crowd, but not really my go to)
RQ (a true classic that I never truly got into using in my own games)
BRP (Chaosium is too late to the game of generic free use engines)
Cortex (simple engine, that has not really received much mainstream traction)
Cepheus (simple d6 but seems too Traveller-esque though it is supposedly generic)
OSR (not even sure how to call this one but seen in tagged in Stars Without Number, etc).
 
#8
Started some intensive research into Trudvang since I have less than two weeks to determine how much I spend on it.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/riotminds/trudvang-chronicles

https://riotminds.se/product-category/trudvang-chronicles/

Trudvang Chronicles the original was a BRP clone. Interesting, though I was never a fan of the Chaosium system myself, so the D&D5e version is more in my lane.

The artwork is just incredibly amazing, and I love products with superb artwork (hence, why I just could not purchase the Veins of the Earth book).

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#11
I'm afraid Trudvang fell into the category of 'backed the kickstarter, but lost interest by the time it arrived', so if anyone wants the original books cheap let me know.
I was so tempted by the art and lore, but since the original books are built around a RuneQuest engine and I do not play that, I am more excited to invest in the 5th Edition Kickstarter this 23rd of May.

Will you send to mainland Europe, I will contact a friend there and return with a response.

Speaking of delayed Kickstarters that lose interest. I have one unfulfilled by the creator for more than three years. It is his custom d6 dice pool. Others on the team left the business. I suggested he just convertvhis d6 to the YZE to spark interest again, but he is stubbornly sticking to his old set of flintlock pistils rather than the better revolver. :-(
 

Guvnor

The Guvnor
Staff member
#14
Ok.
Here's why I think this is NOT a KS to back.
A:
The artwork is *beautiful* but it's Paul Bonner not RiotMinds and you can buy it here:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1845767055/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_i_LKbWEbRGZAPBK
B:
The TRUDVANG books were not well laid out or well thought thru for use.
C:
The rule system, whilst interesting, suggests a love of complicated and finicky design choices. This suggests that a 5e conversion will be potentially a confused complicated tinkering with 5e.

However:
D:
5e is quite appropriate to run the Scandi Norse fantasy setting, so they may produce a bland OGL.
E:
The bestiary is good, that's worth seeing for D&D.
F:
The adventures are great, they are worth seeing for D&D.

On balance I suggest that caution is best, and the KS avoided.

Once published it can be better assessed.
 
#18
I am hoping we get Jorgi's Bestiary in a stretch goal in this Kickstater so my basic investment into Trudvang D&D5e can be complete in one round.

I really and not enthused with another wait for yet another Kickstarter, since this one will only be fulfilled next year anyway (hopefully).
I already have a much delayed Starfinder Grimmerspace by Sean Astin. :(
 

Dom

Administrator
Staff member
#19
I am hoping we get Jorgi's Bestiary in a stretch goal in this Kickstater so my basic investment into Trudvang D&D5e can be complete in one round.
I really and not enthused with another wait for yet another Kickstarter, since this one will only be fulfilled next year anyway (hopefully).
I already have a much delayed Starfinder Grimmerspace by Sean Astin. :(
You do know that it's not mandatory to back them, yes? ;)
 
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