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Re: Wyrd is bond
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2004, 07:57:28 AM »
i'm assuming he came to the thread wondering who was using the picture on their site

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Re: Wyrd is bond
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2004, 08:22:19 AM »
Well thanks for that Jason, that clears up a lot. How cool is that guys, he obviously cares about his products. Id like to see someone at WOTC do that hunh?
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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2004, 08:27:56 AM »
to give him a good plug here's the games premise... taken from the Key 20 website...
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Wyrd is Bond is set in the mid-1990s during the rise of gangsta rap and urban cultures penetration into the mass market. The field is the street, where gangs clash everyday in a war over territory, drugs, and guns. The characters are slingers, magical gang-bangers, who vie for ground, reputation, and power with a backdrop of mad beats and gold records. All slingers use signs to invoke their power, and their reputation and street style to fuel it. Slings can be used to expand turf and increase rep but most of the time, slings are meant to be lethal, to peel some fools cap and leave their baby a bastard. Its not the fact you sling that defines you; it is how you choose to sling that defines you.
Why a game about magical street gangs? Because gangs represent the classic American struggle for power and control against a perceived oppressive force. Whether a slinger is facing down cops looking to bring him in on drug charges or a rival gang member for control of a city block, conflict and passion are inherent in the setting and the characters involved.

The introduction of a magical subculture within this setting not only gives it even more depth but adds a cool spin to it. It makes the world engaging by giving the players a hook they have seen and used in other games. But trust me: Wyrd is Bond is unique enough on its own.

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Re: Wyrd is bond
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2004, 08:29:04 AM »
Thats cool stuffs. But asking for WotC to come by and say, "Hey, I know you guys like some of our products, so everyone on the board here will get a free copy of x, y, or z," is like asking Spriggan to speak perfect english over the course of a conversation.
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Re: Wyrd is bond
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2004, 08:36:09 AM »
no one asked anyone to send everyone on the board a copy of anything. Are you high?

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« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2004, 08:39:12 AM »
tired, maybe, not really, though sleep may be nice, when did you ask?
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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2004, 08:50:36 AM »
mmmmmmmmm high................. on life...............
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« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2004, 08:51:58 AM »
Nah, I just haven't gone to sleep yet.
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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2004, 08:55:45 AM »
I can honestly say i have absolutely no interest in that game, judging by that description. I'd rather play traveller new age than that.
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« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2004, 09:10:14 AM »
I didn't think I liked the description at first but it kind of grew on me.
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Re: Wyrd is bond
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2004, 11:54:16 AM »
I just wonder what the target audience is. How many people really into gang culture are also into RPing? i think, though, my main problem is that so many games with modern fantasy these days take relatively new phenomenon and cultural activities and ascribe to them ancient power and tradition. It's hard for me to jump to. I'd be willing to at least look at it though.

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Re: Wyrd is bond
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2004, 04:57:06 PM »
while the game setting is important, I'm more intrested in knowing what the rules for the game is.  if the rules are cool you can allwayse change the setting.  That being said if the setting is cool and system sucks (like Exalted) then it's harder, all though possible, to adapt a setting for a new system.
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Re: Wyrd is bond
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2004, 06:40:43 PM »
I think it sounds pretty cool. I'd say I'm the target audience, given a long standing joke between my friend and I has given me the propensity to drop into rapping and "Wizord!" - ing very easily.
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Re: Wyrd is bond
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2004, 10:32:30 PM »
Wasssup "B"
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