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    AssassinGuy

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    Default Sandstorm, Stormwrack, etc....

    I've considered running some seafaring campaigns as well as running campaigns in desert settings, and while these books look interesting and all, I hate GM'ing Dungeons and Dragons and I don't play it very often either.

    So... are these books worth it if you play other systems than DnD?

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    Default Re: Sandstorm, Stormwrack, etc....

    Quote Originally Posted by Pauwel View Post
    I've considered running some seafaring campaigns as well as running campaigns in desert settings, and while these books look interesting and all, I hate GM'ing Dungeons and Dragons and I don't play it very often either.

    So... are these books worth it if you play other systems than DnD?
    Um... not really. The rules/abilities/whatnot in them are designed for DnD specifically. I mean sure you could make use of the flavor stuff in the books, but that kinda seems like a waste of money to me.
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    Default Re: Sandstorm, Stormwrack, etc....

    I think you could use the themes and base line rules for another setting by converting them over. over all though they are pretty well entrenched in d20.
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    Default Re: Sandstorm, Stormwrack, etc....

    From what I understand they primarily focus on mechanics, not on actual ecology and environment design.
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    Default Re: Sandstorm, Stormwrack, etc....

    If you want seafaring gaming, play 7th Sea.

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    Default Re: Sandstorm, Stormwrack, etc....

    Absolutely, unequivocably not. They're total D&D books, with D&D-specific mechanics for environmental conditions, D&D combat rules for terrain, and 75% of the books taken up by D&D spells, monsters, races, and prestige classes.

    GURPS sourcebooks (notoriously useful for games in any and all systems, being 90% fluff over 10% mechanics) they ain't.

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    Default Re: Sandstorm, Stormwrack, etc....

    While some D&D sourcebooks have a lot of environment, flavor, and such (notably the older AD&D sourcebooks, actually - Planescape literature is still useful despite the mechanics all being outdated) the environment series are not among them. I'm sure there's a nautical GURPS book out there somewhere.
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    Barbarian in the Playground
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    Default Re: Sandstorm, Stormwrack, etc....

    I was wondering that myself, let me see....

    GURPS Swashbucklers seems like it would be the best fit. don't know much about the content though.
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