Questors is out on Drivethrurpg

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Questors is out on Drivethrurpg

Post by Geekabilly » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:18 pm

I don't know if this has been announced anywhere - I personally didn't have a clue it was out so soon but I've just bought it off of Drivethrurpg

Here's the link:

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/246 ... west_since

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Post by Bonhumm » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:52 am

Since it's supposed to be available on FASA's website this Friday I think I'll wait the extra 24 hours so as not to have my name at the bottom of every page as an ugly watermark the way Drivethru is doing it but still, it IS very disappointing to:

- see that FASA's competitor is actually faster than them for their very own products and

- having to learn the upcoming availability 'accidentally' like this; the FASA website AND forums having no official news whatsoever about this new release.

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Post by Mataxes » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:33 am

...The Drivethru version shouldn't have been live yet.

We control our own storefront over there, so I don't know what happened. We just announced the PDF release today.
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Re: Questors is out on Drivethrurpg

Post by Geekabilly » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:53 am

Mataxes wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:33 am
...The Drivethru version shouldn't have been live yet.

We control our own storefront over there, so I don't know what happened. We just announced the PDF release today.
tbh it was a nice surprise, I've been looking forward to this one for a while!

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Post by Marzhin » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:08 am

Looks like it was removed.
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Post by Marzhin » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:23 am

...And it's now officially available both on the FASA shop and on DTRPG :)
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Re: Questors is out on Drivethrurpg

Post by Geekabilly » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:20 pm

I'm about half way through and I've skimmed the rest, but am I right in thinking there is no mention of the Passions' Harbingers in this book? I was hoping we'd get a write up on how each of the Passions creates their Harbingers and how they punish Questors that have transgressed against the Passions' ideals.
Also nothing about Passions manifesting in the form of Namegiver Avatars like Crarites from Throal?

I understand the book is called Questors and not Passions, but I was hoping for more information on the Passions too. So far it seems like Questors adds a lot new game mechanics (50 pages of Devotions) but doesn't add a whole lot to the setting.

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Post by Mataxes » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:18 am

Geekabilly wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:20 pm
I'm about half way through and I've skimmed the rest, but am I right in thinking there is no mention of the Passions' Harbingers in this book? I was hoping we'd get a write up on how each of the Passions creates their Harbingers and how they punish Questors that have transgressed against the Passions' ideals.
Also nothing about Passions manifesting in the form of Namegiver Avatars like Crarites from Throal?
No. Ultimately, that sort of thing ended up outside the scope of the book. We might revisit harbingers at a later date, but I didn't feel like trying to shoehorn them into the material here.

As for avatars/manifestations... I spent a lot of time as this book was working its way through development meditating on the nature of the Passions. In the end, it came back around to the matter of focus -- I wanted to look at things from the perspective of those who follow the Passions.

I came to the conclusion that it was better to leave the Passions mysterious, and not limit them with stat blocks, powers, or the like, and drew attention away from the book's core focus. Again, it's possible some of those aspects you mention might come up in the future (if we can find a good place for them), but I didn't feel that they fit here.
I understand the book is called Questors and not Passions, but I was hoping for more information on the Passions too. So far it seems like Questors adds a lot new game mechanics (50 pages of Devotions) but doesn't add a whole lot to the setting.
I'm sorry you're disappointed.

I think the book adds quite a bit to the setting -- in the same way as The Adept's Way. It provides in-character perspectives, ideas that can serve as inspiration or a starting point for your own ideas. It floats various (and sometimes conflicting) theories about the Passions as they are understood (or not, as the case may be) in the setting. It's a map that gives a high-level overview of an area that hasn't really been explored in the game, but doesn't nail down every last rock and tree. It's saying, "Look at all this terrain -- now go and explore!"

It's not for everyone (but that's true of any supplemental book), but it's the book I wanted to see made.
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Re: Questors is out on Drivethrurpg

Post by Lursi » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:40 am

I understand that a preview should not give away the book, I would however appreciate if it would include one of the twelve questors just as a working example of what you guys created.
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