Over at A Kingdom Is, Abstract Machine has written a poetic and evocative freeform essay on the influence of Nørwegian Style, and the unique feel of roleplaying games that involve a surrealistic dimension. The games he discusses in this context are: The Society of Dreamers by Matthijs Holter, Itras By by Ole Peder Giæver and Martin Bull Gudmundsen, and DayTrippers.
Although both systems are d6-based and involve traveling to distant planets in high-tech ships, the mechanical differences between Traveller and DayTrippers are rather significant. Because DT uses a sliding number of d6s to determine the based number rolled for action resolutions, the odds of success are substantially different between the two games. This required some adjusting :-)
|RollingBoxcars blog. He dives in and summarizes the main contents of each section of the book, letting you know what you will find there, which I think is very useful for any prospective Player or GM when considering a new system.|
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On 12 Dec, Tod Foley ran an exhibition game of DayTrippers for the Rolling Boxcars blog, authored by Keith Mageau. In this 3+ hour game, characters played by Keith Mageau, Tesla Ranger and Lloyd Gyan risked their fictional lives, appearing in the top-rated surreality show of 2115: HyperSurvive!
David Guyll, co-creator of A Sundered World, has written a review of the DayTrippers GameMasters Guide on his blog, Points of Light. He and co-author Melissa Fisher do seem to be quite pleased with the Generators and narrative structure systems.
Dear Roleplayers, GameMasters & Reviewers!
Welcome to the world of DayTrippers ‐ a surreal science fiction reality‐hopping RPG. In these pages you will find...
• About the Game: An Overview
• About The DayTrippers Core Rules Book
• About The DayTrippers GameMasters Guide
• Sample Content from both books
• DayTrippers Modules and Supplements
• DayTrippers Online Communities
• About As If Productions
• Contact/Query Information
Over at A Kingdom Is..., Abstract Machine has written a short non-review of DayTrippers, and created three highly atypical characters for your perusal. This is a great test of the flexibility of the DayTrippers Character Building rules, and I have to say, I'd run any of these characters! It's possible to imagine a DayTrippers session (or a whole campaign!) for each of them...
While working on the DayTrippers GameMasters Guide, I put together an online version of the mission generation system to test the generators in combination. Now I'm sharing it with you. This script (click link below) generates a random Mission, and if required by that Mission, it also generates a random Star, a Planet, a Location and a Lifeform. Infinite worlds await your exploration!