In Fantasy AGE, races have taken the design space that was used for backgrounds in Dragon Age. They provide a set of benefits during character creation and are one of the biggest influences on a low-level character. Like backgrounds in Dragon Age, races in Fantasy AGE offer a mix of fixed benefits and randomly determined … Continue reading Designing A Fantasy AGE Tiefling
If you're a regular reader, then you should know that I'm a fan of Green Ronin's AGE system that was introduced in the Dragon Age RPG. A while ago, Green Ronin announced that they would be releasing a version of the AGE system that wasn't tied to the Dragon Age IP. I've never been particularly … Continue reading Fantasy AGE Arrives!
I've been thinking about spellcasting in my hack of the Dragon Age RPG for a while. One thing that I'd like to include is differentiation between different types of spellcasters rather than having a single mage class. In particular, I want to represent different types of spellcasters from D&D in AGE so that there is … Continue reading Spellcasting Traditions in AGE
One of my favorite parts of the AGE system used in the Dragon Age RPG is the stunt system. When making an ability check in AGE, you roll 3d6 to get your result. If you succeed and at least 2 of the 3 dice show the same value, then you generate stunt points that can … Continue reading AGE: Stunts & Saving Throws Don’t Mix
Dragon Age RPG Set 3 introduced statistics for dragons in AGE, but the dragons of Thedas are more bestial than the dragons of Dungeons & Dragons. If you want to use dragons similar to those in D&D while running an AGE game, you can use the High Dragon as a baseline. In order for the … Continue reading Chromatic Dragons in AGE
During Gen Con, I discussed the Dragon Age RPG a bit with my brother and Scott Rehm (The Angry DM). I had mentioned how I liked the stunt mechanics, but both of them had reasons why they didn't like the stunt mechanics in AGE. They felt that the random post-action declaration nature of stunts made … Continue reading Stunts & Tactics
Since posting it a few months ago, I've been continuing to add new content to my Age of Terror hack for using the Dragon Age RPG to play in the world of Diablo. It now contains 16 backgrounds that should cover all of the character classes from the computer games, a few new talents and … Continue reading Age of Terror Updates