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Offline Nefaro

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Upcoming 'Dune' RPG (Modiphius)
« on: August 30, 2018, 11:43:39 PM »
Apparently Modiphius & Gale Force 9 just got rights to come out with a new Dune RPG late next year, before the new movie series.

https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?832737-Gale-Force-9-Gets-quot-Dune-quot-License-with-Modiphius-RPG


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Re: Upcoming 'Dune' RPG (Modiphius)
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 04:48:59 AM »
Interesting.
Here's hoping it will be good and do the book series (the real one, not the crappy pre/se-quels) justice.

Also... a new Dune movie series?!

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 01:15:12 PM »

Also... a new Dune movie series?!

Yes.  By that French-Canuckistani director who did the new Blade Runner.  Supposedly out sometime in 2019.  Something about 2 or 3 movies covering the first book.

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 02:36:41 PM »

Also... a new Dune movie series?!

Yes.  By that French-Canuckistani director who did the new Blade Runner.  Supposedly out sometime in 2019.  Something about 2 or 3 movies covering the first book.

Are we talking movie-movies or a new mini-series (like the ones from 2000 and 2003)?

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Re: Upcoming 'Dune' RPG (Modiphius)
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2018, 05:05:10 PM »
Nice.  Bet it's going to be pretty too.

Wonder how they are going to work in the whole "Dune Milieu," in terms of play; i.e. can you play in the time/era of the first 3 books, play in the Dune Messiah era or dial it back to the whole "robot revolt," time in the Brian Herbert book(s).

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2018, 02:07:50 PM »
Frank(Herbert)ly, I'd rather they completely ignore all the non-canonical books by Brian&Kevin, or at least only make them into sourcebooks and keep the core game (and many of its
other sourcebooks) clean of such contamination.

I wonder if the game will have a House creation rules or place some importance on the house the players would be able to represent.
(kinda like in the A Song of Ice and Fire RPG or the Covenant rules in Ars Magicka)

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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2018, 03:08:47 PM »

Also... a new Dune movie series?!

Yes.  By that French-Canuckistani director who did the new Blade Runner.  Supposedly out sometime in 2019.  Something about 2 or 3 movies covering the first book.

Are we talking movie-movies or a new mini-series (like the ones from 2000 and 2003)?

Movies.

Word says there will be at least two movies to cover the original book.

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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2018, 03:19:35 PM »
Nice.  Bet it's going to be pretty too.

Wonder how they are going to work in the whole "Dune Milieu," in terms of play; i.e. can you play in the time/era of the first 3 books, play in the Dune Messiah era or dial it back to the whole "robot revolt," time in the Brian Herbert book(s).

If Modiphius is creating it, then it will be beautiful. 

I'm wondering which core system it will use, or whether it will be something different.  I think Modiphius has at least three different core RPG systems they're using.  Maybe more.  Their 2d20 one, which is distantly related to FFG's Star Wars rpg, plus the d6 dice pool system that the Free League games use (Mutant Year Zero series, Coriolis, etc), and a couple others from a different team which just uses a simple d10+skill system - or is it 2d10? I'm not very familiar with these.  I'm hoping it's not the latter.

As for the setting, I'm more interested in seeing how Ulisses-Spiele's upcoming revamp of Fading Suns turns out.  The old versions were an absolute mess on the layout, but it definitely has potential greatness if they can organize the new edition better.  Also hopefully give the core book(s) more well-rounded content as the oldies also just briefly mentioned some important setting stuff (the "to be released in the future" approach).  Fading Suns is VERY Dune-like.  All the way down to requiring melee weapons to penetrate personal energy shields.  :nerd:  Yet it has much more.

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Re: Upcoming 'Dune' RPG (Modiphius)
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2018, 04:19:22 PM »

Movies.

Word says there will be at least two movies to cover the original book.

Yep, two movies.  Timothee Chalamet is supposedly cast as Paul.  Denis Villeneuve said however they wouldn't be filming at once because the studio felt it'd be too expensive.  Translation is that even if the first film is a masterpiece, if it fails like Blade Runner 2049 did we'll never get the second half. 

Still,  Dune's a more robust licence than Blade Runner, and they're doing well by having tie in material like this to get people involved prior to release.  I'm hoping it all turns out well this time, Dune's been in need of a proper adaptation.

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Re: Upcoming 'Dune' RPG (Modiphius)
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2018, 06:16:52 AM »
Nice.  Bet it's going to be pretty too.

Wonder how they are going to work in the whole "Dune Milieu," in terms of play; i.e. can you play in the time/era of the first 3 books, play in the Dune Messiah era or dial it back to the whole "robot revolt," time in the Brian Herbert book(s).

If Modiphius is creating it, then it will be beautiful. 

I'm wondering which core system it will use, or whether it will be something different.  I think Modiphius has at least three different core RPG systems they're using.  Maybe more.  Their 2d20 one, which is distantly related to FFG's Star Wars rpg, plus the d6 dice pool system that the Free League games use (Mutant Year Zero series, Coriolis, etc), and a couple others from a different team which just uses a simple d10+skill system - or is it 2d10? I'm not very familiar with these.  I'm hoping it's not the latter.

As for the setting, I'm more interested in seeing how Ulisses-Spiele's upcoming revamp of Fading Suns turns out.  The old versions were an absolute mess on the layout, but it definitely has potential greatness if they can organize the new edition better.  Also hopefully give the core book(s) more well-rounded content as the oldies also just briefly mentioned some important setting stuff (the "to be released in the future" approach).  Fading Suns is VERY Dune-like.  All the way down to requiring melee weapons to penetrate personal energy shields.  :nerd:  Yet it has much more.

Wait, FS is now getting a brand new edition?
I just recently bought the pdfs for the supposedly latest edition (in addition to me having the physical books for the second/revised edition).

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Re: Upcoming 'Dune' RPG (Modiphius)
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2018, 05:27:51 PM »

Wait, FS is now getting a brand new edition?
I just recently bought the pdfs for the supposedly latest edition (in addition to me having the physical books for the second/revised edition).

Yes.  Ulisses Spiele North America has been working on it for awhile.  Their new WH40k and Torg stuff was ahead of it, but I think it's one of their other projects coming out before long.


Quote from: Ulisses
Ulisses North America is in the earliest exploratory stages of developing the new edition, but in the meantime you can pick up all the current books at DriveThruRPG.

https://www.ulisses-us.com/games/fading-suns/

Latest Update:

https://www.ulisses-us.com/fading-suns-designer-diary-august-2018/
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Re: Upcoming 'Dune' RPG (Modiphius)
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2018, 05:26:30 AM »
I am so very not in the loop :P