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  • #67608
    Bozz
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    I can’t decide between the two systems. Both sound great. I currently game using Fivecore in a military sci fi setting and I really want to be at least as rpg focussed as battle focussed. If you’ve made the choice, what did you choose and why?

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    #67619
    Ivan Sorensen
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    Alexander Wasberg will no doubt be alng shortly.

    Five parsecs has the advantage that you already know FiveCore so it just bolts on to that.
    It does need an update a bit but that’ll happen when it happens.

    Five Parsecs tries to feel like a solo version of the campaigns in games like Necromunda or the old GW Confrontation rules.
    You can make it very RPG like but it’s not set up to require it, if that makes sense.

    Starport assumes you will be doing the RPG bits, so there’s more tools for those things (and with the supplements, you can run a full RPG campaign).

    I’d say Starport is also a little simpler, but FiveCore feels more “military” as I’m sure you’ve already discovered.

    Does that help at all? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Ivan

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    #67628
    Bozz
    Bozz
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    Yes, it does. Also, no, no it doesn’t and I’m still faced with a choice… Ugh, choice.

    By the way, hello Ivan! I’m enjoying the crap out of Fivecore.

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    #67629
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
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    Cheers mate!

    Glad you like it.

    At the risk of being crass, since Wargame Vault is having a sale right now, you could grab both and see for yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Do you play solo, with a GM or pick up games?

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    #67649
    Bozz
    Bozz
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    I play solo. I live in a converted Hiace with my partner as we are constantly on the move so finding a regular gaming companion is out for now. Yeah, I totally just bought them both ๐Ÿ™‚

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    #67651
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
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    Well, thank you very much!

    Let me know if you have any questions at all

    FiveCore is probably the most solo friendly of the two, but I know a lot of solo “Scum” gamers.

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