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HotB Dune

Postby Oneiromante » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:18 am

I am planning a game using the rules of Houses but using a some kind of ambientation like Dune or Fading Suns.
Any idea to made the conversion?
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Re: HotB Dune

Postby JohnWick » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:54 am

Bene Gesseret Premonitions

Spend a Style Point and make a Wisdom + Bene Gesseret aspect roll against TN 10. Make wagers as usual. If successful, you may make a prediction. A single sentence prediction about yourself or another character.

If that prediction comes true, both you and the target character get a Style Point plus a number of bonus Style Points equal to the wagers made in the original Wisdom risk.
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Re: HotB Dune

Postby JohnWick » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:02 am

Although, I'd change Style Points to Treachery Points. And you get them for being a Machiavellian bastard.
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Re: HotB Dune

Postby jeffszusz » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:26 am

during which Era of the Dune series do you want the game to take place?

Depending on era, you would have different factions to choose from:

There'd be the bloodlines....

House Atreides: Strength
House Harkonnen: Cunning
House Corrino: Beauty ?
Fremen: Prowess

Along with any women bred to be Bene Gesserit: Wisdom

Which in the earlier era would be their own factions, but later would be divided between:

The Atreides Dynasty, Ex-Fedeykin, Tleilaxu, Bene Gesserit, the Spacing Guild

Or

Few thousand years later you'd have no Tleilaxu but you'd have Fish Speakers...

Wowzers. Is there a Dune companion book that describes the setting well? That would come in handy.
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Re: HotB Dune

Postby JohnWick » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:07 pm

jeffszusz wrote:during which Era of the Dune series do you want the game to take place?

Depending on era, you would have different factions to choose from:

There'd be the bloodlines....

House Atreides: Strength
House Harkonnen: Cunning
House Corrino: Beauty ?
Fremen: Prowess

Along with any women bred to be Bene Gesserit: Wisdom

Which in the earlier era would be their own factions, but later would be divided between:

The Atreides Dynasty, Ex-Fedeykin, Tleilaxu, Bene Gesserit, the Spacing Guild

Or

Few thousand years later you'd have no Tleilaxu but you'd have Fish Speakers...

Wowzers. Is there a Dune companion book that describes the setting well? That would come in handy.


I wouldn't go that far. Just keep the Virtues the way they are; you don't need to assign them to Houses.
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Re: HotB Dune

Postby jeffszusz » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:22 pm

So just don't use any of the House bonuses to virtues?
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Re: HotB Dune

Postby Oneiromante » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:06 pm

Thanks a lot for the reply (oh, my! The reverend John himself!).
I agree with jeffszusz, why not assign the house bonuses?
The Treachery points sounds cool!

I'm thinking about the mentat, swordmaster and fremen aspects.
And so, change Province for Planet, Herbs for Spice,...
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Re: HotB Dune

Postby Mordante » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:18 am

Intrested to know how the Dune project is going? (admittedly i have a vested intrest as i would love grab hold of your stuff!)
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Re: HotB Dune

Postby weaverchilde » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:46 am

Here is an idea. Basically, every house has a role to fill and act as Aspect, but more like the FATE version of Aspects so they should be wide sweeping affairs. I have lists the role according to the Dune RPG and some of the special training/abilities that they would have. Things with an asterisk are Compels that should be included (imho).

House Adept – Bene Gesserit Adept
Prana-Bindu Conditiong
Mnemonic Conditioning
Weirding Combat
Enhanced Senses
The Voice
*Dual Allegiance


House Assassin – Master of the Art of Kanly
Codes of Kanly
Assassination
Infiltration (Impersonation)
Sabotage

House Strategist –
Mnemonic Conditioning
CHOAM Advisor
Diplomacy
Mercantilism
Law
Spymaster
Espionage
Interrogation
Propaganda
Sysselraad Delegate
Law
Diplomacy
Statesmanship
Warmaster
Arms
Leadership
Games Theory


House Mentat –
Computation Trance
Awareness of Minutia
Machine Logic
Projection

House Noble
Title
Duelist
Command

Swordmaster
Arms
Duelist
Athletics

Suk Physician
Surgeon
Pharmacopoeia
Psychology
Trustworthy
*Pyretic Conscience (Imperial Conditioning)


Another thing that is very important for te Dune setting is Reputation, every character needs an Aspect devoted to their Reputation and this may be something that is linked to their Virtues... We need House of Spiders for patience... I mean what is Kanly without suffering through the waiting only to savor in that sublime Revenge...mmm, so sweet.
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Re: HotB Dune

Postby Mordante » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:14 am

At the moment im just starting to read houses of the blooded so i will fully grasp your ideas more fully later, but im gettin ght eimpression that i like what i see!.
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