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« on: April 16, 2014, 09:16:38 PM »
I once tried to host a game a long time ago.

This WSD inspired role playing game is similar to Dungeons and Dragons but the entire layout and context is in a WSD universe. They go into intense detail such as warren design, rabbit strengths and weaknesses, herbalism, "bun-fu", and a comprehensive bestiary of elil and neutral animals. I may have a digital copy somewhere if anyone is interested.

Has anyone even heard of Bunnies & Burrows? Discuss.

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 10:51:27 PM »
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Has anyone even heard of Bunnies & Burrows? Discuss.

Yes, I have. I think I once roleplayed (through chat) with somebody using this system. It was a long time ago, so I don't remember details.


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I once tried to host a game a long time ago.

Really? How did it go?
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 06:58:26 AM »
It went poorly and we disbanded after our second session. Mostly because all of us had no idea what we were doing. The battle system is different from D&D with different dice and an actual probability curve.

 Role play was the best, though, because the book had many well defined traits you could choose for your character (phobias, disabilities, talents, courage, alignment, etc) . This made it easy to react to situations, engage in dialog, even start our own adventures.

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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 11:04:44 AM »
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Role play was the best, though, because the book had many well defined traits you could choose for your character (phobias, disabilities, talents, courage, alignment, etc) .

I suspect for some the most fun would be choosing phobias and disabilities that would least affect their characters, while at the same time choosing best talents and bonuses to character's statistics. :D

By the way... Did you have your sessions in real life or were you using some communication tools (chats) or specialized programs (like Fantasy Grounds)?


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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2014, 07:30:01 PM »
Sessions were online. Only used some sort of chat system.

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2014, 10:55:39 AM »
I see. Have you ever tried doing it again?
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2014, 05:01:17 PM »
Unfortunately, no. Not many people want to play B&B. Some thought it was a joke tbh.

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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2014, 03:13:49 PM »
You could always host an RP according to rules provided by the book, here, on this forum. It would be interesting to play with Game Master again. :)
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2014, 07:52:51 PM »
I'm not sure many people have the rule book anyway. It's still being sold at a place (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/bunnies/) so sharing the book may be considered piracy.

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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2014, 08:21:38 PM »
Yes, it might be.

This is a digital copy of the rule book, right? I guess I could pay $7.99 for it...

Then again... How much rules players have to know to play this game? I guess knowing how to create character's sheet is a must, but perhaps the whole process could be simplified a bit? For example, when it comes to choosing disabilities, talents, phobias and so on, you could draw them at random for our characters and we would simply have to include them in our roleplaying. That way we wouldn't have to know the whole list to choose them.

I'm sure this would work in other cases as well, so sharing the book wouldn't be so necessary. As far as I know, in roleplaying the rule books are usually mostly used by GMs and not by players, unless the latter wants to argue with GM about the results of particular action. Then again, the first rule of roleplaying says that GM does always have the final word. :D

What do you think, Mallow?
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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2014, 06:53:06 AM »
That may be a solution. I'm not an expert on intellectual property rights but I think I will start a thread anyway and see if there is any progress.

Thanks for the advice and the encouragement. :D

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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2014, 10:25:36 AM »
No problem, Mallow. :)
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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2014, 02:52:32 PM »
I eventually decided against it. I'll wait until i get a response from Steve Jackson games or until I see another site use it and not get in trouble.

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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2014, 06:23:12 PM »
I understand. It's better to be safe, than sorry.

If you get any response from Steve Jackson games, then let us know, ok? :)
"My heart has joined the thousand, for my friend stopped running today." - Hazel

Pessimist sees a dark tunnel. Optimist sees a light in the tunnel. Realist sees the light of coming train. And the train driver sees three idiots standing on the track.