Unlike some of the latest stuff from MWP, the interesting thing about Cinematic Unisystem is that, at heart, it’s a simulationist, universal engine. Where can I find the core rules (and hopefully magic system) for the Cinematic Unisystem? I’ve heard that it’s used in Witchcraft, Buffy and. Characters in the Cinematic Unisystem RPG have four basic elements. These full-fledged cinematic heroes have amazing skills and abilities. This is the Type.
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Cinematic Unisystem A generic CineUni book is one of those things Eden Studios has planned, but given how slowly they produce books don’t expect to see it any time soon.
One is simple, one is more complex.
Cinematic features a limited set of skills that cover most situations, no Secondary Attributes or Essence, simplified combat and flat damage resolution. Views Read Edit View history.
Heroes are larger than life and capable of amazing feats. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Army of Darkness, like the movie, is a bit more comedic but has mass combat rules. Other Qualities and Drawbacks are of a Supernatural sort and are used to designate a character as a particular type of character be it a Gifted human, a Vampyre, a Spirit, and so on or unisystek what sort of magic they can do.
Drawbacks can be used to gain extra points. Languages Italiano Edit links. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. There is also the newly released Ghosts of Albion that uses Cinematic rules of Buffy with a much better magic system.
From Radioactive to Riches: Strength, Dexterity, Constitution; and three mental attributes: This results in a pool of 23 numbers.
It’s at least partially inspired by the “Using cards instead of dice” option in CJ Carella’s Witchcraftpage The PDF unisystwm include the flavor stories that the hardcopy book does, but everything else is in there.
Classic Unisystem is more grounded in reality and provides an edgier, grittier game with more realistic protagonists.
When this pool is down to three numbers, add another set of 20 numbers, etc. Also, as stated above, damages for attacks in Cinematic are set to the average number that the dice would give you if you rolled the damage in Classic Unisystem. Friday, 13th May, Cinematic Unisystem This page collects my work houserules, conversions for Cinematic Unisystem, the system behind the Buffy: The cinematic Unisystem games are all license-based, not original works.
Unisystem – Wikipedia
Archived from the original on All told, Cinematic Unisystem is the simpler version that tries to emulate movies and TV. Attributes represent the character’s main six abilities, which in this case are three physical attributes: Players can now try to choose a number ‘just high enough’. That is, people on RPG forums profess to being huge fans of these systems, but the actual utility of them, even amongst serious hobbyists at the time, seems like it might be somewhat less.
Games designed using Unisystem have been nominated for,  and won,  Origins Awards. After some time, a character’s cnematic is down to, say, 3 numbers. One thing to note is that characters will probably be a bit more competent when you’re using this system. Retrieved from ” https: I’ve heard that it’s used in Witchcraft, Buffy and Angel, but is there a generic rule-set tat you can use for any setting?
I am extremely interested in starting a dark vampire romantic RPG based on Forever Knight, one of my favorite all-time shows and was thinking unisjstem a more cinematic version of Unisystem might be great for this. Armageddon 2nd Edition and a new 2nd Edition of Eden’s own Conspiracy X were later published using this gaming system.
This, of course, are the results of rolling a hypothetical 1d10 20 times. Their books featured full color throughout, decorated with screencaptures and production photos from the show. You could run pretty much anything with it, provided you were willing to leave the genre simulation up to the actions of the players and GM and rely on the system to handle the physics of the world. Scott The New World, Part 9: The chief difference between the systems are Drama Points used only in the Cinematic systemand differences in magic system mechanics.
This has two interesting variations:. Plus, with Cinematic the GM never has to roll dice.
Monday, 9th June, That’s what it really comes down to. Also, Cinematic introduces the concept of Drama Points; a number of points a player can spend to add bonuses to attempted actions, cut the damage they’ve taken in half, or even simply bribe the GM to give them a lucky break.
Originally Posted by daddystabz. The Vampire Slayer Roleplaying Game. Monday, 19th November, To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I played for several sessions of a Buffy game, ran a couple of sessions of Angel, and considered starting several other games using the system.
Essence, or the measure of life-force and magic, is also central to Classic Unisystem play. They are army of Darkness, Buffy, Angel, and Ghosts of Albion which hasn’t been published in printed form yet. You can take the average number after the die roll, for instance 2d6 3 or you can use cards as well.