The Regiment Alpha Playtest Kit 1.0

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The Regiment Alpha Playtest Kit 1.0
« on: March 05, 2012, 02:54:32 AM »
Here's the alpha playtest draft for THE REGIMENT, an Apocalypse World hack about soldiers in war.

  • Playbooks for the Soldier, Officer, Sergeant, Medic, Commando, and Sniper.
  • Moves and Weapons tri-fold.
  • GM toolkit tri-fold.
  • Regiment/Unit tri-fold.

Should you try this out?
You're a good candidate if you 1) Have played Apocalypse World and know it well, 2) Are a fan of war movies, 3) Can playtest a game from bare-bones components. If you're not all three of those, then I don't know. Maybe it's not the thing for you yet.

http://www.onesevendesign.com/regiment/the_regiment_alpha_1_0.pdf

I'll post some comments on the alpha and questions for playtesters shortly.

Thanks!

Re: The Regiment Alpha Playtest Kit 1.0
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 05:02:14 AM »
I love you.
So much.

Re: The Regiment Alpha Playtest Kit 1.0
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 11:25:26 AM »
Wahoo! I have a couple of players who would probably LOVE to check this game out.

Thanks for all your (continuing) hard work, folks! It's greatly appreciated.

Re: The Regiment Alpha Playtest Kit 1.0
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 01:27:06 PM »
Oh God yes.

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Re: The Regiment Alpha Playtest Kit 1.0
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 01:28:23 PM »
John, how do you feel about online playtests?  
I know some folks don't like their IP spread all over the internets, and other people like being able to watch a game in progress.  I've been excited about Regiment, and I think it would make a great one-shot.


Re: The Regiment Alpha Playtest Kit 1.0
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 02:51:01 PM »
Thanks, everybody!

@DannyK: Go for it! And feel free to share the playtest kit with anyone you want.

Re: The Regiment Alpha Playtest Kit 1.0
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 04:45:44 PM »
If anyone wants to run a play by forum, I'm super excited to play in a game.

Re: The Regiment Alpha Playtest Kit 1.0
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 07:10:49 PM »
Officer Playbook
Re-write, harsh lessons move:

After a battle, if you lost any men during the engagement, mark xp.

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Sniper Playbook
Spotter typo:

If your sniper spotter is another PC, tell them they gain call the shots.

Re: The Regiment Alpha Playtest Kit 1.0
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2012, 07:13:58 PM »
All Playbooks
"Gear & Spoils of War" should read "Loadout & Spoils of War" (as Soldier playbook).

Re: The Regiment Alpha Playtest Kit 1.0
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2012, 07:14:27 PM »
Close assault seems like 7-9 and 10+ seem like the same option set.
Consider adding "or shell shocked" to the Lost in the fog of war.
Smokes - wasn't this also when soldiers started giving out chocolate?  I bet chocolate gives you a bonus when dealing with children...

Re: The Regiment Alpha Playtest Kit 1.0
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2012, 07:17:27 PM »
Close assault options are similar, but different.

10+ they choose:
- take your harm (they don't do any harm back)
- break and flee (they're broken and separated)
- surrender (captured)

7-9 they choose:
- trade harm (they do harm to you)
- orderly withdrawal (not broken or separated)
- barricaded (take no harm, not captured)

Re: The Regiment Alpha Playtest Kit 1.0
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2012, 07:17:47 PM »
"Smokes" represent all barter items, especially including chocolate. :-)

Re: The Regiment Alpha Playtest Kit 1.0
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2012, 07:22:04 PM »
You should totally bring candy cigarettes, Hersey's chocolate bars, spam, and saltines as snacks for your players.  Plastic canteens of water too.

Re: The Regiment Alpha Playtest Kit 1.0
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2012, 07:24:29 PM »
Halfway considering this rewrite.

Assess the Situation
When you assess the situation, roll+tactics. On a hit, ask the GM questions about what the fuck is going on. On a 10+, ask three. On a 7-9, ask two.

Re: The Regiment Alpha Playtest Kit 1.0
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2012, 09:04:26 PM »
Heh. That's pretty good. If I was in the middle of a firefight, I'd sure want to know what the fuck was going on.