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Bulldogs! Fate Core Edition

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All new! Bulldogs! has been updated to Fate Core, with a more streamlined advancement system, improved gear rules, and faster combat to make your battles in space even more interesting. Check out the new improved Bulldogs! and get on the job!

Bored with your dead-end job? Tired of your planet-bound life?

Is your bland home world too safe for you? Maybe you owe some money to the wrong people, or maybe the gun just somehow went off and now you have an urgent need of a change of scenery.

TransGalaxy PanGalactic Corporation does not care about your arrest record!

Join the Class D Freight division and in exchange for a simple five-year commitment, you can leave all your troubles behind.

They've got the ship. You've got a pulse. Welcome to Bulldogs!

Bulldogs! is a tabletop role-playing game of interstellar action adventure. Bulldogs! is about freebooting ruffians flying from planet to planet causing trouble.

Bulldogs! is sci-fi that kicks ass.

"Not only is this an awesome game of tramp freighters and laser guns, it's also a really fricking sharp take on the FATE rules, doing fantastic things with skills, technology, and spaceships. It's got all the great stuff you need to fill a cyborg space-pirate with plasma before running an imperial blockade AND getting the girl at the same time. How can I NOT play this game?"

- Rob Donoghue, Spirit of the Century and FATE designer.

 

 
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Fabian L August 17, 2016 12:41 am UTC
Is this the most current edition of the game and are the Fate core rules required to play ?
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Brennan T August 17, 2016 1:30 pm UTC
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This is the most current edition. Fate Core rules are not required.
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Pierre S May 13, 2016 3:59 pm UTC
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Also, in the update, the name of the file changes slightly depending on whether you Download it or select a move to Dropbox. This creates an inconsistency.

I had sent an e-mail of comments about typos. One of them is still not corrected. P. 164, the green box text, talks about a condition for spaceships called BROKEN. That is character terminology only; it should be DISABLED. It would *certainly* be worthwhile to stomp out those typos before coming out with the hardcopy edition in the Kickstarter.
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Pierre S May 13, 2016 3:22 pm UTC
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A new update is offering both v.1.3 and v.1.4 at the same time. Why is 1.3 there if 1.4 is available? Is one meant to be a more "printer friendly" version?
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Paul A April 22, 2016 5:12 pm UTC
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Are we any closer to that printed edition? It's been a promise for a while now?
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Todor P March 15, 2016 2:40 pm UTC
Is there any way I can buy a printed, physical copy of this? Thanks in advance!
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Brennan T March 15, 2016 3:16 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
The book is at the printer now, a print edition will be available soon.
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Jason K March 04, 2016 11:53 pm UTC
If I already own Bulldogs! For Fate, what is there to make me buy this new one?
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Brennan T March 15, 2016 3:15 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Jason, if you are satisfied with the Fate Classic edition, please continue playing it. It's a very solid edition of the game.

That said, the new edition updates and streamlines some of the rules that could definitely stand an update. There are strong guidelines on the different action types, a faster and more thrilling combat system, and better gear rules, in my opinion.
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Michael S March 15, 2016 4:54 pm UTC
Does this book combat system add anything above and beyond Fate Core's mechanics?
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Pierre S March 30, 2016 4:52 am UTC
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I mentioned the game's features in my review and I'll attempt to answer that. Beyond the basic Fate Core rules you get: four stress boxes whose number of points are upgradeable with more Physique or Resolve skill (to encourage a more rock'em, sock'em or cinematic violence style), special alien abilities (aspects) and stunts that can apply to a fight, weapons and armor that add to offense or stress-absorption ability (meaning that colossal energy-attacks swirl around the fragile biological shell of a character, and futuristic armor protects them), and Gear (special equipment that rises above the mundane, purchasable with gear-points). Spaceship combat, attacks and damage on a spaceship scale, are also added.
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Michael S January 19, 2016 6:58 am UTC
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If you're planning on releasing any updates to the PDF, I'd love to see bookmarks added to the PDF for the table of contents. Most of my RPG books in PDF form include these, and they are indispensable for quickly navigating around the book. Thanks for the consideration!
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Garrison B January 24, 2016 5:18 pm UTC
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Seconded! The PDF is a bit frustrating right now -- because they're art-heavy, the pages load slowly on my tablet. Having bookmarks would help a LOT. A lower-res version with bookmarks would be even better. (Just recently purchased the Grim World supplement for Dungeon World and it included Small, Medium, and Large versions. Small looks and runs great on my 8" tablet.)
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Brennan T March 15, 2016 3:16 pm UTC
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Yes! Now that I have the final including index, a new file with a linked index and TOC and a PDF-native TOC will be uploaded, probably next week.
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May 05, 2016 4:26 am UTC
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Any update on when we can expect this? I'd love to start using the updated rules and the lack of TOC is the only thing getting in the way of that.
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Michael S January 05, 2016 9:22 pm UTC
Will this be offered in print?
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Brennan T January 07, 2016 4:37 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Yes, it will. When the print version is released we will make an announcement.
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December 16, 2015 7:01 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Sorry if I'm missing something, but what happened to the Psychic skill in this edition?
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Samuel K December 18, 2015 1:03 am UTC
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Rolled into the resolve skill?
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December 18, 2015 1:21 am UTC
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It only covers resisting psychic attacks; I can't find anything in the text about using psychic powers. I was looking for it recently because I was reading the backer draft of Red Star, and it mentions a Psychic skill but doesn't include one.
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Samuel K December 21, 2015 1:55 am UTC
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Hmm, not sure then.
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Brennan T January 07, 2016 4:36 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Taken out of the core rules. The Red Star supplement will have some added material to help cover this.
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205
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978-1-887920-12-4
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GG16003
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