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Rifts® Primer - How to Play Rifts® and Create Adventures

Carl Gleba and Kevin Siembieda join forces to create a tour de force of information about Game Mastering games and creating adventures. This primer should help both G.M.s and players enjoy the storytelling experience of role-playing games, as well as helping them better understand the game rules. The second adventure, Rescue the Rogue Scholar, should help aspiring Game Masters with the creation of adventures and plot.

Sections include:

  • Getting Started, The Game Master
  • More Game Master Tips and Tricks
  • Player Character Tips
  • A Rifts® Adventure by Gleba and Siembieda
  • Rifts® Combat Terms (and examples)
  • Damage and the M.D.C. System
  • Combat Recap
  • The Bandits
  • The Town of River Side
  • Non-Player Characters (NPCs)
  • The Player Characters
  • Adventure Building: Rescue the Rogue Scholar
  • Keeping it All Organized

Note: This Primer originally appeared in The Rifter® #75.

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John M July 10, 2017 2:22 am UTC
is there any new material in this, considering i own rifts ultimate edition and the game master guide?
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Nathanael C June 16, 2020 12:53 am UTC
Three years later, I am going to answer that question for you and anyone else reading. It's "okay" really. The material is mostly GM advice, and it doesn't read like a reprint. The advice is actually good, and there's player stuff too. That said, this should have been Blog articles, in my opinion. There are one-and-a-half adventures in there, and a handful of pregen characters with really bad "90s CGI" looking character images. As usual, the last few pages of the count are padded out with ads.

One good thing of note is the quick stat writeup of some bandits. PB never ever ever does quick stats to my knowledge, so these are unexpected and actually super handy.

If all that above sounds negative, for me it isn't. I could read this kind of stuff forever. I love getting more insight into the minds behind the Megaverse. I just wish Kevin would embrace blogging and actually turn some of this into online articles.
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