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Mercenary - Fractured Land - Tactical Skirmish RPG
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Mercenary - Fractured Land - Tactical Skirmish RPG

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In Mercenary – Fractured Land (MFL) you take on the role of a Mercenary Commander charged with sending a Squad of Operatives into the Neutral Zone – a theatre of conflict in the centre of the former United States.

Choose your Operatives and their Specialities then equip them with Weapon Systems, Countermeasures and Defenses. Setting up your Squad gives you the potential for over seven thousand combinations of unique Operatives. Experiment with what works, but ensure only the best make the cut for your final five.

Hit the Neutral Zone hard and play the hand you are dealt, adapting your battle-strategy whilst keeping rival Squads down scope. Once you have achieved all you can, Extract with your PayDay intact and achieve Victory.

In this fractured land the strong survive, but the best get paid.

Please Note this Title is PDF only - there are no miniatures, maps, battle-mats, dice-rollers or replica ming vases included within the purchase of this product, and they are not required or involved in Gameplay. All you will need are two six-sided dice (2d6), pen/pencil and paper, and the Command Sheet (included within the PDF).

 
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Christopher L November 06, 2020 4:40 pm UTC
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Look, this is neither a skirmish game nor an RPG. It's far too abstract to be either. There aren't any miniatures involved. There's no game table. It doesn't feel complete. I'm sorry, but I want my 5 bucks back.
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P G H November 06, 2020 6:17 pm UTC
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Firstly, you are well within your rights to pursue a refund and I hope it is dealt with in a timely manner for you. I presume this is requested via Drivethrurpg.com in the first instance. I haven't had to deal with a refund as yet, so I thank you for the oppurtunity to learn about that.

If at any point the process does not run smoothly, please email me directly at ph.fr0ntiergaming@gmail.com. I will be happy to arrange a direct PayPal transfer to you.

In terms of how the game "feels", I apologise if you feel misled in some way. I will add to the description that there are no miniatures involved and that a table is not required - however I would like to stress that over 60% of this game is previewable, and nowhere within that preview does it state these items are required or included. I'm not sure what gave you the impression that they were.

As to what constitutes a Skirmish/RPG game - a simulated conflict resolved with a set of rules is absolutey all that is required...See more
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Christopher L November 06, 2020 7:11 pm UTC
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Look, I design these for a living. All I'm saying is, this is not anyone's idea of an RPG or a Skirmish game. It's just not. It's an abstract game. I'm not clear at all what it's intent is. It seems to me it's largely a list-building exercise resolved later with 2d6? The operatives, if I read the game correctly, really only function as a whole unit. So, not an RPG as such. There aren't ranges, or a battlefield as such, so not skirmish. There's a very good idea here, but you're presenting it wrong IMO. I think it needs more to be a complete game. I'm not worried about the five bucks. I just feel you need to tell the buyer what this is.
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P G H November 06, 2020 7:45 pm UTC
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I respect your opinion and you have got me thinking. What I will do is make this product entirely available to preview so potential buyers can make a 100% informed decision. The idea of even unintentionally misleading a customer makes me incredibly uncomfortable.

I do stand by my own definition of what constitutes Skirmish and RPG, and with polite respect you haven't convinced me otherwise.

From one creator to another I do appreciate your time and you expressing your thoughts. Our exchange will of course remain, and can be another tool for potential buyers to make up their minds. I think the majority will agree with you. The minority who want to try something a bit different will be in for some pretty in-depth gaming, and that's all I'm ever trying to achieve.

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Christopher L November 06, 2020 8:14 pm UTC
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Fair. I'd be curious to see a write-up of one your game session to see how it plays out. Some kind of battle report or AAR would be cool.
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