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The Terminator RPG: Quick Start

The Terminator RPG: Quick Start

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The Terminator RPG: Quick Start PDF is a 44-page introduction to The Terminator RPG, which is coming to Kickstarter in Feb 2021. This game is a licenced product from STUDIOCANAL and includes content from The Terminator movie and its associated Dark Horse comics.

This Quick Start contains seven pre-made characters, all the essential rules required to play the game and a single scenario for a GM and up to five players to enjoy, with the aim of introducing a group of players to the dark, frightening and deceitful world of The Terminator.

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In The Terminator RPG Quick Start, each player assumes the role of a Resistance Fighter. These ‘characters’ are the personas that will represent the players as they play the game. This document contains seven pre-made fighters for players to use which can be found at the end of the book. There are a number of elements that players should know about on their character sheets, particularly the different stats, skills and traits that each character has.

Note: This is the beta version, meaning that we will update it and develop it further. Updated versions will be uploaded to DriveThruRPG and you will be able to download them straight afterwards. Consider this a living, and therefore changing, document.


Copyright © 2020 Nightfall Games Ltd., All Rights Reserved. 

T1, The Terminator, ENDOSKELETON, and any depiction of Endoskeleton are trademarks of STUDIOCANAL S.A.S. All Rights Reserved. © 2020 STUDIOCANAL S.A.S. ® All Rights Reserved.

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Craig A February 22, 2021 10:27 pm UTC
When is the Kickstarter launching?
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Lazaro I January 17, 2021 10:47 pm UTC
Hello Nightfall Games Team, on page 18 of this QuickStart it seems as if the ‘Damage Modifier - Rate of Fire’ table is missing. The table I see there looks like it’s the STR damage modifier table. Please help. Thanks!
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Lazaro I January 24, 2021 8:40 pm UTC
Sorry, I meant the ‘Damage Modifier - Margin of Success’ table is missing, thanks.
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richard H January 03, 2021 10:47 pm UTC
Interesting. Looking through the quickstart, looks like there's reference to MIR (which IIRC is from one of the comics, and produced sleeper Terminators that believed they were the person in question). So what sources will the RPG be drawing from? Will we see other bits and pieces from novels and comics included, as well as movie material? And will there be options to play as 'good' Terminators or cyborgs a la Terminator: Salvation or Dark Fate?
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January 02, 2021 4:12 pm UTC
I'm really enjoying this! Looking forward to the KS! Side note: there are places where it references the Terminators as having exo-skeletons rather than endoskeletons in case you are looking for community notes on editing. :)
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Tim B December 29, 2020 8:27 pm UTC
No preview?
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Nightfall G December 30, 2020 9:47 pm UTC
It's a PWYW title
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Aleksandr V December 29, 2020 2:20 am UTC
Looks good! The system is similar to SLA 2e but with some new features like a hacking mini-game (similar to Deus Ex) and Fear/Hope subsystems. This quickstart does not have any setting information and implies that GM and players are familiar with the franchise (full rulebook should have solid setting info since like half of the SLA 2e book is just lore). The Terminator Quickstart has enough rules and introductory scenario to get a taste of the full game.
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