May 13, 2009

User Base

Filed under: Business — bilbo @ 6:56 pm

So, I have been looking at True20, Pathfinder and OpenD6 for possible conversions. When I do this sort of thing I usually look at:
1. The customer base
2. The possible freelancer base for the conversions

The last thing I look at and it is usually not a real concern is whether “the system is a fit” for the setting. As I have said before, I just do not see systems in this light. I prefer to look at it and say “does this system provide different elements not offered in other conversions”. So, with True20 it was all the elements that D20 offered. My D20 dual statted modules are likewise. With D6 I am not so sure. I think there is considerable overlap between D20/True20, Pathfinder, D6, and Iridium. I coudl be wrong as D6 does have a lot of pool type elements to play. In the end, I think I will need to dig a bit deeper.

In the end, part of it will be answered by the larger question of “viable market” in terms of the size of their community.


  1. Well, that rules out my cherished dream of a Nebuleon-StarCluster… 😀


    Comment by clash bowley — May 14, 2009 @ 10:34 am

  2. Just so anyone who doesn’t know mw reads this, I am just kidding! 😀


    Comment by clash bowley — May 14, 2009 @ 11:31 am

  3. It does not!!! I have this crazy goal to have my settings in as many systems as possible. I just want Neb Starcluster on your terms. Personally, I think a Merchant Armed Services IHW would b awesome…just saying.;)

    Comment by bilbo — May 14, 2009 @ 1:49 pm

  4. So, I guess I’m being dense, but which of your games are you looking to convert to another system?

    Comment by Sophie — May 14, 2009 @ 8:10 pm

  5. Oh, I would be happy doing any of them. For instance, I think Shades of Earth d6 would be interesting or even Savage Worlds. Nebuleon d6 or In Harms Way (One of Clash’s games) or True20. All bring something different.

    In general, I just think it would be neat to convert my settings to as many systems as I can. Goofy geek thing but it has to do with my view that a system can “support” any setting. So, d6 is not just a Star Wars system, that is the setting we are most familiar with, but it is a task resolution system that can be modified to support play in any genre or setting.

    But, as Clash will tell you, I am insane. 😉

    Comment by bilbo — May 14, 2009 @ 8:34 pm

  6. IHW:MAS would kick major ass!

    Sophie: Yes, he’s certifiably nuts. Squirrels in the attic. 😀


    Comment by clash bowley — May 15, 2009 @ 7:01 am

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