We’re revising Grey Ranks, adding some clarification and streamlining a bit. There will be no major changes, but I’m considering small rules tweaks. For example this:

Acting Your Age
If your character is fifteen, always lower your personal scene die down by one size and raise your mission scene die size up by one. If your character is seventeen, always lower your mission scene die size by one and raise your personal scene die size up by one.

Has this rule been religiously enforced in your games? I know I’ve completely forgotten it at times without any ill effect. I’m thinking of re-writing it to make it an optional trick players of 15 or 17-year-olds can selectively employ. Or maybe getting rid of it entirely – I think age differentials inside the Crew get played up without any mechanical incentive. What do you think?

Grey Ranks Revisions: Acting Your Age
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6 thoughts on “Grey Ranks Revisions: Acting Your Age

  • February 13, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    I play with it, and I like it. It really brings the age differences to the forefront in a way that doesn’t happen in the games I’ve played without it.

  • February 13, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Is that rule actually still in there? I remember it from earlier drafts but thought that it had been removed.

    Uh, in other words, no, we didn’t use it.

  • February 13, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Thanks, guys. You two cancel each other out!

  • February 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    When I played, I didn’t realize that was a rule. Like Seth, I’m not sure it’s actually in the published text.

  • February 13, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    You know, it isn’t. Once I got a book in my hands I realized we took it out at the last minute. I was using our final draft before it went to layout, and we changed it in layout. I feel foolish.

  • February 15, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Compromise by putting it in as an optional rule.

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