Unlike some of the latest stuff from MWP, the interesting thing about Cinematic Unisystem is that, at heart, it’s a simulationist, universal engine. Where can I find the core rules (and hopefully magic system) for the Cinematic Unisystem? I’ve heard that it’s used in Witchcraft, Buffy and. Characters in the Cinematic Unisystem RPG have four basic elements. These full-fledged cinematic heroes have amazing skills and abilities. This is the Type.

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. If the GM had set the task as a Very Good difficulty, this would have succeeded and would have been, de facto, DC 15, but hey.

Retrieved from ” https: Essence, or the measure of life-force and magic, is also central to Classic Unisystem play. This has two interesting variations: Drawbacks can be used to gain extra points.

This serves to break play into tiers of competency: Cinematic Unisystem Where can I find the core rules and hopefully magic system for the Cinematic Unisystem? Which is better for your campaign really depends on the level of realism you’re shooting for.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Unisystem is a generic role-playing game system produced by Eden Studios, Inc. The Vampire Slayer Roleplaying Game. Cinematic features a limited set of skills that cover most situations, no Secondary Attributes or Essence, simplified combat and flat damage resolution. I’ve heard that it’s used in Witchcraft, Buffy and Angel, but is there a generic rule-set tat you can use for any setting?

It is the same basic system. One is simple, one is more complex. It is typified by grittier, more realistic play, greater attention to detail in skills and combat, and the use of Secondary Attributes that are typically derived from the Primary Attributes.


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Also, as stated above, damages for attacks in Cinematic are set to the average number that the dice would give you if you rolled the damage in Classic Unisystem. Usage of this site, including but not limited to making or editing a post or private message or the creation of an account, constitutes acceptance of the Forum Rules.

Cinematic Unisystem A generic CineUni book is one of those things Eden Studios has planned, but given how slowly they produce books don’t expect to see it any time soon. The cinematic Unisystem games are all license-based, not original works. Friday, 12th April, All told, Cinematic Unisystem is the simpler version that tries to emulate movies and TV.

Of those selections, my guess is Angel fits the tone and details needed for what you’re looking for. Unisystem games use a point-buy system to generate characters.

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I am very interested in knowing. Up to 4 successes, another success level is a 2 point increase on the roll. I played for several sessions of a Buffy game, ran a couple of cinemtaic of Angel, and considered starting several other games using the system. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. I really appreciate the help and suggestions! Wushu Open Reloaded Actual Play: Archived from the original on I am extremely interested in starting a dark vampire romantic RPG based on Forever Knight, one of my favorite all-time shows and was thinking that a more cinematic version of Unisystem might be great for this.

Players can now try to choose a number ‘just high enough’.

Cinematic Unisystem

Oh, and as a note? This has two interesting variations:.


The buffer isn’t bigger because otherwise it could result in a it being a ‘dumping ground’ of low rolls. Plus, with Cinematic the GM never has to roll dice. Several of these games have quickly become favorites not only with RPG-playing fans of the properties, but with systems aficionados interested in some of the tricks the games have used to better recreate the feel of a TV show or movie.

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You could run pretty much anything with it, provided you were willing to leave the genre simulation up to the actions of the players and GM and rely on the system to handle the physics of the world. Friday, 13th May, You can take the average number after the die roll, for instance 2d6 3 or you can use cards as well. Languages Italiano Edit links. This little tidbit is an effort to make Cinematic Unisystem completely diceless.

One example is in Cinematic damages are set, in the other they are random. This, of course, are the results of rolling a hypothetical 1d10 20 times.

All times are GMT If you want magic rules and some basic monsters for Classic Unisystem, the Witchcraft core rulebook is available as a free PDF. Reset Fields Log in. The PDF doesn’t include the flavor stories that the hardcopy book does, but everything else is in there. Gamemasters called “Chroniclers” in Classicand “Directors” in Cinematic Uniisystem are also given tables of successes: That’s what it really comes down to.