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Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:33 am
  

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Does Palladium RPG have a System Reference Document or similar online archive of information? I truly don't want to have to wade through PDFs and books just to find what I want. Please someone tell me that Palladium / the fanbase has had the sense to create an SRD or similar system, I can't seem to find one anywhere, or perhaps even just a wiki. I'm sorry if I sound rude or like a snob, but it truly is supremely convenient over PDFs and 600+ page books. It's also 3:32AM and trying to find something in this state isn't always easy, so it might be glaringly obvious for someone more awake.

In addition: Do any of Palladium's other titles (I don't know what they're called, adventures? Quests? Games? Rulesets?) have something similar to what I'm asking?

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 Post subject: Re: SRD
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:02 am
  

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No. The company considers all aspects of its rules protected intellectual property and does not permit the creation of anything resembling a SRD. However, the forum dwellers around here are very knowledgeable and eager to share their information. Ask your questions in the correct sub-forum and you can count on being directed to anything that you might wish to know.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:48 pm
  

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Bill,

Thank you for your concise reply.

You do realise they can create their own website / SRD where only they control, right? Plus, all SRDs and Wikis contain copyright information and such. So that's nothing but an excuse to make things difficult for everyone else. And please, don't give me the whole "everyone's been doing it for x years, it's worked fine for us," you can't deny that using forums and waiting for a reply that may never come is rather absurd.


I didn't want to have to sound like I'm bashing Palladium - don't get me wrong they've got something fantastic going here, and if I were permitted to build them an online database I would - however it's like having a map or a GPS except it has no labels or street names at all and the instructions are in Zulu, but you have a phone number you can call to have them help you get around. Nobody would want that, and as much as you loyal Palladium fans have tolerated the forum system for what, thirteen years now? I would be willing to bet money there's a huge number of you here who would prefer the ease of an SRD.

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 Post subject: Re: SRD
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:48 pm
  

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Times they are a changin'! Some old dogs just don't wanna learn the new tricks fella. Hey, it's all good!

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 Post subject: Re: SRD
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You're mostly preaching to the choir, man. Palladium does as KS wants though and no amount of arguing seems to sway him.

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 Post subject: Re: SRD
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:46 am
  

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Bill wrote:
No. The company considers all aspects of its rules protected intellectual property and does not permit the creation of anything resembling a SRD. However, the forum dwellers around here are very knowledgeable and eager to share their information. Ask your questions in the correct sub-forum and you can count on being directed to anything that you might wish to know.


I know this is necro-ing a very old thread, and I'm not sure if anyone's still reading this but since I came across this page while searching if there was a RIFTS SRD, just be ware people, game rules - to my knowledge - cannot be intellectual property

It'd be better to read more here for a clearer understanding.


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 Post subject: Re: SRD
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:03 pm
  

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Oh, yeah, Palladium's wild overuse of threatening and CoDs were an absolute paper tiger, and are even more laughable now when one considers their purported defense against the theft involved in RTT was a lack of funds. A SRD might have been wildly useful even 10 years ago, but is less so now because everyone whom hasn't written off the rule system decades ago is fully vested in a sunk-cost fallacy. While sour grapes over D20 are half the reason a SRD was never attempted, I think the more important thing to consider is that K.S., even if all the computery-stuff is handled for him, is demonstrably incapable of editing together a useful reference. I do think there have been freelance writers that could have done so, whom have mostly been run off.


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 Post subject: Re: SRD
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:20 am
  

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Curbludgeon wrote:
Oh, yeah, Palladium's wild overuse of threatening and CoDs were an absolute paper tiger, and are even more laughable now when one considers their purported defense against the theft involved in RTT was a lack of funds. A SRD might have been wildly useful even 10 years ago, but is less so now because everyone whom hasn't written off the rule system decades ago is fully vested in a sunk-cost fallacy. While sour grapes over D20 are half the reason a SRD was never attempted, I think the more important thing to consider is that K.S., even if all the computery-stuff is handled for him, is demonstrably incapable of editing together a useful reference. I do think there have been freelance writers that could have done so, whom have mostly been run off.


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 Post subject: Re: SRD
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:30 pm
  

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well that all comes down to that book...I want to say WotC put out that included system transfer stats for Palladium gods. In order to keep that from happening, Palladium's had to show the same amount of protection on their IP. At least that's how I was told.

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