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Apr 232012

Torg New Players Guide

Hopefully, this post will give New Players an idea of what Torg is, and how to roll up a character.

Start with the Torg Character Creation / House Rules document (also called Torg.pdf on dropbox).

This document covers the absolute basics of character creation.  It gives a brief description of each “world” your character can be from and the character options from each.  This document contains everything you’ll need to create a basic character (which is what everyone is starting out as anyway.)

The document also talks about special abilities (beyond the basics) and gives a brief description of them, but does not go into the rules for those abilities.  If you create a character with special abilities, those abilities will be added to your character within the first few sessions of play, during which time I’ll provide you with the necessary additional rules for those abilities.

The Torg Players Rules document provides detailed skill and equipment descriptions and some basics of game play.  It also goes into some of the rules for certian special abilities, but beware; these rules are overridden by more detailed rules provided in other books.  Please note: sections of this book have been redacted to avoid spoilers and to remove rules and option we won’t be using.  What the player needs to start is there, however.

Finally, you can get the Torg Character Sheet here.  This is an excel sheet that I have developed myself.  It uses my houserules, so please use this sheet.

If you are looking for character ideas, take a look at the Templates.  These are sample characters that you can use to get an idea what what’s possible.  By no means are you limited to these concepts, however.

I’m going to have everyone roll up two or three characters.  One from Core Earth, one from any other realm.  The logic behind this is that the game is about saving Core Earth.  I want everyone to have a character that has a stake in that.  Also, I want to try to have every realm represented by the PCs.  If you have to roll up more than one character, you’re more likely to play something you would not normally consider.

On a side note, I’m looking for a few character concepts to be in PC hands.  You don’t have to create one of these concepts, but if you do, I’ll kick down something extra to your character in game (a stat bump, an ability or some extra equipment).  If no one wants to fill these concepts with PC’s, that’s fine too, I’ll just make make them into NPCs.  The concepts I’m looking for are as follows:

1.  A Police Officer or Police Detective (maybe even FBI).
2.  An NSA or Secret Service Agent
3.  A military fighter pilot
4.  An Archeologist
5.  An x-KGB agent

Apr 232012

I’ve created a new excel character sheet for TORG.

It’ll automate the creation of 90% of all characters.  The other 10% will need some manual entry, but there’s space provided.

You’ll also need to manually enter equipment.  I may automate that in a future version.

Please use this sheet for all your TORG characters, as my house rules are built in.

TORG 2.0 Character Sheet
TORG 2.0 Character Sheet
TORG char sheet.xlsm
Version: 2.0
405.1 KiB
Dec 302011

Hi All,

I created some D&D 4.0 style card templates for Saga Edition Talents, Feats, Powers and the like.  I only a made a few example cards, but they are in Word format, so are easily editable for you to make a set for your character.

They are poker sized cards (2.5″ x 3.5″), and print nicely on a 3×5 index card.

Most of you won’t have the font I used (Tungsten Medium), but you can just as easily use Agency FB or Arial Narrow.  Let me know and I’ll get you the Tungsten Font.

Saga Card Templates
Saga Card Templates
Version: 1.0
408.0 KiB
Nov 272011

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Using the Mega Omega Dex

Using the Mega Omega Dex is easy. Simply replace anything after the ‘=’ with the term you want to search for. For example, to search the Dex for ‘Bothan’, type ‘torg2.com/swmaps/megadex.php?s=bothan

You can also search the Dex for encounters by CL. Just type ‘cl<challenge level>’ after the ‘=’. ‘torg2.com/swmaps/megadex.php?s=CL20‘ will return all CL 20 encounters indexed.

Finally, you can use the Dex to bring up everything in an entire book. Just type ‘bk<book code>’ after the ‘=’. ‘http://torg2.com/swmaps/megadex.php?s=bkcore‘ will find everything in the CORE rule book.

Linking the Dex to your books.

The Mega Omega Dex is capable of linking to the correct book and page with one click. The Dex does rely on a few conventions. First all of your Saga Edition Book PDFs must be in the same folder. The Dex also expects the first page of any pdf to be a cover page, and for the actual book (page one) to start on page 2 of the pdf. Finally, the Dex expects the books to be named ‘.pdf’. For example the Core Rule Book would be named CORE.pdf.

I’ve recompiled the pdf’s and shared them on dropbox. Please PM me for an invite.

By default, Chrome and Firefox do not open links from the local system on remote pages. We’ll need an extension to take care of this. I use LocalLinks for chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/jllpkdkcdjndhggodimiphkghogcpida. You can get similar extensions for Firefox.

Once you have your files in one location, and local links enabled, you’ll need to tell the Dex where to find your files. Click on ‘settings’ at the bottom of any search and type in the full path to your books. Be sure to include the trailing slash. Click “Submit” and your’e done. This sets a cookie. Note: I have not tested this on Linux.

Using the Dex with Chrome.

To get the most out of the Mega Omega Dex, you should use it in the Chrome Web Browser. Chrome will allow you to easilly set up the Dex as a search engine.

Right click on your address bar and click on ‘Edit Search Engines’. At the bottom of that page, you’ll see three text boxes, starting with “Add a new search engine.” In “Add a new search engine” enter “MegaOmegaDex!”, in “Keyword” enter “s” and in “URL” enter “http://torg2.com/swmaps/megadex.php?s=%s” Click elsewhere on the page to accept changes, and then close that tab.

Now anytime you want to do a search, just type “s” then ” ” (that’s a space) then your search, and hit enter.