View Full Version : WOIN - the ruleset and the extensions - an explanation and some questions

May 31st, 2021, 19:38

I've seen a request recently to break out the ruleset from the NEW 'book', so I thought I'd explain things.

WOIN is the ruleset
NEW is an extension

Now when buying NEW you have to get WOIN, as the rules are part of the books they need to be coupled.

Now you can't buy WOIN as a standalone product here at FG or at EN Publishing, so I don't see the need for it to be sold as it's own thing. Sorry.

However, someone was working on OLD and have stepped away from doing it, so it's back in Hiatus. The ruleset supports OLD which (you can turn off the NEW extension to see it), but it does require work to fit in with the magic system.

So what kind of interest is there in OLD, or NOW? Please don't ask about 2000AD/Judge Dredd/Strontium Dog, I doubt their digital licenses are available.


May 31st, 2021, 23:59
What attracted me to the WOIN ruleset is the ability to have characters from OLD / NOW / NEW in the same campaign, jumping genre's. Think the Piers Antony Adept series ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apprentice_Adept ).

So 100% YES from me for all 3 if possible. It would be good if we can Magic, Psionics, Chi all on the same character sheet at the same time as well, or atleast have the character to be able to toggle the type rather than have that in the options settings.

June 1st, 2021, 04:35
NOW is something I would like to see, as there are many possibilities for creativity in the genre. With the open structure of WOIN, it gives GM's quite a bit of leeway in making adventures and the like. OLD, in my opinion, has too many other systems to compare it too, but hey bring it on, if it helps to get NEW done right!!

June 1st, 2021, 09:21
Priority wise - I would say fix the basic automation (i.e. the damage type & attack type vs defense) and then OLD....

June 8th, 2021, 06:36
Yeah I'd love to see NOW, OLD is cool, but NOW would be much more fun.

August 22nd, 2021, 01:38
I would love a NOW extension