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Over the Edge Third Edition [digital]

Over the Edge Third Edition [digital]

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Over the Edge at a Glance

  • A fantastic cornucopia of fringe science, conspiracy, and hyper-reality. The island of Al Amarja is a rich sandbox to be filled with your craziest and most entertaining ideas.
  • Everything old is new again: New narrative rules improve storytelling. New character traits propel drama. Every conspiracy, character, and location is given a fresh twist.
  • Designed by Jonathan Tweet, lead designer of Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition, Ars Magica, Everway, and 13th Age.

Welcome to the Ultimate Democratic Republic of Al Amarja

During your stay with us, please remember that Liberty is Job One, Disarmament Means Peace, It's Polite to Speak English, and, of course, Paranormal Activity is perfectly legal.

Thank you for your consent.

The Edge is the weirdest city in the world. Get into trouble. Question your place in the crazed multiverse. Transcend mortal limits. Join a cult. Fight a baboon. Along the way, you might find out who really controls humanity. Unless, of course, you've been working for Them all along.

Over the Edge is the classic RPG of counter-culture conspiracy, weird science, and urban danger. For its third edition, the game comes roaring back in a completely reimagined relaunch by its original creator. Everything old gets a new take. Nothing is a retread. Every conspiracy, every neighborhood, every major gamemaster-character is portrayed with a new spin. It's not “25 years later.” Everything on the Island is reborn to surprise new and existing players alike.

At the heart of Over the Edge third edition are the nine districts of the Edge, each with a unique flavor, colorful characters, memorable locales, and a mélange of bizarrity ruled over by a patchwork of cabals openly tolerated or empowered by the all-powerful anarchic State. Behind this public face of the city, however, there is a secret world of conspiratorial factions, strange fringe abilities, cutting-edge technology, and cross-reality incursions.

The result is a crazed sandbox setting which is infinitely receptive to whatever offbeat and outlandish ideas the players and gamemaster choose to pour into it. Over the Edge adds a final dash of madness with the “GM's Secret Bag of Tricks,” a dozen fringe concepts and a gaggle of colorful characters, each of which can completely transform your version of the Edge or serve as the nucleus around which your entire campaign will form.

Take the Leap: Gameplay Basics

  • Fast, dramatic character creation that's laser-focused on creating dynamic, active characters. Player-defined traits quickly establish what characters can do, and each PC's Trouble & Question force characters into personal crucibles that drive story.
  • A simple 2d6 resolution mechanic uses a lightning-fast comparison of level and difficulty to generate rerolls instead of managing modifiers through addition and subtraction.
  • Inject shocking, unexpected outcomes into the narrative through good twists, bad twists, and “twist ties.”
  • Three strikes and you're dead. But unless you're in danger of your third strike, you can safely take big risks, electrifying gameplay with dramatic, exciting moments.
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Mickael J July 30, 2021 7:07 am UTC
Another question if you don't mind: there are two zip files, one is 1.2 and the other is 1.2b. The main pdf for both zips seem to have the same size. I assumed 1.2b was an improved version but according the pdf properties the 1.2 was generated *after* the 1.2b, so I am really puzzled. What are the differences between those two zip files and which one should I use?
Thanks. :)
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clavon W May 15, 2020 3:35 am UTC
I am a HUGE fan of Over the Edge-and I still have my original 1st and 2nd Editions plus many sourcebooks. I'm just wondering-how compatible is 3rd Edition with the original WaRP engine, and are you planning any conversion documents? I'd love to try this new 3rd Edition of yours, but will all of my old material be usable?
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Justin A May 18, 2020 8:08 pm UTC
Jonathan completely redeveloped the mechanics for 3rd Edition (taking advantage of everything he's learned over the last 30 years of game design to make the game as cutting edge as the original was in '92).

His introduction does include a discussion of how older material can be used with the new edition. Conversion is very easy; I've found it very easy to dip into my old sourcebooks, yank stuff out, and plug it directly into my game.
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clavon W May 19, 2020 5:54 am UTC
Thank you!
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Mickael J August 29, 2019 9:03 am UTC
I just bought the pdf version. The zip file contains pdf and mobi but not the advertised epub.
As for Jeff B's question, the two pdf are identical but one is in high definition, probably for printing, and the other one (marked 'pdf' in the name) seems to be for screen reading.
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Justin A August 30, 2019 5:01 pm UTC
Archive updated! Thanks for the head's up!
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Mickael J August 31, 2019 9:04 pm UTC
Perfect, thanks for your great reactivity. :)
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Jeff B June 07, 2019 7:27 pm UTC
Other than file size, what's the difference between the two v1.2 PDFs in the zip file?
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Justin A August 30, 2019 4:51 pm UTC
AG2003PDF is formatted for tablets.

AG2003 is what the printed version of the book looks like.

Content is identical, but pagination is not.
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christopher A April 07, 2019 7:52 pm UTC
Will a preview of the product be available at any time? Hard to decide on a purchase sight unseen.
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Justin A April 08, 2019 7:26 pm UTC
We're working to get our preview PDF approved here on DTRPG, but we also maintain a Google Drive with assets and resources for all of our games and you can find the sample PDF there:
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christopher A April 11, 2019 1:02 pm UTC
Thank you very much for the clarification.
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Philip H March 06, 2019 9:13 pm UTC
Will there be a POD version later this year, once pre orders are fulfilled? Live in the UK and don't fancy the shipping costs!
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Justin A April 08, 2019 7:24 pm UTC
I'm afraid not. However, we do have local distribution in the UK, so you should be able to get the book at your local game store once it's released in June.
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Philip H April 11, 2019 5:58 am UTC
Thanks very much. Will look forward to June!
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