Judges Handbook - where's Ex-Div?

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HorusZA
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Judges Handbook - where's Ex-Div?

Postby HorusZA » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:32 am

So I got my copy of the Judges Handbook in the mail yesterday. Been browsing through and for the life of me, I can't find any info on the Ex-Div (Exorcism Division) that was promised on the back-cover... and I quote:
The Judge's Handbook provides new rules and options for judges as they patrol the streets of Mega-City One, and allows them access to the more elite divisions and promotions, allowing them to become Exorcist Judges, join the holocaust Squad, or even Acc-Div.
Do I need new peepers, or is the blurb not quite describing what's in the tin?
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Re: Judges Handbook - where's Ex-Div?

Postby Exubae » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:52 pm

Judges Hand book is a pretty mixed bag; the majority of the book is cool however I think I'ld rather seen info on the Ex-Div than the 14 pages of dull uninspiring maps dedicated to the sector house 13 (created using a saucer and graph paper during someones coffee break by the looks of them).
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Re: Judges Handbook - where's Ex-Div?

Postby Shokker » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:16 am

HorusZA wrote:I can't find any info on the Ex-Div (Exorcism Division) that was promised on the back-cover...
The Judge's Handbook provides new rules and options for judges as they patrol the streets of Mega-City One, and allows them access to the more elite divisions and promotions, allowing them to become Exorcist Judges, join the holocaust Squad, or even Acc-Div.
Gruddamn it! You're right! - And there's no stats to specialise in Accounts Division (as also mentioned on the back cover) and I was so looking forward to playing a Judge who not only did everything by the book but more importantly within budget! :lol:
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Re: Judges Handbook - where's Ex-Div?

Postby HorusZA » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:18 am

Shokker wrote:
HorusZA wrote:I can't find any info on the Ex-Div (Exorcism Division) that was promised on the back-cover...
The Judge's Handbook provides new rules and options for judges as they patrol the streets of Mega-City One, and allows them access to the more elite divisions and promotions, allowing them to become Exorcist Judges, join the holocaust Squad, or even Acc-Div.
Gruddamn it! You're right! - And there's no stats to specialise in Accounts Division (as also mentioned on the back cover) and I was so looking forward to playing a Judge who not only did everything by the book but more importantly within budget! :lol:
I think mongoose needs to right this wrong by making the missing material available as a free download. That or it's 5 to 10 years in an isocube!
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Re: Judges Handbook - where's Ex-Div?

Postby Shokker » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:31 am

HorusZA wrote:I think mongoose needs to right this wrong by making the missing material available as a free download. That or it's 5 to 10 years in an isocube!
"5-10 years in cube! What a waste of law-abiding taxpayer's credits! Far more expeditious to use a Standard Execution round to the head. Remember, Sector 34 has had to make some stringent cuts and we all need to help in our own little way." - Acc-Div Judge Counter.
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Re: Judges Handbook - where's Ex-Div?

Postby The Greek » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:53 am

Exorcism Division was disbanded in MC1 quite some time ago. Have not seen it reestablished recently, although it is possible I missed something. All now Psi-Div.

The reason given was the existance of an exorcism division increased the numbers of citizens willing to take a punt in demonology, increasing infestations, increasing the pubicity around ex-div, and so on.

I can not remember the story, I am afraid, but I believe it was in the Megazine. Maybe a decade or more ago.
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Re: Judges Handbook - where's Ex-Div?

Postby havercake lad » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:41 am

The Greek wrote:Exorcism Division was disbanded in MC1 quite some time ago. Have not seen it reestablished recently, although it is possible I missed something. All now Psi-Div.

The reason given was the existance of an exorcism division increased the numbers of citizens willing to take a punt in demonology, increasing infestations, increasing the pubicity around ex-div, and so on.

I can not remember the story, I am afraid, but I believe it was in the Megazine. Maybe a decade or more ago.
Exorcist Diovision did indeed shrink down to one operative who was armed with the Ring of Soloman.
However, both 2000AD and the Megazine have featured Exorcist Division since the story you are referring to. I can dig out references if someone needs to look them up.

Re Exorcist Division's exclusion from handbook, I imagine that their inclusion would have required too many pages devoted to background material and stats for different psychic entities.

I can think of over a dozen other departments and specialists not covered in the Hand Book (all of which I have written up for my own use and would happily submit for publication if Dredd RPG had a new upsurge.)
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Re: Judges Handbook - where's Ex-Div?

Postby Shokker » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:26 am

havercake lad wrote:I can think of over a dozen other departments and specialists not covered in the Hand Book (all of which I have written up for my own use and would happily submit for publication if Dredd RPG had a new upsurge.)
Hopefully, with the release of the new movie this year we might see a renewed interest in the JDRPG and might even get to see this material!

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