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 Translating Rifts/Other Ideas Guidelines 
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I want to translate ___. I don't feel it's done right currently.
1. Can it be done by a basic trapping/redescription? Example: The Dogboy Crazy as a Killhound
2. Can it be done by a MARS Package? Example: Psi-Slinger
3. Can it be done by a custom edge? Example: Automatic Psi-Nullification as a retrap of First Strike
4. Can it be done by a more involved trapping/redescription? Example: The Sea Inquisitor
5. Can it be done by a combination of ARES Origin and Power and Greatness? Example: Asgardian Elf
6. If no to all, then make a custom IF in the House Rules Proposal or Community Projects Forums. Example: The Maxi-Man or Undead Slayer

If you're translating something.
1. If a Custom IF or ARES Package, start with what is descriptively iconic - 3 to 5 iconic things at Novice.
2. Then define 3-5 iconic things as they grow/advance.
3. Begin translating those iconic things into rules, completely divorced from the original except via that description.
4. Get feedback, especially from system and setting experts like Freemage, Pender, RFT, VV, Tribe of One, Lars, and myself. Do not take criticism personally, but remember it is still your project. But if people see an issue, there might be one. So look hard at your reasoning. If there is a less complex way to do something that does not violate the fluff - use that. Simplicity and core rules trump everything else. Fast, Furious, and Fun.
5. Repeat Step 3 and 4 until you have an agreeable thing.


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While not perfect, this site has some pretty decent mappings of already canon translations, and is a good guideline for those translating ideas.

http://rifts.savageworlds.org/conversionMappingList.php

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