I received my PDF copy last week and eagerly await my print copy to arrive. I have yet to read the book from cover to cover but I absolutely LOVE what I have seen so far. Every time I skim through it I find another thing that absolutely blows my mind. This is easily my favorite book to come to BRP since the BGB.
I've recently started blogging again about my developing Celtic-inspired campaign. Here's the newest update:
The Green Lands - Part 1
And so, about my campaign.
Something I realized some time ago was that, for my purposes in developing the settings, I needed to write (originally three, but now) four books. Basically, I needed to organize my thoughts about the campaign setting, and put it all down in b&w, in order to build it into something special. I needed the skeleton.
[h=3][/h] The short answer;
"Open" vs "Class"
The Long Answer (explained);
As Newt Newport mentions in his introduction to OpenQuest's rule set, the "Open" in OpenQuest refers to the ability to create fantasy settings and characters in a completely unrestricted manner. This is in distinct difference to Mr. Leary's approach to the genre with "Classic Fantasy", a Chaosium monogram. Classic Fantasy attempts to model Dungeons & Dragons directly to the Basi
The party sets out three days later after the new young stallion is born. They do not now have the luxury of riding on horseback. Pytor refuses to lend any more to the PC’s. The journey on foot takes five days as they skirt the edge of the Dymrak forest. This is to avoid being spotted on the open plains to the north while keeping as much distance between the party and the goblin horde.
Upon arriving on the rocky hills where the tombs can be found the party examines the portals on
At the Lake of Lost Dreams the PC’s are confronted by a much larger goblin horde than they had encountered during the fight for Sukiskyn steading. The Viper, Red Blade, and Wolf Skull tribes are joined by at least one other goblin tribe. Maybe more. The number of goblins is over two hundred and fifty with at least a quarter of them mounted on dire wolves. The additional horses captured in the raid are held against the edge of the forest under the surrounding gaze of 4 wargs. The horses ha
From the private diaries of Princess Illiria:
A tale of bold adventure as written by Lady Illiria Callathian of House Callathian in the month of Klarmont this common year of 978 from the home of my father, Lord Callathian. May his spirit always lend light to the protectors of the realm. This is a tale of the brave clansmen of Sukiskyn Steading and their valiant defense of their homes against a rising tide of evil which threatened East Karameikos, if not all of the great Duchy itself. Guided by
Took a while, but now all the products currently available in electronic format or in print for Glorantha have been giver their own thread in the Glorantha forum and the publication list has been updated. If you know of any I've missed, tip me! By the way, the Glorantha forum needs its own banner on top. Anyone who know of some appropriate art to use? I've considered doing one with glorantha books side by side, but that's sort of boring and would break with the banners on the other top forums. S
Hello all hive members!
BRP Central once again sees a spurt of activity from the beetle breeder. The forum software has just been updated to the latest version, software that makes the URL more SEO friendly have been bought and added and the forum structure have seen a reorganization, with more forums where their activity determines their visibility. So far it looks like we've avoided the big bugs we had with the last big upgrade.
Furture plans include a facebook application and a mo
Just at Marseilles airport, waiting for my long flight home after a very pleasant few days at Chimériades.
I flew in on Friday morning, having set off at 2300 Thursday night to find that my mobile phone had no roaming set up - Thanks Virgin! Eventually I got my lift sorted out and got to Andrew's house where we looked at figures and I met Steve, the modeller. We talked for a while, took a last minute look at the rules, prepared a game board for the con and had a lovely meal. Eventually, we
I spent yesterday looking at Mad Knight’s new range of Gloranthan figures and playtesting a set of Skirmish Rules to go with them. They are very impressive figures, harking back to the best of the Citadel figures from RuneQuest’s hey-day.
We played using broos and trolls, as they were the painted ranges and swept through a Sun County village with devastating results. The sides seemed fairly evenly matched, with the trolls having more figures, half of which were trollkin. We ended up with on
I have somewhat recently come to the conclusion that what I want out of a campaign setting is broad strokes; sweeping action and color to inspire but little set canon to tie one down. This may well be why I’m drawn to running games in the Young Kingdoms. Moorcock had a lovely way of hinting at a world, creating a pacing that is ridiculously fast while giving room for the imagination of the reader to fill in any gaps in the narrative.
But my impetus toward these loosely defined worlds come
My latest game setting is a post apocalyptic mutant filled superhero game, set on a new continent called Pacifica. The creation of the continent by a geological anomaly caused huge changes to the planets weather due to large scale vulcanism and the dumping of dust and sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere. A limited nuclear war has raged due to the famines caused and attempts to annex resources to build arcologies for the remaining populace to live in. The date is 2060, and Americans fleeing the r
In this morning stroll through Engadget I came across two stories that related to the science of Rubble and Ruin. When I wrote R&R I was trying to take modern science as seen from my perspective as a professional scientist and project to a near future where everything was cranked up to 11.
For AI brains being used to “man” automated weapons systems I give you http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/13/darpas-msee-to-develop-new-mathematical-language-race-of-senti/.
Of more interest to me,
I needed some atmospheric damage rules for my last space opera game, and so found something in GURPS Space that I adapted to my game. These rules are fairly loose and need a lot of GM disgression.
A slightly toxic atmosphere requires a CON roll every hour or so. Damage should be in the order of 1 to 2 points, either automatically, or after failing against a toxicity level of 4 to 6 on the resistance table.
Toxic atmospheres need a CON roll every Full Turn, for the milder atmosphere, to
Remember the good old days™ when you would get together with your buddies and game for eight to twelve hours a couple of times a week? Back then the BRP experience system worked great; you would get a bunch of checks and some of them would improve each adventure. Over the course of a few real months characters would be getting better at the skills they used often, and not so much for the rarely used ones. But now days, for a lot of us, family, work, and Real Life™ get in the way, we might be lu
Well its been quite awhile folks and I am entirely to blame for that. I won't bore people with the details except that I am on the move again residence wise, not as far as last time but a decent distance nevertheless. I had been hoping to finally upload BRP Star Wars in the next few weeks but I am going to defer once again. It does pain me to do this since I detest nothing more than vapourware and all sorts of needless spruiking and its partly due to my sensitivity to this issue that I am upload
*I am listing games, not individual books
Against the Darkness TableTop Adventures
All Flesh Must Be Eaten Eden Studios
Ancient Odysseys Precis Intermedia
Angel Eden Studios
Army of Darkness Eden Studios
Atomic Highway Radioactive Ape Designs
Barbarians of Lemuria Beyond Belief Games & Cubicle 7 Entertainment
Basic RolePlaying Chaosium
Call of Cthulhu Chaosium
Colonial Gothic revised Rogue Games
Conan (only a single supplement) Mongoose Publishing
The travelling beetle will be leaving home tomorrow, heading west for warmer climates in South America. First there will be trekking in the Central Andes and then there will be diving in Los Roques. I'll be back 8th of August, and first order of buisness then will be to get a new internet provider, as my current one has been extremely unstable lately. Then I have Eternal and Continuum reports to write up, and tons of stuff to improve here in addition to work to be done on d100rules. Hmm... There
My web connection has been very dodgy for over a week now, turning itself on and off, mostly off. Trying to get some web access elsewhere, but that won't be happening till after Continuum. So, upgrades must wait for a bit. But the beetle will be back stronger and better!