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Time constraints

I haven't been able to spend as much time as I want to with the forums lately, and then mostly to approve new members. I've started working again AND we've gotten a fresh spawn in the house. As a result, I'm rather occupied these days. Current work assignment ends April 1st, should be able to siphon some more time for BRP Central then.  Cthulhu is wispering in her ear. She's only been an initiate for 10 weeks, but was able to cast the Attract A

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Kraken 2015 - A Gaming Retreat

This years Kraken was shorter than the biannual Gaming Vacation we have gotten used to from the Kraken team, but not having to wait another year for it I was quite happy with a shorter Gaming Retreat. In preparing for Kraken 2015 I found excellent use for the Guide of Glorantha. It worked perfectly as a bookpress for the booklets I was bringing for the Chant-Along event! This year I went down with 3 other Norwegians - Linda (my highly pregnant girlfriend) Jaran and Morten (a Kraken virgin).

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Another terrifying upgrade!

We just had another upgrade of the BRP Central software. The last big one was a move from the bloating vBulletin software to Invision Power Board. Lost some downloads in the process and had quite a bit of hassles with it, but a major step forward from an administrator point of view. Or current update went from IPS 3 to IPS 4, which got all the downloads deleted. I kinda freaked out, but with help from the support staff at IPS it was restored from a backup the next day. Just the pictures out of t

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The big move!

I've been thinking about it for a long time now, but finally I had some days to actually update the site. Our move from vBulletin 3 to vBulletin 4 was not necessarily an improvement, but this one I think is. Most of the troubles we encounter now in the initial days of the transfer is due to errors from the bloated vB database and my incompetence with the new software. This will however improve, just be patient. Please do tell me of any bugs you encounter (in the [url="http://basicroleplaying.o

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Travelling again!

BRP Central have just been backed up. Leaving for 3 weeks in Thailand tomorrow, hopefully there'll be no hickups in my absence. Been way to inactive here lately due to work, but plan to get more active again. I'll be at Eternal, Continuum and Kraken this year. Hope to see some of you fine people there! Cheers, Trifletraxor

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Glorantha forum

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

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BRP Central Changes

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

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The Beetle has left the Hive...

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

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Problems with Arachne Solare!

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! SGL.

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Reviews

Long promised and long delaid, finally they fixed the problem with the new review software! Still, it will take some work from me to get it going with all the products. So far it should be working with all the products published by Alephtar Games. Will get to the others bit by bit. You can both rate it - 1-5 stars, anonynomously (okay that wasn't spelled right but you understand) and/or writing a review. Yiai! SGL.

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Journey north

After an fun, exciting and exhausting Eternal Convention in Germany last weekend (-rapport pending), I'm now travelling to Lofoten for an obligatory psychiatry course. I've seen the program and it's horrible, which is why I'm bringing my laptop so that I can work on d100rules while "listening" to the lectures. Unfortunately, my gaming group have no time for gaming currently, so I won't be able to game again until Continuum Convention in England. Hope to see some of you there! Cheers! Sv

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I've been smileyhunting!

After a long hunt, the pesky ugly-smileys are have finally been exterminated! [looks around for surviving ugly-smileys] At least for now. And the old smilies have moved back in. Now, remember that harboring an ugly smilie is punishable by paper cut. Inform the smiley-police if you see any! Also the "quickreply" function has been pimped a bit, to have most of the "advanced" functions. Most importantly, better access to the smilies! Cheers! Sverre.

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STYLE!

"New" banner! So what do you think? Incorporates some elements from the old one, adds some new, and still keeps the funtionality of the navbar and toplinks. Some more tweeks to the style will come, let me know if you have any suggestions too! Next plan is to go smiley hunting again. Those bastards are just like the Australian rabbits! Very difficult to exterminate. Cheers, Sverre.

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Work Plan

As you might have noticed, the entire forum moved down to the root. Some more broken links probably, but hopefully worth it in the long run. The "Home" page have now gotten all the news of coming supplements written in as articles. My current progress plans: 1) Fix the design of the site - with a default looking more like the old one, and a optional "low-key" design for those who visit while they should be working. 2) Get some new smileys! Yes, that's a must! 3) Add "Published" ar

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No more downtime!

The "worst" part of the upgrade is done. There should not be any need for long downtimes for the part that remains. Basically, fixing the design, finding new smileys, filling the CMS with content and reopening the review section is the parts that are left. So, we're stable at least. Report bugs and give me your wishlist here: http://basicroleplaying.com/forum/showthread.php/1741-Bug-reports

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vBulletin 4.0.1 weekend

This weekend has been two full days of binary agony. After lots of work and several restored databases the forum is now finally transitioned to version 4.0.1. Lots of work left, getting the CMS to work, upgrading the download software so it can be opened again, fixing the design back to something resembling the way it was before and much more. But it's getting late and I have a 29 hrs shift at the hospital tomorrow, so I won't get it done right now. I'll keep working on it throughout the

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Site updates in the horizon

A huge update to the forum software will be released December 21st. It will be a major change, which means the style and all the previous modifications will have to be customized again. A lot of bugs and probably some downtime can be expected. To start after Christmas some time. I'm thinking about removing the Wiki, as it's very rarely used, and not 100% compatible with the forum. The SEO software will probably also be removed, as the new forum software have something built in. It will ho

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Beetle Ramblings 08.06.09

Hi all! Just got back from the Tentacles Omega Convention, where I got my hands on my preordered copy of BRP Rome. And man, this is a great supplement. It's truly packed with information, and it's quite obvious that a lot of research went into the making of this book. I had the pleasure of playing a game of BRP Rome with its author Pete Nash at the Tentacles, which was quite fun! (At least the parts I remember. Fabian asked my how I could possibly be able to walk already at the sign-up riot the

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Album & reviews!

The album software move is almost done. I'll add some random pictures from the albums to the front page, and ease the viewing of the albums, but that will be it for now. The Reviews for Chaosium BRP have been improved with links for the authors and the products in the description. I'll will also add links to thread discussions when I have agreed with myself where they shoudl be. The finished products have so been removed fromt he frontpage, and replaced with links to the review section.

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Another surge of activity

I'm currently experiencing another surge of activity dealing with BRP Central. I've had a lazy period for a while, but have recently gone into a more active modus. I've updated the forum software and all the add-ons, and is at the moment reorganizing the subforums (yet again...). As the spammers have started to visit our site too, I'll be taking some measures against that promptly. No more shoes or russian porn! Cheers!

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Nearly robbed!

Tonight, travelling home from the city center, I had two encounters! First, an aggressive narcotics dealer, who followed after me and whom I had to give a good push to get away from me. 2 minutes later, a gang of four who most likely wanted to rob me, who I luckily convinced to move along. First time I have ever experienced something like this in Oslo. I think I deserve a tick in spot, streetwise and unarmed combat (for successfull posing!). Tomorrow, some REAL gaming.

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Right Word Now

So, another Sunday, another full day for Roleplaying! Today I was gaming, RuneQuest/BRP in 2nd Age Glorantha. We have been playing the Blood of Orlanth campaign, and today the group was trying to stop a ceremony that would channel the energy of a storm into the world dragon project. The two most memorable happenings of todays session was the following: Tarkan, a EWF desserter working undercover was standing judge over a man who refused to split the tongues of his children. Tarkans advisor

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Current gaming

Long time no blog! My group currently have 3 settings running, with 3 different GMs. The first is 2nd Age Glorantha with BRP rules. I'm gaming this setting, and we are currently running the Blood of Orlanth campaign, which have proved to be quite fun. We are also still playing Cthulhu Rising (sci.fi cthulhu), where my android character was chasing aliens last session. Last, we have just startet up with the Masks of Nyarlathotep-campaign for classic cthulhu. Weekly gaming has been the norm

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Alastor's Skull Inn

Yesterday I gamed a session of BRP/MRQ, that is, BRP with the MRQ skill list and some few other MRQ rules to make it compatible. Playtested the scenario that I submitted for the adventure contest, and we had quite a blast. I did however notice a lot of small errors in the text (the editing was a bit rushed, as I was going to Continuum). Emailed Dustin, and thankfully they'll let me send in an edited version of it. So today I'll be editing again! :cool: SGL.

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Duckwulf Assrider

Well today, after promoting our review section on the MRQ forum, I created a new character with a friend of mine for the Blood of Orlanth campaign that I will run soon. It will basically be BRP in Glorantha 2nd Age. He rolled up a duck. A "mysterious stwanger" with a poor disguise skill. He is a Humakti-initiate, and actually have quite good stats (except SIZ...). Kai (my friend) named him "Duckwulf". He also put some skillpoints into the ride skill, and got himself an war-ass that he nam

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