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  1. I tend to think of APP (in BRP games which use it) as "Appeal", rather than "Appearance"; it's a mixture of looks and personality.
    5 points
  2. You can run any scenario from any RQ-like game with any other RQ-like game with varying levels of difficulty. Mythras/Legend/RQ6 - Very Similar/Easy to use RQ2/RQ3 - Very Similar/Easy to use RQ2/3 with BRP or OpenQuest - Similar/Fairly easy to use Revolution is similar to Mythras/Legend/RQ6, but treats skills quite differently, so is a bit harder to fit into Mythras/Legend/RQ6, but should be easy enough to use Mythras/Legend/RQ6 for Revolution. After all, does it matter that a troll NPC in RQ3 has Sneak rather than Move Quietly, or a troll in Legend has Stealth, or a t
    3 points
  3. Just a coincidence! She's an Elric! player:
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  4. Sunwolfe said: Since June, I’ve been hoping for some official shout out, even a small one, from Chaosium: “We’re keeping BRP, but (understandably) it is the lowest of our priorities…don’t worry though, we remember all our loyal fans…”. At our Gencon 2015 news seminar, available as a podcast, and mentioned in several other people's podcasts, I mentioned what we basically intend to do with BRP. http://www.mu-podcast.com/whats-new-at-chaosium-panel-gencon-2015/ BRP starts getting asked about at 49:00 minutes in and again at 51:00. Up front I should clarify that you won't be hearing detailed plan
    3 points
  5. I was one of the Podtesters. My comments were that I don't normally listen to Podcasts, but it kept me listening to the end, amongst others. Yours are the same.
    2 points
  6. Good video. You pronounced Glorantha correctly, at least it's how we say it. Lozenge was a bit trickier, I pronounce it Loz-Inje, but some people say Loz-enje, it's as the old fashioned cough sweets or shape. Interesting that you have spent a lot of money on Glorantha/RQ material, I hope you like them and look forward to your videos about them.
    2 points
  7. Excellent suggestion. I never liked Appearence either, but as Mankcam says, it works much better as Appeal.
    2 points
  8. I never liked APP replacing CHA, but your suggestion suddenly makes it work
    2 points
  9. I always make charisma rolls against a different species a difficult roll as well as social skills if the races are opposed.
    2 points
  10. I've always found Appearance to be a bit limited compared to Charisma. Charisma can be whatever blend of appearance and personality the player wants it to be. Appearance also runs into problems when run in a fantasy game like Runequest or Magic World where you have a number of different humanoid species running around, all with different appearances. Should my dragonnewt have multiple appearance score for how different species perceive them? It's easier to imagine Charisma cutting across those lines than Appearance. I don't get too worked up about it either way though. I save my rea
    2 points
  11. Since the dawn of roleplaying (at least for me) my players have always used this as a dump stat. You'll see the same stories on a multitude of forums. I've ALWAYS put a value on all characteristics in my games. Now that being said my players are just as likely to slap someone as try to negotiate with them so it's not always easy to give Charisma a solid chance. If you WANT Charisma to be a used characteristic then make it more important in your games. Give the character with the highest a love interest (who is actually beneficial), or some charmed hireling who decides to help the party just t
    2 points
  12. Although I am one of those RQ6ers who is more or less secure that I'll have a system to keep playing in, I'm far from happy with the entire thing. I have been primarily a BGB devotee until this year, and all this is indeed sad news. I seem to prefer the MRQ D100 SRD builds at present, but I don't like how the generic BRP rules could be going the way of the dinosaur. One of the things that brought me back to BRP was that it had the BGB, a set of generic rules from which I could build my own genres from. It was not as nice looking as GURPS, yet it had much better rules with the percentile system
    2 points
  13. Such a great interview. Thank you! The timing is unbelievable. Just picked up the Agents Handbook and am getting into this game right now, too.
    1 point
  14. I am with you on that! Though, personally, I don't fudge rolls, I fudge stats! But this made me wonder if CoC Luck points (where you get like 50 of them to trade point for point to affect skill roll) build better dramatic tension (as they go down) that an other rule where you got like 3 or 4 of them to make a reroll....
    1 point
  15. Same to you, let me know when you project comes out! If you want, I could review it and stuff:)
    1 point
  16. Wow, those are some pretty harsh restrictions, I can see why you are leaving them. You are also right that the BRP one doesn't sound nearly as bad as that, I will have to go through it more carefully later. With the website, I was thinking of making one to promote my project from once it was completed. I thought that it would be a better way to utilize the keywords, since my project is based on a public domain work and no one has made before. I will have to look and see if promoting from a site is legal here. I wish you luck on making your rule system and I hope you have lots of succ
    1 point
  17. Everything was wrong with it, but I'd want to cite it so you would know what I'm talking about... Lets just say it takes all creative rights away, half the profits, and tell you they reserve the right to republish without notifying or crediting the author. If you post else where on Drivethru, like the D&D area, they only take 20% and you retain the rights to your own work. The brp ogl also has a bunch of problems imo, but it's not as bad. Thank you, my endgame project (at least for Miskatonic) is in the works:) You said something about a website, but I'm pretty sure you c
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  18. For Call of Cthulhu, I have to publish through Miskatonic Repository. And after my next project, I will be stopping using it. I really don't like the contract they make you agree to.
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  19. Not really, so much as it is one of the most (in)famous stories from the table top gaming world. You can read about it here: https://m.1d4chan.org/wiki/Old_Man_Henderson It is quite a hilarious story all and all, and it is where I got my name tag. Because of this story, there is even a scale named after Henderson to show how derailed a campaign can be.
    1 point
  20. Well okay then, is that an actual tale?
    1 point
  21. Also, on a side note the Legion has grown to over 200 members. Thank you guys for all the support, We are All Us!
    1 point
  22. For a short moment I was afraid you couldn't say Chthonian, come man, the most useful world in CoC! 😛 And to your latest comment, science never stop, Building better Worlds everyday, with Weyland-Yutani!
    1 point
  23. Nicely done, should help some folk The Open License seemed petty clear to me but based on the new thread and the tons of questions, your walkthru should be of help to a large group of people. Cheers
    1 point
  24. Well. it is people like you that make people like me want to give up sleep and do things like this! Thank you for the kind words and very entertaining review... It is better, really, watch it, you will see! You won’t be sorry!
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  25. Thank you, it was fun to make! Also, it most assuredly is not better than your podcast, with that 'cast, you single handedly made Chaosium a couple hundred dollars from me alone!
    1 point
  26. Yep, don't bothers going to our cast... this is far more entertaining! Cheers!
    1 point
  27. Liked it, as always. I read a horror novel based in New Orleans, where a detective was trying to solve a series of Voodo ritual-killings of children and a cult was trying to kill 12 children to avert a disaster. The detective solves the puzzle and saves the last child, escaping to a farm in the mid-west. The book ends with him sat on his porch, looking over the plains, when he sees the mushroom clouds appearing in the distance. By the way, the film they made of it skipped the last scene, which spoiled it slightly. That fits in with your moral dilemmas theme, doing the right thing tha
    1 point
  28. Will try to replay in detail tonight (currently at work, and will try to tether my phone and use its internet tonight) but I just wanted to say now that the BRP magic systems are my favorites... But let me preamble a bit now... but not too much need to work too, haha.... All the other system seems designed with Overpowered magic for the villain in mind. In Mythras, RuneQuest, RevolutionD100 and similar system, affecting multiple characters at immense range for very long duration with great force is quite easy, you just need the appropriate skill. In BRP spell last a fixed modest
    1 point
  29. That could be a future video, and would be a big topic. D20 vs D100, I like it!
    1 point
  30. I am in the process of creating a new playlist titled Keeper Advice, so you have all the info in one easy to find place!
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  31. A good video, interesting and useful.
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  32. Ya know kid, you’re a monster, and I mean that in the 21st century way that all the kids are using today. For all the other old fogeys, this is a great compliment.
    1 point
  33. But.. what if the Ghosts have the wrong political opinion?! 😮 Mwahahaha
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  34. I am not too much into horror so I just passed on that... But just now I just read a glowing critic on no less than new scientist! 😮 https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24532690-600-color-out-of-space-another-nicolas-cage-film-thats-so-bad-its-good/ Might watch it after all! 😅
    1 point
  35. I listened to a few of these and I really liked them. You have a very engaging personality and know your stuff. Call of Cthulhu isn't really to my taste, but you made it sound interesting and fun.
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  36. I don't suppose you could be persuaded to share the histories you came up with? It's certainly one of the aspects of RQ:G that caught my eye coming to the system. Speaking of sharing I created a spreadsheet to aid with page numbering and spell synopsis. Please feel free to make use of it: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1voKm6zmVZDGmNS0crmTdaumip7io8zmGJUps9jtSnOo/edit?usp=sharing
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  37. It's a campaign management system. I would recommend you register and try it out yourself (https://kanka.io/en/about) to see what it's about. There's a few tutorials for some aspects of the site on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwb3pl0LOlxd3GvMPAXIEog/videos I don't use it at the moment, as none of my players are interested in it. If they were interested, they could read up on world lore, write personal notes etc between sessions. Personally, I work better with online spreadsheets, text files, printed books, and printouts.
    1 point
  38. I mostly don't allow animals (ordinary non-sentient beasts) to "parry" as such. I do allow a dodge. After you hit them once or twice, they figure out that the hitty-thing hurts. If it hurt a LOT, they'll try to dodge. If it only hurt for 1-3(ish) HP's of damage, their version of "Parry" is to BITE it, like it was the swipe of another animal's paw, or something. In the wild, this is a very effective strategy. However, this amounts -- more or less -- to sticking their head in the way of the Adventurers' weapon. 😨 Granted, they meet the blow fangs-first -- and the sakkar,
    1 point
  39. I have a stupid amount of RuneQuest, Pendragon and BRp stuff that I never use except to read (it was absolutely worth buying just to read it), and I often wonder about this. I have been a convert to Mythraism ever since I read through RQ6 and I would definitely like to get some use out of all my percentile RPG scenarios and settings with Mythras
    1 point
  40. Sure you can. The roots, the fundamentals of the systems are the same. Some tweeking will probably be necessary, but not much. You can get the free pdf of Mythras Imperative to get an idea about how Mythras differs from Openquest. In fact, Mythras Imperative is, if I recall correctly, sufficient to get you going with Mythras Classic Fantasy.
    1 point
  41. In my Age of Arthur writeup, Merlin is the brother of Fflur and helped Julius Caesar invade Prydein as he wanted his sister to marry someone more important than Caswallawn. Caesar took her back to Rome and Merlin realised that he made a mistake and helped Caswallawn bring her back. He then spent the next 500 years plotting against Rome and trying to drive them out of Prydein. In my version, he met the young Jesus when he was brought to Prydein by Joseph of Arimathea and they came to an arrangement that Jesus was a part of Prydein, but his priests should wear their hair in the druidic fashion,
    1 point
  42. 10 weeks? Timing with the RQ "Classic" kickstarter is a bit suspicious...
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  43. Heh heh this is excellent Sunwolfe
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  44. Oh, I like that. I had never thought of it like that. Very cool
    1 point
  45. I have much the same story as you. Played D&D since the late 70s. Made my way through more systems than I care to remember. Was never quite happy with anything I tried. A few years ago I decided to design my own system and set to work. Came up with a good core rule set. Cruising other forums for advice, someone told me I was reinventing BRP, which I never even heard of. I found Trifletraxors wonderful site here and have been quite happy since. Hopefully you have the same success!
    1 point
  46. Belgian? What Belgian? They were DUTCH pancakes, and I should know, as I was making them! I am glad you enjoyed them.
    1 point
  47. I'm still hopeful that the hints Rick Meintz has dropped here and there (mostly in obscure places it has to be said) about a compiled WoW will come to something. Everything now looks like a company trying every which way to reduce costs to stay in business. I hope one day things look up again and BRP gets another look in, but that's going to be a steep hill to climb. Even producing acceptable PDFs of old product takes time and money that the return might not justify, and PoD even more so. Well, that means for now it's back to A:e for me, and Alephtar's upcoming Kickstarter ...
    1 point
  48. I think your rant is brilliant and beautiful, as sad as it is. I feel the same way, and you articulated it very well. I used to play DnD if I wanted fantasy, Star Wars d6 if I wanted Sci-Fi and Cthulhu if I wanted horror. When BGB came out I saw how I could make anything we wanted with those rules, all running like "old" cthulhu (our favorite game). We made worlds of Superheroes, space operas, modern day espionage, post apocalyptic. I told everyone BRP is the ONLY system you'll ever need. My uncle passed it on to me, I passed it on to my brother and dad, my brother passed it on to his kids, I
    1 point
  49. Most memorable moments: 1. Flying ever closer to the sea before the pilot seemed to find a runway sticking out into the bay. 2. Fearing that I was the only one in costume. 3. Realising that people played until 3am - (Wasn't there a rule/guideline about that? Isn't the time moving slowly backwards as we all get older? It'll be 10 o'clock soon) 4. Meeting old friends and new ones. 5. The Money Trick and the revelation of the Satrap of Prax, seeing the new member of the Sazdork Whackoffs and Tackle team run off with my duck and seeing my rhino broo backstabbed by a broo that had be
    1 point
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