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    I like RPG.
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    D&D, Traveller, Call of Cthulhu, World of Darkness.
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  1. TrippyHippy

    If not Stormbringer, what then?

    While this may be undoubtedly true, it could be put to the test by a well orchestrated Kickstarter campaign. I'm critical of Kickstarter, having been burned a number of times, but this sort of thing is pretty much what it is designed to do. If some raises, say, $200,000 then maybe those fans who back it could get a spectacular book. If it only raises $200, however, the game won't fund and nobody loses out too much.
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    If not Stormbringer, what then?

    To be honest, I'm not sure that there really is a substitute for a full Stormbringer RPG. Trying to adapt another writer's work is noble thing to do, but it's own thing. If people want to make another Stormbringer game, then they should bite the bullet, build bridges with Moorecock and get developing on the project. If Moorecock says 'no', then I guess that is that - but people would at least be clear on the matter. A fully colour, fully developed Michael Moorecock's Stormbringer game - or series of games set in the Multiverse - ought to be somebody's Holy Grail still.
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    If not Stormbringer, what then?

    The Worlds of Phillip K. Dick. Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting. Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. Dante's Inferno. Blake Butler's Nothing. Howzat?
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    HeroQuest SRD and OGL, genre packs

    Actually, given the policy of making self contained games rather than generic systems, does the system even need a name? While the name 'BRP' eventually stuck with all RuneQuest derived games, they didn't necessarily label themselves as such until it was considered a brand for marketing reasons. If you make a game - say for the argument a new version of SuperWorld using something akin to HeroQuest rules - do you actually need to refer to the rules as a brand? Can you not just refer to them as the rules of that particular game?
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    Masks: Reviews thread

    Well, I bought it in a heart beat and it looks amazing, but it's a bit soon for me to write a review! I'll get back to you in about a year and a half of continuous play.....
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    HeroQuest SRD and OGL, genre packs

    The Heroes' Journey?
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    BRP Amber?

    I think the major thing you may miss out on is the sense of an internal family warfare. The Amber Diceless system uses ranking not only ingeneral play, but also as part of the character generating auction. When somebody makes a bid to be best, they are the best and consequently the auction starts setting up little conflicts and tension amongst the players.
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    Masks PDF - what you get

    1st July? Probably 2nd July in NZ - but on waiting on edge, actually!
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    Pendragon questions

    I think other people have answered the core questions very well, and the big appeal is definitely the authenticity and frankly hard core research that really brings the Authurian setting to life. It suits long term campaigns best, although it is easy enough to run as a one shot knightly quest, etc. It can be as historic or fantastic as the remits of the source material allows. The only thing I would add extra is that, mechanically, it really is the most polished and elegant version of the BRP rules that I have seen. It is streamlined - less skills, less stipulations in combat, less Characteristics, more focussed exclusively on Knights, less variation in die-types - just D20 and D6s, and lots of other ways too - but still feels very 'realistic' in play. Combat is brutal, but dynamic and fast. There isn't a magic system, per se (apart from in the 4th edition), but the philosophies and paradigms of magic are very well explained, which makes it pretty easy for a referee to create the right atmosphere in a game. In short, it is a gem.
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    Anthropologist occupation

    Actually, different feilds of science can be studied in quite different ways - and consequently the skill sets are quite different. If you study Physics, for example, much of the research is based on calculus, whereas in Biology you tend to rely on statistics. I've seen Physics teachers all at sea when analysing biological data and vice versa. In the case of an Anthropologist, which is a good profession for a CoC character, I would suggest that they would be well read in History and Religion, with plenty of Library Use and Language skills. The scientific angle would be through Psychology, mainly, although they could have a smattering of other disciplines in there. From the standard CoC Professions, a Professor is obvious, but maybe an Author would work too.
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    Future World

    The Stormbringer rules of 1989 were different to those of Elric! and, following on, Magic World though.
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    What is is about Stormbringer?

    Well, it's not something he would necessarily disclose or discuss. He was certainly aware of the RPG hobby though.
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    What is is about Stormbringer?

    I'm not sure, given the legendary amount of drugs they were consuming, that they were aware of anything much!
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    State of BRP

    BRP is not a rules light system. It's a rules medium system that you can adjust to fit a particular genre or approach, and is straightforward enough - but it isn't rules light. Ghostbusters is rules light - you can summarise that on a page.
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    HeroQuest SRD and OGL, genre packs

    I'd be very interested in a Supers version of these rules, as I think the scaling nature of them are practically purpose built and I prefer having the genre represented by words (rather than just numbers) in this way too. I am curious over the title you would use for the OGL version of the system - and I shall wait and see what you come up with. As somebody has mentioned, 'Hero' has been taken. Maybe do the old use of alliteration: "Heroes & Heroines"?
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