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    Pres Release: Ken St.Andre to Write Mythic Aztecs for Mythras

    Oh. Was there an announcement about Mythic Greece?!
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    Pres Release: Ken St.Andre to Write Mythic Aztecs for Mythras

    Mythic Aztecs is a bit of a surprise - I hadn't thought it would have been released ahead of Mythic Greece for example - but a welcome one. Basically, I like all the 'Mythic' book line, and hope we get many more. I honestly don't know much about Aztec culture or history, so it'll be an education anyway.
  3. We don't yet know that much about it, so maybe it is? I guess 'Hoplite' could be another name, denoting warrors of the time. Archean could work….or just Hellas? Anything but 'Before Iron' though for me - ok for a working title but way too bland on it's own for a full release. It could be a subtitle though - like Hellas: Before Iron perhaps. But y'know, I prefer Myrmidon.
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    RQG 3 Book Slipcase Pre-sale?

    I bought the PDFs of each of the Core Rules, Bestiary and Gamemaster's pack (from the Chaosium site). I wasn't able to get the physical copy of the corerules (out of stock), but would each of these PDF purchases be discounted from the cost of the whole slipcase? Or would I have to purchase each physical book separately?
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    RPGNet review of KAP 5.2

    Personally, I don't think a 'mixed party' would be good for the game.
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    RPGNet review of KAP 5.2

    Yep, I don't know an awful lot about it as of yet, but the commentary said they'd found a way to make it work - so that means gameplay could be quite different.
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    RPGNet review of KAP 5.2

    My understanding is that there will be an expansion/sister game coming out at some time where you can play magician characters. However, I agree that the tight focus of the game around Knights allows for a more authentic and deeper experience for the core game.
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    Beyond the Mts of Madness

    This is excellent news! Also, any plans on releasing a series of scenarios about mittens?
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    Beyond the Mts of Madness

    Rick, is there any mileage in revising the Lovecraft Country line, or doing more scenarios/campaigns that are extensions/sequels or even prequels for actual Lovecraft tales? I have to say, Beyond the Mountains of Madness was pretty awesome.
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    Beyond the Mts of Madness

    This happened the first time it was released and went out of print. You can still buy the PDF at drivethrurpg if you want. There was a mooted, though not official, hint that a second edition may occur some time down the line, but no announcements have been made. I, for one, would pay for a Mitts of Madness scenario - wherein gloves of an ancient evil design, casts clouds over the sanity of the wearer whenever it gets a bit snowy and cold.
  11. I prefer the title Myrmidon, personally, as it is congruous to a series of related games: Pendragon, Paladin, Mymidon, Samurai, etc. I wonder if the mooted Book of Magic, for magicians set in Pendragon's setting, will be a stand-alone game or a direct supplement?
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    What price for Dune?

    There was a topic below about replacing the absent Stormbringer with something, which my gut feeling was "You can't substitute Stormbringer with anything else". Nevertheless, somebody made a suggestion for adapting Frank Herbert's Dune. For me, if there is one big licence that could be adapted for roleplaying still, it's Dune. It has been done before - Dune - Chronicles of the Imperium was a very limited released for Last Unicorn Games, just after they were bought out by Wizards of the Coast. The licence was lost shortly after, and to be sure it had been delayed for a long while previously due to (generally undisclosed) complications with the Frank Herbert estate. It was OK. Visually impressive with some good writing and conceptualisation, but the D6-dicepool based system (previously used in LUG's Star Trek series) was a bit fiddly in parts and probably wouldn't cut the mustard in today's market. The game was also a little incomplete, with multiple references to upcoming supplements that, of course, never happened. All said and done though, it showed the game could work. BRP (or some derivative) would also work well with Dune, because the skill basis along with set career choicesand/or personalty mechanics would easily incorporate any of the lifelong disciplines that define characters in the Dune narrative. Basically, there is the right blend of gritty realism, flexibility and narrative flavour that can be drawn into a BRP character that would suit. I'd also argue that Dune itself is the sort of setting that has the intellectual and engaging depth that would stand alongside other titles like RuneQuest and Call of Cthulhu well, while also being a distinct flavour of it's own. However, could Chaosium or any other RPG company actually afford it? The previous attempt, noted above, ran into problems for sure and it is a big licence which could include all sorts of complications. There is a new movie, or set of movies, mooted to be released in the next year or two, dorected by Denis Villeneuvre (who also directed the Arrival, Sicario and Bladeruner 2049 movies). I reckon that this could be a major hit, because the director is a rising star and good choice for the material, and especially if the Star Wars franchise continues to melt down as it has recently. It may be a licence that is too big to hold for a small company. Thoughts, anyone?
  13. This just made 2019 something to really look forward to to me!
  14. I communicated with Stewart Wieck on the matter before he sadly passed away. It was definitely something he was thinking about.
  15. Regarding The Great Pendragon Campaign, while you can get it on POD, it deserves an update. Additional material has been written for it, while the original page count had to be compromised at the time meaning certain things - most notably an index - couldn't be fitted it. Moreover, Pendragon 5.2 has had something of a makeover in terms of layout and design, and I could see this as a good thing for GPC too.
  16. Yeah, but it's stuck inside the Mythic Worlds section with other titles. It could be on it's own seperate and distinct forum, alongside RuneQuest and Call of Cthulhu.
  17. This is good news, although I am still a bit anxious about getting my Kickstarter stuff - will Paladin and Mort D'Arthur and, to a degree, the Aquelarre campaigns be delivered shortly? I already have Prince Valiant. Beyond that, this is really good news - Pendragon is basically the best set of fantasy rpg rules out there, in my opinion, and the setting and writing is sublime, naturally. The development plans outlined by David Larkins earlier in the year are also really something to get excited by. Moving on, ought Pendragon, Prince Valiant, Paladin (and potentially Myrmidon, Samurai, etc) have their own forum section now?
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    Why does cyberpunk refuse to move on?

    Punk is 70s more than 80s, if you live in the UK at least. 80s was a post-punk era. In terms of the original proposition, I think most of the themes encountered in the original cyberpunk genre are largely integrated into the mainstream now, but the transhumanist science fiction to me is basically just an evolution of cyberpunk ideas.
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    Call of Cthulhu Starter Edition

    it's great that they are keeping these old, classic adventures in print.
  20. Isn't this why they included a new prelude chapter in Peru?
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    Masks Slipcase is now available

    There is a copy available there when I just checked - sold by PigglyToyVille- although you wouldn't be able to get the PDF arrangement that Chaosium offers, I'd assume. The PDFs are important to me, as a source of gaming aids (ie handouts in the game), and I'm happy with the direct service Chaoisum offers, so Amazon wouldn't be my first choice in this instance.
  22. There was a GURPS Uplift book some time ago. Either way, a Hard Sci-fi rpg has me interested. This is the sort of sci-fi there is a niche for, and if it's well done, the sort of thing I'm going to keep a close eye on, for sure.
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    Before I buy 7th edition

    Which is fine, but we don't need to personalise it. The criticisms raised are not made out of spite, but genunine personal experience. You may have different experiences but they don't invalidate mine or anybody else's. I don't go around trying to proselytise, but if people ask my honest opinion - as the OP did - then that's what they get.
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    Before I buy 7th edition

    Your view isn't universal. This forum is for all views.
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    Before I buy 7th edition

    I think your just getting a little personal, full stop. Offense taken. Here's a review online for you to get to terms with from somebody else. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggeGSprlYr8&t=385s And some more related discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM6psmpNvx4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEAiBT2f7Vs Enjoy.
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