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  1. I think you missed my point entirely. ๐Ÿ‘ Edit: Just so snark isn't feeding snark, let me elaborate. Mechanic: Roll [x] dice against [y] skill; result +/- point pool. Terse Language: Roll 2d10 against Mental Coping skill. If success, Mental Health is unaffected. If failure, deduct 1d4 from Mental Health. If I want to publish a work, I can use whatever mechanic I want. I cannot use same or very similar language as something else (copyright). If I want to publish a work under the BRP license, I can still use whatever mechanic I want. I cannot use language that is not "
  2. Sure you can! I do it all the time. In fact, that is the exact same mechanic used for hit points, magic points, etc. The mechanic itself is not protectable, however the language describing how it is used is. So if the language you are using to describe the mechanic is not "substantially different" from "Sanity", it may violate the t&c's of the license, in which case just don't use the license and do what you want. If you are actually using the same or very similar language to describe the mechanic, that would be copyright infringement (don't do this). My ultimate point i
  3. If Chaosium really wanted to pull a brilliant move, they would revise the BGB, maybe slim it down a little, remove anything they want to protect as IP (Sanity, etc.) and release the entire thing as the official SRD. Given that it's a toolkit in nature anyway, it makes sense. They could even sell a printed version of it which might spark new interest in the universal BRP system. Maybe even god forbid work on the long-awaited phantom follow up volume as an extension. As for prohibited content, (i.e. Sanity) I don't see what the big deal is really. You can have the exact same mechanic
  4. Alright this seems promising. Full disclosure: when it comes to works that are out of print and either too expensive or simply not for sale legally anywhere the temptation to download and use those illegal PDFs is high. 've seen those PDFs of Worlds of Wonder. They are not high quality and parts of the original Magic World are simply missing. I would much rather have a high quality and legal PDF. If this can be somewhat of a loyal fan team effort then @Vile I can take your scans and do the rest of the work. (Full text file and high quality imagery). @Rick Meints w
  5. I fully understand that I am part of a very small and overall unprofitable club for the company to cater to. That being said this news confirms that there are no known products on the horizon that I am interesting in buying. (Was holding out for BRPE) The only other thing I'd be interested in is World of Wonders, in any possible format (pdf, POD, reprinted new edition, etc.) The only copies I can find for sale are around $100. Alternatively if anyone is interested in selling me their copy at a reasonable price please contact me.
  6. Yep. To paraphrase someone else "Magic World is Stormbringer with all the Morcockisms stripped out." Personally I'd call that a feature. If I recall correctly it seems that trying to work with Morcock and using his IP proved to be a major headache for Chaosium. Still, if the plan is to bring Stormbringer back, the first step would be to remove/de-emphasize MW. I agree that the Stormbringer brand is more marketable than generic MW, however. Still hoping for that Worlds of Wonder reissue.
  7. @MOB Thank you for such prompt replies. It's good to see that coming from Chaosium. I suppose I'll try to get in touch with the authors to find out their plans on said material.
  8. It's good to know the piece on religion will be available in some way. I'll keep my eye out for that. Otherwise I'm mostly interested in expanded allegiances and all the material about the Southern Reaches. To me this is like a repeat of the Nentir Vale Gazeteer.
  9. Ah, I was under the impression that Chronicler's Companion was to be an official Chaosium product and Chaosium owned the rights to it. Am I correct to understand the rights will now belong solely to the author who will have the opportunity to release the material how they see fit? Either as a licensed product of their own or as fan fiction? If CC wasn't written by Chaosium or an employee, who was the author(s)?
  10. Any chance Chaosium would be willing to release the "Chronicler's Companion" (as is) as a consolation prize? I realize it isn't a finished product; I don't care. I've been waiting two years for it. Seems like a waste to just never release it or rework it for some other product line. It was written for Magic World and the Southern Reaches. It would really be awesome if Chaosium made it available to Magic World fans somehow.
  11. Logistics-wise: I get it. They are doing the right thing. Business-wise: I'll admit that I see the logic in what they're doing and acknowledge as a company strategy they are probably making the right move (even though it isn't what I had wished.) I was simply whining about the lack of communication skills. Why not spend 30 minutes to an hour laying out a "roadmap" that actually answers the questions they have answers for and be honest about the questions they don't have answers for? Then post said "roadmap" on their website. I (and this is only my opinion) think that what has been executed on
  12. I would agree with you completely if that was what they actually did. But it's not. What they did was this: "We're only going to focus on the kickstarter. The kickstarter is the priority. We don't know what we're going to do with these specific product lines that already exist; until the kickstarter is completed they are not a priority. But oh wait, even though we haven't fulfilled the kickstarter yet, we're going to create and introduce these all new product lines that no one has been asking for! As far as the product lines you HAVE been asking for? Well... that is not a priority right now...
  13. Don't feel told off. To get straight to the point of it, it took you a minute and a half to type and send that question and you're right, it took them an equal amount or less time to send the reply. The problem is that for you it only took a minute and a half whereas they have had to answer that same question in multiple places. (1:30 x amount they've had to answer same question = a lot of time on the same question for them) But, it's not your fault. The problem is they still lack clear communication, obviously due to the fact that they don't want to spell out just how bad things are and/or pi
  14. Hey guys, my apologies for my absence. Work has become unbelievably busy; I'm juggling about 6 major projects all at once all of a sudden. I don't want this project to die, but to be honest I may not be able to do anything for a few more weeks. Please bear with me. =\
  15. Sorry for the delay guys. Maps are almost done. (Unexpected job that I couldn't afford to let pass by) All "standard" rpg races are welcome. However, don't feel tied down by the "standard" stereotypes. tooley1chris, let me review the KMT. I was thinking at some point using rules from RuneQuest Empires to have a mini game, but this might be better as everyone has access to it.
  16. Hey everyone! I should have maps out (with scale) sometime tonight. Here is the list I have so far: Tooley1Chris - 10Dave the DM - 23; ViridiaChaot - 19; UhrlzugMrJealousy - 4; RosefallHexelis - 13Sunwolfe - 3Nakana - 24If I've missed anyone or if you know the name of your country, please let me know asap. Thanks!
  17. First, let me say that it's really exciting to see more people having interest in this! I need to get my stuff uploaded as well. Second, MrJealousy, yes.. primarily medieval/high fantasy. However, the idea is that each person has full control of their own country. So while modern/futuristic would seem out of place, something like flying ships powered by magic is certainly plausible. Regarding scale, I need to update the map to show that specifically, but just for some ad hoc scope, Rosefall would be comparable to France. Third, if anyone would like a hex gridded and non hex gridded map of
  18. That is awesome! I've got the same brush set. Still working on my country.
  19. It's simple. I just want the Chronicler's Companion.
  20. Forget to mention I used skill based magic as common folk magic available to everyone and Sorcery for those characters that are focused on spell casting.
  21. I'm curious how many people play MW exactly as written (neat), with optional rules from the BGB (straight up), or with heavy house rules (on the rocks). How do you play? If you do change it up, what changes do you make? I switch out the variable armor system with fixed armor value. Not really sure why, other than thinking it's simpler.
  22. Just my 2ยข... While there are certainly some products I would buy, this does not fulfill all my needs wants.No. I like having a compendium of the rules sans setting. (Although I like the settings summary section.)I suppose I'll have to take what I can get. However, I don't see this as an opportunity for growth for BRP/BGB; it would definitely leave me dissatisfied.
  23. This site IS my online rpg go-to. Only when I'm feeling masochistic will I go to that other site.
  24. From Ben Monroe: Okay, let's all take a breath for a moment. I'm sorry we haven't been able to address all the questions, but remember we're a small company, and almost all of us are here swamped at GenCon. BRP and Magic World are not dead. We want them to be successful parts of the Chaosium family, and are talking about how to make that happen.Myself, Nick, and Dustin still have jobs, and I don't foresee that changing any time soon. We're all really excited about this change, and have been looking forward to the announcement for some time.There'll be more news over the next couple of weeks a
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