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About BigJackBrass

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  • Birthday 01/18/1970

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    Leeds, UK


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    Forgotten Futures, Call of Cthulhu, GURPS
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    Charlatan, Humbug and Imitation Humourist.

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  1. That would certainly be handy, since I can pull the audio from YouTube (I'm still baffled as to why these inherently verbal games are increasingly being put out on visual media instead of as podcasts). Good to see new projects like this appear, even if I'll almost certainly never see an episode, but it's a shame that an equivalent or resurrection of Tales of Mythic Adventure hasn't materialised instead.
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    "Station" ??

    I can't even begin to tell you how disappointed I am that this is not an announcement of a Bill & Ted book for HeroQuest.
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    Damage Bonus Table

    If you don't mind spending the money you can find all of those die types and more for sale these days. Some dice roller apps allow you to configure the number of sides, too. Your method is cheaper 😊
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    Launching the Cthulhu Chronicles:

    Looking forward to trying this when the Android version launches; MetaArcade have done an excellent job with the Tunnels and Trolls Adventures game.
  5. Congratulations to, uh, "Scott Forward" on the nomination 😄
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    Original BRP

    There was a book called The Adventurer's Handbook by Bob Albrecht, published around 1984, that contained the text of the BRP pamphlet; I believe it was the complete thing, but unfortunately my copy is currently in storage so I can't check. The book was an introduction to RPGs, one of several such titles produced between roughly 1980 and 1985 when D&D was hitting the mainstream, and particularly focused on Chaosium's rules.
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    HeroQuest SRD and OGL, genre packs

    It's certainly helpful to have the underlying rules system identified, as a guide for potential buyers if nothing else. For example, if I see something that uses Fudge or HeroQuest then I'll probably have a look at it, whereas anything using the Apocalypse World or DramaSystem rules definitely isn't for me.
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    Historical Education

    Don't overlook the phenomenal popularity of pamphlets, alongside the sturdy volumes. They grew from the mid-1500s to become a very important medium for transmission of new ideas and philosophical debates. A quick search for "pamphlet wars" should turn up some useful background and examples.
  9. Very much enjoying the interviews and looking forward to the rest of the month. One thing did leap out in Rick Meints' introduction to the list of interviewees, though: "We also published the first RPG by a female designer, Hawkmoon, written by Kerie Campbell" Without wishing to brush aside Kerie Campbell's impressive contributions to gaming, doesn't this claim ignore the important work done by Lee Gold, who wrote Land of the Rising Sun in 1980 and Lands of Adventure in 1983? Unless I'm misunderstanding the criteria these seem to qualify.
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    Redbubble ... BRP "DaVinci Man" cover?

    Good call. I'd certainly be interested.
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    The Eleven Lights in Hardback

    Delighted that this has arrived in good time for the upcoming UK Games Expo. My convention trade hall visits are turning into a regular itinerary of heading straight to Chaosium for a HeroQuest book and then trotting along to visit Lamentations of the Flame Princess
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    Cthulhu by Gaslight?

    It's by Bill Barton, who was a Sherlockian even before he was into Lovecraft and I believe was involved in the Baker Street Irregulars, so at the very least the author was highly knowledgeable and a great fan of the character.
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    Ken Hite's 2008 review of BRP-BGB

    I'll be honest, I think you're asking for trouble if the abbreviation of your system name is CRP...
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    Dhole's House - Pulp Character Generator

    According to a post from Lee on YSDC he's changed hosts and the site is now up and running again.
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    Late to the party

    A book offering a selection of different genres and settings for HQ could be wonderful. Personally, I wouldn't suggest making it entirely generic since there are umpteen such games out there and I think it needs a stronger selling point. I would love to see chapters based on existing or previous Chaosium games, for example a Superworld section alongside one for Astounding Adventures and Call of Cthulhu. A short adventure for each, setting information, advice on adapting other material to HeroQuest... it could be done concisely and complement other Chaosium products rather than compete with them.