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BMonroe last won the day on August 21 2015

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About BMonroe

  • Rank
    I've moved on....
  • Birthday 08/13/1969


  • RPG Biography
    Please don't contact me with Chaosium questions. I'm no longer associated with the company, and have no idea what the new management is doing.
  • Current games
    I've moved on from BRP games. They just don't interest me any more.
  • Location
    San Leandro, CA
  • Blurb
    Husband. Father. Storyteller.

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  1. BMonroe

    Bullet Time (on the rpg.net thread)

    Maybe instead of "slow down" I should have said something like "zoom in". What I was getting at is that while Basic Combat is loose and a little abstract, Advanced Combat goes into more detail, it shows every blow, hit, and wound with a lot more specifics. That's why I've been using AC for fights with important NPCs, and Basic for fights with hordes of mooks. EG: blazing through a dozen storm troopers, vs a one-one-one duel with Darth Vader.
  2. BMonroe

    What are you running with Revolution d100?

    I did mean "now" as you note. That's what happens when I'm using my phone to browse the forum. OW and Rd100 are both great games, with different styles/focus. I can see using both of them depending on what sort of game I'm looking to run.
  3. BMonroe

    What are you running with Revolution d100?

    I've got a weird-fantasy S&S game I was originally working on for Magic World. Magic, alchemy, strange Atlantean sorcery-science. I'm not putting it together for Rd100 and OtherWorlds.
  4. BMonroe

    Rd100 S&S Sandbox in Jonril / Sunken Lands

    FWIW, while they were republished by Chaosium, none of those books had D100 stats. Indeed, they had no stats at all. They were published as stat-free books for use with any game.
  5. BMonroe

    Advanced Combat Video Example

    I was in 1000Buffalo's game last night, and it was my first experience using the full advanced combat rules. What I enjoyed most about it, was how there was a lot of tentative attacks at first, running around, jockeying for position, stabbing out and doing minor damage to opponents. But then all of the sudden, things turned grim, and a few solid hits ended the fight fast. Felt very realistic to me, not at all like the usual BRP experience of winnowing away hit points bit by bit until someone falls. Liked it a lot. Looking forward to playing with the AC rules a lot more in the future.
  6. Mr Monroe, i couldn't help but notice that the Faye of the Southern Reaches fit very nicely as the "unnamed" denizens of the Silent Lands beyond the Marshes of the Mist in the world of Elric.  When i first read Magic World, i instantly made this connection & thought wow!  This is great!  Some one actually articulated what has been churning half formed in my imagination for 30 years! :)

  7. BMonroe

    Demo Folks Needed For GenCon!

    Woo hoo! Well, I can tell you that we sold out of all the copies of Magic World we brought to GenCon, so that's something. I even was asked to autograph a few copies, which was kinda cool.
  8. BMonroe

    It is all Ben Monroe's fault

    "Where do 'must' and 'cannot' meet on the graph".
  9. BMonroe

    It is all Ben Monroe's fault

    You're starting to sound like my wife!
  10. BMonroe

    It is all Ben Monroe's fault

    Philistines. Robot Monster is clearly the Best Movie Evar. Great One: Earth Ro-Man, you violate the laws of plans. To think for yourself is to be like the hu-man. Ro-Man: Yes! To be like the hu-man! To laugh! Feel! Want! Why are these things not in the plan? Great One: You are an extension of the Ro-Man, and a Ro-Man you will remain. Now, I set you into motion. One: destroy the girl. Two: destroy the family. Fail, and I will destroy you!
  11. BMonroe

    After the Vampires Wars

    A little byakhee tells me that we're going to be recording it for broadcast later.
  12. BMonroe

    New to MW questions

    In all honesty, in all the years I've played BRP-based games, I've never played a game where we used Statements of Intent at all.
  13. BMonroe

    After the Vampires Wars

    Yup. We're getting a few cases sent early to GenCon, but the books won't be available for a wide release until later in the fall.
  14. BMonroe

    Intro to Nephilim

    I'd just make up something where you infuse any object you wish with Solar Ka or something, and become attuned to it.
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