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Rhialto the Marvellous

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About Rhialto the Marvellous

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  • Birthday 11/23/1964

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    Virginia
  • Interests
    All forms of BRP, CT and OD&D.

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  • RPG Biography
    Playing since '78, dozens and dozens of systems. Vacillate between OSR-type light rules and BRP-like medium-weight rules. Stormbringer is my all-time favorite BRP title, followed closely by Mythic Iceland.
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    Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea and a Classic Traveller/Stars Without Number mashup.
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    Virginia
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    Aging child, masquerading as a professional manager. Eagerly awaiting the new BRP and revised Mythic Iceland, given up hope on a new Stormbringer.

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  1. Careers

    The more you reveal, the more I like this approach. Cheers!
  2. Careers

    Thanks, that is very helpful. As a big fan of Stormbringer, too, I very much like the random armor protection. Carry on Newt, please!
  3. Careers

    This idea has exceptional merit, Newt, and I would also welcome an OQ version like this.
  4. Designing the new RuneQuest - part 12

    But the BGB would never be mistaken for Basic Roleplaying: An Introductory Guide, would it? It's comprehensive, which most introductory guides are not. An Introduction to the Chaosium Basic Roleplaying System would be an homage to the previous introductory guide, but perhaps too similar in name. With respect alternates to Quickstart: FastPlay?
  5. ZWEIHÄNDER

    A roughly 600-page "settingless toolbox"? Well, thanks for the clarification: still wish them luck, but now I know to steer far clear of it, much as I liked the system in WFRP 1st & 2nd (and you were too kind to 3rd ).
  6. ZWEIHÄNDER

    More than 600 pages? Way more than too much for a game, for me, but good luck to them.
  7. Using DCC Patrons in RQ6/Mythras/Classic Fantasy

    Probably because of Mongoose's penchant for 2nd editions, and not always well-edited ones. I have the books, and they deserved a better fate.
  8. Stormbringer! - A website supporting Stormbringer 5th edition

    Nice new look...
  9. New RQ Designer Notes - Part 4

    I think it was OQ2 or Legend which proposed calling them "Heroic Feats" or some such: that way a PC who didn't want to use "magic" could take some of the "feats" and reimagine them as non-magical heroic abilities. There was no mechanical difference, just a descriptive difference.
  10. New RQ Designer Notes - Part 4

    I think it was OQ2 or Legend which proposed calling them "Heroic Feats" or some such: that way a PC who didn't want to use "magic" could take some of the "feats" and reimagine them as non-magical heroic abilities. There was no mechanical difference, just a descriptive difference.
  11. New RQ skills

    This is pretty much what Bare Bones Fantasy does: broad skill categories with cascading specialities where desired.
  12. New RQ - Designer Notes Part One

    The contrast is so drastic because of the drastically different design goals: MgT is meant to be more along the lines of what we've heard so far about newRQ (broad, introductory appeal), and T5 is meant to reflect the designer's vision for his preferred game. It just so happens that vision doesn't appear to have a broad appeal.
  13. RuneQuest 6 vs BRP for Base System

    OpenQuest2 for me, since I have a bias towards lean rules. I consider Age of Shadow (OQ1) to be an exemplar in this regard. I just find it easier to add to a lean base than subtract from a thicker one (e.g., RQ6).
  14. New RQ - Designer Notes Part One

    Thank goodness...not to dump on another hoary game, but just look at the great misfortune that was/is T5: a great brick of a book that is the antithesis of this, and should be an object lesson in what not to do to try and attract a new audience.
  15. New RQ - Designer Notes Part One

    This is good news as far as I'm concerned (granted, one small, quiet voice): while I appreciate RQ6 and its thoroughness, Elric!/Stormbringer is indeed a simpler system.
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