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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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    All forms of BRP, CT and OD&D.


  • 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.
  • Current games
    Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea and a Classic Traveller/Stars Without Number mashup.
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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. Rhialto the Marvellous

    So I can finally make this official.

    Well this is unexpectedly good news for MW: look forward to seeing it!
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    New Magic World Review

    You can still purchase copies of MW from Chaosium here, but I believe you are correct that no more supplements are planned. Instead, there will be RuneQuest Fantasy Earth products as Chaosium's "generic" fantasy BRP game.
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    BRP Amber?

    Are you looking for something semi-official, or not? There are some illustrated guides to Amber you could consult. Or Dyson Logos has lots of awesome maps for free on his blog.
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    BRP Amber?

    Ah, yes: I guess I was literally thinking in terms of fencing, where one degree of success could justify canceling the damage bonus based on the parrying party's bonus. And it wouldn't have the problem of big armored creatures you note, since they'd only get the cancelling if actually parrying with a weapon. I saw the Seafaring thread, but will take a second look, thanks.
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    BRP Amber?

    Very late to the discussion here, but this seems to be the best way to model fencing duels, as it is the overall difference in mastery (skill) and natural ability (strength) that should matter. I've never seen the DB-canceling option before, but it makes sense to me. Also liking the whole game concept, I hope you keep us posted on how this turns out.
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    RQG: Reviews Thread

    No, I was referring to what Jeff said, and assume the same mechanics (passions, skill augmentation using them, runes, etc.) will be re-integrated with the Fantasy Earth setting vice Glorantha. But it is just a guess. 🤔
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    Moorcock thanked in the new RQG!

    Me too, and a shame that won't happen.
  8. Rhialto the Marvellous

    RQG: Reviews Thread

    Should have been clearer: the "Fantasy Earth" books, we will see: Mythic Iceland first (I assume), followed by Mythic Atlantis, Mythic Opar, etc. Might as well suggest, while I'm at it.
  9. Rhialto the Marvellous

    RQG: Reviews Thread

    Well, that was a very thorough review. I'm still most likely to wait for the first Fantasy Earth book, never having been a huge Glorantha fan, but this review at least has me tempted.
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    Moorcock thanked in the new RQG!

    Much as I appreciate all the hard and loving work that went into Magic World, it is the antithesis of the production qualities I see in the new RQG.
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    Moorcock thanked in the new RQG!

    Now wouldn't a version of Stormbringer with updated production qualities matching RQG be something else?
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    State of BRP

    Same here: I most fondly recall playing RQ3 in the old Fantasy Earth (and our other homebrew settings), and am keen to see what RuneQuest Fantasy Earth is.
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    What is is about Stormbringer?

    Agree, and I think this is why it's just fine to have both beggars and nobles in the same party: it's a distinction without much of a real difference in the end, since each can potentially contribute equally to the epic struggle that unfolds. And then die.
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    What is is about Stormbringer?

    Since the interview characterizes Mr. Moorcock as "laughing" when he stated this it presumably indicates he wasn't entirely serious. I'm a fan of Stormbringer the RPG, whatever personal political persuasion spawned the tales it's based on...
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    What is is about Stormbringer?

    Yes, I'm aware of who he is, but (obviously! 😒) unacquainted with the entirety of his body of work laying at out his opinion on Tolkien (having simply enjoyed his own stories, and read limited quotes by him on others', and now "Epic Pooh"). Since I said "I could well be wrong..." I'll leave it at "Yep, I sure was".