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About yojimbo

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  1. I much prefer the "remastered" Gloranthan Classics range to the facsimile reprints produced as part of the RuneQuest Classic Kickstarter. I prefer the layout and artwork and the GC books also added in material from later RQ3 products where appropriate. For me, the GC version of Griffin Mountain is the definitive version. However, I can understand the economic decisions behind not reprinting the books.
  2. My Little Deepony - Friendship is Awful
  3. Has the RQ6/Mythras version been scrapped, then?
  4. I really don't want to see WFRP translated to BRP. While both system and setting clearly show inspiration from BRP, it's sufficiently different and I happen to like it the way it is (well 1st/2nd edition that is). Artesia is a possibility. The setting shows clear influence from RuneQuest as does the Fuzion based RPG. I believe the author, Mark Smylie, used Fuzion because it was one of the few free license systems at the time. He was supposed to be working on a new RPG with a different system but that seems to have been put on the back burner. He may well be approachable for a licensed product or some sort of collaboration.
  5. Sheoloth is a conversion of a d20 product Mongoose put out in 2003. As such, it is firmly rooted in D&Disms, so if you are familiar with drow, Lolth, The Vault of the Drow/Menzoberranzan should have not trouble using the product as is. If not, then there are a couple of supplementary PDFs that convert material from the Tome of Drow Lore (another Mongoose d20 product): Cults of Sheoloth: The Dark Mother and Houses of Sheoloth.
  6. Is the discount code one use only? I used it for the Collected Hearts in Glorantha. I was hoping to get 25% off River of Heaven.
  7. Thanks for the interview, Clarence. It's always interesting to see the thoughts and motivations behind an author's work. Also, I don't really understand the reaction to the criticisms of BRP. BRP is not without its flaws. However, I'm pretty sure this game isn't for me. Largely because I'm an old dude stuck in his ways. However, more power to the author and those fans that do want Jarn.
  8. As an addendum, the author also has a blog for the BRP monograph Swords of Cydoria.
  9. The second edition of Swords of Cydoria was released as a non-BRP RPG, Exiled in Eris. It was first self-published and is now published by Precis Intermedia. I recommend it despite it not being BRP. Also, the author, Christian Conkle has a blog for the game which may prove useful for Swords of Cydoria GMs.
  10. Sounds a lot like Blue Planet (but without that setting's MacGuffin). Similar set of themes: colonists vs colonial government, colonists vs corporations, etc. Incidentally, the first edition of Blue Planet was a d100 based game (not BRP). I found it a little over complicated.
  11. A second edition of Chronicles of Future Earth is planned. It will switch to using RQ6/Mythras. Not sure when Mindjammer will get round to releasing it. I guess Sarah Newton is busy with other irons in the fire. Also, I believe a second edition of Cthulhu Rising as an OpenQuest game was planned but later cancelled. I'm pretty sure there has never been a BRP adaptation of Dream Pod 9's Jovian Chronicles. There have been three versions of that game: the first a sourcebook for Mekton, the second a standalone RPG using the same system (Silhouette) as Heavy Gear, and the third was a dual stat sourcebook for d20 Modern and Silhouette Core. I think you may be confusing it with Jovian Nightmares, a supplement for Cthulhu Rising.
  12. My feeling is that BRP Essentials will be more like CoC than RQ when it eventually arrives. The core CoC system (without magic, monsters, etc.) can be easily distilled into a small number of pages. As for your choice, Mythras Imperative provides a nice base for a modern/sci-fi game. Also, OpenQuest (an OGL game so you can base your own stuff on it without a license) is a possibility. It's based on MRQ1 but is much simpler than Mythras. There are fewer skills, three combat skills (ranged, close combat, unarmed) and no hit locations. OQ seems to try and create a hybrid of the classic BRP games published by Games Workshop: RuneQuest 2nd Edition, Stormbringer 3rd Edition, and the 96 page GW RuneQuest 3rd Edition core book. I like it a lot but I prefer simpler iterations of BRP like CoC and Stormbringer. I see a lot of threads about Mythras/RQ6 which seems to be a popular BRP choice at the moment. Also, the games based on MRQ1 (of which Mythras is one) are all largely similar (and similar to BRP) so it can be easily ported to other variants.
  13. Totally agree. Especially, since the RQ development team abandoned RQ6 in favour of something more nostalgic as a result of the success of the RQ2 Kickstarter. And it's not like there won't be a BRP variant, Revolution D100, that doesn't meet the OP's requirements.
  14. You also have GORE, OpenQuest, Renaissance and the 1st Edition of Mongoose RuneQuest as OGL SRDs. GORE being a retro-clone of CoC is probably the closest in style to Gold Book BRP. James.