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rsanford last won the day on August 13 2018

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About rsanford

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    Lord of all I purvey
  • Birthday 08/18/1964

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    Plano, Texas, USA


  • RPG Biography
    Over the last 25 years I have played a lot of role playing games including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Champions, Dungeons & Dragons, Fantasy Hero, Scion, ShadowRun, Traveler and Vampire the Masquerade. Having said that I am at best an intermediate level game master (GM) and only have real experience running Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition, Hero System 5th Edition and just recently Magic World. The only other thing to know if that I generally prefer non-narrative games.
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    Magic World
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    Plano, TX
  • Blurb
    I do strategic planning for companies. I am married to a beautiful and awesome wife and have the world's smartest 6 years old daughter.

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  1. rsanford

    MW is currently 50% off at Chaosium.com

    Congratulations! In my view you are buying the BEST iteration of BRP!
  2. rsanford

    Which BRP-kin are Most Dissimilar?

    Revolution D100 has a completely (well maybe its similar to RIngWorld - I don't have that) different skill system and narrative controls. That probably makes it the most different.
  3. Well it was as called Age of Bronze before it was called Before Iron. See comments about the game below. http://igwilliams.blogspot.com/2012/08/age-of-bronze-more-like-before-iron.html?m=1
  4. rsanford

    Tooleys Underwhelming Projects

    Hey Chris! I just read your religion book. Great stuff! I enjoyed it! Ronnie
  5. rsanford

    New Magic World Review

    By the way Coronoides, I really enjoyed your review! Very well done! I particularly liked how you gave a new angle on Magic World apart from existing reviews!
  6. I am going to invite the authors to drop in. I don’t think they are on this site but I will be convincing :-)!
  7. rsanford

    Cave trolls are bad neighbours. (Play report)

    We roll each round.
  8. rsanford

    MW vs. BGB - Differences / Comparison

    Does it have a lot of useful spells? Coming from D&D I haven’t been happy with the number of spells available to Magic World Gamer’s.
  9. rsanford

    Cave trolls are bad neighbours. (Play report)

    I “like” the way combat and magic is handled in MW but we streamline it. First we don’t require a statement of what a character is going to do up front. Second we don’t have a separate magic phase, rather magic and melee occur together based on initiative. Finally we define initiative as a character’s dex plus a d10. Otherwise it gets old when the same character always goes first.
  10. rsanford

    Spell casting, what needs to be done.

    When we play with standard magic as defined in the book we make the same assumptions. I just “assumed” that was what was meant an assumption I probably got from D&D.
  11. My games have only provided lip service to the allegiance rules because I found them poorly thought out. However your additions are interesting and can work. I am going to run them past my crew and see if I can get buy-in to use them. Thank you!
  12. I like Before Iron better and did not know Nocturnal was changing the name Myrmidon. I love the quote from Hesiod as it’s so appropriate! So we have two heroic Greece books coming out. Myrmidon and Mythic Greece. I will probably pick up both?
  13. rsanford

    New Magic World Review

    I think your right however if they fleshed out the Southern Reaches setting it wouldn't be so generic! But in any case, Magic World isn't going anywhere.
  14. rsanford

    New Magic World Review

    Its well done and can be found on the big purple at https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/17/17905.phtml. Let's discuss! For one I would like to see a new Magic World book (Yeah I know I am out of luck) that provides a more fleshed out nautical setting, and gets rid of the various typos and layout errors. What about you?
  15. rsanford

    MW vs. BGB - Differences / Comparison

    Tertius are you the guy that wrote the new Magic World review on the big purple (Can be found here -> https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/17/17905.phtml) If so good job! It's nice to see Magic World getting some attention!