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    My Blog Post on Converting OSR to BRP

    Yeah, the same. 😆
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    Future World

    I'm pretty sure Hamilton had Future*World. One of his main characters is called Sheldon, which is also the name of one of the characters in the Future*World scenario.
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    Original BRP

    It's been done (for the entire WoW set), and Chaosium have the text and image files. It might be a while before they get around to doing anything with it, though.
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    Age App reduction

    It's a sign of the times that at first reading of the title I took the topic to be abut an app that reduces your apparent age.
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    RQ:G character sheets - too much art?

    I bought a pad of Games Workshop RQ2 character sheets in the 80s when we were all still poor and happy. Used them sparingly until I only had a few left, then I started photocopying them, until I had too many RQ3 rules in my game. I recently (well, a few years ago) bought another copy of the Games Workshop RQ2 softcover and was pleasantly surprised to find an unused original of the sheets tucked inside.
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    RQ3 Classic reprints?

    I believe both g33k and I were absolutely clear in stating what is still outstanding. No-one has claimed the Kickstarter as a whole has not delivered, and I have in the past stated that I expect that the remaining PDFs will one day be finished (though I, like you yourself, hesitate to put a date on that given that no-one else is assigned to work on them at this time).
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    Weapon Penetration Ratings

    I started thinking along those lines after playing GURPS extensively in the late 80s. It makes sense, all hand tools being force multipliers, not force generators. The RQ minimum STR requirements reflect this to some extent, but a base STR damage modified by the type of weapon/ attack might be more elegant.
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    My BLUEHOLMEâ„¢ Project

    You might have missed the Kickstarter campaign, but now you can get the BLUEHOLMEâ„¢ Journeymanne Rules direct from Lulu. And, if you get in there before 23:59 on 25 December, you can get 20% off with the code LULU20.
  9. Some of you may be aware that I've been rather preoccupied with my BLUEHOLMEâ„¢ retroclone for the past few years, which has kept me from really digging into my D100 project, the AEON:engineâ„¢ system. The BLUEHOLMEâ„¢ Journeymanne Rules are an attempt to emulate the Holmes Basic Rules, which were the introduction to RPGs for tens of thousands of people back in the late seventies, but, oddly, remain an often neglected stepchild of the "world's most popular tabletop role-playing game" family. The editor, Dr John Eric Holmes, had an interesting take on the game which gave his campaigns a rather quirky flavour - and that's what BLUEHOLMEâ„¢ attempts to capture. Examples include rules allowing players to create characters of any type of species from the creature chapter; unique rules which do not appear in other editions (e.g. magic scroll creation, DEX-based initiative, 5-point alignmnet); creatures taken from Dr Holmes's own campaigns like the dreenoi (used with permission). You might wonder why I'm posting about this here on this board. Well, I'm about to launch a Kickstarter to fund the interior artwork for the BLUEHOLMEâ„¢ Journeymanne Rules, which means that particular project will fade into the background and the AEON:engineâ„¢ will slip into gear, starting with the basic AEON:coreâ„¢ rules. So, it's in everyone's interest to get this baby funded a.s.a.p. so I can get back to the core business of BRP Central. You can see the preview of the campaign here, and leave comments if you think it's crap (I mean that, this is my first Kickstarter and I'll take any advice I can get).
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    RQ3 Classic reprints?

    Yep, I'm one of those still waiting for all those PDFs, though by now my interest in RQ has waned to the point that I really just want to cross them of the list. It's a little disappointing to see another 6-figure Kickstarter delayed by almost 2 years (?). Leaving all the work to the president is not what one would expect from any company, even if it is an RPG publisher. I thought avoiding this sort of thing was why the Chaosium takeover happened in the first place.
  11. The time has come* to say goodbye to the D100II SRD (recently renamed RetroQuest II), by request of the new Chaosium. It had a good run while it lasted, spawning the Gringe's Pawnshop forums and becoming the highest-rated download here on BRP Central. * Well, the time will come once Triff deletes the file from the downloads section, because I don't seem to have any way of doing so myself.
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    Bits of Glorantha you ignore

    Yes, but there was too much information in all of them. I never had a bunch of Gloranthaphiles as players, so the ever-expanding (and ever-changing) detail quickly put an end to my gaming in Glorantha. Not that I minded, because the basic RQ2 (and RQ3) system was very adaptable to every other setting I ventured into thereafter.
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    Bits of Glorantha you ignore

    Anything past 2nd edition, and ducks.
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    Reprinting the RuneQuest Classic Books

    If you check out the FAQ on the RQ2 Kickstarter it doesn't sound likely that the Gloranthan Classics will be reprinted any time soon: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/224590870/runequest-classic-edition/faqs
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    Runequest Quickstart

    It's still RQ7 to me, or it would be if I hadn't moved to Revolution D100.
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    RuneQuest Logos...

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    Pretty sneaky, guys

    Stupid double posting feature.
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    Pretty sneaky, guys

    As someone who identifies as Welsh (amongst others) I would like to say that I have no problem with Mythic Britain in spite of English imperialism. I'm sure the Americans will be fine. Once TDM get around to them.
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    My BLUEHOLMEâ„¢ Project

    The first of the stretch goals has gone out to the backers: six illustrated character sheets - cleric, fighter, magic-user, thief, fighting mage, and generic. If you missed the Kickstarter, you can nab high-res printable copies off DTRPG. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/218957/BLUEHOLMETM-Character-Records
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    YOUR PURSE OR YOUR LIFE! Robyn Hode is here.

    Robyn is in the hode! Unfortunately I have an academic paper to write so I'm off gaming-related reading until September! Perversely I am less busy during semester than in summer ...
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    Any update on AEON?

    Oops, you're right, Triff.
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    Any update on AEON?

    Nothing newsworthy - a lot of refinement has gone in, but it's still in draft form. "It" being AEON:mageworldâ„¢. The BLUEHOLMEâ„¢ Journeymanne Rules Art Kickstarter is on schedule but keeping me pretty busy for the rest of this year. In 2017 I will prioritise the AEON:engineâ„¢ side of things.
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    Melding SRDs

    Trust me, open content does not make it easy.
  24. I always wondered whether someone noticed part-way through illustrating the title text, "Oh, crap. Masters. It's Rune MASTERS ..."
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    YOUR PURSE OR YOUR LIFE! Robyn Hode is here.

    Sign me up for a copy of the Merrie England Companion.