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Marcus Bone

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Marcus Bone last won the day on April 14 2016

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About Marcus Bone

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    Webmaster over at www.stormbringerrpg.com.
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    Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition - Curse of Strahd
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    Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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    Gamer, Father and IT Professional - not in any particular order

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  1. Marcus Bone

    MW is currently 50% off at Chaosium.com

    Nice idea... I'd be up for supporting that... maybe its a way to revive my old MW fansite?
  2. Marcus Bone

    MW is currently 50% off at Chaosium.com

    Thanks Rick! Appreciate the insight...
  3. Marcus Bone

    MW is currently 50% off at Chaosium.com

    Hi Rick, Looking at the various data points I know of (none being very scientific, sorry). I'd say the number is in the dozens - say up to 50 dedicated fans in its present sent form... twice that many curious bystanders. I'd be interest to know MW sale numbers over its lifetime myself... couldn't be too high I suspect. As for the main setting (Southern Reach), I do think a number of fans have a bit of a bad taste in their mouths over the discontinuation of the line - nothing personal against Chaosium as it makes sense commercial and practically (you and the team have done fantastically to revive the company and raise the level of professionalism) - but the community was very 'dedicated' to the structure that was in place back then! Thanks, also for the clarification re: the Licenses, your explanation of the Commercial version definitely makes it more appealing... Marcus
  4. Marcus Bone

    MW is currently 50% off at Chaosium.com

    Totally agree! It's a hard line to row.
  5. Marcus Bone

    MW is currently 50% off at Chaosium.com

    Having investigated an MW licence and then done the sums on estimated sales vs cost and effort, it doesn't quite work out (remembering that this ain't going to be a full time gig, and you're restricted in profit)... Might be better to go do an OpenQuest route... or a different open system (for example Savage Worlds with its much larger fan base). That does sound very negative, but I do appreciate what Chaosium is doing with the Fan/Commercial licences, it's just that for a game with a limited foundation as MW I can't see it really working as yet. I'm sure someone, sometime will take the leap and grab a licence (hell, it might even be me), but until then... Marcus
  6. Marcus Bone

    How's Age of Shadow"

    Hey! I would say it best suits a slow burn, wilderness style stories. Lots of travel, discoveries and lost ruins to explore. I treat it as almost a post-apocalyptic setting, where the adventurers are visitors to locations untouched by mortals in decades or more. OpenQuest works well as it is simple, easy to teach and learn, and is pretty brutal in combat. I've only ever run one-shot stories (with a couple of reoccurring characters). Can't add to the comparisons to MERP or TOR unfortunately, as I've not played either. Cheers!
  7. Marcus Bone

    River of Heaven Companion?

    Funnily enough I was just thinking about it. The fantastic (and I can't state that loud enough) SlipDrive: River of Heaven soundtrack just passed through my playlist (its on Spotify BTW) and it got me thinking about finishing up the scenario. Typically, its just needing a good edit and tidy up - the bit I hate the most with writing! Maybe the Christmas break will see me with enough time to get it done? Marcus
  8. Marcus Bone

    River of Heaven Companion?

    I think this is a good way to go, Newt. I say that as I find its the little things that always block my mental efforts to get things completed (that and a fear of failure :P). I say - get the Companion out and then on to bigger and better things Marcus
  9. Marcus Bone

    River of Heaven Companion?

    Damn yes... I should get this done! Sorry new contract role has had me working long hours and not much free brain space for gaming Will attempt to throw the last bits together in the next week...
  10. I've plastered everywhere else, so why not here - 😀 Hi All! It was my pleasure to recently interview John R. White, the last author to have material officially published during Mongoose Publishing's, intense, but short lived, foray in the worlds of the Eternal Champion. You can read more over at http://www.stormbringerrpg.com/?p=2270 Marcus
  11. Marcus Bone

    Moorcock thanked in the new RQG!

    Just a note, I have contact Michael directly as to why I made the statement I did, and this is now happily cleared up. As a big MW and Chaosium fan in general, I like the direction that Michael and the rest of the team are going with all their lines (even the new RQ looks really cool and I'm not a RQ fan :P)
  12. Marcus Bone

    Moorcock thanked in the new RQG!

    I would note that I stated on something like this - right here on this forum - but even getting people to agree on a skill list was nigh impossible
  13. Marcus Bone

    Moorcock thanked in the new RQG!

    Me three... the biggest shame is that despite what Chaosium have previous stated, they aren't interested in licensees of the mechanics... Marcus
  14. Marcus Bone

    River of Heaven Companion?

    Totally understand... no harm intended and I fully support everthing d101 😀 Marcus
  15. Marcus Bone

    River of Heaven Companion?

    All this RoH Talk has got my creative juices flowing... so I'm a few days away from a first draft of my own fan adventure...