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  1. On 2/24/2018 at 12:00 PM, Conrad said:

    It would be interesting to see if you could use some of the stuff from the Mythras Classic Fantasy version with OQ to run a game. :)

    You can run any scenario from any RQ-like game with any other RQ-like game with varying levels of difficulty.

    Mythras/Legend/RQ6 - Very Similar/Easy to use

    RQ2/RQ3 - Very Similar/Easy to use

    RQ2/3 with BRP or OpenQuest - Similar/Fairly easy to use

    Revolution is similar to Mythras/Legend/RQ6, but treats skills quite differently, so is a bit harder to fit into Mythras/Legend/RQ6, but should be easy enough to use Mythras/Legend/RQ6 for Revolution.

    After all, does it matter that a troll NPC in RQ3 has Sneak rather than Move Quietly, or a troll in Legend has Stealth, or a troll in Revolution has Stealth [Move Quietly]? As a GM, not at all.


    What I do when using supplements written for one system in another is:

    • Use Characteristics/Skills/Hit Points/Armour/Hit Locations as they are in the supplement, no need to convert, no need to recaulculate
    • Use spells as they are in the rules you are using, if the spell isn't there then use the original spell description
    • Recalculate Strike Ranks, if your systems use different types of Strike ranks, so for RQ2/3 keep them the same, Mythras/Legend/RQ6 keep them the same, but using an RQ2/3 scenario with Mythras/Legend/RQ6, recalculate them.
    • Do all recalculations on the fly, rough and ready, they don't need to be exactly right
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  2. 3 hours ago, Conrad said:

    He is the High Druid of Britain.

    Alive when Claudius landed on Britain’s shores.

    An advisor to Boudicca when she challenged the Romans.

    Alive when the Romans massacred the druids at Ynys Mon.

    Alive when Vortigern ventured north with mercenaries to destroy the Picts.

    Alive when Uther’s bastard was begat by Ygraine.

    He lives still. This is his world.

    It is made of the breath, scales and bones of the Great Red Dragon.

    It flows through him, and he is Britain.

    He has walked with gods and counselled them.

    The ancestors revere and respect his presence.

    The Saxons tremble at his name.


    He is Merlin.


    Fear Him.


    In my Age of Arthur writeup, Merlin is the brother of Fflur and helped Julius Caesar invade Prydein as he wanted his sister to marry someone more important than Caswallawn. Caesar took her back to Rome and Merlin realised that he made a mistake and helped Caswallawn bring her back. He then spent the next 500 years plotting against Rome and trying to drive them out of Prydein. In my version, he met the young Jesus when he was brought to Prydein by Joseph of Arimathea and they came to an arrangement that Jesus was a part of Prydein, but his priests should wear their hair in the druidic fashion, explaining the Celtic Church's distinct tonsure.

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  3. "It's still early." I keep telling myself. "Restructuring an entire company takes time, much less absorbing and combining two."


    Restructuring an entire company takes time, yes, but how many employees does Chaosium/Moon Design have? It isn't like General Motors and Ford are merging.

    I expect everything will turn out OK in the end and that our favourite games continue.


  4. Most memorable moments:

    1. Flying ever closer to the sea before the pilot seemed to find a runway sticking out into the bay.

    2. Fearing that I was the only one in costume.

    3. Realising that people played until 3am - (Wasn't there a rule/guideline about that? Isn't the time moving slowly backwards as we all get older? It'll be 10 o'clock soon)

    4. Meeting old friends and new ones.

    5. The Money Trick and the revelation of the Satrap of Prax, seeing the new member of the Sazdork Whackoffs and Tackle team run off with my duck and seeing my rhino broo backstabbed by a broo that had been hiding in the marshes.

    6. The sheer enthusiasm of some of the players. Truly refreshing.

    Anyway, I made my coach connection at Gatwick, despite a half-hour delay, but had to run the 100m in what seemed like 5 seconds with a rucksack and suitcase - I left my lungs couching on the tarmac, though.

    How can I persuade my wife to let me go next year?

  5. From memory, the film of A Boy and His Dog was very true to the book and didn't gloss over things. It's still a teenager trying to get laid, helped by his telepathic dog and avoiding being killed in the wastelands.

    If Rubble and Ruin is anything like this it should be good.