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  1. $250 + $20 shipping. A little rich for my blood. Good luck with your auction, though.
  2. I voted for Common Magic. IMO, it's the most straightforward in application. The description of Common Magic in the core book presents it as a standard magic system. "Spells and cantrips that are ubiquitous to many cultures and societies. Common Magic manipulates the natural order with varying degrees of subtlety and offers a host of effects that ease daily life or augment specific endeavours, such as combat and skill use. ... the nature and effects of Common Magic are visible to all, understood by most and recognisable from one culture to another."
  3. I wasn't aware that Magic World had reverted back to 3D6/2D6+6. (Elric!'s boosted stats, I guess, reflected the cultural stat bonuses you could receive in Stormbringer 1-4). I guess it comes down to how you want to present the game world: are adventurers generally better physically and mentally by nature than the average man, or are they average men who become acclaimed adventurers? With BRP Fantasy campaigns I run, I offer either 3D6/2D6+6-and-assign or a point-buy option. Players can pick their preference. I'd much rather leverage mechanics like Hero/Fate/Luck points (that allow dice r
  4. Yeah, agreed. As a GM, I tend to be a little... interpretive of detailed fumble tables (for attacks/parries). I find most minor fumble results (dropped weapons, disorientation, damaged equipment) to be inconvenient enough, and leading to bad-enough situations. IMO, it starts getting ridiculous when you have PCs accidentally stabbing themselves or impaling their friends in the throat. I consider fumbles to be commensurate to the conditions of the Drive test. If PCs are not driving at an insane rate of speed, not taking serious risks and have reasonable weather conditions, the fumb
  5. Depends on mood and the campaign I'm running. Sometimes I want things straightforward with Base Skills + Occupation Skill Points -> Go!. Other times I want more complexity and prefer MRQ2/RQ6/Mythras stat + stat. (Today, I'm feeling more stat+stat. But that's because I've been re-reading my MRQ2 books lately and remembering how much I enjoyed running that system... 9 years ago, or whatever). Skill Category Modifiers are my least favorite. Back in the 80s, when I was first introduced to RQ3, I loved them. Now I just find them fiddly.
  6. I should re-read it. I never gave it much more than a skim ... 7 years ago... and didn't find it that interesting. The fact that it combined Elric! + supplements + RQ3 (all material I already had and wasn't pleased with re-buying) and that the layout and artwork were generally awful (IMO) didn't leave me with much of an impression. It seemed like a soup of random ideas thrown together into a shitty package. Might have been a bit too judgmental back then.
  7. I haven't seen an authoritative list. Glancing at the Magic World pdf, MW includes or modifies the following: The inclusion of Cultures, as @rsanford stated. Skill Category Modifiers. Occupation skill allotments instead of a large pool of skill points to spend. Additional Occupations (maybe just Astrologer?) Different base skill levels Different skill success levels.
  8. Though I voted for Elric! as my favorite, I'd have to think over on whether I'd use it as-written to run a Moorcock multiverse campaign now. Or any sort of dark fantasy or sword & sorcery campaign with the system. (And I rarely run fantasy campaigns these days, so it's mostly just theorizing). I'd be tempted to fiddle with the system a lot: Change the chargen so that Occupations provided competent skill level bases off the bat (more like the Delta Green rpg, or the earlier versions of Stormbringer). Re-tool the skills, condensing some. Figure out if I want to change
  9. I'm going to have to pull EoM off my shelf and re-read it. Been a long time since I've looked at it. Still have all my MRQ2 books, and had a blast with the system about a decade ago. I have mixed feelings about the high starting combat skills. Two highly-skilled combatants going at it can be boring and take forever. But a lone, skilled PC taking on multiple opponents/mooks, and parrying multiple blows can be fun. But, perhaps that's better reflected by keeping skill levels under control and dropping the penalty to parry successive attacks.
  10. Elric! It was my first real exposure to Stormbringer. (I knew a guy in the mid-80s that had the 2e boxed set, which I remember looking through but we never played). The system was so appealing and intuitive. It compelled me to use it for homemade dark fantasy / sword & sorcery campaigns. I can't even say that I'm that much of a fan of Moorcock's Elric material. I've only read a couple of the books and the writing never really hooked me. But Elric! presented the setting and system in such an inspiring fashion that it really captured my imagination.
  11. I would wager Earl Geier. I definitely recall the name from a number of Chaosium products from the 80s and 90s. CoC, Stormbringer, etc.
  12. I'm not familiar with any on that list. But I didn't read many highly-rated Scifi books that were published this year, so that's not too surprising. I'm always looking for suggestions, though. What I did read from this year was Genesis (First Colony) and All Systems Red (Murderbot Diaries). I liked the latter more than the former, and have preordered the next book from the series.
  13. Looks great. I'd rather store my campaign props and handouts in it than rulebooks. But.... ~$174 USD for that pledge level, plus ~$40 USD shipping to the US. Ouch.
  14. Great book. I really like the alternate magic systems for Elric!/Stormbringer 5.
  15. I'd be interested in seeing where you take things. <subscribed>
  16. Profile images and cover photos appear to be borked.
  17. Does any gamer actually do this? Sit and fidget, wring their hands, and wait impatiently for the authoritative release that'll take them to the BRP promised land? Does this year-long 'delay' really impact anyone's present gaming, or prevent them from running the campaign that they desire to run now? Now, random speculation, and personal preferences stated for what system would be the best fit for BRP Essentials? Yeah, that happens on a cyclical basis here in multiple threads, every few months. Or at least every time I return from a BRP Central hiatus and see the same conversation and the
  18. Opinions differ. That's all. Based on many posts I've seen on these forums I would have expected CoC7e to get more votes in this poll. But this thread was started more than a year ago, so perhaps that's a factor.
  19. I've got a copy of the all-in-one-book, too. It's a great collection and format, but the binding was very suspect. At least mine was. I'm very careful with all of my Rpg books, and it didn't hold up to even casual reading. One day I was flipping through it and a page came out in the Monster chapter. It went back on my bookshelf after that and has stayed there, and I've referenced the flimsy cover books since then. They've proved to be a bit more durable.
  20. I hope you guys reach that goal. If you do, I'll definitely be throwing some cash in Chaosium's direction after its release. I still have vivid recollections of Cormack the Pict's narrative examples, likely because RQ3 was my first introduction to RuneQuest back in the mid-80s. RQ2 might not had much in the way of market entry in my part of the US back in the day. I don't recall ever seeing it in local game stores.
  21. I voted BRP as a base system because that's primarily what I've used in the past. I am really fond of the new Delta Green Rpg, though, and could easily use that as a baseline going forward.
  22. I've bookmarked that site in the past, and keep meaning to check out that webcomic but never have gotten around to it. How's the writing? The visual appearance is stunning; there's something about the coloring, tones and vividness, that I find very appealing. Have they ever considered putting out a printed version, either through POD or perhaps crowdfunding through a Kickstarter?
  23. I voted the BGB. But I'd wouldn't have a problem with it if it modelled MW, or WoW. I'd have no interest in it if it was based on HeroQuest or CoC7.
  24. It's definitely an attractive-looking upgrade. Are you planning to add back in your banner and other 'personalizations'? The blue is not a bad color-scheme but I'd miss the old banner.
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