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pookie last won the day on May 6 2016

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About pookie

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    A gamer for thirty years, Pookie has been reviewing games and saying mostly nice things about them for ten of them. His reviews have appeared in Steve Jackson Games' Pyramid and Journal of the Traveller's Aid Society, Campaign Magazine, Games International, The Unspeakable Oath, at OgreCave.com, and elsewhere. Currently they appear regularly at Reviews from R'lyeh.

    He has edited titles for Triple Ace Games for the Sundered Skies setting and Call of Cthulhu titles for Goodman Games as part of its Age of Cthulhu series.
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    The One Ring, Dungeons & Dragons, Fifth Edition, Call of Cthulhu
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    He is English.
    He likes tea.
    He has been known as Pookie since he was seven.
    The nickname has nothing whatsoever to do with small bears and is more leptoidal in nature.
    The Klingon in him is fond of prunes.

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  1. I will bear that it mind. I do have a structure to my reviews and yes, my paragraphs can be lengthy. That though often comes from longer books.
  2. That is okay. Glad to review these and the 'Yes/No/Maybe' summation is a nice change of format and a bit punchier in style.
  3. Jonstown Jottings #3: This Fertile Ground—A review of Michael Paul O'Sullivan’s scenario for RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha published by Chaosium, Inc. http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2019/12/jonstown-jottings-3-this-fertile-ground.html #reviewsfromrlyeh #rpgreview #rpgreviews #rpg #fantasy #Chaosium #RuneQuest #JonstownCompendium #JonstownJottings
  4. Jonstown Jottings #2: The Throat of Winter: Terror in the Depths—A review of Austin Conrad’s scenario for RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha published by Chaosium, Inc. http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2019/11/jonstown-jottings-2-throat-of-winter.html #reviewsfromrlyeh #rpgreview #rpgreviews #rpg #fantasy #Chaosium #RuneQuest #JonstownCompendium #JonstownJottings
  5. Jonstown Jottings #1: Tales of the Sun County Militia: Sandheart Volume 1—A review of Jon Webb’s scenario for RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha published by Chaosium, Inc. http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2019/11/jonstown-jottings-1-tales-of-sun-county_29.html #reviewsfromrlyeh #rpgreview #rpgreviews #rpg #fantasy #Chaosium #RuneQuest #JonstownCompendium #JonstownJottings
  6. Glorantha Games 2020: #WeAreAllUs! We did it in 2019, so on Saturday, April 25th, 2020, Darren Happens and Pookie will be hosting Glorantha Games 2020, a one-day roleplaying convention dedicated to the world of Glorantha. Games will include HeroQuest Glorantha, 13th Age Glorantha, and of course, RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha, all set in the fantastical, myth-infused world created by Greg Stafford. Many of the games will be run by the RuneMasters, the team of Game masters who debuted at Continuum 2018. Held at the Geek Retreat cafe in Birmingham city centre, less than ten minutes’ walk from each of Birmingham’s three train stations, the event starts at 10 am and finishes at 8:00 pm and will include two four-hour gaming sessions, a charity raffle with some great prizes, and good company. Charity: Shelter (https://england.shelter.org.uk/) Venue: Geek Retreat gaming café (come play, order lunch and have it delivered to your table) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1131792383646493/ MeWe: https://mewe.com/group/5bfd1eabe03c6911de99f1c6 Online: Event Brite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glorantha-games-2020-tickets-74628996337) Just search for Glorantha Games 2020.
  7. #WeAreAllUs: The Quest of the Red Blade—A review of Greg Stafford’s unpublished scenario for King Arthur Pendragon published by Chaosium, Inc. to mark the first anniversary of his passing. http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2019/10/weareallus-quest-of-red-blade.html #reviewsfromrlyeh #rpgreview #rpgreviews #rpg #Arthurian #Chaosium #KingArthur #Pendragon
  8. Miskatonic Monday #27: The Unravelling—A review of Genevieve Coulter’s set-up for Cthulhu by Gaslight published by Chaosium, Inc. http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2019/09/miskatonic-monday-27-unravelling.html #reviewsfromrlyeh #rpgreview #rpgreviews #rpg #horror #Chaosium #CallOfCthulhu #CoC7e #MiskatonicMonday #MiskatonicRepository #CthulhuByGaslight
  9. It’s complete! Yes, Play from Ponape has completed its playthrough of The Broken Tower, the scenario from the quick-start for RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha. https://anchor.fm/play-from-ponape/episodes/PfP--RuneQuest-Roleplaying-in-Glorantha-1--The-Broken-Tower-part-1-e4eb0g
  10. Miskatonic Monday #25: Legs—A review of Jim Phillips’ modern-day one-shot convention convention scenario for Call of Cthulhu, Seventh Edition published by Chaosium, Inc. http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2019/08/miskatonic-monday-25-legs.html #reviewsfromrlyeh #rpgreview #rpgreviews #rpg #horror #Chaosium #CallOfCthulhu #CoC7e #MiskatonicMonday #MiskatonicRepository
  11. I have been giving this more thought and perhaps there is scope here for a versions of the stats for both versions of Apple Lane—RuneQuest Classic and RuneQuest III—updated to RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha, and then a third version actually written based on the RuneQuest Bestiary.
  12. Kochaz had no number given for Protection in Apple Lane (original). Since the others have Protection 2, I have since bumped it. As for the sling, I simply added the base SR given in the Bestiary. Essentially this is a quick and adaptation. The missing shield damage is my error. I have added that and made sure that the skills are correct as best I can. This includes making sure that they have the correct Devise, Move Quietly, Scan, and Search skills.
  13. Fixed. Gringle_Pawnshop_Attackers.docx
  14. I have made a stab at adjusting the attackers from 'Gringle's Pawnshop' in Apple Lane from RuneQuest II to RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha. This is in advance of my running the scenario for my Monday night group. Your feedback is more than welcome. Gringle_Pawnshop_Attackers.docx
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