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About groovyclam

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    Player going waaaaay back
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  1. groovyclam

    RQG - Where we are. And the new cover.

    I'm no RQ expert, but isn't the movement rune on Orlanth's shoulder ( if it is the movement rune ) spinning the wrong way around ? Otherwise, fantastic cover and new logo ( but I think the logo needs something to make it pop off the cover art a bit - maybe a small dropshadow, or very thin black outline ? )
  2. groovyclam

    Updated PDFs

    I also think it would be useful to give date stamps to the PDF files somewhere ( either in the filename or in the PDF itself on the credits page ) so users know which version they have and whether an update is available.
  3. groovyclam

    New Releases for Christmas 2017

    Posted in error - please ignore
  4. If I was in charge I'd actually cut out the werewolf adventure from the new edition - it is totally out of context and not even near the main England setting geographically. It is a real needle scratch off the record moment when it drops. Plus, as stated, totally non-Mythos. Having just been an investigator and finished Masks I think it still stands the test of time but it really does need guidance for the Keeper on ramping up or down the danger/pulp so the investigators don't end up with TPKs every other session.
  5. The second cover is excellent - two books does sound strange though. What is the split ? Is one handouts ? Or is a single volume too thick for ease of use ?
  6. groovyclam

    Reign of Terror - Corrections Thread

    Big round of applause for Dave and André for their hard work.
  7. groovyclam

    Scenario help - One shots set in a house

    I don't think you'll find many for a single player. "In Media Res" by Pagan Publishing in their collection The Resurrected Vol III - Out of the Vault (originally in The Unspeakable Oath #10) is for multiple players.
  8. The cover to Pendragon 1st Edition is the best it has ever had.
  9. groovyclam

    Down Darker Trails - Corrections Thread

    Page 7 - American Indians call-out box 7th line: "The authors wish to [be] culturally sensitive..." Missing the "be"
  10. groovyclam

    New RQ Design Note #18 - New Logo

    Sadly I must agree with several of the posters that the new logo is not to my taste - the design is a real throwback to noughties tropes and looks like it came from sometime then. I'm a supporter of the RQ3 logo too. Or go to the quickstart logo and have a go at jujzing it up a bit.
  11. groovyclam

    Best book to understand the mythos in gaming terms

    Realms of Cthulhu by Reality Blurs is for the Savage Worlds ruleset and I think that does a good job of explaining the various flavours of Mythos campaigns you can run as well as covering all the usual bases of investigator archetypes and Lovecraft's monsters. The new 7th Edition of Call of Cthulhu has a chapter (10) devoted to running the game but overall it's not that many pages for the price you would pay for a copy as the chapter deals with game rule questions as much as handling Lovecraftian theme. A cheap copy of an older version of the Call of Cthulhu rules might be a good bargain on eBay ( 5th Edition is my favourite ). P.S. If you do want to get Realms of Cthulhu then don't get the PDF alone on DriveThruRPG as the price is too steep - it is part of a cheaper bundle on DriveThruRPG: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/102942/Achtung-Cthulhu-Three-Kings--Realms-of-Cthulhu-BUNDLE?src=also_purchased
  12. groovyclam

    Best book to understand the mythos in gaming terms

    The Keepers Companion is a hodge podge of info - it wouldn't really be a basis for what you want, it's not really a Mythos primer. What actual game system do you play ? BRP/d100, d20/OGL, FATE, Savage Worlds or something else ? I'd start with that question and then see if there is a Mythos add-on for your preferred system. If you just want a big list of creatures then Chaosium's Malleus Monstrorum is the biggest book of same for d100 systems.
  13. groovyclam

    System and setting interaction: an example

    Not thinking this through too much but doesn't your example just prove that Mythras is the "best" (most flexible/adaptable) version of the 4 rulesets ? Is there a setting you can think of where Mythras is not as appropriate as, for example, AH RuneQuest III ?
  14. groovyclam

    Victorian era equipment?

    You can POD "The Gaslight Equipment Catalogue" from DriveThruRPG.com
  15. At least you know now you are not delusional ( well, about obscure 80s comics anyway ).