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smiorgan last won the day on August 27 2016

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About smiorgan

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  • RPG Biography
    I started in 1985 with red box D&D, then AD&D1 and since 1989 BRP in its many forms who has become my preferred system. Among the various BRP games I have a soft spot for Stormbringer (any and all editions) with which I run incredibly fun campaigns in the 1990s and early 2000s.
  • Current games
    BRP homebrewed Lankhmar-ish setting (with bits of the Classic Fantasy mono)
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    Southern Switzerland
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    In real life I am an academic. A linguist by training. I am married with 3 children.

    This setting reminds me of the Terran Trade Authority books that I absolutely loved when I was a kid. Spacewreck (Catastrofi Spaziali, in the Italian translation), in particular, used to scare the heck outta me. I'd stare for hours at the terrific art. The setting and incidents would make terrific rpg material. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terran_Trade_Authority Am I the only one who fondly remembers that stuff? Smiorgan PS Sadly, I don't have the books anymore.
  2. New RQ Design Note #18 - New Logo

    I must say that I do not like the new logo very much. It's fat and caramel-like. It reminds me of the D&D3/d20 era and a little bit of the RQ Mongoose era. That said this is not very important to me. Judging from the RQ Quickstart, the rules are truly excellent, and I will certainly NOT be deterred from buying the new edition by a so-so logo.
  3. Organic Skill Trees

    Revolution. That is the way to go if you want skill trees. More complex / variable trees really become an headache, at least for me.
  4. RQG QuickStart - Parry questions

    Lovely, it looks they have picked up the old Stormbringer rule. Sorry, I obviously cannot answer as I'll have to wait July 1 for the
  5. YOUR PURSE OR YOUR LIFE! Robyn Hode is here.

    Downloaded! Looks like the best version of Merrie England!
  6. Today straight Stormbringer 4e session.

    SB4 has its own Demon Summoning system, by Ben Monroe, which supersedes the demon rules of SB 1-3. The rest of the magic system is more similar to SB 1-3, but not identical (there are no sorcerer ranks based on INT+POW, for instance). It was my first Stormbringer. I have played it a LOT. It's a great game and it was reasonably well supported with 4 good supplements.
  7. Glorantha Second Age

    Very true. The setting was fun. It may not have been canonical, but playing those rationalist imperialist Spanish Melnibonean-Numenoreans intent on destroying the very essence of mythical reality was definitely a plus. Plus, they were clearly the good guys, given how desperately rotten was the opposing multi-level marketing Ponzi-scheme mystic Dragon Empire.
  8. Glorantha Second Age

    Nope. The snippet I quoted is from an official PDF from Mongoose, well after the game came out. As for the infamous playtest forum, it disappeared overnight after a somewhat heated exchange.
  9. Glorantha Second Age

    Yes. That story is hilarious. Actually, if you play by the example (with the two attack rolls) combat works just fine. You may not like it, but it works. I can say that because I played a few sessions that way. If you play by the rules as written, though, the Attack and Parry table makes no sense at all! For instance, the entry for Attacker (Failure) / Defender (Failure) is "Attack succeeds as normal". Hilarious. The two attacks rule had evidently been edited out at the last minute without thinking of the consequences. At least this is what I stubbornly think. Because Matt Sprange was vehemently denying it on the Mongoose forum, and instead proposed an evolving series of alternative "clarifications". I think I still have a clarification document from Mongoose... Found! I must post this excerpt because it is hilarious: Q: Matthew Sprange said on the forums that you can react to a failed attack roll. Is that true? A: Officially, no – there is no provision for that in the rulebook. As an optional rule, sure, you may find some use for it. The combat tables allow it out of a sense of completeness – this is a kind of ‘placeholder’ for us, allowing us to introduce new rules in the future. For the basic rulebook alone, however, there is nothing ‘official’ to permit this. What you do at your own gaming table is up to you though!
  10. Advanced Combat Video Example

    Uh, the temptation is strong! I'll drop you an email / PM.
  11. Advanced Combat Video Example

    Where can I get the FG Rd100 module?
  12. Glorantha Second Age

    Strange as it may seem, I remember the idea of "physical runes as drops of the blood of the gods" was floated by Steve Perrin during the ill-fated online playtest of RQ1. Many strange things happened during that playtest. I still have a few docs on my hard drive...
  13. Glorantha Second Age

    I totally agree.
  14. Combat Cards and Advanced Combat

    [OOT question already answered in PM where it actually belonged]