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  1. Meet you in the Velvet Circle, Larry.
  2. That sounds interesting. Take your time
  3. I'd buy it in a heartbeat. A marriage of Crypts & Things and Open Quest with an old school Stormbringeresque flavor. Newt, any chance of such a thing seeing the light of the day? Or the pale light of my feverish crypt dreams?
  4. Great resource! Thanks for sharing. Now I want to play some MW!
  5. Exactly. BTW, Chaosium's stance on MW has been made clear in many many posts on these forums. Here's a summary: 1. They will not continue to develop MW products as they have other priorities (CoC, RQG, etc.) 2. They continue to sell MW PDFs and physical books (apparently the original print run is far from exhausted). 3. They will not make MW OGL (that would pretty much make BRP OGL!). 4. They are ready to license third party MW publications and give permission for fanmade products. I find it pretty clear and understandable.
  6. Oh the joy of a RQ boxed set!
  7. By the way, I'm going to run this scenario very soon... using Stormbringer 4th edition rules (with lots of houserules from previous and subsequent editions).
  8. Yes it is definitely worth for the vast amount setting specific stuff, including playable races, specific allegiance rules, creatures, npcs and starting scenarios. Rules wise, in Elric! you get the demon magic that was cut out of MW. But if you have Advanced Sorcery for MW you have all the demon summoning rules in Elric! and more. And typographically Elric! is a much nicier book than Magic World.
  9. Never heard of a longer version of that scenario.
  10. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/203486/Madness--Other-Colours In case you don't know, this Mythras adventure is a Stormbringer scenario with the serials filed off. If I remember correctly it was originally an Elric! convention scenario by Loz. It is quite obvious to re-locate it back to the young Kingdoms. You just need the name of a famous stealer of magic, the isle where he lived and the name of the tribe of bestial humanoids who moved there after his demise... Rules-wise, it will work like a charm with Mongoose Elric for MRQ2 (given that the system is basically the same). Elric for MRQ1 would also play converting on the fly. For other editions it requires a bit of conversion, but nothing really daunting.
  11. Rogue Mistress is epic. Definitely to get. It is a great campaign across the multiverse. It has a few issues: 1) it lacks a good hook (invent anything and it will be better than the one provided), 2) It is very deadly, 3) The jump from plane to plane is a bit railroady (but true to Moorock's novels). That said, the campaign is very, very good. The individual chapters are very imaginative and the overall narrative epic in scope. If you have Stealer of Souls, you should get Black Sword. The two form a two part epic campaign across the Northern Continent. It is very good. Written by Ken Rolston. Perils of the Young Kingdoms is also a very good supplement. A collection of short scenarios, some are OK, some are excellent. None is bad. Sea Kings of the Purple Towns is also worth getting. Beasically, most Stormbringer supplement are good to very good, with the possible exception of White Wolf (which is kind of bland) and Octogon of Chaos (third party supplement, with good ideas but a little too old school).
  12. Hi, Here is a very basic deckplan I did when I was running Rogue Mistress. Captions are partly in Italian. It's provided as is, with no warranty of suitability to any purpose. Best, Smiorgan rogue_mistress.PDF
  13. Thank you for all the joy you gave me weaver of myths! Today a piece of the boy I was goes with you beyond the mists. "At the water's edge now is a black barge, and upon it four ladies in black. When they see the king, they shriek and weep. "Put me on the barge," commands the king. The women crowd around him, and one takes his head on her lap. "Ah my brother, you have tarried". (Greg Stafford, The Great Pendragon Campaign, Year 565). REX QUONDAM REXQUE FUTURUS Heartfelt condolences to Greg's family and those who loved him. He was a great gift to many of us.
  14. Sorry. I'm not interested in FATE. The BRP supplement was very good and I was intrigued when they announced it as a RQ6 supplement.
  15. European shipping also seems both pricey and bizarrely priced. The postage to Switzerland from UK warehouse is $35.34 , which looks about two times what I use to pay for similarly big packages. On the other hand shipping to nearby Northern Italy is $ 22, still very pricey but less unheard of. Usually the rates from UK to Italy and Switzerland are more similar.
  16. Hi, There seem to be a similar problem for shipping to Switzerland. $35.34 from the UK warehouse seems too much, so I think the system defaults to USA.
  17. I'd also say that mechanically the current BGB is not really outdated: its basics are sufficiently close to the current RQG that you can port rules one way or the other without any compatibility problems. Just change APP back to CHA... (well, there also are slight differences in the way strik ranks and hit locations work, but still...). If I remember correctly the idea of a new BRP Essentials was first circulated when it seemed that RQG would be an evolution of RQ6 - which is significantly different both from older RQ and from the BGB. I guess this is what became of THAT BRP Essentials... http://thedesignmechanism.com/resources/TDM110 Mythras Imperative.pdf
  18. I definitely expect them to be updated to 7e. I wonder however whether they will be expanded with more info and extensive keepers notes like the Haunting scenario in the quickstart. That would be a boon for an old grognard like me to avoid relapsing into running it old school.
  19. Missed! That version came out at my nadir of RPG buying and playing ... I had no interest in D&D at the time and looked in dismay at everything becoming d20.
  20. This came to mind when I read about the CoC starter box containing dice... I was thinking that the box should rather contain two sets of percentile dice than, say, a d20 or d12. But, which dice are actually used in a CoC game? And, in particular, what's the use of the d20? Huge damage done by mythos creatures? Huge sanity loss? Optional RQ-like hit locations (that was the case for older editions - I have it in "Cthulhu Now") Is there any important use of a d20 in CoC7, that I have missed? I'm not an expert of the latest edition, having just skimmed through the rulebook and never played.
  21. I've played Alone Against the Flames... I have Dead Man Stomp, Edge of Darkness and Paper Chase from older editions... But, I might pick it up just for the pleasure of having a new Chaosium boxed set!
  22. This. I must say, however, that to me in play 13A feels much more like a faster and looser 4e than a variant of 3.5 - which I consider a big plus.
  23. Yes. Yes, stop the petty dissing of other games. Especially if you have not played them. People may enjoy different types of games for what they are. Just to make an example. My first Runequest game was RQ2, I have played a ton of RQ3, I have enjoyed RQ6's detailed combat and now I am raving at RQG's art, character generation and compatibility with my old RQ library. At the same time I am running an Adventures in Middle Earth game (powered by D&D 5), and a D&D4 game set in Neverwinter - with a lot of urban intrigue (and yes tactical combat). I have played and enjoyed games of 13A and look forward to playing 13G. One of the authors of 13G who posts in these forums was also one of the lead designers of 4e. Just saying... Criticism and statement of preference is fine. Casual despise of other people's fun is grating. Best, Smiorgan
  24. If you convert it to d100. Any edition of Stormbringer will work. Including Mongoose MRQ Elric 1-2. If you go for Stormbringer 5. The Corum book has stats for Jhary a Conel and Whiskers. If you go for MRQ Elric 1. The Elric Companion also has stats for Jhary and Whiskers. If you keep it D20 (the scenario is for AD&D1), it might be interesting to use Dragon Lords of Melniboné and D&D3. I'd do this just for finding a use for the damn thing! It would work perfectly.
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