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  1. smiorgan

    RIP Larry DiTillio

    Meet you in the Velvet Circle, Larry.
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    Crypts & Things d100

    That sounds interesting. Take your time
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    Crypts & Things d100

    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. Based on what Jeff said in the other thread. Can you explain me the what and why of the changes to the Malkioni? My first approach to Glorantha came with the RQ2 rules and there was not much on the Malkioni. In the RQ3 Genertela box they were pseudo-Medieval (pseudo-Christian or Pseudo-Islamic) with a bit of Byzantine flavor. In the Hero Wars book it was more or less the same. I remember cool stories about the Order of the Swallow and the Kingdom of War. In Mongoose RQ Second Age the God Learners were basically the Spanish Empire of the late XVI century with a little Dutch thrown in, which was kinda cool in its own way... So, what happened and why? I apologise in advance if I'm beating a dead horse or the question is seen as inflammatory. I'm cool with whatever happened to the Malkioni (also because I can still have knights in shining armor in my home games ). I just want to learn about the new (or perhaps old?) vision.
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    MW is currently 50% off at Chaosium.com

    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.
  7. It was one of the most promising settings for the BRP BGB. Did anyone get to play it? What did you do with it? Did you adapt it to your homebrew campaign or played it RAW?
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    Runequest Starter Set

    Oh the joy of a RQ boxed set!
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    Tower of Yrkath Florn full version?

    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).
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    Elric vs Magic World

    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.
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    Tower of Yrkath Florn full version?

    Never heard of a longer version of that scenario.
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    Madness and Other Colors

    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.
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    Suggested Scenarios and Supplements?

    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).
  14. In the podcast on ‘What’s happening at Chaosium’ there is interesting info on Mythic Iceland. They said that Pedro Ziviani has turned in the mauscript of the second edition. It will be a standalone game. A large campaign across the Viking world is in the works. http://www.mu-podcast.com/mup-special-report-whats-happening-chaosium-2016/
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    Rogue Mistress stats

    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
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    Greg Stafford Condolence Thread

    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.
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    Chronicles of Future Earth

    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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  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.
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    What's the use of a d20 in CoC (any edition)?

    Are they in 7th edition?
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    Any news for Chaosium's BRP Gold Replacement

    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
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    Call of Cthulhu Starter Edition

    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.
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    What's the use of a d20 in CoC (any edition)?

    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.
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    Call of Cthulhu Starter Edition

    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!