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About tobarstep

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    Started with D&D red box back around 85. Got into AD&D 2e, then lots of GDW games: Traveller, Twilight, Dark Conspiracy. More recently have been using Savage Worlds and various custom games like Coriolis and Symbaroum. Despite all this, I've only recently found the joy of BRP.
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    I'm not actively playing or GM-ing anything right now. Mostly trying to work through my creative blocks to get a setting hammered out for a campaign. Doing lots of reading of various settings though, for inspiration.
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    I mostly lurk.

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  1. tobarstep

    Runequest, Legend, Mythras, etc.

    I think there is a dearth of Old West games (American Old West). Now, there are plenty of "Weird West" games. Pinnacle pretty much has that market cornered with Deadlands, and even Chaosium has some "Weird West" supplements for BRP (and CoC I think as well). But as far as just straight "Westerns" goes, the market is pretty sparse. Now, maybe people just don't want them and that's why they don't exist, but I personally have fond memories of old Boot Hill games from my youth.
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    If not Stormbringer, what then?

    Highlander 2 was so memorably bad that to this day, any time I hear about a sequel, be it "Ghostbusters 2" or "Spiderman 2" or whatever, I mentally add "The Quickening" to the end of it.
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    If not Stormbringer, what then?

    Isn't that Mythic Britain, from The Design Mechanism?
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    If not Stormbringer, what then?

    The last I'd heard was that Modiphius was going to publish it, but it's been "in the works" for a couple years now already (as indicated on this page). I know she just published another game via Modiphius (Capharnaum) and of course they also publish Mindjammer.
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    If not Stormbringer, what then?

  6. If this setting has the same attention to detail that Harlem Unbound has, I'm already sold.
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    Chronicles of Future Earth Campaign

    I wish I could remember offhand. I know it was talked about some in the recent novel set in Future Earth: The Worm Within.
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    Delta Green!

    And it just got put up on Bundle of Holding. https://bundleofholding.com/presents/DeltaGreen2
  9. It's a bit pricey. 30 USD, and that's marked down. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/225230/Delta-Green-Handlers-Guide
  10. tobarstep

    Frank Menzter's Empyrea

    If I had to guess (and a guess is all it is) I'd say about 60 USD. That seems to be the going rate for hardcover, full-game books. If it's split between player and GM guides, they might be more in the 45 USD range.
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    Hardcover crowdfunding

    Fantastic news there. I always prefer this kind of introduction to simply spelling out dice rolls, etc.
  12. Not Chaosium, but they're licensed settings and require the CoC core rules, so I hope it's OK to post here. https://bundleofholding.com/presents/WorldWarCthulhu https://bundleofholding.com/presents/CthulhuBritannica2017
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    Forbidden Lands on KS

    I backed this one early on as I love their Coriolis game (the setting at least). Their particular dice pool mechanic is too streaky for my taste (only counting successes on a 6 on d6), but I'm keen to see what they do to adapt it to this setting.
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    Official synonyms

    Exhaustion could work. Though "exhaustion" sounds better if you're accumulating points rather than depleting them. But I've used "exhaustion" before to describe to new players the concept of hit points. Because frankly even "hit points" suffers from being confused with a measure of pure bodily health, which it really isn't (even in D&D).
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    Friends, Romans, countrymen....

    There is a film (currently available on Netflix) called Centurion. It's set in Roman-era (obviously) Britain and is very much an action film. It isn't highly rated on Imdb, but I enjoyed it quite a bit for what it was.