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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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  1. tobarstep

    River of Heaven Companion?

    I'm pretty excited for this. The "Finding Your Way" section sounds like a good idea.
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    Odd Soot - Sci-Fi Mystery in the 1920s

    I prefer my sci-fi this way. Unless the campaign really focuses on the ship itself, like Firefly, then I'd much rather have space travel be a thing that happens rather than a thing the characters do.
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    Odd Soot - Sci-Fi Mystery in the 1920s

    This looks fantastic. From the original piece you showed, I assumed the aliens would be Lovecraft inspired (which would fit well in the 1920s anyway).
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    Chronicles of Future Earth

    I backed it as well, though I still don't care for Fate all that much. And I find the palette a little bit pastel for my grimdark liking. That said, I enjoyed the novel that came out last year and I do love a good far future fantasy setting.
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    If not Stormbringer, what then?

    I'd like to see something set in the world of Gemmel's Drenai saga. It'd be kind of hard to pick a timeframe to settle on though. Waylander was far and away my favorite character, so I'd prefer that era, which is of course before even Druss.
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    Chronicles of Future Earth

    "This massive standalone tome will be based on the Fate Core engine" I've been anxiously awaiting this game for several years. Now I'm somewhat disappointed. I'm really not a fan of Fate, but I'll hold out to see what modifications have been made. She mentions in the G+ group that even the basic dice mechanic is different.
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    What price for Dune?

    Interesting bit of trivia: the short-lived Dune RPG was worked on by Youtube celebrity Matt Colville. He has a link to some rough, unpublished material from the d20 version they were working on in an old blog post of his: http://squaremans.com/the-dune-rpg/
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    What price for Dune?

    Interestingly, Ulisses Spiele (or rather their North America subsidiary) currently has the license for both of those (40k and Fading Suns) and is working on new versions of both. 40k is set to release in the next couple of months. FS looks a bit further off, but they've actually been working on it longer.
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    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.
  11. tobarstep

    If not Stormbringer, what then?

    Isn't that Mythic Britain, from The Design Mechanism?
  12. tobarstep

    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.
  13. 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.