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About Malc

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    Player and GM since 1976
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    Prepping: Borderlands for RQG
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    Sysadmin, gamer, eccentric

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  1. Malc

    RuneQuest Dice from Q-Workshop

    They’re available right now from Q Workshop’s site.
  2. Malc

    What price for Dune?

    Having spent far too much of my life looking for OOP RPG stuff on eBay or elsewhere, my experience suggests that people will spend up to about £150 ($200) for a rare item to complete a collection. Most of the RQ2 boxed sets I see on eBay tend to be around that price, many sold by people who make a living selling this stuff. You can get stuff a lot cheaper sometimes, but be prepared to be very patient. However, for sheer absurdity, you can’t beat the Amazon automatic pricing systems. Take a look at this little gem: https://www.amazon.co.uk/RuneQuest-Essentials-Pete-Nash/dp/0987725963/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1532640261&sr=8-1&keywords=RuneQuest+essentials
  3. Malc

    Fading Suns Energy Shield

    Off the top of my head, I’d probably rule it as a separate skill “shield combat”. Like martial arts, it’s a limit on your attack skill - if you hit but roll over the shield combat skill, the attack is too fast to penetrate the shield. I’d also probably rule that since attacks intended to penetrate shields have to be slow, you don’t get a damage bonus when using the skill, or maybe the bonus is halved.
  4. If you bought the PDF from Chaosium, you could try the ePub (or mobi or prc, depending on what device you use) version of the book? It’s much lighter on images.
  5. Using PDF expert on a Mac, I ran into the following problems: Dodge skill is pinned to DEX x 2, and can't be changed Jump skill is pinned to DEX x 3 and can't be changed Skill modifiers aren't added to the displayed skill values, which is probably not the best use for ease of use Free INT doesn't seem to update, and can't be edited The two Spirit Combat values on the sheet (under Spirit Combat and Magic Skills) aren't linked, and can be different Aside from those issues though, this is a really good start!
  6. Malc

    RQG: how much RQ3 still in it?

    Looks like RQ2 armour, for the most part. Plate is 6AP. Experience rolls are RQ3 style, roll d100 + category modifier, try to get over the skill value (or 100, if lower). Horses in the Bestiary preview don’t have an INT score listed, so I guess not. Cheers
  7. Malc

    Site Introductions

    Hi All, A (slightly belated) introduction to the site: I'm Malc, and have been playing since (I think) 1976. Among many, many other games, I've played and GM'd RuneQuest 2 and 3, Stormbringer, Call of Cthulhu and HeroQuest. Currently feeling very excited about the new RuneQuest, which is why I joined here. Sadly these days, work takes up too much of my time and energy for me to have as much time to actually play games as I'd like. But the notion of running the classic RQ2 campaigns (Borderlands, Griffin Mountain, Pavis, Big Rubble) with RQG has finally got me making real efforts to get some time sorted and "just do it". Seems I have more prospective players than I expected, so we'll see how it all goes... Cheers!
  8. Malc

    RQG Corrections Thread

    Page 357: ”Should for some reason the shaman wishes to use the Discorporate spell instead of the natural ability...”. Should the Shaman wish or if the shaman wishes?
  9. Malc

    RQG Corrections Thread

    Minor error on Page 210, in the description of slashing weapons: “Weapons used for hacking or slashing. These can be anything from the brute power of the axe to the relative finesse of the broadsword.” But in the weapons table, broadsword is listed as a cut-and-thrust weapon.
  10. Malc

    Schedule for next publications?

    From the Future of Heroquest seminar at UKGE (which may have morphed into a future of *quest seminar), the schedule for RQG releases should be approximately monthly. As well as the core book and slipcase set, there will also be a leatherette bound edition (although I’m not certain if that’s the slipcase set or just the main rulebook).
  11. Malc

    RQG goes on sale on June 1st

    Buys the book. Does the happy RuneQuest dance. Curses because I’m off to UK Games Expo today and can’t just sit and read it...
  12. Malc

    Dark Glorantha

    After many years of reading LotR, it wasn’t until listening to the BBC radio adaptation that I figured this. After Gollum attacks on Mount Doom, Frodo, as ringbearer, says: “Begone, and trouble me no more! If you touch me ever again, you shall be cast yourself into the Fire of Doom.” and, of course, he does, and he is. Since we established long ago that the ring has power over Gollum, you could argue that it was the power of the ring over Gollum that caused him to fall. So, depending on your point of view, either Frodo destroyed the ring, or it destroyed itself. Sorry to add to the continued derailing of the thread, but I just had to share that.
  13. A few more I've spotted: Page 22: "For the next two years there appeared phantasmal dragonewts ... "Five-year dream". See Page 53 below Page 49: "The Race known as the Aldryami consists of elves, dryads, pixies and runners". Followed by a list with entries for elves, dryads and runners, but not pixies. Page 53: "In 1539 the Dragonewts Dream began, and ended two years later... And after five years they disappeared again". Seems to be confusion over 2 or 5 years here? P22 has a 5-year dream with 2 years of phantasmal appearances, P53 a 2-year dream with 5 years of phantasms. Page 60: "Wherever she won a great magic against the mutating forces of Chaos", should be victory, not magic? Page 61: "Their departure revealed a thinly populated revealed a region thinly populated by indigenous tribes previously enslaved by the nomads" Hope those help...
  14. Page 42: “The Colymar, as the most power tribe present,”; should be “powerful”?