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Baron last won the day on August 20 2014

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    RP'ing since 1970's.
    GM and player.
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    Running two parallel 1st ed AD&D campaigns (with houserules) set in Tekumel. One on Roll20, the other face-to-face with dads & kids.
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  1. Congratulations! I've been running and playing CoC since its birth. Feel free to bring any concerns.
  2. Yiddish is close enough to German that if someone spoke Yiddish, I could usually figure out what they were trying to get across. I don't think Yiddish is as similar to Hebrew though. Yiddish is more of a dialect of German, used by the Jewish population among themselves as a first language. Hebrew was supposed to be reserved for prayer. If one had no other language in common, I can see it being used for secular conversation. Unless your game is set post-WWII, in which case that issue goes away and Hebrew is opened up for daily use.
  3. Just thought I'd share this site in case anyone is unaware. Excellent selection of figures available! Pulp Figures
  4. "Charile's Angels versus the Mythos." Brilliant. People who try to invalidate either the use or non-use of miniatures in gaming (or any other gaming habit) have an axe to grind. My friends and I bought CoC on release in '81 and used the paper miniatures. When Citadel's CoC figure line came out in '85 we used them too.
  5. Thanks, but as you conjectured, I'm looking for the BRP version. I already own the 2nd ed AD&D Glory of Rome and the Basic D&D Dawn of the Emperors, so I've got gaming perspectives on a Roman setting. If I'm going to buy something BRP-related, I'll hold out for the BRP version. I'm in no hurry.
  6. If anyone has a copy of BRP's Rome: Life and Death of the Republic at a non-collectible price, I'd be grateful. What I've found online is a bit too rich for my blood. I also have some items to trade, if that's more your style. Located in California. Thanks!
  7. I have lived in a 25mm world since the 70s, 15mm for Traveller. These figures would be nice for adding to my Traveller stable. Thanks for posting.
  8. I ran Shadows of Yog-Sothoth when it was first released. My players and I had an amazing, top-notch experience with it. I agree that Masks and Orient Express will require a huge amount of effort to run. By contrast, Shadows was a breeze to run. If you're playing CoC, I would say that you should expect PC attrition. If you don't like that, either change the rules or the scenario. But that doesn't make Shadows any less than a great campaign choice. Alternatively, I would suggest Arkham Unvelied / Miskatonic University as a great campaign setting. If you want an over-arcing struggle against a Big Bad, it's simplicity to introduce. Good luck to you and your players.
  9. Here is a link to a blogger who makes templates for papercraft figures. This link is to a few Cthulhoid monsters he made. I built the shoggoth, it looks pretty good. Mythos Creatures
  10. What he posted so far is here: https://basicroleplaying.org/files/category/47-middle-earth/ If he wrote more, I'd be very grateful to see!
  11. Every game I run, in every setting, is pulp. As in, the feel and style of the fiction published in the pulps. And I don't hesitate to introduce Cthulhoid elements into other games. I prefer my "Call of Cthulhu" in the 20s, although I'll make a few exceptions. I imagine that you're considering pulp to mean a 30s setting. I haven't seen the pulp cthulhu book, so maybe it's influencing your outlook. Bottom line, if you're not sure how your players might react, ask them. 😉
  12. No, all three that I mentioned have magic that's based on BRP, but tweaked. None of them do the RM Spell Lists by magic "type."
  13. Tywyll, while I don't recall where that specific link led, there was Fergo's adaptation hosted here on BRP Central, plus one more by an author I referred here; I think he may have uploaded his file here after that, as well. Finally I also recommend Age of Shadow. It's a monograph edition. If you need me to refresh my memory, I have all three works sitting around, so I can get more specific.
  14. Since you're asking, here's my opinion. Personally, I see OQ as a lite, inexpensive option for playing Runequest (or BRP). And the more it resembles a lite RQ2, the more likely I am to buy copies for all the players in my group. Unless an OQ3 was going to get more like RQ2 lite, I wouldn't be interested. There are way too many BRP variants as it is. And in general, I'm strongly opposed to re-written editions of any game. Supplements, sure. Additional options, sure. But not re-writes. That just fragments the player base.
  15. I know how to drive, ride a horse and have a motorcycle license. They're all three very, very different, and IMO should have separate skills.
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