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About Mankcam

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  • RPG Biography
    I'm just an Aussie who has been reading and rolling dice Down Under since the mid-1980s, and I'm happy that I'm still doing it!
  • Current games
    BRP:
    * RuneQuest: Adventures In Glorantha
    * Call of Cthulhu 7E
    * Magic World
    * Mythras
    * OpenQuest
    * BGB (toolkit)
    * RD100 (toolkit)

    2D20
    * CONAN: Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of

    FATE (mainly homebrews):
    * Fate Core: Middle Earth Adventures
    * Fate Core: Action Flick Adventures
    * Fate Core: Interface Zero (Cyberpunk)


    OTHER GAMES IN MY COLLECTION:
    * Cubicle 7 Middle Earth (TOR, AiME)
    * Classic World of Darkness
    * HeroQuest (HQ2, HQG)
    * WEG Star Wars
    * Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
    * Shadowrun
    * Rolemaster / HARP Fantasy
    * D&D (5E, LFG, DCC, S&W - also prev played B/X, BECMI, 3E)
    * Advanced Fighting Fantasy
    * Talislanta
    * PDQ Jaws Of The Six Serpents
    * Traveler
    * GURPS
    * Battletech/Mechwarrior
    * Savage Worlds

    (plus numerous others)
  • Location
    QLD, AUSTRALIA
  • Blurb
    "Amy Pond's out there and she’s surrounded by Romans, I’m not sure history can take it!" - The Doctor from 'The Pandorica Opens'

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  1. Cool, thanks for the above link! Interesting to see that Greg envisoned Big Sur for the Manirian Coast - I was not aware of that - however, it certainly makes sense It's pretty cool, as when I was last down on the Great Ocean Road (Victoria, Australia), I remember thinking that this could be what the New Coast of Maniria must be like, well in summer anyway, and it turns out that it fits Greg's vision reasonably well
  2. Yes I can't remember if I read that here or in the Glorantha FB group. Years ago I read that Greg Stafford initially received geographical inspiration for Dragon Pass and Prax from North American terrain, and this has been confirmed many times since. Not to say that Europe isn't a good analogy, the Alps, the Balkans etc. But I do like to keep the Americana flavour for Dragon Pass & Prax, as it makes it feel more unique when you add the ancient world-influenced cultures to it. So I am using the Sierra Nevada range and the American Rockies for alot of my geographical references fo
  3. Anyone have any real-world inspiration for Gloranthan terrain? I stumbled across this video, and perhaps this could be the mountain ranges throughout Dragon Pass...: https://player.vimeo.com/video/186483277 Feel free to post pics/videos of your own inspiration for Gloranthan geography!
  4. Not exactly Lovecraftian, but some of the classic Brit Horror is certainly tropey enough to be retrapped for a Mythos plot
  5. Wow, this looks really good - a streamlined version of BRP, as well as a cool setting. Count me interested! 😎
  6. I don't see any need for a new edition of Call of Cthulhu for many years yet. A decade even. But I'ld certainly be happy to see a new version of Beyond The Mountains Of Madness to go with the updated versions of Horror on the Orient Express and The Masks of Nylathotep. I would also like to see a new version of Cthulhu By Gaslight, perhaps covering a wider range of different settings - the default of Victorian England is great, but Gothic Americana could work equally well. I think occasional revisiting and updating some of the big ticket titles is fine, but I wouldn't want to see it
  7. I can use all of my back catalogue with Coc 7E no worries - for the opponent/NPC stat blocks, just multiply the core charactersitics by 5%, and that's pretty much it. Nothing has been superceeded to an extent that it is obsolete, which is really cool.😎
  8. Capturing Glorantha is a different task. I tend to think of an ancient world setting, steeped in living mythology, with touches of bizarre 'trippiness' and sometimes even a 'western' flavour at times. It's a place where Achilles would be adoredby the public, but there is also room for down and dusty anit-heroes like Mad Max as well. It is difficult to put Glorantha into words and images, so the only way to do it is to approach it as a collage. Films: 300. 300: Rise Of An Empire (especially the later works well for the Lunar Empire) Conan The Barbarian (Arnie version) V
  9. I have been playing BRP/RQ for so long, I'm not sure what are official rules and what are house rules. For me as a GM, I sometimes don't like keeping actions unresolved as a stalemate. So I go with my gut - if it feels like being unresolved is something that adds to the drama and tension in the game, sure, I'll go with it. But if it feels like this will slow the pace down, then I'll push to resolve it by calling for a Resistance Table Roll, and spitball what the relevant Characteristics would be to bring to the roll. It's always seemed to work well. I also use it in combat
  10. I have a lot of RQ2 supplements that I never used. So I intend to start our next RQG characters with much less experience, and set the intial session in Sartar around 1615 or so. The plan is to move the setting to Pavis & Prax, then run the game set in the 1615 - 1620 era. If the game continues, I will skip 5 years and the PCs will be back in Sartar so they can play the RQG era of 1625 +
  11. I find that having the extra success level (hard success) speeds things up in opposed rolls, there is much less stalemate due to this. So I've ported it into any of my bRP games!!!
  12. I heard about this, but never actully saw it before now. That's an impressive piece of work!
  13. I am still reading thru the Red Cow campaign, and I assumed that RQG would be just the Gloranthan timeline a decade later. Cool, thanks for the explanation, this is good to know 😎
  14. Sorry to digress, but are you sure? The Red Cow Campaign is a current HQG campaign, published after the G2G. I would assume that the first book, The Coming Storm, is part of the contemporary canon for Glorantha... Some of the artwork (not all) in the second book, The Elven Lights, looks more consistent with the previous Saxon-like depictions of Orlanthi (like in the KoDP computer game), rather than the more contemporary Thracian look, but that's about it. YGWV and all that. I would be surprised if the content is not current canon.
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