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Brian C

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About Brian C

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  • RPG Biography
    RuneQuest, grew up on RQ2 and am now learning Mythras
    In the past I have played AD&D2E, Traveler, Star Trek the role playing game
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    Looking for a Rune Quest group to join
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    Alberta, Canada
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    I am looking for a small group of Rune Quest players to quest with in either Glorantha or any other location. I am a 55 YO gamer, I still love War/Board gaming and RPGs. I took a long break but am now back. I have PTSD from my military past and thought this would be a great way to push myself. Hoping to meet other people and enjoy some good gaming. If your looking for another player please let me know. I am on LTD so my schedule is pretty flexible.

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  1. Cool, I'm looking forward to it : )
  2. Thanks for that Trifletraxor. I honestly would have thought there would be more traffic/interest on this forum for such a thing. People must be playing under cover or something. I just thought a thread like this would make it easier for new players to find games. I know for me I got to the point where I joined a D&D campaign just to play. If I don't see any LFG for Runequest anywhere as a new player it left me with a very depressed feeling. Just honest feedback
  3. Hey Jeff, I am so glad to hear that RQ was so popular at the con, its a good sign. I saw back in 1980 that this game system was special and I hope the popularity shown there only increases. We have a large game store near where I live but they don't offer any kind of support in finding players, they have said its up to you. This was why I bought my slipcase set from Chaosium directly as well. And partly because of the sad news late last year. Thanks for being supportive about a sub thread. Can I ask what is the procedure to get one started? I have no problem contacting who I need to in order to get this set up. I just need to know what to do. Thanks again Brian
  4. Good to know thanks Jajagappa, I'll post in future. I like G33k's suggestion of a subforum covering all the games then have game specific threads. That would be an awesome and much needed resource IMO. I spent hours looking for LFP threads and like I said above I looked here and saw non so was afraid to post looking for fear or breaking a rule. Just makes it easier IMO.
  5. Speaking of finding players. I didn't see a looking for player / Game Master forum on here. I'll be totally honest and say I was surprised. I would have thought this would be the place to advertise that your looking for a game. Since I didn't see anything I was too afraid to post a looking for game thread. Can I ask: In future if looking for a game could I post a LFG thread directly? I don't want to break any protocols Also would there be a chance of an official thread being started? I know for me just coming back to Runequest since the 1980's it has been a very frustrating experience. All I saw were forums and web sites filled with looking for D&D 5E etc game. I did see a few really old Runequest ones, but it looked to me that no one was playing Runequest. Then I come here and don't see any either so it was disheartening. I know that we can get PMs if someone shows interest. But I would think it would be beneficial for brand new players to come here looking for great advice (thank you guys for replying to my questions, this is a great forum) and also to look for games. Sort of a one stop shop for anything Runequest Please take the above as positive feedback from a new person on here. Just trying to offer ideas (brainstorm) to make this place better. Thanks Brian
  6. Thanks g33k. I just wanted to say that I joined a RQG campaign last night and rolled my character and the GM showed me the Roll20 interface etc. I'm really looking forward to this.
  7. Well the guy looking for players made a really good point. He said the reason he is looking for 5E players is that there are many many more players playing that system so the chances of getting a game are easier. And its not just about the game its also about the group and the experience. That struck me as pretty important. So I thought why not give it a try. Make some online friends and have a good time hopefully. I am still looking for a RQG game to get into and my first love is and probably always will continue to be RuneQuest. I love Glorantha as well. I just need to realize and be open to the fact that games may be few and far in between. I've been watching a lot of Dungeon Run repeats and it does look like it could be fun. And being a player I don't need to know all the rules to start. But knowing me I will research the hell out of it. I just want to thank you guys on here for being so helpful so far. I feel fine asking anything. Hopefully some day I can return the favour to a new player. I'll definitely keep posting G33k, Have yourself a great weekend Brian
  8. Hey Szwagier, send me a pm maybe if an opening turns up. I would be up for some older RQ. Its been 2 weeks and I am still struggling to find anything online. Sadly I am about to join a D&D campaign just to get back into roleplaying. Its an older group of guys and I think its version 5e. LOL I just want to play again : ) Being 55 you only have so much time left LOL
  9. I think the fact its mentioned in multiple sections is fine. They need to talk about it in damage and time etc and of course as a skill in the skill section. But the part that I find troublesome is the language that they use is not always the same. There has been more than a few times where I have read something in the rules and could take it multiple ways. I think the writing is a little more loose than it should be, but thats just my perception. With First Aid it wasn't until I went to BRP that it was all laid out in a way that made sense. But I don't think I should need to look in another totally different book to find clarity. The core rulebook should be tight from the start, especially to help totally new people understand the rules and how they fit in with the other mechanisms. I wonder if in the end its about how we each as GMs customize and build the rules to fit our version of Glorantha. I kind of got that vibe from a section earlier in the manual.
  10. Thanks a lot for the replies Joerg and prinz.slasar, I think its more clear now I did have a look at the BRP book and it does show the revival aspect. I think one thing I need to keep in mind too is the is it fun rule. I thought that kind of cool. So if I can some day get back to GM'ing I think I'll incorporate the BRP system and allow players to roll based on the kind of Medical Treatment they want to perform. I guess I just need to get more time in with the new version and remember that its been decades since I have last played. I will make mistakes but as long as I learn along the way and have fun doing it, thats a good thing. Until I can find an online group to join I will continue to play solo and absorb as much of the rules and lore as I can. Thanks again Brian
  11. Hey Everyone, I was hoping I could get some help on the First Aid skill? On my first attempt at reading I failed my roll : ) ( LOL actually I re-read it more than a few times) I love the idea of first aid and want to use it properly but must admit the rules confuse me in the wording. I am a very precise person and words matter but I see a few ways to use First Aid. The way I read it from page 149 is that first aid stops bleeding, revives characters and can restore HPs. (I love how you can actually do first aid on wounds and not just hit locations). But it seems that a successful first aid roll allows you to heal 1D3 damage to an injured location. Then it says that a failed roll means no damage was healed. The wound is bandaged but no benefit comes from the treatment. How I read that is that in order to stop bleeding all you need to do is use the first aid skill (no roll needed) on an injured player and you automatically stop bleeding. But you only roll against that skill if you want to restore HP. Then when I read up on the skill on page 177 it gives me the impression I need to roll to stop bleeding. These seem contradictory to me. So the way I think it should be implemented from what I read is: if you want to stop bleeding you do the first aid skill and roll against it. If you succeed you stop bleeding. If you want to restore HP you roll against your first aid skill and if successful roll a die to see how many HP you restore. So you can basically do 2 different types of first aid. The first one is more critical first aid so to speak and the second one is setting someone up for healing. It mentions reviving a character but I honestly have no clue how to implement that one. Would this be a third type of first aid? First you roll to stop bleeding, then you roll against first aid to revive them, then you can roll a third time to heal? Of course taking the appropriate amount of time for each type of first aid treatment? I did search the forum out but could find nothing so am hoping someone could shed some light. I'm working my way through the combat system now and am adding a new complexity. Thanks for any help Brian
  12. Thanks for the kind replies everyone. I am glad I read it right. It seems like a convoluted procedure. LOL I actually had to do a step by step spreadsheet to keep everything straight and make sure I didn't miss anything. It just seemed so odd have a character with such high skill in 2 weapons but then the other skills really low in comparison. Thought I better ask just in case. I will go ahead now and read and practice the combat rules. Then probably work on the magic system next. With time passing by seasons it will make the characters age faster so it kind of makes sense to have them have higher skills. They are hero material as the book says. Although a lot of the skills are still really low. I do like though how RQ allows you to roll to increase each skill used after a long session. I've signed up to Roll20 but haven't made a posting. But in my profile I put what I was looking for and am hoping someone will do a search and maybe send me a pm if interested. Its kind of hard for me right now to put myself out there. Heck this post took me a few days to get the courage to post. ANd thanks for the suggestions of where to look. I signed up for Fantasy grounds as well. I have to admit I would have thought that this site / forum would have been absolutely filled with a lot more RQ threads, games, LFG etc. There has to be many of us out there, we just need to find one place that is not D&D centric : ) Speaking of professions I wish they would have given more occupation bonuses to increase the other skills. Not to 90% but even adding a bunch like they do in Mythras would be nice. More rounded skillset. But before making a judgement I will need to get into an actual game and see how it works out. I do love the depth of the backgrounds etc and the lore. It lays a great foundation to roleplay the hell out of anything. So thanks again. I'll keep searching and keep my eyes open and I am sure something will turn up. Brian
  13. Hi Everyone, I just wanted to say hi and that I am a new forum member, first post. Many many years ago I was introduced to RQ2 and instantly fell in love with it and have been hooked ever since. Well almost, RQ3 came out and I have not played again since. It just lost the joy so to speak. But I’m back and now in my 50’s and have a strong urge thanks to the internet to try to relive some of that fun. I was hoping I could ask a couple of probably basic questions? I did research them and found nothing helpful at this point. 1 Basic weapon stats. I created my first character after a very long time and worked out that my main weapon, broadsword has an attack of 85% and I have a shield parry of 90%. I am not sure but I think I did something wrong. I don’t remember starting stats being near Rune Lord levels. Here is what I did: I started off at the base % of 10% Added in the category bonus which I read elsewhere is your manipulation bonus (10%) Next I added the Sartar cultural bonus of 15% Next – occupations – all unit weapons incl shield – 25% And finally step 7 Personal Skill Bonuses – add 25% to 4 skills on the character sheet It looks to me that Melee weapon skill is a skill so I added it. (25%) as one of those values This brings the total to 85% Did I in fact do this correctly? 2 I have been for the last week scouring the web, forums etc looking for online Runequest groups but am unable to find any. Well I did find some but they are like 4 year old LFG threads. All there seems to be are D&D groups out there. Does anyone know of a good resource to find online groups will to take on a new old player : ) I hope I put my thoughts together well enough. I’ll just be upfront and say I am suffering from PTSD from past military service and my memory etc has been hugely affected. So if I posted this in the wrong area please let me know. I was hoping to use online Runequest as a form of therapy to help on the road to recovery. It is getting easier but it is taking time . I just want to meet new friends and have a good time, life is too short. Thanks for listening to my rambling and it feels good to be back Brian
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