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  1. This thread is where I’ll post early draft text from my fan setting for Magic World. The intention is to get feedback or at least provide material for others to raid for their home games. I’ll start with the 3 A4 pages intended as a player handout. 3 Page Summary of the Broken Isles Morg yanked the warhammer from the strangled legionnaire’s hands. The ceremonial hammer had a pleasing heft in the slave’s hands. Morg smiled grimly in the light of the burning tents. If enough giant and troll slaves rebelled, then the indigenous dwarves might find the courage to slaughter the w
  2. View File Tinsdown The Tin Mines of Tindale So this a supplement and adventure module for my Town of Tindale Project. I wanted to make Tindale a place where my players adventurers could call home and set out to find glory from. This is one of hopefully many supplements for that goal. Maps and descriptions of Bowen Hamlet, as well as the buildings, shops, homes, and statistics/descriptions their inhabitants. Maps of the mine A quest involving the mine itself as well as three smaller side-treks that tie into the main quest. All mapped out wi
  3. Version 1.0.0

    24 downloads

    So this a supplement and adventure module for my Town of Tindale Project. I wanted to make Tindale a place where my players adventurers could call home and set out to find glory from. This is one of hopefully many supplements for that goal. Maps and descriptions of Bowen Hamlet, as well as the buildings, shops, homes, and statistics/descriptions their inhabitants. Maps of the mine A quest involving the mine itself as well as three smaller side-treks that tie into the main quest. All mapped out with NPCs generated. The quests aren't big. Just enough to get your players
  4. Version 2.3.2

    384 downloads

    A custom form-fillable adventurer sheet for Magic World. The sheet uses JavaScript to auto-calculate many fields dynamically, includes a built-in dice-roller (species-sensitive), changes base skill values based on species (the eight mentioned in the rules), automatically applies the correct category modifier for weapons skills, contains numerous tool-tips, lets you import a character sketch in JPEG, BMP or PNG format, and more! Feedback welcome.
  5. Version 1.2a

    729 downloads

    **Recommend my Big Damn Book over this** This is a conversion from the old-school 1st edition MM to be compatible with BRP/MM/CF. I didn't include any common races like human/elf/dwarf as those are readily available in the other books, but did include almost all the creatures in that book. Some are also featured in other compatible works and I copied most of this information (that I agreed with) to maintain consistency. As it says on the first page of this book, "This book is not, in any way, a product of my artistic or writing ability. Every bit of art and most of
  6. Hey all, I just uploaded the latest version of The Second Way freeform magic rules to this site. There are lot of small change that came about during playtest. You can get it at the link below or from the download section.
  7. Version 2.1

    668 downloads

    The Second Way (TSW) is a set of homebrew freeform magic rules for Chaosium’s Magic World setting. The goal of TSW is to provide a definitive yet flexible way for crafting and scaling spells. Inspired by Chaosium’s Deep Magic and Atlas Game’s Ars Magica, TSW changes Deep Magic’s spheres and glyphs and adds rules for specifying spell range, area of effect and duration as well as for affecting mass, affecting character condition and casting spells against multiple targets. For maximum benefit readers will want to purchase Chaosium’s excellent Advanced Sorcery book.
  8. Hi, I’m curious whether anyone has used MW or BRP generally to run a game set in FF’s Titan setting? The setting would suit many of the MW monsters, the Conan-like magic, and also the unusual magic additions (e.g., mask magic) in Advanced Sorcery. In terms of detail, there’s a small paperback for describing the world of Titan, as well as the revised FF rpg system which has the same information. (I bought much of those materials, but I couldn’t get the game system to operate. I tried it once and it quickly, for me and my players, came undone. But the world was appealing.) Here’s the p
  9. In @Nick J.'s Magic World game last week we lost one of our two fighter type characters. And it wasn't just any character but a hulking killing machine often referred to as an Iron Golem. Not only did Diedtrich have a powerful damage bonus and a magic sword but also a sword profiency in the 90% percentile range. My character, Dietrich's man servant and the other fighter type is at best a mediocre fighter and will probably have a short life time now that Dietrich is gone. That said I thought it would be good to write an obituary for the fair Sir Dietrich. It goes something like this... ------
  10. Time for an update. I apologize for it being so much time passing. We are still at work on the manuscript itself. My writing on it had to slow way down, though to be fair a year may have been ambitious on getting this done. Regardless, I hate making a promise and not delivering. Let me list some things we have accomplished. Finalized the visual aspects of the magical language Finalized character creation, in terms of the changes needed. Finalized the look we want for the book. Almost done the free First Look. It will reveal all the folk and their in game stats and how
  11. I want to go ahead and do an update here since most folks Interested in AB&B follow this forum. We have been silent the last two months as schedules sent team members to do other things. So the promised pdf will hit in lat July or early August. I have a couple (or 4) projects I need to finish by then anyway and we can go full tilt in the last half of the year. Where are we? These first six months were spent laying the ground work. Frankly the project is bigger and better now. It will be something worth your time and I hope folks expectations. But we know where we are headed.
  12. Hi, I'm indepted to Questbird, who a while ago posted about combining Spell Law with BRP/Magic World. For example, in my version, spell users get a number of base lists (half INT) at INT% and can cast spells on their lists equal to lvl x 10%. So starting characters can cast lvl 1 spells. In my version, the spells are cast at a POW times 5 casting roll, but the lists are ticked for experience if the roll also goes under the lists %. That way individual lists increase but characters are not unnecessarily whiffy when it comes to using spells. Spells relating to damage, like a shock bolt (lvl
  13. Auto-magical, form-fillable adventurer sheet for Magic World. The sheet has been tested pretty extensively by myself, and others have reported success with it. The latest version 2.0.0, is for all intents and purposes "final." The PDFs were created in Foxit PhantomPDF, and use a fair number of javascript functions to calculate all kinds of stuff throughout the sheet, to save you the headache of having to do all of the tedious data entry. Update 5/20/2019 Very minor bug-fix. Changed the way the armor penalty applies to perception skills. Insight is no longer affected, because a
  14. Version 3.0.0

    130 downloads

    A custom form-fillable NPC/Monster sheet for Magic World. The sheet uses javascript to auto-calculate several fields dynamically and also includes other features listed below Main Features: (as of July 7th, 2018) Simplified skill list, with several custom fields Sums total skill points Helps judge how powerful an NPC/Creature is at a glance. Automatically Calculatates Things like: Hit Points, Major Would level, and characteristic rolls, most fields are editable. Characteristic generator Select a species from the drop down menu and generate characteristics, notes, w
  15. Its well done and can be found on the big purple at https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/17/17905.phtml. Let's discuss! For one I would like to see a new Magic World book (Yeah I know I am out of luck) that provides a more fleshed out nautical setting, and gets rid of the various typos and layout errors. What about you?
  16. Hello, everyone! Bit of a newbie question regarding MW: I have recently had the occasion to have a look at the book (since I had bought Advanced Sorcery and saw that it references MW), and noticed that there are more sorcery spells in MW than in the core BRP book. Seeing as how I'm planning to host a fantasy campaign with sorcery as the only form of magic, and noticing the differences, this has led me to wonder if there are any other fundamental differences between MW and the BGB. Having the BGB, should I also invest in MW? What would I be getting? If I have the core rules, could I
  17. Version 1.0.0

    39 downloads

    This is a short text I wrote a long time ago in order to provide an "in world" explanation of how sorcerers believed magic worked. The knowledgeable reader will recognize most of the ideas in the text, because they are not new. It did fit into the project I had at the time, which I now, after many years have picked up again: to create a magic system for d100 systems that would make it easy to port d20 OGL spells into the d100 eco-system. Hopefully this text will find some use. /Peter Brink
  18. Version 1.0.2

    496 downloads

    A collated list of the Magic World and Advanced Sorcery spells. Arranged alphabetically by category (Sorcery, Necromancy, Rune Magic, etc. MP cost Effects Range Source and page number. There is a field for "Type" that you are free to use or ignore which is for a house-rule I use for keeping track of Black Magic, and affects to Allegiance through spell-casting. The .docx file can be used to add/delete whatever want .
  19. View File Magic World NPC/Creature generator A custom form-fillable NPC/Monster sheet for Magic World. The sheet uses javascript to auto-calculate several fields dynamically and also includes other features listed below Main Features: (as of July 7th, 2018) Simplified skill list, with several custom fields Sums total skill points Helps judge how powerful an NPC/Creature is at a glance. Automatically Calculatates Things like: Hit Points, Major Would level, and characteristic rolls, most fields are editable. Characteristic generator S
  20. Version 1.2.0

    123 downloads

    A custom Magic World adventurer sheet inspired heavily by the official Chaosium adventurer sheet found in the back of the Magic World rule book. (There is a form-fillable version of this sheet available as well). Feedback welcome.
  21. Hi all I'm a total MW newbie and I'm having a hard time understanding how the whole summoning / binding process works. I have both the corebook and Advanced Sorcery and the info is scattered all over the place, sometimes it's repeated although slightly changed and it get's really confusing. Could someone please make step by step analysis including the Magic Points/ POW costs? Pretty please?????
  22. Chaosium announces end of Magic World product line Chaosium has no plans to do anything further with the "Magic World" product line, it was announced today. Magic World, published in 2012, was a reworking of earlier Chaosium RPG rules based on the Basic Roleplaying engine including Elric!, The Bronze Grimoire, RuneQuest Third Edition, and Sailing on the Seas of Fate. Statement by Jeff Richard, Chaosium Creative Director: "Chaosium is a small company with two main product lines: Call of Cthulhu and the Glorantha setting (HeroQuest, RuneQuest, 13G, etc). Anything else needs to be
  23. View File Magic World & Advanced Sorcery Spell Index A collated list of the Magic World and Advanced Sorcery spells. Arranged alphabetically by category (Sorcery, Necromancy, Rune Magic, etc. MP cost Effects Range Source and page number. There is a field for "Type" that you are free to use or ignore which is for a house-rule I use for keeping track of Black Magic, and affects to Allegiance through spell-casting. The .docx file can be used to add/delete whatever want . Submitter
  24. Version 1

    311 downloads

    A collection of non-player characters for use with Magic World. This is a book of more than 300 NPCs of various occupations and races meant to help Chroniclers quickly drop NPCs into any encounter. Each NPC has unique appearance, equipment, characteristics, and possible spell casting abilities. Breath your own life into these, thy minions. Created by tooley1chris. 382 pages.
  25. Version 1.0.0

    85 downloads

    A quick one-page overview of info on the Southern Reaches. All found in the rule book, compiled here for convenience.
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