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  1. Started a new campaign set in Ashfar using Classic Fantasy Story of first session here https://chrisbrann.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/the-stories-of-errath-the-bard-chapter-1/
  2. Conrad

    Beholders.

    Has anyone converted the stats of an AD&D Beholder to Classic Fantasy? If someone has would they mind sharing those stats?
  3. Hi, Not sure if this belongs here or in the Magic World forum. If inappropriate, can an Admin please move it? Has anyone used, run or house-ruled bits from the Classic Fantasy Monograph (#0383 by Rodney V Leary) for the clerical ability to turn undead? Page 30 says to compare half the cleric's allegiance score in Good against the POW of the undead being. This is OK when facing intelligent undead (like vampires and liches) but allows any reasonably Good cleric to destroy instantly the lower ranked undead like skeletons and zombies. I house-ruled that the maximum number of Undead
  4. Hello, everyone! So, for a while now I was thinking about moving all my OSR D&D stuff to BRP, since it's the RPG system I started with, and it's really versatile. I grabbed the Classic Fantasy book (which is really nice, actually), and throughout it, there are all these references to Vol. II: Gamemastery. For the life of me, I can't seem to find the book anywhere. Isn't it out yet? I'm sorry if this question was asked before, but I really am curious, since, being on holiday, I have his rare opportunity to read through everything I need to before actually starting to run something. Pleas
  5. I was holding on to this as I don't like releasing something that isn't finished. But seeing as it will be a while until I can get back to it again, and there are people that can benefit from it now. Here is a Worksheet that will do all the calculations for you when creating a Classic Fantasy character. I want to greatly expand upon it in the future, but for now, here are some functions and omissions... All cells are locked so you don't have to worry about deleting key data. Fill in the light blue cells and the sheet will do the rest. I do not use Random Gen,
  6. Is there more Information for the world of Gremoor. Looking for a map and general info?
  7. Hey guys, I got an email from DriveThruRPG about the TDM scenario The Lonely Lighthouse but when I go to the site the picture of the product (the front cover) seems very stretched. Somebody might want to check it out! Also can anyone share any further details about the scenario?
  8. With an exciting year of Classic Fantasy adventures underway, its time to start taking submissions for 2018 to keep the momentum moving. Therefore, we’re putting out another call for writers familiar with both Mythras, Classic Fantasy, and Old School dungeon adventure. Prior writing experience isn’t necessary, if you have some awesome ideas and know how to put them on paper. We’re looking for adventure modules similar to (but not copies of) the classics of old, both in tone and feel, starting and mid-rank adventures are still the most desirable. So, think in terms of Ranks 1 to 2 being low
  9. July's scenario is for Classic Fantasy - this month, N1: Tomb of the Mad Wizard, by Ian Fletcher Even to this day, the bards sing of the rise and fall of the wizard Darksong. Said to have fallen in love with a dark elf in youth, he scoured the world for the secrets of immortality, refusing to leave her side. His quest led him into darkness, and his spirit withered while his power grew. He became a tyrant, and his tower became a den of evil and hedonism. Far and wide was Darksong feared, and his armies ravaged the land in their hunt for his artefacts of power.
  10. Adventure module G1: These Violent Delights is available now from our products page (thedesignmechanism.com/products), Aeon Games Publishing (aeongamepublishing.co.uk), Drivethru (http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/213 ... t-Delights) and from Lulu (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/DesignMechanism). The son of an elven noblewoman has gone missing and it's the characters' job to find him and bring him safely home to Gramby. But is everything what it seems? Does the young man even want to be found? And who else is looking for him? Indeed, who might have caught him already? Written by Darvin
  11. The first Classic Fantasy adventure; The Terror of Ettin Marsh, has had its first review on the 'Red de Rol' blog. http://redderol.blogspot.com/2017/05/th ... marsh.html However, unless you can pass a Read Spanish skill check*, you'll need to use Google Translate. tldr: A positive review. Good job Che 'Peter' Webster! Rod * I cannot.
  12. Been looking at what needs to be done to get this to match for Classic Fantasy. One thought would be to allow spell casters to recover POW normally since they are special. The other, I'll keep the big bad the same since he should still be a tough fight as stated. Or at least add extra spells if needed. The encounters, I might leave those untouched in the first adventure so I could get a handle on what CF PCs can and can't handle. All the ideas I have right now. Opinions are welcome.
  13. One of the best blogs out there supporting Classic Fantasy, is a blog written by Peter Webster. I discovered Peter's blog almost immediately after Classic Fantasy released, and for about a year now, he has been coming up with great stuff in support of the game. This includes a history of d100 gaming, detailed examples of Classic Fantasy character creation and adventuring, new creatures and player races, etc. His writings are so good and insightful, that I asked him to write Classic Fantasy's first official adventure; M1: Terror of Ettin Marsh, which is due to release very soon. The best part i
  14. Classic Fantasy SideQuests Vol. 1 SideQuests feature short filler adventures for Classic Fantasy taking no more than an evening or two to play out. Typically, these will be locales stumbled upon while travelling from one place to another, or short interludes in areas of civilization. Maybe a child’s puppy goes missing and the characters decide to help her find it out of the goodness of their heart, leading to a kobold encampment a few miles out of town. Or the characters discover an overgrown entrance to a forgotten tomb while setting up camp for the night, leading to an encounter
  15. Just picked up my PDF of Classic Fantasy. I owned the prior edition and had many of the same thoughts about this edition as I had about this one. These included things like how alarmingly fragile characters are in D100 as opposed to D20, and wondering how that will affect the way a dungeon crawl plays. But the really interesting thing to me is the way classes work in it. The Ranks system, like level systems in D&D, provide a relatively simple way to scale the game (even if the chances of beginning PCs living long enough to advance seem remote) -- if you want to run a more powerful cam
  16. Mythras Classic Fantasy, a supplement for the excellent Mythras game system (formally RuneQuest 6th Edition), brings Old School Dungeon Crawl Adventure to skill based d100 gaming, emulating classic level-based fantasy from the golden age of the hobby. The following post on the excellent blog site "the Ubiquitous Rat" covers the history of d100 gaming with it's RuneQuest origins, the early predecessor of Mythras, and takes us on a nostalgic trip from then-to-now. Touching on early RuneQuest and D&D, as well as Mythras, and Classic Fantasy. The blog was written by Peter Webster, a fantast
  17. Classic Fantasy has seen a very successful launch, and while we have several projects being developed to support the line, we want to keep the momentum moving. Therefore, we’re looking for writers familiar with both Mythras, Classic Fantasy, and Old School dungeon adventure, who would be interested in writing adventure modules to help flesh out the line. Prior writing experience isn’t necessary, as long as you have some awesome ideas and know how to put them on paper. We’re looking for adventure modules similar to (but not copies of) the classics of old, both in tone and feel, preferably st
  18. The Spanish 'PX-Magazine' has published an interview with me that we did about a month ago. Feel free to check it out. There is lots about my background as well as Classic Fantasy itself. I'm linking to the actual article (in Spanish), but feel free to use Google Translate unless you do not have the need. Google Translate will translate the entire website into English just by pasting in the address. It doesn't provide a perfect translation, but its more then usable. http://pxmagazine.com/entrevista-a-rodney-leary-autor-de-classic-fantasy/ Rod
  19. When it comes to Classic Fantasy, I get a lot of questions as to just what it is and how it plays. Well, since the books release, I have stumbled across a gentlemen by the name of Peter Webster and his website, the UbiquitousRat. His first post covers just what Classic Fantasy is in more detail then I could, and the next two posts are spent creating a couple characters. Finally, his remaining posts are spent testing the game in play, running an adventure found in the red boxed set that many of us old timers will really appreciate. All of his posts feature detailed game play examples that go a
  20. I have uploaded two different character sheets for Classic Fantasy. The first is that included with the rule book, while the latter is the character sheet included with Mythras Imperative, heavily modified to work with Classic Fantasy. It has some additions like the skill modifiers table and fatigue table as I really liked their inclusion on the normal Classic Fantasy sheet. Here is the link to both... Rod
  21. Throughout the new edition of Classic Fantasy can be found numerous examples, each featuring a number of iconic characters. These characters belong to the players in my long standing group and have been around since even before the early BRP version of the game. I have uploaded beginning versions of each, at Rank 1 and ready to start out on their quest for adventure. Feel free to use them in pick-up games at conventions, as NPCs, or even player characters in your own campaigns. All I ask is that you keep me updated on their fates. They consist of... Valamir Drake, Paladin Alexandra t
  22. The Classic Fantasy PDF has been updated with all errata and corrections. You should be able to download your copy by logging back into your Design Mechanism store account and going to your purchases. If you have trouble, drop Lawrence a PM over at the DM website. The Drivethru files will be updated later today. Rod
  23. Figured I would start a post where we can collect Mythras Classic Fantasy reviews. The first I have so far come across is... http://realmsofchirak.blogspot.com/2016/04/classic-fantasy-for-mythras-game-system.html Thank you Nicholas Bergquist. Spoilers: He likes it. ;-) Rod
  24. The Spanish online gaming magazine PX has published an article on the upcoming Mythras/RuneQuest Classic Fantasy by the Design Mechanism. While I don't speak Spanish myself, I bet its really interesting. Here is the link for those who wish to check it out... http://pxmagazine.com/sobre-classic-fantasy/ Rod
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