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by Simulacrum
Wed May 29, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: [MTE] Ultimate Roman Legions Guide - Legend Edition
Replies: 20
Views: 2846

Re: [MTE] Ultimate Roman Legions Guide - Legend Edition

The use of basic cultures was actually a design decision. When you look at Roman history, from a very high-level standpoint, Roman citizens were considered "civilized" and all others were considered "barbarians." By only using these two cultural backgrounds, it also keeps with that universal usage ...
by Simulacrum
Wed May 29, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Age of Treason PDF?
Replies: 27
Views: 6277

Re: Age of Treason PDF?

Too bad. The one copy on Amazon that was listed turns out to be an error. So far, I've not found a physical copy of the Iron Companion for sale. Does anyone know of a source? I actually never requested my whole allocation from Mongoose so don't have any spare...Mongoose are coming to the end of a s...
by Simulacrum
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: How do you make elementals?
Replies: 28
Views: 3209

Re: How do you make elementals?

It's one of those weird things where the editing fell short - monsters were deleted from the text of MRQ2 core rulebook as it was ported to become legend core book, and as they were not repeated in the MRQII monsters book (to which nothing was added in being repackaged as Monsters of Legend), they v...
by Simulacrum
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Age of Treason PDF?
Replies: 27
Views: 6277

Re: Age of Treason PDF?

the thing I have been toying with for some time is doing an Assabian Rites sorcery/summoning/enchantment special. Well that sounds very interesting :) K I have done a lot of work on enchantment in the past, but I like summoning (Evocation, conjuring and what have you) to be a key specialism. Also, ...
by Simulacrum
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Planes of Existence and Dimensions
Replies: 11
Views: 1734

Re: Planes of Existence and Dimensions

None of those concepts are particularly original, so I don't think that Glorantha and Elric have monopoly over those themes. The concept of Chaos and Chaos monsters comes from Ancient Middle East. Idea of Cosmic Balance is quite similar with the idea of balance between Ying and Yang. Your own conce...
by Simulacrum
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Planes of Existence and Dimensions
Replies: 11
Views: 1734

Re: Planes of Existence and Dimensions

Here's mine: The Earth, Sky and Oceans all belong to the material, or mundane, realm which is itself just one of the three realities that are known to exist (the other two being The spirit World and The Many Hells). The philosopher Atrivaskos of Masia was the first to demonstrate through reasoning a...
by Simulacrum
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Age of Treason: The Iron Simulcrum - Campaign!
Replies: 10
Views: 1998

Re: Age of Treason: The Iron Simulcrum - Campaign!

This looks great, I'm looking forward to hearing how it goes.

Makes me wish I was playing, I only ever get to GM.
by Simulacrum
Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Age of Treason PDF?
Replies: 27
Views: 6277

Re: Age of Treason PDF?

Delighted you found it. And I hope you have fun with it!
by Simulacrum
Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Damage Resistance and Damage Enhancement too effective?
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: Damage Resistance and Damage Enhancement too effective?

Thankfully, Legend allows this - still trying to figure out the right response in RQ6. It's broadly the same other than the lack of an effective Countermagic under Folk Magic spells. But at least let Avert affect all Mag 1 spells, so the sorcerer can't get away without allocating a point or two of ...
by Simulacrum
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Age of Treason PDF?
Replies: 27
Views: 6277

Re: Age of Treason PDF?

Hmm so the PDF of the Iron Simulacrum is now permanently off-market? I own the hardback (I think it's out of print now right?) but lately I was thinking of getting the PDF version as well to add to my electronic library. Does this mean it will not be sold as a PDF anywhere? At the moment, no - I do...
by Simulacrum
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Age of Treason PDF?
Replies: 27
Views: 6277

Re: Age of Treason PDF?

Maybe it's some licensing problem (i. e. Mongoose has lost rights to core book or something). Author of the setting Simulacrum is often in these forums, so maybe he can explain what happened. Yes, the license to Mongoose expired, and while Matt suggested I should repackage it into digest books and ...
by Simulacrum
Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: The Spider God's Bride - A Mini Review
Replies: 63
Views: 7376

Re: The Spider God's Bride - A Mini Review

Prime_Evil Bilharzia wrote: Looking at the major NPCs, especially those who are magic dependent, there is almost no relationship to the original characters. It's worth reflecting how crazy this is, since, if Spider God's Bride is usable after each of us has done our own conversion, from scratch, th...
by Simulacrum
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: How much does an attribute point costs?
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: How much does an attribute point costs?

I think the default position is there is no charge for the extra attribute points. In most settings a non-human character may have some big stats but is limited from an RP point of view by not being human. IE people will react badly or at least strangely to them in most circumstances, suitable equip...
by Simulacrum
Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Age of Treason Sorcery Duration Table
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Age of Treason Sorcery Duration Table

That's a bit open ended isn't it?
by Simulacrum
Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: iron companion mundane artifice creations
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Re: iron companion mundane artifice creations

Resistant complexity, if you pick 1d4 Cold or Heat, it adds 4 complexity correct? Yes that's right - note that 1D4 is the second tier of damage inflicted by a cold source on the table in the Games System chapter of Legend (page 84). and 4 complexity provides complete immunity to damage at that leve...
by Simulacrum
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Free PDFs
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

Re: Free PDFs

I certainly don't want to dissuade you from your work, but I think one of your premises is flawed. Every background gives you 200 skill points worth of skills, be they bonuses to common skills, or free advanced skills (at 10 points a pop, per the usual rules for learning new advanced skills. And ea...
by Simulacrum
Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Age Of Treason PDF DTRPG
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Re: Age Of Treason PDF DTRPG

Hi Damonjynx This hasn't been reported before, so I am guessing it is a problem with your particular copy or download. Can I ask you to follow up with Drivethru or Mongoose Matt himself and let me know if you struggle to get a solution in which case I'll see if there's anything I can do to help? All...
by Simulacrum
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Intriguing, Swashbuckling and Seducing: The Courtly Campaign
Replies: 18
Views: 3072

Re: Intriguing, Swashbuckling and Seducing: The Courtly Camp

I think the trick is to let plots complicate themselves... What I mean is, describe an NPC, or a group or faction. Start with MOTIVATION. this can be simple, or it can be quirky, but if you start here you can introduce irrationality into the plot. Then give them either a narrow OBJECTIVE (which is n...
by Simulacrum
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Age of Treason: The Iron Companion now Available
Replies: 11
Views: 2674

Re: Age of Treason: The Iron Companion now Available

I got my author copies of the dead tree version at the weekend. I'm very pleased with it - Steve's cover looks great, Will's layout matches and complements the original book, and there's more artwork from Mark Stacey joined by some lovely character sketches by Russ Nicholson (well known to the old s...
by Simulacrum
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Age of Treason - Legend Blog Update
Replies: 28
Views: 7575

Re: Age of Treason - Legend Blog Update

Well, having been a long time away from the Age of Treason blog due to...well, writing stuff and the ongoing demands of work and home life...I made a new post yesterday. So if you happen by the AoT blog you'll find a new PDF, this one being a brief history of Korantia, one of the key civilisations i...