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by Prime_Evil
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Hoping For New Legend Books In 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1648

Re: Hoping For New Legend Books In 2017

I have heard back from Matthew. Mongoose won't have any capacity to look at Legend for at least another 6 months, due to Traveller and Paranoia commitments. After that, it's a question of wait and see, I think, as they still might not have the capacity. However, they are still keen on publishing Le...
by Prime_Evil
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Gothic Vampires?
Replies: 0
Views: 142

Gothic Vampires?

I've been playing around with some expanded rules for vampires for a Gothic Horror setting that I'm playing around with. Here are some rough notes that I've started pulling together. Note that these assume a very traditional view of vampirism suitable for a master villain in the style of Dracula. Ob...
by Prime_Evil
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Hoping For New Legend Books In 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1648

Re: Hoping For New Legend Books In 2017

soltakss wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:57 pm
Hopefully there will still be an appetite to publish Legend material.
There's still a market for new Legend material - it's just a question of whether it is large enough to sustain the resources needed to keep the system going.
by Prime_Evil
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Hoping For New Legend Books In 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1648

Re: Hoping For New Legend Books In 2017

Now that the new edition of Paranoia is out of the way and a couple of the big Traveller releases are over the line, is there any news for new Legend material? We know that there are a number of works caught in development hell, but we haven't heard anything for a while. Does Matt or anyone else hav...
by Prime_Evil
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Spells of Legend
Replies: 202
Views: 28316

Re: Spells of Legend

And here's a very useful Common Magic spell... Deflection Duration (Special), Magnitude 1, Progressive The spell enables the caster to deflect arrows, crossbow bolts, and similar projectiles. The deflected projectiles must have a SIZ or ENC less than the caster's POW/3. Thus, the caster cannot use t...
by Prime_Evil
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Hoping For New Legend Books In 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1648

Re: Hoping For New Legend Books In 2017

Agreed. But it would be nice if Matt could pop in every now and tell us where we stand now in the production queue. I can understand that Mongoose don't want to lock in specific release dates yet, but knowing that we haven't been forgotten about would be nice! It would be interesting to know whether...
by Prime_Evil
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Spells of Legend
Replies: 202
Views: 28316

Re: Spells of Legend

For today's contribution, here's a useful Sorcery spell that addresses a classic fantasy trope. Ever wonder how the bad guy always manager to survive certain death every time? Read on... Clone Autonomous This spell creates an exact duplicate of the caster. The caster must spend one point of permanen...
by Prime_Evil
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Spells of Legend
Replies: 202
Views: 28316

Re: Spells of Legend

For those of us who think that Hand of Death is far too powerful for a Common Magic spell, here's a modest replacement: Stun Touch Instant, Magnitude 1, Progressive, Resist (Resilience), Touch, Trigger This spell charges the caster's body with magical energy. The caster must touch a single living ta...
by Prime_Evil
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Spells of Legend
Replies: 202
Views: 28316

Re: Spells of Legend

I think Becalm should be Reversible, the Caster should be able to summon minor storms/wind/waves as well. Just a thought. You mean something like this: Tempest Duration Special, Rank Priest, Ranged This spell summons a violent storm at sea within an area with a radius in kilometres equal to the dou...
by Prime_Evil
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Spells of Legend
Replies: 202
Views: 28316

Re: Spells of Legend

Because sea travel is an important component of fantasy literature and because the concept of vengeful sea gods date back to the time of Homer, here come a couple of Divine spells appropriate for the followers of their cults: Becalm Duration Special, Rank Priest, Ranged This spell calms air currents...
by Prime_Evil
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Spells of Legend
Replies: 202
Views: 28316

Re: Spells of Legend

And now for something completely different...my own update to an existing Common Magic spell with a long history in RQ and other d100 variants. If you compare this to the version in the Legend rulebook, you'll see that I've tried to address some of the abuses and odd corner cases that can arise: Mob...
by Prime_Evil
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Spells of Legend
Replies: 202
Views: 28316

Re: Spells of Legend

I wonder if a version of Life Sense, maybe not quite as powerful, would be a Common Magic spell? I could see hunters or midwives using that... I did consider that possibility, but for flavour reasons I thought that this ability should sit under Sorcery - it's the kind of spell you might find in a n...
by Prime_Evil
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Spells of Legend
Replies: 202
Views: 28316

Re: Spells of Legend

And now for some Divine Magic... Divine Guidance Duration Special, Rank Priest The caster receives a flash of divine inspiration. The caster may add the critical range of their Theology skill to the critical range of a single skill test. This roll must be made within a number of minutes equal to the...
by Prime_Evil
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Spells of Legend
Replies: 202
Views: 28316

Re: Spells of Legend

When creating new Common Magic spells, sometimes simple ideas are the best: Hide Scent Duration Special, Magnitude 2, Progressive This spell eliminates all scents and odours from a single creature. The spell's duration is equal to the caster's POW in minutes. Double this duration for each point of M...
by Prime_Evil
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Spells of Legend
Replies: 202
Views: 28316

Re: Spells of Legend

Does this Sorcery spell look reasonable to people: Life Sense Autonomous This spell grants a subject the Life Sense trait for a period equal to the caster’s POW in minutes. See Monsters of Legend page 3 for details of this trait. The Life Sense trait requires the owner to touch an individual and mak...
by Prime_Evil
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Hoping For New Legend Books In 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1648

Re: Hoping For New Legend Books In 2017

Seems like a plan that has a chance, down to Mongoose and the writers. I still feel they are neck deep in Traveller and Paranoia at the moment. I don't think it's the writers that are the problem - it's the bottlenecks that exist at key points of the production process (such as layout). Matt did in...
by Prime_Evil
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Hoping For New Legend Books In 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1648

Re: Hoping For New Legend Books In 2017

If I were considering how to revive Legend, I'd suggest releasing some shorter PDF-only supplements in the way that Mongoose have started doing with the new edition of Traveller. Limit them to no more than 32 pages, but try to get one of these out every month or two. Keep the price point as low as p...
by Prime_Evil
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Does Mongoose have any plans for Legend?
Replies: 73
Views: 6326

Re: Does Mongoose have any plans for Legend?

warlock1971 wrote:Definitely would love to see the book updated. And a few more adventures too. :D
I'm working on it while I'm on leave from work.

I think Sorcery needs a darker feel, so I'll be trying to come up with some nasty new Sorcery spells over the next few days.
by Prime_Evil
Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Does Mongoose have any plans for Legend?
Replies: 73
Views: 6326

Re: Does Mongoose have any plans for Legend?

Bifford wrote:We need to get Spells of Legend properly printed......
I'd agree with that :lol:

I thought that folks had lost interest in that particular project. I've got a number of new spells to publish if people want me to post them.
by Prime_Evil
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Does Mongoose have any plans for Legend?
Replies: 73
Views: 6326

Re: Does Mongoose have any plans for Legend?

I've read Moorcock's Wizardry and Wild Romance , too, you know. And The Tough Guide to Fantasyland . Moorcock makes some good points, but there are a few places where he goues off the deep end. He does correctly diagnose the key weakness of Tolkien's work (i.e. that he engages in a degree of sentim...