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by Finarvyn
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Why not Dune?
Replies: 105
Views: 41346

Re: Why not Dune?

I never found a website with downloadable stuff from the RPG, but I do remember at one point finding a site with some pictures of the covers of the anticipated books to go with the core rulebook. I think they planned 3-4 more books and had started work on them. Too bad someone can't just find this s...
by Finarvyn
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs
Replies: 39
Views: 11740

Re: The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs

Actually I have spent a little bit time thinking about this. If the system uses XP, then you don't get as much XP when using underhanded tactics as you would get using fair combat tactics. The old Gygax game WARRIORS OF MARS gave XP mostly to killing things and rescuing princesses. I'm thinking tha...
by Finarvyn
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium or Janissaries?
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Re: Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium or Janissaries?

I'm a huge fan of Janissaries. Mercs with machine guns against Roman-era soldiers ... a great setting! :D

I understand that he was working on book 4. Wonder whatever happened to that particular project.
by Finarvyn
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prime Directive Traveller
Replies: 580
Views: 79571

Just to throw in a couple of thoughts... In general I'd rather see a rulebook without an introductory adventure in it. The adventure is cool for about a week, then once I've played it I've got all of these "dead pages" stuck in my rulebook. I'd much rather the rulebook only contain rules. If an intr...
by Finarvyn
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Why not Dune?
Replies: 105
Views: 41346

LloydBrown wrote:Too bad the license is still unavailable.
Is it unavailable, or is it just too expensive?

I thought that the Herbert estate just wanted piles of cash.
by Finarvyn
Sun May 09, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: RQ I threads all gone?
Replies: 2
Views: 921

RQ I threads all gone?

Sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere, but I haven't visited the Mongoose boards for several months. I knew that RQII was out, but I hadn't realized that all support for RQI had vanished. Are all of the old Lankhmar , Elric , Hawkmoon threads gone or have they just been moved somewhere? Seems l...
by Finarvyn
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Why not Dune?
Replies: 105
Views: 41346

I hate to beat the ol' dead horse, but the newest Dune novel was released this week. I think the sequence goes something like this: 1 "Hunting Harkonnens" 2 The Butlerian Jihad 3 "Whipping Mek" 4 The Machine Crusade 5 "The Faces of a Martyr" 6 The Battle of Corin 7 House Atreides 8 House Harkonnen 9...
by Finarvyn
Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Why not Dune?
Replies: 105
Views: 41346

There were rumours of changing it d20 before anything else was published, but the line folded with further rumours of difficulties with the licence. This was about the time the prequel novels were published, so the Herbert estate may have considered the two to be incompatible. Actually, I would thi...
by Finarvyn
Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Bunnies & Burrows For RuneQuest
Replies: 16
Views: 3097

Watership Down was pretty serious - although those rabbits didn't have guns. I expect RQ could do a Watership Down.... Indeed, I believe that Watership Down was her main inspiration. :) She wanted the players to do "rabbit-like" things rather than what regular people would do. This really messed he...
by Finarvyn
Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:06 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: PDF piracy
Replies: 20
Views: 6283

I'm not trying to say that PDF piracy is okay if you don't read 'em. :?

And I don't mean just pirated PDF files. Any free files. I can't tell you how many times I found free downloads for a game, thought "that could be neat", downloaded what they had, then never went back to it.
by Finarvyn
Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs
Replies: 39
Views: 11740

I think that the big problem has always been that the Burroughs Estate has blocked most of the companies from making anything Barsoom . The result is that many companies have been putting out "just like the real thing" knock-offs, and naturally for legal reasons they can't be just like the real thin...
by Finarvyn
Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Runequest V edition
Replies: 19
Views: 5781

Re: yes it would be nice

with the release of CHOASIUMS brp - ITS TIME TO MAYBE WORK A AGREEMENT WITH THEM! I voted "no" because it's too early to undergo a total overhaul. Too much revision too quickly and fans will resent having to keep re-buying the same stuff over and over. That's part of the complaint that gamers had w...
by Finarvyn
Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Western Type RPG
Replies: 19
Views: 3647

Or perhaps you might like to see this; http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/home/detail.php?qsID=1701 This does sound interesting, and I'll be on the lookout for it. Other thoughts: 1. I have a pile of Western RPGs on my shelf, and I agree that none of them so far seems like the Western RPG for me, ye...
by Finarvyn
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Bunnies & Burrows For RuneQuest
Replies: 16
Views: 3097

B&B is an odd game. My sister ran a campiagn a few years ago for my kids, and her take on the setting was that the rabbits had to mostly act like ... well, rabbits. That meant no use of "hands" any more than rabbits could actually use their paws, etc. Under this type of style I'm not sure that there...
by Finarvyn
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: PDF piracy
Replies: 20
Views: 6283

It's not all bad either, I have bought quite a few things over the years because I came across a PDF that looked interesting. That doesn't justify the distribution of material you have no right to redistribute but I'll bet that a lot of those who have it never use it and would never have paid for i...
by Finarvyn
Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: How about more Lankhmar love?
Replies: 27
Views: 15087

Added a few more links to the original post. :)

Nice to see at least a little Lankhmar chat here!
by Finarvyn
Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Lankhmar Revisited
Replies: 7
Views: 3770

master of reality wrote:I thought Mongoose had all but forgotten Lankhmar.
This was my fear as well.

A new Lankhmar product would be very welcome indeed! :D
by Finarvyn
Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: H Beam Piper Space Viking Setting For Traveller Rules
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

By the way, for anyone interested -- you can read Space Viking here for free. (This thread inspired me to search for it. :D )
by Finarvyn
Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Why not Dune?
Replies: 105
Views: 41346

I would buy a copy of Dune Traveller in a heartbeat! 8)
by Finarvyn
Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: H Beam Piper Space Viking Setting For Traveller Rules
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

It's been years since I last read Space Viking and I have very positive memories of the book ... however, I have to wonder how many gamers are even familiar with Piper's writing anymore. I can't even recall the last time I saw any of his books in the bookstore. :(