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by Gallowglass
Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Runequest vs Call of Cthulhu
Replies: 25
Views: 5944

Soz if someone has already mentioned this, but Chaosium have released a mongraph covering a similar setting for CoC, called Cthulhu Rising. It's set in the 23rd Century, but may be useful Also, much of the info from the monograph is freely available online at the Cthulhu Rising website , including ...
by Gallowglass
Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Runequest vs D&D vs Gurps vs D6 vs Exalted vs everything
Replies: 111
Views: 41187

the RuneQuest III skill system as described in the printed rules does NOT work the way you have been claiming (and criticising): it may well be how you've been playing/running it, but that's NOT what's written in the rulebook... It does, and the quotes you have just made support that. The "make a r...
by Gallowglass
Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Runequest vs D&D vs Gurps vs D6 vs Exalted vs everything
Replies: 111
Views: 41187

I'm not talking rookie cops, I'm talking experienced officers. People generally don't shoot strait in a firefiight. You're taling apples and oranges. I haven't met many ministers who have a 22% success rate at running a communion... Players Book, Page 71: "While an adventurer successfully performs ...
by Gallowglass
Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Runequest vs D&D vs Gurps vs D6 vs Exalted vs everything
Replies: 111
Views: 41187

Re: Runequest vs D&D vs Gurps vs D6 vs Exalted vs everyt

I've been thinking lately, why play one role playing system rather than another one. The question of whether D20 is garbage or not has seemed to have taken over a number of other threads, so maybe a thread where we can discuss the merits of Runequest over the others is a good idea. So what are the ...
by Gallowglass
Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Which Edition?
Replies: 11
Views: 5401

I'm for calling it RQ4. RQ3 was the last version of the game that was actually released. THe RQ4 playtest notes were'nt really sufficent to could as a new version, and RQ:Slayers is best forgotten. I've seen a version of the Chaosium/AH revision of RQIII entitled RQIV:Adventures in Glorantha that i...
by Gallowglass
Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Which Edition?
Replies: 11
Views: 5401

I'm for calling it RQ4. RQ3 was the last version of the game that was actually released. THe RQ4 playtest notes were'nt really sufficent to could as a new version, and RQ:Slayers is best forgotten. I've seen a version of the Chaosium/AH revision of RQIII entitled RQIV:Adventures in Glorantha that i...
by Gallowglass
Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Character Sheet Is Up!!!
Replies: 149
Views: 53286

Re: Hip, Hip, Horay!!!!!!!

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Malakor's Two Page Character Sheet is Out :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D .. .. and so is Mongoose's! :wink: :!: Seriously, there's a *new* version of the official MRQ character sheet now available for download . ... :lol: Oh dear. Perhaps they shoul...
by Gallowglass
Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Character Sheet Is Up!!!
Replies: 149
Views: 53286

:shock: Ye Gods, even by Mongooses' lamentably low standards that is awfully ugly - and even if the grey boxes were fixed, you'd still have a far too heavy watermark creating graphical noise underneath the entries. Hmm. Perhaps Mongoose should have take the Margaret Weiss Productions / Serenity RPG ...
by Gallowglass
Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: 5th preview is up
Replies: 131
Views: 44675

I have not read any of the playtest drafts, so I might be badly mistaken, but aren't the damage thresholds for hit locations supposed to apply to damage dealt in one blow? The idea behind this is to avoid HP bookkeeping altogether: either it incapacitates you, or you just do not write it down. If t...
by Gallowglass
Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Thieve's world?
Replies: 20
Views: 5563

Re: Thieve's world

tetsuo wrote:Hope the editors are reading this...

You have my vote to adapt thieves world to RUnequest or D20...
d20 Thieves' World already done

Cheers,

NDM
by Gallowglass
Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Magic in Lankhmar
Replies: 18
Views: 11060

Re: Magic in Lankhmar

Anyone have any idea how magic is used in Lankhmar or how it could be adapted for Runequest? I think that Nehwonian magic is very similiar to that used in the Conan stories. Not direct(like throwing fireballs) but very ritualistic and open to corruption as more of it is used. There is white and bla...
by Gallowglass
Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Runequest & Lankhmar
Replies: 16
Views: 12077

An aside, to supply some facts, as opposed to speculation: Since the Wizard's Attic implosion and the truncation of efforts on the Dragon Lords of Melnibone d20 line, Chaosium have also published two Eternal Champion monographs: Gods of Chaos (in 2004) and, more recently with Darcsyde and Lawrence W...
by Gallowglass
Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Preview 2
Replies: 85
Views: 34180

... PCs aren't Rank & File. They're not even Knights. They're HEROES . In HerQuest certainly, in RuneQuest they were usually the scruffy, disreputable types who guard the heroes horses and loot the bodies after the heroes have left: "the little guys on society's underside, scrabbling to maintain a ...
by Gallowglass
Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Runequest Monsters
Replies: 29
Views: 8866

The only bad thing about RQ was that everyone had too much magic (that and the metric measurements that just killed the fantasy feel). These were features for me. The ubiquitous minor magic represented good luck charms, minor prayers - after I started Steel Weapon re-enacting I always imagined that...
by Gallowglass
Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: RUNEQUEST (news?)
Replies: 53
Views: 21915

Re: New Sysytem

If you've played previous editions of RQ it will have a familiar feel: but up to that last draft it's NOT just a variant/update, but clearly a new system. NDM A new system!? Curses!!! The old rules are excellent! :evil: For me as long as they get Glorantha right I'll be happy Where as for many RQ f...
by Gallowglass
Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Gandalf was an IDIOT
Replies: 26
Views: 6910

Aren't we missing a claring point here featured in the films AND the books? When Frodo offers him the ring he says he can't take it simply because he knows it would turn him. Whose to say that mid-flight he thinks it would be a good idea to use the ring to trounce a few orcs? Once that's done, how ...
by Gallowglass
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: RUNEQUEST (news?)
Replies: 53
Views: 21915

Since the RuneQuest Core Rulebook comes out in July '06, has anyone heard how playtesting is going? Not finished. We are expecting the next (and given the announced schedule and publicaiton dates, I assume "final") draft imminently (it was aiming for "end of Jan" and has slipped a bit). I won't com...
by Gallowglass
Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Suitability with D20 Stormbringer
Replies: 11
Views: 2472

Ant wrote:Dragging this back from the dead... Does anyone care to comment on the following rumour?
(SNIP)
Yes: it is a rumour. Which means it is worth exactly what the paper it is printed on is worth...

Cheers,

NDM