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by Finarvyn
Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller playtest doc initiative rules
Replies: 6
Views: 1446

By the way, AKAramis, I think the playtest PDF you linked to is the same version (3.2) as the OP's link.
by Finarvyn
Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: No Free RPG Day, No Book 0
Replies: 17
Views: 3194

We made the items 'free with purchase", a minimum of $5 for 0ne item, $10 for two items. Sold lotsa dice, and no one complained. Some actually praised us for that, since it kept the looters away. Actually, I like this system or one similar to it. My local game store gave away one freebie per custom...
by Finarvyn
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Book 0 Rules. Thank you Mongoose
Replies: 7
Views: 1766

I'd love to see it as a free PDF or even a $0.99 paper copy (or whatever is needed to cover basic cost).

I'd love to run a game and having a half-dozen of those would be really a great way to introduce my players to the game.
by Finarvyn
Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Introduction to Traveller
Replies: 18
Views: 3283

I picked up a copy of Book 0 this morning from our local game shop (as well as a variety of other things). I did as well, except that my local gaming store only lets you have one item per customer. (Lucky for me, I anticipated this and brought my sister along as well. :wink: ) It looks good so far ...
by Finarvyn
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: John Norman's Gor - Tales of Counter Earth
Replies: 40
Views: 12734

Any companyreleasing a Gor RPG would, at the very least, lose much credibility, if not actually damage the industry by triggering US-wide book burnings. I still think that a clever game designer could build up the setting without some of the more objectionalble details. Make it more Greek or Roman ...
by Finarvyn
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Introduction to Traveller
Replies: 18
Views: 3283

Introduction to Traveller

I saw on a website a list of products given out for "free RPG day" and one of them was an "Introduction to Traveller" booklet from Mongoose. Will a PDF version of this be in the downloads section someday for those of us who won't make it to "free RPG day"? I have the main rulebook already but was ho...
by Finarvyn
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil RPG/Mini's Game
Replies: 42
Views: 15423

Y'know there certainly is a lot of source material out there for a Resident Evil RPG. A lot more than I might have guessed. * Several video games. (I don't play 'em but I know they're out there.) * Three movies. * At least 6 novels. Seems like this would be a worthwhile project for Mongoose , especi...
by Finarvyn
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Trouble posting?????
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

I get this problem but only on certain boards. (This one, sadly, is one of them.) What happens is that I get frustrated and instead spend my time where one idea = one post. Sometimes here it may take me 6-8 posts in order to actually post once. :( (for example, I'm at ten tries already on this post,...
by Finarvyn
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Print Quality of Traveller Rulebook
Replies: 34
Views: 7756

I also like the "old school" black & white look. I've said for years that games should read more like this and not have funky colors of font on strange colored backgrounds. I own some game books that are works of art but are hard as heck to actually read. Thumbs up from me on this one!
by Finarvyn
Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Mongoose and 4ED
Replies: 20
Views: 6900

Frankly, it makes good buisiness sense to stay as current as possible. I think that a lot of gamers will resist the change for a while, then slowly drift over to 4E. That's what happened in the 3E to 3.5 shiftover.
by Finarvyn
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Erick Wujcik has passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 1334

I met Erick years ago and feel honored to be able to say that I participated in a few of his games. He was a true master of his craft. I had read ADRP before playing in his game and never really quite "got it" but when I saw him in action it all made so much sense! He will be missed by the Amber com...
by Finarvyn
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Wanted: More books compatible with D&D 3.5
Replies: 11
Views: 3249

No, I just don't see it. The problem is that in general people want the newest of everything. Those of us who play OD&D (1974) and AD&D (1979) have been hoping for more product support for decades but few companies want to risk it because they don't anticipate enough return on their investment. Mayb...
by Finarvyn
Sat May 31, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What was your 1st edition of Traveller?
Replies: 80
Views: 13107

Re: What was your 1st edition of Traveller?

Hey am almost as old as dirt... My 1st edition was the black boxed set in 78 or so. Been hooked ever since. I won't say that I've been hooked ever since, but my first edition was the little black book box and we played quite a bit in the late 1970's. Since then I have continued to follow Traveller ...
by Finarvyn
Sun May 11, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Why not Dune?
Replies: 105
Views: 41578

I really like the approach taken in the Icon system Dune RPG (by LUG): The players are the movers and shakers of a house minor... Perhaps even the head of the house. They might be beheld to one of the "big Names" even... so one might be a vassal house of the Atreidies (pre-novel), or of Corrino... ...
by Finarvyn
Sun May 11, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Why not Dune?
Replies: 105
Views: 41578

Well presented case Finarvyn. 8) Thanks. I didn't want to just whine about it but instead to really try to think through the situation. Based on e-bay sales, I'd say the market is there. On the other hand, I wouldn't be the one investing my time and resources to gain the rights and develop the game...
by Finarvyn
Thu May 08, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Why not Dune?
Replies: 105
Views: 41578

A little bump to necro this thread again. I think that "franchise" subjects for RPGs are few and far between. By a "franchise" subject I mean one where the name almost sells the game. Conan is like this, as is Elric or Lord of the Rings . Star Trek and Star Wars are good scifi examples. All of these...
by Finarvyn
Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: How about more Lankhmar love?
Replies: 27
Views: 15154

I'm guessing the line didn't sell well. Mongoose doesn't support stuff that doesn't sell (like d20 ST :cry: ) Maybe, but if I recall my timeline the ink was still dry on the Lankhmar book when it was announced that they had the rights to Elric. Elric is a better seller overall, and it seems like th...
by Finarvyn
Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: How about more Lankhmar love?
Replies: 27
Views: 15154

How about more Lankhmar love?

6/14/09 EDIT: Added a few more links. How about more Lankhmar love? I feel as if Lankhmar was used to help launch MRQ, and then was tossed aside when something better (Elric, etc) came along. I went back through (at the time) 37 pages of Mongoose posts and made a list of all of the threads with a L...
by Finarvyn
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Colour Conan 2nd Edition?
Replies: 18
Views: 3881

I was thrilled to see Conan 2E on the shelf at my local game shop, but put ti down quickly when I discovered that it was B&W on the inside.

The 1E book was so fantastic, 2E looked like such a let-down. :(
by Finarvyn
Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: How about Space above and Beyond
Replies: 42
Views: 11937

So, would it make sense to watch the series but just stop one episode before the end? Would that avoid the cliffhanger issue, or is the entire series just one big cliffhanger? :?

Also, the comparrisons to the new Battlestar Galactica has me even more interested... :D