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by Finarvyn
Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: The Dresden Files RPG
Replies: 11
Views: 3312

Apparently it's a slow process, since they're only in "alpha" playtesting.

I'm still pumped up about a Dresden Files RPG and would be interested in almost any game system, official or not. :P
by Finarvyn
Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: How about Space above and Beyond
Replies: 42
Views: 11937

I vaguely recall watching some episodes of S:AAB when they were first aired, but not enough to recall specific details. I remember one hot girl and the whole "WWII in space" thing, but that's about it. I see it occasionally at one of our local video stores and consider buying it, but I don't remembe...
by Finarvyn
Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Time to bitch about the non-colour 2nd edition
Replies: 69
Views: 16539

As far as B&W versus color books go.... I have two distinct preferences for RPG books: 1. My OD&D books are very rules lite pamphlets with B&W line art. 2. Conan 1E is a solid hardback with slick pages and color art. I like either extreme but not much in the middle, so a B&W hardback isn't really my...
by Finarvyn
Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Honor Harrington - Runequest Ruleset
Replies: 18
Views: 5746

Ad Astra's Honor Harrington RPG is in playtest, but you have to jump through hoops to get on the list and essentially buy the book months in advance before you get to see the rules. As such, most of the details are secret. What we do know is that it will be based on the d6 system originally develop...
by Finarvyn
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: complete REH-inspired timeline
Replies: 42
Views: 18182

Darkstorm wrote:Well, here's the next part of this history...

Next: Acheron and the Hyborian Age...
This is really awesome so far! Can't wait for the next part to be posted. :D
by Finarvyn
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:23 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Quality control is a must!
Replies: 44
Views: 10925

Re: Mongoose should look into it

I have noticed that for some of the Mongoose books, the covers are so bad, that I don't want to pay full price for them. As a result, I don't, and so the guy owning the shop does not sell them, and then he thinks Mongoose books won't sell, so he does not order new Mongoose books, so I don't even se...
by Finarvyn
Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: More sub-forums
Replies: 3
Views: 1675

That being said, there has been very little board activity on the Lankhmar setting itself (though most have what has been posted is very positive). Well, it's probably the old "chicken-egg" argument. Perhaps if all of the Lankhmar (or Elric or Hawkmoon or whatever) posts were together, posters woul...
by Finarvyn
Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: More sub-forums
Replies: 3
Views: 1675

By the way, the whole reason why I bought RQ in the first place was because of the Lankhmar setting. Now the RQ section is titled " RuneQuest/Hawkmoon/Elric " and Lankhmar isn't even listed. :oops: Not much incentive to hang out here anymore, if that's the kind of board support a product line rates.
by Finarvyn
Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: More sub-forums
Replies: 3
Views: 1675

More sub-forums

I'll be darned if I can decide for sure where to put this, so "General Discussion" seems like as good a place as any. Apologies in advance if there was a better spot for this post. I think that the Mongoose boards need some restructure; more specifically I'd like to see some sub-forums rather than h...
by Finarvyn
Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer d20
Replies: 15
Views: 5509

Well . . . yeah--that's true. But as to establishing a Frank Frazetta "world," with just a few paintings to go on, I think you need to cast around. I think this is the crux of the problem. As great an artist as Frazetta is, he’s not really a world designer. He imagines neat things and paints them. ...
by Finarvyn
Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Robert E. Howard's Horror Sourcebook
Replies: 1
Views: 1233

Robert E. Howard's Horror Sourcebook

Robert E. Howard did a lot more than Conan , and many of his horror stories are real classics. It would be interesting to see a complination of rules, etc., for REH's horror stories, particlularly those that tie together with the "Cthulhu" tales. I've seen people discuss mixing Conan with Horror; it...
by Finarvyn
Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:14 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Runequest vs D&D
Replies: 50
Views: 10676

I just re-read my last post and am not totally certain it came off the way I wanted. I'm not trying to get into a "your system stinks" or "my game is better than yours" argument, but am just trying to relate some of my experineces over the decades. I think my main point was this: find your own style...
by Finarvyn
Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Runequest vs D&D
Replies: 50
Views: 10676

I'm sort of curious if everyone means the "new D&D" or if they are drawing comparrisons to one of the versions of the old D&D. I've played OD&D for 30 years and don't think that MRQ is better unless your goal is to have more skills and hit location. Someone said that MRQ brings back a sense of wonde...
by Finarvyn
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Nomad of the Time Stream
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

Nomad of the Time Stream

With all of the new Moorcock setting books coming out (Elric, Hawkmoon), has there been any thought to Nomad of the Time Stream?

Zeppelin Airships and steam tech. It's an interesting concept but a setting that no one ever seems to discuss.
by Finarvyn
Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:00 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail RPG
Replies: 18
Views: 6892

I think that a Monty Pyton Holy Grail module would be a lot of fun, but I wonder if there would really be enough source material for a full RPG. (Of course, there are all of the Arthurian legends to draw from, but the scope of the Pythonverse is somewhat limited to 1 1/2 hours of movie or so.) Other...
by Finarvyn
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: The Dresden Files RPG
Replies: 11
Views: 3312

The guys that made FATE (google it, its a free rpg based on Fudge) already have a Dresden Files rpg in the works. Fred and Rob have been working on this for some time and are hoping for a release towards the end of 2007, I believe. It is based upon the books and not the TV series, in part because t...
by Finarvyn
Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: John Norman's Gor - Tales of Counter Earth
Replies: 40
Views: 12736

Re: peeps

I for one think Gor and excellent setting for an rpg. yes it has an adult theme to it but as the buyiners of the book or erotic fantasy show there is a market for it. I can take a book and use the parts I like and ignore the rest. so if people didnt want to use the Gorean use of slavery they dont h...
by Finarvyn
Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: CharGen software?
Replies: 4
Views: 1560

Halfbat wrote:I've got a 80% built one you're welcome to finish...
I'll ponder your offer. I wonder if it would take me longer to figure out your programming or to start from scratch. I assume you are using Excel?
by Finarvyn
Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: CharGen software?
Replies: 4
Views: 1560

CharGen software?

Does anyone know of an Excel spreadsheet or professional software to handle the details of RQM character generation?

I was thinking of putting some of the numbers into a spreadsheet and thought I shouldn't bother if someone else has done the grunt work already. :wink:
by Finarvyn
Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Is Conan dying?
Replies: 22
Views: 6183

I think that any product line such as Conan goes through several phases. Phase I -- the creation of the core rulebook. This is probably the biggest selling product of any line, and the one that the casual gamer is most likely to buy even if he doesn't pursue the remander of the product line. Phase I...