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by Urox
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Runequest What were you thinking
Replies: 206
Views: 44230

msprange wrote:
SmegmaLord wrote:....for those who dont the answer is.......?
People like hardbacks, whatever the format. . .
The real answer is that people don't like flimsy paper covers ala AH RQ3.
by Urox
Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Glorantha - 2nd Age
Replies: 1
Views: 1399

Re: Glorantha - 2nd Age

How about the other two Glorantha books on the schedule -The cults book, and the Magic book? What's their fluff to cruch ratio? I expect progressively more "crunch" in the Cults then Magic books. While the Second Age book looks to be more of an overview with scenario hooks, the Cults book should ha...
by Urox
Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Sorcery
Replies: 4
Views: 1776

Sorcery

I find it intertesting that people are reporting that Sorcery, one of the least understoond and least liked parts of RQ3, has made it into MQ mostly intact. These are early reports, so you have to take them with a grain of salt. While I was hoping for a essentially a new Sorcery system, it's possibl...
by Urox
Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Statisticals. What is 'Average'.
Replies: 50
Views: 17112

You could, of course, abstract distances in terms of SIZ. Instead of jumping over a chasm 2.2m wide you could say the chasm is SIZ 20 or whatever. I think that MQ may lend itself more to the abstract, so you'd have a chasm that is Wide: 15% and have characters make opposed Athletics rolls to jump o...
by Urox
Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Statisticals. What is 'Average'.
Replies: 50
Views: 17112

And how tall is someone at SIZ 9? 1.5m (Almost 5ft)? 1.6m? (5' 2-3") A 9 SIZ character is exactly 1 SIZ shorter than a 10 SIZ person :? MQ seems to be much more abstract in items like this than RQ/BRP. It is my understanding that MQ mostly drops stats usage beyond character creation, using a skill ...
by Urox
Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: What exactly is 'Modern' about MRQ?
Replies: 24
Views: 6262

Rurik wrote::oops:
/me holds breath
Clearly you aren't a true believer! Didn't you know that the 'U' in GURPS stands for 'Unified Theory' ?

General
Unified Theory for
Role
Playing
Systems!
by Urox
Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: What exactly is 'Modern' about MRQ?
Replies: 24
Views: 6262

Despite the James Bond game having them ages ago, I would say that most players would consider the notion of Hero Points to be a modern approach to gaming (i.e. one that gives the PCs some extra power for narrative rather than physical reasons). One of what I consider to be the hallmarks of "modern...
by Urox
Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Is the game or the name problematic?
Replies: 107
Views: 30042

Tim pretty much covered most of it. Generally if is isn't something that can be considered an orignal creation, like a setting, brand name, logo or creature, it's fair game. I always wondered how this differred from patents and such. The example I would contrast is the patent on "internet site wher...
by Urox
Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:28 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: vote MRQ GOOD or BAD
Replies: 45
Views: 13819

Re: vote MRQ GOOD or BAD

burdock wrote:ARE YOU HAPPY THAT MRQ HAS COME INTO EXISTENCE UNDER THE NAME OF RUNEQUEST?
Too early to tell.
by Urox
Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Is the game or the name problematic?
Replies: 107
Views: 30042

Yet you stated that the RQ community did not agree with a certain point or group of points. That is, in fact, making a statement on behalf of the RQ community. Nope, Urox wrote " I think a few of your assumptions are still not accepted by the RQ community." That is not making any claim. THat is sta...
by Urox
Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Is the game or the name problematic?
Replies: 107
Views: 30042

Blabla, logic error. Whatever. Clearly this is proof that the halving rule is indeed flawed! If you personally like the game or not is for noone important except for yourself. As have been stated on this board there are old guard guys which dont even like RQ3. There will always be some out there wh...
by Urox
Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: RQ2/RQ3 Skills System Scrutiny
Replies: 7
Views: 2443

Re: RQ2/RQ3 Skills System Scrutiny

I have never played RQ2 and have only a modest exposure to RQ3, but from my understanding, the base skill percentages in both of those systems did not include a component based on the character's Characteristics scores. Is that correct ? As other's have stated this is incorrect. Both RQ2 and RQ3 ev...
by Urox
Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Is the game or the name problematic?
Replies: 107
Views: 30042

Uroz can not speak with the authority of the RQ Community either because I, as a member of that community, do not agree with what he attributed to the community. Therefore, what he attributed to the community is factually incorrect. I hate to stoop you your level, but wow dude , take a chill pill. ...
by Urox
Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Is the game or the name problematic?
Replies: 107
Views: 30042

Saying "As far as I can see this game IS a valid variant of BRP" (which was the gem that sparked this leg of the debate) is *not* a blanket statement. The poster specifically referenced only himself. Saying "I think a few of your assumptions are still not accepted by the RQ community" (which is the...
by Urox
Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: MRQ review in Roolipelaaja (Roleplayer) magazine, Finland
Replies: 195
Views: 47060

I don't have the book, but I did start this thread based on a finnish review. In the review the writer seemed almost shocked at how quickly and brutally the fights went. He seemed to think the combat system was fast, furious and deadly (and isn't that what many people are missing from RQ2/3?). He a...
by Urox
Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Is the game or the name problematic?
Replies: 107
Views: 30042

I'm just saying that you shouldn't assume the entire "RQ community" agrees with your premise, that's all. Wow... that's some unusual logic. But, you may be correct, the RQ Community may not agree that they may not agree with you... That reminds of me the argument: There is no truth. Wait, but if th...
by Urox
Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: MRQ review in Roolipelaaja (Roleplayer) magazine, Finland
Replies: 195
Views: 47060

However, I doubt that combining the Companion material into the rulebook (for a total of 216 pages, still smaller than most 'core rules') would not warrant a $60 price tag. Others would want Glorantha in there as well :) I may not be a marketing genious, but why not set the examples in 2A Glorantha...
by Urox
Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Is the game or the name problematic?
Replies: 107
Views: 30042

I have a followup question for you and anyone else: What do you think of the quality of the product Mongoose is selling? I haven't received my mail order of the Core rules, but I did finally see them in my FLGS, and I will comment that page margins were surprisingly large -- it reminded me of my sc...
by Urox
Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Runequest/Glorantha newb
Replies: 16
Views: 5156

Glorantha is one of the most detailed fantasy worlds ever created for an RPG, and has been featured in various board games, rgps and computer games for 30 years now. Previous editions of RQ (and HeroQuest) were set in the Third Age, but the Mongoose suppliments are going to introduce a new time peri...
by Urox
Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Is the game or the name problematic?
Replies: 107
Views: 30042

Iamtim wrote: There seems to be a lot of unhappiness with MRQ on this board; a lot of people saying how it failed There is unhappiness......but not a lot of people........really its just 7 or 8 people making a lot of noise!! As opposed to the legions of MRQ fans? I'd love to see a poll to see how t...