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by Urox
Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Is the game or the name problematic?
Replies: 107
Views: 30088

As this issue mulls around in my head (and after having read sarahnewhons conversion problems post), the possibility occured that the marketing may have driven the descision to make MQ *purposely* different from RQ as create enough compatability issues as to drive sales of the new rulebooks.
by Urox
Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: MRQ review in Roolipelaaja (Roleplayer) magazine, Finland
Replies: 195
Views: 47149

There was as much new material as reprints, maybe more. We didn't mind, we would have liked them,(Elf ruckpack and dwarven suitcase) but it didn't stop us playing RQ, did it you?( I feel sorry for you if it did). No, I just didn't buy them until much later when I found some cheap used copies. I sus...
by Urox
Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Is the game or the name problematic?
Replies: 107
Views: 30088

Both RQ2 and RQ3 came with pretty decently sized errata lists and some clunky mechanics, so I don't really see how those 2 could be viable complaints, if we're using comparison as a yardstick. I think any problem is coming from overly high expectations more than anything else. I have at least one c...
by Urox
Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Is the game or the name problematic?
Replies: 107
Views: 30088

I mean, we have accepted in our hobby -- whether it's right or wrong -- that first printings of any game are problematic. Do we really? I mean, I don't. :) I suppose it depends on the company. For a small, 'mom-and-pop' kind of gaming business, I'm far more lenient when it comes to typos and that s...
by Urox
Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Centipedes of Doom?
Replies: 101
Views: 25832

This is just being posted as an example of a hit loc. system without a hit point pool that does work, without being modified. I doubt many would want to replace MRQ's with this, but I suspect MRQ will work well enough as it is. It has more 'safety nets' than this, of course. The primary reasons thi...
by Urox
Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Is the game or the name problematic?
Replies: 107
Views: 30088

Re: Is the game or the name problematic?

My question is this: how much of it is because [MQ] is different from past versions of RQ but uses the "RuneQuest" name? I suspect the licensing of RuneQuest and Glorantha is a marketing decision, based on the bottom line. The profits from those licenses will probably fund the expansion of MQ into ...
by Urox
Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Is RuneQuest Broken? Here's Why...
Replies: 89
Views: 24368

I think the characteristic rolls were tossed aside, because many playable races had characteristics with associated characteristic rolls exceeding 100%. That being said, the solution begins characters too weak for my tastes. I was thinking about this... given how the new MQ rules are applied with o...
by Urox
Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: MRQ review in Roolipelaaja (Roleplayer) magazine, Finland
Replies: 195
Views: 47149

Seriously, they printed in total five non-glorantha items and over twice as many Glorantha items; Troll Pak , Troll Gods , Gods of Gorantha, Strangers in Prax, Lords of Terror , Shadows on the Borderlands, River of Cradles , Gloranthan Bestiary, Sun County, Dorastor, Troll Ruins, and one other I ca...
by Urox
Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: MRQ review in Roolipelaaja (Roleplayer) magazine, Finland
Replies: 195
Views: 47149

iamtim wrote:
atgxtg wrote:Yes, and everytime someone doesn't agree with one pof your points, it's off to the high ground.
Whatever, dude.
Hah! He took the bait. Now that did bring a chuckle to this grouchy old curmudgeon!
by Urox
Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Centipedes of Doom?
Replies: 101
Views: 25832

No, a little known game published around 1990 called 'Fifth Cycle'. It is percentile roll under, similar weapon and armor values, 20/5% special/critical levels, hitpoints are location only. Hit points per location tend to be higher. Weapon damage lower even than MRQ. What makes the hit point system...
by Urox
Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Centipedes of Doom?
Replies: 101
Views: 25832

I thought Sorcery was the best part of RQ3 myself, not too complicated and made a lot of sense for a magic system. I always had trouble getting my head around RQ3 Sorcery. A good example of applied Sorcery is AH's Strangers in Prax, which details Arlaten the Magus, and goes into some practical usage.
by Urox
Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: MRQ review in Roolipelaaja (Roleplayer) magazine, Finland
Replies: 195
Views: 47149

No cop out at all. He is correct in those changes. I never said he wasn't. But what of the details in those changes? Can he speak with accuracy and authority regarding them? Bravo on another cop out. To my understanding, the nature of the discussion has become how much has changed in MQ from RQ, an...
by Urox
Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Using MRQ for gaming in Glorantha's 3rd Age
Replies: 4
Views: 2586

Here is some info from someone who is trying to convert RQ3 to MQ. Needless to say [converting RQ2 to RQ3] is tiny in comparison to the MRQ conversion. It won't surprise you to hear me say it hasn't gone too well. The Battle Magic / Spirit Magic conversion is rather bewildering with the Runic integr...
by Urox
Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Good in MRQ
Replies: 107
Views: 27251

Did the folk on the playtest not come across these issues? I'd have thought they could shed some light on how much of a problem it caused, and there must be some of them here surely. I don't think there has been a lot of info from the playtesters on combat. It sounds like the rules were under a lot...
by Urox
Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Centipedes of Doom?
Replies: 101
Views: 25832

andakitty wrote:No, locations without the pool can work. I have a game that works quite well (it is very similar to BRP in many ways, RQ2 in particular) with only hit locations.
Which game system is that if you don't mind telling? Or were you referring to a homebrew?
by Urox
Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: MRQ Combat - 'By the book' or 'According to Mr. Sprange'
Replies: 39
Views: 12898

Re: MRQ Combat - 'By the book' or 'According to Mr. Sprange'

Melkor wrote:How do you intend to play out your combats in Mongoose's Runequest ?
Hopefully there will be a printable PDF errata for MQ in the new future that will clarify the "official" rules for people to play and evaluate.
by Urox
Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Centipedes of Doom?
Replies: 101
Views: 25832

Do you know the combat rules? That doesn't sound like the kind of ruleset that's going to require a character to "hit the same hit locations several times in a row to actually get someone to go down or be rendered unable to continue to fight." That sounds like one good hit, and you're in for a worl...
by Urox
Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: MRQ review in Roolipelaaja (Roleplayer) magazine, Finland
Replies: 195
Views: 47149

Criticising a game one hasn't read is silly and just damages one's credibility. I'd tell you that smoking is bad for your health, but since I've never smoked, I don't have the credibility... This is a general falacy of logic. If someone feels that arguments presented are based on errors, speculatio...
by Urox
Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Good in MRQ
Replies: 107
Views: 27251

The whole point that started this train of thought was someone asking if a crit to the head could kill someone in one blow. It could in RQ2/3, even if the weapon was a dagger and the defender was wearing plate. Let's take a slightly more formidable foe -- say a Dark Troll in enchanted lead chain ma...
by Urox
Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Good in MRQ
Replies: 107
Views: 27251

I know you like to think we should just ignore these things "because they never will come up during play" but in this case I have to disagree. I think a character may well crit against plate during the course of play, and so think this a valid concern with the rules. Especially given that the game ...