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by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Shield Wall fighting
Replies: 9
Views: 1568

I have adopted / adapted the rule for Legionnaires in the Monster Coliseum: Shield Wall – combat stance If three or more professionally skilled (RQ Core:33) characters are close together they can form a Shield Wall, with shields overlapping to form a tough defensive barrier. This costs a CA for eac...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Anti-glorantha rant to moongose.
Replies: 317
Views: 46257

As one of the people at least partly responsible for the sidetrack, I'll try and bring us back round to at least one of the topics ... but maybe in a rather roundabout way. I probably haven't expressed myself very well further up thread (the perils of firing off quick replies while at work!). I don'...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Generic Fantasy Cults
Replies: 65
Views: 8579

The people who criticised MRQ(1) for "dumbing down" and emulating d20 were most likely people who didn't like d20 to start with, were old fans of RQ/BRP and had adopted that system precisely because it wasn't a D&D Clone. I suspect that many of these people will not have bought MRQ2, having given u...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Anti-glorantha rant to moongose.
Replies: 317
Views: 46257

Looking at the Glorantha book we seem to have 14th century knights living in close proximity to early iron age Greeks and Assyrians, with Victorian street lighting thrown in somewhere along the way. If that's an accurate reflection of Glorantha - fine, but it's far too eclectic to grab me. Funnily ...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Anti-glorantha rant to moongose.
Replies: 317
Views: 46257

And my original point is that in order to be realistic Glorantha shouldn't HAVE a "look". Glorantha is an entire world. Would you complain in an account of 11th Century Earth that a picture of a Norman knight, a Mayan footsoldier and a Chinese archer had different "looks"? Then I would suggest that...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Anti-glorantha rant to moongose.
Replies: 317
Views: 46257

After reading the book I am none the wiser as to what Glorantha looks like. And I take it you mean style-wise, correct? Like, when you're reading about Warhammer Fantasy you have no doubt as to how the world looks like, it's gritty, dirty, there are beer spills, bloodstains and puke in every gutter...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Anti-glorantha rant to moongose.
Replies: 317
Views: 46257

Up to a point - but remind me, when did hoplites (p88) co-exist with fully armoured knights (p 194)? c1100 - 1450. Performance was variable, but the knights got their asses kicked at Courtrai (1302) for example. Scottish schiltrons looked not unlike that picture either. After 1450 they tended to ge...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Anti-glorantha rant to moongose.
Replies: 317
Views: 46257

I also think the art needs to be more consistently themed - even after going through the Glorantha core book, I don't have a clear picture of what Glorantha (or any of its parts) really look like. Some of the illustrations make it look "ancient" some "medieval" and one or two look positively "moder...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Anti-glorantha rant to moongose.
Replies: 317
Views: 46257

I agree with those saying too much of the art in the MRQ books is rather poor. I'm not convinced Mongoose need to go to full colour interior art - black and white art can be just as inspiring - there was some cracking b&w stuff for Warhammer and 40K in old issues of White Dwarf (not sure what it's l...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Anti-glorantha rant to moongose.
Replies: 317
Views: 46257

A few disorganised ramblings: I'm not a Glorantha fan, really - I'll nick ideas from it, but I doubt I'll ever run a Gloranthan campaign. That said, of course any version of RQ has to support Glorantha - the history of both is so intertwined. Having said that, I think MRQ may suffer somewhat from a ...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: To what extent was Glorantha a factor in your interest in RQ
Replies: 30
Views: 4621

I've been tracking the poll results throughout the day, and the consistency of the proportions of the results has been surprising. It's currently at 41 votes as I write this. For example the first two options have consistently accounted for about half of the votes, while option 1 has never been far...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: (Un)Opposed resilience rolls
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Just thinking right off the top of my head here - so this may be fundamentally flawed - how about making all rolls opposed but rather than using the attacker's roll use damage done x 10% (always treating it as if it were a successful attack roll). So if rock (whether falling or thrown) dealt 4 point...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Auto CM on a Charge?
Replies: 24
Views: 2831

I think you need to look at the rule regarding only allowing one CA in the round in full: "Unless the charging creature willingly stops or is forcibly stopped dead, the charge only allows a single CA for the attacker, their mount (if combat capable) and the Defender during that round, because the sp...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Combat question. Please help if you know the system.
Replies: 40
Views: 4875

The target of a charge must choose to either Evade or to counter-attack. The target can't parry. You sure about that last bit? The rules (p 90 of the Core Rulebook) say that the defender has two options - evade of "stand firm". They then say "standing firm allows the recipient the opportunity to st...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Pastures New
Replies: 24
Views: 4336

Loz,

I just wanted to add both my thanks for your part in making MRQII a terrific game system and my very best wishes for your new direction.
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Dispute over opposed test bonus
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

My personal feeling is that the person attempting to do something has to win the opposed roll, so in the event of a tie (roll and skill) the status quo is maintained.
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Building a construction. Need help!
Replies: 18
Views: 2890

Well, the cost for a galleon appears to be for a fully fitted out ship - including sail/cordage and (according to the description on p63 of A&E) 56 cannon. On the other hand, the cost for constructing buildings seems to me to give you a mere shell - note that there is an additional cost listed for ...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Building a construction. Need help!
Replies: 18
Views: 2890

That's a very small mansion, Gran. A decent town house with grounds is closer to 2000 sq. metres. A mansion would be 10 or even 20 times this size. You are right, but... The Donald Trump Palace -Mansion de l'Amitié- has 7432 square metres, and it is the fourth palace most expensive in the world and...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Building a construction. Need help!
Replies: 18
Views: 2890

When you say that you can build this house in under a day - there's 486 man hours involved. So if you have a working day of 10 hours, you'll only get it done if you have 49 people working on it. Assuming that the time involved is only for actually raising the building* that doesn't seen entirely unr...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: The Enemy Within Conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 3448

Also as with the Necromancy book is there a 'Demonolgy' book planned or even a previous edition book with Chaos Magic and/or Demon summoning spells in? Possibly an Elric book? There were summoning rules in MRQ1 Elric which also appeared - in a slightly more generic version - in the MRQ1 Game Master...