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by TrippyHippy
Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Magic in Lankhmar
Replies: 18
Views: 9991

N'yar, but is there a BRP-based book for Hyboria though?

The great thing about having a new Runequest game, is that it allows conversion of Mythos entities without much difficulty.
by TrippyHippy
Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Magic in Lankhmar
Replies: 18
Views: 9991

Do you mean, kinda like Cthulhu magic?

I'm just asking 'cos I'm still looking for an avenue to introduce the Mythos (secretly) into a fantasy background. I'm not sure Glorantha is the right fit, really - it's got it's own style.

I'm wondering if Lankhmar could work?
by TrippyHippy
Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Runequest & Lankhmar
Replies: 16
Views: 10653

Thanks Tetsuo!
by TrippyHippy
Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Runequest & Lankhmar
Replies: 16
Views: 10653

Two questions: Are there still places left for Continuum, as it looks like it'll be the replacement for GenCon (UK) for me this year? Second question: I'm really not that familiar with the Lankhmar setting beyond a few references to Grey Mouser, etc. Would anybody care to give me a good lowdown on w...
by TrippyHippy
Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Four colors or black and white?
Replies: 38
Views: 13139

If you think about it, it is a lot more practical to have rulebooks in black and white - to aid things like photocopying character sheets and the like. Setting books, OTOH, need a bit of colour to give the setting a bit of richness in the pictures etc. By the way, I wonder when we'll see the charact...
by TrippyHippy
Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: More tolkienesque settings?
Replies: 77
Views: 27301

The thing that makes me flick the switch about 'gaming theory' is that it's just a gaming fad, that seems to reflect an unhealthy obsession. I'd bracket in the same way that there was an obsession with 'dark 'n' deep' games in the early 1990s or, indeed the rules heavy 'simulationist' games of the 1...
by TrippyHippy
Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: More tolkienesque settings?
Replies: 77
Views: 27301

I don't know, anyway, what's wrong with revisionism, being a valid and legitimate proccess. It can be used to rpgs, too, if so you wish. And it can be used to evolve, a needed proccess for everything, including rpgs. I think you are misinterpreting what I mean by 'revisionist'. What I mean is 'maki...
by TrippyHippy
Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Next Generations and a black, black future...
Replies: 22
Views: 9161

Hmm...yes.

Perhaps we should set up a Teachers-Who-Like-RuneQuest Anonymous group or something! 8)
by TrippyHippy
Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Next Generations and a black, black future...
Replies: 22
Views: 9161

Well considereing they're in the process of rejigging the entire Science scheme of work this year, explicitely to be more in tune with "practical, consumer" demands, it appears that your observations have already been discussed at great length. I have worked both in private business and local govern...
by TrippyHippy
Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: More tolkienesque settings?
Replies: 77
Views: 27301

To rebut this rather strict argument, I'd like to make some history of rpgs. When D&D first got out, Greg Stafford was already creating his Glorantha (remember, your Glorantha can differ, but Glorantha is as Stafford's as Middle-Earth is Tolkien's). He wanted to create a true narrative RPG, differi...
by TrippyHippy
Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Next Generations and a black, black future...
Replies: 22
Views: 9161

Christ, having a go at Teachers whilst I am trying to relax on my half-term break....thanks! Honestly, if the people who criticise education were actually forced to try and teach a class about a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g, I'm fairly certain they'd be less glib in their views about making the world a better place.
by TrippyHippy
Wed May 31, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Preview is out
Replies: 77
Views: 27809

I think it's now 120 pages because they have deliberately chosen to add 20 pages worth of Creatures at the back, which is just as well. It means you will be able to play Ducks, Broo and Trolls from the offset, for example. The magic system is interesting though - have they integrated all of the old ...
by TrippyHippy
Tue May 30, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: What will your first PC be?
Replies: 33
Views: 11777

It probably ought to be noted that the new RQ combat system was stated as being modelled on Star Wars fight scenes, by Mongoose Matt. That is, there will lots of movement involved.
by TrippyHippy
Tue May 30, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: What will your first PC be?
Replies: 33
Views: 11777

What you missed is the d20 version of the game, that makes no real concessions to 'cinematic' roleplay and is a fairly generic fantasy rules-set.

Hang on, actually, you didn't miss much.... :wink:
by TrippyHippy
Mon May 29, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Visual style?
Replies: 22
Views: 10322

Yeah, actually the Young Kingdoms connection wasn't lost on me either actually.
by TrippyHippy
Mon May 29, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: More tolkienesque settings?
Replies: 77
Views: 27301

I dunno. I think you underestimate the markets appetite for original ideas in fantasy. And Glorantha certainly has that (albeit 40 years old now).

I wonder how much of the spiritual aspects of Glorantha will be played up? The more they are, the more it'll suit me.
by TrippyHippy
Mon May 29, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: What will your first PC be?
Replies: 33
Views: 11777

I want to play a 21st century person, trapped in a 'dreamworld' that happens to be the fantasy world he's actually in.

Kinda like Ash in Army of Darkness, except without a chainsaw and shotgun and not so dumb!
by TrippyHippy
Mon May 29, 2006 10:05 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Core Rulesbook - starting with Rune Magic?
Replies: 14
Views: 6795

The way Mongoose Matt described it, the Rune magic will have characters knowing certain Runes and these having a set of spells associated with it. It seemed to be reminiscent, in a (probably erronious) way, of Mage: the Ascension. I note that the RuneQuest Companion has lots of information about Spi...
by TrippyHippy
Mon May 29, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Difference between old and new?
Replies: 16
Views: 8508

I just hope they apply the principle of 'less number crunching' throughout.
by TrippyHippy
Mon May 29, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Just a Little Confused...
Replies: 11
Views: 5644

I think what 'killed' RQ3 more than anything else was the cost - £40 in the mid-eighties for a box set was a lot of money, back then. The re-issue of slim, hardback and inexpensive books was the approach taken by Games Workshop to make the game more accessible in 1986 - but by then, they'd already b...