The First of Many

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The First of Many

Postby MongooseMatt » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:34 am

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Postby Hurbold » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:50 am

I contemplated not making a post here, but I have to say, it's fantastic the way the company who produces the product mans these forums.

The nature of forums tends to breed a number of users that will be gone by tomorrow, but if I didn't know otherwise, I'd like to say I'll be here for a long time to come.

Thanks guys, and great work.
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Postby Trodax » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:52 am

Oooh, nice picture!!!
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Postby tarkhan bey » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:04 am

Excellent picture,who is the cover artist? Is it a Quilliams?
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Postby tarkhan bey » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:07 am

It is a Quilliams,just found the signature hidden behind the 2007.
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Postby The King » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:13 am

This also means you'll have to publish some more Conan Classics adventures beginning with the "rogues in the house" :)

It is a long time till August though.
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Postby Dpetroc » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:59 pm

WILL 2nd edition be fully compatible? That's what I want to know.
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Postby blackenedwings » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:43 pm

Sgt Zim wrote:WILL 2nd edition be fully compatible? That's what I want to know.
Agreed... I just bought like 200+ bucks worth of 1st ed stuff. :(
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Postby The King » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:49 pm

Mongoose just told they would probably put some online conversion notes for all books that were publisehd until now.
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Postby Dpetroc » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:56 pm

Yeah, I want to know if it will more akin to conversion from D&D 3.0 to 3.5 or more like the conversion from Call of Cthulhu BRP to CoC d20!
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Postby The King » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:28 pm

1st answer I would say but the result we'll see only once the book is published.
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Postby Dpetroc » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:48 pm

I hope that's the case, but I fear we're going to get some intermediary step between d20 and Runequest. I fear the same for SST.
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Postby Auggie » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:31 pm

I'm definitely interested! But... I'm also a bit leery that I may have to do alot of damned conversions... I hope that's not the case.

Indeed, we'll have to wait and see...
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Postby blackenedwings » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:07 pm

Sgt Zim wrote:I hope that's the case, but I fear we're going to get some intermediary step between d20 and Runequest. I fear the same for SST.
Yeah... I have no desire to try and get my players to migrate to an entirely new game system. If Conan leaves the d20 rules behind then I'll stick with the books I have now.
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Postby Mongoose Gar » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:25 pm

Currently, the changes made are:
* Adding in lots more OGL stuff
* Adding more moves in combat
* Adding in the temptress
* Reworking parts of the noble, thief, borderer, pirate
* Reworking Reputation
* Reworking Fate Point generation
* Reworking Defensive Blast and adding some new spells

There's more to come, but it's still the came core system.
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Postby Strom » Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:47 am

Sounds and looks good. Enough changes to make the purchase worthwhile and hopefully not enough to change the heroic low-magic uniqueness of the original game.

I love the art! Quilliams has done it again. Definitely not a throw away image but one that forces you to examine just for the detail. Is this painting shown going to be the cover for the 2nd edition?

Interesting that the ad features so much about the magic of the game. Especially the lines about PC's using magic. maybe the game will make PC's scholars more accessible as a character. Not sure that is a good thing but maybe necessary to bring in more potential customers?
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Postby Axerules » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:30 am

Mongoose Gar wrote:Currently, the changes made are: (...)
* Reworking Defensive Blast and adding some new spells
Is it still something along the lines you suggested in this thread, with each style having an unique defensive ability (including some terror checks) ? You talked about getting rid of the "all sorcerers are walking bombs" situation. Will it be only a stricter use of DB or will it be other kinds of effects like you wrote in december ?
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Postby argo » Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:09 am

To put it in one word

Sweeeeeeeeeet :)
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Postby Netherek » Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:32 am

Impressive...

Most, impressive.



I have to say that I have more confidence in the new edition of Conan than I do in the upcoming revision of Star Wars d20.
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Postby Mongoose Gar » Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:45 am

Strom wrote: Interesting that the ad features so much about the magic of the game. Especially the lines about PC's using magic. maybe the game will make PC's scholars more accessible as a character. Not sure that is a good thing but maybe necessary to bring in more potential customers?
That's mainly 'cos Chris asked me for "stuff he could talk about in an ad" and I had the Sorcery chapter open in front of me on my laptop. :)

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