I just cannot understand the differences between original and Mongoose Equipment of the various books, can anyone help me?
Anyway, the alternative rules are quite intriguing, I'll try and use them next time I read the books.
Sorry for the delay only just saw this. Still working on rule variations, had a dozen revisions so far! I kid you not.
Most books there are no differences: I put the list up because some of the Collecter's Editions omitted the starting equipment, like Shadow on the Sand. I also added easily forgettable Special Items you begin with like Seal of Hammerdal (it is worth noting you have it because you can lose it). The original Flight from the Dark made you record the Map of Sommerlund under Special Items but that was before item limits, etc. and later books always say you begin with a Map of X tucked in your tunic or whatever - it isn't important to record that.
As far as I can tell there is only one difference between Mongoose and the original books' starting equipment and that is that Book 10 the Dungeons of Torgar now allows you to begin with a VERY handy Potion of Alether +2CS (especially if you use it against the Chaos Master book 11!).
Lone Wolf House Rules here: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=42027
Korlinium Scabbard - think of it as Sommerswerd's Fair Usage Policy.
Galdron Kyturai, "Kitty", Vakeros Bladerunner in Sidetracked-in-the-Stornlands