Turning Tropes Upside Down: Feral Elves and other thoughts....

When I was writing “Priest-King” a few years back, I ended up locating the module in SW Agyra and started fleshing out the geographic area. The land to the immediate south was Chaal-chu and in Terry’s description (Master Atlas p.34) was this fascinating tidbit: In an (apparently) unique and frightening aberration, there are Half-elven Eritari …

Elves, Elves, Everywhere! Elves in Shadow World and fiction....

RMU has established a tool kit that balances out race, class and creature creation by assigning DP values to skills, abilities and attributes. It’s very detailed and typical RM!  A currently running thread on the RM Forums is about Race balance, and more specifically Elves. We discussed Elves here on the RolemasterBlog, and it’s also …

New Magics in BASiL...

One of my frustrations to completing ongoing projects is that I tend to jump from one work product to another. I started on my “Channeling Chronicles” but got distracted into BASiL Mentalism and then I started reworking BASiL Essence. The positive news is that I continue to create content, but I would rather finish one …

I would like my $279Million Please....

Stolen credit? Brian, what the hell are you talking about? Well first, there is no such thing as a new idea and certainly there are brilliant writers and developers in Hollywood…but..some of us at the Rolemasterblog might have stumbled upon some of the “plot sauce” that backed the largest grossing movie: Avengers: Endgame. First, I …

GM’ing Navigators in your Shadow World campaign: Stick to the Code. pt 2...

Recently there has been an uptick in discussions about Shadow World’s Navigators on both the forums and the discord server. I thought I would write a follow up to my previous blog that I wrote back in 2016, found HERE. Navigator Cost. Given the importance of Navigators and the original concept of the Essence Flows, …

Shadow World Questions....

Today I thought I would throw out some broad questions relating to Shadow World content and the timeline. It’s understandable that after 30 years and a dozen books you can find some discrepancies in Terry’s work, but sometimes there is more of a “Mandela Effect” where broadly held assumptions don’t match the text. Case in …

Will the real Chartmaster please stand up?...

Rolemaster has been criticized for years for being too crunchy, or having too many tables. It might be helpful to remind ourselves that AD&D had it’s share of charts and tables too. Update: Rolemaster (and RMU) got mentions in the comments!