The new public playtest editions of RMU are monsters. Creature Law weighs in at 898 pages (Spell Law is now 475 pages) and to do them any justice is going to require time to really read them. That said I thought I would share some first impressions and first up is Creature Law.… Read the rest
Take a little look at this photo. You may well think that this is a rock, quite a big rock but a rock all the same.
The thing is that this isn’t just a rock, this is ammunition!
The rock is sitting in the valley below a hill fort known as Trencrom, Anyone who has read any Conan books just has to love anywhere that ends in “-Crom”.… Read the rest
There are often discussions on which is the best or most powerful profession, bsst or most powerful spell or spell list and so on. I am going to share my thoughts on Spears.
A great many professions can only realistically expected to develop one weapon skill.… Read the rest
It seems like a lot of the fantasy fiction I have been reading lately has been more about relationships against a fantasy background that the hack and slash of yesteryear. In the same way that Trudi Canavan explores relationships against the backdrop of the magicians guild in The Black Magician Trilogy and other works so it is with Terry K Amthor’s Shadowstone Chronicles Book One The Loremaster Legacy.… Read the rest
Need I say more?
Spell Law is here, We also get our first look at Creature Law. Arms and Character Law are to follow.
Obviously I will be reading and digesting as fast as my eyes can scan the pages and I will feed back to you what I think!… Read the rest
I have been thinking about this while I have been cycling to the office and back this week. At present I use a hybrid of the two versions and those that will get to play in my pbp game will be under these rules.… Read the rest
I’m sure I have said this before but Rolemaster is often portrayed as a heavy weight game but this really isn’t true. I have been looking at the RMU Arms Law (Beta 1) again and then entire combat system rules comes in at 31 pages for the most sophisticated combat system I have ever come across.… Read the rest
Spell Law is, in my opinion the best and most polished of all the Unified Rolemaster (RMU) books released so far.
So far I cannot find anything I don’t like about this text. Every version of spell law has a section on how to handle conflicting spells or particular effects and this section in the RMU Spell Law is the best so far.… Read the rest
I thought I would take a second look at the Unified Rolemaster (RMU) Character Law. I haven’t touched it in a while and now the dust has settled a bit I thought it would bare a second look over.
The first thing that stands out is how well laid out the book is.… Read the rest