Last week, I wrote that I hoped to see ERA for Navigator RPG soon. Yesterday Voriig Kye sent me the files!
The digital assistant is now live on DriveThruRPG, the core listing is PWYW and contains all three versions [Windows, MacOS and Linux].
There will be more datafiles in the future.
Talking of the future, Bare Metal Edition is still making progress. BME is a Rolemaster style core system. Originally, I thought of it as having no implied genre, but that is wrong. It has every genre. We already have rituals, magic, and psionics. On my to-do list is superpowers, not an area that Rolemaster has ever gone before to my knowledge despite having a past relationship with Hero Games.
Once BME approaches completeness, you will be able to add BME data files to ERA for Navigator RPG.
You can find the latest ERA on DriveThruRPG.
There is a module in the new ERA that you will not find in the Rolemaster versions.
Voriig Kye has taking the solo rules from Navigator RPG, which are functionally the same as the rules in HASP [High Adventure Solo Play] and automated them in ERA. I will do a post. probably next week on how you can solo play Navigator RPG or any HARP/Rolemaster using the new ERA version.
Greetings! While the forums are down, Peter was kind enough to allow the blog to serve as a place to offer insights into ERA.
It would be interesting to know, from those who are continuing their gaming sessions remotely, how are you doing it?
For those who use are wondering, ERA can be used for remote sessions, even though it’s not specifically designed for it. Managing this is not trivial, but unless your Internet provider blocks certain applications, it can be done.
The only thing you must do is allow ERA to be seen from outside your local network. When you use the Adventuring module and your players use the Character status module, all are accessing the same port in the local network, normally provided by a router or the Internet provider modem. What you need to do is “open” that port to the outside world, by telling your router or modem to do a “port forwarding”.
There is a comprehensive guide for a large number of devices at https://portforward.com/router.htm .
In case your Internet provider requires you to forward only ports in a specific range (ERA uses 7777 by default), you can configure that by adding the line
ServerPort = NUMBER in your ERA/RMC/ERA-RMC-Settings.conf or ERA/RMFRP/ERA-RMFRP-Settings.conf.
Let us know in the comments if you tried this or other approaches to remote play and how did it go.
You can also use the comments section to suggest content on ERA you would like to see published here.
For specific troubleshooting you can always write to the support account: era–firstname.lastname@example.org .