Brian:1983. One of my friends who lived in another town played in a group that used Rolemaster. He tried to explain it to me (any profession could learn any skill) and intrigued, I went out and bought Character Law. (blue cover w/ Jorgensen artwork).… Read the rest
This may be my last post for the year due to the holidays and travel so I thought I would finish up 2016 with some random thoughts.
- I started posting earlier this year and I’m not really sure how many articles I’ve posted.
The more things change the more they stay the same. When designing an adventure it’s difficult to avoid using established tropes—most stories can be distilled down into just a handful of plotlines. Some GM’s and players embrace common fantasy standards but for the GM that wants to create something a bit different what can you do?… Read the rest
I was obviously really busy when I was looking at a list of the most frequently shown films over Christmas on the BBC. I was very surprised to see how many Rolemaster movies make it onto our TVs each year!
The list is topped by White Christmas (18 showing since 1964).… Read the rest
Gao discovers the Emporer, still alive and grasping at a knife in his chest. Rushing to him and kneeling by his side Gao attempts us use his medical skill to preform first aid. the rules are very sketching on the scope of First Aid in RMU A&CL (Arms and Character Law).… Read the rest
So, it’s December 12th 2016 and the official Iron Crown website has been down for 3+ days, stalling a number of thread discussions on RMU development. This momentary pause got me to thinking. Rolemaster has always been criticized for being “chart heavy” but with RMU and a few tweaks, most of the charts can be eliminated.… Read the rest
Our play test PC is called Gao Yao and he is an imperial messenger working within the Forbidden City.
This is the first RMU character we have created in a very long time and the first using Jdales new tables. I am greatly impressed with the improvement.… Read the rest
Twice now I’ve run an introductory SW adventure in Emer that injected the players into the invasion of Miir by the Katra of Stroane (c. 6041 TE). The group, along with some interesting NPC’s (Bashar the Merchant and Livian a Cleric of the Festival) are tasked with uncovering the lapse in trade and communications along the northern coast of the Sea of Votania.… Read the rest
I have so far unable to play test RMU because I have not had any players up for it or enough time to actually run yet another game.
This coming week I get to run a short one or two session ‘one shot adventure’.… Read the rest