OK, so I thought I would take a break from my HARP series today and write about RMU for a change.
This is inspired by the comment made by Aspire2Hope on the post RMU to Infinity and Beyond.
So as you all know my RMC house rules do not use levels or professions. I also use point buy for stats and fixed concussion hits. Basically my entire character creation is dice free so I am perfectly happy to allow players to create their characters away from the gaming table. As long as we have discussed character background and motivations and that is all acceptable then the GM is no longer needed.
What I would like to start is another occasional series of posts where I/we:
- take what we know of the state of RMU
- for each aspect I state my intended goal
- We marry the two together to get a coherent house rule
So for example stat bonuses are neither linear nor exactly bell curve. I would like stat bonuses that don’t need a table to work out so I would throw out there (Stat-50)/3 gives a range of 0 to +/-17. That is slightly more generous than RMU as written with the rate of bonuses increasing and at the top end bonus, +15 vs +17 but it also does away with a table.
I don’t really want my house rules to break the compatibility with RMU too much. I would still like to be able to use off the shelf ICE products but at the same time I would like to promote my ideas of simplicity and speed of play at the gaming table.
Things that I think will cause the most debate will be what to keep in and what to throw out. So we could have a set of simplified house rules and a set of optional house rules that plug in things that I don’t feel the need to use but others do. Allegedly, I am not always right and if that is the case then having alternatives would be good.
This is also an opportunity to build things that are missing like dedicated two handed weapons tables and fix their lack of stopping power.
The big one will be magic. I have never been really happy with Spell Law but it was always too big a challenge to fix but committing myself to doing publically may force me to get the job done.
So that is my intentions. The first and foremost task will be to completely rebuild character creation.
Anyone up for a challenge?