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by bottg
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Maelstrom Rome released
Replies: 11
Views: 13645

Re: Maelstrom Rome released

There is. In Domesday, everyone has a very similar background, eating the same food etc. Therefore, people are more similar. In Rome, you had wild barbarians, very cultured romans, egyptians etc, but you also had big disparities in wealth, diet and living conditions. I wanted to make the stats just ...
by bottg
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Maelstrom Rome released
Replies: 11
Views: 13645

Re: Maelstrom Rome released

Quick question: I'm reading Rome and Domesday side to side at the moment - enjoying both very much! -, and I wondered why the initial modification of the Attributes works differently, with Rome only allowing you to choose five attributes that diverge, but no control over which ones will be higher a...
by bottg
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Maelstrom Domesday: 100+ Years Campaign
Replies: 3
Views: 6166

Re: Maelstrom Domesday: 100+ Years Campaign

It is split into "Chapters" of 10-11 sessions each. There is a bit of a season finale to each one, and each has a slightly different feel to it. I realise that a non-stop 2-3 year campaign is tough on the GM and players, but i think ten is a good number as it feels like a mini campaign without being...
by bottg
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Atlantis Campaign
Replies: 9
Views: 8059

Re: Atlantis Campaign

End of Feb hopefully!!
by bottg
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Maelstrom Domesday: 100+ Years Campaign
Replies: 3
Views: 6166

Re: Maelstrom Domesday: 100+ Years Campaign

Thank you for posting that. I am getting around to the promotion slowly!! It will be quite different to most "epic" campaigns out there. It will cover about 103 years of Anglo-Norman history, meaning that even the youngest starting character would be 120 years old at the end! In turn, this means tha...
by bottg
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Sorcerers of Ur-Turuk
Topic: SoUT Bestiary Thoughts
Replies: 1
Views: 7772

Re: SoUT Bestiary Thoughts

I will add that to my to do list!!
by bottg
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Crown & Dragon (Savage Worlds) RPG
Topic: Crown & Dragon RPG
Replies: 8
Views: 12391

Re: Crown & Dragon RPG

There is an update due to phpbb, but every time I do one I spend the next six hours trying to get the forums working again, wishing I had not bothered...
by bottg
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Crown & Dragon (Savage Worlds) RPG
Topic: Crown & Dragon RPG
Replies: 8
Views: 12391

Re: Crown & Dragon RPG

So unless anyone drops out in the next hour and a half, we have hit the stretch goal. If you back it before the end, you get the book cheaper than the final release price as well as getting the two novels in digital form!
by bottg
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Tweaks and clarifications to the new AFF rulebook
Replies: 72
Views: 20123

Re: Tweaks and clarifications to the new AFF rulebook

Firstly it means that you may well have to complete 2-3 adventures before you can buy an advance as SS's are generally the cheapest advance. This slows down the "feel" of progression a faiw amount. With 50 XP you could learn 2 new special skills (20 XP each), improve a special skill to 2 (40 XP), l...
by bottg
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Tweaks and clarifications to the new AFF rulebook
Replies: 72
Views: 20123

Re: Tweaks and clarifications to the new AFF rulebook

There are two issues with just making Special Skills 20x for xp: Firstly it means that you may well have to complete 2-3 adventures before you can buy an advance as SS's are generally the cheapest advance. This slows down the "feel" of progression a faiw amount. The other is that SKILL itself would ...
by bottg
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Crown & Dragon (Savage Worlds) RPG
Topic: Crown & Dragon RPG
Replies: 8
Views: 12391

Re: Crown & Dragon RPG

A week to go, and I have just uploaded v0.1 of the cover art by the one and only Tony Hough:

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by bottg
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: AFF Fanzine
Topic: Lets get started
Replies: 26
Views: 18026

Re: Lets get started

Probably a good idea for people to start pitching articles for Issue 1, ideally along the lines of the sample articles, but there is obviously some flexibility. Once we know what articles are on offer, Sam can start working out what can go in!
by bottg
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Any plan for à third édition ?
Replies: 49
Views: 11410

Re: Any plan for à third édition ?

as for low skill high special skill NPC's just don't use the same rules for creating NPC's as PC's. This does mean that Bob the barbarian is likely to be ripped off the Gheed the unscrupulous merchant, but isn't that likely anyway? I was thinking of adding a new Talent called "Specialist", meaning ...
by bottg
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Any plan for à third édition ?
Replies: 49
Views: 11410

Re: Any plan for à third édition ?

Certainly makes me think that there is a small supplement in those ideas!
by bottg
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Any plan for à third édition ?
Replies: 49
Views: 11410

Re: Any plan for à third édition ?

One option is to take either the WFRP 2e approach or the Adventures in Middle Earth option. The former has templates that can be added to a standard monster. So the "Brute" Template might look like: Brute +2 STA +1 on Damage rolls Champion might look like: Champion +1 SKILL +3 STA Improved Armour (1...