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by Grail
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Maelstrom, Maelstrom Domesday & Maelstrom Gothic
Topic: Maelstrom Classic Fantasy
Replies: 5
Views: 4260

Review

Here's my review of the Toolkit. Firstly, let me just say, about time. :lol: Maelstrom is great, but occasionally you want to change from fighting off bandits and assassins in 16th century England to hunting down dragons and stealing their loot. This toolkit allows that with a minimum of fuss. It sa...
by Grail
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Maelstrom, Maelstrom Domesday & Maelstrom Gothic
Topic: House Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 7566

Both good points, and good roleplaying does come into it. However, one must take into consideration that this is not a heroic gamesystem, and it has no rules for proficiency in either armour or weapons. There is nothing to stop Sally Carpenter, servant for Sir Edward Sidebottom picking up a Bardiche...
by Grail
Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Maelstrom, Maelstrom Domesday & Maelstrom Gothic
Topic: House Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 7566

Well, the fatigue rules were to tie in with END ratings for weapons/armour. IMO, there needs to be some reason why everyone doesn't wear heavy armour and carry heavy weapons. Having Scalable Endurance meant that only those that were strong to start would use the heavy weapons from the get-go. I thin...
by Grail
Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Maelstrom, Maelstrom Domesday & Maelstrom Gothic
Topic: House Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 7566

New Year's Eve Game

Ok, here is the game that I ran NYE. It is slightly linear, but in a single setting game, you need to have a linear movement of plot. That's not to say that you can't sandbox a bit, and the walled town setting gives you a sandbox of very finite limitations that you can, as Referee, control easily. T...
by Grail
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Maelstrom, Maelstrom Domesday & Maelstrom Gothic
Topic: House Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 7566

So after running this game, it proved to be a success. I'm hoping the guys liked the system, but I feel that they're mostly more into the number crunching system and don't like flat dice rolls, even though they play d20 which is really just a flat dice roll... :roll: However, I found that the Fatigu...
by Grail
Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Maelstrom, Maelstrom Domesday & Maelstrom Gothic
Topic: Maelstrom Adventure Seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 5533

And then there is this website that again can be tweaked for the real-world fantasy genre.
by Grail
Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: Maelstrom, Maelstrom Domesday & Maelstrom Gothic
Topic: Maelstrom Adventure Seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 5533

http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.ph ... 35&t=63756

Alot of those game ideas won't be appropriate, but there are some that could be easily adapted to a real-world style game.
by Grail
Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Maelstrom, Maelstrom Domesday & Maelstrom Gothic
Topic: House Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 7566

I will be running one of my own. Basic plot synopsis : On New Years Eve in 1547 a group of travelers are caught up in a conspiracy of murder and mysticism in the town of Elmborough, when a small cult of local women called “the Daughters of Azazel” try to summon a Fiendish Spirit to give them true po...
by Grail
Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: Maelstrom, Maelstrom Domesday & Maelstrom Gothic
Topic: House Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 7566

And here are the Armour stats. Had to put in code, as no html table function. ARMOUR AP END Gambeson 2 - Cote Armour 3 - Leather Jerkin 4 - Brigandine 5 - Cuirboille Leather 6 10 Jack of Plate 7 10 Mail Shirt 8 15 Haubergeon 9 20 Breastplate 9 10 Breast and Fauld 10 15 Hauberk 11 25 Mail Suit 12 30 ...
by Grail
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: Maelstrom, Maelstrom Domesday & Maelstrom Gothic
Topic: House Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 7566

And here are the weapon stats. Had to put in code, as no html table function. WEAPON AS DS DAMAGE END 2-H TYPE RANGE SPECIAL RULES Knife - Small -5 -10 1d6 - N Sharp 2/5/10 When thrown AS is -10 Knife - Large -4 -9 1d6+1 - N Sharp 2/4/8 When thrown AS is -12 Knife - Cleaver -5 -10 1d6+2 - N Sharp 1/...
by Grail
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:18 am
Forum: Maelstrom, Maelstrom Domesday & Maelstrom Gothic
Topic: House Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 7566

House Rules

Hi, I am going to be running a game on New Years Eve for a group of friends (including my wife). This will be the first time that they've played Maelstrom, though many of them are long time gamers. Anyway, I thought I'd post the House Rules that I'm going to be using here, and see what other House R...
by Grail
Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Maelstrom, Maelstrom Domesday & Maelstrom Gothic
Topic: MAELSTROM PLAYTESTERS REQUIRED!!
Replies: 3
Views: 5123

Excellent. :D
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by Grail
Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Maelstrom, Maelstrom Domesday & Maelstrom Gothic
Topic: MAELSTROM PLAYTESTERS REQUIRED!!
Replies: 3
Views: 5123

So, are you still after playtesters? I'm sure I could wrangle a couple of one of my 2 RP'ing groups into playtesting. Name: Julian Gatt Group Size: ? I have 2 RP'ing groups (1 is 7 including me, and the other is 6 including me, I doubt all players from either group would be interested, but I reckon ...