Maelstrom Rome released

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Maelstrom Rome released

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Re: Maelstrom Rome released

Post by Ruffnut » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:02 pm

Looks epic!!
He just sits there tapping away all day on a tiny screen. But he tells everyone that he is slaying Orcs.

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Post by HedgeWizard » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:04 am

Already got it and enjoying reading, it’s an impressive piece of work from what I can see! Although I prefered is the character artwork in Doomsday.

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Re: Maelstrom Rome released

Post by bottg » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:44 pm

Thanks! I agree that the Domesday art was superb, but to have paid Chris to have produced every bit of art i needed i think i might have had to remortgage the house...

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Post by HedgeWizard » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:36 am

I can imagine it’s a serious investment. I’ve finished reading it now and really enjoyed it, I’m by no means an expert on Ancient Rome but certainly feels Roman. Looking forward to my first game!

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Re: Maelstrom Rome released

Post by Bifford » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:47 pm

Has anyone ran/played this version yet? My group were not keen on the magic/probability system for Maelstrom Domesday so we've not yet played this version.

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Re: Maelstrom Rome released

Post by HedgeWizard » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:30 pm

I’ve had a go with Rome, if they didn’t like the magic system then they might be a stumbling block because this works in a similar way. So either use it for a more historical style game or adapt the magic rules I’d say.

What you can do is change what is possible at each level to make it more of a high magic setting. The system is a narrative one at its heart so gives you great flexibility, they want to be throwing fireballs around then either make it a level 2 possibility or find ways which that would be more likely to happen (e.g. carrying bags of flammable liquid)

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