[shopping] Temptation waits... what are you resisting?

What if the dice destroy the table? :D

(The Exalted KS is gradually releasing the draft text, so it’ll be interesting to see whether vast pools of dice are in there. I agree that beyond about 10 d10 it’s bad and unnecessary design.)
 

First Age

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The new Tripod design lets you choose a pool maximum. That can be table set or individual.

I promise I'll finish the layout of the book. I'm just not very good at it!
 
I remember one UK Games Expo, the conversation turned to Vampire and Werewolf and I expressed my dislike of both games - citing some examples of poor game experiences. Someone tapped me on the shoulder and pointed to one of the group "that's Mark Rein•Hagen, he created Vampire" to which I replied, "I still don't like it!" ;)
 

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And that’s an entirely fair position!

I liked what I played of Vampire and the Masquerade LARP but never really pursued it beyond a first edition core book and a copy of the LARP rules. I nearly sprang for the 5e Vampire bundle that Modiphius are doing but changed my mind after a chat to @Guvnor
 
And that’s an entirely fair position!

I liked what I played of Vampire and the Masquerade LARP but never really pursued it beyond a first edition core book and a copy of the LARP rules. I nearly sprang for the 5e Vampire bundle that Modiphius are doing but changed my mind after a chat to @Guvnor
That Modiphus bundle for Vampire 5e is very
tempting indeed. But though I enjoy Vampire ones shots, the whole betrayal PvP is not something I can sustain in a campaign even if I run it, just not my style.
 

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There’s a post with the prototype box and an example of character generation on the blog: https://beyondfomalhaut.blogspot.com/2021/05/blog-scoundrels-progress-helveczia.html
Helvéczia is now available: https://emdt.bigcartel.com/

Announcement was made here: http://beyondfomalhaut.blogspot.com/2021/06/news-helveczia-picaresque-fantasy-rpg.html

Box set and shipping come in around £61, the book should be around 2/3 that.


I am pleased to announce the publication of my pseudo-historical RPG, Helvéczia. Published as a 204-page hardcover and a lavish boxed set (which contains the hardcover book, a regional adventure supplement, nine map sheets, and more), this is a self-contained game system taking you to a strange alternate-world Switzerland where danger lurks in the deep forests, and even weirder things are afoot in the high mountain valleys. In Helvéczia, you can…
  • get surrounded by a band of brigands, shoot your way out, and make your getaway on one of their horses…
  • seduce an adventurous countess, and lose all your money to her in a game of cards (how did she do it?!)…
  • get devoured by giant frogs lurking in an abandoned well…
  • blow up the Devil’s stagecoach and live to tell the tale…
  • die in an unlucky first aid attempt (many such cases!)…
  • hunt wolves from horseback with grenades…
  • learn useless sciences like Hermeneutics and Vacuum Theory, then find them surprisingly useful…
  • get captured by the Inquisition, and escape from their clutches with the aid of a Holy Bible they gave you for your final night…
  • team up with the Inquisition against a blasphemous nest of fishmen…
  • dig up the fingerbones of a hanged man for the Skeleton Key spell, and procure a tanned dogskin for Emilio Sciarelli’s Spectacle…
  • play cards with the Devil for your immortal soul!
All of these, and more have happened in Helvéczia games (although some took place in the land of Catalonia, for you can play the game in other pseudo-historical milieus with a little effort).
 
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So a great deal on HeroQuest Glorantha now that Chaosium lost that "HeroQuest" brand to Hasbro.

But do I really need this? 25 quid including shopping and free PDF is tempting for a Glorantha and HeroQuest newbie.

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It’s a solid fun game to play in Glorantha if you want to play without the crunch of RuneQuest.

I’d also strongly recommend getting The Red Cow campaign for it, volume 1 The Coming Storm is also on sale
 
It’s a solid fun game to play in Glorantha if you want to play without the crunch of RuneQuest.

I’d also strongly recommend getting The Red Cow campaign for it, volume 1 The Coming Storm is also on sale

Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated.

And good news too, the price of shipping does not increase with two books, so I added the adventure hardcover book of 144 pages too.

Shockingly, in my attempt to respond to your good advice on a different computer system, I mistakenly typed the old website URL "gamingtavern.eu" and was greeted by this young lady.

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It’s a solid fun game to play in Glorantha if you want to play without the crunch of RuneQuest.

I’d also strongly recommend getting The Red Cow campaign for it, volume 1 The Coming Storm is also on sale
Is it worth getting HQ:G if I already have the Hero Wars box set? Did they manage to sort out the rules (and maybe do some proof reading...)? What extra stuff is there?
 

First Age

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Is it worth getting HQ:G if I already have the Hero Wars box set? Did they manage to sort out the rules (and maybe do some proof reading...)? What extra stuff is there?
For some reason, I just can't do the 'Story Logic' version of HeroQuest2, I think it just knowling breaks some sort of verisimilitude about the game world, as limiting as I know a simulationist approach can be. However, if you are happy with that, I think there's probably a lot of really good additions to HQ:G that will make it a highly worthwhile purchase.
 
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