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  1. No answer, that is, except for a stiff hand...

    No answer, that is, except for a stiff hand placed on his shoulder.

    "Do not look so grim my friend, we are not dead men yet, and if these defenses of yours work we may yet win this battle," spoke...
  2. In a couple of minutes, more archers arrived, and...

    In a couple of minutes, more archers arrived, and after they had taken a position atop the wall, the gate was opened enough for six armed men to come out. One, at the fore, seemed to carry himself...
  3. Well then. Fortunately I have backups of the...

    Well then. Fortunately I have backups of the writeups I had done this year :) I will repost as time allows. The campaign just came to conclusion (for now), but you'll have to wait and see how it...
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    Awesome. Fixed in one fell swoop :) If...

    Awesome. Fixed in one fell swoop :)

    If anyone, anyone has time to finish revising the 2.0 guide, we can get the collection delivered and responsibility transfered. My own free time degenerated...
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    Hey, I'm intermittently lurking about. ...

    Hey, I'm intermittently lurking about. Ultimately, any effort to really revive the project is doomed until the guide is finished. DMEntropy (and Memnus) has the latest on that. As for me, at this...
  6. I have the set, and have played. Combat is...

    I have the set, and have played. Combat is indeed brutal, but the game was a *lot* of fun, imo. It was definitely D&D in space though. These days, I'd probably borrow the setting information, but...
  7. Thank you! I'm really glad you are enjoying the...

    Thank you! I'm really glad you are enjoying the story hour. I think it is mostly the system and setting - I feel at times like I am just sort of along for the ride and the campaign is writing...
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    If the only reasons to buy D20Apoc instead of...

    If the only reasons to buy D20Apoc instead of Darwins World 2 are these, I think DW2 presents the better value. Add to this the fact that the really high tech can simply be ignored if you prefer,...
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    Your problems may not be something you can fix...

    Your problems may not be something you can fix with your current DM. Based solely on this one post, I'd probably be looking for a new DM personally.

    But if you must keep this DM, make a combat...
  10. Ha! Thanks. He's starting to only wake up 3-4...

    Ha! Thanks. He's starting to only wake up 3-4 times each night... o.0
  11. Thrayn watched as his companion sat down into his...

    Thrayn watched as his companion sat down into his trance. "Make this quick. Masking the magic within us will do no good if someone sees you working sorcery," he grunted in the Norther tongue. He...
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    Weapons of Legacy? Imbued with Legacy?? They...

    Weapons of Legacy? Imbued with Legacy?? They need a thesaurus (and a dictionary). Still, I hope the content is better than their choice of fluff terms.
  13. Spring, 100 Last Age The journey was long, and...

    Spring, 100 Last Age

    The journey was long, and much of it arduous. They traveled north through the Carunsil, then east out of the safety of the Fey woods and into the lands of Men and Orc - the...
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    It doesn't really work that way. If you play a...

    It doesn't really work that way. If you play a Warrior and go to Adept, you most certainly can learn new skills. Basically, skills always balance out after a few levels.
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    Having reviewed the New True20 now with friends,...

    Having reviewed the New True20 now with friends, I have to say that my group prefers to just keep using Blue Rose without the setting. The differences between BR mechanics and New True20 mechanics...
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    I'll be picking up the 2E as budget allows :)

    I'll be picking up the 2E as budget allows :)
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    Thanks for the summary. I'll try to find this...

    Thanks for the summary. I'll try to find this "other thread" you mentioned :)
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    How does it differ than the Blue Rose book I...

    How does it differ than the Blue Rose book I bought for the rules? BR rocks for Midnight, by the way. Is True20 any different, really?
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    Sadly, most places are out of stock even online....

    Sadly, most places are out of stock even online. Might try ebay, or check the DW2 yahoo group for leads. The PDFs don't come as one big PDF, but as 3 smaller ones for easier reading, but it still...
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    CM Companion for Victory by Any Means, from...

    CM Companion for Victory by Any Means, from vbamgames.com - a space strategy/conquest game. Not really picking up much D20 stuff in the near future, I think.
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    Personally found them very disappointing as a...

    Personally found them very disappointing as a whole. I felt the $40 I paid for the whole series (a year ago maybe? Not sure) was about $30 too much for those 100s of pages. I ended up giving them...
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    Riddle me this: what are the stats of a Viral...

    Riddle me this: what are the stats of a Viral Deathspawn donkey?
  23. Thread: D20 Sci-Fi

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    I recomment at least evaluating Blood and Space,...

    I recomment at least evaluating Blood and Space, the D20Modern/Future supplements from RPG Objects. (The setting info is at http://www.rpgobjects.com/index.php?page=pro&product_id=59)

    Not saying...
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    "Creep" is Redline, in the HOrizon line from FFG...

    "Creep" is Redline, in the HOrizon line from FFG I think. DW2 (the D20Modern version) is imho well worth checking out. In DW2, there is radiation and contamination, treated separately. And, while...
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    I LOVE the PA genre. I am a Darwin's World II...

    I LOVE the PA genre. I am a Darwin's World II fanboy (did I just say that? Wow! I'm finally a fanboy of something!). I can't tell you how relieved I am to hear that the goal of making D20A...
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    I take a great delight in seeing GR change its...

    I take a great delight in seeing GR change its mind. There were some fanatics who aggressively quashed anything resembling conversation over at the Blue Rose forums (as if publishing the rules...
  27. This is my max level of house rules comfort. ...

    This is my max level of house rules comfort. Anything much more than that and I'll find another game or group. I usually find that major house rules fix what ain't broke, or break further what was...
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    Darwin's World is not tongue in cheek. This is...

    Darwin's World is not tongue in cheek. This is Joshua's bias peeking through. My own bias is to like it for being Fallout as Fallout should have been done (that's fact, not my opinion :) ). There's...
  29. Thread: Downtime?

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    I agree. In my games, unless I get ambushed by...

    I agree. In my games, unless I get ambushed by the players, all downtime is done between sessions. I encourage the players to come up with descriptions as detailed as they like of what happened...
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    Darwin's World has the scavenging/repair rules...

    Darwin's World has the scavenging/repair rules and technology levels you'd need, plus some wicked-cool psionics (could be tweaked for the power words of the book Dune, too). I would mostly use those...
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    Being shot while wearing body armor and "not...

    Being shot while wearing body armor and "not feeling it" has more to do with adrenaline than the armor, I'm told. It was explained this way to me: The reason it doesn't hurt like hell to fire the...
  32. I dig it. Totally impossible for any normal mook...

    I dig it. Totally impossible for any normal mook to just live with his leg blown off. I mean, what kind of normal guy survives getting shot by REAL ULTIMATE POWER guns? Guns are deadly - WAY more...
  33. With a new baby, turning the game into a story...

    With a new baby, turning the game into a story hour has taken a back seat :) I have all the notes, and I suspect I'll be able to devote time to it shortly. This story hour is definitely a priority...
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    I don't believe I've ever been intimidated by a...

    I don't believe I've ever been intimidated by a post count. A high postcount either means they are on a community project (no problem there), play by post games (again, no problem there), or they...
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    John, is that you? :D (kidding)

    John, is that you? :D





    (kidding)
  36. I used to play on Crucible City MUX, a Mutants &...

    I used to play on Crucible City MUX, a Mutants & Masterminds mu*. It's the only one I every played, and I'm not currently playing. Too time intensive.
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    No PDF version?

    No PDF version?
  38. I never have enough feat slots to get everything...

    I never have enough feat slots to get everything I want, but it's not too bad. Advanced Classes are really where its at for specializing in something, in lieu of more feats.
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    SWEET! Is this an RPGNow thing or available...

    SWEET! Is this an RPGNow thing or available somewhere else only?
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    Will all this info be put into a doc or PDF?

    Will all this info be put into a doc or PDF?
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    Ghost Orb and Screen Monkey are two other pay...

    Ghost Orb and Screen Monkey are two other pay clients. For free (but less slick) try openrpg.com
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    I'm a fan of jumping. I'm also a fan of making...

    I'm a fan of jumping. I'm also a fan of making the only safe jump routes be at a couple points at the fringe of the solar system, without a difficult nav job that computers are poorly equipped to...
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    Well, don't get too defensive :) Non-D20 products...

    Well, don't get too defensive :) Non-D20 products get more valid discussion than this did, and this is a D20 product on a D20 forum. I just expected more than the zero answers I got before you saw...
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    You are quite welcome :) But keep in mind what...

    You are quite welcome :) But keep in mind what Morte and Ridley said - it's not a replacement for D&D and D&D-style games. It's a very different gaming experience, but one I enjoy a lot.
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    My Fey and Shadow game (story hour link in sig)...

    My Fey and Shadow game (story hour link in sig) is Riddle of Steel in the Midnight campaign setting - it's kinda wordy because, being Play by Post, the players have time to work up some fairly...
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    I wouldn't call the learning curve "huge", but...

    I wouldn't call the learning curve "huge", but there's definitely some thought that has to go into every round of combat. Once you get it down though, a fight can be resolved in minutes. The hit...
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    As a consumer, I'd say split it up. I love the...

    As a consumer, I'd say split it up. I love the way RPGO does theirs (among other companies). DW is 3 PDFs, and I think their Excalibur and Samurai books are 2-3 products each as PDFs.

    It's also a...
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    Well, DW2 mutations are as you say - you can...

    Well, DW2 mutations are as you say - you can scale them take them multiple times (the effects of which are detailed mutation by mutation), and there's feats to buy off penalties.

    Burst fire -...
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    I fully expect that ALL mechanics material (as...

    I fully expect that ALL mechanics material (as opposed to settings, names, places, etc) will be OGC, flavor text NOT included. If mechanics aren't OGC, I'll never buy from that company again, unless...
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    I still play lots of D20, but very little D&D...

    I still play lots of D20, but very little D&D these days. I also play a couple other systems now, notably Riddle of Steel and GURPS.
  51. Thread: Small groups

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    I run TrueD20 and Riddle of Steel with 1-2...

    I run TrueD20 and Riddle of Steel with 1-2 players, regularly. Works great. D&D is built around having a balanced party, but that's not the case with all flavors of D20 and especially not of many...
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    I can see by the flood of replies that it is a...

    I can see by the flood of replies that it is a super popular product :) That kind of tells me what I need to know anyway...
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    Actually, there are games like that (they just...

    Actually, there are games like that (they just aren't D&D proper). Blue Rose system is like that, and I'm sure there are others I don't know about. And outside of D20 there are systems where...
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    Man, would you just stop already? I even...

    Man, would you just stop already? I even apologized twice for possibly saying things that might be inflammatory and you just keep coming. Dude, it's ONE FREAKIN CLICK. And it isn't even the topic...
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    Because I specifically mentioned that DW2 fixed...

    Because I specifically mentioned that DW2 fixed that. I'm basically defending DW2 against your comments, most of which have been inaccurate with the new version or misleading to DMs who might not be...
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    My most heavily used PDFs are from Darwin's World...

    My most heavily used PDFs are from Darwin's World (large), Blood and Fists (large), and Magical Medieval Society: Western Europe (also large).

    But I wouldn't give up my Future: Starship series...
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    Sigh. Yes, and then I have to click through the...

    Sigh. Yes, and then I have to click through the directory tree. Since I've been using computers since before the first Mac came out, and have written books on such pedestrian topics as batch file...
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    You keep mentioning the +1/-1 stuff. That's long...

    You keep mentioning the +1/-1 stuff. That's long gone, along with the mutant racial templates and multiple core classes, as now it is just an add-on to D20Modern. Just to clarify. Can't help on the...
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    I keep thinking so, but then I realize I have way...

    I keep thinking so, but then I realize I have way more left to buy than I have of money to do so with, so apparently, it isn't saturated in my case. Stupid car payment and mortgage interferes with...
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    It saves me 1 click per item. Since that's the...

    It saves me 1 click per item. Since that's the amount you are so far posting about, I feel this is a significant quantity :)

    Actually it saves me about 4 clicks per item because when I hit "save"...
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    As a consumer, so far I've been quite willing to...

    As a consumer, so far I've been quite willing to pay the cost of the original product, minus what I guestimate is a reasonble cost for printing (ie, the gross profit per unit), minus a little bit...
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    I have to apologize for being less than polite...

    I have to apologize for being less than polite before (it was not warranted), but still I think you are incorrect. However - if you don't like merchants selling potable water, I'd be absolutely...
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    Sometimes I'm in the mood for D&D. Other times...

    Sometimes I'm in the mood for D&D. Other times (particularly in the last year or two) I've found myself again reaching outside of D&D for gaming. When I want to play a game that is what D&D is, I...
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    Because groups of like-minded individuals...

    Because groups of like-minded individuals organizing and then gaining power and wealth due to the control and distribution of limited but vital resources to which they have priviledged access due to...
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    It's a minor inconvenience at worst though. And...

    It's a minor inconvenience at worst though. And really, I prefer them zipped. It doesn't save space but it saves me multiple mouse clicks on the front end, and stores more cleanly than twelve...
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    I love PDFs. Like you, I buy tons of them :)...

    I love PDFs. Like you, I buy tons of them :) Still, I'm not really fond of the little PDFs. I do buy them but mostly for evaluation purposes. If I like one of the little stand-alone PDFs, I'll then...
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    Yeah, the second edition is way better than the...

    Yeah, the second edition is way better than the first for tons of mechanical reasons like that.
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    It is still set centuries after the fall. But,...

    It is still set centuries after the fall. But, it is now just a 378 page D20M expansion. And they did away with the mutant generations (gen 1, 2 and 3). Mechanically, it *is* just D20M now. But...
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    Anyone? Diaglo, sure when you get a chance...

    Anyone? Diaglo, sure when you get a chance that'd be much appreciated.
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    There's also a few others I know of to add to...

    There's also a few others I know of to add to that list:

    http://www.rpol.net
    http://www.playbyweb.com
    http://www.plothook.net
    http://www.rpgnet.com
    http://forum.rpg.net/
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    I remember that site! Sadly I lost the URL long...

    I remember that site! Sadly I lost the URL long ago. Here's hoping someone else does have it...
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    This looks pretty cool actually. And I'm a fan...

    This looks pretty cool actually. And I'm a fan of 15mm for miniature wargames, so that works for me as well. Can't wait for some preview pictures to come out...
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    Need opinions on Dungeon Bash!

    I'm curious about Dungeon Bash by The Other Game Company. How well does it work? How fast does it play? Is it suitable for 1 PC? Would it work for introducing an intelligent 8 year old to gaming?...
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    Ooh nice idea! I'd buy it. Maybe they could do...

    Ooh nice idea! I'd buy it. Maybe they could do something along the lines of Wasteland Fury / Blood & Fists...
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    Well, DW does have scalable mutations actually. ...

    Well, DW does have scalable mutations actually. DW treats tech levels as feats (some of which you get free with particular backgrouns). However, it really lacks anything concrete in terms of a...
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    My understanding is that D20 Apoc is going to be...

    My understanding is that D20 Apoc is going to be mostly complementary with Darwin's World 2, not competitive, so I will definitely check it out. At 96 pages and the track record set by D20 Past,...
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    Yeah, it's amazing that a thread on Blue Rose...

    Yeah, it's amazing that a thread on Blue Rose would have people commenting about their opinions of Blue Rose.
  78. It's meant to be funny. My feeling is that you...

    It's meant to be funny. My feeling is that you are taking it too seriously when you say you are not buying stuff from the company anymore. The product, which my wife bought me as a gag gift (I...
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    We're using TrueD20 (the mechanics of Blue Rose)...

    We're using TrueD20 (the mechanics of Blue Rose) for one of the Midnight games I play in. Our party has no magic users, so can't tell you what it is like as a player in practice, but as a target,...
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    I haven't been in or ran a random ability scores...

    I haven't been in or ran a random ability scores game in years. One man's sacred cow is another man's quarter pounder with cheese.
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    Hey, he asked what it meant :)

    Hey, he asked what it meant :)
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    as far as I am concerned

    as far as I am concerned
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    Anything Blood and Guts, if you like military...

    Anything Blood and Guts, if you like military modern. Anything Blood and Space if you like space future. Anything Darwin's World if you like Fallout-flavored post apocalyptic goodness.

    Really,...
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    My Midnight campaign uses Riddle of Steel. You...

    My Midnight campaign uses Riddle of Steel. You can see how it plays out in my story hour (link in signature).

    People either love it or hate it. The thing is, there's no hit points. A dagger...
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    No, it doesn't fly with me. Despite the fact...

    No, it doesn't fly with me. Despite the fact that it is impossible to write anything, ever, without it looking like other things (even things the author never read before), the topic of Tolkein...
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    There's certainly interest in star trek, and D20....

    There's certainly interest in star trek, and D20. If it makes it into a netbook draft, I think you'd get a lot more response. Likewise, posting in the BlueRose forums.

    However - there is, in the...
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    And yet, other people have fully-baked opinions...

    And yet, other people have fully-baked opinions based on actually reading it, and some people even post because they are joining a discussion on a particular topic, with little expectation of glory. ...
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    BUUUUUUMP! "More, please." :)

    BUUUUUUMP!

    "More, please." :)
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    Yeah but at $16 for the PDF it isn't going to...

    Yeah but at $16 for the PDF it isn't going to kill me to just disregard the 40 pages that are setting info. I'm really glad they made it very easy to separate mechanics from setting.
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    Yep, Amber. Mutants & Masterminds is amazing. ...

    Yep, Amber. Mutants & Masterminds is amazing. Ars Magica is conceptually really cool. To those, and the previously mentioned GURPS and World of Darkness, I'll add Riddle of Steel...
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    CBaize, any chance you'd post all this in a wiki...

    CBaize, any chance you'd post all this in a wiki or PDF or .Doc file or something?
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    ULRUZ The summer campaigning season sees a brief...

    ULRUZ
    The summer campaigning season sees a brief flareup of rebel activity, with legions being deployed especially in the north and west to deal with the unrest. By end of summer, things have once...
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    Create what? Nonono. Just don't use the chapter...

    Create what? Nonono. Just don't use the chapter on Aldis. The rest is bueno. Of course, if you don't think so, don't spend the $16 on it and everyone's happy :)


    EDIT: And of course, if you like...
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    MMORPGs are (for now) a radically different...

    MMORPGs are (for now) a radically different experience than RPGs. I haven't really lost a player to MMORPGs. Well, one guy for six months but he came back.
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    Decent enough satire :) Still, if the apple pie...

    Decent enough satire :) Still, if the apple pie has the best crust for quiche, why not apply it to quiche. Not everyone likes apple pie (damn commies!), and if there's a market for their existing...
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    GURPS 4th Ed. CJ Somethingorother's Witchcraft. ...

    GURPS 4th Ed. CJ Somethingorother's Witchcraft. D20 Modern/Future. Battletech (the whole collection). Plenty of 3E/3.5 OGC stuff. World of Darkness / Vampire the Requiem / Werewolf the Foresaken....
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    Ok, that was posted a month ago and I don't think...

    Ok, that was posted a month ago and I don't think this discussion benefits by dwelling on it :) Not that I begrudge you your opinion that his opinion on other people's opinion is itself...
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    OpenRPG, if you like a free utility with...

    OpenRPG, if you like a free utility with everything you'll ever need. ScreenMonkey from NBOS Software if you want something with a more slick interface (it's a commercial product after all).
    ...
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    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnIn...

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=QC7Sg8IBdI&isbn=1932442227&itm=39 - Blue Rose at Barnes & Noble website :)
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    Seems to me that everyone who is going to buy the...

    Seems to me that everyone who is going to buy the book because of the system will do so anyway, and a lot of people are buying it because of the setting, have little or no committment (or even...
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