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    The Original Star Frontiers Retro Review

    And I dealt with that. Anyway, how do you think they turn? Magically? Just because they don't formally say it applies thrust doesn't mean it doesn't do so. You have atmospheric and space movement reversed.
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    The Original Star Frontiers Retro Review

    That first sentence just hurt my Physics teacher soul. There is no mass change to the ships so inertia is constant since inertia ∝mass. So much so, in fact, they are considered the same thing. And speed is not conserved, but momentum (mass x velocity) is. You are also confusing speed with...
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    The Original Star Frontiers Retro Review

    Sounds like real physics. The only speed limit in space is c (the speed of light) with the low thrusts that those ships they would get nowhere near c in the course of a game (at 1g acceleration it would take almost a year to get to the speed of light). As for turning limits, apply a force at...
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    Worlds of Design: The Great Dichotomies of RPGs

    Balanced vs. Unbalanced Character Classes Some players insist that if character classes are not equally powerful (balanced), they can’t have fun. Others are more oriented toward interesting capabilities than class balance. I explored this topic in "A Question of Balance" That's all well and...
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    Monte Cook Games Launches Open Cypher System License

    Didn't Mongoose try it with OGL Cyberpunk, Horror, and Steampunk? They failed miserably, requiring money for the OGL.
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    Spelljammer Spelljammer Miniatures Coming!

    "Flying Fish?" Do they mean the Tradesman?
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    Wicked Ones Is A Free RPG Corebook Where You Play The Monsters

    I twisted it a bit and would love to run it as a LARP: I'd been working on the 2nd Edition D&D module Reverse Dungeon. In it you play the eeevil monsters defending yourself from the heroes. Given that it was written almost 20 years ago, It probably a reaction to the success of the World of...
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    D&D 5E Here's Tasha's Contents Page

    Yeah, popular opinion went against the Mystic class. :rolleyes:
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    Bestiary Coming For Call of Cthulhu

    Ouch, my debit card is hurting.
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    Who Killed the Megaverse?

    If I put players from a standard D&D fantasy world into a steampunk or technomagical world they get upset and the game dies quickly, especially when they are the players' precious epic level characters.
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    The Battle Continues Over "Childish Things"

    Even in my Dad's day there was a saying "You can tell the men from the boys by the price of their toys" and given I can see almost $3000 in diecast metal planes and probably more than that in roleplaying game books I know which side I'm on.
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    RPGs And Eurostyle Games: When Opposites Attract

    Dang, beat me to it.
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    Taking A Look At The "New" POD Versions of Star Frontiers And The D&D Rules Cyclopedia

    I don't need POD copies of either as the originals are both on my book shelf.
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    News Digest: Star Wars Reprint, John Carter Quickstart, Industry Hires, Clue Movie, CMON Goofs, and

    They're releasing a $60 pair of books that will allow characters to play the range of options that now requires three $60 books and two $15 set of dice (when they are available). Much more economical.
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    Fantasy Grounds Game Stats for 2017: D&D 5E Up By 6%, Pathfinder Holds Steady!

    Okay, I can see that now. It is just natural log is denoted ln (number of games) or ln(game rank) in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology which is what confused me.