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  1. Achan hiArusa

    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.
  2. Achan hiArusa

    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...
  3. Achan hiArusa

    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...
  4. Achan hiArusa

    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...
  5. Achan hiArusa

    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.
  6. Achan hiArusa

    Spelljammer Spelljammer Miniatures Coming!

    "Flying Fish?" Do they mean the Tradesman?
  7. Achan hiArusa

    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...
  8. Achan hiArusa

    D&D 5E Here's Tasha's Contents Page

    Yeah, popular opinion went against the Mystic class. :rolleyes:
  9. Achan hiArusa

    Bestiary Coming For Call of Cthulhu

    Ouch, my debit card is hurting.
  10. Achan hiArusa

    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.
  11. Achan hiArusa

    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.
  12. Achan hiArusa

    RPGs And Eurostyle Games: When Opposites Attract

    Dang, beat me to it.
  13. Achan hiArusa

    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.
  14. Achan hiArusa

    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.
  15. Achan hiArusa

    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.
  16. Achan hiArusa

    Fantasy Grounds Game Stats for 2017: D&D 5E Up By 6%, Pathfinder Holds Steady!

    Math errors I don't know what those numbers are supposed to be. On the X-axis Antilog 2 = 10^2 =100 and there are not quite 100 game systems or let alone Antilog 3 = 10^3 = 1000 game systems there. On the Y-axis Anti-log 14 = 10^14 = 10,000,000,000,000 or 10 trillion games played and since...
  17. Achan hiArusa

    Who You Gonna Call? Looking At West End Games' Ghostbusters RPG

    Not only is it the first die pool game, but members of this team would go on to create the Star Wars d6 game, and later to go onto other companies to make Shadowrun and then Vampire the Masquerade (which of course lead to WtA, MtA, WtO, and CtD and much, much later the nWoD/CoD).
  18. Achan hiArusa

    Journey To...East Africa

    And Forgotten Realms/Zakhara: The Akotan island chain to the west of Zakhara.
  19. Achan hiArusa

    ESPN Calls Role-playing "Bad Fantasy"

    Apparently there is fantasy soccer (football to the rest of the world):
  20. Achan hiArusa

    Want to Playtest Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition (V5)?

    A few nitpicks: 1) The characters are not balanced against each other. The number of skill and temper (Composure, Willpower, and Humanity) dots seem to have been done at random. 2) The Health levels of the playtest characters don't follow the rules, all but one have too few health levels...