[shopping] What have you splurged on recently?

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
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I've got the CR plus 'Shadow of the Beanstalk', but I struggle with the symbolism of the dice (I've got a dice set as well.) Any chance of posting a play session on a turn by turn basis?
I found it took me a couple of actual plays to get the symbols flowing and once they did it was fab. Getting in on an online game would be the best way, and I'll see what I can do.
 
I recently picked up the Alien RPG at Dragonmeet, after being a big fan of the Alien franchise for many years I knew I wouldn't be able to help myself. I really love the way the book is laid out and its easy to use when you need to refer to rules and stuff. I didn't have a group to play it with, so dangled the carrot to some friends who jumped at the chance. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to further sessions.
 
This very morning I decided to treat myself to "Romance of the Perilous Land" from Osprey Games. Obviously the hardcopy hasn't arrived yet and I doubt anyone wants a picture of my e-reader.

Anyway, I am interested both in gaming in high British folklore (even if most of it is French) and in seeing what military history specialists Osprey make of an RPG.
 

Dom

Administrator
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I’ve got that one saved on a wish list. I suspect it’ll be different and would love to hear your thoughts when you’ve read it.
 
Definitely interested in a review of Romance of the Perilous Land. It sounds, from what I've picked up, that it's OSR and so not my thing, but if I've got the wrong end of the stick or there's more to it, then I'm interested.
 

Brass Jester

Acolyte
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Going to run a (hopefully) chaotic Game of Scum and Villainy on New Years Eve; intended to be no-holds-barred mayhem. PC's are bounty hunters; the crew of a 'Cerberus.' Game will start in media res, in the middle of a firefight.
 
Not for Christmas but it arrived on Christmas Eve.

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I saw a lonely pile of 13th Age stuff on eBay. Ended up with 8 core books for less than the cost of three of the hardbacks plus the gent who sold them threw in three PDF adventures he’d printed on Lulu. A lot of reading here!
Sometimes you can get a treasure trove like this Well done. The new Legend of The Five Rings 5th edition seduced me so.
 
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Definitely interested in a review of Romance of the Perilous Land. It sounds, from what I've picked up, that it's OSR and so not my thing, but if I've got the wrong end of the stick or there's more to it, then I'm interested.
I'm not really sure what "OSR" entails but if you explain what it is you don't like I can tell you if it has it or not.
 
OSR or Old School Renaissance/Revival is the trend for going back to the game styles of the 70's and 80's for your gaming fix. Basically simpler rules and rulings not rules. Typical examples include White BoxSwords and Wizardry or Legends of the Flame Princess. There are still people happily playing AD&D 1e and 2e who have been playing with friends for years rejecting the complexities of versions 3, 3.5, 4 and 5e D&D.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_School_Revival
 

Guvnor

The Guvnor
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OSR or Old School Renaissance/Revival is the trend for going back to the game styles of the 70's and 80's for your gaming fix. Basically simpler rules and rulings not rules. Typical examples include White BoxSwords and Wizardry or Legends of the Flame Princess. There are still people happily playing AD&D 1e and 2e who have been playing with friends for years rejecting the complexities of versions 3, 3.5, 4 and 5e D&D.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_School_Revival
Also known as regressively holding onto complicated confused mismatched and undesigned RPGs out of nostalgia.

Both are true.
 

Guvnor

The Guvnor
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I've also got this. I fear it's production suffered after Wiggy's stroke. It needed another edit to get it up to the production standards I'm used to from Triple Ace Games; but it still has lots of useful material in it.
One of our local group decided Flashing Blades was too lethal (at a Continuum game).
It's not, of course, but I liked Ubiquity and it's a lot more forgiving.
So I wanted it as the potential engine to run my FB adventures.
Not sure about the werewolves..
 
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