Other Games Artesia

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
#7
Mumble mutter, eyes the book on the shelf, looks at the lovely map and notes the tempting PDF anthologies that were maliciously placed in my temptation bowl recently.

Maybe. Is it really that complicated?
 

Guvnor

The Guvnor
Staff member
#8
Yes I have the be stuff in my basket as well.
There is a persistent rumor that he is about to launch a new RPG which will be "Runequest".. but that might mean Mythras.
 
#10
Has anyone printed-on-demand those books that have colored artwork at the margins? My last experience with DriveThruRPG was not pleasant. Simply books with white plain margins work well POD.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/312027/Historiae-Mundi-A-History-of-the-Known-World

After Jason Durall showed a copy of this book "Historia Mundi" at his table, I am tempted to get it printed from DriveThruRPG.
It promises to be an interesting read, and obviously, the artwork of Mark Smylie is in a style I admire immensely.

cover_historia_mundi.jpg
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
#12
Has anyone printed-on-demand those books that have colored artwork at the margins? My last experience with DriveThruRPG was not pleasant. Simply books with white plain margins work well POD.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/312027/Historiae-Mundi-A-History-of-the-Known-World

After Jason Durall showed a copy of this book "Historia Mundi" at his table, I am tempted to get it printed from DriveThruRPG.
It promises to be an interesting read, and obviously, the artwork of Mark Smylie is in a style I admire immensely.

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Bah, I'm swimming against the tide here... :oops::LOL:
 

Maddz

Rune Priest
#14
I nearly joined a PbP campaign and the chargen was horrendously complicated (I was on the waiting list and rolled up a character but actual play fizzled within a month). I think it was something like 100+ die rolls. I've been reading the novels (just read the latest) and was wondering if there was a FitD port...
 
#15
Bleed is unlikely to work well with POD. The process means the print position can vary by a mm or two, so you're going to get those white edges coming in.
Exactly, this. Which is what I got when I used DriveThruRPG to print a book that had colour all the way to the edges.

And looking at the previews of Historia Mundi, I suspect similar bleed errors would happen to it too. :-(
 
#18
When Loz had RQ6 he made an opening salvo to Mark, who was thinking of making a new edition at the time. After some initial interest, though, Mark’s interest seemed to fizzle. Over the years hints were dropped about a homemade RQ-D20 hybrid. Enough time has passed for ten games to be written, so who knows what’s now being considered.

I recently ordered the setting book above via Drivethru. I’ll probably get it in a month. My last order just arrived, including the full colour New Fire (mezoamerican rpg) and it looks quite good. I’m not sure if that was printed in the US or Canada. Since they use a different printer in the Old World, standards will vary.

As I said elsewhere, I had a lot of sun making characters for the game. I’d say it was wonderfully involved, like a mini game in itself. I made a spreadsheet to help me (which I do for Mythras/RQ too) and that sped things up considerably. It’s not the kind of fame where you want to make multiple characters per session. You want to make one and run it for a campaign.

Is it complex? I never played, so it didn’t get into the nitty gritty of combat or magic. Near the back of the rule book there’s a large stat-block for a tree. This might lead one to think it’s complicated, though I guess the intent was to show how you can apply the rules to anything. Character advancement seemed both wonderfully thematic and hard to keep track of. At the end of a session or group of sessions, you think back to all the things your character did and compare that to ideal archetypes represented by The Book of Dooms (the in setting tarot) and advance along these archetype paths accordingly. So if you behaved like “the hanged man” (or whatever) you became more like the ideals represented by that card.

I’d Love to participate as a player in a casual discord or hangouts game To give this a spin, but timing for me can be tricky. Sunday mornings EST might work for me.

The poster known as Kilgs had an AP thread on RPG.net many years ago, and might be able to offer advice.
 

Maddz

Rune Priest
#19
I made a spreadsheet to help me (which I do for Mythras/RQ too) and that sped things up considerably. It’s not the kind of fame where you want to make multiple characters per session.
I'd be interested to see that spreadsheet. I seem to recall a chargen guide being produced by someone (on RPG.net, IIRC) which I thought I had downloaded way back when. (Not downloaded - bookmarked: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?thr...e-you-done-with-it.343352/page-3#post-7551037)
 
#20
I'd be interested to see that spreadsheet. I seem to recall a chargen guide being produced by someone (on RPG.net, IIRC) which I thought I had downloaded way back when. (Not downloaded - bookmarked: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?thr...e-you-done-with-it.343352/page-3#post-7551037)
Really, a Character Generator for Artesia? That is wonderful.


Just checked it out, it is almost like a game unto itself. Will copy the steps into my own Google Drive for posterity. Thanks, Maddz.
 
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