[shopping] Temptation waits... what are you resisting?

Guvnor

The Guvnor
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As Dom said I never really grokked it back then. I could run it now because of my experience, not the game system itself. Two different Referees pulling exactly the same cards would deliver totally different outcomes.
This.
I am now confident to just do that.
Plus the cards are lovely.
I have the extra card packs and the sphere walker source book.
It needs a lazy GM and imaginative player table IMHO
 
I am now resisting Mindjammer, thanks to people talking about it in a thread here.

It truly is the time of compensatory urges to collect shinies. Chief resistance-aiders are lack of money and 500 page count. Though from the DT preview maybe 200 of that is core game and rest is detailing sub-bits. (And its cost per page is actually very reasonable. Possibly marked down for age.) Something attractive about having a huge block of creativity on the shelf.
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
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I am now resisting Mindjammer, thanks to people talking about it in a thread here.

It truly is the time of compensatory urges to collect shinies. Chief resistance-aiders are lack of money and 500 page count. Though from the DT preview maybe 200 of that is core game and rest is detailing sub-bits. (And its cost per page is actually very reasonable. Possibly marked down for age.) Something attractive about having a huge block of creativity on the shelf.
Well, you've talked me into it, and I've already got it. :D
 
Well, you've talked me into it, and I've already got it. :D
I am still resisting, although very tempted. The main reasons I am able to hold out are that my 'want to play' pile of games/campaigns is probably 10 years deep now, and my 'to read' pile is a similar size. And what spare creative capabilities I have already have high priority assignments, so I really can't afford to be distracted.
 
Re Mindjammer - I did grab the free quickstart and have been skimming that for a taster. Brain: that's a lot of high-concept background information.

@MartinP Oh sure, I think we all have a version of that.

Complete aside: striking how everything is his/him in the preview. I sometimes see that in materials and note how awareness has changed in just a few years. I edit such things with a big stick.
 
Just checked out the "Cypher Diamond Throne" and it is not by the god himself, Monte Cook, but licensed to an Italian RPG company, "Here be Dragons" so this has me worried. Without the god helming this, the total funding of this project will not look good for the usually 300,000 to 500,000 US Dollars Monte projects.
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
Just checked out the "Cypher Diamond Throne" and it is not by the god himself, Monte Cook, but licensed to an Italian RPG company, "Here be Dragons" so this has me worried. Without the god helming this, the total funding of this project will not look good for the usually 300,000 to 500,000 US Dollars Monte projects.
MCG are probably co-working on this and also are fulfilling the orders through the MCG store and distribution, which is UK friendly these days.

The advantage here is that the prices are much more manageable, also noting that 2 out of 3 adventure book add-ons have already been funded with a third on the way. The full print and pdf map will soon be acquired. Everything about this kickstarter tells me it is going to be hugely successful and, affordably, provide a lot of game content for your sterling. The fact that the game is sumptuous and bursting with great ideas is also to be factored in.

So, you get the best of both worlds in my view.
 
Plus I heard Italian role-playing games will be the new Sweden.

That's a lie by the way.
I have really liked the look and sound of several Italian RPGs recently. Only problems are that my Italian is only slightly better than my Spanish (dos cervesas, por favor), and the previously mentioned suspicious looks SWMBO is already giving my book pile...
 
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