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by Jakob
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Journey
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Journey

Actually, I consider the journey rules a great tool for what I consider "fast forwarding" a journey - meaning concentrating on its meaningful episodes. What the journey rules do is to provide meaningful episodes.
by Jakob
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: The Laundry General Discussion
Topic: Future system for Cthulhu ranges?
Replies: 10
Views: 174

Re: Future system for Cthulhu ranges?

Well the only Mythos elements that would need to be dropped (as they are Chaosium IP or licenced by Chaosium from living authors) are some monsters (and possibly their associated stat blocks). Yes, that's the way pretty much everyone else is doing it with their Cthulhu rpgs ... I just wondered whet...
by Jakob
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: The Laundry General Discussion
Topic: Future system for Cthulhu ranges?
Replies: 10
Views: 174

Re: Future system for Cthulhu ranges?

although it would be better to write fresh material more in line with the stated Folk-Horror genre. Would that imply ditching the Cthulhu Mythos elements? That even might make sense for something like Cthulhu Britannica, but it wouldn't really word for Laundry or WWC ... Anyway, what existing syste...
by Jakob
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour
Topic: WWC Line
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: WWC Line

Regarding the use/design of another system for the WWC line: Isn't it nice that you actually have a system in-house that has a very interesting sort of sanity rules built in? I'm talking about TOR, of course ...
by Jakob
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Customer Service
Topic: A new German publisher?
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: A new German publisher?

- If not: Do you have an official German distributor for the English line? The EU postal fees for ordering directly from your shop are a bit steep (no criticism, just a statement), and Brexit will only make things worse. :cry: If you want to buy English TOR stuff in Germany, check out either sphaer...
by Jakob
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Rocket Age General Discussion
Topic: Rocket age leaves Cubicle 7?
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Rocket age leaves Cubicle 7?

Sounds like this might actually turn out to be a good thing for Rocket Age ... I guess C7 has just too much on their plates, with TOR/Adventures in Middle Earth, Dr. Who, Lone Wolf and two upcoming Warhammer RPGs to properly support all of their other lines. While I'm not a Rocket Age player, I real...
by Jakob
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Rocket Age General Discussion
Topic: Background music?
Replies: 16
Views: 1856

Re: Background music?

While I must admit that I'm not that well-versed with regards to the RA universe (I bought it for the Vortex system and am still not sure if the setting hooks me), there's still three movie soundtracks that I keep recommending for all kinds of science fiction games - all three of them by Jerry Golds...
by Jakob
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Wilderland Adventures Cover!
Replies: 20
Views: 1518

Re: Wilderland Adventures Cover!

Blubbo Baggins wrote:All I have to say is that it is extremely well done, and reminds me of Angus McBride, but I like it better.
Me too ... so much that I'm also tempted to buy it just for the cover. The Angus McBride/MERP nostalgia is strong in me: "Mouths of the Entwash", "Gates of Mordor", "Thieves of Tharbad" ...
by Jakob
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Rocket Age General Discussion
Topic: Rocket Age with other settings?
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: Rocket Age with other settings?

I understand how setting the game in the 30s/40s might also be a kind of metafictional gimmick that serves to reflect on the themes and motives of the times. I wouldn't call setting it in the 1930s a gimmick. Rocket Age was written by a former archaeologist. I think he set it in the 1930s because t...
by Jakob
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Bree
Replies: 87
Views: 16114

Re: Bree

The art is by C7 staff artist Sam Manley. Another talented %^*(:@£"@!!! Indeed! It's also great to see that even with changing artists, the TOR covers keep maintaining a certain coherent style overall. I feel that this is very much in the vein of the Rivendell or Heart of the Wild covers - quiet, a...