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by PaulB
Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Dragonmeet 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3042

Advanced Fighting Fantasy Deathtrap Derailed GM: Paul Baldowski No. of players: 4-6 Table/Room: Demo sited near the Arion Games table Session: Morning, 10.30AM (for about 2-3 hours); Afternoon session to be confirmed, possibly 2PM (for about 2-3 hours) The town of Fang has made its name not through...
by PaulB
Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Adventurers - born or made?
Replies: 10
Views: 4815

Those familiar with Cyberpunk 2020 should recognize this although I'm not keen on the randomness so I'd just keep it based upon decisions. You can find similar takes on generating a detailed character background / statistics set in the likes of PARANOIA's Criminal Histories and the classic Heroes o...
by PaulB
Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Maelstrom Resources
Replies: 3
Views: 9871

I have discovered the Hew Cullan Mysteries by Shirley McKay - starting with Hue and Cry - set in Tudor Scotland. Worth it from the standpoint of the Guilds/Companies and the scholarly angle of inducting pupils from both well-to-do families and those reliant on the kindness of a bursary. Recommended ...
by PaulB
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Maelstrom on the Web
Replies: 14
Views: 23086

Share-a-Game thread at RPGGeek: http://www.rpggeek.com/article/7591527
by PaulB
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Maelstrom Resources
Replies: 3
Views: 9871

An extension on the last, Maelstrom gamers would do well to root out one of more of Jonathon Green's books on slang. While I have the Cassell Dictionary Of Slang , he has contributed to, or edited, other volumes. I managed to pick up something specifically on Cant (the language of thieves), which ha...
by PaulB
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Maelstrom Herbal Overview
Replies: 3
Views: 7587

I'm sure there's a chance it'd work for you too, Graham.
by PaulB
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Paper Miniatures
Topic: Arena Set
Replies: 3
Views: 10451

Those look great, Graham. I'm getting a Trial of Champions vibe on here - how many times is too many for returning to the Deathtrap Dungeon?
by PaulB
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Mercenaries and Firearms
Replies: 1
Views: 6814

I agree with the principle of what you're saying. In many respects, the Mercenary warrants consideration as a grouping of sub-specialties rather than a single type of Living. Soldiers selling their talents for cash will invariably have spent time in different forces learning different skills and gat...
by PaulB
Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: AFF Reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 28183

The August edition of SFX (#211 with Captain America on the cover) has a 3-star review of Advanced Fighting Fantasy, right round the back of the magazine, just after the comics.
by PaulB
Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: UK Games Expo
Replies: 6
Views: 2697

Fighting Fantasy has an iconic and simple system. If you are a certain age and a certain inclination, you will have played at least one book in your youth. You will remember SKILL, STAMINA and LUCK. Heck, you'll also remember that eating provisions restored 4 STAMINA. And that the best way to finish...
by PaulB
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: UK Games Expo
Replies: 6
Views: 2697

Had a thoroughly enjoyable time running five players through a fast track version of 'The Wishing Well' this Sunday just gone - and now recovering from the long weekend and the drive to/from Birmingham. Will write something more lengthy and constructive when I've had time to gather my thoughts!
by PaulB
Sun May 15, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Maelstrom Herbal Overview
Replies: 3
Views: 7587

Our Lady's Mantle

Another plant for herbalists to foist on the unwary, offering the promise of firm bosoms, apparently, as well as a cure for common stomach ailments.

Our Lady's Mantle
by PaulB
Sun May 01, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Maelstrom Herbal Overview
Replies: 3
Views: 7587

Maelstrom Herbal Overview

I hope that this spreadsheet overview of herbs in Maelstrom (and also from the as yet unpublished Maelstrom: Beggars' Companion) provides a useful quick reference for gamemaster and Herbalist players alike.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/54308147/Mael ... l-Overview
by PaulB
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Maelstrom Adventure Seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 10527

A substantial adventure seed: The Anvil
by PaulB
Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Rules questions
Replies: 4
Views: 8532

I definitely think pre-game (or mid-game) aging warrants further consideration (but, I can only manage one or two complex rule responses over breakfast). I was thinking along similar lines, Graham, in respect of using that very table. I'm also inclined to consider conjuring up a few tables to broade...