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by PaulB
Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Rules questions
Replies: 4
Views: 8534

Re: Rules questions

...in the main rules, it states that all rogues are able to escape capture and avoid pursuit in urban surroundings, and later in the book suggests possible rolls to make to do so. What it doesn't mention is how these rolls would differ from a character with any other living attempting an escape and...
by PaulB
Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Paper Miniatures
Topic: Trolls & Ogres Set
Replies: 3
Views: 12021

Love the texturing on the Ogress's skin!
by PaulB
Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Maelstrom Adventure Seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 10529

Another adventure seed: Journal of Misfortune.
by PaulB
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: House Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 13970

While a Referee can benefit from having the crunch to penalise players for selecting big weapons and heavy armour for their characters, roleplaying has to provide the other angle. Whatever form the local law enforcement might take - whether Beadle, Justice of the Peace or the mob employed by a local...
by PaulB
Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IndieCon
Replies: 4
Views: 7516

I'm hoping it's all going well down there. Frustrated I couldn't make it - but, I'll be tracking you down at the end of November at Dragonmeet.

:D
by PaulB
Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Starting Attributes
Replies: 2
Views: 7912

Re: Starting Attributes

One of the main problems that we identified was that the attributes start too low for most characters to do even the things they're supposed to be good at very well... I'm planning on trying again, but I'm going to give players 100 points to spend, with a max of 30 points into an Attribute... Once ...
by PaulB
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Paper Miniatures
Topic: Apocalypse Set Images
Replies: 10
Views: 14197

Looks like the sort of set you could use to do an adventure with a Legion-like spin on it, except using the forces of the apocalypse instead of simply a heavenly host. Or perhaps a street-level battle akin to 'Dogma', with normal player characters faced with completing a task faced with battling met...
by PaulB
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Maelstrom Adventure Seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 10529

Maelstrom Adventure Seeds

While trying to write an adventure or two, I'm running across little ideas that amount to nothing more than an encounter. So, you can expect to find a seed or three emerging over time - and I'll post links here when they do. Beggars Can't Be Choosers Has anyone else come across potential seeds for M...
by PaulB
Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Paper Miniatures
Topic: Steampunk Images
Replies: 4
Views: 12675

I'd say being an Adventuress, she probably needs a little more flexibility and maneuverability when she's engaged in her business. No doubt, the short skirt includes secured extensions that can be 'dropped' at a moments notice to cover her embarrassment in polite company!

Paul
by PaulB
Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: The Sward and the Stone released
Replies: 2
Views: 8597

Off to UK Games Expo tomorrow in Birmingham - http://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/ - to have a root around and see what games are up and coming. Happy to discuss Maelstrom with anyone who spots me - I'll be wearing a bright green hand-painted t-shirt with Cthulhu on it - Fhtagn!
by PaulB
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: The Maelstrom Companion
Replies: 3
Views: 9393

I can't think of a better way to celebrate 25 years of Maelstrom!

Paul
by PaulB
Mon May 05, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Paper Miniatures
Topic: Modern Civilians II Images
Replies: 2
Views: 5768

These look great! Excellent stuff...
by PaulB
Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Future of Maelstrom
Replies: 2
Views: 11008

Future of Maelstrom

So, what exactly does the future hold for Maelstrom?

Do you have the option to complete a reworking of the original rules with streamlining - or does the extent of your future work only cover additional supplements?

:D

Paul
by PaulB
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Alexander Scott Interview
Replies: 5
Views: 11935

I'm not sure you necessarily need more powerful herbs - Serapias Turbith and All-Heale already fill that role in the game. Perhaps a Herbalist could coax a greater effect from herbs if he rolls one-tenth of the effectiveness (a 01 - 08 on the All-Heale, for example). Additionally, having Doctors who...
by PaulB
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Maelstrom Family
Topic: Alexander Scott Interview
Replies: 5
Views: 11935

Nice article and it would indeed be interesting to go through that box in the loft. I ran play-by-mail games twenty years ago with increasingly complex rule sets - and I know of few activities more entertaining and insightful than flicking through the wads of paper and picking out scraps to use in m...