Yes, please, this!
I have long wanted to run a game using Ursula LeGuin's Earthsea series as setting. I was sad to see how the release of Mythic Polynesia went. It could have been avoided with some foresight and planning. I did end up getting the book when it first came out and found it not...
Classic Fantasy has everything you need in it to run Dark Sun, Planescape, and anything else 1E or 2E. My longest running CF game has bits from Planescape, Spelljammer, and Metamorphosis Alpha and it all plays wonderfully. That's the beauty of Mythras (well, really any flavor of BRP but Mythras...
The BRP BYB is fantastic but it's too much of a toolbox for me to hand to my players. I wanted something I could give them that would have everything they needed without having to prepare an exceptions list. There's a cool checklist thing in the back of the book where you could specify which...
Magic World would absolutely have been my game of choice. I'd been running Stormbringer for many years and had already removed most of the Moorcock stuff and when Magic World came out I was stoked. Finally, a book I could give to my players as is!
I wasn't so stoked to see it left to rot on...
One does not talk shit about the Blood of the Oat.
Just so you know ... I have a horde of rabid geese at the ready. Are you sure you want to commit to that statement?
- Although on reread, I see "creamy nut squeezings" and I guess I have to forgive your previous trespass.
The UU Church down the way has AMAZING coffee.
They also host the best open mic night every Thursday. There is no better sound space for acoustic guitar and voice than a modest-sized church. For reals.
I transitioned two 5E D&D games to Mythras. The first one was Classic Fantasy and the second was just regular ole Mythras. Both groups loved it and said they wouldn’t want to go back to D&D.
My CF game is were mostly RPG noobs who found Mythras to be MUCH easier to grok.
I mean, businesses are gonna business. Anyone who expects altruism from any company will eventually be disappointed. WOTC has long been showing their intentions to focus on the bottom line so this move wasn't that much of a surprise.
Of course, I hadn't expected WOTC to step in it so...
But then, I had already phased out 5E from my GM-life. Both of my current games have been in Mythras for the past year or two and I'd no intention of starting any new 5E games. My players in these games prefer Mythras over 5E. They've all said the system makes more sense to them.
Meeting new people at cons is a crap-shoot with the odds against you.
Cons are best enjoyed when you go with your crew. Or perhaps to meet up with your old gaming buddies who live afar. Or if you know some of your favorite game designers will be there to run games.