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    Dragonlance lawsuit filed

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    The Great Pendragon Thread

    I like to call it mythohistory. Whether or not it was based on a real figure, or a composite of several real figures, we're unlikely to ever know. But the effect on culture and actual history is still highly significant. Robin Hood is another one and like Arthur he's been reinvented an...
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    Games Suited For Younger Gamers - Give Me Your Recommendations

    I'm not going to crack Aftermath out with new RPGers of any age, anymore than I'd use Advanced Squad Leader to introduce people to wargames. At least not unless they specifically ask for it, knowing what they're getting into
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    Games Suited For Younger Gamers - Give Me Your Recommendations

    It depends. The time I played Tray-Cee, a female teenage dwarf who was loud and annoying that was deliberate comedy relief and she was the dwarf equivalent of my age then. Weirdly, my fellow player Tracy never seemed to find the character funny.
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    Dragonlance lawsuit filed

    I know it's not the point, but I giggled at the fact one of the lawyers is called "Morrissey". I bet he does an awesome courtroom flounce.
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    Games Suited For Younger Gamers - Give Me Your Recommendations

    I moved to heavier games quickly, but I started with B/X. Generally, I think it's better to start off with lighter games with any new gamer, not just kids. If they want something crunchier it's easy enough to scale up, but if you start too heavy there's a much bigger chance of scaring them off.
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    Games Suited For Younger Gamers - Give Me Your Recommendations

    The Pub playing to its stereotype as the nicest RPGers on the Internet again I see. ;)
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    Games Suited For Younger Gamers - Give Me Your Recommendations

    Incidentally, that's also why I suggested Lone Wolf. It does something very similar; starts with the core rules and gradually branches out as it gives you more adventures.
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    Games Suited For Younger Gamers - Give Me Your Recommendations

    This is also an excellent recommendation and Arion Games are very proactive in supporting the system.
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    Games Suited For Younger Gamers - Give Me Your Recommendations

    I'd agree that most games are fine, as long as he doesn't try to run KULT or something.. That age is when a lot of kids discover RPGs. That said, I'd throw in a recommendation for The Lone Wolf Adventure Game. Lots of support material, the option to choose from various levels of rules...
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    The Entertainment Industry's Dilema

    That's also what I'm hearing. From stand up comedians as well. The major labels will be fine. They make a lot of their money from legacy artists and aggregate streaming royalties. It's the people reliant on touring that are screwed. While streaming has gone up that doesn't make enough to live...
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    He Said She Said

    " ...we sometimes find that such heresies have been the foundation for bold and necessary change, but heresy is usually just new ideas that are foolish or dangerous and appropriately rejected or ignored. So while it may be true that great geniuses are usually heretics, heretics are rarely great...
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    He Said She Said

    The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side. - Hunter S Thompson
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    Grognardia: Still the G.O.A.T.*?

    That's really interesting and further evidence of quite how close the overlap between the 2000 AD and the RPG crowd was at the time.
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    An interview with Alan Moore

    Oh, yeah, he was definitely young and naive to the point of stupidity back then.
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    An interview with Alan Moore

    This is Moore's position on it: This is because those were characters the company owned and I understood that. And I understood that whether I had created the characters like John Constantine, or whether I'd simply recreated them beyond all recognition like Swamp Thing, that these would just...
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    An interview with Alan Moore

    Yeah, my understanding of his issues with DC is that they promised him he'd have the rights back when it went out of print. So it was implied he'd get control over the Watchmen characters at least. Then it was massively successful and they've never let it go out of print since. Legal, but...
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    Best of the OOZR

    Honestly, for AFF I think you really need a copy of at least Titan before it really appeals. (Which is still standard high fantasy, but it's at least fantasy with a good setting). Whereas Troika's setting makes me think of Everway, if Everway was gonzo and lighthearted rather than arty.
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    I found an interesting new RPG today

    It's probably unfair to say it's just Norway; it's the Scandavian countries in general. The high production value stuff gets attention, but that one varies widely. What I'd say the characteristics of Nordic LARP are: Heavy focus on collabrative play, to the point that in a significant number...
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    Best of the OOZR

    Graham's also currently working on an epic campaign for Domesday, which looks really promising.
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