I thought about writing a love letter to Traveller. I just didn't know how to begin...
But then the system looked back at me, and told me "don't worry, I know".
And it seems to not mind me cheating with some d100, d6 dicepool, d20 roll under, and step dice* systems!
*I've grown more pickly lately. Guess I'm getting more set in my ways?
Today I finally:
-Started playtesting BarterTown.
-Dealt with the bank AND BackerKit at once. I was about to swear that DCC Lankhmar is cursed to not get my money: when the bank was in condition, BackerKit kept me logged out. And vice versa.
-Am writing from my laptop again!
We all have that one know it all friend of a friend who tries to argue with you about stuff you know well but they know nothing about. Gawd that guy is annoying. Especially when they... just... Keep... On... Going... after being proven wrong time and again.
Aaand... my players decided that we're continuing with Flashing Blades for now. Because apparently converting the characters to an osr 2d6 system was too time-consuming when I am not helping!
I'm fine with that^^.
I have a non-political, RPG-related reason to be happy about the new Brexit delay.
I can at least hope a print copy of the Witcher RPG would fit my entertainment budget in the next 6 months (though there are contenders). And I'd prefer to order it from the UK amazon instead of the amazon.de (though I've set up an account there, too).
Working on Bartertown. Finally took some important decisions, like making it fit a general S&S/fantasy setting.
The provisional system is Cepheus Engine. And I might dual-stat it for OSR use, because @robertsconley is right: that would make it useful for the biggest number of people.
Technically, 5e would be even better, but we'll see...frankly, it's simply outside my comphort zone atm.
Hey, would you hate me if I turned Lorna's powers down a notch? Going through her appearances prior to GS X-Men #1, she doesn't even come close to IN level powers. In fact, with one exception, she exhibits something closer to PR or TY. This, I think we can both agree, is lame as fuck and I'm not suggesting dropping her powers down that far. I'd actually be okay with going from IN to RM, just one rank. Agreeable?