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Homebrew Design & Conversions / Re: Open Gaming License
« Last post by ORtrail on June 24, 2019, 12:02:06 PM »
I don't own a version of the Revolution d100 system, so I can't really comment on that in detail.  The OpenQuest system is closer to a bare bones version of d100, which is not a bad thing.  Start simple and add more detail as desired. 

Almost any version of a d100 system would work though, so it comes down to the other issues, like getting a license. 

The two players I had for my Fringeworthy game at RadCon had NEVER played a Chaosium/Basic Role Playing/d100 game.  They had zero issues understanding percentage chances.  The system gets out of the way and you focus on the adventure instead. 

Homebrew Design & Conversions / Re: Open Gaming License
« Last post by wasahbe on June 24, 2019, 09:05:15 AM »
OK.  Hardwired Hinterland has been out for a month.  Time to get to work on this.

We decided to stick with d100 for our update of the Tri Tac classic system.  Richard preferred it, TT players are used to it.

OpenQuest and Revolution d100 are easiest to license.  Which would you prefer of these two?

If neither, is BRP or Mythras (or something else you like) *really* enough better for us to jump through the extra hoops needed to satisfy Chaosium or The Design Mechanism? 
Hardwired Hinterland / Re: Hardwired Hinterlands 2nd Edition and Left Turns
« Last post by ORtrail on June 24, 2019, 01:22:49 AM »
Nice! Good to see the Tri Tac presence grow on DrivethruRPG. 
Hardwired Hinterland / Hardwired Hinterlands 2nd Edition and Left Turns
« Last post by Enkeli on June 23, 2019, 03:17:12 PM »
The hardback version of HH is available for print on demand now. We also are happy to announce a companion book called Left Turns is also available now in softback version. It is a book of left turn characters and scenarios that could be used to introduce them to your campaigns in The Hinterland.

As always the print on demand books are on our DrivethruRPG shop
Alts and Nodes / Re: Alterate Earth: Frozen Hell
« Last post by ORtrail on June 21, 2019, 12:08:12 AM »
I was thinking The Thing by the third sentence. 
Alts and Nodes / Re: Pocket Stop: Carnivale
« Last post by ORtrail on June 20, 2019, 11:45:24 PM »
Knowing my players, they would never accept a carnivale setting at face value.  Cool idea though. 
Fringeworthy / Re: Notes Along the Fringepath
« Last post by ORtrail on June 20, 2019, 11:39:32 PM »
Nice.  It adds some background depth and give the GM a chance to aid the team if they are in dire circumstances.  They might even half expect to see him in their hour of need. 
Alts and Nodes / Alterate Earth: Frozen Hell
« Last post by rune081624 on June 16, 2019, 12:03:53 AM »
The Ring Portal opens into an Alternate Earth nearly identical to our own, but barely a decade after World War Two.
The location of the portal is Antarctica--almost exactly where Hatsumi Base was established--but the explorers find themselves facing a pair of U.S. army soldiers wearing arctic combat gear and armed with assault rifles, circa 1955. The Ring Portal stands a few hundred yards beyond what appears to be a U.S. Air Force base, and based on both the temperature and position of the sun, winter is fast approaching.
The moment the exploration team steps through the portal, alarms will sound and the soldiers will immediately shoulder their weapons; the IDET team will be ordered to drop their weapons and surrender. Anyone who refuses will be shot.
Assuming the exploration team surrenders, they will be taken to the commanding officer, who will demand to know who they are and where they came from; the Colonel and his staff will assume the IDET Team are extraterrestrials, and are here to invade Earth. Once the members of the team can prove they are human, the Colonel and his staff will reveal that a scientific survey team sent to Antarctica several years ago found the alien artifact as well as the corpse of an alien life form frozen in the ice. The slide show will reveal pictures of a Ring Portal and the frozen body of a Tehrmelern. The creature was found clutching a blue crystal pyramid; if asked, none of the scientists or military will mention that the crystal glowed or did anything out of the ordinary (it can be deduced none of them are Fringeworthy)

Unless anyone asks about the creature, no one will mention that the alien corpse was recently thawed out for study and dissection--something that should frighten and disturb anyone who suspects the body is anything but one of the Tehrmelern. Although the scientists are reluctant to grant them access to the cadaver, should the explorers convince them to open the refrigerated compartment in the morgue, the scientists will discover to their horror that the body is missing! At first there will be accusations of espionage and spying for the Russians as well as other foreign powers (this is the height of the Cold War, after all), but a complete search of the base will reveal no evidence of the missing corpse. Should the explorers suspect the creature was a Mellor, they are correct: more than ten thousand years ago, a Master Mellor staggered out of the portal clutching a crystal key, then promptly went into hibernation in the hope one day it would be found.
That day has come.
The Master Mellor has stolen the shape of one of the biologists sent to study it, and now waits for the opportunity to step through the portal, bring more Mellor to Earth, and begin its reign of terror.
Think John Carpenter's The Thing meets Stargate and that should be the mood of this scenario.
Fringeworthy / Re: Notes Along the Fringepath
« Last post by rune081624 on June 15, 2019, 10:45:29 PM »
Daisuke Packet #144

Film: A dramatic series of nature photographs showing high mountains covered in snow and glacial ice, an erupting landscape of cinder cones spewing smoke and ashes into an overcast sky, and forests of pine trees, scrub oaks, and palm trees on the edge of lakes and rivers with more snow-capped mountains in the distance. Mammoths, mastodons, sable-toothed cats, and other Pleistocene mammals figure prominently in the images, but no signs of human habitation.
Biologists and geologists will conclude this alternate Earth is behind our world in development, about 50,000 to 100,000 years in the past while the Fringe Portal opens in what would be the Los Angeles Basin, near the area of Devil's Canyon Reservoir.

However, one frame near the end of a roll of film shows something very much out of place: planted on the summit of what would be Mount Wilson is a faded flag on a slightly weathered brass pole, bearing the all-too-familiar Union Jack. The final frame shows a nearly boulder, to which is fastened a brass plate bearing the inscription:
Her Majesty's Royal Interdimensional Expeditionary Force, 1889.
Alts and Nodes / Re: Pocket Stop: Carnivale
« Last post by rune081624 on June 15, 2019, 10:20:20 PM »
Of course, there could be a couple of Greater Mellor in hibernation within the maintenance tunnels deep beneath the amusement park, waiting for signs that the pocket stop is active again. While one Mellor remains in its original form, the other proceeds to divide into Lesser Mellor and steal the shapes of animals in the nature preserve, waiting and watching until the Greater Mellor has the opportunity to attack an explorer and steal their shape as well. God help the Fringepaths if the Mellor succeed and the IDET Team have a crystal key in their possession!
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