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by aethelulf22
Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Troll@Trolllord.com too full...I can't send an email!
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Hey. Sorry to pester you when you have other things on your mind...like hurricanes! I'll wait until things get back to normal for you guys. Hope no serious damage has been done!
by aethelulf22
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Troll@Trolllord.com too full...I can't send an email!
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Hi. I'm actually in the UK so I'd rather not...at least not unless there is no other option and I get a cheap international phone card.
by aethelulf22
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Troll@Trolllord.com too full...I can't send an email!
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Troll@Trolllord.com too full...I can't send an email!

I'm trying to send an email chasing a couple of orders but I keep getting a message stating that: User mailbox exceeds allowed size: troll@trolllord.com.

I can't see any other email addresses to send it to. Help!

Cheers
by aethelulf22
Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 10,000 B.C...
Replies: 24
Views: 1302

<t>Conan the main guy is not, I'm afraid...far too conccerned with the welfare of others and no killer instinct. So although the movie has RE Howard elements the characters don't...and it would have been so much better if they did. I wouldn't recommend buying it before you see it...although I enjoye...
by aethelulf22
Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 10,000 B.C...
Replies: 24
Views: 1302

<t>Ok...just seen it. It was alright....not brilliant...but certainly entertaining in a Sat afternoon sort of way. <br/> <br/> Definitely pulp...a touch of RE Howard in there with its suggestions of lost Atlantis and ancient but decaying and decadent civilizations contrasted with the simplicity of t...
by aethelulf22
Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Favorite non-D&Desque RPG?
Replies: 47
Views: 11525

Hollow Earth Expedition...the best pulp setting around....shooting n*z*s has never been so much fun! Plus amazing artwork and a gm screen that is not only a work of art but is bullet-proof at the same time!!
by aethelulf22
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 10,000 B.C...
Replies: 24
Views: 1302

<t>I haven't seen it yet but I get the impression that whether you like it has a lot to do with expectation....those who approach it as a pulp film or Edgar Rice Burroughs sort of story seem to like it but those who expect it to have any historical truth to it...well, forget it. Despite being a hist...
by aethelulf22
Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Player's Haven
Topic: Any plans to release AGJ as a pdf?
Replies: 13
Views: 5551

So now I've got my grubby mits on the AGJ#1 pdf...how about a pdf subscription?
by aethelulf22
Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Player's Haven
Topic: AGJ #1, Southern Reaches Maps now available in PDF!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 5989

Now I've had a chance to look through in more detail....wow! What a fantastic magazine! The quality in both content and layout is outstanding! Can't wait for more!
by aethelulf22
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Player's Haven
Topic: AGJ #1, Southern Reaches Maps now available in PDF!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 5989

Great stuff! Cheers.
by aethelulf22
Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Any thoughts on OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord?
Replies: 130
Views: 26741

Coleston the Cavalier wrote: ON TOPIC I can see no reason for this thread to continue. Everyone seems to have said their what's on their hearts. Please move on. All that going to happen here is that a bunch of people that I like may end up at each others throats. Yeah. I totally agree! I think both...
by aethelulf22
Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Any thoughts on OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord?
Replies: 130
Views: 26741

maasenstodt wrote: Yet, I really don't care about this "major force in gaming" notion. It's never really entered my mind and, at least for most of the fans I communicate with on various forums, it doesn't seem relevant for many others either. What is relevant is that these efforts are strengthening...
by aethelulf22
Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Semi-rhetorical question: Why are there so many RPG systems?
Replies: 22
Views: 912

Galadrin wrote: To be brutally honest, relative to any other form of gaming, there is basically NEVER any money in roleplaying games. Most every RPG only breaks even. That is why they have a staff of only a dozen or less. There is the occasional exception (WotC probably does all right), but even su...
by aethelulf22
Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Any thoughts on OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord?
Replies: 130
Views: 26741

adaen wrote: With regard to rules light games. To me it is quite clear that AD&D is not a rules light system (I'd say it is rules moderate). I think the appeal to many of AD&D is based around where its rules are focused (and where they are not). Agreed. Which is why my re-discovery of Basic/Expert/...
by aethelulf22
Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Any thoughts on OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord?
Replies: 130
Views: 26741

<t>Logic doesn't always play a part in an individuals reason for buying something. Personal taste, nostalgia, desire for simplicity, adding to a collection, great cover, nice layout, whim...all play a part to varying degrees. Luckily there is enough room in in the world of RPGs for lots of variety a...
by aethelulf22
Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Semi-rhetorical question: Why are there so many RPG systems?
Replies: 22
Views: 912

<t>I guess back in the 80s and 90s it was impossible for creative fans to self produce quality stuff...the adventure or setting or ruleset they wrote might be brilliant but if it's written on notepaper or at best typed up...well, they needed a publisher or RPG company to accept and print it...and I'...
by aethelulf22
Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Creatures Features : news and a PDF preview (updated)
Replies: 26
Views: 216

Wow. Just seen this. Great stuff! Can't wait to see the finished product.
by aethelulf22
Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Any thoughts on OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord?
Replies: 130
Views: 26741

gideon_thorne wrote: The trouble is, even with developing a core book thats 'close enough' (if you can find a common definition of what that is?) there is no market for it. Sure, folks can make a few dollars a year, but its not a sustainable model for a real business. Its devolved into a 'cottage' ...
by aethelulf22
Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Any thoughts on OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord?
Replies: 130
Views: 26741

<t>I must say I started this thread in all innocence having no knowledge of the history involved and assuming that fans of C&C would likely be fans of other (again I'm almost scared to say it now) old school style games and vice versa. Well...my eyes have well and truly been opened....and I wish...
by aethelulf22
Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Any thoughts on OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord?
Replies: 130
Views: 26741

<t>I really am sorry I asked. It is such a shame that people who should be sharing their passion and using their energies to promote this style of gaming instead get all territorial and partisan....caught up in petty squabbles rather than striving for the ideal or the 'greater good'.<br/> <br/> Fort...
by aethelulf22
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Any thoughts on OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord?
Replies: 130
Views: 26741

<t>Wow. I'm sorry I asked...I was kind of expecting a different response...more all in it together. I'm sure glad I wasn't around around to see the blood and guts that seem to have been strewn over a less than glorious battlefield...and I hope that the hordes of newcomers and long lost exiles to old...
by aethelulf22
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Any thoughts on OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord?
Replies: 130
Views: 26741

Fiffergrund wrote: I wouldn't say the fan base is united, by any means. Hmmm. I'm beginning to see what you mean. Shame...I still believe that anything which brings people back to old school gaming is a good thing and I would have thought that some sort of unity/community spirit/mutual support betw...
by aethelulf22
Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Any thoughts on OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord?
Replies: 130
Views: 26741

Matthew wrote: I consider Labyrinth Lord and OSRIC to be the best things to have happened to Dungeons & Dragons in a long time... ...In general, I view Castles & Crusades, OSRIC, Labyrinth Lord and Basic Fantasy to be virtually interchangable parts of the same very entertaining puzzle. sieg wrote: ...
by aethelulf22
Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Player's Haven
Topic: Any plans to release AGJ as a pdf?
Replies: 13
Views: 5551

gideon_thorne wrote:
One word. Piracy.

Fair point but then on the other hand potential buyers (esp outside the US) are being lost...isn't it better to suffer the odd unscrupulous bast*** and spread the word?
by aethelulf22
Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: A game system designed just for kids....
Replies: 16
Views: 4606

<t>Basic D&D or one of the updated versions like Labyrinth Lord or BFRpg...simple rules leaving lots of room for creativity on the part of both player and GM. Worked for me as a kid way back when and it's how I plan to introduce my son to this wonderful world. I think it's also a wonderful intro...
by aethelulf22
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Any thoughts on OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord?
Replies: 130
Views: 26741

Any thoughts on OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord?

<t>Just wondered what peoples thoughts were on some of the retro-clone games coming out. I, for one, am a newly converted fan of Labyrinth Lord...a tidying up of Basic/Expert D&D. I'd forgotten how much fun it is and with the excellent layout and very cool (alternative) cover art...well, I'd rec...
by aethelulf22
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Player's Haven
Topic: Any plans to release AGJ as a pdf?
Replies: 13
Views: 5551

<t>Those Klingon cloaking devices are good but kinda creepy...<br/> Thanks for the swift responses. I'm not sure why you wouldn't want to sell them as pdfs...of course, I would rather have the print version but you can't get it locally in the UK (unlike Crusader magazine which I buy from Leisure Gam...
by aethelulf22
Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Player's Haven
Topic: Any plans to release AGJ as a pdf?
Replies: 13
Views: 5551

Any plans to release AGJ as a pdf?

Hi. Not sure if this has been asked before but are there any plans to release AGJ as a pdf? This would be esp good for us European fans... I'd happily pay up to the print price to avoid the $8 shipping fee.
by aethelulf22
Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Are we geeks?
Replies: 23
Views: 961

<t>The world is divided into geeks and non-geeks but there are many more geeks than non-geeks. <br/> <br/> Geeks are people who are really passionate about something...anything...whether it is RPGs, trainspotting, birdwatching, football, cars, marine biology, trees, cooking...the list is as long as ...
by aethelulf22
Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Would you buy it?
Replies: 48
Views: 2136

No to all of the above. Overkill the same as Wizards. I could be interested in an 'Unearthed Arcana' type book (or PHB2/DMG2 type book) of optional variant/additional rules otherwise I'm only really looking for Campaign Setting (Aihrde/Zagyg) books and adventures.