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CyrDraconis
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Mazes & Minotaurs - Interest Check

And now for something completely different.
Seven months or so ago, I posted my occasional 'not dead, still reading' note. I still haven't had any luck with a face-to-face tabletop group at any of my FLGS options because of scheduling and other weirdness, so maybe it's time for me to try my hand on the boards again.

What I have in mind is something a little different, kind of easing back into the RPG scene myself, and at the same time throwing out something that a lot of people may not have heard of.

Mazes & Minotaurs is a freebie retro ruleset that the author wrote to essentially ask and answer "what would The First RPG be like if the authors liked the Odyssey and Jason & the Argonauts more than Lord of the Rings and Conan". I think it's a pretty spiffy system, with some oldschool charm and (even built-in) oldschool flaws. The authors have actually put out two 'editions', equivalent to OD&D and AD&D, multiple supplements, and have done a lot of meta-worldbuilding as well - the rules are full of reference to this alternate universe's versions of magazines, controversies, conventions, the works. It's fairly rules-light, at least the 'original' edition, which I think is an asset for a PBP/chat game; and of course free to download.

The sketch plan is (hopefully) a few short, episodic, sort of drop-in-drop-out adventures, initially based around the random generators in the rules. I have some frameworks already rolled up, just need to flesh them out.

Mechanically, I'd want to focus on the Original Edition rules found here, plus its associated Errata first, for an adventure or two before delving into any of the supplements.

Given board traffic, maybe PbP is better than chat for a -game-, but I wouldn't mind doing chat sessions if people are available, or for briefings and character generation and that kind of thing. On the boards, I'd shoot for the 'slow' one post per week required/more if everyone's on the ball standard.

So. With things like this in mind:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPUImyNf64w&list=PLUlxGSeIx8osPzR4J_j8jSueqbGRsQh9M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5uzwh4pLmQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IopYAEDa6uU
Bronze swords, sandals, capricious gods, mythic feats and deeds...anyone game?


Posted on 2016-11-16 at 18:49:12.
Edited on 2016-11-16 at 18:49:35 by CyrDraconis

SirSadaar
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Ooh, a Heroic Age Greek game! I'm very interested in this game. Of course, you'll have to tolerate my lack of experience with OD&D, though, as my experience is mostly on Pathfinder, 4e, and 5e. I may be needing a bit extra help to create my characters stats properly.


Posted on 2016-11-16 at 21:48:53.
Edited on 2016-11-16 at 21:50:01 by SirSadaar

   
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