October 7th, 2009

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Dragonmeet 2009 Tickets - On Sale Now!

Tickets for the tenth anniversary of Dragonmeet - taking place on Saturday 28th November 2009 in Kensington Town Hall, London UK) - are now available to pre-order.

Advanced tickets offer you savings from buying tickets on the day and also allow you quicker entry to the event.

Tickets are available to be purchased via Paypal and can be ordered at http://tinyurl.com/y9ayget

We look forward to seeing you on the 28th!

Angus Abranson
Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd
Publishers of SLA Industries, Victoriana, Starblazer Adventures, QIN:
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Elric/Stormbringer: Switch to MRQ, yea or nay?

I am completely confident running a Stormbringer game of the Elric!/Stormbringer 4.5/5th edition era. (Just as confident doing so with third edition and even taking a stab at the fourth, but absolutely no interest in doing so any more!)

My problem is that almost no one seems interested.  The last time I scouted for players, they either assumed I was starting up the Mongoose Runequest-based version or playing the old school third/fourth edition version. 

I'm a fan of progress, but not of buying a new system just because it's the latest thing.  Also, I have pretty much every Elric! supplement (except the monographs) and a fair amount of earlier edition stuff, too.  I don't want them to be rendered completely useless.  If nothing else, I don't have time to write up a lot of adventures and would need to at least start with published stuff. 

So I ask you fine folks, is it worth switching over?  And how much of a change will it be? 

Edited to add:  I broke down and bought the new game, more out of curiosity than anything else.  So far, not terribly foreign mechanicswise, though the magic system is completely different (and, I might add, much improved in my opinion!).  I'm not sure how I feel about the dedicated POW and gift/compulsion system for initiates of Chaos, Law, or the Elemental Rulers, but the concept does intrigue me at least.   And I might lift the magic system for Stormbringer.

I wouldn't mind running this game with an intro scenario to make sure I don't screw up too badly at first.

And as I thought, I have had zero takers so far for my proposed Stormbringer game. :(   I half wonder if I'd do better advertising a Chaosium BRP game, then tell the potential players I'm using a specific fantasy setting and spring Stormbringer on them.

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