Game links

In here we'll try and post as much information about the games discussed - where to purchase (if we've peaked your interest) and the specific mechanics we reviewed.

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1.

Character Generation

Call of Cthulhu/BRP

Chaosium Inc

https://www.chaosium.com/call-of-cthulhu-rpg/

2.

Social Resolution and Contact

The One Ring

new publishers - Fria Ligan

https://freeleaguepublishing.com/en/

3.

Magic system

Maelstrom

Arion Games

http://arion-games.com/

4.

Initiative system

Conan 2d20 (2d20 system)

Modiphius Entertainment

https://www.modiphius.com/conan.html

5.

Characteristics

Vampire (of) The Masquerade

Modiphius Enterainment

https://www.modiphius.net/collections/vampire-the-masquerade

6.

Investigation

The Gumshoe System

Pelgrane Press

https://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/gumshoe/

7.

Combat system

MERP

ICE -https://ironcrown.com/

Out of license (check Ebay)

8.

Resource Management

Call of Cthulhu

https://www.chaosium.com/call-of-cthulhu-rpg/

9.

Hit Points

Conan 2D20 system

https://www.modiphius.com/conan.html

10.

Failing Forward

No! Never!

We eschewed the chance to include in the game!

11

Monsters

Courtesy of Dragon Warriors with the evocative nature of the antagonists!

https://serpentking.com/?page_id=153

12

Fate/Luck Points

We decided to go with Angel the RPGs use of Drama points - to take the plot forward in a dramatic fashion!

https://www.edenstudios.net/angelrpg.html

13

Setting

We went with Over the Wall for the ingenious way it allows an open ended, immersive and completely novel setting for each game - encouraging creativity as a group. Ralph Lovegrove of Fictoplasm fame suggesting.

https://www.flatlandgames.com/btw/

14

GM Advice

Paul Fricker wanted us to adopt "The Lazy Dungeon Master" and of course after much pointless debate and chicanery we agreed!

https://slyflourish.com/lazydm/

15

Scenario

So the starter set scenario will be from the pen of Mr Hanrahan: https://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/make-your-own-luck/

And is free to download!

16

PC Development and advancement

We decided to follow the Liminal  system of learning through "failing" Liminal is here: https://www.modiphius.net/collections/liminal