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Legend by Mongoose Publishing

Tweet I love what Mongoose Publishing does for the RPG hobby. They’ve taken some old, oft-forgotten systems and breathed new life into them, modernizing the rules and supporting them. Legend is in someways the evolution and “genericization” of Mongoose’s revival of the classic (and table-heavy) Runequest, Runequest II. Legend is a setting-less fantasy RPG using a percentile dice based skill system, much like Call of Cthulhu. The skill system is very flexible and includes rules for taking extra time for bonuses, penalties for rush jobs, applying two skills to a situation. The character generation system is both detailed and quick. In some ways, they’ve applied some aspects of the Traveller chargen and applied it here (though it isn’t random). Characteristics (Strength, Constitution, Size, Intelligence, Power, Dexterity, Charisma) ┬ácan either be rolled randomly or purchased … Read entire article »

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Cowboys vs. Xenomorphs — Mongoose Traveller

Cowboys vs. Xenomorphs — Mongoose Traveller

Tweet Mongoose’s modernization of the classic Traveller science fiction RPG is a fine example of a mature gaming system. It has maintained (and in some cases improved upon) some of Marc Miller’s great innovations, like the random and detailed character generation system and a simple but effective skill system. We’ve played a lot of Mongoose Traveller (MGT) over the last year or so, and a few of us have mused that, because of MGT’s high tech level, … Read entire article »

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