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Author Topic: The Dragonwright Campaign  (Read 1492 times)

ZetaRidley

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The Dragonwright Campaign
« on: January 13, 2021, 12:22:11 AM »
So like many of you I'm sure, my first exposure as a kid to TTRPGs was through Palladium, and by extension a lot of Wujcik's work and writing. I remember being 12 in 2003 and just getting into the hobby, and reading "Thinking Big" and "The Name Giver" and just being so invigorated and ready to go out and play some games.

I guess that leads to the post. He mentioned a campaign he called "Dragonwright" in his "Thinking Big" piece. Do we have those notes somewhere, is there some place you read read about that game? It just popped into my head as I was doing some session prep, and I've been curious ever since I read those little snippets he had about it in his game design pieces.

Thanks in advance.

LarsonGates

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Re: The Dragonwright Campaign
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 07:29:48 PM »
The "Cult of the Dragonwright" and various elements relating to it are a major element in the Coalition War for Rifts along with Altantis. It also features significantly in "The Rifter" - Palladium's house rag.

ZetaRidley

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Re: The Dragonwright Campaign
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 07:42:17 PM »
Yeah, aware of that. I know it sprung out of Wujcik's games, just wondering what the details were for that campaign.

finarvyn

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Re: The Dragonwright Campaign
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2021, 06:43:42 AM »
So like many of you I'm sure, my first exposure as a kid to TTRPGs was through Palladium, and by extension a lot of Wujcik's work and writing. I remember being 12 in 2003 and just getting into the hobby, and reading "Thinking Big" and "The Name Giver" and just being so invigorated and ready to go out and play some games.
So, I'm a person who never read The Rifter and thus haven't seen those articles. (My plan is to track them down ASAP.)

My question is: other than the two articles you mentioned, did Erick write other material for the Rifter? Is there an index somewhere to find out?
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LarsonGates

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Re: The Dragonwright Campaign
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2021, 06:48:13 AM »
He wrote, or co-wrote a number of books for Rifts for Palladium, without going through my collection, I can't remember which ones off the top of my head. I'd also have to go through my Rifters in the same vein, but I stopped buying them after about No15 or so.

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Re: The Dragonwright Campaign
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2021, 01:20:51 AM »
I unfortunately never got into rifts or any other non-TSR games. It was tough getting people to risk the money and time to buy a new system. This was unfortunate because I never really dug D&D or Top Secret, but they were the only game in town. Later on, my brother got into rifts, but by then, I was swamped in Uni and didn't have time to read more than a summary of the game.

tl;dr didn't know about Wuj until Amber came out and then heard about his MTNT game design.