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« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2015, 07:02:04 pm »
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I'm pretty sure it was Studio 2's booth.  My memory is telling me it was right next to a shelf with a bunch of AD 2300 books.


That would be correct. Studio 2 handles all that stuff.

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« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2017, 05:58:05 pm »
If I may ask for an author's opinion?

I've been invited to run some role-playing games at the local FLGS for an event that they are doing, and I'd like to run a game set in XVIII Dynasty Egypt. Would you think that AoI - which I really enjoy, by the way - could be used for this? I'm aware of the cultural differences, of course, but what I'd be interested in would be your thoughts on the game and how it'd fit with the setting.

Thanks!

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« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2017, 02:16:52 am »
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If I may ask for an author's opinion?

I've been invited to run some role-playing games at the local FLGS for an event that they are doing, and I'd like to run a game set in XVIII Dynasty Egypt. Would you think that AoI - which I really enjoy, by the way - could be used for this? I'm aware of the cultural differences, of course, but what I'd be interested in would be your thoughts on the game and how it'd fit with the setting.

Thanks!

Sorry it took me so long to spot this.  I think that, absent a historical/mythical-authentic Egyptian OSR setting, there's certain respects in which Arrows of Indra could do the job. But mind you, if you were going for a historical perspective, there's a whole bunch of stuff that would need changing. Certainly a lot of the magic.
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« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2017, 04:07:08 am »
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Sorry it took me so long to spot this.  I think that, absent a historical/mythical-authentic Egyptian OSR setting, there's certain respects in which Arrows of Indra could do the job. But mind you, if you were going for a historical perspective, there's a whole bunch of stuff that would need changing. Certainly a lot of the magic.

Not a problem; thank you for your time!

Agreed; the details of the magic would have to change, but I think that the basic core mechanics would work fine. I'm not too worried about strict historical realism; I'm looking to get more of the way that the Egyptians viewed their world, and magic was a very powerful part of that. I'll see what develops, and get back to you... :)

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« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2017, 02:57:38 pm »
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Not a problem; thank you for your time!

Agreed; the details of the magic would have to change, but I think that the basic core mechanics would work fine. I'm not too worried about strict historical realism; I'm looking to get more of the way that the Egyptians viewed their world, and magic was a very powerful part of that. I'll see what develops, and get back to you... :)

I'd really look forward to hearing about this!
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« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2017, 03:39:08 pm »
Oh, me too!  MWA ha ha ha ha...
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« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2017, 08:27:57 am »
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I'd really look forward to hearing about this!

I'll keep you posted. I really like AoI; it has a very 'old gaming' feel - I am not overly fond of some of the pontifications that have been made by the scions of the OSR about How The Game Was Really Played Back In The Day, but AoI really does have that 1970s / 1980s feel, back when the world was young. Yes, much better game mechanics, but the same vibe as when we sat down out at Phil's all those years ago.

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« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2017, 08:36:50 am »
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Oh, me too!  MWA ha ha ha ha...

I'll keep you posted. I am not expecting a very good turn-out, frankly. The DLA Day got maybe a dozen people as walk-ins; we got that many later on for the big D&D game, as there's a pretty big group that plays there. I am hoping to have a couple of folks, and - as usual - I'm salting the table with some shills; usual 'Chirine Goes To The Trade Show' drill, actually. It's also on Third Saturday, so maybe  I'll get a little traffic from The Old Crowd. We'll see.

Heck, my General, if the Missus gets her settlement from her parents' estate - they are in their nineties, and settling everything now - I'd pay you to show up for the weekend just for the pandemonium factor. Of course, I'd never tell anybody who you were - funnier that way... :)

(Was it Merowald and Polidor who did the two bath-towels stapled together prank?)

They got any car rental places out your way? How's your best innocent look? Ya know, this has potential - at least I would not be bored out of my skull...

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« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2017, 04:03:32 pm »
Well, if THAT's the way the wind is blowing, should I try to roust out Olav and David T.?
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« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2017, 04:59:54 pm »
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Well, if THAT's the way the wind is blowing, should I try to roust out Olav and David T.?

Yes!!! Yes!!! Just think of it!!! The old CSA crowd rides again, showing people what gaming was like hereabouts back in Ye Olden Dayes. People will swoon.

Pundit would love it, I suspect.