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Celebrating 30 Years of Rolemaster
« on: August 06, 2012, 09:30:30 PM »
Gamers have been enjoying the thrill of the critical and the excitement of the open ended result for 30 years…  Throughout the years there have been revisions but regardless, the experience has always remained the same – an exciting taste of realism with grit and excitement that remind you that every battle could be your last.

Rolemaster will be getting an update as a new revision is targeted for beta release shortly, and then once the feedback and adjustments are completed we’ll be moving full speed ahead rolling out a new era, but we don’t want to forget about the past, so we’re asking you to share your experiences with us.

In honor of 30 years, we’ll be running a weekly contest for the next 30 weeks.  This contest will tie in to each of the 5 main books associated with the new unified Rolemaster (Arms Law, Character Law, Spell Law, Creatures Law and Treasures Law).  We’ll spend 5 weeks on each with a winner each week and they will receive 3 products (of their choice) from our existing inventory.  After we’ve gone through all five categories, the fans will select a winner as best in each category.  The winner will receive a hard copy version of their category book, and then finally the fans will pick one overall winner who will receive the full set of Rolemaster hard copy books.

Each week will run from Monday-Sunday and all submittals need to be posted on the ICE forums.  The winner each week will be selected by ICE, but don’t worry if you don’t win the week you submitted, because we will roll forward all submittals until the category has 5 winners.

Our first category is…   Arms Law
We’ve all had some amazing experiences using Rolemaster’s incredible combat system with open ended rolls, lifesaving criticals, and unexpected fumbles. Tell us about one of these memorable experiences and share the thrill. 
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Re: Celebrating 30 Years of Rolemaster
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 07:59:25 PM »
As we watch the replay of the closing ceremony of the London Olympics, we also prepare to close the first selection of an anniversary award winner for Arms Law.

We were not sure what to expect when we started this and I have to say, those are some great stories... but to make it a more balanced playing field we're going to create 5 sub-categories within the Arms Law portion of the contest.

The initial announcement asked you to thrill us, so for the 1st week we'll be awarding the prize to the Greatest Thrill Post.  The winner will be announced tomorrow after ICE has completed review of the submittals so far...

In Week 2, we're looking for how fumbles have impacted your Rolemaster/Spacemaster games.

And a look ahead will focus on:
* Comedic Value - Week 3
* Best Post in a Non-Standard Fantasy Setting (Oriental, Sci-Fi, Modern, etc.) - Week 4
* Open Submittal for Best Post - Week 5

Keep the stories coming... and note that you can submit more than one story.
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Re: Celebrating 30 Years of Rolemaster
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 05:09:46 PM »
What are the plans for Gamemaster Law? Will a new edition eventually be released as part of the New Unified Rolemaster?

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Re: Celebrating 30 Years of Rolemaster
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 08:18:10 PM »
What are the plans for Gamemaster Law? Will a new edition eventually be released as part of the New Unified Rolemaster?


 I think that GM Law is one of the 5 RMU books to be released.
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Re: Celebrating 30 Years of Rolemaster
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 09:10:44 PM »
What are the plans for Gamemaster Law? Will a new edition eventually be released as part of the New Unified Rolemaster?

 I think that GM Law is one of the 5 RMU books to be released.
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It isn't.

Check the original post in this thread: "This contest will tie in to each of the 5 main books associated with the new unified Rolemaster (Arms Law, Character Law, Spell Law, Creatures Law and Treasures Law)."
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Re: Celebrating 30 Years of Rolemaster
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2012, 01:09:01 AM »
What are the plans for Gamemaster Law? Will a new edition eventually be released as part of the New Unified Rolemaster?

 I think that GM Law is one of the 5 RMU books to be released.
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It isn't.

Check the original post in this thread: "This contest will tie in to each of the 5 main books associated with the new unified Rolemaster (Arms Law, Character Law, Spell Law, Creatures Law and Treasures Law)."


 OOP's my bad. I thought there was something above that talked about a GM Law product.
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Re: Celebrating 30 Years of Rolemaster
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 07:55:10 AM »
What are the plans for Gamemaster Law? Will a new edition eventually be released as part of the New Unified Rolemaster?

Yes. It is conceivable that we may have a book on GMing itself and one on world-building (more like Campaign Law). Or we might combine them as was done with RMSS/FRP GM Law.

But there definitely will be at least one book in this territory.

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Re: Celebrating 30 Years of Rolemaster
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 05:50:11 PM »
Hi !

Are there plans for translations into foreign languages, like, huh, French ?

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Re: Celebrating 30 Years of Rolemaster
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 06:03:12 PM »
Krevet,
 Welcome to the ICE Forums.


 Nicholas HM Caldwell will have to answer you question about translations as I do not know. But I did want to welcome to the ICE Forums.
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