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Offline Bruce

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How do you help spread the word?
« on: September 04, 2017, 12:49:18 PM »
I am really excited about the upcoming release of RMU. I am going to try and push this game on a new set of players that will probably include some of my old group.
In the meantime I have been promoting both HARP and RM in a low key way. I belong to several RPG groups on FB and whenever someone asks a question that I think is done better in RM i indicate so. One recently was about alignments and I posted a response that dealt with the personality list from one of the older RM books, I could only find it in the RMFRP character law but I know it is in the 1st ed of RM. I unfortunately do not have a copy of that book so far.
Just recently someone had asked something akin to how to handle high level characters and should encounters get increasingly difficult. Here is my response: "In Rolemaster and HARP it matters not how high level or how powerful you are, any encounter can be deadly. Deaths are more from criticals than from HP loss. So no matter how difficult the encounter one's life is always at risk."

This started me wondering; How are the other fans and members of the Order of the Iron Crown spreading the word?
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Re: How do you help spread the word?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 01:53:21 PM »
I'm hoping to do a bit more to promote it on the ENWorld forums. They have a large audience (for an RPG site).

Several of us also participate in The Rolemaster Blog:
www.rolemasterblog.com

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Re: How do you help spread the word?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 04:23:20 PM »
I started the rolemaster blog, I also blog on http://www.stargazersworld.com which is a general rpg blog but I keep the RM flag flying.

I frequently comment on rpg blogs and I put out a RM fanzine.

My blog has a small Facebook following and stargazers has a pretty big g+ group attached to it.
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Re: How do you help spread the word?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 04:37:25 PM »
I'm hoping to do a bit more to promote it on the ENWorld forums. They have a large audience (for an RPG site).

Several of us also participate in The Rolemaster Blog:
www.rolemasterblog.com
Enworld used to be nothing more than D&D and Pathfinder gamers. But I am finding there are now more gamers that play a variety of games.
I started the rolemaster blog, I also blog on http://www.stargazersworld.com which is a general rpg blog but I keep the RM flag flying.

I frequently comment on rpg blogs and I put out a RM fanzine.

My blog has a small Facebook following and stargazers has a pretty big g+ group attached to it.
You know I have been there in the past but keep forgetting about that blog. It has some interesting stuff every so often.

On that note Facebook has loads of potential converts. But so many of them are so set in their ways that even mentioning a different system closes them up.  The level of people that will listen as opposed to those that will interject what they "think" you are saying is really low. But I still have to try. Facebook has some great potential for finding converts, as long as one can get them to listen.....lol.
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Re: How do you help spread the word?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 01:37:11 AM »
If you want to sidestep to old negative attitudes do not talk about previous versions. Talk about the new upcoming version. The nay sayers have never played it so they have no valid opinion.

You can tease them with how cool it is but not give details because of the NDA.

You could tell them about RMU but then you would have to kill them.
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Re: How do you help spread the word?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 07:20:15 PM »
Sounds like someone should write a Non-Disclosure Critical Table....it is the Rolemaster way......
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Re: How do you help spread the word?
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 09:24:35 PM »
...death of a thousand papercuts...   foe disappears in a cloud of lawyers...  foe is defeated, but details cannot be disclosed...  foe is removed from all documentation and histories, effectively ceasing to exist...  foe is downgraded to 50% hits by an unexpected update...  foe is stunned three rounds by an overlooked rule change... 

Edit: foe dies of a thousand papercuts, but the game designers decide that's overpowered and revise it down to only three dozen papercuts...

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Re: How do you help spread the word?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 03:43:04 PM »
But in beta 1 there were three different kinds of paper cut.
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Re: How do you help spread the word?
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2017, 03:46:19 PM »
As an aside I have just published issue 5 of the fanzine and this is the first version to be a kindle book. If you have kindle unlimited you can read it for free.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/RolemasterBlog-Fanzine-September-2017-Issue-ebook/dp/B075D79LH7

The idea is to get Rolemaster in as many places as possible and to get people reading about it.
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Re: How do you help spread the word?
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2017, 06:53:31 PM »
If you want to sidestep to old negative attitudes do not talk about previous versions. Talk about the new upcoming version. The nay sayers have never played it so they have no valid opinion.

You can tease them with how cool it is but not give details because of the NDA.

You could tell them about RMU but then you would have to kill them.

Doesn't RMU have the personality list? I haven't had the chance to look over the beta books that much so I do not know what they may have added that pertains to motivations and such. That personality list from older RM editions was one of the best things about character creation so I figured it would be in RMU also.
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Re: How do you help spread the word?
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2017, 02:40:25 PM »
We typically have enough people to game with that there's no need for us to go looking for people (although I'm considering seeking out another GM for our groups) so we, unfortunately, don't have natural opportunities to promote RM unless that's our sole purpose for the effort.  As a result my efforts to promote RM (or HARP, Spacemaster, etc) usually come from being in online forums or Facebook groups where I'm more commonly responding to requests for recommendations or busting myths, usually, about Rolemaster.

I've also done some plugging for the new Star Wars RPG (from Fantasy Flight) if they are looking for something simpler.

If you want to sidestep to old negative attitudes do not talk about previous versions. Talk about the new upcoming version. The nay sayers have never played it so they have no valid opinion.

In my experience, they usually haven't played the old versions either.  It's actually rare I find someone that is really panning RM that's actually learned/played it.
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