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Rolemaster / Re: Buying the Martial Arts Companion as pdf?
« Last post by The White Wolf on December 17, 2017, 10:58:35 PM »
I posted this in the lost books thread by mistake.

Here is the most recent update I could find by searching the authors name.

http://www.ironcrown.com/ICEforums/index.php?topic=11282.msg193460;topicseen#msg193460
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Website and Forum Feedback / Re: Website Restored
« Last post by Thom @ ICE on December 17, 2017, 07:22:12 PM »
Thanks - we are addressing the issue.
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Rolemaster / Re: Buying the Martial Arts Companion as pdf?
« Last post by Karthor on December 17, 2017, 04:13:07 AM »
Found a book on a flea market here in Berlin for 5€ last week! So I posses a hardcopy, but still hope there will be a release as official pdf someday. Maybe updated for RMU!?
And EBay? Sorry, don't  trust them anymore! To many bad experience for me So I currently only buy from DriverThru or RpgNow or from publishers!
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Rolemaster / Re: Willpower
« Last post by Hurin on December 16, 2017, 04:29:38 PM »
I think your interpretation of the reason for the Hobbit's resistance is at least debatable. Sam is at one point tempted to become the greatest gardener in Middle Earth. And it sure seems like the folks who made MERP and the old Middle Earth modules gave Hobbits (and Dwarves) just good resistances against Essence magic in general. And given RMU's size rules, i think small creatures like Halflings could use every little boost one can give them.

It is a fair point about the resistance vs. a specific realm though. I think that creatures should only get the resistance vs. the realm if they have a bonus in that realm.
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Rolemaster / Re: Willpower
« Last post by jdale on December 16, 2017, 01:02:24 PM »
Most races get -15, except dwarves (+80) and halflings (+90).
That is the sum of magic RR for each race. Or at least every time I did the math that's what it got me.
This is explicitly stated in RMCI on "5.1 Items with Intelligence and Will".

It's not explained in RMFRP Treasure Law (there's just a table of races each with a modifier) but it appears to be the same. I overlooked that Common Men don't have a listed modifier at all, which corresponds with their racial RR modifiers of +0/+0/+0. It must be coincidence that the other races (aside from dwarves and halflings) all happen to have -15 as their total.

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The actual roll is a RR so that gets level involved as well
Are you sure level should be considered? I always thought the Will mechanic was left unchanged in RMFRP with respect to RM2, and the table was a specific one considering the difference in rolls, not an RR at all.

It seems sensible to me that it's easier to control a green infantryman than a high level knight. RMFRP characters reach their stat potentials around level 5-6 so after that point if it was all stats and racial modifiers, there would be no improvement.

It also seems sensible that a powerful item is harder to master, but I think you could handle that just by giving the item better stats.

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In RMU Treasure Law, same stats, but it's a contest of d100OE+Will, so level is not involved. I don't think there is a racial modifier either. I would add any bonus from the Iron Will talent, although it's not stated.
I always liked the addition of racial magic resistances to the Will of a character, which I think is meant to represent the Halflings resistance to rings. We will surely add it as a house rule to RMU if it's not included in the final version.

A particular halfling was resistant to a particular ring, but I took that more as his lack of avarice; there was nothing it could really tempt him with, except safety, and even that was an obvious illusion. That doesn't really apply to your typical halfling in an RPG, where they tend to be played as thieves since that's what they are best at.

That aside, elves have magic RR penalties but the intent is more that they are close to magic, not that they are weak-willed (that might be better represented by their SD penalty). If the idea is that the willpower contest is inherently magical, which is not unreasonable, should it be the sum of three realms, or just the realm of the item?

In any case, if you want this changed in RMU, please post it in the Treasure Law forum, since I'm not working on that book.
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Shadow World / Re: Random Updates from Terry Amthor
« Last post by Peter R on December 16, 2017, 12:09:29 PM »
Hmm? What does this mean? Got the ICE site back...? Help us ignorant souls understand the import of your words... :o

This website was down for about a week because of domain and hosting issues.
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Rolemaster / Re: Willpower
« Last post by Hurin on December 16, 2017, 10:18:37 AM »
+1 in favour of adding the racial modifiers to RMU.
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Rolemaster / Re: Willpower
« Last post by Voriig Kye on December 16, 2017, 08:21:48 AM »
Most races get -15, except dwarves (+80) and halflings (+90).
That is the sum of magic RR for each race. Or at least every time I did the math that's what it got me.
This is explicitly stated in RMCI on "5.1 Items with Intelligence and Will".

The actual roll is a RR so that gets level involved as well
Are you sure level should be considered? I always thought the Will mechanic was left unchanged in RMFRP with respect to RM2, and the table was a specific one considering the difference in rolls, not an RR at all.

In RMU Treasure Law, same stats, but it's a contest of d100OE+Will, so level is not involved. I don't think there is a racial modifier either. I would add any bonus from the Iron Will talent, although it's not stated.
I always liked the addition of racial magic resistances to the Will of a character, which I think is meant to represent the Halflings resistance to rings. We will surely add it as a house rule to RMU if it's not included in the final version.
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Spacemaster / Re: Space Master New/Unified
« Last post by David Johansen on December 16, 2017, 07:54:28 AM »
That was discussed quite a bit in the design of RMU, back when I was still involved.  I think SMU will go much faster because the system will be all hashed out and it'll be more a matter of filling in the blanks.
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Shadow World / Re: Random Updates from Terry Amthor
« Last post by brandivil on December 16, 2017, 05:54:55 AM »
Hmm? What does this mean? Got the ICE site back...? Help us ignorant souls understand the import of your words... :o
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