OD&D Grognards discover M&M

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OD&D Grognards discover M&M

Post  Greyharp on Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:19 am

There has been some positive feedback, so I thought some here might enjoy reading this thread:

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Post  seneschal on Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:27 am

Oops! The forum requires you to register and login. You can't just jump to their M&M comments. Sad

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Post  Greyharp on Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:40 am

Ahh sorry about that, it wasn't the case when I joined up there. Here are some of the comments:

Has anyone ever played Mazes & Minotaurs? (From the website) It's "...what the first fantasy roleplaying game could have been if its authors had taken their inspiration from Jason & the Argonauts (yes, the 1963 movie with all the cool Ray Harryhausen monsters) and Homerís Odyssey rather than from Tolkienís The Lord of the Rings or Poul Andersonís Three Hearts & Three Lions. In other words, Mazes & Minotaurs is :

- a nostalgic pastiche of early fantasy roleplaying games

- a tongue-in-cheek tribute to old-school gaming

- a complete and fully playable roleplaying game !"

I haven't played it, but found it enteraining to browse through.

Revised kicks ass. I give this one a big thumbs up.

A lot of good ideas here for stuff you can port into OD&D, and more generally for ways you can port stuff from 3.14159 into OD&D if youžre so inclined. I think it's the best designed game I've read in the last year, probably.

What really impressed me about M&M was that it manages to capture the old school flavor while also being one of the tighest mechanical designs I've seen in ages. And the monster design subsystem is a lot of fun!
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Post  seneschal on Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:46 pm

Yep. I never "got" D&D. The mechanics eluded me although I had played other RPGs such as Classic Traveller and Champions. But a couple read-throughs of M&M and I was able to run a scenario for my kids.

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