Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Clones Clones Clones

I was just reading this post by +Erik Tenkar http://www.tenkarstavern.com/2014/04/all-this-talk-of-podcasts-got-me.html Regarding the need for more podcasts about Retro Clones.  This post got me to thinking that I may start reviewing some Clones on this blog, just for my own sake.  To do a podcast, you would need a few people on the show with a tremendous amount of experience about Retro Clones & RPG's in general.  However I can still do some reviews of the ones that I've read and played on here.  I have just downloaded a free Star Wars game called Star Wars Galatic something, (name escapes me) and I am quite interested in running thru the Mazes & Minotaurs stuff, atleast from a read thru standpoint.  That being said I think I will start with Blueholme, as it was first the clone I picked up and quite liked it.  Although I've been dabling in a whole bunch of clones, that one stands out.  I've been writing adventures for Labyrinth Lord, Playing Basic Fantasy and reading thru S&W & Mutant Future.


3 comments:

  1. One that I keep hearing about in SoD is Future Crawl Classic that seems very interesting.

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  2. I'd be very interested in that as well and understanding how the different clones differ from each other. Maybe there is already a clone out there that does exactly what our house rules manipulate.

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  3. Yah I think its a good idea as well John. the tirck would be to really go thru each and figure out all the subtleties, and of course be very knowledgeable about the original versions. For example comparing Blueholme to holmes rules, I know they are quite similar and most of the rules are quite similar. Highest dex attacks first. all d6 damage. Its something to think about that's for sure.

    Joshua - I'll have to check it out. what is SoD? I'm wondering if Future Crawl Classic has anything to do with DCC?
    http://peoplethemwithmonsters.blogspot.ca/2013/02/gamma-rift-critical-future-crawl.html

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