Post by soaringraven on Sept 7, 2016 10:09:05 GMT -9
Blimey! I'm completely overwhelmed. Thanks a lot to everyone who has voted for our entries and thanks again to Eric for hosting the competition and to everyone who has thrown in for the prizes. Whoa - gonna have a party now!
Congratulations, Soaringraven. Now if we could find a nifty ruleset for running jousts...
Thank you for letting us play. Looking forward to next year
Vermin King, the idea for the Tournament set came from a long-running Harnmaster campaign that featured tourney knights and the tourney circuit in Kaldor. I still have my house rules for this floating around somewhere. I can scrounge these up if you're interested - they won't be much use unless you play Harnmaster. PM me if you want to have them.
If anyone can find an old first-edition set of the 1977 FGU Chivalry and Sorcery rules, there's a simple and brilliant set of jousting rules, which would do soaringraven's lovely entry justice.
Not sure I'd really class C&S in any of its editions as "simple", as I've long found it far too complex to be workable as an RPG, for all its attempted realism. However, don't let that put you off finding out if you like it for yourself!
I found a free PDF downloadable version here, which appears to be a genuine copy of 1st edition C&S, but redrafted to be actually readable. Although there seem to be some questions over its legality, it appears never to have been the subject of any actual legal proceedings, and remains available online in several places. If you're concerned though, it's worth reviewing the Red Book (C&S) Wikipedia page first.
There is also an electronic version of the most recent, 4th, edition available via the OBS sites, as a free download too. It comes in three volumes, although from a quick scan through, I'm not sure the jousting rules have survived as such, but I may simply have missed them. The combat rules are still VERY involved... In the 1st edition PDF rules though, look for "Tournament" on pages 70-74.
Vermin King: Time to vote is running out!
Sept 7, 2023 14:34:23 GMT -9
Vermin King: Best of Show voting is up!
Sept 5, 2023 16:28:25 GMT -9
Vermin King: I had gotten down to less than 1/16 of a mile and not being able to stand for more than 4 minutes without crumbling to the ground, so getting better. Now, I just need to get my folks improving
Sept 5, 2023 9:52:25 GMT -9
Vermin King: My stressful 2023 started in March, 2020, and fortunately, progress is keeping up with the set-backs ... for the most part. I'm still upright and last Monday, I was able to stretch my after-breakfast walk to 3/4 of a mile.
Sept 5, 2023 9:50:41 GMT -9
okumarts: Hey VK, I just got to look at the Shoutbox. I hope things are going ok. Everyone seems to be having a stressful 2023.
Sept 5, 2023 5:47:25 GMT -9
aleks: Cannot imagine what na hurricane will be in first person...finger crossed that Idalia will pass without arm you and your beloved
Aug 31, 2023 5:28:08 GMT -9
Vermin King: ignatious was in the path of Idalia and hasn't been on since before landfall. I know things have got to be chaotic down there, but keep him in your thoughts and prayers
Aug 31, 2023 3:34:24 GMT -9
Vermin King: Well, I am back for now. I will be sitting in tomorrow while Dad has other things he has to do. I will remember to take something to work on
Aug 29, 2023 12:46:03 GMT -9
Vermin King: I should have at least brought a book. Waiting is something I am not good at. I need to be doing something
Aug 29, 2023 8:36:45 GMT -9
Vermin King: And now Mom is in ICU ...
Aug 29, 2023 8:35:46 GMT -9
Vermin King: should have brought those wheels with me...
Aug 29, 2023 7:46:19 GMT -9
Vermin King: Well, Mom has pneumonia in both lungs, so we are just sitting around waiting to hear what the doctors are going to do...
Aug 29, 2023 7:45:44 GMT -9
ignatious: So far looks like we're on the northwest side of it so that's good but Hermine and Michael are still fresh in the mind so I'd rather be ready. I lived on a sailboat as a kid so storm preparedness is kind of just in me.
Aug 28, 2023 9:13:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: ignatious, I almost called you last night to check on your progress. And to see if you were in the path. Stay safe
Aug 28, 2023 6:24:01 GMT -9