I’ve put together a simple maze crawl that should help a GM new to Fantasy Grounds Classic or Fantasy Grounds Unity learn how to run Rolemaster Classic on it. It is designed to be played solo with multiple characters (12 level 5 pregens are provided) but with a bit of tweaking could be played with some friends too/instead. I’ve put together a getting started guide to, well, get you started! The link to the module and guide is below. Cheers!
The last episode of Rolemaster was made public recently. It will be good to have my evenings back to work on other things! Currently that is a GM trainer mini adventure set in a maze for Rolemaster on Fantasy Grounds. After that I hope to help the Imaginary Turtles with their RMU campaign source book. I also want to transfer the RPG Encounter Companion to Unity for a nice face lift, remove some of the network features Unity can’t do and then add a little more content.
Just a quick note to say we’ve now finished our how-to series. There are 15 episodes that should help you get up to speed with using Rolemaster Classic on Fantasy Grounds. Hope they help you.
Over the past six weeks, I’ve created a series of videos that explore some of the functions of Fantasy Grounds Classic when using the newly updated Rolemaster Classic ruleset. There are four more to come, including an “Advanced Combat” one next week but I thought it was time to post the link to the YouTube playlist as there are now 10 to choose from. Enjoy!
Our Rolemaster actual play series on Fantasy Grounds continues this week. As you can tell from the title, the previous fight did not go well!
As usual, it is also in podcast format
I’ll post soon about the how to play Rolemaster on Fantasy Grounds videos a few days as I have now created 7 of those.
Our Adventures in Middle-Earth actual play continues with the fellowship trudging up to their knees in the Gladden Fields looking for news of an evil fortress, the Dwimmerhorn.
As always, we have this in audio only format too in case you need to listen on the move.
In our Rolemaster Classic actual play on Fantasy Grounds we encountered the famed weapon fumble, “Stumble over an unseen imaginary deceased turtle…” I love Rolemaster so much!
Catch the episode here where things do not go well. Not well at all!
Don’t forget you can also catch this in podcast (audio only) format if you are on the move and need your eyes for other things!
I’m also doing a how-to guide for Rolemaster Classic using the excellent updated Fantasy Grounds Classic by committed fan and clever bloke, Dakadin. I’ll post the links here soon.
I should post here first but I always forget to let you know about the actual plays we release. Currently, we release one weekly, alternating between Rolemaster and Adventures in Middle-Earth.
Both are played using the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop (VTT) software. The AiME one follows Tales From The Wilderland and the Rolemaster Classic campaign is based on the 1989 Shadow World adventure, Demons of the Burning Night. It’s just a bunch of middle aged blokes blundering their way through things so don’t expect anything too serious!
One of the players also streams it live most Fridays at 19.30ish UTC:
In these times of lockdown, maybe these might help pass the time?
Stay safe and be well.
The RPG Encounter Companion breached over 2000 installations last month! Looking at my app vitals there sure are a lot of active users now! Hope you’re enjoying the app!
The software used to develop the RPG Encounter Companion is to be made open source in the next few months which makes it all the more important to migrate it across to Unity.
Looking more into Unity, it looks like sending requests via the internet the way it is done currently for submissions and bugs is not possible. They are in between network APIs which means, if I move it across, those features will have to go. I’ll still offer an email address to be used for submissions/problems but it is a bit of a step backwards in ease of use of the app. On the upside, the look of the screens will be much sleeker thanks to way Unity handles that!
The Actual Play podcast ( https://wolfshield.podbean.com/ ) for both Rolemaster and Adventures in Middle-Earth gain more listeners every month. Imagine sitting down to a tabletop session and 20-30 people filed in to observe you and your friends play! Exciting and scary to think about!
It’s also on YouTube though that is not as popular, probably because there aren’t many visuals other than the Fantasy Grounds client!
Well, that’s it for a bit!