I moved to a new server and seem to be having some posting issues. This is a test post to see if I have fixed the problem.
I’ve been in contact with various members of the computer and role-playing game industries over the past few years and with some before that and it’s become my opinion that for the most part they are real jerks. They mostly seem to suffer from Comic Book Guy syndrome.
Noted for doing things like but not limited to:
- not responding to my email or phone calls
- being sarcastic in socially inept ways
- acting like I am a complete moron
- treating me as a second class citizen
- shutting down discussions or groups with no explanation
- being almost indifferent toward me when they do bother to respond
- being ungracious with offers I have proposed
- acting interested in what I have to say and then not following up at all even with gentle encouragement
- being self-centered to the point of exclusion
- generally acting in a rude or anti-social manner
I have found only a few exceptions over the years to this behavior, among them: Steve Perrin, Loyd Blankenship, Jason Durall and Fergie at Chaosium. All the other RPG writers, game developers and publishers, including some at Chaosium, Mongoose Publishing, Steve Jackson Games, Epic, and Blizzard have just been rude.
Because of this I am serious thinking about giving up even the idea of playing or running another game. I definitely won’t be playing and MMOs any time soon. The only thing that might remotely encourage me is if the group of people I used to play with were to get back together – but this is extremely unlikely given that some of them have moved to Connecticut.
Well hell. I’m more pissed about the industry people than anything else.
Presented here are two new domains for clerics in the d0 system. These domains add the ideas of city and state deities and flesh them out with domain powers and spells. City and state deities were historically common and are often missing from d20 campaign settings.
MetaMythos the home of RPG campaign design and world building for RuneQuest, Basic Roleplaying and d20 Dungeons and Dragons as well as a brand new collaborative campaign world, a complex fantasy role playing game setting for games like Basic Roleplaying, RuneQuest, GURPS, FUDGE and d20 Dungeons and Dragons. The new collaborative campaign world includes maps and general descriptions of the world as well as specific easily usable locales. The previous campaign world known as Keshyré is also presented for general use. MetaMythos also hosts resources dedicated to the art of world building and design for fantasy RPGs with such topics as maps and map making, religions in fantasy role playing games, magic in RPGs, and cultural sources. We also provide online editions of free or open source versions of the d20 system reference document, the RuneQuest SRD, and others, such as Basic Role-Playing, will be provided if available.
Previously three separate sites they are being united in the common cause of furthering interest, creativity, flexibility and cross-pollination in role playing games.
The goals of MetaMythos is to create an Open Source RPG system compatible with RuneQuest III and also to create a collaborative fantasy world that is usable among all three systems presented here as well as comprehensive mythological references for creation of intriguing and compelling game world backgrounds and mythologies and to provide methods, techniques, discussions and tools for RPG campaign and world design.