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What Ruleset Would You Use with Lankhmar?

AD&D 1st Edition (TSR, 1980-1989)
1
10%
1 on 1 Adventure Game Books (TSR, 1986)
0
No votes
AD&D 2nd Edition (TSR, 1989-2006)
3
30%
RuneQuest (Mongoose, 2006-2009)
0
No votes
Savage Worlds: Lankhmar (PEG, 2015-)
2
20%
DCC RPG (Goodman Games, 2015-)
0
No votes
Other (Please post and specify in thread below)
4
40%
 
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What Ruleset?

Post by Havard » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:30 pm

How many Rulesets and editions are available for Lanhmar? Which one would you use and why?


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Re: What Ruleset?

Post by lostanddamned » Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:03 pm

I know that TSR did one book for AD&D 1st edition and then later updated it for 2nd ed and then released several books and modules, I own hard copy's of most of the series.
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Re: What Ruleset?

Post by Havard » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:12 pm

Thanks Lostanddamned! :)

These are the rulesets I have seen so far:
(Links to relevant Piazza threads)


Have I missed any? Which one would you use for a Lankhmar game?

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Re: What Ruleset?

Post by rabindranath72 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:38 am

I own all of them up to the RuneQuest versions, and I'd say the latter is the best of the bunch; the "Lankhmar Unleashed" book in particular, which is a partial re-write for Mongoose RuneQuest II (I say partial, because it was written before the MRQ II were finalised, with the results that it's not fully MRQ II compatible). This said, the way in which the setting is described, and the handling of sorcery, are top notch.

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Re: What Ruleset?

Post by Havard » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:22 pm

I've added a poll to this thread :)

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Re: What Ruleset?

Post by Big Mac » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:19 pm

Havard wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:22 pm
I've added a poll to this thread :)
I voted Other, as I would want to use 3e D&D, if I ran a game in Lankhmarspace. :)
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Re: What Ruleset?

Post by Angel Tarragon » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:11 pm

If I were to run Lankhmar I'd do it with PF1E. It is the system I am the most familiar with and at this point have little desire to learn a new system for the sake of running games.

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Re: What Ruleset?

Post by Morfie » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:36 am

Other - BECMI/RC.

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Re: What Ruleset?

Post by agathokles » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:50 am

Lankhmar IMO needs an older, nostalgic ruleset with limited access to magic. Personally, I may be tempted to use Rolemaster, with no PC using caster classes, but allowing non-caster classes the limited access to spells provided in Spell Law. Alternately, one could easily use AD&D (allowing very limited dual classing for characters like the Mouser, who have a couple levels in Wizard or Bard.
If going d20, I'd rather use, say, Conan, than plain D&D.

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