The Lost Book
Posted 17 March 2009 - 03:35 PM
I cannot remember the title; but I do recall a few details. Basically it was a book filled with various tables and tit-bits of information all centred around the lives of the PC between their adventurers. Using the tables you could discover if the PCs had found any new contacts, maybe been hired by somebody, or stumbled across a cult; or any of a lot of incidents (including rules for PCs getting jobs).
If anybody can recall the book, or anything like it, could they please let me know as I am -very- interested in getting it (even if, just in PDF).
Posted 17 March 2009 - 03:49 PM
Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:08 PM
From what I remember the idea was that for every month the party spent in a [city I think], your players would role on the table to see what happened to their characters during that month.
I remember it containing rules for getting jobs
Getting married and having children
For court hearings and punishment
And for conducting illegal business (with the appropriate risks).
Posted 02 March 2010 - 11:10 PM
Camelot? Or something like that...dunno if that helps, you rolled on a table every winter to see what happens to you.
I'm sort of thinking along certain lines but I know the things I'm thinking of are wrong, but that there's bound to be something similar from around the same period which includes what you're after.
Something like Irilian but not Irilian. Also like the 1st ed DMG, but not the 1st ed DMG. And by pre d20 does that mean Pre Rolemaster? Because d20 is basicaly Rolemaster with d20's instead of percentile as far as task rezolution is involved (and it's got skill points and skill ranks and all derived ability score generic bonuses for anything instead of specific bonuses).
So.... could it have been a Catalyst product? The Catalyst series (from Flying Buffalo) was designed for use with any rules system. Never included "rules" but included whatever you needed for a Gm to grasp the idea and import it into his system of choice. Given the tables I'm suspecting it's not a Catalyst product.
Irilian sounds like the closest thing but since that was spread over six issues of White Dwarf, and only appeared separately in print ain The Best of White Dwarf volume 1 in it's entireity, I suspect it's not Irilian. Irilian was a complete city with detailed inhabitants, an economy, a legal system and all sorts. And an adventure to see you through the articles too. It was written for AD&D 1st edition and very thorough in it's detail.
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