No, I'm not talking about a breakfast cereal or snack chips. I'm talking about Rolemaster Unified.
I downloaded the playtest PDFs of Character Law, and Spell Law, and so far I like what I'm reading. RMU is not nearly as crunchy as RMSS ( Rolemaster Standard System. ), and is looking to be very playable.
I've been participating in the Official ICE Forums, and discussing the new version of Rolemaster in the playtest forums. It's been interesting, and fun for the most part.
I'm hoping things don't get changed too much. There's a lot of different ideas being put forth in the playtest forums, and some I don't like at all. No levels?!?!? Anyway, it's still early in the process, and I'm looking forward to seeing the final versions. The Arms Law PDF hasn't been released yet, I guess it's still in beta playtesting.
One cool thing is that I managed to get the spreadsheet to work. All I had to do was load it into OpenOffice, but now they have versions for both Excel and OpenOffice! Man, does this make chargen easy in RM! It's still being designed, but once it's finished it's going to be wonderous. The trick is formating it, so a print out doesn't look too "junky". I've been trying to work on that, but I've had very little success.
Anyway, I alway had a great time playing and running Rolemaster. Hopefully, RMU will be good, if not a great game.
I'm also working on a spreadsheet for GURPS 4E. My spreadsheet design skills are poor at best, and I've got a long way to go. I know Steve Jackson Games has a program to do that, but I'm cheap. Maybe I'll get it in the future, but for now, a spreadsheet will work just fine.
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