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Some photos from last night's Savage Worlds 50 Fathoms game run by +Jeff Messina :-)
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Latest episode of my Savage Worlds Star Wars game. Am working on a new set of rules and maps and tools for running Star Wars, let me know if anyone wants to join in the Beta. Tutorial on doing a crawl like this is at http://www.icreatemagazine.com/tips/how-to-add-star-wars-style-titles-to-your-imovie-project/.
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ATX but I'm looking to hit a few cons up your way. 
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Played 'Ticket to Ride' and 'Mice & Mystics' for the first time tonight -- both really fun games :-)
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Those are both solid games for sure. 
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Anyone know how long Cubicle 7's license to make The One Ring lasts? Or how expansive the license is in terms of what types of products they can produce? I am interested in running games in other eras and regions outside the tight focus of products which have been produced so far. Wondering if I wait long enough if I'll see products for Gondor, Arnor, 4th Age, etc., like we had in the MERP days. 

On this note, one person said on RPG.net: " It's clear from seeing how Decipher and Cubicle 7 have been batted around like cat toys by the suits at Middle-Earth Enterprises that no one is ever going to be able to produce as vast and comprehensive a body of work as MERP again. Licenses these days seem to be short-terms filled with nickle & dime restrictions (notice how TOR referred to tower at Celduin as having been built by "the Men of the South" rather than "Gondor," or the way the monsters in The Marsh Bell didn't have their proper names?), followed by renegotiation where the rightsholder asks for so much more money that renewal would amount to indentured servitude. I hope C7 can whether the storm when it's their turn.

MERP wasn't perfect, but it was the #2 selling game for years and years on the strength of imaginative (though not always successful) supplements that would take Tolkien's half-thought-out ideas (like the Kin-Strife, or the Arnor-Angmar war) and ran with them. We will not see its like again." http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?713256-MERP-vs-The-One-Ring-which-would-you-use/page13
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Lorien is on its way too, so I bet we'll see Gondor and Ithilien especially since Men of Bree is on their schedule too. The system doesn't have to restrict you to just published material, a little elbow grease and I be you'd have a workable setting of your choosing. 
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I put together a tutorial with templates to create your own mega-awesome Traveller Referee Binder

http://swshinn.com/traveller-rpg/classic-traveller-binder/
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Stan, you are the Martha Stewart of RPG's. I can lose myself for hours in your posts and pictures.
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That's great stuff!
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Cool mockup maps I'm working on for a Middle-Earth hex-crawl, sandbox campaign in the works. Lot's of high-res images so be patient! :-)

http://swshinn.com/middle-earth/hex-mapping-middle-earth/
Author's note: this page has a lot of high-res images. Be patient as they load. Don't forgot to scroll down to see all the images and comments! I'm doing some long term planning about an epic, multi-year Middle Earth RPG campaign. One key element my game group guys want is Kingdom building rules ...
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Oh wow Stan that is coming along gorgeously!
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Only 10 views away from 2 Million views of my G+ posts! Will hit that tonight I think :-)
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Awesome!
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I'll be getting into some Tolkien RPG games soon and am looking for a fantasy line of 15mm minis that has orcs, elves, dwarves, and ideally halflings and trolls. Anyone know of good manufacturers for such minis?
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Splintered light should have all you need.
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Photos from our Savage Worlds Star Wars game last night. We play once a month. It's a sandbox style game using Apocalypse World style 'Fronts'. I had some notes on where I thought the game might go but players took off in another direction, so the entire game ended up as improv based on player backgrounds and dangers from Fronts.
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Gotcha! Thanks.
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I put together a tutorial with templates to create your own mega-awesome Traveller Referee Binder

http://swshinn.com/traveller-rpg/classic-traveller-binder/
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Nice job. I like how clean it makes things.
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I put together a tutorial with templates to create your own mega-awesome Classic Traveller binder

http://swshinn.com/traveller-rpg/classic-traveller-binder/
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