RPGuru92
 member, 133 posts
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 04:06
Labyrinth Lord Sandbox HACK?
I am an ancient role-player, an old fart in this gaming world. I saw our rules go from paperback pulp books to now hard-cover masterpieces of stone. I used to have all the rules prior to 1990 memorized in my head. But then the bottom fell out of rpg and I moved to New Orleans (where they role-play in the streets). Since then played skeletal rules like Risus and FU, Donjon and “The Pool”.

Yet I am feeling an old school renaissance for my B/X Red Box, otherwise known today as Labyrinth Lord, so does anyone here want to once again embrace and perhaps ‘love’ The Keep on the Borderlands? Using Labyrinth Lord as a constellation?

I want to emphasize that this will be a very rules-light version of the 1981 rules.

This message was last edited by the user at 04:11, Sun 09 July.

Nagatobimaru
 member, 16 posts
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 13:23
Labyrinth Lord Sandbox HACK?
I could be interested, if the posting pace is not too harsh (like 3-4 times at day).

Played some nice LL and S&W games in the past, but never B2! :)
RPGuru92
 member, 134 posts
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 15:24
Labyrinth Lord Sandbox HACK?
I see it as a game that will be fantastically casual. Surely us that played in 1981 have lives that always demand.

The same is true with rules. I come from sandbox free games so I believe if you have to look up a rule; it's a rule you should not use!
Aslanii76
 member, 122 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 01:09
Labyrinth Lord Sandbox HACK?
Interested !!  Rules are now free online.
RPGuru92
 member, 135 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 02:04
Labyrinth Lord Sandbox HACK?
As they all should be!
RPGuru92
 member, 136 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 14:38
Labyrinth Lord Sandbox HACK?

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SWolfe
 member, 52 posts
Thu 13 Jul 2017
at 19:29
Labyrinth Lord Sandbox HACK?
I am attracted to the flavor of this idea.

This message was last edited by the user at 19:30, Thu 13 July.

JaJH
 member, 82 posts
Fri 14 Jul 2017
at 14:47
Labyrinth Lord Sandbox HACK?
I'm extremely interested. I'm too young to have ever played Keep on the Borderlands, but I have read it. Don't know if that would be an issue.

I've played in several OSR games here on rpol and really enjoyed all of them.

This message was last edited by the user at 14:47, Fri 14 July.

RPGuru92
 member, 137 posts
Fri 14 Jul 2017
at 21:32
Labyrinth Lord Sandbox HACK?
To get back to everyone, my further thoughts. We have four players and I am really pointing toward a story oriented adventure, not a lot of dice, not crunchy at all. With a very relaxed posting rate, I am thinking 2-3 times per week. To solve this I usually create a thread with character development or fan fiction.

Once again I must stress, any rule you have to look up may not be a rule you should use.

Game?
Aslanii76
 member, 123 posts
Sat 15 Jul 2017
at 01:46
Labyrinth Lord Sandbox HACK?
Sure.  Have not yet gotten Keep.  Grinding thru BECMI right now.
Nagatobimaru
 member, 17 posts
Sat 15 Jul 2017
at 15:22
Labyrinth Lord Sandbox HACK?
Fine for me.

More than rules I am more picky towards bookkeeping.
Not a big fan of encumbrance, in terms of equipment.

But I can live with that.
RPGuru92
 member, 138 posts
Sat 15 Jul 2017
at 15:30
Labyrinth Lord Sandbox HACK?
You tell me, who is a fan of encumbrance?
mickey65
 member, 53 posts
 Long-time PbP player
 Love several systems
Sat 15 Jul 2017
at 15:31
Labyrinth Lord Sandbox HACK?
In reply to RPGuru92 (msg # 12):

Not even the ceiling has fans of encumbrance.
Nagatobimaru
 member, 18 posts
Sat 15 Jul 2017
at 15:40
Re: Labyrinth Lord Sandbox HACK?
RPGuru92:
You tell me, who is a fan of encumbrance?

They say they live under small mushrooms in misty woods, but they exist.

In my own hacked game I use to simplify a lot:
- weapon damage for class (light/medium/heavy)
- only special ammos are counted, normal ammos go to 0 only after a series of missed hits (usually 3 missed hits and your quiver is empty)
- general adventuring equipment a la Dungeon World
SWolfe
 member, 53 posts
Sun 16 Jul 2017
at 04:46
Re: Labyrinth Lord Sandbox HACK?
RPGuru92:
Game?



Post the link; we will click it and there will be much adventuring. :)
RPGuru92
 member, 139 posts
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 16:16
Re: Labyrinth Lord Sandbox HACK?
Here yall go, took me a while to think of the game name and gm alias! Luckily the GoT premiere cleared it up.

link to another game