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Rescue in Mirkwood

Updated the information for the Middle-Earth Quest “Rescue In Mirkwood” book, converting it to a database driven page and updated the cover image

Shadow World Pages and RMSS pages updated

I’ve now finished converting the Shadow World product pages and the Rolemaster Standard System product pages over to the database, fixing a few incorrect links along the way.

Rolemaster Classic Pages Added

I’ve now added the information for the Rolemaster Classic products to the database for the individual product pages. Made a few minor corrections and additions to some of the other Rolemaster pages as well.

Changing Product Pages

I’ve started what will probably be a long process of switching the individual detailed product pages from being static pages to being dynamic database driven pages. Which means copying all the information from the individual static pages into the database.
So far have the First and Second Edition Rolemaster pages done.

Testing a new Theme

I’m currently testing out a new theme on the site, called “F2”. If anyone notices any pages that don’t display correctly, please post a quick comment on this posting.
Still deciding whether I’ll keep this theme, and if I do, whether I’ll stick with two sidebars or set it to just one.
Any comments or suggestions are welcome.

More updated Thumbnails

The Thumbnail images for all the version of MERP, Rolemaster, Harp and Shadow world have now been updated. Also added Cover Price and Page count columns to the Product List pages.

Product Lists now sortable by Column Heading

Finally added an enhancement that I have been wanting to do for quite awhile now. You can now click on some of the column headings in the product lists to resort them by that column.

The default sort order has always been by release date, but I’ve often thought that ordering the list by Stock Number could be useful as well, so that is now available.

Haven’t yet decided if I want to try implementing having a second click on the same column header flip the list to descending order. The only column where I could see that being useful would be the Release Date one so you could see all the newest releases at the top.

Still working on getting all the Thumbnails to the larger size. Got most of the MERP First Edition ones done now.

Updates to Product Lists

Started some long overdue updates to the Product list. Added most of the new products from the last two years, but haven’t added in cover images or individual pages yet. Also updated the “owned” flags for some of the items that I recently received.
Also need to double check my emails and the comments for any mistakes that people have pointed out that I haven’t corrected yet.

The Guild Adventurer Issue Three has been published

The third issue of The Guild Adventurer is now available for purchase from guild.ironcrown.com (the TGC store on the ICE server), www.rpgnow.com (and www.drivethruprg.com etc.), and www.yourgamesnow.com

This issue contains The Quiet Time (a HARP/RM scenario in the Echoes of Heaven setting by Robert Defendi), Dust to Dust (a RM/HARP adventure by Marc Rosen), Identity Theft (a Spacemaster:Privateers adventure by Robert Defendi), the Keeper of the Thorn (a SW RMClassic/RMFRP adventure by Terry Amthor) and Money in Fantasy Role-Playing Campaigns (a GM support article by Laura Trauth and Terence Wynne).

Enjoy!

New Years Update

Ok, it’s been awhile since New Years, but here is my annual posting on my plans for this year for the site and gaming in general.
I actually don’t have much in the way of plans. I’ll continue to try and keep the Product List updated, which shouldn’t be too hard considering the slow rate of release of ICE products.
I might also take some of the work I’ve done in my Bughunters game and see if I can turn it into a Guild Companion article or two, but that’s about it for now.

I’ve pretty much moved to devoting my attention to my online Play by Post games over at rpgRMforums, as I described in my previous posting.
Still waiting on the final release of HARP Sci Fi , but I’ve started the Bughunters game without it.

I must confess that I’ve become a little disillusioned with ICE at the moment, hopefully it’s a temporary condition, but, in addition to the slow release rate there have been a couple other issues that have damaged my faith in them.

The Star Wars game is continuing along, I need to pick the pace up a little, but the Jedi is back in action and I’ve picked up one additional player, so that’s going well.

I’ve also started a new FASA Star Trek game, set in the time period shortly after the original Television series. Character generation has just wrapped up and I’m hoping to start the actual adventure in the next couple of days. I’ve actually got three seperate adventures planned out, all in the same area. Haven’t decided for sure which I’ll be doing first, but I’m going to start by introducing some of the characters and locations from all three.

Still playing in “Marth ICE World” and still having fun with that.

Started playing in another Playtest game, just getting moving on that, but it’s looking like it will be a fun one as well.

The first attempt at playing FASA’s old “Star Trek: Starship Tactical Combat Simulator” fell flat, but we’ve started a second one, this time just a one on one scenario and it’s moving along much better.

That’s about it. Of course, I can always change my mind at any point and decide to pick up an unfinished project or start something new.