Questions tagged [rolemaster-rm2]

"RM2" covers the first and second editions of the Rolemaster system as well as the Classic reprint.

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Why wasn't Rolemaster further developed and expanded?

Rolemaster is a great system and big in its day - but is now to be consigned to online pdfs, a small fan base (like me) and in particular never developed for a (very) long time. Iron Crown Enterprises ...
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How is experience awarded for critical hits?

When awarding experience in Rolemaster Classic for critical hits is it the crit level rolled or the crit level adjusted i.e -2 severity? It's been a couple of decades since I last ran Rolemaster and ...
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Can the Rolemaster 'Lofty Bridge' list spells be cast on unwilling targets?

Rolemaster's Spell Law has a spell list called "Lofty Bridge" (Spell Law 13.2, page 79). It is part of the 'closed essence' spell lists and allows the caster to move the 'target' over short and long ...
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Scaling encounter difficulties in Rolemaster

Rolemaster is by it's very nature a rather deadly rule system, up to the point where there are even some passages in the rule books mentioning this - alongside some advice for players to not neglect ...
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Mounted wizardry: how does sitting on a horse impact spell casting?

One of our Rolemaster play groups consists mainly out of spell casters of different schools/classes: we have a seer, mage, illusionist, ... For a while now one of the open questions, not answered by ...
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Why would a rider ever command any horse attack besides trampling?

From Rolemaster Creatures and Treasures [1] we gather that Horses (and other draft animals) have several attacks, some for stationary, some for charge attacks. According to the rules (p. 9): ...
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How to handle Seer spells so they don't either waste time or make playing tedious?

Some of the fantasy magic systems we are/were playing provide spell casters with access to spells that provide the player with information about future events. Now, we know from many movies and ...
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Modifying hobby ranks

We had a debate in our RP group last night (22/12/2014) regarding the application of hobby ranks and how/why they are used. The argument was based on the fact that a thief can be a better weapons ...
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What does it mean to have only X% of your actions left?

Disclaimer: We use RM2 in the German version which came out in the 90ies through Laurin and then Queen Games. From what I read on wiki this seems to be almost the same as RMC, but my nomenclature ...
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Are there (detailed) rules for mounted combat?

Our group lately showed increased interest in mounted combat (see also my other question). As such we read through the rolemaster source material at our disposal, but weren't really able to find much ...