Post by bestialwarlust on Feb 21, 2012 8:06:09 GMT -6
I hadn't noticed this mentioned on the board so I thought I'd pass it along. I just found thus a few days ago. It's sort of a reimagined chainmail fleshed out as a role playing game. Pretty interesting stuff.
Post by Ynas Midgard on Feb 21, 2012 16:37:37 GMT -6
I refereed Platemail twice last year. Character generation is very funny (although, one may want to let re-roll absolutely useless characters), the skirmish and duelling combat systems are easy to handle, and the spells (along with the rules for casting them) are gorgeous. I can only recommend it.
I've been scouring the internet for a month or so now, trying to find any updates or contact the original creator, and it seems this is the latest version still. I joined this board specifically to see if anyone else has any leads on this? I'm rather taken with this game and I'd love to see it completed.
We very much enjoyed the basic mechanics, but for us it was the spell list that was the least polished. I think it could be easily redesigned for various styles but as it is, makes great rules for the old dungeon crawls.
It doesn't really have much of a following around here. Let's just say there are other choices, arguably closer to the source material, or preferred for other reasons. Not trying to discourage you from enjoying whatever you like best at all, just being honest. The same fellow produced a controversial (for IP reasons) game called Fullmetal Platemail.
I'm not sure if 27th edition Platemail and Fullmetal Platemail are by the same author. The later of the two is by a member called Leonaru. Both documents can be found on his web page along with a number of other retro-clones. There's contact info there and you could try messaging him here.