November 12, 2014 at 1:51 pm #11533
That’s great news, thanks very much
I’ve registered and if I think about it, I can re-download my RQ6 any times I want. Sorry about that but wanted to make sure of the re downloading
Thanks againNovember 19, 2014 at 4:01 pm #11561
Thanks for the update on HQ-G. Is there any word about a release date?
And as a minor question, when did ‘Games Master’ replace ‘Game Master’ as gaming lingo? As an old-school gamer (since about 1975 or so), I have to say that I hate the phrase ‘Games Master” with an irrational passion. To me it implies that one person is always going to do the GMing, since he’s in charge of multiple games, not just the current one. I don’t know why this irks me so badly, but it does.November 19, 2014 at 5:57 pm #11562
I have no idea, but HQG refers to a “Game Master” not a “Games Master”.November 20, 2014 at 5:08 am #11635
Are you sure? Quoting from David Scott’s summary of what is changing in HQ-G: “Narrator becomes Games Master”
Obviously, it’s no big issue at all. Just a pet peeve of mine, that’s all.November 20, 2014 at 8:06 am #11645
games master was just a posting typo of mine, obviously it’s game master.November 20, 2014 at 8:35 pm #11649
Of course, REALLY old timers will prefer the term “referee” (used by both OD&D and RuneQuest 1&2).November 20, 2014 at 9:52 pm #11650
for me it was Dungeon Master, later DM, which stuck no matter what period or game we playedDecember 3, 2014 at 6:29 am #11785
I think the term Narrator is probably a better reflection of the way we play, but I have a strong attachment to GM.
The term has evolved over time, just as the role has changed. Strange then that the term for Players has not seen a similar evolution.
All the best
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