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For those folks who are eagerly awaiting the release of the new version of the Atlantis: The Second Age RPG, here's something to whet the appetite a bit.

Last night, Jerry D. Grayson of Khepera Publishing did a Q & A show on RPGnetChat at 7:00 pm CST about all things Atlantis.

The transcript of last night's Question and Answer period with Jerry D. Grayson about the Atlantis: The Second Age game has been uploaded by Dan Davenport to his Hardboiled GM's Office blog.

Here's the link:
Q and A with Jerry D. Grayson [Atlantis: The Second Age]

There's some interesting stuff in here about the game, and a few surprises as well. There's discussion about the differences between this game and previous versions of the setting, some of the game mechanics, talk of inspirations, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Hope folks enjoy it.

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knightbane
Jan. 23rd, 2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
A Sour Taste
After re-reading that interview it left me with a little sour taste in my mouth. I really can't pinpoint why though it seems like this is the game of all games.

But, to me the game has been around for a long while in various versions and form. I do like Atlantis, The Lost World and wished I hadn't traded my copy of it back in the day. Because if I had that version I might be tempted to run a campaign using that.
jkahane
Jan. 23rd, 2014 09:42 pm (UTC)
Re: A Sour Taste
I think the sour taste you had there was from the fact that the author is kind of arrogant and cocksure for the most part, and a bit stand-offish, and that came across in the q & a.

Yes, the game has been around for a long time, mid-1980s or so iirc, so it's not like he's re-inventing the wheel, but I think that's the way he is.

I like what Jerry's done with the game in this incarnation, because it's going to be much more solidly s & s. That's how I always envisioned the game, and I like that he's gotten away from the European mythology for the most part.

We'll see when the game comes out. :)
knightbane
Jan. 23rd, 2014 10:05 pm (UTC)
Re: A Sour Taste
Well I guess it's his right to be stand-offish since he's writing a game, like a proud parent of their child I guess. :)
jkahane
Jan. 23rd, 2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
Re: A Sour Taste
That's what I figure it's all about, but that doesn't mean he has to come off as so arrogant about it all.
knightbane
Jan. 23rd, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
Re: A Sour Taste
It's irksome that's for sure. Hope it doesn't turn anyone off of the game, because it's such a nice premise.
jkahane
Jan. 23rd, 2014 10:56 pm (UTC)
Re: A Sour Taste
It may or may not turn some folks who participated in/read the chat, but that remains to be seen.

Like you said, the game has a stellar premise. It's a neat game world, a really simple set of game mechanics, and character generation is fun! :)

(Btw, if you're still up to doing a character by telephone at some point, let me know.)
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