Section One: Administrivia
1. What is the purpose of the mailing list?
The Torg mailing list provides a forum for the discussion of the Torg roleplaying game, published by West End Games. Because their mechanics are derived from Torg, WEG's Shatterzone and Masterbook RPGs may also be discussed on the list (though it's rare.)
2. Is there any relationship with the Usenet newsgroup alt.games.torg ?
At one time there was, the newsgroup and the mailing list cross-posted to each other. But the ever-increasing problem of spam on Usenet led to the end of this practice. While a couple people on the mailing list do keep an eye out for on-topic posts in the newsgroup, very little discussion occurs there anymore.
3. How do I subscribe to the mailing list?
Subscribing is now handled by filling out a form on the mailing list's webpage.
4. How do I unsubscribe from the mailing list?
Unsubscribing is also performed now through the mailing list's webpage.
5. Where can I get information about the Japanese language Torg mailing list?
Information about the Japanese mailing list is available at their website .
6. Does the mailing list have an archive?
Yes, the archive is located on the same server as the mailing list. It can be found here.
7. Who do I contact if I'm having trouble with the mailing list?
The list administrator can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .
8. What other resources are there on the Internet for Torg?
A list of Torg websites can be found here . Additional sites can also be found on the Torg webring . PDF versions of the original Infiniverse newsletter are once again available at West End Games' website here .
Are there any Torg games running online?
There are a couple of online games, but openings are infrequent and usually fill quickly. It never hurts to ask on the mailing list if a game is running and if anyone has an opening, but don't get your hopes up.
10. What does <acronym> mean?
These are some of the Torg
specific acronyms used on the mailing list:
|AK - Arcane Knowledge
CE - Core Earth
CP - Cyberpapacy
DC - Delphi Council
DCW - Delphi Council Worldbook
DD - Darkness Device
Eo1 - Everlaw of One
Eo2 - Everlaw of Two
GM - Gaunt Man (also gamemaster)
HL - High Lord
Iverse - Infiniverse newsletter
LA - Land Above
|LB - Land Below
LL - Living Land
Lo<foo> - Law of <foo>; a world law
LRC - Long Range Contradiction
MA - Martial Arts
MB - Masterbook
MoO - Many on One table
NE - Nile Empire
NN - Near Now
NNWS - Near Now News
NT - Nippon Tech
OGP - Omni Gaming Products
|OoM - One on Many table
PE - Possibility Energy (also P-Energy)
PoF - Power of Fear
PP - Possibility Point (also P-Point)
PRC - Possibility-rated Character
SB - Sourcebook
SG - Space Gods
SK - Storm Knight
SZ - Shatterzone
TNO - The Namelss One
WEG - West End Games
WL - World Law
WotD - Warrior of the Dark (also WoD)
11. What's this I hear about a new rulebook?
There are actually two new rulebooks being planned. More information can be found here .
12. Can I playtest for WEG?
If WEG needs playtesters for a product they will probably announce it on their website . Be sure to check their forums.
13. Can I submit Torg material to WEG?
Currently they are not accepting submissions.
14. Where can I buy Torg merchandise?
Currently your best bet are services such as eBay or used bookstores such as Titan Games . WEG is currently not selling any Torg product themselves.