Rolemaster Collected Rulings

This is a collection of official rulings for the Rolemaster RPG. For more information, email the Rolemaster NetRep, Craig "Ichabod" O'Brien <>. These rulings are meant to cover the Rolemaster Standard System and Rolemaster Fantasy Roleplaying, although there is a section at the end covering older versions of Rolemaster.

The rulings are organized by book (using the RMFRP line), and by sections just as the books are. They will be updated periodically, whenever ichabod has the time to do so. In some cases there will be two rulings, a simple ruling and a realistic ruling. Rolemaster is about realism, so realistic rulings are usually given. However, sometime realistic rulings are hard to play with, so simple rulings are given.

Official rulings are made to assist GMs who cannot decide how to rule on an ambiguous situation, and to correct typos. They are not made for player's to badger their GMs with. They are not made to force GMs to play a particular way. As always, Your Mileage May Vary (that is, do what you want in your own campaign).

Current as of 11/28/99.

  • Actions: Rulings concerning sequencing actions, modifiers to rolls, combat, and so on.
  • Characters: Rulings concerning character generation and development, including rulings about specific skills.
  • Specific Books: Rulings about material in books besides RMSR/RMFRP.
  • Old Rolemaster: Rulings about pre-RMSS Rolemaster.

After each ruling is the date it was made on, in brackets. There may be other codes in the brackets, such as:

  • #: A number before the date indicates that this ruling has been explicitly made a certain number of times. Questions that keep getting asked, despite their existence in the RMCR, will be moved to the Rolemaster FAQ.
  • R: This ruling can be found in the rules somewhere, although perhaps not in the obvious places.
  • X: This ruling is a reversal of a previous ruling. Sorry, but even gurus make mistakes.



Last Modified 11/28/99


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