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  2. lawrence.whitaker

    Pres Release: Ken St.Andre to Write Mythic Aztecs for Mythras

    No, but that doesn't mean the Aztecs book will be released first. Work on Greece progresses. Slowly perhaps, but it's still going to happen.
  3. PhilHibbs

    Vishi Dunn

    That makes sense. I think the wording could be clearer, I saw this misunderstanding coming when I first read the spell.
  4. Joerg

    A new Torkani Canpaign

    Some info on the Kitori lead masks, spears and cloaks comes from History of the Heortling Peoples and Esrolia - Land of Ten Thousand Goddesses, with the additional term "Kimantoring" for the Nochet city militia available for missions away from the city that uses such gear, too. Wearing the lead mask and the cloak while wielding the spear is a low level of Only Old One heroforming, and might be interesting for that Argan Argar brother. The Shadow Tribute was an Equal Exchange that included martial service as well as emergency feeding, and the Kitori Shadowlords who collected the tribute and who provided martial protection in cases of trouble were always wearing these masks and cloaks, which obscured their current shape (human, troll, dehori). Carrying such a lead mask into Sun Dome County will create quite a bit of reaction among the Ergeshi slaves, and therefore also from the Yelmalian slave-owner overlords. Emissaries from Nochet can do little better to insult the count but bringing a bodyguard of a few Kimantorings in full regalia. There are no such spells in RQG (yet), but there might be some magics affecting all the fighters in a unit wearing these items. Possibly some Black Arkati sorcery makes use of this to identify the recipients of certain spells.
  5. Oracle

    A new Torkani Canpaign

    The Quest of Eringulf Vanak Spear is an example in HeroQuest Glorantha (p.194).
  6. Provided that the mind is the seat of that mystical experience, which may not be the case.
  7. This post deals with Alternative Truths rather than with Darius' varying own Glorantha (where all his points may be factual). That is a patently false claim. The truth is different: While the Closing lasts, no ship can make it past the horizon without being claimed by the Closing in some way, or escaping it heroically or through some neat magical trick like the Opening ceremony. The initial force of the Closing may have been more intense, but in the centuries since, there have been no invisible walls pushing ships ashore. If (and its a rather big if) the Waertagi made it in time to destroy Jrustela (and escape into Hell again, or perish with the Jrusteli?), then already a century after the Closing some suicidal sailing was possible again. Not true, never been stated anywhere in published material, contradicted fairly often in published material - e.g. Dormal's Third Journey in Men of the Seas, the journey of the Last Ship to Seshnela mentioned in Middle Sea Empire, and there are a number of other, unpublished stories from Greg during the Closing including Jonat's weird sea travel around 1040, and the potential involvement of a Waertagi fleet in the sinking of Jrustela. What gave you this strange idea of ships going under like lead zeppelins? All the rest of your observations on the Cradle are based on these two wrong assumptions (wrong anywhere outside of your and possibly other peoples' private Glorantha , that is), and might be worth some "what if" discussion, but I won't participate in that.
  8. womble

    Question for GMs: enchantment question

    Ah. Trickier to prohibit then... Aside from thinking it's a bit of a bend of the "...who is affected by the enchantments in an item (or who is not affected)..." purpose of the Target Condition, I'm wondering how it applies. What your players are setting up is a Binding Enchantment. That doesn't have a target other than the Spirit to be bound. However, the actual Target Condition is nugatory, since a weapon, once impaled, is stuck in the victim, and there's plenty of time for the wielder to actively release the bound Elemental (assuming they are included in the User Conditions of the weapon), or even enough time to cast a Control Salamander and then release it. This would also apply to the victim, if they were aware of the presence of the Elemental in the spear tip. I have assumed (and for the purposes of MG, that makes it true . I recognise I may be wrong in the case of YG) that when a Spirit is released from its Binding, it does not materialise around the enchantment (because that would make releasing Bound Salamanders, or, indeed any Large Elemental, pretty fraught, and something you'd much prefer to do at range), but at some point nearby (in my Glorantha, that would be the 'reasonable amount of the relevant Element' within range), so the victim of such a stabbing could release the Salamander to somewhere else (rather than inside their own body). Lacking the requirement for a focal quantity of the element, I speculate on what is preventing any released Elemental from being conjured into solid/fluid existence within the boundaries of another entity's body, with similar effects to the spear-borne delivery system. Even if it's "sight targeting", releasing an Earth elemental to manifest at the back of someone's throat and have it pop into existence inside their head could be catastrophic. It depends on how you envision the Elemental appearing. I struggle to visualise it without (my mandatory) focus of some existing element: does it expand to full cubic metreage uniformly from a point, or flow into existence a bit at a time? For me, the Elemental appears quickly enough that all four would cause catastrophic damage to the target they appeared inside of. Again, since this isn't a 'normal' attack mode with Elementals, there's got to be a reason it's not. For me 'coolness factor' doesn't trump 'overpowered' in all cases. If the logical consequences of allowing a thing are going to make the world look different in a way that is going, in time, to tend Game Fun towards zero (how much fun is it going to be if every non-anti-fire-Rune spear has a Salamander popping out of it?), all the 'acute' maximisation of Game Fun in the world isn't worth it. So for me, allowing this would be pretty much starting the end game of the campaign, preparatory to starting another where the caper does not work.
  9. Great to see! Our Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection game is now making its way out to Kickstarter backers...
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  11. Cornelius

    Book of Manor 2.0

    The book of the estate deals with slightly larger estates than a single manor, but its economic system is a bit more streamlined. It can be used for a single manor. the book has examples of estates worth 50 Librum (while a single manor is measured at 10 Librum).
  12. Byll

    Vishi Dunn

    I'm now very confused by this spell. if as p366 says 'a normal corporeal being may not initiate spirit combat' how can last part of the distraction spell 'if used against a corporeal enemy the effect is identical' only apply to an enemy for spirit combat purposes? If the caster is corporeal, and the (corporeal) target of distraction can switch spirit combat targets, you then have two corporeal entities in spirit combat which I don't think is supposed to be possible. A shaman has to discorporate before they can initiate spirit combat with a corporeal entity. Can you only cast this on a corporeal entity if you are discorporate?
  13. TrippyHippy

    Pres Release: Ken St.Andre to Write Mythic Aztecs for Mythras

    Oh. Was there an announcement about Mythic Greece?!
  14. jrutila

    Oneshot suggestion for newbies

    If you feel adventurous (pun intended) you could start from the Eleven Lights. It would require a little more reading from you (as the GM) but you don't need to read all of the two books (Coming Storm and 11L). Keep the characters thin at the beginning and introduce only the NPCs in the scenario. From page 38 in Eleven Lights you can find "The Missing" scenario. If you after that want to continue, you have rest of the book to do the campaign.
  15. It seems like lots of different bad things can happen due to the Closing, not just sinking outright. In any case, I think that some combination of the Giants, Zola Fel, Pinchenning, and the nymph below decks could between them work a one-off for the Cradle without unravelling the Closing altogether. That's not to say your theory is utterly baseless, but I find it much less cut and dried than you suggest. I think that Dormal's journeys, the Cradle launch, Harrek's great voyage, and probably some other seemingly unrelated things all helped make the Shiprise possible.
  16. mallion

    MiG 3 missing material - assistance sought

    Are you interested in translated RQ publishing in Japanese / and fanzines and Gloranthan manga and artbooks in Japan?
  17. Richard S.

    Fate of the ship if all Dormal initiates on it die

    Okay, you seem to be saying a lot about how boats cannot make it past the horizon without sinking but can we get a source? Like a quote from the guide of another generally canonical source that? Sure, they never return, but as far as I know (and to be honest I know very little) it's never been explicitly said that they sink, as in going straight down to the ocean floor.
  18. Bill the barbarian

    A new Torkani Canpaign

    Yes to all the above jeffjerwin,. Though I am operating on most of the assumptions you mention I have until now overlooked the Lizardwood Asrelia aspect... good call. Might be some fun there,. So, on that note where might I find mention of the Vanak Spear HeroQuest? The Coming Storm has been invaluable, as a resource for a fellow member tribe and clan of the Jonstown Confederacy, the Cinsina and the RedCow as well as their neighbors. Of course John Hugh's work on the Far Point fills in many details on the northeast borders of the Torkani. The Zin letters you say, I will have to have a look see. The Haunted Lands and Into the Troll Realms from RQ 3 or Troll Pack from RQ 2 seems to have a fair amount of material that could help fill in details in the Battle Valley and Stagland areas as well as provide the caravan you mention. Now, you also mention something that I have not come across. The masked cult and the Shadowlords. Both Kitori or OOO affiliations from the old country? Cheers
  19. lawrence.whitaker

    Pres Release: Ken St.Andre to Write Mythic Aztecs for Mythras

    I don't believe we have said that Aztecs will released ahead of Mythic Greece.
  20. jeffjerwin

    A new Torkani Canpaign

    The Torkani live near some sacred areas belonging to Asrelia. You could adapt Asrelian heroquests like the Vanak Spear... There's also significant overlap into the Maboder lands now taken over by the Telmori and the Wulflanders - for which the Coming Storm campaign is pretty in depth. A great deal of info on the Alone region is in Zin Letters #3 (plus a lovely map) and of course at https://myth-o-logic.org/glorantha/. Kyger Litor is probably worshipped as Deloradella by the Torkani, like among their Kitori ancestors. In fact, there's possibly a masked cult among the Torkani mirroring the Shadowlords. There's always the old trading caravan to Crabtown adventure, to start things off.
  21. TrippyHippy

    Pres Release: Ken St.Andre to Write Mythic Aztecs for Mythras

    Mythic Aztecs is a bit of a surprise - I hadn't thought it would have been released ahead of Mythic Greece for example - but a welcome one. Basically, I like all the 'Mythic' book line, and hope we get many more. I honestly don't know much about Aztec culture or history, so it'll be an education anyway.
  22. Bill the barbarian

    A new Torkani Canpaign

    Well I have my Core Rules now, all my RQ 2 and 3 modules and tons of notes, got a player (one is a start). Now with the player I have has the good fortune/curse of being interesting". Said player has decided to play an Issaries Merchant and as I am running him as a solo I asked him to create a second character as well. Hmm God of Surface Darkness says he, well his brother will be an Argan Argar cultist and they willl both be Torkani. Well, the tons of notes combined with some great reference materiel alleviated some of the panic I felt of having very few notes on the good Torkani folk. A month later, between all the materials out there (old and new) and what I have as well, I now have a bit of a Torkani sandbox to play in. Next step is to populate it and then place adventures. That is the point of this missive, does anyone have suggestions of modules of any flavour (Questworld, Judges Guild, WD, DW, any variety of RQ or HW or HQ) that are Torkani centered of that could be adopted to that very misunderstood of Sartar Tribes, The Torkani. I have decided to start him with Greenbrass from RQ3's GM book. Not a very sophisticated adventure but one that gives a great variety of encounters including one that {Small Spoiler Alert!!!} ... should be avoided at all costs—demonstrating a key fact of RQ gaming. There are no levels or warnings that this part of the dungeon is the deep end that is the shallow. Game balance is just not as important in this game as in others. So again I am asking for adventure suggestions, published or otherwise. And I suppose I should ask if anyone knows of prominent Torkani I should note, Cheers all.
  23. Rick Meints

    MiG 3 missing material - assistance sought

    INCENTIVE: I am happy to share a scan of a rare article or similar to those who help me! The more you help the more swag I can reward you with, and I am pretty sure I have some swag that would be very tempting.
  24. There's also the awkward fact that "Myrmidon" has the contemporary meaning of "a follower or subordinate of a powerful person, typically one who is unscrupulous or carries out orders unquestioningly." e.g. "one of Hitler's myrmidons." I cast my vote for Areté (er-ruh-TAY) which is arguably the Greek ancestor of "chivalry." It means excellence, virtue, fulfilling one's purpose or potential. The Homeric heroes had surpassing Areté. At the very least, in the rules a bonus of "Armor of Areté" should granted to those heroes who have 16 or greater in the relevant virtuous traits.
  25. MOB

    #ShipsofRQ are on their way...

    According to our shipping agent: Mol Tribute due in Southampton UK on March 7th. Xin Los Angeles is due in Longbeach California on March 6th XIN CHI WAN is due at Botany Bay on February 25th. Port Botany is Sydney Australia's container port. (BTW, this is the site where Lieut. Cook landed in 1770, and where the First Fleet initially attempted to set up the prison colony in 1788, before quickly moving to the more suitable Port Jackson to the north).
  26. Sir_Godspeed

    Fate of the ship if all Dormal initiates on it die

    Didn't we have a thread on this not too long ago? Someone made the argument that the giant baby on the cradle grew up to pilot the Boat Planet. Time being different in the Underworld. (That was entirely a "In My Glorantha"-moment, not a statement about "canon" events.)
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