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  2. Hzark10

    APP

    Keep us posted on how using APP and inspiration works. Since I allow traits and passions as the source of inspiration, I am interested in determining whether Attributes can also be used as one.
  3. Hzark10

    What Was Constantine Thinking?

    Thanks, and hope you find a lot of things that will give you more thought as you go through it. In regards to Constans, Greg never gave me clear understanding of what he thought, but he directed me towards certain sources to ensure I had them when writing. You must remember also, the Constantin was not the first choice for Kingship. It was first offered to King Aldronius of Brittany who defered it to his younger brother. So, this may also be in Constantin's thinking - it is not necessarily first born who would make the best king. Mull over that for a few...
  4. Joerg

    Detailed Maps of Sartar

    I have somewhere a photocopy of an inofficial detailed (as in height lines) map of Jonstown and environs, monochrome, which I suspect to be the master for the colored Culbrea map above. While I appreciate the general terrain detail, even in a sandbox setting I reserve the right to edit certain places with additional steads or huts, and declare others to be ruins, as my scenario needs go. You won't be able to pick out the ruins of Argrath's home stead in Prince of Sartar in any map showing the Orlmarth clan lands (yet). They might be interesting to find (and interview possible ghosts of the Lunar patrolmen slain there, possibly summon and bind them).
  5. Hzark10

    Religious conversion

    Might want to research and see if any pagan stuff made it into Roman Christianity...
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  7. Paid a bod yn dwp

    Death by a thousand cuts

    And thanks for pointing out the wording, I wouldn’t have noticed it otherwise.
  8. soltakss

    Detailed Maps of Sartar

    Glorantha Horde: We don't have any detailed maps of Sartar Mr Glorantha: Here's a detailed map of Sartar Glorantha Horde: It's not clear enough
  9. PhilHibbs

    Warning: Egregious munchkinnery!

    Know your enemy, that's what this thread is for. GMs, know what your munchkins will do. Munchkins, prepare for the GM's slap-downs.
  10. soltakss

    Warning: Egregious munchkinnery!

    Don't worry about it. Some people have far too much time on their hands, fortunately for us.
  11. Joerg

    Warning: Egregious munchkinnery!

    So basically, if you use Chaosium's old Thieves World box as Refuge in Glorantha for expeditions to the Machine Ruins, you cover almost the entire roleplayer fan base (as Chaosium was a Californian company at the time they produced the Thieves World box - though not southern).
  12. Bill the barbarian

    Warning: Egregious munchkinnery!

    Nah yer a piker, I'm a piker. Ya want grognard, just check out the last three posts ;)
  13. PhilHibbs

    Warning: Egregious munchkinnery!

    http://www.100megspop2.com/ulrich12/RPG/The Munchkin Netbook.txt Favorite World/Setting: *Real Men* play in Sanctuary *Real Roleplayers* play in Glorantha *Loonies* play in Southern California *Munchkins* play wherever has the most magic items
  14. Joerg

    Warning: Egregious munchkinnery!

    Google doesn't offer a definition, but I was as mildly amused as I was mildly peeved to get this search result: https://www.google.com/search?q=define:munchkinnery&client=firefox-b-d&sa=N&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=Ym97D78cw45k8M%3A%2CE913oLrN5tg5aM%2C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kTpZ2qoeQKdoF62cR3vXHkdqKnDbg&ved=2ahUKEwiGwZG07uDhAhXS26QKHTz5A3I4ChD1ATAAegQICRAE&biw=1048&bih=779#imgrc=Ym97D78cw45k8M: (If you can't be bothered to click that monstrosity of a link, it shows the J on green ground, as in my profile picture...) There is this old piece that contrasts the Real Man, Real Roleplayer, the Clown and the Munchkin types of roleplayers - to my knowledge the original application of the term to roleplaying.
  15. PhilHibbs

    Warning: Egregious munchkinnery!

    Not entirely sure where "munchkin" comes historically from but it refers to someone who is all about what they can get for their character in terms of loot, skill, and pluses. It's what the Steve Jackson "Munchkin" game is all about. I should point out that I usually don't play a munchkin, but dabbling in munchkinnery can be fun from time to time. The fact that you may find that my RQG characters just happen to have quite a few stats at 13 is total coincidence.
  16. Bill the barbarian

    Warning: Egregious munchkinnery!

    What is the etymology of munchkinnery as relates to rpgs?
  17. Morien

    What Was Constantine Thinking?

    One thing to keep in mind is that this is before knighthood really got codified: a knight is just a name for a noble warrior at this stage, not a heavy cavalryman. If Constantin was thinking more in terms of a Roman cursus honorum, then around 20, you'd start making the young noblemen participate in wars as military tribunes. It might be that he was thinking the same even for Constans; it is likely that Constans never took the vows as a monk, since otherwise it could have been a big mess getting him free of those vows in order to serve a king, instead. Remember, Constantin got murdered; by all accounts he was a healthy man still, with years, decades more to go. Whether Constans was truly suffering from some fault as Atgxtg suggests is up to the GM. I think it was more of a personality thing; SIRES implies that Constans starts out reluctant and bookish, but is growing into his role as a King, which is why Vortigern decides to get rid of him, too. Of course, as a 18 year old youth raised in a monastery, Constans would not be a war leader by any means, but assuming that the tribal leaders would stay loyal, this is not a problem, he'd have plenty of generals even related to him by blood: Vortigern and his sons, and Cunedda and his family, to begin with. So yes, I am very much agreeing that the reason the sons were fostered/raised by churchmen & monks is to ensure that they have the best possible education whilst growing up. This does NOT mean that Constantin intended them all to become monks or churchmen! I would expect that Constantin would have let Constans remain in the monastery and actually become a monk, once Aurelius and Uther would grow up. And I also expect that Constantin would probably have fostered Aurelius and Uther out to different tribal nobles to gain more of a grounding in warfare even at an earlier age. So despite what I said in the beginning, I do think that Constantin was kinda writing Constans off as a man who would never be happy as a king and much happier as a monk, but I think he would have resisted Constans taking the vows until he had his two spares ready to step up to the plate.
  18. Crel

    Warning: Egregious munchkinnery!

    Hey now, considering y'all have a thirty-ish year head start on me I feel like I do alright for myself!
  19. Bill the barbarian

    Warning: Egregious munchkinnery!

    Had you looked up Different Wyrmsthumbprints issue 23 the one with the purple cover (which was never actually published) in nine-teen hundred and seventy five in the 13th month you would have realized (nose high up in the air as he says) GaGoG equals Gods and Goddesses of Glorantha Non-grognard, hmmphh. Ohh and Ochoa, Crel is perfectly correct in his comment about this thread. This is munchkinnery here is at its most egregious and I believe that there are some serious munchkins here abouts based on the past 4 pages. Mighty serious munchkins, indeed! cheers
  20. Cornelius

    What Was Constantine Thinking?

    It may have been a difference in world view and what the virtues of a good king or general are: In the Roman eye a good king is an educated mind, screwed in the political arena of the forum. Its not his prowes in combat but his strategic mind that wins the day. Strategy is learned by learning from the great generals of old. Even Julius Ceasar used mostly his charisma and strategic mind, while he left the execution of his plans to his subordinates. In the Cymru (and especially the Pict and Saxon) eye a good king is a man of action. He is strong and his prowes in combat wins the day. Strategy comes through experience and thus you need to go through the ranks to become a great general.Train your sword arm first, and through experience become a good general. So for a Roman to make a great general was to get your child educated. And the best educated men are the monks. So it wasn't that odd to send your child to them to be educated. It is also the rerason why his Pict bodyguards feel it is a bad general (he has no experience).
  21. Sheliak

    The Lore of Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind

    Thank you, that's really neat to see! I was having so much trouble figuring out what the components of Ekarna's rune were... And yes, it looks just like the tent where she displays her wares! And thanks for those links, Leingod! The Feldichi do seem rather mysterious; maybe the Gold Wheel Dancer has reason to believe we'll meet them in the future?
  22. Crel

    Warning: Egregious munchkinnery!

    GaGoG? Also, going to leave the argument mostly aside, but I would like to note that I find "go buy a 40 year old PDF" an incredibly privileged answer, which I feel pushes the opposite direction of Ellie's "let's be newb friendly!" thread currently stickied atop the board. Imagine how a newcomer to the system would feel when told "well actually your interpretation of the 2018 rulebook isn't quite right because of this thing written in 1979." That being said, I very much look forward to getting my sticky nubbins on the forthcoming Gods book(s). ... And inevitably trying to expand this thread when I do Don't worry about it too much. A good chunk of the shenanigans/exploits/uncharitable readings in this thread do have loopholes, or flaws which are reasonable for the GM to poke at. For example, the Humakti example means you're totally out of Rune magic, which is a much larger liability than it may appear since things like Heal Wound are so reliable.
  23. Ochoa

    I Ran RQG And It Made Me So Very Happy

    I've been gaming since 1982 and this is my first go at Glorantha. Joyful all around, indeed.
  24. Ochoa

    Warning: Egregious munchkinnery!

    Sheesh. I can`t come up with a decent challenge for my season one adventurers and you guys are putting this stuff out there...
  25. Bill the barbarian

    Warning: Egregious munchkinnery!

    and your average trickster utilizes his vast wisdom to parse this out to his advantage and lead a better life as a functioning member of his clan: always yes/no usually yes/no on occasion yes/no What was the question yer honour My vast what..?
  26. Bill the barbarian

    Let's make sure BRP is a welcoming place for everyone.

    One (its a big pin)
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