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    "To start off, did Umath himself ever gather about him followers beyond the scope of maybe a band of heroes, ie. something that could feasibly be called a "people", whether clan or tribe? In short, was there were a "Primal Storm"-people?" I *think* everything you can find on that is in Book of Heortling Mythology. As far as that goes, the number of people that were in Umath's Camp is the same as the number of angels that can dance on the head of a pin. I feel it's about as obscure as it should be. One idea I had about Umath's camp is that it could have been a planet, sometimes known as his own body. That just comes straight from how Dara Happan myth describes him. And myself, I like to think the storm people in Umathela were there before the great darkness, with their own, old religion. It's a little more interesting than them being immigrants. Same with Helerings; I like to think there are more of them still around.
  2. 2 points
    So to what degree are canonical books canonical?
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    Which would lead to some hilarious misidentifications. "They're charging down the hillside, mounted on huge pigs..." "Aaaa, Tusk Riders!"
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    Orlanth is NEVER associated with a mongoose in my Glorantha.
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    Version 1.2

    32 downloads

    This is an updated version of the Player Character booklets I made for the Runequest Gloranatha: Quickstart Rules and Adventure. The Rune Magic spells have been adjusted to reflect the spell lists of the characters as presented in the RQG core rules. Also, I adjusted the spell description terminology ("stackable" and so on) to match the terms uses in the core book.
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    As we announced in August, Chaosium is working with our friends Nocturnal Media in the release and distribution of Greg Stafford's King Arthur Pendragon and related products. Today, we officially announce their initial release on Chaosium.com.The following products are now available in hardback and PDF: KING ARTHUR PENDRAGON, PRINCE VALIANT. PALADIN is also available in PDF, hardback in early 2019. As with all Chaosium new releases, buy the PDF now, and you will receive a coupon for the full price of the PDF off the physical version when released. We are also offering CLASSIC PENDRAGON, the full array titles from KAP 1-4 editions in PDF. More details: https://www.chaosium.com/blogpendragon-and-related-products-now-available-on-chaosiumcom
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    I agree, don't apologize. In fact, I've been thinking recently tha TOO many people have been answering questions on the core rules questions thread. I thought it was intended for official Chaosium answers. With people other than Jason, Jeff, and Rick answering, it becomes harder to figure out the "official" answer. Having a separate thread for a rule discussion is a Good Thing.
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    I was so sad to hear this. Like most people in my generation, I started roleplaying with AD&D back in 1981. I loved it, but already after 18 months or so, I got fed up with mass slaughter of various more or less green humanoids and not much else - and then I discovered RQ and Glorantha... I was so fascinated by it all, but I could not make much sense of it. I even wrote a letter with at least a dozen questions, big and small, to Chaosium, enclosed the SASE as instructed, and, lo and behold, got a reply from Greg himself. I was deliriously fanboy happy, and have been a fanboy ever since. I am still playing with basically the same group of friends 35 years on, and I am pretty certain we will never leave Glorantha entirely. Thanks for everything, Greg - you will not be forgotten!
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    Well, that's just what you get when us forum-boggles are left to run around without someone to herd us in the right direction! What animal(s) DO the Umathelan Orlanthi use to herd and/or hunt? And, "I don't know, I never thought about it before, but NOT A MONGOOSE" is an entirely acceptable answer.
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    It is worth pointing out that there is no mention of Doburdan in the Guide later than the early First Age. If I was going to redo Sartar/Sartar Companion, I'd entirely leave it out as I don't think the cult exists at all in the Third Age.
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    Of course, barely exists is a relative term. A cult with 1500 members in Sartar may barely exist in global lozengal terms, but can still be important in local respects, since the Lunars are using him as a tame Storm to appeal to converts. (Of course YGWV, but assuming the list of canon material's not lost too many sourcebooks.)
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    It also might be worth updating the subforum's tagline from "Runequest forum for Chaosium's roleplaying game system, classic editions and the upcoming one" since RQG has, after all, upcame.
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    Glorantha Bestiary, p.29 ("Creating a Baboon Adventurer"): According to the entry, baboons worship Daka Fal but call him "Grandfather Baboon."
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    Entekos and Doburdun are the odd ones - the Pelorian air gods. Jeff Richard wrote in 2014: "Dendara/Entekos is an interesting one. She’s not a child of Umath. The Pelandans hold Dendara to be the daughter of Jernotia, who some Carmanian philosophers interestingly identified with Gata, and later Lunar philosophers identified with the mother of Sedenya. Although the Pelandans rarely identify Dendara’s father, some Lunar philosophers speculate that she is a daughter of Gata and Aether, like Sedenya and Umath." I agree. Entekos is Umath's sister. Doburdun is the thunder god, Entekos' servant (and relative?). Shafelsora is the goddess of rain and also serves her. Note that Entekos is also entitled 'Mother of Moons' and 'The First Rebel God'. Verithurusa, the White turning Red Moon is perhaps her daughter by Yelm. When the Red Goddess tells Valare Addi that Entekos is not one of her aspects, that may be because is she is her mother, making the Red Moon (in part) Orlanth's first cousin (and Orlanth's aunt - Sedenya).
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    The second printing of the book is likely to arrive in January.
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    I like the mongoose too. And in Umathela, the Myth may vary, as Yinkin is the half-brother of Orlanth (from Kero Fin). As the moutain here is not Kero Fin, the Half-Brother could be Mongoose (and save the same purpose as Yinkin serves in Dragon Pass)
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    Ok, I've been reading the PDF since I ordered the book 8 days ago, and I just got the book delivered. I knew it was a gorgeous book from the PDF, but really, I'm just blown away actually holding this in my hands. I've accumulated a lot of game materials in the past 35 years, but this is clearly the most gorgeous book in my collection. Well done Chaosium! It's a fitting tribute to Greg Stafford. Thank you.
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    Hi, Here is a very basic deckplan I did when I was running Rogue Mistress. Captions are partly in Italian. It's provided as is, with no warranty of suitability to any purpose. Best, Smiorgan rogue_mistress.PDF
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    I'd model him on Greg myself. He spends a lot of time listening. Occasionally he interjects. At the end of the conversation he throws something out there that makes you re-evaluate the premise of the conversation. He chuckles. You meet him a year later. He still remembers the first conversation and brings it up again. He asks about your family, and remembers things about them.
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    Intrigue and Horror in the Pearl of the Orient! This is a just-launched Call of Cthulhu Kickstarter by new licensees, the Sons of the Singularity. The 'Sassoon Files' is set in historical 1920s Shanghai; an international city of intrigue, espionage, style and violence. The campaign has already funded on Day One, and well worth checking out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1918458549/the-sassoon-files
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    Liberté, égalité, Lose SANité: Call of Cthulhu's REIGN OF TERROR is now available on Fantasy Grounds, the online virtual tabletop: http://bit.ly/2OUvQ2O
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    Version 1.2

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    The latest (and final) version of my Pregen Character Booklets for the RuneQuest Glorantha QuickStart.
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    Version 1.2

    23 downloads

    The latest (and final) version of my Pregen Character Booklets for the RuneQuest Glorantha QuickStart.
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    Version 1.2

    26 downloads

    This is an updated version of the Player Character booklets I made for the Runequest Gloranatha: Quickstart Rules and Adventure. The Rune Magic spells have been adjusted to reflect the spell lists of the characters as presented in the RQG core rules. Also, I adjusted the spell description terminology ("stackable" and so on) to match the terms uses in the core book.
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    Version 1.2

    32 downloads

    This is an updated version of the Player Character booklets I made for the Runequest Gloranatha: Quickstart Rules and Adventure. The Rune Magic spells have been adjusted to reflect the spell lists of the characters as presented in the RQG core rules. Also, I adjusted the spell description terminology ("stackable" and so on) to match the terms uses in the core book.
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    Version 1.0.0

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    A table that lists all the days of a Gloranthan week, along with their effects on Lunar magic. Combines material from HeroQuest Glorantha, pages 184 and 233.
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    The King of Dykene, Skilfil Heartpiercer, has been informed that some of his people from the Blue Dog tribe in the Northern extremes of his land have gone missing. The normal scouting parties of the Blue Dog tribe have not been able to discover anything useful and the King has decided to hire some adventurers to discover what has happened... Return to Griffin Mountain can be played as a standalone module… However, to make the Games Masters job much easier you should also have the Gloranthan Classics Volume III - Griffin Mountain source book, available from Moon Design. This adventure has been specifically written for Rune Quest 3, but should be fairly easy to convert to any other version of the Rune Quest Role Playing Game system.
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