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  1. "Britannia" TV series "Rome" TV series "Bahubaali" two movies "Princess Mononoke" movie "Moana" movie The Sinbad movies of the 1960s and 1970s
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  2. Well, my players are blowing up my discord about how much they want to kill Harrek tomorrow. Even the old grognard. I think maybe one or two might survive. I’ll let y’all know how it shakes out.
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  4. I think I found the source myth (mythlet?) for the Threat to Crops and Forests heroquest, in the Book of Heortling Mythology: "Ernalda’s protectors were often successful. Orlanth defeated the ravaging dragon for her. Elmal destroyed the Iron Plants that were poisoning her children." Dwarves aren't mentioned, but who else would make iron plants? They're the obvious suspects. Also: the Gods War event with the warring plant and water gods is called Hell Crack in the debug log. Which gives an idea of the scale of the battle, if nothing else... Also finally found a "modern" Glorant
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  5. As an associate cult of Odayla LADY OF THE WILD Odayla’s wife provides Transform Self. Her shrines are scattered throughout the wilderness of Dragon Pass and the Pelorian hills. --- While deriving a cult from a single NPC is always a recipe for disaster, in the The Smoking Ruin, Hadra FleetMane is an initiate of her cult. Rune magic is all common Rune spells, plus Axis Mundi (1 pt.), Beastmaster (2 pts.), Draw Beast (1 pt.), Summon Household Guardian (1 pt.). There is also Clatter Hoof, an Initiate of Velhara, the Lady of the Beasts. As a Minotaurs he disdains magic, t
    3 points
  6. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice: the game (multiple walkthroughs are available on Youtube) as well as the soundtrack
    3 points
  7. Moana is so Gloranthan that it even has its own Closing of the Seas.
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  8. An actual answer: the videogame Caves of Qud is really good at evoking the sort of mystical mythological world we associate with Glorantha, but in a post-post-post-post apocalyptic retrofuturistic quasi-biblical Levant. To quote the Steam store page: The writing is excellent , the story weird and compelling. Everything has a faction allegiance and can be allied with, from apes, crabs and robots to the Consortium of Phyta, the Cult of the Coiled Lamb and the Seekers of the Sightless Way. Even if you don't like roguelikes I heartily recommend giving it a try!
    3 points
  9. We were fairly ordinary clansmen. It was pretty obvious that Branduan Greatblade was a Man of Destiny and would end up as our Clan Chief, but that's what lineage and massive self-esteem will do for you. My character, Thorgeir, served as Sacred Milkman of the Greydog Clan because of his devotion to Our Ruthie, the Cow of Plenty, but I don't think that was a traditional Ring position, it was probably invented to make him stop going on about the wonderful cow. I can't recall if anyone was on the Ring, but a lot of us were gunning for Thane status, if we hadn't actually achieved it. Don't for
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  10. Most of these are thematic or metaphysical resonances rather than directly aesthetic ones. Sholay (1975): My Gloranthas tend towards this kind of loose attitude towards seriousness and silliness. Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (2012): This is a series about a couple Heroes or maybe demigods running around and having fun in a world that's become detached from the Otherside. Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Monday Begins on Saturday: This novel's biting satire and light parodies give it something of the energy I seek to give to Gloranthan play. Indrapramit Das, The De
    3 points
  11. Bahubali (available in Netflix if someone is curios)
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  12. Hell yes. On a side note, that is the most relentlessly bisexual game I’ve ever played. Love it. Y’know, come to think of it, I haven’t actually read many Conan stories. I’ve read plenty of the comics, though, and a lot of them really do evoke the Bronze Age mysterious danger feel of Glorantha really well.
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  13. I think you should be very liberal with allowing passions in general. I was very happy seeing ”Love Sausages” for a tame Rubble Runner, and I will probably ask my players to make sure that pets, Allied spirits and the like pick up some distinguishing passion.
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  14. In my recent Gloranthan campaign, the PCs were River Voices and HeroQuestors. They found a great Dragonship in Hell that had been pierced by a Golden Barge, belonging to a previous set of River Voices. They gathered an alliance of people to restore the Dragonship, rescued Dormal from the Endless Sea and pulled the soul of an Inhuman King trapped in the Dragonkill. Then they sailed it into the Sky, jumped off at Orlanth's Ring and awakened their Inner Dragons. It probably took 6 months play at a session per week, although they did other things as well. Kallyr did not get a look-in, but it was a
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  15. Pretty straightforward: what's some non-Gloranthan media (games, TV shows, comics, novels, paintings, graffiti, advertisements, whatever) that evokes Glorantha to you? For me, the webcomic Kill Six Billion Demons and the various works of Terry Pratchett (particularly the Witches books and Small Gods), and The Chronicles of Riddick all really, really remind me of Glorantha in some respects. How 'bout y'all?
    2 points
  16. Just to add another "Why I (at first) ignored Magic World" story: I actually thought it was a Magic/Fantasy supplement for the BGB; and since I tend to have relatively little interest in toolbox systems (I do tinker, but I like to start out with something that is playable out of the box), I gave it a pass. Only much later I found out that it was actually a reworking of Stormbringer/Elric! (had I known earlier, I would have ordered it right away.)
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  17. https://htck.github.io/bayeux/#!/ You can do illustrations, at least sort of, for scenes from the GPC. Here’s a version of the giant from Sword Lake:
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  18. The Bran Mak Morn books by Howard, Wagner, Smith & Tierney
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  19. and, of course, racist and misogynist, but who's counting?
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  20. Almost forgot. Might I suggest the Bhagavad Gita? If this is not inappropriate these days.
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  21. The First King, a recent-ish Italian film about the lives of Romulus and Remus. The way it treats gods and spirits, blood sacrifices straight out of the Shaker Temple--it's the closest thing I've seen in film to how I imagine Dawn Age Tarsh.
    2 points
  22. This album cover. EDIT: Come to think of it, there are a lot of stoner/doom metal albums (both songs and covers) that work. I don't want to swamp the thread with them, though.
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  23. Hey, you wanna know what? Last time I played RQG, I announced to my group that I intended to kill Harrek, too. And turn the Moon yellow! They laughed at me and told me I couldn't. I didn't stay with that game much longer. Paint a big enough target on yourself and you can't complain when people come gunning for you. Of course, that works both ways, doesn't it? More power to your players. !i!
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  24. Conan books, especially The Hour of the Dragon, which starts when a wizard has just completed a decades long heroquest to raise a wizard who died 3000 years ago, and to sabotage the magical protection which kept Conan’s kingdom safe from such evil. Conan’s one direct confrontation does not go well for Conan. Don’t be put off by the cheesy Arnie movies, the book version of Conan is eloquent and literate.
    2 points
  25. Or some kind of fairly large, short-tailed amphibian. Which could also be a good source of eggs (or rather, roe), if we suppose that the durulz are averse to poultry for some reason.
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  26. Well, now I want the White Moon to have their own Great Sister (or Moonson, or Jar-Eel, or whoever really) so the two can slug it out like this:
    2 points
  27. Mine turned up today, and I'm a proud Uncle John-Matthew has used OQ 2 as a base to create his own game that is packed full of flavour and fun Once I've put OQ3 1st draft layout to bed, and passed it over to final check, I shall be settling down with beverage and reading the rulebook.
    2 points
  28. In Gathering Thunder, the implication is that it allows her to reach the Dragon Isles in the Celestial River, presumably contributing to the Dragonrise. But if, as Jeff has suggested, the Dragonrise was not something Kallyr expected then that does not make sense. I'd probably connect it to Kallyr's relationship to the Pole Star. The Boat Planet is one of the ancient planets, therefore should be part of the Sky. Perhaps there is some Sky Lore prophecy that encompasses the Boat Planet, which Kallyr interprets to mean should must aid its resurrection. Another prophecy-type implicati
    1 point
  29. OY Although Jagappa beat me to it on another page.
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  30. OY! "The Light reveals the Truth!"
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  31. I've been told it's really good.
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  32. Among the many films you can use as inspiration for heroquests there are two from Monty Python members that are particularly inspiring (in addition to being quite funny) : The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, from Terry Gilliam, and Erik the Viking, directed by Terry Jones.
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  33. INT based skills would average +13%, which is a possible push to be a thinker rather than a bruiser. Something I'm doing in my current 7th Edition games is have the player choose whichever characteristic best encapsulates the Investigator's nature - essentially, whichever would be the key one in a Pulp Cthulhu game - and then making the personal interest points INT+that rather than INT x2.
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  34. So I've removed the rules hack I was looking at, as it wasn't able to be hidden and was just too big to keep on screen with out the spoiler function working anymore. Also I will be changing it and continuing my hunt for a Corruption mechanic that is workable for me. Stay tuned for that stuff to come.
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  35. Gringle and Quackjohn were going to Nochet, but we don't know where they are. Everyone knows that Piku is now in Old Man Village on the Orlmarth tula. Only we know that his son is going to finish his apprenticeship soon and if we can restore the smithy at Apple Lane, Piku will encourage him set up shop there, since we returned Piku's blue gem.
    1 point
  36. LISMELDER One of the smaller tribes, the Lismelder are widely considered clients of the ducks by outsiders and are often the butt of jokes. Because of their proximity to the Upland Marsh, Humakt is a prominent cult. The Lismelder were founded as a splinter of the Malani Tribe circa 1370. They joined the Colymar to seize the lower Stream Vale from the Ducks, but returned those lands to the Ducks in order to end the Zombie Wars. Since then, the Lismelder have largely stayed out of other people’s conflicts, focusing more on their quiet struggle against the Upland Marsh, although they w
    1 point
  37. One thing to think about is what the Sky Ship is or means to the different groups. The planet was known as: Anaxial or Anaxial's Ark in Dara Happa Diros among the Orlanthi and Pelaskites Waertag by the Malkioni The Lucky Star by High Llama Tribe Tsankth by the Vormaino The Sky Ship to Kallyr/Danar For the trolls, it may be connected to Jeset the Ferryman (and a way to retrieve the souls of those who have died under the light of the Sun). Each of these groups likely have their own Stations/events associated with the Boat Planet's quest and journey.
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  38. As described in GT, it's a Sky World heroquest that has some similarities to the Sky part of t11L heroquest.
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  39. The HW/HQ book Gathering Thunder has one take on PC's joining Kallyr's quest and is the only published material on that. For timing, it takes place in Seaseason 1624 shortly before the Battle of Pennel Ford. (Timing aligns with the return of Harrek and Argrath from their circumnavigation of the Seas.) Nominally, Orngerin, Minaryth, and Orstalor Spearlord join Kallyr in the Grazelands at the start of the quest. Also Orlaront Dragonfriend, who helps with the later Dragonrise. And a character named Danar Orelos is from DH and has the sky lore needed to help Kallyr get into the Sky.
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  40. I'm using HeroQuest rules for this (or maybe FATE if the players decide they want to go back to a more familiar system), so the kaiju will be more plot devices and obstacles rather than creatures with distinct statblocks.
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  41. (Trying to reply to this while cooking tea. One or both of these processes is bound to go badly wrong.) Way back when, in Greg's campaign, Charlie played Alexander Yellowbelly - the duck who found Temertain. (Which turned out well.) Alexander was also a duck noble, but overcame the frankly unacceptable prejudices people have over ducks and their conveyances by forming the Two-Horse Show: a group of altimetrically challenged entertainers who lived and worked aboard a platform secured above two warhorses. (Incidentally, Charlie originally referred to this as the 'One-Horse Troop'. So I can
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  42. The duck thane could also have two slaves and a shield:
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  43. It was the author of the sheet according to the Roll20 forums thread I'm watching. I spent last night updating my GitHub account and MacOS client to prepare for character sheet work.
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  44. This is a totally unofficial list that I originally put together over on the (now-defunct) Glorantha G+ group. So details may be wrong but a lot of this has been officially confirmed (e.g. that the product is planned, though not when it will be released). I thought I'd share it here, for fun and info. Even though the original post is several years old, I try and keep abreast of things and keep it updated with new products (and delete items when they're released). Input on this is of course very welcome, because I may well miss things (since I'm not actually Lhankor Mhy). Please
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  45. One of the oddball things about RQ - which comes from being such an old design - is the proliferation of resolution mechanics. Most modern game have one or two, either a standardized system (like HQ) or (maybe the most common) one against static difficulty and one against active opposition. Meanwhile, RQ has (depending on exactly how you count): Skill (or passion/rune/reputation, but this is basically the same thing) vs. static difficulty. Can involve subtraction from (or sometimes addition too) skill (due to difficulty), or division (or sometimes, multiplication) of skill due to diffic
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  46. This week Chaosium is marking the second anniversary of the passing of company founder Greg Stafford. On Sunday we will launch 'The Adventure of the Great Hunt', a special Quickstart preview of Pendragon 6th Edition Rules, Greg's magnum opus. More details here:
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  47. It is two years since the passing of Chaosium company founder Greg Stafford. As one of the greatest game designers of all time; winner of too many awards to count; and a friend, mentor, guide, and inspiration to generations of gamers, “the Grand Shaman of Gaming” influenced the universe of tabletop gaming beyond measure, and we still feel his absence. To honor Greg Stafford and with his family's blessing, over the next week on Chaosium.com, we'll be making several special announcements commemorating Greg and his legacy. #WeAreAllUs https://www.chaosium.com/blogweareallus-chaosi
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