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  1. On 7/5/2020 at 7:41 AM, CharloixBrooKiller said:

    I was the original victim of Tarnak's betrayal, now memoralized in Borderlands.  Ironically it was actually in an earlier D&D campaign and the event woven into the later RQ events of our beloved newtlings.  How I remember sitting around the author's kitchen table, making up rhyming names for the Newtlings….."soy"..."roy"..."koi'...."foy"...LOL

    Wow -- you were a player in Steve's original Prax campaign?  And am I understanding you right that it predated RQ in some form?  I've always wondered about it since seeing the note in the rulebook Appendix about the upcoming "Pavis Campaign, drawn from the campaign of Steve Perrin."  It must have been very different from what eventually saw print.

  2. On 6/4/2020 at 8:11 AM, Dethstrok9 said:

    Ahh, okay. Are there any supplements for RQG which include locales other than the Dragon Pass? Or for time periods other than 1625

    Beyond Prax and Dragon Pass, Glorantha's been described more in fan publications than  official Chaosium products.  Not Canon, AIUI, but quite a lot of it written by people like MOB, Nick Brooke, Jeff Richard, Sandy Petersen, and Greg Stafford. The best current example would be A Rough Guide to Glamour (the Lunar Empire's capital city). 

    If you're willing to go back to RQ 3 and hunt among the 'zines, yes, there's wild and wonderful material on places far from Dragon Pass.  Tradetalk used to devote every second issue to some odd corner of the Gloranthan Lozenge. Back in the 90s, Tales of the Reaching Moon produced some meaty issues on Pamaltela and the West, but you might have a long search to find them.

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  3. What would giants want?  Herds of cattle, bison, or alpacas to turn into food and clothing.  Going back to Gonn Orta and Boshbisil, they want magic even more than meat, but they also want help with "fine manipulation," little hands to thread needles (or harpoons), artificers to stitch sailcloth garments, fashion locks, carve scrimshaw and repair pea-shooters.  These could be slaves or skilled craftsmen (slave-craftsmen?).  Giants would appreciate being able to peer at little stuff better, so even if your Glorantha does not include magnifying lenses and telescopes, they might go for hemispheric lumps of polished glass. 

    As what humans want from giants, the record indicates construction services, quarried stone, building walls around Pavis and Asgard, or hexagonal causeways.  Giants are good porters until they get hungry or distracted.  Or maybe the giants have a domesticated mastodon or apatosaurus they want to sell?

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  4. 8 hours ago, Ian Absentia said:

     So that's three heroes of the Hero Wars accounted for with one blow.  Have we ever seen any of them together in the same room outside of a game of Dragon Pass?

    By the same token, no one's ever seen the Red Emperor and Quackjohn in the same room.  Damning evidence, if you ask me. 

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  5. On 1/5/2020 at 1:58 PM, Corvantir said:

    I don't know if this is its first appearance but the pic is indeed in Wyrms Footprints, page 13: Famous sights of Dragon Pass #1 - A village near Alone.   ;)

    Its first appearance is in Wyrms Footnotes#5 (1978), p. 20.

    Not old skool, oldest skool.

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