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  1. GianniVacca

    Tell me of Sheng Seleris

    Why's that? It took the Manchus 65 years to conquer China.
  2. Black Lotus is described as 'notorious' in the Guide so I reckon its trade is illegal/heavily regulated.
  3. GianniVacca

    3rd-Party Publishing?

    Free or not? I guess that would make a difference in terms of 'fan published stuff' vs a fully-fledged 3rd party product.
  4. GianniVacca

    "Secrets of Japan" and martial arts

    Oooops I now realise you were specifically looking for Japanese Martial Arts-oriented skills, so disregard my previous message, as the free version available now does not contain any Martial Arts-related content. As for your original post-- I had a discussion with Charlie Krank about Secrets of Japan back at the time when he was running Chaosium. He told me the author had provided him several lengthy manuscripts intended to complete the first book, but that he did not want to publish them because he thought 'there would be no interest' -- but then we all know about Charlie's business acumen 😞 Well, there used to be several very interesting Basic supplements published by Stratelibri.
  5. GianniVacca

    "Secrets of Japan" and martial arts

    You may also want to check the free partial preview for Rise of the Yōkai Koku, a supplement for Revolution D100 set at the time of the Sengoku Jidai, that Alephtar Games had circulated. The fully-fledged product wasn't funded 😞
  6. GianniVacca

    orlanthi cults in Umathela

    Wasn't there somewhere talk of the 'Nine Lightbringers" in Pamaltela? [edit] yep, here: http://www.pensee.com/dunham/glorantha/umathela/UmathelanReligion.pdf. Not canon, but interesting! [/edit]
  7. GianniVacca

    orlanthi cults in Umathela

    I can't see why there should be Yelmalio worship in Umathela. The Orlanthi here left Genertela before the spread of Yelmalian worship. According to the Guide (p621) Orlanthi worship in Umathela is no different to Genertela. Then by closely reading the gazetteer you can spot a few minor differences (e.g., worship of Tyloque, p637). I have run a very short Umathelan campaign using David Dunham's notes but they are clearly no longer canon: http://www.pensee.com/dunham/glorantha/umathela/UmathelanReligion.pdf http://www.pensee.com/dunham/glorantha/umathela/Info-Umathelans.pdf
  8. GianniVacca

    Wiki Rework?

    I use the wiki a lot as a GM. I never use it as a player, nor would I recommend it as a player-friendly tool. As the GM (and using the wikia) I have written a "Player's Primer to Chern Durel and Northern Kralorela", which I have distributed to the players. This enables me to control how much information starting characters know about the setting, to orientate it towards my own views of Chern Durel and Northern Kralorela (since YGWV), and to make sure important facts are known and shared ("they hate Ignorants in Baihu").
  9. GianniVacca

    Lhankor Mhy Sorcery and Meldeks

    You get to augment once per session WITH A GIVEN ABILITY.
  10. GianniVacca

    Lhankor Mhy Sorcery and Meldeks

    I thought this was because the core RQ:G book was centred on the Dragon Pass region. Are you saying Malkioni humans do not have the Law Rune?!
  11. GianniVacca

    Lhankor Mhy Sorcery and Meldeks

    Found it: it's in the book "Dragon Pass and the Wilds", (no page number): Miskander the Alchemist, Gbaji Priest.
  12. GianniVacca

    RQG Preview - more of the Bestiary

    A weird runner?
  13. GianniVacca

    Lhankor Mhy Sorcery and Meldeks

    The book titled "Dragon Pass something". It's one of the major NPCs. BTW all the major NPCs in that book use a John Spaienza "Major NPC" sheet, which I have never seen elsewhere, and which is pretty cool.
  14. GianniVacca

    Quickstart Corrections?

    Hear hear.
  15. GianniVacca

    Lhankor Mhy Sorcery and Meldeks

    The only alchemist (if I'm not mistaken) in the extra books from the RQ Classic KS is Chaotic.