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  1. Thanks Kloster for posting this and for partially showing your work. While I don't need the exact numbers in play, having some sense of where the numbers are for a rational optimization choice vs. a do-you-feel-lucky choice. Coincidentally, in tonight's session, all three PCs failed their Runic Augmentation in the same short scene. But, as has been mentioned, that didn't impact the skill they were trying to improve, though it did cause some complications for one PC when later that day he wanted to cast some Rune Magic. This thread helped me decide to (rightly) decide to roll my second best Runic affinity, so that I could save my best affinity for casting Rune Magic in climactic combat that came later.
  2. The 2014 movie Hercules with Dwayne Johnson is a good example of a hero's warband. In the film, Hercules gets the lion's share of the credit for actions that the whole band is involved in. It's a nice example of how those Dragon Pass counters are named for the hero or superhero, but the counter isn't really a single human.
  3. Gently lift them up and set them down out of the way?
  4. The Kaphtu Trilogy by Richard L. Purtill. It's set in the Bronze Age Aegean with actual deities. I used the cover of the Stolen Goddess for my first RQ player character.
  5. Walking into melee it seems like the CA should, in addition to wearing distinctive garb, also make some noise (like ring a bell, chant, or sing song) so their location is audibly clear in case they are visibly obscured by fog, smoke, darkness, intervening fighters etc. Their protective status is because they are healers and so they can heal. It's not supposed to be a way for a healer to play gotcha with the fighters in a conflict.
  6. Only if one of the eggs hatches a healthy infant.
  7. While I really like a lot of what has been done with RQiG, I find the rulebook much more difficult to use as a reference book in play than I found RQ2 & Cults of Prax. For example, finding the rules for calculating the physical and spirit combat damage bonuses in the middle of the long character creation section is awkward for me as a GM as I need to reference those calculations whenever I create a new NPC or creature.
  8. Good points. Also the Passion roll failure is -10% to all rolls for the scene while the success is +20% to only one skill for that scene. So a lower penalty for failure, but applied very broadly. And fumbling a passion often (like say in the case of combat) means your PC just auto-failed the entire scene. Passion augments do seem to have the worst cost benefit ratio. As the GM I don't think I'd want to rely on a die roll for the duration of despair. Fumbling a Passion is like a temporary death. Sort of a little death. Ironic, really. I'm curious how people have treated Fumbles for Rune augments. It says, "The adventurer must even avoid acting in accordance with the Rune during that time." Depending on the Rune, the situation, and the breadth of the interpretation a fumbled Runic inspiration could also result in an auto-fail the entire scene. I'd be interested to hear any examples for how people have treated that outcome in a way that enhances fun.
  9. The Darkness Rune rating. Good point. I was too focused on the one example, where the skill being augmented is higher than the source of the augment. I did not intend to completely eliminate the potential for a down side, but it would be nice not to have double the chance of fumbling because you are making two percentile dice rolls. I think what I'd like to have (at least some of the time) is a method where the augment is attempted after the first die roll is made. So the player avoids turning a roll they perceive as good enough into a roll that fails or worse still turns what might have been success into a fumble. So they instead can try to push their luck with a second die roll and hope to do well enough with the augment to turn what might be a failure into success. This seems like it would really only work well for a single die roll contest. Not for something like combat or an elaborate stealth entrance where multiple die rolls will be attempted. This will require more thought.
  10. Not yet. Just noodling ideas. I don't have enough experience with the new rules to feel comfortable making significant changes.
  11. Thanks for the analysis. This makes explicit something that has implicitly concerned me about how augments work and whether its sensible for players to even try to augment. I want augments to be something players will try to use when success matters, not something they should choose every time they try to do anything. But the way augments work, it seems that often times if success matters, augmenting has too much downside for the potential upside. So rational players should avoid augmenting in important situations...which is the opposite outcome that I want to see in play. I'm wondering if augments would work better as something PCs can use to push for success. (Setting aside for a moment whether they are pushing their luck, their will, or what have you.) Instead of rolling the augment ahead of time and then adding or subtracting a bonus or mallus from the main skill, I wonder if a better mechanic would be to roll the augment as a separate roll where the player can choose whether to use their roll for the main skill roll or the roll for the augmenting skill/passion/affinity roll. In effect, this would be similar to rolling with advantage in some systems. So my Humakt initiate fighting in a night battle would roll against his 95% Greatsword skill and also roll against his 70% Darkness Rune affinity and use the better result from the two rolls, e.g., rolling 48 for Greatsword and 13 for Darkness Rune. He would choose to use the special result from the Darkness Rune rather than the normal success for the Greatsword.
  12. Thanks, I didn't read enough of the Aldrya entry in Cults of Prax. (I stopped before the Gardeners). That answers my question. Oddly, the write up in the Glorantha Bestiary doesn't include the Recover Spirit Spell.
  13. Recover Spirit is mentioned in the Gamemaster Adventures I can't find a description in RQiG or the Red Book of Magic. I failed to find a correction addressing this and I even went back to my old RQ3 Magic Book and Gods of Glorantha, but no luck there either. Anybody know what this spell does?
  14. We almost always used the previous experience rules in the Appendix. That resulted in characters who would succeed at the skills they were good at at least as often as not.
  15. Since the mid to late 1990s virtually all "knowlege" about Glorantha is said to be subjective. So the player who wants the character to know what they, the player, know, may end up thinking their character "knows" many things that are contradicted by objective fact or other subjective beliefs in the Glorantha that their PC is inhabiting.
  16. I'd thought that the physical damage applied to embodied spirits who are currently discorporate and I like the image of the body of a discoporated character showing wounds based on spirit combat effects. But looking at the page again, I'm less sure that is the correct interpretation of the rule. If it is true, that's a problem for the Chalana Arroy worshiper attacked by a shaman. If not, then I suppose the issue would be moot.
  17. The target for Resurrection is the spirit of the deceased, and the body is already dead, so presumably damage wouldn't occur in that specific instance.
  18. Sometimes spirit combat does physical damage. Hit Point Damage When suffering a special or critical attack in spirit combat, an embodied target (such as a human) takes actual physical damage to their hit points equal to the number of D6s rolled for the attackโ€™s damage. Thus, 1D6+3 points of spirit combat damage will inflict 1 hit point of physical damage. RQiG p 369
  19. Here's a different thought. Instead of a high devotion making DI more likely and less costly, maybe a low Devotion should make obtaining DI more difficult. For instance, an adventurer might need a successful roll of Devotion (Deity) to be allowed the usual roll for DI.
  20. Put yourself between the boar and the child.
  21. So for a Trickster "rules are made to be broken" and you can't break the rules if there really aren't any rules. I like it. ๐Ÿ˜€
  22. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Ah...the light begins to dawn.
  23. Who's Ian? I got the Scooby Doo reference, but you lost me with the second sentence, though "kid" would not be an apt sobriquet for me.
  24. Bill, that sounds wonderful! I'd be interested. Over the years I've played and GMed, RQ2, RQ3,and RiG so I'm somewhat experienced. a/ Have not played or read Trouble at Days Rest. b/ I've playtested some other games in the past and I'm very comfortable with an NDA handshake or otherwise. c/ I won't be attending Gen Con, so not playing is a given. d/ Getting to play for 6 hours in one day sounds heavenly. e/ I have: RQRiG rule book, Skype account, and a Roll20 Account (I use and have used Roll20 as a player and a GM, so somewhat familiar.) f/ I hope I have a sense of fun and I'm perfectly willing to help out!
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