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About David Scott

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    Acton, London, UK


  • RPG Biography
    Played my first RPG in 1977, moved to RuneQuest very quickly. Ran the Convulsion Convention 1992 to 2002 with a large Chaosium presence. I have writing credits for HQ2 Glorantha Publications, the Guide to Glorantha, notably in the Wastelands chapter and am one of the co-authors of HeroQuest Glorantha. Have run a weekly RPG club since 1989. My favourite games are HeroQuest Glorantha, Traveller (MegaTraveller engine), Torg 1ed, Exalted 2ed, Pendragon, 3:16, DramaSystem and various campaigns using HeroQuest 2. I'm currently writing the Prax book, which is turning out to be bigger than I thought.
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    Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1ed
    RuneQuest & HeroQuest Glorantha - Prax Playtest
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    I've played most, maybe all of the Chaosium era BRP based games, my favourites are: RuneQuest, Ringworld and Call of Cthulhu. Honourable mentions to Stormbringer, Elric and Future World. Dishonourable mentions to ElfQuest and SuperWorld...

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  1. Children and young adults

    If NPCs I'd not give them values as usual, If important perhaps a few notes and a distinguishing feature - Young and curious or teenager and sulky, etc. They are covered on page 61 of HQ2 - Dependants. Lots of ways of doing this - Followers Child 17, Teenager 17, etc. If an important child of a PC, I'd treat them as a sidekick HQ2 page 64.
  2. Upcoming Glorantha publications

    So here in the UK you can buy it. Ah... and now I can't...
  3. Prax and the thousand questions about the place.

    It's in the original box, Pavis and Big Rubble (MD) but not Pavis GtA.
  4. Upcoming Glorantha publications

    Pavis Threshold to Danger (Chaosium 1983 Boxed set). OOP, but like likely to appear as a PDF in the RuneQuest Classics if I know @Rick Meints. Pavis and Big Rubble (Moon Design 1999 Hard & Softback). OOP, not likely to be reprinted it wasn't digitally printed. Discussed elsewhere. Pavis: Gateway to Adventure (Moon Design 2012 Softback & PDF). Both currently available from Chaosium: https://www.chaosium.com/pavis-gateway-to-adventure/
  5. Upcoming Glorantha publications

    Order it direct from Chaosium https://www.chaosium.com/pavis-gateway-to-adventure/
  6. Prax and the thousand questions about the place.

    Don’t forget the Freelance Adventurer Registration Form:
  7. Prax and the thousand questions about the place.

    What are your references?
  8. Casualty rate in Gloranthan battles?

    It shouldn't be forgotten that the Glowline is powered by sacrifices at the Reaching Moon temples. I'd suspect that the higher the "value" of the sacrifice the more energy Yara Aranis puts into it. I'm sure they need sufficient sacrifices all year round.
  9. Casualty rate in Gloranthan battles?

    I'm not so sure about that. Mallia is a Death Goddess and will be attracted to places like battlefields where lives are slowly ebbing away or being maintained near death. The wounded aren't tended so quickly and wait. Not a problem in small exchanges, it's large battles I'm talking about. Unless of course you propitiate her before the battle, and I'm not talking knowing there broos in the opposing side. Mallia is part of Glorantha and will get stronger as the Hero Wars breaks.
  10. The Praxian Tradition

    This a great example of how I envisage the final info being used.
  11. Prax and the thousand questions about the place.

    @g33k asked Saw the thread-tag... just had to add: ... and to keep it Gloranthan... does anyone know if figs are canon in Glorantha? And if so, do they have any special standing in any cult, sacred to a Goddess or important in a ritual, etc? Figs were of course a staple of the ancient mediterranean @Iskallor mentioned Fig Lane in his adari. i have figs growing around the Paps by the Oasis Folk. I think they grow the Natal Fig as it has fruit and can be harvested for barkcloth. This material is ideal for making patterns and designs in itself. Aldrya priestesses wear it. It’s made possible as this fig is supported by one of the old agricultural spirits at the Paps. I suspect a few oases grow them, with most have one or two. I suspect the fruit isn’t too tasty but herd animals love it.
  12. making a BRP screen

    Back of the BGB page 383 onwards. You can mashup what you need using screen grabs. You can download the PDF here: https://www.chaosium.com/basic-roleplaying-pdf/ The QuickStart version doesn’t have the reference tables you need.
  13. The Praxian Tradition

    It all makes sense now doesn't it.
  14. I'm starting a RQG campaign and in the process of my first player's character creation came across a concern with Spirit Magic and Sorcery.  For spirit magic your "Limit to Spell Holding" is your CHA, however, in sorcery "Manipulating Spells" your Free INT reduced by the number of points of spirit magic you have.  It appeared to me at first that SM was treated (held/learned) differently, but as I reread it now it looks like a second "restriction/limitation" if you learn sorcery.  Any clarification?

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      David Scott

      Sorcerers avoid learning spirit magic - it reduces their Free INT. There's no more to say than that.

  15. The Praxian Tradition

    You are correct, I didn't remember correctly (I've heavy cold and am not quite with it). I covered it here: So It does make me wonder if the Orlanthi identify Lightfore with Elmal.