David Scott

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    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 and the Guide to Glorantha, notably in the Wastelands chapter. Have run a weekly RPG club since 1989. My favourite games are HeroQuest Glorantha, Traveller (MegaTraveller engine), Torg, Exalted 2nd ed, 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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    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. Page 8 is surely early enough?
  2. Obvious now that you mention it :-)
  3. Here's a section of the original art direction for Mike Perry:
  4. Trolls. When the RQ3 Troll and Troll Gods boxes came out I ran a game when where every one was a Rune level from clans in the Redstone Caverns. We had a Zong hunter, a Kyger Litor Shaman Priestess, a Zorak Zoran Warrior, a Gorakki Shaman Priestess and a Artaki Subere priestess. I think everyone had at least one assistant of some form. This all started from wanting to play Snakepipe Hollow, it was the only reasonable way to be powerful enough to take it one. Everyone was familiar with Trollpak so it was pretty easy and a good time was had by all. The alienness of troll was easy to do in a homogeneous group. One of the main themes was of who was in charge. Clearly the Kiger Litor priestess, but she didn't really want to be bothered with the responsibility, so it was all about gaining favour. Even for Rune level troll SPH was a challenge. I certain recommend trying it.
  5. I think it would be pretty easy to strip out all of the Gloranthan material. However, the mastery rune would need replacing as it's in a specialist font. Any suggestions for an ascii symbol that would work? How about #, any suggestions @Ian Cooper: space ranger 5#
  6. That's so cool. I've never been to gencon, but it looks like I can finally bilocate, my illumination heropoint was well spent 😋
  7. An interesting commentary on the Copper Tablets, however your post would be more accessible an overview and individual tablets. Otherwise it's too dense to easily discuss individual sections.
  8. As one of the authors of HeroQuest Glorantha, I've already paid my heropoint to become illuminated as per the illumination chapter starting page 202 - ∞
  9. Fortunately the Guide to Glorantha Group Read is making us do the legwork, page 7:
  10. Yes. Sorcerers would say - the God's are anthropomorphised runes Theists would say - the Gods are embodiment of the runes Animists would say - the Gods are great spirits, and so embodiments of the runes
  11. As @MOB said, they'd just find very small runes, no need to bring particle physics into it. They don't actually have to. They just imagine that they are infinitely small. Using Democritus's atomic theory from 465BC, and replacing the word atom with runes, would seem to work perfectly for the notion of Western understanding of the Runes: All matter consists of invisible particles called runes. runes are indestructible. runes are solid but invisible. runes are homogenous. runes differ in size, shape, mass, position, and arrangement. I'd also add in for Glorantha that the chaos rune may alter the above. It would seem to me that the more you focus down on a pure rune the more you enter the otherworld. I found this book is a very useful guide to this sort of thing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mysticism-Pelican-F-C-Happold/dp/0140205683
  12. Not quite as it appears to be a set of techniques in which the "seeing: appears to be but one part. GtG page 135: It's likely the technique mimics the basics of sorcery, but applied in the Otherworld: Summon/Dismiss, Command, Combine/Separate, Tap.
  13. Week 1 26th June 2017 https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/6433-guide-to-glorantha-group-read-week-1/ World Structure 7 Introduction 8 Week 2 3rd July https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/6467-guide-to-glorantha-group-read-week-2/ Major Cultures 18 Hsunchen Culture 18 Doraddi Culture 22 Praxian Culture 26 Orlanthi Culture 31 Week 3 10th July 2017 https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/6492-guide-to-glorantha-group-read-week-3/ Pelorian Culture 38 Fonritian Culture 43 Western Culture 48 Kralori Culture 54 Week 4 17th July 2017 https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/6519-guide-to-glorantha-group-read-week-4/ Elder Races 59 Aldryami 59 Dragonewts 70 Dragons 77 Week 5 24th July 2017 https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/6554-guide-to-glorantha-group-read-week-5/ The Mostali 81 The Uz 91 Merfolk 103 Week 6 31st July 2017 https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/6547-guide-to-glorantha-group-read-week-6/ Lesser Elder Races 106 Time in Glorantha 111 Mythos & History 113 Week 7 24 pages 7th August 2017 The Dawn Age 125 The Second Age 132 The Third Age 140 Week 8 12 pages 14th August 2017 Major Pantheons 150 The Hero Planes. 154 Beyond the Middle World 158 Regions of Glorantha 163 Week 9 34 pages 21st August 2017 Genertela 166 Dragon Pass 168 Sartar 172 Tarsh 175 The Grazelanders 175 Elder Wilds 191 Week 10 32 pages 28th August 2017 Fronela 199 Kingdom of Loskalm 203 Akem 212 Junora 215 Janube River States 216 Jonatela 222 Northern Fronela 229 Week 11 14 pages 4th September 2017 Holy Country 234 Caladraland 243 Esrolia 244 Shadow Plateau 244 Heortland 245 God Forgot 248 Week 12 31 pages 11th September 2017 Kralorela 260 Boshan Province 268 Hanjan Province 272 Hum Chang Province 275 Jaubon Province 279 Puchai Province 281 Shiyang Province 283 Wanzow Province 285 Chen Durel, the Bliss of Ignorance 286 Week 13 29 pages 18th September 2017 Lunar Empire 292 The Lunar Heartland 299 First Blessed 307 Darjiin 309 Doblian 310 Karasal 311 Kostaddi 313 Oraya 314 Oronin 316 Silver Shadow 317 Sylila 319 Carmania 322 Week 14 23 pages 25th September 2017 Lunar Provinces 328 Aggar 331 Holay 335 Imther 338 Vanch 339 Talastar 341 Dorastor 342 Lunar Allies 344 Week 15 22 pages 2nd October 2017 Maniria 350 Pent 363 Week 16 24 pages 9th October 2017 Ralios 373 Safelster 375 Vesmonstran 387 East Wilds 393 to 398 End of Volume 1!
  14. Merfolk section comments here! Main thread: https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/6554-guide-to-glorantha-group-read-week-5/ Deep Discussion: https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/6553-guide-to-glorantha-group-read-week-5-deep-discussion/ Errors: https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/6518-guide-to-glorantha-group-read-week-5-errors/#comment-93055
  15. Uz section comments here! Main thread: https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/6554-guide-to-glorantha-group-read-week-5/ Deep Discussion: https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/6553-guide-to-glorantha-group-read-week-5-deep-discussion/ Errors: https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/6518-guide-to-glorantha-group-read-week-5-errors/#comment-93055