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Rhialto the Marvellous

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About Rhialto the Marvellous

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  • Birthday 11/23/1964

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    All forms of BRP, CT and OD&D.


  • RPG Biography
    Playing since '78, dozens and dozens of systems. Vacillate between OSR-type light rules and BRP-like medium-weight rules. Stormbringer is my all-time favorite BRP title, followed closely by Mythic Iceland.
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    Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea and a Classic Traveller/Stars Without Number mashup.
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    Aging child, masquerading as a professional manager. Eagerly awaiting the new BRP and revised Mythic Iceland, given up hope on a new Stormbringer.

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  1. Rhialto the Marvellous

    RQG: Reviews Thread

    No, I was referring to what Jeff said, and assume the same mechanics (passions, skill augmentation using them, runes, etc.) will be re-integrated with the Fantasy Earth setting vice Glorantha. But it is just a guess. 🤔
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    Moorcock thanked in the new RQG!

    Me too, and a shame that won't happen.
  3. Rhialto the Marvellous

    RQG: Reviews Thread

    Should have been clearer: the "Fantasy Earth" books, we will see: Mythic Iceland first (I assume), followed by Mythic Atlantis, Mythic Opar, etc. Might as well suggest, while I'm at it.
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    RQG: Reviews Thread

    Well, that was a very thorough review. I'm still most likely to wait for the first Fantasy Earth book, never having been a huge Glorantha fan, but this review at least has me tempted.
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    Moorcock thanked in the new RQG!

    Much as I appreciate all the hard and loving work that went into Magic World, it is the antithesis of the production qualities I see in the new RQG.
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    Moorcock thanked in the new RQG!

    Now wouldn't a version of Stormbringer with updated production qualities matching RQG be something else?
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    State of BRP

    Same here: I most fondly recall playing RQ3 in the old Fantasy Earth (and our other homebrew settings), and am keen to see what RuneQuest Fantasy Earth is.
  8. Rhialto the Marvellous

    What is is about Stormbringer?

    Agree, and I think this is why it's just fine to have both beggars and nobles in the same party: it's a distinction without much of a real difference in the end, since each can potentially contribute equally to the epic struggle that unfolds. And then die.
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    What is is about Stormbringer?

    Since the interview characterizes Mr. Moorcock as "laughing" when he stated this it presumably indicates he wasn't entirely serious. I'm a fan of Stormbringer the RPG, whatever personal political persuasion spawned the tales it's based on...
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    What is is about Stormbringer?

    Yes, I'm aware of who he is, but (obviously! 😒) unacquainted with the entirety of his body of work laying at out his opinion on Tolkien (having simply enjoyed his own stories, and read limited quotes by him on others', and now "Epic Pooh"). Since I said "I could well be wrong..." I'll leave it at "Yep, I sure was".
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    What is is about Stormbringer?

    As I said, hard to tell from a single quote, but since he referenced "there and back again" that indicates he read The Hobbit at least, but indicates nothing more. I could well be wrong on how widely and deeply he read Tolkien, but in any case the soundness of his opinion is impossible to tell from such a short article. But thanks for the tip, I'll see if I can find the article or book you reference. And while we could replace "fascist" with any number of less pejorative terms, he presumably used the word he meant to use: for a writer of such accomplishment I would consider it common courtesy, and sense. 😉
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    What is is about Stormbringer?

    Thanks, very interesting: while I don't agree with his assessment of Tolkien (his opinion seems based on a very superficial or limited reading, but hard to tell from a single quote), I do appreciate his retrospective. I will just remark that I find it ironic that the author best known for the Law - Balance - Chaos struggle and their reliance on each other can't see we don't simply live in a Phillip K. Dick world, but also a Clark world. But not Dick Clark.
  13. Rhialto the Marvellous

    Announcement: Lyonesse

    While I've never played Mythras, this might do the trick, as Mr. Vance's works are amongst my favorites...
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    The more you reveal, the more I like this approach. Cheers!
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    Thanks, that is very helpful. As a big fan of Stormbringer, too, I very much like the random armor protection. Carry on Newt, please!