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About soltakss

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    RQ Fogey
  • Birthday 01/11/1964

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    Started playing RuneQuest in 1982.
    Articles in Tales of the Reaching Moon, Tradetalk and The Birchbark Chronicles fanzines.
    Merrie England:Age of Eleanor for MRQ1
    Merrie England: Age of Chivalry for BRP
    Merrie England: Robyn Hode for Renaissance
    Land of Ice and Stone for Legend
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    RQ in Third Age Pavis and Prax http://rqpavis.soltakss.com
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  1. soltakss

    Do any of the 'Planets' have Rings?

    As a Maths Graduate, I must say "Does not Compute!"
  2. soltakss

    Illuminate Me

    Now that is a Riddle.
  3. soltakss

    Do any of the 'Planets' have Rings?

    That is debatable, but we'll say yes for the time being. The Moon, for example, isn't on the Sky Dome, but might not be a planet. These are small, those are far away ...
  4. soltakss

    Sun County Templars' and militiamen's cult ranks

    Templars - All of them Militiamen - Not sure, maybe the same proportion as are initiates across the board, maybe 20% or 30%
  5. soltakss

    Are Lunars God Learners?

    I don't think that is big enough! As the actress said to the Bishop ...
  6. soltakss

    Are Lunars God Learners?

    Spell trading or sorcerous teleport.
  7. soltakss

    Are Lunars God Learners?

    My view is that the Sun Stop broke the Compromise, or snapped bits of it.
  8. soltakss

    Swords of Central Genertela

    Yes, I agree. Martin doesn't think so, as he is enormously self-critical, but we know better.
  9. But I like it, as that is how I think, in terms of Archetypes. Something is a cat because it resembles the pure Cat Archetype. A dog isn't a cat, because a dog resembles the Dog Archetype, not the cat one. I vaguely remember a study about some kind of insect that preferred to mate with females with parts of their body slightly larger than normal, so scientists made models of females with the body part blown up out of all proportion, in a way that no female would have in nature, and the males pretty much all preferred to mate with the over-endowed model. To me, that means that the Archetype for that creature has the over-endowed version and the normal creatures tried to meet that archetype and failed. I'm not a zoologist, can you tell?
  10. soltakss

    Do any of the 'Planets' have Rings?

    If it is a true demisphere, then it must be thousands of kilometres high at its peak. However, if it is just a flat sky that curves down to the earth at the edges, then it doesn't have to be very high at all. Do any mountains reach the Sky? I have a vague recollection that Cragspider's Castle touches the Sky, but could be wrong, I usually am. Kero Fin probably doesn't touch the Sky, for mythical reasons. Not sure about Top of the World, though. In any case, the Sky Dome should be higher than most mountains. If it is irregularly high, so has bumps and hollows, then it could be lower in places. Certainly it is lower at the edges, as it reaches down to touch the Pillars at North, South, East and West.
  11. soltakss

    Troll Break Market Map and Legend

    Thanks - Now that I am aware of this map, I'll use more things based on it. I don't have an eye for detail and rarely draw local maps for my campaigns, so I love it when people draw local maps that I can use.
  12. soltakss

    Death by a thousand cuts

    I suppose it's a matter of taste and preference. If you like the idea that every wound causes blood loss and the cumulative effect can cause problems, then use the death by a thousand cuts approach. If you like the 80s Action Hero approach where Arnie/Sly/Brucie just laugh off flesh wounds, then go for the One Hit approach.
  13. soltakss

    Not sure how I feel...

    For Initiates, I am fine with getting them back every Season, as that is better than they had in previous versions of RQ. For Rune Levels, I would play that they should be able to get them back due to their closer relationship with their deity.
  14. soltakss

    Illuminate Me

    It is the Nysalor Riddle for Move Silently, just a play on the order of words. "When is a door not a door? ...", but I am not sure which riddle that would be.
  15. soltakss

    The Many and the One, or has there always been a Yelm?

    I suppose it all depends on when Yelm was static. Was he static before Umath ripped Sky and Earth asunder, or was he static afterwards? If he was static before, then Umath's act might have forced Yelm to move, perhaps moving towards the torn Earth. If he was static afterwards, then he might have moved when Orlanth killed him. However, my feeling is that Yelm did not stay in the same place for the whole of his existence. Maybe Yelm the Emperor did, but Yelm the Sun Disc may well have moved. After all, one of his myths is the Burning of Mallia, before Mallia became part of the Unholy Trinity, so did that happen in Yelm's Palace, or was Yelm moving around at that point? Xentha already existed, but not in the Sky. Before Yelm was killed, she was a Goddess of Night in the Underworld, probably one of the many deities keeping the Underworld dark. Only after Yelm was killed and the darkness Spirits were forced from Wonderhome did Xentha slide up the Sky. After Yelm was killed, there was no Night and Day, there was Night. Night and day happened after time began. Now, some can argue that the other Solar deities might have caused some Day, but there would have been battles between Night and Day at that point, so it would not have been a regular thing. As Xentha travelled through the Sky and the Solar Deities were slowly destroyed, Night became more and more powerful. This was the Lesser Darkness, after all.