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  1. I think I watched that when I worked in Ireland. It was released in 1997, so fits me being there in 1998. I remember it as being fun and had some basis in fact, due to the archaeological discoveries of the time.
  2. It is definitely not a beginner's guide to HeroQuesting. It does, however, have a lot of interesting ideas. Yes, some rules are for RQ, some for HW/HQ and some for pretend systems that don't exist. However, if you ignore all that, there are lots that are really useful. For example. the section that compares the strengths of deities could be adapted to HQ or RQ very easily. The HeroQuests are generally workable as well.
  3. Or, at the very least, a Humakti and a Vingan
  4. Sheng is the mirror of the Red Emperor Arkat is the mirror of Gbaji/Nysalor Argrath is the Mirror of the Moon It is quite reasonable to equate the Red Goddess/Emperor and Gbaji, making Arkat, Sheng Seleris and Argrath as essentially enemies of the same being.
  5. And here we see Gonn Orta taking advantage of his huge STR and associated Manipulation Bonus to use his Throw 800% skill to throw a Moon Boat far, far away.
  6. I personally can't see any reasonable reading that makes Argrath's ritual of the net an "Oops!" moment rather than a deliberate act, but to each their own. My, clearly unreasonable, reading is that it was a deliberate act by Agrarth's Trickster. Argrath performed the LBQ twice and the second time he wrapped all the deities in Arachne Solaris' Net and they were killed. Argrath is probably powerful enough to free them, to break the Net, or whatever, but he doesn't.
  7. I have run the Hero Wars twice in RQ. The first time, one of the PCs took a dislike to Argrath as a jumped-up rival, so consigned him to a Lunar Hell and did the same to Harrek, in case he retaliated. The second time, the PCs basically did everything that Argrath was supposed to do, but as a natural by-product of the game. It let Garrath Sharpsword sitting in an inn, drowning his sorrows over what might have been, if it wasn't for those pesky River Voices. You don't have to follow the "Look, it's Argrath who is going to destroy the Lunar Empire" plot.
  8. Arcane Lore is very good, for both HeroQuesting and as a way of comparing deities. However, it is a bewildering mishmash of different rules and approaches. So, if you are interested in HeroQuesting then it is a must, but if you want a set of workable HeroQuesting Rules then you might be disappointed.
  9. Agreed. Whale Rider, 10,000BC and the Pathfinder films are all HeroQuests.
  10. Also, http://www.soltakss.com/pavis01a.html for the Timeline using the actual dates from Griselda stories and http://www.soltakss.com/pavis01b.html for using amended dates for Griselda stories, to make them fit slightly better. http://www.soltakss.com/timeline.html is a general hero wars Timeline.
  11. The Caladra & Aurelion cult mine diamonds, earthblood and firebone. They are connected to Mostal but Aurelion is the Earth God involved, I think.
  12. Enjoyed the Stirrups in Glorantha threadjack. Anyone want to discuss why slings are better than bows, or why bows are better than slings? How about the need/not for stirrups when using horse archery?
  13. Most have been mentioned. Pathfinder (Both original and USA remake) Whale Rider 10,000BC 13th Warrior Conan the Barbarian Apocalypto
  14. No, Orlanth did it as well. The Scarf of Mist is effectively Orlanth taking a concubine from the water tribe, for example. Historically, it happened quite often. Genghis Khan's first wife was stolen by a rival and he had to steal her back again. In the Middle ages, heiresses were often abducted and married against their will.
  15. Ernaldan and Asrelian Matchmakers would be common and might have conflicting goals. I can also see Voria and Voriof Matchmakers trying to make Love Marriages. If people manage to find matches themselves, then the rest of their families try to see if they are a good match, using Customs, Manage Household and so on. I can see the Marriage Tour happening as well, with eligible men and women being paraded around the rest of the clans, to see who likes the look of them. That's for bigger clans, anyway, small clans would probably know everyone really well. The tribal ring would probably only get involved in important or contentious marriages. The clan ring would be a formality, as the womenfolk would already have decided if a match is good or not.
  16. It might be possible to live in a gold one as well.
  17. Yes, I'd have said Yelm for those reasons. He does a pretty ballet and plays the harp. A courtly Dara Happan would do whatever courtly people do, maybe dance, play musical instrument, recite or write poetry, sing, that kind of thing. I wouldn't restrict it to particular skills, sometimes just putting an expensive cloak over a puddle to let someone pass unsullied is courteous behaviour.
  18. Everything except the Guide to Glorantha and Gloranthan sourcebook. It probably hasn't been taken out, it's just not in the current timeline, so happened in the past. The Dragon Pass Gazetteer is probably not reliable, as things have changed. Sartar and Sartar Companion might be OK, but might have changed. RQ2/RQ3 Mythology pieces probably have not changed and most of the RQ2/RQ3 material is still valid, but happens in the past. A lot of the Hero Wars material has been done again, especially the third-party material. So, better off using the Guide to Glorantha or Gloranthan sourcebook as a guide and then the older stuff as interesting flavour.
  19. Oh, I missed that, thanks. Time to change some stat blocks, then.
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