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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

    Old Flintnail Fort, Map and Brief Temple Crawl!

    As always, I have added this to my Big Rubble Map, and thanks for mentioning the map in the writeup. Alcuin was interesting. He reminded me of an NPC in our RQ2 Campaign, a non-Chaotic Jack o'Bear Arroin Healer, who had 2 Large Shields that he used in combat, to parry the living but to bash undead. I like the idea of a Healer who can fight.
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    Illusions of less than reality

    Erumal slipped into the Castle of Black Glass through a crack that nobody else could look at, on the LBQ. I can see Eurmali getting an Illusory Passage spell from that, although I give him Slip Through Crack instead.
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    Sun Domers back up weapon

    For Yelmalians, a knife is just a narrow spear point with a handle for holding. For Orlanthi, it is just a very small sword. Different mythical derivation producing a similar object.
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    Swords of Central Genertela

    I like that they look remarkably different. Most variations of hoplites that I have seen look very similar.
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    Fate of the ship if all Dormal initiates on it die

    No, No, No, No, No One of the effects of the Closing is to sink ships, but the major effect was just to nudge them back to shore. You seem to be repeating the same thing over and over, but it is just not the case.
  6. And that is the whole point of this thread, I believe. Is Dragonewt Magic something that can be learned and cast as a spell, being mind-based, or is it effectively an ability that is gained by the Dragonewt?
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    Sun Domers back up weapon

    Forks were not used until relatively recently, as they were said to support the Devil. I remember reading that a churchman deliberately used a fork at a dinner party, or the equivalent at the time, to debunk this and promptly choked on a mouthful of food that he had just eaten with his fork, thus reinforcing its place in superstition. This kind of thing is kinda silly, but that doesn't mean it isn't there.
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    Swords of Central Genertela

    Looking at this Unicorn Rider reminded me of the Turks as depicted in the excellent Resurrection Ertugrul TV Series. They use Composite Bows but have saddlebags with an extra bag for their bow and arrows, it simply goes over the horse's flank, normally over the saddle bags, and has a large space for the stringed bow and a smaller one for quivers of arrows. Nice and easy.
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    Hi Karhast - Where are you based? That might help. There might be a convention near you that has a RQ or Gloranthan game. There is a Gloranthan convention in Birmingham (UK) in March, for example, but that might be a long way for you. Also, a lot of people play online nowadays, so that might be a good way of getting a game.
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    Great tool for gms

    Wow! If only you could enter some parameters to get the kind of face/age that you wanted, that would be even better.
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    Runequest and the Dreamlands

    Or having your friends being eaten, one at a time, by Ogres. Or being played with by broo.
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    BRP and BRP Adjacent Power Systems?

    RQ3 Gods of Glorantha, under the Red Goddess cult.
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    BRP and BRP Adjacent Power Systems?

    Dragonewts and Dragons use Dragon Magic, which might be a power system.
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    Question for GMs: enchantment question

    A game in which NPCs can Vomit Acid on you, Sweat Acid, Spit Acid, Breathe Fire, or just Swallow you, why isn't that in the spirit of the game? One of the PCs in an old Gloranthan campaign unfortunately was turned into a Living Lead Skeleton, so in the spirit of making lemonade when given lemons, he enchanted two wraiths into his bones, so that they endlessly whirled around inside him, moaning, just because it looked cool. That is wasting POW on enchantments.
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    Ernalda to Vinga

    Genert was an earth god and was definitely male. Not all Earth things are female. Barntar is Orlanth the Farmer, in effect, god of specialist farmers. In many ways, he shows mastery over the earth, ploughing and planting are similar to impregnating the earth, growing is drawing things out of the earth and harvesting is gaining treasures from the earth, all things that Orlanth has done in the past.