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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.
  5. 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.
  15. Still waiting for the Glorantha version ...
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    Sartarite Greetings

    We just use the "Good greetings in ill times, friend" from the Light Bringers Greeting, it's short enough to be usable and traditional enough to be sacred.
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    Vampires and Spell Drain

    Sure, no problem. What is the Site's policy on Necroing threads? Perhaps we should add that to the Site Guidelines. Wouldn't want to annoy you unnecessarily, Peter.
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    Heat Metal metallurgical question

    Sure, but you have to overcome POW/Magic Points for it to work. But it's a good attack spell.
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    Question for GMs: enchantment question

    I just play that the fire is stored in the Binding Enchantment, it makes it easier and gets around the "I need a burning forest to summon a 10m Salamander" problem in RQ3.
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    Question for GMs: enchantment question

    I wouldn't have the Elemental manifest inside the body, to be honest. It might burst through the wound and manifest around the body, though. If you are using RQ3 style Elementals, then you might consider using a damage progression for each size of the elemental, so a 1m elemental might do 1D3 damage to the location, a 2m elemental 1D6, then 1D8, 1D10 and so on. For RQG, I'd just say 1D6 for each Size Class of the Elemental, so Small does 1D6, Medium 2D6 and Large 3D6. Then the Elemental hits the target with its appropriate attack, whether fearshock, madness, heatshock, drowning, being thrown into the air or snapping your legs.
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    Heat Metal metallurgical question

    Yeah, what @metcalph says would work well. You could also just halve the D6s for a less powerful version, so Aluminium would become softer at 3D6 but Bronze would top out at 4D6 and Iron would stand 8D6. Whichever you prefer would work.
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    Ernalsulva┬┤s Gifts

    Oh, I'd make them a magic item, after all Hofstaring, was a hero. It also gives the PCs some cause to rethink whether they even should return the Hands.
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    Vampires and Spell Drain

    They are written up as vampires, looking and acting as vampires do. In what way are they not vampires? Sorry, I confused the Dancers in Darkness with the Pale Ladies, the Marsh Nymphs who can expand the marsh by placing magical staves in the ground and performing a ritual. As a PC, having Vampire steal by magic is incredibly scary. Having them being able to use stolen magic against me is both blasphemous and scary.
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    Pres Release: Ken St.Andre to Write Mythic Aztecs for Mythras

    ­čĹŹ In the emojis, about two-thirds down.
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    Pres Release: Ken St.Andre to Write Mythic Aztecs for Mythras

    Excellent news. I am a big fan of Alternate/Mythic Earth and can only welcome more settings. The Aztecs are a really good culture to explore. Of course, I'd then also want the Incas and Mayans. Mythic Polynesia is also a very interesting and underexplored culture.