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About HeirophantX

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    Grognard since the mid-eighties. Started with Star Frontiers, FASA Trek and playing bards when it was a multiclass nightmare. Began d100 with Pendragon, Stormbringer and CoC. Just got Force and Destiny so now i have entered all 3 SW rpgs. Palladium (Robotech) and WFRP were cool when I was a kid. I prefer grittier to historical fantasy but it ultimately comes down to the group you game with.
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    I am currently ungamed, but hope to reverse that once things get settled here in England.
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    Northamptonshire, UK
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    Just moved to England. Would like to find my people here. I am coincidentally near locations in the Merrie England intro scenario.

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  1. HeirophantX

    Greg Stafford Condolence Thread

    Glorantha was never my world. But the world-building! I found Pendragon in the 80's and more or less immediately found Stormbringer, RQ, CoC and a BRP-based ElfQuest game (seriously?!), and I have never looked back. I have dwelt in part in worlds Greg Stafford made (or seen them through lenses he crafted) for more than thirty years. How can you thank someone for that? I carried books of his to war and into the depths of the sea. Worlds of his helped me survive the war at home I left behind. The best gaming imaginings I ever did were on his shoulders. He was the Keeper and the Gate.
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    How many languages?

    So currently I'm tracking that Mythras is published in: English German French But also Spanish? Italian? What else?
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    [New Release] Waterlands, a Mythic Britain Adventure Supplement

    I got the email that this product was released, while driving through the Fens and back to get to the beach at Hunstanton. Noice.
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    Genetic memory

    I think it's more of a "Lore" and would best be represented by a mechanic involving an Idea-Roll or something like.
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    Deviltry in Jamestown

    An excellent book you could use as a reference for pre-contact Native Americans is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1491:_New_Revelations_of_the_Americas_Before_Columbus and the sequel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1493:_Uncovering_the_New_World_Columbus_Created Also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saints_%26_Strangers also gives some good visuals on the dress and war gear of Natives. Certainly close enough for your purposes.
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    Grimdark settings?

    Oh yes, I've seen it. Great fight scenes and vignettes, but it's more like a really long montage then a film, and it doesn't do the body of work justice.
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    Grimdark settings?

    So I somehow ended up reading Joe Abercrombie and Richard Morgan. I find their writings (in audio format read by the beloved Simon Vance) to contain adequate amounts of stabs and those other things that people do. That said, Does anyone know of anyone or anywhere that fan-created or freshly licensed rpg settings exist in these noted settings? And speaking of Grimdark, watching Ministerio del Tiempo got me to reading the Alatriste novels (or rather listening to them in the car, again, by Simon Vance, who seems to be the narrator of my life). Seriously, Abercrombie's world seems rough but 17th Century Spanish Empire living was ... ouch!
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    The Tainted lands.

    My SatNav never works right when I go to Naseby (it's about 30 mins away). Both times recently (Bluebells at Coton Manor and the fete this past weekend at the Buddhist center), I got lost on the farm roads and nearly killed by massive horse-carriers. 😡
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    Preparing a No Magick Scenario in the Thirty Years War

    Danke! Now if only I could watch it in England.. I'll work that angle...
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    Preparing a No Magick Scenario in the Thirty Years War

    You can belong to multiple factions at the same time (unless I'm completely nuts). You can have varying levels of loyalty to different factions (by design). If we go back to Pendragon, where I believe many of these concepts derive, we can see this design element. A character would have a passion, Love (Family) and Loyalty (Lord) and Love (lady), and ideally (in a game situation), all sorts of situations would arise where your loyalties to one or another, like say if your lord goes to war against your wife's tribe, or something. In the case of your party, if they are all from the same town or members of the same army unit of people from Irgendscheissdorf, then they could all technically belong to: Faction - Irgendscheissdorf-Bürgerwehr, in addition to being Reformed, Hussite, Unitarian, Catholic or Jews. Naturally, over time, the levels of loyalty various characters feel towards each other and to whatever their core values are, will evolve through game play and story.
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    Historical Education

    Greetings, So, does anyone know a good reference for historical scholarship? I'm interested in what a character from the 15th, 16th or 17th Century who was "educated" would actually have read? Or if I were to populate a library of old tomes (non-Mythos), what would an educated man have on his bookshelf? Any ideas?
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    Pretty sneaky, guys

    Yeah a Mythic Persia that includes Georgia and Armenia, Shi'a mysticism, knight-poets in tiger-skin cloaks... Though the reign of Darius...
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    16th century Europe campaign

    Appreciate your rules but where's the setting info? Where in Central Europe are you thinking?
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    New Edition of WFRP Coming

    I would revisit the Old World if it was more 1st and 2nd edition. Or if the old 2nd Ed setting was converted to Mythras. I still have a beaten up copy of WFRPG from 1989...
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    German Language BRP/RQ/Cthulhu

    Thanks for the response Joerg. Feel free to message me privately, but I'm interested in your thoughts in general about the German gaming scene. Drive-Thru has a fair amount of German material. What are Germans playing? Are they doing it in German or English? I have endless inane questions.
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