Roko Joko

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  1. Really interesting chart. I'll hold off on my lore questions and speculation, but one point of feedback: for practical game reasons it might be nice to see Tradetalk on there.
  2. Do you need to say that you need a portal to come back? Seems like you could just as easily say that exiting a heroquest is easy, in general. For example IIRC heroes in King of Dragon Pass often get kicked out of heroquests involuntarily. Then, the theory might be more like: it takes an effort to remain on the Other Side, and typically what you do on a heroquest is run through a myth and then let yourself drop out either when you've completed it successfully or when things go badly. And you don't necessarily *have* to drop out when you're done with the heroquest, but you choose to do it because it's dangerous to sit there dorking around on the Other Side without the guidance of a myth.
  3. Moon Design defined Glorantha canon here: Canon and YGWV. The article is a few years old but it's still just about definitive, based on a few public comments I've seen since then.
  4. So anyway FWIW S:KoH lists the FHQ with Earth (p. 256) and SC lists her with Earth, Mastery, and... wait for it... Horse (p. 217).
  5. "What are (some mortal)'s runes" is more of a HQ question than a setting question. I don't think the GtG gives any three-rune stat blocks for mortals. S:KoH or SC might have one for her.
  6. IMG they have coins with a cow's head on one side and a cow's rear on the other.
  7. I agree the main reason Pent is more fertile is just that it was outside the Genert blast radius. It's not a place where Chaos won. It's not, because it's not. I mean, supposedly Kajabor was running around Fronela or somewhere, but that didn't turn into a wasteland either. Maybe some of the land north of Fronela or under the White Sea did. Glaciers might have protected some of Pent. And there are hints about the ignorance sun god protecting it. There's the glory of the Black Sun, and references to blood rain in eastern myths, and in the dark age map in Book of Heortling Mythology, there's a "Bloodrain" symbol in Pent with a blurb about sacrificing to demons. So you can imagine blood rain provided fertility and propitiated the chaos armies, ushering them south, while the black sun aspect showed them the hand when they turned east. Then Kargzant took over in the silver age. And elf forests, too. Ernalda, personally I'm not really compelled to put her in Pent. For one thing Book of Heortling Mythology shows Genert's Garden extending way north, for what that's worth. Also the GtG characterizes Pent Storm worship as a post-night of horrors thing rather than a prehistoric one, blood rain and sun storm excepted. If I wanted land goddesses in Pent I think I'd make up new ones.
  8. Tell me your name, what do you do? What do you want me to not ever do for you?
  9. Probably a lizard man. Anyway, counting down the days!
  10. One has to admit that Khan of Khans is the definitive visual reference at this point, though.
  11. I'm just waiting for them to revise it again, so they can call it... RuneQuest 2. Cyclical time.
  12. That would be like saying "the APP attribute is not recommended" rather than "the APP attribute is not used" when APP is not on the character sheet and not in the rules.
  13. Chaosium's Designing the New RuneQuest blog articles, in one convenient list. 2016-02-08 . Part 1 . goals . character sheet 2016-02-10 . Part 2 . combat . 90/10 rule . RQ3 . source material 2016-02-13 . Part 3 . RQ6 2016-02-28 . Part 4 . rune magic 2016-04-27 . Part 5 . deadly combat 2016-04-30 . Part 6 . changes from RQ2 2016-05-24 . Part 7 . character start with background and personality 2016-06-12 . Part 8 . family history 2016-06-17 . Part 9 . just plain RuneQuest . setting scope 2016-06-25 . Part 10 . core rule book . Glorantha Bestiary . Gamemaster Book 2016-08-23 . Part 11 . sorcery 2017-01-09 . Part 12 . progress report . Quick Start . bestiary concept art . Dragon Pass Campaign Book 2017-04-05 . Part 13 . progress report . schedule . book list update 2017-04-06 . news . RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha (RQG) 2017-04-07 . Part 14 . runes 2017-04-11 . Part 15 . design team . design vision 2017-04-17 . Part 16 . reusable rune magic
  14. I was trying to answer questions raised by the first two posts by providing the information that Chaosium is going to call the new one just plain RuneQuest without making an edition number part of the name. That's not pedantic in that context. I didn't say it clearly, though. This is the blog post I mentioned. They've also said it will say 4th edition on the inside, for example in a comment in this g+ post. I think the best online RQ history used to be this article, but it's not current. I've seen several forum posts that summarize the history up to the present; here's one of them.
  15. @OP numbering your list was not the clearest way to express yourself. %) The new one is RuneQuest. There's a blog post about that that I'm not going to search for. There are good RuneQuest history articles out there that I'm also not going to search for. This subject wouldn't make a bad sticky for this forum.