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About Jeff

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  • RPG Biography
    Creative Director, Chaosium Inc.
  • Current games
    HeroQuest, RuneQuest. Call of Cthulhu, 13th Age, Pendragon
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    Berlin
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    I'm an international man of mystery

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  1. Jeff

    The Interior Art Needs to Change

    Rejoice because you actually are wrong. RQG is not intended to go out to kids under 13. In this age of games like Witcher III, Dragon Age Inquisition and Mass Effect, television series like Game of Thrones and Westworld, the US market is not particularly troubled by nudity. Some folk won't go for it, but they are unlikely going to buy a lot of copies of a fantasy RPG where polytheistic cult membership and religious magic are a significant part of gameplay. As we've said before, we've never had a problem with the US market. The Spanish on the other hand..... Jeff
  2. Jeff

    The Interior Art Needs to Change

    I'm thinking a glossy art book. With Runic chakras, tantric union of the polarities, subtle variations of myths as experienced through heroquests into the same event from different vantages, and cosmic awakening through understanding that every light has its shadow. That sort of thing.
  3. Jeff

    The Interior Art Needs to Change

    Well I guess it just goes to show that there are lots of different subcultures out there with very different standards of what is acceptable and what is not. I guess you won’t be preordering my illustrated work on Arkati tantric Illumination rites then?
  4. Jeff

    The Interior Art Needs to Change

    When I was a kid, our Methodist minister encouraged us to play D&D and other roleplaying games. He figured it was creative, got kids interested in mythology, and had kids think about "being in the shoes of another".
  5. Jeff

    The Interior Art Needs to Change

    And in the defence of Americans, the few complaints we have gotten about artistic nudity have not been from the US. They've always been from the UK or Australia.
  6. Jeff

    The Interior Art Needs to Change

    For what it is worth, public art in Indianapolis and Oklahoma City (and many smaller towns) includes statues with both bare-breasts and nipples. The OP I believe is in Canberra Australia, not the US.
  7. Jeff

    The Interior Art Needs to Change

    I am sorry that you work in a workplace where pictures based on classical art might be considered pornographic. That is really awful - how does this person survive going to a museum or seeing civic statuary?
  8. Jeff

    About slavery

    Imarja is not an "archetype of ruthless authoritarian rule" - she's the Gloranthan Shakti, the feminine Creatrix. She doesn't even have a cult, but is revered by many Esrolians as the distant Universal Mother. The God Learners identified her with Glorantha.
  9. Jeff

    Elmal Yelmalio thing

    Hardly. Like all writers I look at old material of mine and about half the time wonder "what the hell was I thinking?"
  10. Jeff

    Elmal Yelmalio thing

    Maybe at the time, I got the Making Gods essay wrong. Which is precisely the case.
  11. Jeff

    Distinction between Sartarite Carls and Cottars?

    Greenstone is not independent.
  12. Jeff

    Distinction between Sartarite Carls and Cottars?

    Almost all temples are connected to a clan, tribe, or under the patronage of the Prince of Sartar (or their equivalent).
  13. Jeff

    Distinction between Sartarite Carls and Cottars?

    If a clan can't support a full-time priest-chieftain, it isn't struggling - it is doomed.
  14. Jeff

    Distinction between Sartarite Carls and Cottars?

    Vinga is a subcult of Orlanth, and so a Vinga cultist is an Orlanth cultist.
  15. Jeff

    Distinction between Sartarite Carls and Cottars?

    That's not quite right. Orlanth Rex is a TRIBAL cult. The chief priest of the clan Orlanth temple serves as the chieftain of that clan (think village and its surroundings). The tribal Orlanth Rex is a special figure - he (or she) needs to be approved by all the tribal priests and that individual serves as the head (high priest) of the Orlanth cult (and binds all of the tribal Rune Masters to his Command Priests spell). The Orlanth Rex of a tribe is the tribal king. The systems are not exactly parallel.
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