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About Oracle

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  • RPG Biography
    Had some of my best RPG sessions in Glorantha several years ago.
    Always was fascinated by Glorantha since then.
    Did Fantasy role-playing over several years using a home-brew system heavily based on Runequest III and HΓ’rnmaster.
  • Current games
    Just started to run my first HeroQuest campaign in Glorantha.
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    Munich, Germany
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    After more than 15 years of role-playing hiatus I'm back in a much more intense way than expected.
    Started to translate HeroQuest Glorantha into German language...

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  1. Oracle

    Daka Fal and Grandfather Mortal

    According to HeroQuest Glorantha, p.69, The Fate of the Dead: An Orlanthi View From the The Book of Heortling Mythology, p.58, The Court of Silence Daka Fal = Grandfather Mortal Darhudan = Grandfather Mortal Daka Fal = Darhudan = Grandfather Mortal So, yes, Daka Fal is the Judge of the Dead in Orlanthi mythology. And he has been Grandfather Mortal, before he died and became Daka Fal/Darhudan. If he's called Daka Fal or Darhudan depends on regional influences/histories/myths probably.
  2. The miniatures from the Kickstarter (as well as other miniatures) are available from the Infinity Engine web site: https://www.infinity-engine.com/index.php?id_product=90&controller=product
  3. Oracle

    Trolls & "Bugs"

    So Kyger Litor is a duck, Γ€h, durulz in a sailor suit? ... No, sorry, wrong movie ... πŸ˜‰
  4. Really, @MOB, you tempt me to spend a lot of money for something, that I would like to have (just for the fun of it), but certainly do not need and also cannot justify to buy ... 😟 Triggering this kind of personal conflict forbids completely to spend a like for your post ... πŸ˜‰
  5. Oracle

    Are Lunars God Learners?

    Not according to the Guide to Glorantha, p.131:
  6. Oracle

    Swords of Central Genertela

    You're a mean guy ... 😎
  7. Oracle

    Swords of Central Genertela

    As it should be ... πŸ˜‰
  8. Oracle

    Darkness at Runegate

    My understanding (based on what I've read in this forum and heard at the Kraken convention) is so far, that both will be part of the upcoming scenario book (the map as a separate sheet similar to the Clearwine map with the Gamemaster Screen Pack). I would expect, that the Boldhome map would become available at RedBubble around the same time (again similar to the Clearwine map). On the other hand I may be completely wrong ... πŸ˜‰
  9. Oracle

    Are Lunars God Learners?

    Ahem, excuse my ignorance, but in fact I do not. I've never had the honour and pleasure to meet Greg in person, nor did I follow all these educated discussions, that happened in other Internet places several years ago. So if you would be so kind to elaborate a bit?
  10. Oracle

    Creatures in Pamaltela

    The following beasts (and their stats) are available in the new Glorantha Bestiary: Lions (p.150) Rhinoceroses (p.156) Sky Bulls (p.124) Titanothere (p.160)
  11. Are you sure? πŸ˜‰
  12. Enthralled is in fact the matching word. I discovered Glorantha in the eighties of the last century, when I had my high time of fantasy role-playing. I've even bought the first edition of King of Sartar, which was at the same time fascinating because of its complexity and its contraries (which made this game world feel so much more real than any other I knew), but on the other hand quite frustrating, because I was not able to get a clear picture at this time. (The latter may have been one of the reasons, why I never used Glorantha in one of my games ...) Some years ago I re-discovered Glorantha, and suddenly several thinks started to make sense. Real Life experience may have helped here as well as new information sources like the Guide to Glorantha or the HeroQuest source books. So I needed years to get into this, which means you are really fast to dive into this kind of discussion (which again can be at the same time quite fascinating as well as frustrating by reaching much more profoundness than I'm not even sure, if it makes sense to learn that). Welcome, Good Luck and Have Fun!
  13. I would also prefer a new thread (for the same reasons ...)
  14. Oracle

    Not sure how I feel...

    Exactly.
  15. Oracle

    New to RuneQuest-Glorantha

    I'm a player in 2 of @jajagappa's PBP/PBF games (one HeroQuest Glorantha, one RuneQuest:Adventuring in Glorantha), and basically it's the same experience as running a game with several people sitting at the same table. But as you may expect, there are some differences: a game session takes much longer in PBP than on the table. A session, which would be run during an evening on the table for 3-4 hours may need several weeks or even months played via an online forum. This depends heavily on the frequency, that the players are able to add their responses. This seems to be an obvious drawback (e.g. because of loosing gamers during a session, when Real Live matters are striking), but on the other hand it can also become an advantage: because you have more time, it is much easier to adapt your responses to the current situation in a more satisfying way. For example I have seen poems or vision descriptions (from GM and players alike), which were quite outstanding, and which probably wouldn't have appeared in this form, if played on a table. Another obvious advantage: You play with gamers, which you probably would never meet for playing on the same table, because they are located all over the world. (Ok, it's mainly USA and UK, but I'm for example from Germany, and I've also seen people from France or other European countries.) And as always it depends a lot on the Game Master and the player, but so far I was very lucky to be a part of these games ...
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