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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 Hârnmaster.
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    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

    Pre-Gens

    Values for Harmast's Communication and Magic abilities and modifiers are the same as in the Quickstart module, so I guess they are correct ...
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    Framing the Contest

    All tables are available on three pages in the appendices. Opening these pages in a second PDF reader instance makes using these tables a lot easier ...
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    Framing the Contest

    Yes and no. Yes, similar to a traditional RPG it consists of several rounds. But contrary to a traditional RPG every roll does not reflect a single hit (or another single application of an ability against an opponent or obstacle), but (probably) a more complex action like an exchange of hits and parries or applying a certain strategy, etc. Every round is an Extended Contest by itself, so the player defines his goal and roughly his action to achieve this goal and rolls his dice. The GM rolls the difficulty, which defines the level of success or failure for this round. This (and the interpretation of players and GM) defines in detail, what was the outcome of the defined action in this round and what it means with respect to the ongoing story. Also it may have a severe impact on what the player decides to do in the next round.
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    Glorantha timeline query

    As it says in HeroQuest Glorantha at the end of the Lightbringers Quest: So we have Time and History starting with the Dawn. And therefore before the Dawn you have ... Pre-History (so to say 😉). History is now at 1625+. But as you can see from the Dara Happan and Brithini calendars already mentioned above, Pre-History spans a much longer time than History so far, and therefore there is enough room for a lot of pre-historic tribes and clans and legends and myths, which all may or may not have an impact on current History ...
  5. You mean the one under Runequest Classic? The title says it already . As far as I know it's a reprint of the original Griffin Mountain module, maybe with some slight chances in layout and some useful additions from e.g. Wyrm's Footnotes (but I'm not sure here).
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    Are we there?

    Yeah, whet my appetite ...
  7. Ah, seems I'm still missing a lot of reference works ... But thanks for providing some insight.
  8. Although the deadline has passed already, there are still some points, I would like to list here: p.57, right column, last paragraph: In 850 the Nidan Decamony declared it to be a full and compete heresy, and that all such blasphemers would be placed under probation, sanction, and isolation. should maybe: In 850 the Nidan Decamony declared it to be a full and complete heresy, and that all such blasphemers would be placed under probation, sanction, and isolation. p.57/58: The Greatway dwarfs, still smarting from their former treatment, declared the Nidan Decamony to be criminally insane, and then sent money and power to the Octamonist leaders there. Really Octamonist leaders? This is a section about the Individualism heresy. Octamonists are even more conservative than the Nidan Decamony. So this should be Individualism leaders instead of Octamonist leaders maybe? Or do the Greatway dwarfs support the Octamonist leaders in Nida for creating resistance against the Nidan Decamony?
  9. Some more points I've detected while reading the Glorantha Sourcebook. I've tried to avoid listing mistakes already mentioned in other posts, but I cannot guarantee, that I did not miss anything: p.6, Dragon Pass box, beginning on end of left column: That part of Tarsh closest to Kero Fin refuse to acknowledge the Lunar kings and are called the Tarsh Exiles. should be: That part of Tarsh closest to Kero Fin refuses to acknowledge the Lunar kings and its denizens are called the Tarsh Exiles. p.6, Dragon Pass box, right column, second paragraph: Beast Valley is inhabited by the Beast Men should be: Beast Valley is inhabited by the Beastmen p.11, The Beastmen, third paragraph: but there are many places about the Pass that bears marks of Ironhoof’s deeds. should be: but there are many places about the Pass that bear the marks of Ironhoof’s deeds. p.13, right column, third paragraph: entered the hills with their deaths upon their lips, pen- etrating the cursed and haunted lands for the first time should be: entered the hills with their deaths upon their lips, pene- trating the cursed and haunted lands for the first time p.13, The Tournament of the Master of Luck and Death, second last paragraph: In 1336, Belintar “used up” his body the first time and the first of the Tournament of the Masters of Luck and Death was should be either: In 1336, Belintar “used up” his body the first time and the first of the Tournaments of the Masters of Luck and Death was or: In 1336, Belintar “used up” his body the first time and the first Tournament of the Masters of Luck and Death was p.13, last paragraph: When Belintar’s mortal body expires, the next day select individuals, chosen by a means known only to the should be: When Belintar’s mortal body expires, the next day selected individuals, chosen by a means known only to the p.15: first paragraph: had bound the Mad Sultans - several Sultans or just one? p.19, Sartar the Founder, second paragraph: Sartar’s magic stemmed from his mastery of the Motion Rune, whose attributes are change and growth. - shoudn't that be the Movement Rune? That's the rune listed in the Rune chapter. p.22: right column, first paragraph: from Nochet to Boldhome, carrying goods to and from the Esrolia, Ralios, and the far West. should be: from Nochet to Boldhome, carrying goods to and from Esrolia, Ralios, and the far West. p.23: Is there a reason that the children of Vostor Blacktooth are not listed with their full names (Harsta Orindori and Fazzur Wideread)
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    Sun County (RQ) with HeroQuest Glorantha rules

    But that is exactly, what happens, if you have players new to the game system and/or especially Glorantha. So I have no issue in making it easy for them. I still can put the screws on them, if they are more experienced ...
  11. changed page references in above entry according to Rick's request.
  12. Ok, I stand corrected here. But this means, Palashee is not a member of The Illaro Dynasty, which raises the question, why he is listed in this genealogy at all.
  13. Just bought and downloaded 13th Age Glorantha and The Glorantha Sourcebook from the Chaosium web site. First: The Art is GORGEOUS. The Genealogies by Kalin Kadiev are AWESOME. Probably not being able to dive in too deep today, I couldn't resist to skim through The Glorantha Sourcebook at least. Not sure how many of the issues found in this thread were already corrected in the released pdf, but I've found some, which were not mentioned so far (Page references refer to page numbers on the pages, not the numbers in the pdf): p. 1: Bullfinch’s Mythology - not sure, but shouldn't that be Bulfinch’s Mythology? p. 23: In the graphic describing The Illaro Dynasty a blue box is displayed in the middle on the left for "13. Palashee Long Axe". This box is not connected to any of the other boxes. Sitting on the same level as "12. Philigos" and "14. Phargentes", my guess is, that Palashee Long Axe is another Offspring from "Kana-Telsor" and "11. Phoronestes", but the connection is missing. p.66: at the end of the descriptive text for a wonderful picture: ... Eighth Row: Dame Darkness, encompassing the Father of Demons and the Mother of Space. The same graphics for these gods are used in the genealogy on p.82, and according to this the text should read: ... Eighth Row: Nakala, encompassing the Father of Demons and the Mother of Space. p.131: in the descriptive text of the picture on the top of the page: ... Orlanth (note the Green Dragon head), ... First thinking I may overlook something I was not able to see the Green Dragon head. Looking more closely I could make out, that Orlanth holds something in his left hand, which could be the top side of a Dragon's head. But sadly the (probably bigger) picture is cut in a way, that this Green Dragon head is not visible for the reader. So you should either remove the text about the Green Dragon head or resize the picture so, that it is visible. The PDF table of contents needs a major rework: Geography >> the mundane world - should be: Geography >> The Mundane World History of - should be: History of Dragon Pass History of >> in the Beginning - should be: History of Dragon Pass >> In the Beginning the Grazelanders - should be: History of Dragon Pass >> The Grazelanders the Grazelander >> the Settlement of Dragon pass - should be: History of Dragon Pass >> The Settlement of Dragon Pass the Grazelander >> old Tarsh - should be: History of Dragon Pass >> Old Tarsh the Grazelander >> Sartar the founder - should be: History of Dragon Pass >> Sartar the Founder the Grazelander >> lunar tarsh - should be: History of Dragon Pass >> Lunar Tarsh the Grazelander >> the hero wars Begin - should be: History of Dragon Pass >> The Hero Wars Begin (in one line, i.e. without linebreak) the holy Country - should be: History of Dragon Pass >> The Holy Country (between In the Beginning and The Grazelanders) The Elder Races >> Aldryami >> Dragonewt - should be: The Elder Races >> Dragonewt The Elder Races >> Aldryami >> mostali - should be: The Elder Races >> Mostali The Elder Races >> Aldryami >> uz - should be: The Elder Races >> Uz and so on ... to be continued ...
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    Le Guin and hazia

    Just learned that Ursula K. Le Guin passed away last Tuesday. Sad to hear, I really loved the EarthSea books.
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    Translations

    Yes, absolutely.
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