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About borbetomagnus

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    nouveau Gloranthaphile | vieil Cthulhu cultist


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    Started with Basic D&D in 1980…. and entered a life-changing hobby = RPG.
    Discovered CoC in 1982…. and entered a life-long obsession = RPG.
    Finally able to experience Runequest and Glorantha after too many years = Glorantha Neophyte.
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    13th Age (Dragon Empire). Traveller: The Golden Age of the Third Imperium.
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  1. My next step in "campaigning" RQG with my gaming group is to run The Broken Tower with interested players. I'll permit players to create characters, as I did with my family when I ran The Broken Tower (see my prior post in this discussion thread), or they can play one of the pre-generated characters. I originally scheduled to run The Broken Tower at this year's DragonCon convention, but since it's essentially canceled (there are some online events happening), I can focus my energy on my regular gaming group. My hope is that after experiencing RQG through this quick start adventure some of the
  2. @jajagappa Thank you for compiling and sharing these notes. I don't use FB so it's very much appreciated!
  3. I think it's great when family games together. This first session I GMed was with my sons. Did you run a published adventure, or create one of your own? How many players did you have? - - - - I'm not a experienced Runequest GM, but I started playing RPGs in the early 80s and have GMed a wide variety of games since then. I'm used to large groups of players. During the 90s I had a regular weekly gaming group which consisted of 7-9 consistent players, and on occasion when we one of us visitors from out of town we could go up one or two more players. I recall one session with a tot
  4. @Dissolv I'm glad you like the runes. They're not easy to do, and with my aging eyes I have to use a large magnifying lamp to assist with painting. I also use the Citadel painting handle which helps tremendously with steadying a figure and keeping hand muscles relaxed. I'm probably good for a few more years unless arthritis sets in.... My basing is not specific to the Big Rubble, but I am looking forward having the Runequest Glorantha game I just started with my sons to eventually go there. They're in the area around Clearwine Fort right now since I just ran them through the Broken Tower
  5. Here's my pic dump of recent completions. The first two are the front and back of the Lance and Laser Hero Wars figures for Lunar Warband #2, Yanafil Tarnils Warrior (note the red skin), and Lunar Officer. Pics 3 & 4 are the different sides of the Lance and Laser Hero Wars Babeester Gor Axe Maiden, Bad Squiddo Miniatures Hera Amazon Champion, and a Wizkids Unpainted miniature for a Female Human Sorcerer (IIRC) that I made into an Ernalda Earth Priestess complete with bodice allowing breasts to be exposed. Pic 5 has two Lance and Laser Hero Wars figures of Minaryth Purple
  6. Beautiful paint on your figures @Dissolv The white shields on the Sun Dome Templars do shine brightly. The werewolf, spirit wolf, and jack-o-bear are excellent! I like the Yanafil Tarnils incarnation. Both it and the large Orlanth one are nice figures and fit in quite well for Glorantha.
  7. We started the game and it was extremely fun. We made a few mistakes during combats, such as allowing more actions (mis-calculated strike ranks to reload a self bow, for instance) or allowing mixed actions (magical and melee attacks) in the same round, but we fixed it along the way. We're not new to RPGs, but just new to Runequest. We played through The Broken Tower quick start and made it last 4 game sessions! Mainly because we only played 1.5 to 2 hours each night, and also because I extended the encounter with Carthalo and interspersed bits of Glorantha mythology and the Runes during h
  8. I've looked at Victrix's "Warriors of Carthage" set at a FLGS and have considered purchasing it. I may at some point, but I have such a large backlog of figures to assemble and paint that it may be a while before I make that purchase. I do have Victrix's Macedonian Greek Successor Heavy Cavalry set and will eventually use the set for Glorantha figures. I just started a "quarantine-enforced" RQG game this week with two family members that is going very well. One day was for character creation. And we played through two sessions of The Broken Tower quick start. We're taking our time and add
  9. @Dissolv I LOVE your Orlanth! The Beryl and Quartz Phalanxes look great too. Are these Hoplite miniatures from the Victrix ancients line, or another manufacturer?
  10. I'm happy to report that two members of my family and I did a two and a half hour Runequest: Roleplaying in Glorantha character creation session yesterday. I'm running The Broken Tower quick start scenario tonight. Since there's only three of us, I'll be playing an NPC from the character created yesterday. Back to the topic of this thread, "first impressions." The two players loved the depth of the RQG character creation process and were amazed that Starting characters had lots of powerful abilities (Rune magic, Passions, Spirit Magic, skills) that 1st level D&D characters don'
  11. I'd love to read the Beaumains issues too. Please consider putting PDFs up on DriveThruRPG.
  12. Has anyone purchased miniatures from Tabletop Art? I just found their set of Giant Boars and think they would work very well for Tusk Riders.
  13. @Dissolv Thank you for the praise on the Walktapus conversion. The two figures by themselves were unremarkable when I saw them in a local game store, especially the D&D Stone Giant. I knew I could do something interesting with it and then saw the giant octopus... The colors I chose may not be "Chaos" (initial thoughts are black), but in my Glorantha I tend to choose unusual or garish colors for chaos beasts such as spots of hot pink. Chaos works that way, you know. I'd love to see your GW Beastmen and Scorpionmen conversions. Please share photos. I thought the photos of the ancie
  14. @Dissolv Those pics of the massive Gloranthan Hero's Wars miniatures battle are awesome! Please provide more as you play out the battles. Is the earthen ramp that the advancing arming using to advance toward the wall being magically created during the battle? Please describe more about the scenario and what's happening.
  15. Ok, here's the large figure in the background of the pics in the previous post. I took a Stone Giant from the Wizkids D&D miniatures line, cut the head off and replaced it with the Wizkids Giant Octopus, thereby making my Gloranthan version of a Walktapus. Here are the two figures, unpainted. Stone Giant's beheaded body. Instead of gluing the Octopus on the Stone Giant body I used a piece of wire so that I could place the Octopus head on it by drilling a small hole on the underside of the Octopus. It makes it easy to store and transport to game nights.
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