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  1. Also, Just an update that Rapier's site is now up again. I think it was offline for a while and it looks like the URL has been changed from co.uk to a .com domain. Here's the link.
  2. Ducks of Glorantha and other new RuneQuest miniatures by Infinity-Engine Kickstarter link
  3. Just an update that Rapier's site is now up again. I think it was offline for a while. Here's the link.
  4. Thanks for your thoughts and the details that I haven't looked up on the product page about the figures being mounted on 25mm bases. I think that you're judgement is probably right and I'd never say you or anyone else is wrong with using whatever miniature figures you want to use for YOUR Glorantha game. I'll probably seek out a set of these GW Kharadron Overlords the next time I stop in my FLGS that stocks GW figures and models. It will just add more to the growing pile of figures I currently have on my backlog of miniatures to paint. But there are worse fates to have in this world than a backlog of gaming miniatures waiting to be painted. 😉
  5. The standard size for minis have been increasing in the last decade. I like the 28mm size, but it looks as if more and more manufacturers are going toward 32mm. With regard to the GW Warhammer line -- are these Kharadron Overlords true to the 28mm base scale or are they closer to 32mm? I like the look of them and agree that they could be used as Gloranthan Iron Mostali.
  6. Pledged! I've gotten further behind in my minis painting due to switching jobs three times in the last year and having to spend more hours learning the new responsibilities. But, I'm excited that MadKnight is still producing figures and I'll continue to support them. I'm finally going to paint some figures tonight after months long hiatus. I'm glad he's doing some Ducks this time and cavalry too. That wyvern looks awesome!
  7. I'm interested in helping out and have sent an email. I'm the content administrator for Project: Redcap so have experience with content creation and management.
  8. It's not the official Terra Map, but there's an image of the Théah continent in the virtual backgrounds download page.
  9. That's the way I understand how to roleplay villains from my read of the rules as written. I've not actually played 7th Sea (yet!), but I'd run it that way at first and see how it plays out. Then if it doesn't work well at the table using RAW then I'd make adjustments with house rules.
  10. This Kickstarter for Pig Orc miniatures isn't Gloranthan, but I like the old school look of the figures. It's how I've always envisioned Orcs. Maybe one day the company will consider doing a set of authentic Dog-Lizard Kobolds. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/boxturtlereb/28mm-old-school-pig-orcs-by-the-legendary-kev-adams
  11. @Sir_Godspeed Thanks for sharing the links to the Mierce Miniatures that could work for Glorantha species. I love the Scorpionman!
  12. MadKnight has launched a new Kickstarter project to fund additional Glorantha miniatures!
  13. @Dissolv Beautiful miniatures, as always. I love the Prax tribes on the march and especially the High Llamas! I picked up a couple of the High Llamas and have applied primer, but haven't had a chance to paint them yet. I've been busy with the day job for a few months and haven't devoted any time to painting miniatures. I plan to spend some time painting this weekend since we're expecting rain and it will be a good time to stay in and work on my Glorantha figures. On another note -- Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day from NASA features the Crimson Bat!
  14. 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 players will want to continue with an ongoing campaign. At least two member of my gaming group have expressed interest in a RQG campaign so that's at least 4 players. I'll take 4 regular players, but it'd be wonderful if I can get more of them invested in a RQG campaign. I'll also permit occasional players to join in sessions when they're able if they can't commit to an ongoing campaign. I think this is reasonable, and I can fit them into the story somehow throughout the campaign.
  15. @jajagappa Thank you for compiling and sharing these notes. I don't use FB so it's very much appreciated!
  16. 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 total of 12 players (including GM). And during that time I ran an AD&D 2nd edition Dark Sun campaign every other Friday for a year and a half. Dark Sun is a complex setting to game master since it includes psionics along with the standard D&D combat options - magic spells, priestly spells, melee, missile combat. I do have interest from a couple new players for a RQG campaign and hope to get at least 2-3 more from my current gaming group. I may open it up to others to fill in group.
  17. @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 quick start adventure. I agree, the Lance and Laser figures are still some of the best around, whether it's their Hero Wars line, or others. @Sir_Godspeed I like the thumbs up "Fonzie" Broo too. All he needs is a motorbike! I believe he's supposed to be holding the pike with the impaled human victim figure that was a part of Mad Knight's Broo pack. I'll get a photo of "Fonzie" with the impaled victim uploaded to the thread.
  18. 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 and an Orlanthi Priest. Pics 6 & 7 show one of the Mad Knight Broo pack with some Wizkids Unpainted wild boars that could be used as juvenile Glorantha Tusks.
  19. 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.
  20. 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 his frantic and mad dialog with the PCs. The first session was also used so that I could add in details about the tribal and clan structure of Orlanthi/Sartarite society. This really helped to set the mood with my players. I played an NPC which I created during our character creation session, but didn't provide too much in the way of hints during the sessions. This allowed my teenaged sons to do all of the roleplaying. THE BROKEN TOWER Quick Start scenario SPOILER AHEAD.... (Highlight quote to see the white text) I've purchased the Pegasus Plateau and will probably look at those adventures next. I've not started reading any of them yet. I also have the Game Master Pack, and while I like the scenarios, I think that the Apple Lane one (which reminds me of a Gloranthan Seven Samurai) will be overpowering for 2-3 PCs. I may use that one if we have some other players join us via a Virtual Table Top (VTT). I've proposed it to my regular gaming group (we've switched some of our games to online) and two out of 8 have expressed interest in RQG. I may start a discussion thread asking for tips on running RQG via a VTT. I'm thrilled that I'm finally playing/running Runequest, a game I've wanted to play for decades! My goal would be to have a group of 8-9 players in an ongoing campaign; maybe 5-6 regular players and a few others that are able to make it irregularly.
  21. 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 adding in more details during the sessions, such as the encounter with Carthalo, where he enlightened the PCs about the cosmology of Glorantha in his mad and haphazard way while also adding in clues and details pertinent to the scenario. We're continuing tonight.
  22. @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?
  23. 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't have Everyone is able to use magic, unlike D&D classes Characters fit into a society - a family, a clan, a tribe, a cult, with runic and god associations that bring meaning to their lives. They're not "murder hoboes" like in D&D. They're excited about starting the game tonight.
  24. I'd love to read the Beaumains issues too. Please consider putting PDFs up on DriveThruRPG.
  25. 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.
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