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About ThornPlutonius

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  • RPG Biography
    Played DnD in late 70s, then Traveller, Universe. Life took away from gaming for a few decades. Returned to RQ6 and a voracious exploration of what's happened since 80s.
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    Pathfinder, prepping for some RQ6.
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    Missouri
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    I am that I am.

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  1. ThornPlutonius

    Delta Green!

    It is a beautiful thing and well worth the wait.
  2. I apologize for my offending post. I've not changed my mind, but I understand why folks have taken offense.
  3. No bug up my ass, except for a growing hyper-sensitivity to the inherent dishonesty of modern marketing. My posts (I am the same person, different handles due to G+ rules about pseudonyms when i registered there) were an attempt to urge the Chaosium marketing away from what I perceive to be untrue statements about their product. Mr. O'Brien's statement about distinct features may have been true in 1981, but now there are many games that hold the qualities that he claimed to be distinct to Runequest Glorantha. I'll not belabor my point. It is clearly not shared by many others. I hope R:G sells well and that many folks enjoy it and Glorantha. I expect to own a copy if it, too.
  4. Unfortunately, those points do NOT make RQG distinct among other RPGs. They did when Runequest first came out, but not now. Folks can play in Glorantha using Hero Quest. The other three are also properties of Mythras, Open Quest, Legend, Revolution D100, etc. I understand that you are promoting your wares. RQG is worth promoting. The features that you mention are worth having attention called to them. Please be a more honest in your marketing. Please don't make claims that are not true.
  5. ThornPlutonius

    Classic Fantasy vs OpenQuest

    Sure you can. The roots, the fundamentals of the systems are the same. Some tweeking will probably be necessary, but not much. You can get the free pdf of Mythras Imperative to get an idea about how Mythras differs from Openquest. In fact, Mythras Imperative is, if I recall correctly, sufficient to get you going with Mythras Classic Fantasy.
  6. ThornPlutonius

    RQG: Reviews Thread

    It is a very good review, but I do wish the author had not chosen to denigrate the work done on the game system by The Design Mechanism and Mongoose by asserting, "Nor did these subsequent editions really improve RuneQuest itself. Each fiddled with and tweaked the system, more to justify the existence of publishing a new set of rules than anything else." I do not deny the influence from a financial standpoint to produce new revisions and supplements over time to maintain a revenue stream and I acknowledge that some questionable choices were made by Mongoose. However, my reading of and experience with the work that Mssrs Nash and Whitaker put into refining the game system suggests they have done a great service to the evolution of the RuneQuest/BRP system and that their work was done out of respect and fondness for the system and the long history of RuneQuest. Surely the reviewer could have lamented the separation of the game system from the much beloved Glorantha setting without belittling the devoted work of others on the game system itself. Edit: I did not notice that I was not quoting the post quoted in the post that I quoted. This is the referenced review: https://andrewloganmontgomery.blogspot.com/2018/05/runequest-roleplaying-in-glorantha.html
  7. ThornPlutonius

    Hardcover crowdfunding, NOW LIVE

    i understand.
  8. ThornPlutonius

    Hardcover crowdfunding, NOW LIVE

    It WILL be available via retail in U.S. stores, though, right? I'd rather not pay the (quite reasonable for EU-to-US) shipping fee of ~US$9.00 if I can avoid it. I can wait to buy it through my local store if it WILL be so available (understanding such availability will, to some degree, depend upon a local store's supplier).
  9. ThornPlutonius

    Hardcover crowdfunding, NOW LIVE

    I am looking forward to this being available via retail outlets.
  10. Signed up! I note that the images didn't load on the sign-up page, in case anyone at Chaosium is interested.
  11. ThornPlutonius

    Announcement: Lyonesse

    Congratulations!
  12. I think the logo that you've chosen is the worst of the lot. I prefer either the one for the Quick Start or the one above it in your blog post.
  13. It looks to me like they should find a different word than "fanaticism" since the meaning has shifted over time and usage. Or, provide a definition of the word with the spell to remove confusion. In other words, tell the reader EXACTLY what the rule designer means when s/he uses the word "fanaticism". [Ah, I was on page 1 of the thread when I posted, didn't see there is a page 2.]
  14. ThornPlutonius

    Nephilim retrospective

    I'd back an English translation project for the latest edition of the game. You betcha!
  15. ThornPlutonius

    Hardcover crowdfunding

    Groovy.
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