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Sid Vicarious

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    The usual suspects.
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    Delta Green, Conan, CoC with Fears Sharp Little Needles.
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    Melboune, Australia
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    Birth, school, work.

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  1. Although technically a different game, there's Delta Green, of course.
  2. "Fear's Sharp Little Needles" too, plus "Occam's Razor" on the way. All by Stygian Fox.
  3. My Granda used to summon his cows by singing. YouTube is full of footage of people attracting cows with song or music. Yanioth has sing at 70%.
  4. I hadn't planned to get KAP, but I'm toying with the idea of getting the Paladin core book and scenario book. I've no previous experience with that system. Thanks all for the input. It has helped clarify things.
  5. I'm confused about the "Battle " skill, as presented in the RQG book. The RQG book says it "measures how the adventurers do during an engagement", a battle "large or small". In the case of "small", isn't this what combat decides? Is the purpose of the skill to determine the Experience from the Battle Results table after a combat? It is not explained in the Combat section of the book. The example of the use of the Battle skill in the Skills section of RQG describes a scenario a lot like "Defending Apple Lane", but it doesn't elaborate as to whether combat or the "battle" roll determined what occurred, although it does suggest that experience rolls can be determined later. This sounds too important to only appear in writing in the skills section only. What am I missing?
  6. By happy coincidence there is a thread on rpg.net right now, "Can anyone explain Runequest to me?". https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/can-anyone-explain-runequest-to-me.844345/
  7. I'm not sure its so much about being "lore correct", but knowing enough to grasp the basics. While everyone on these boards has had to explore Glorantha for themselves, many of them over several decades, only some of us have had to cut their Gloranthan teeth on RQG specifically, in the last year or so. Past editions might have been easier to grasp. Or harder? Certainly different. Sure, getting into a new game takes some work, but the density of Glorantha makes it a bit more difficult to penetrate from a standing start. To an extent you can take it or leave it, but not much, as in RQG the setting is deliberately organic to the rules, and vice versa. Im looking forward to the starter set to see how it aproaches things.
  8. Being a relative newcomer to Runequest myself, I found that because the setting and the rules are so intertwined and so exhuastive (runes, cults etc) , you do need to acrue a good deal of knowledge about both before the RQG penny (or bolg) drops. If you're not overwhelmed, you're not paying attention. I'd bought all the RQG books, the quickstart, the source book, found the online comic, found the wiki, and read them all. But it wasn't until I got the King of Sartar in recent drivethrurpg sale that I was comfortable enough to feel consciously ignorant, and start thinking about taking the finacial plunge for the guide. In other words, just read everything until it clicks. Good luck!
  9. In Melbourne Australia, with the coupon, it came to A$102.68, or US$72.99. Pretty good value. At my FLGS, that would get me The One Ring core book and enough change for 2 postage stamps.
  10. Still not entirely sure if we're at war with Eurasia or Eastasia. Just smile and nod, and see what the Chaosium store says tomorrow.
  11. I've spent quite some time reading this over and over again. I can only conclude the same as Bill the barbarian and Skovari, but I can't help but think it sounds too good to be true, so it probably isn't. But if it is true, I take back everything I muttered through gritted teeth when I first read about the delay in release to next week.
  12. That's not a bad idea, but I don't think I'd shell out for an new physical copy of the core book unless the discount token for the first printing would apply to the second printing as well. Is that the case?
  13. This is pretty much what I wanted to hear. Thanks.
  14. I have the hardcover of the core book, and pdfs of the bestiary and screen/adventure book, all bought from Chaosium.com. l expect to get the physical versions once they are available . Can the slipcase be purchased seperately to round out the set piecemeal?
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