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  1. All of the suggestions and answers above in this thread are excellent ones, but... ...the jump from "not a worshipper, never heard of her" to "honorary priest" is a pretty huge one. My suggestion is that the adventurer would first have to: Sacrifice at least 1 POW to become an Initiate Take a Passion of Devotion (Idrima) at 60%+, and maybe Loyalty (Broken Tower/temple) 60% Start new Worship (Idrima) and Cult Lore (Idrima) skills Once all of those are underway, then see if they qualify to be a Priest using qualifications similar to those of any priest (RQ, page
  2. You also don't really need to generate any names for them unless you feel the need. They can just be "Grandmother" and "Father" until you decide that they need names, or until your gamemaster requests it.
  3. The Guide is an encyclopedic reference to everything Glorantha, in that format. The Sourcebook is more a series of essays and short informative pieces. Ultimately, the question is what you want to do with it. If you're reading about Glorantha or wanting a great intro to it, the Sourcebook is the way to go. If you're writing material for the Jonstown Compendium or want to research a topic deeply, the Guide is the best bet. No idea! They're on a short hiatus for various reasons but I know they're planning to continue soon.
  4. You might use the magic rules from the BRP book in that case. They're a lot closer to Superworld and require even less work to create.
  5. I don't have his character creation worksheet any more (my piles of paper go into the recycling bin periodically) but I didn't bend the rules for any of the pregens. If there are too many skills, it is inadvertent, not fudging.
  6. That was an inadvertent copy/paste error from moving characters over from the old format to the new. It's been fixed in the original file and will go to print corrected. 1H Spear is the weapon category. Javelin, short spear, and lance are all in that category.
  7. You could use the RQ core book and play with all of the Starter Set content. If you are a new player, you could almost play any scenario using the SS content, but would run into troubles where spells aren't described, etc. You could also not create a new character using the SS. The only instance where I just made things simpler/different was to just say fumbles are simply dropping a weapon rather than rolling on the table. The skills, combat charts and spell descriptions are otherwise identical.
  8. The Quickstart rules were based on a still-in-development version of the RQ rules set. Some things ended up changing between that and the core book's release, just as we've had some errata and rulings that have changed since then. The Starter Set rules are an updated and expanded version of the Quickstart rules, but with all corrections and updates made. Aside from a few streamlined bits, it is current (and in some cases, slightly more accurate than) to the core book.
  9. "This immortal dragon-man might be a bit unbalanced against other players. I'm wrestling with how to make one work in the context of a player character group." "How about a dinosaur... one that can use magic?" "Problem solved!"
  10. The Starter Set presents a simplified, easier-to-grasp presentation of the rules and information, so Mago's spell list explains exactly what he can do with that spell. In this case, he can summon a small air elemental. It didn't make much sense to say "Summon Cult Spirit" as the spell and then have the player have to wonder what that meant. Adventurers can learn Rune spells - such as elemental summonses - other than those taught directly by their cult. It's surprisingly commonplace, though associated cults and though Spell Trading. In those cases, they would use the elemental's Run
  11. There will probably be a dragonewt and a Fox Woman among their number as these one-off nonhuman adventurers. However, we're still wrestling with how to present dragonewts as viable longterm player characters for the upcoming Elder Races set. They may remain NPC-only. But as a single-use sort of character, they're not going to cause too much damage. 🙂
  12. The core book is in error. Customs is not improvable through use.
  13. He just fights with a weapon in each hand, but does not get two attacks per round.
  14. You can summon your cult elemental with your cult's Runes, not just the Rune for the elemental. This is straight out of the rules (see page 317, et al):
  15. The Starter Set is not a replacement for the core book. It's an introduction to the game and the world. All rules and Glorantha content, other than Jonstown, are in the core book in a much more detailed form.
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