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simonh last won the day on June 16 2018

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    Run and played mainly: Runequest, Traveller, Call of Cthulhu and HeroQuest, but many others too.
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    None presently, but interested in getting back into gaming.
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  1. It's an option, but is Dorastor really all that much better for a chaotic than a non-chaotic?
  2. I think it's important to distinguish the 'opinion' of a god from that of individual people that might worship that god. When we say Humakt doesn't have a problem with Chaos, that's because chaotic creatures can worship Humakt, sacrifice for Humakti magic and as long as they follow cult strictures they won't have any problems such as with spirits of reprisal. They can even do Humakti heroquests. On the other hand, individual Humakt worshipers are part of the culture they were born in. They, and in fact entire temples or even societies of Humakti in e.g. Sartar might have a huge and deeply
  3. For a very different kind of CRPG I'm really enjoying the Early Access version of Fabled Lands on Steam. The turn based combat is quite fun. It's a brutal game though, save regularly and often.
  4. What I was expecting was that Peloshon proved Sky Daughter is Yelmalio's sister, hence Yelorna. That makes a degree more sense to me. I just didn't want to quibble about identified with vs identified as the sister of. I get the impression, and I might be wrong, that the cult of Yelorna writeup in RQ2 is somewhat deprecated. That it is going to become a much more native Praxian themed Sky Daughter spirit cult, with a footnote that Sky Daughter is mythically identified as Yelmalio's sister, Yelorna.
  5. So there's a Yelorna cult and a Sky Daughter cult in Prax, both native, and Sky Daughter is identified with Yelmalio by Palishon, while Yelorna is his sister?
  6. I have two daughters and Ive been gaming with them off and on since they were about that age. The first game we played was Mermaid Adventures. They really loved that game and we had a lot of fun. You can even set it in Glorantha. When they were a bit older we played Monster of the Week, also highly recommended for teens. If they're fans of Buffy, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, etc. We had a lot of fun playing through the Fabled Lands game books together. If you don't know them, they take a little bit of explaining. Theyre a bit like Fighting Fantasy, but with a slightly more developed game sy
  7. Amusing that we're discussing the etymology and historical accuracy of Arthur's title as High King, when they etymology of the term King goes back to Old Saxon. He'd be turning in his grave.
  8. It works by 'painting' on land and textures. All those knobbly coast lines are auto-generated. You lose fine detailed control, but gain hugely in speed and convenience. The mountains, hills and trees are symbols added manually - BUT - it has multiple variants of each icon, and cycles through the icons of that type randomly each time you click to place one (that's optional). So each time you get a slightly different tree, or a slightly different mountain. Very clever.
  9. I figured if even a talentless clod like me can produce something useable it might be handy for others too. Actually, on the subject of online mapping tools Dungeon Scrawl is quite nice, and free. https://probabletrain.itch.io/dungeon-scrawl
  10. I came across an online mapping application called Inkarnate recently and it's really nice. It's only available on a subscription basis, but even the free tier is quite capable. Here's a map I worked up for a game I'm prepping for just using the free assets. https://inkarnate.com/
  11. I'm not sure what recent statements you're referring to, but our bison haven't been bred (or mythically transformed) to be riding beasts, and Praxian Bison have. It seems reasonable to me that implies some differences, at least to the extent that horses are adapted from their wild ancestors. Or maybe it's the riders that have adapted. Actually that could explain Bison Riders.
  12. Cool. IIRC they actually licensed BRP from Chaosium, although the system is customised so much that I never realised until I happened to spot the license notice. My copy is in the attic so I can't double check that easily though.
  13. Perish the thought that a world containing Duckburg Point, Hungry Jack, Prax, Grizzly Peak, Nochet and Gonn Orta should have punny, jokey and real-world referencing names. But sure the Rough Guide does dial that up to 11, just slightly. The Guide is a product of it's original purpose as a way to kickstart a freeform. As such it was intentionally designed to be as immediately digestible and in-your-face as possible, but it's actually pretty easy to calibrate it back down to a less slapstick level and I think a lot of these references are useful. For me, they do provide actually insightful
  14. You mean like this? It's about a foot across. Genevieve bought it in a thrift shop a few days ago. I've not yet found any evidence of her worshiping it yet. Wrong material for a shamanic totem though I suppose.
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