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About Septimus Kendaro

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    Austin, Texas
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    Well...uh...roleplaying games, programming, created language, philosophy, mythology, physics, mathematics, coffee, politics, religions, writing


  • RPG Biography
    The first game I played was Gamma World in 1978 followed shortly by D&D. In 1979 a friend of mine showed up with a copy of RuneQuest and the rest, as they, is history. While I played many other games during the intervening decades I always returned to RuneQuest, Call of Cthulhu and the Basic Roleplaying System.
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    RuneQuest in Glorantha, RuneQuest not in Glorantha, Aftermath (yes really), Microscope, Dominion, Car Wars
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    Austin, TX
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    'Tis but thy blurb that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a Signature. What's Signature? It is nor word, nor paragraph, Nor subject, nor verb, nor any other part Belonging to text. O, be some other blurb! What's in a blurb? that which we call a profile By any other name would smell as sweet;

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  1. Septimus Kendaro

    #ShipsofRQ are on their way...

    That's kind of what I figured. It's like watching air traffic. It only takes into account flight time, not time to taxi, park, disembark, get though customs, etc. And even then there can be delays. It is for me. 😉 Well, not so much any more and I'd rather they're careful getting there so everyone can get their RQ and Gloranthan goodness. Thanks for the details!
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    #ShipsofRQ are on their way...

    I love the history as an aside! Any idea why the MarineTraffic site has ~10 day differences from your shipping agent? I noticed that previously as well. I'm just curious more than anything else. I know ships coming in to the Houston, Texas port via the shipping channel sometimes have to wait days for a berth and for a pilot to come aboard to navigate in to the port so it's possible that is part (or all) of the difference. If anyone is ever in Galveston, TX you can always see ships queued up all the way to the horizon.
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    Postcard Paintings from Glorantha

    Some of Greg's Postcards from Glorantha, creatures and other subject matter that I used as for digital painting practice.
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    Rune Affinity Tokens

    I'm not sure is anyone needs, wants, or is interested but I created some Printable Rune Affinity Tokens. Nothing fancy, just seven different colored sets for players, and one expanded set for the gamemaster, white with black outline, if wanted. They are ready to print with crop marks for cutting them up.
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    Printable Rune Affinity Tokens

    Version 1.0.0


    Printable Player and GM Augment Tokens Instructions: Print in color on your choice of paper (preferably card stock or heavier). Cut along crop marks. Each player has 16 tokens, each token has a printed Rune to represent the rune affinities. When a player uses a rune affinity as an augment, they give the corresponding token to the GM. It is kept until the start of the next session. The GM has additional tokens they can use to track NPC rune affinity use as needed.
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    RuneQuest chat at The Kraken con 2018

    Great write-ups! I'm hoping I can make it sometime soon.
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    Greg Stafford Condolence Thread

    Greg indirectly changed many things in my life. I've posted my thoughts elsewhere but wanted to share them here as well. https://basicroleplaying.net/greg-stafford-is-dead-long-live-greg-stafford/
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    Wakboth's Skeleton discovered underneath Block

    There appears to be Humakti camp in the lower part of the picture and that's probably a more permanent Storm Bull encampment just above the Block. I'm sure some Dulrulz humorist erected a sign somewhere nearby that says, "Beware of Falling Blocks".
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    Photos of Sartar landscapes?

    There's also this from Greg sometime in the 90's I believe. There are some Sartar entries in there. "I was challenged to give some illustrations to artists and seekers who need to visualize Glorantha more clearly. This document attempts to do so. You will NEED a copy of Natural Wonders of the World, Readers Digest Association, 1980 ed. All page references herein are to that book." http://www.glorantha.com/docs/postcards-from-glorantha/
  10. Call of Cthulhu got some nice mainstream(ish) press coverage over at io9. https://io9.gizmodo.com/all-time-masterpiece-rpg-call-of-cthulhu-will-never-die-1819667936 It was nice to see.
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    Deities of Beer and Wine

    What got me started thinking about beer and wine deities, aside from actually drinking some beer the time, were deities like Ninkasi, Raugutiene and Raugupatis, and maybe Radegast but less Dionysus, Methe, or Ometochtli. So brewing or hospitality versus drunkenness or excess, though in numerous cases the two can and do overlap in historical myth. For example, the Hymn to Ninkasi is a recipe for brewing beer which is along the lines I was most curious about in Glorantha.
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    Deities of Beer and Wine

    Yeah and it's the sugars (or carbohydrates) in that the yeast convert to alcohol (or preservative compounds) here on earth. Even if it's a magical process it should still be the 'process' that is the ritual. Uz have all sort of fungal farming. Mushrooms surely exist in Glorantha and one would think even tinier organisms exist, say yeast for example. Yes, their interactions may be magical instead of chemical (or both depending on your Glorantha). The reason I suggested fertility is specifically as related to yeast in that as a magical process of transformation in bringing forth a different type of harvest. One would also think that the spent grains from brewing beer might well be used as fertilizers again adding to the fertility angle. That's pretty much exactly what came to my mind as well. Both amusing and somewhat frightening. If it were that easy everyone would be drunk all the time, along with the kids, and most insects in the area. I like that. Eurmal screws with the harvest, now what can be done with it? I agree it's far too important agriculturally to dismiss as an oversimplified process. My thoughts are that yes there is a ritualistic process for brewing beer/wine (and cheese, salami, yogurt, vinegar, pickles, etc. and so forth) making and that it was taught by the respective deities to the populace. Going back to Minlister that @jajagappa mentioned earlier maybe he's yeast in the Orlanthi pantheon: "Minlister has a special relationship with the natural world, coaxing out its delicious secrets in beers, ales, mead, wine, and other liquors." Sounds like what yeast does which is great for his relationship with alcoholic beverages but less to for say Colymar Prosciutto or Culbrea Cheese.
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    Deities of Beer and Wine

    Beer and wine are important elements of both ancient and modern cultures. In ancient cultures there were often deities associate with beer or wine or the act of brewing. Are there any canonical deities of beer and wine in Glorantha? I assume various earth deities often encompass this role but in some cultures that may not be the case and there may be specific gods or goddesses that are the associate with brewing. And what runes would be associated with them or with brewing? Maybe fertility and water?
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    RuneQuest rules at Gen Con

    Oh, yeah... what about these... or these? Take my money already!
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    RuneQuest rules at Gen Con

    True but I would have had a better chance than not being there at all. No worries, I'm sure we'll have freshly minted copies from Chaosium soon(ish).