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    Playing RQ since 1981. Author of small bits in various Chaosium publication, including Dragon Lords of Melnibone, the revised Miskatonic University, as well as 15,000 words or so in the Great Pendragon Campaign.
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    1st Ed Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Kingdoms of Faerie - an OSR-style treatment of Knightly romance tales.
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    Yeah, I am an OSR guy.

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  1. I have a few short questions for the gurus out there, all regarding the Summons of Evil spell (RQG 345). The compulsion to come to the site of the ritual only lasts as long as the effigy remains, but the effigy will actively combat the participants once summoned. It has hit points and a STR score, equal to its POW. This is specified in the spell, and clear. So does it 'animate' the effigy? Why else would it have hit points and STR? If it attacks the adventurers, does it engage in spirit combat? I assume it cast spells during combat if it has them and it is appropriate. When the spirit dies, does the compulsion of the actual material foe to come to the site of the ceremony fade? Or does the ritual continue for the rest of the pre-determined time period, as well as the compulsion?
  2. OK, just dl'ed all the iconics you have posted so far, and pdf'ed them. I'll start filling in the mount/elemental/etc sheets and then PDF them, adding them in the correct order. Won't be able to work on them until Sunday, however. Yes, Jason, I am being a good boy and working on my assignment.
  3. Phil, can you post a link for your Iconic character worksheets? I ran a tournament adventure a couple of months ago, and the main complaint was that the character sheets from the book weren't organized well. More than one person said that they wanted a more 'normal' character sheet. If you have the original stats on your sheet, then we could PDF and send it to Todd Gardiner, so that they can be distributed to tournament and demo GMs. If you only have the new stats, send me a link for that, and I will make the necessary adjustments. The last time I heard, there wasn't much enthusiasm for errata'ing the Iconics, so let us know if that gets decided on as well. Thanks!
  4. I was actually able to get most of these, and you are correct, they are wonderful and very useful for filling in the holes in Pavis & the Big Rubble. Ian Thomson was mostly responsible for these. I know he made several assumptions out of canon, like expanding the size of the Rubble via-a-via New Pavis, but damn, this was good work. Pure. Gloranthan. Gold.
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  10. That's what I have decided to do as well. Thanks, everybody.
  11. Well, Darra Happa Stirs is 2nd Age, and while not a complete deal breaker, is not on my radar. HiG and GA are excellent ideas though.
  12. I'll be starting a new RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha campaign this Friday, November 2nd. We are looking for some more players (we have three, currently). If you are interested in joining us, please send me a PM. The game will be Fridays nights from 6-9 (or 10) each week. We're playing in a home near the Braeswood area of SW Houston.
  13. No problem. I couldn't quite make out the tone, so I got a little too defensive.
  14. Because I'm a fanboy? Honestly, when I ran the Great Pendragon Campaign, I tried to keep to the timeline as much as I could. Sometimes, when events started to get too tight, I would drop scenarios in favor of improvised content. One of the criteria I used was whether Greg had written it or not, and whether or not it appeared on the internet instead of an official publication, and whether or not it had been retconned in some manner, like some of the background tables in Beaumains, for example, which were supplanted by later work. In the three times I have run the first three phases or so of the GPC, I didn't even use the scenario that I wrote for the GPC. So, yeah, I do rank some content over other pieces. That's not exclusively due to 'canonicity'. If I was running a Far Point campaign, I would definitely use the Zin Letters issue, even if there are discrepancies (I am not certain there are as many clans in the three tribes as is portrayed in the articles, for example) simply because I thought it was interesting material that had some utility for me. And Phil, if it is OK for all of us to ignore the very idea of the canon for our own campaigns, then surely it is equally OK for us to pay attention to it, if we wish to?
  15. So I am still going back and forth about the RQG campaign I want to run, whether it should be in a new area with all the material coming from me, or one of the Chaosium/Moon Design campaigns. So our first session is Friday, so I guess I had better figure this out, huh? I was going over my choices, and I put this list together to help figure out what to do. 1612 - 1613: Apple Lane, Snakepipe Hollow, The Haunted Ruins, improvised material based on Wyrm's Footnotes campaign notes for Sartar and King of Sartar. 1613 - 1616: Big Rubble, Pavis, Borderlands, Sun County, River of Cradles, Shadows on the Borderland, Strangers in Prax, 1612+: Griffin Mountain. 1615?: Dorastor, Lords of Terror 1621 - 1625: Barbarian Adventures, Orlanth is Dead, Gathering Thunder improvised material based on Wyrm's Footnotes campaign notes for Sartar and King of Sartar. 1618 - 1621: Sartar: Kingdom of Adventure, Sartar Companion, Pavis: Gateway to Adventure improvised material based on Wyrm's Footnotes campaign notes for Sartar and King of Sartar. 1618 - 1625: The Coming Storm, The Eleven Lights - (I don't think I have either of these, or only in pdf if I do). 1625+: The Broken Tower, Defending Apple Lane, Cattle Raid, The Dragon of Thunder Hills. I think those are the major scenario 'tracks', or Adventure Paths, as our Pathfinder friends call them. There is also Runequest Adventures, which I don't have access to all of, and the Unspoken Word campaigns, which I do have, which are Tarsh in Flames, In Wintertop's Shadow, The Thieves Arm, and Sons of Kargzant. There is enough material for a Far Point campaign, from different sources like The Zin Letters #3 and the John Hughes internet material, and of course an Uz Trollpack based campaign. Oh, yeah, Blood Over Gold, and Men of the Sea. Am I forgetting anything? Have any of these been Gregged/Jeffed/retconned? Should I just go with the latest material and start playing already?
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