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Yelm's Light last won the day on January 11

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About Yelm's Light

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 11/03/1964


  • RPG Biography
    Heh...basically, if it was an RPG in print before 1984, I played it...D&D and AD&D to begin, RQ2, the weird TSR variant RPG's, every BRP game, Champions, V&V, T&T, Amber (later), MMO's of many descriptions from EQ on, boardgames (Dragon Pass is still and always my favorite), puter games, anything and everything. I've actually been published in the Dragon (in '81, ooh ahh).
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    Boardgames and ESO occasionally, would like to get some Glorantha action going, preferably RQ2 or the new one once it's available.
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    Gods help me, I've been a gamer geek for decades...

    Now get your hands off my counters! :)

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    Pavis County, Prax and the Zola Fel 1622-1627?

    I've seen that somewhere before...
  2. People complained about Blizzard's delays too (which were generally for the same reason), but they miraculously shut up come release day. Cow Level!
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    Framing the Contest

    For simple contests, sure. Extended contests are a different animal.
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    RQG PC's Preview - Spirit Magic

    LOL I just had a vision of some character, blood in his eyes, frantically searching the ground for his missing arm, finding it, picking it up, and pointing his now-dead hand at his target and zapping him.
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    Has there ever been a Collected History of...

    I have. Vegetarian morocanths. 'Nuff said.
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    Has there ever been a Collected History of...

    Huh...I never got soviet from the Lunars; they always seemed to me to be more on the Roman model.
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    Chaosium's Runequest 2 Vs Runequest 3 (Avalon Hill)

    Or if you're a Norse berserker who just doesn't care.
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    Heroes to Superheroes

    You did catch the word 'contribute' there, right? If my choosing what I will or will not buy is arrogant, so be it. I'm arrogant. Now get off my lawn. <jangles coins in pocket>
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    Heroes to Superheroes

    Good for you. Unfortunately, that attitude isn't going to contribute to a buying decision in a positive way.
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    Heroes to Superheroes

    I'm not particularly happy with the term demigod either. Demigods in myth are the offspring of a god and a mortal (usually a human). Hmmm...'ubermensch' is a little niche and has its own connotations... Avatar? Eh, what or who is Androgeus an avatar of? Champion? Paragon? Exemplar? (I kinda like that one.)
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    Runequest 1978

    Melee felt a bit more 'realistic' (I know, strange to say with a FRPG) than the stuff that was out there. I never much liked the Vancian magic system, either, so this gave me an alternative. Granted, I got in a bit later than '78, but RQ(2) had a developed, consistent, and interesting setting, unlike the others. T&T and TFT always felt 'beer and pretzels' to me (though I was a big fan and player of Melee and Wizard...and, completely out of the realm of fantasy, O.G.R.E. and Car Wars), and D&D just got old when I was with a large group of players who were always interested in trying out the 'new stuff.' (Mostly, anyway; I still couldn't sell Ringworld to them.)
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    That might be a bit difficult to enforce among the tribes of Prax.
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    HQ: G: Jakaleel subcult magic

    Minor quibble, but Chalana Arroy is misspelled in the Praxian Tradition image.
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    Eleven Lights question on ability types

    Hero Wars, maybe. I don't remember that from HQ1.