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HeartQuintessence last won the day on December 20 2019

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    Forums, MUDS, MUSHES, Tabletop,. Wholey new to the amazing world that is Glorantha, but D&D, GURPS , Lords of Gossamer and Shadow, Fate, and dozens of others game
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    Lords of Gossamer and Shadow - "Chosen of the Grand Stair".
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  1. *thunderous applause* This is amazing. I am gonna have to pick your brain, cause trying to develop your own clan is hard.. ( though maybe I have too many competing cool ideas and not enough Gloranthan knowledge). This is a wonderful fleshed out read.
  2. Did we hear any word on VTT for Glorantha, yet or Runequest? I Know I know.. its probably never gonna happen.
  3. I just realized that Chaosium has a 'Free fiction' section, but I realized that Glorantha, one of the coolest worlds, doesn't have any 'free fiction' outside of "Why My Mother Told me" style stuff. I want to introduce some things to new people, but I wanted to find some fiction for them to read.
  4. Yeah I just want something that'll roll my dice and augments and tell me whether I success or fail... Cause trying to that manually is tricky.
  5. I just use theatre of mind, with no maps, but sometimes visual aids, or audio aids are nice. I don't know how you'd set up Glorantha in Foundry in terms of mechanics.
  6. Yeah I am looking at Foundry, but I 'd like to see something on there for it. Fantasy Grounds isn't my cup of tea...
  7. More More More! I must have this!
  8. I don't know if people have been thinking about it at Chaosium, but what about official 'basic' rules packages for the various Virtual Tabletop rules (Foundry,ect)? So that way the basic rules for Glorantha are there so people can enjoy their tabletop online? I am not exactly sure how that'd work (IP content wise) but... its thought.
  9. I like this. Good job! It gives me more aof a sense what things look like, when they should be happening for my story ( which is happening during both Sacred Time & Sea Season).
  10. I havea heard of a few of theses, but not all of them (well not the Glorantha ones). But now I am curious how that works in Glorathan. Tefa Woolvoice- The Koza Mother, is an Ernalda, and her daughter Kevashala- was conceived on the herquest to get the Koza( apparently). So while Keva maybe being set up to be the next chief of this clan, ( and going to probably marry one of the native men-folk of their Tula) I struggle to understand how to push her toward being a leader. I do like it thought, Kevashala growing from outsider girl, to the first woman emerging on the Tula (and there by cementing how they do their Female Initiation rites). Should be interesting. My head visually has some kind of 'flower shape made out of people, link interlinked rings or something, able to ever expand (the way water can fit into any container), but also forming a wall (Earth), the space between the people allows Air to flow(covering theirrune) I am not sure how to mix and Fire Rune & the Moon Rune?
  11. Well to your last point: The clan making cannot revolve around one person. Great point, I am still sort of transfixed how do things, for my Star Hearth Clan. The young girl-child who created the flower path ( she's somewhere between 9 and 10, maybe as old as 11), too young to be any kind of leader as she is not yet even a woman. The Tula itself is a mystical place- Voria's Garden, cause it some kind of beautiful Green Age/Dawn Age like ferility, and yet also facing Time's ravages, as these women and their livestock step into it. This clans first chief will most likely be the flower-dancer's mother- Tefa, Koza-mother- The Heroquester who brough the tribe their sheep- she is an Ernalda, was never a Vingan, though now I realize that she'd also become the Wyter's Priestess and suddenly realizing that handing essentially a sheep sheering housewife- they 'keys' to the White lioness (a Yinkin Daughter), who's 'pact' with the big ram Chief Bronzehoof- to be her first sacrifice as she hunts him to push the clan to the Tula and then make him her first sacrifice as the clan's wyter) is actually kinda awkward. The proto-clan has basically been watched over by the Lioness, for the entire time its been gathering strength. The Lioness was a hunt-sister to Vinga, and Ernalda adopted the lioness as a daughter(or maybe into the earth tribe), so she's a little more than local nature spirit. This clan making dance might happen at the next sacred time- at this point ,since they'd be arriving potentially during say The middle of Sea Season- and putting down roots and learning the lay of the land is going to take them several seasons, I suppose. I do wonder if because I had puzzle elements in isolation: The Proto-clan, its various female heads, for their Water, Fire(Velka Starhoof- Grazer), Earth(Umeka & Tefa), and Air groups, but the build the cool idea for lioness as Wyter -t to help reinforce the idea of a Pride of a Lionesses doing things for themselves (mostly).. So ostensibly I've tried to give as many people as I could some cool space.
  12. Do we know what the Clan making Dance ritual actual entails? We know Ernalda and Orlanthi did it at the Dawn to make the Storm Tribe.. .but what about Earth & Fire, and Darkness tribes?
  13. Welcome to Glorantha. As a newbie myself, I say to you "Talk to the Tribe", read the old books, like Thunder Rebels and Storm Tribe, Read Heroquest Glorantha, and Runequest Gloratha. I think for me Glorantha isn't about high commitment, its about /feeling/ the setting. Your not walking through a market place-- your walking through the largest section the Greand Market in Nochet , the great city of the Goddess Ernalda, and many other Earth Goddesses, where the GrandMother's rule is LAW. But you're also playting with adorable alynx kittens in a sleepy taven in Nochet, where a man sends a dog to spoke the little cat and you box his ears for it. So buy in is how youl ook at it. Glorantha is mythical, so its hazy sometimes. Nothing is purely concreate. You want to invent a Goddess of the people who heard.. muskoxen-- sure do it ( there is a great thread about the muskox folk on the forums.) You have to put D&D or conan asside.. you have to think like Studio Ghibli's Miyazaki-- Naussica or Princess Mononoke.. you need to be able to look at the characters and stop and.. breath. Glorantha is like a Bob Ross Painting (if you do not know him, google Bob Ross, Happy little trees, or the Joy of painting) There are no mistakes in Glorantha, just new discoveries. Nothing is 'contradicted' so much as shifted in the light to reveal something else- at least to me. And thats one of the joys of Glorantha perspective, and experience- I haven't played a single game of Glorantha in any system really- but I have a Clan- The Stjarnharda -The Star Hearth clan, which is a fusion of Lunar, Orlanthi, Grazer--- peoples who normally would be at each others throats, but these women came together out of need and forged a sisterhood- like a pride of lionesses- who move and work as one. So Glorantha is all about exploring. Finding new ways out of the old. and dreaming big. Do not be afraid of it, read much ,and ask questions no matter how silly they maybe. Or wacky, or unusual. Glorantha has bad ass ducks-- the DRuluz- as a source of interesting. Yea, think Donald and Daisy duck, only... warriors. If Daisy Duck were Xena- there we go!
  14. To the Tribe, So a friend pointed out to me that that GM Screen PAck, has a non player character sheet for NPCs. Do we have digital form fillable versions of this? and rules to make NPCs, or generate them quickly? Or is it just the standard character creation rules with some some things loppped off? Also what about the Squad Sheet is the PDF, fillable of that? Please and thank you, Heart.
  15. The only problem with marrying one way into a bloodline is that it dictates who can marry whom. And defiantely cuts off some avenues of intermingling. If blood A only marries from Bloodline B, then at some point B will have no one else avaiable, and B->C same thing . Which will eventually create a bottle neck. But is there a way to work an Esrolian House style system in? Considering that some of these Orlanthi maybe Esrolian by birth? Admitedly Esrolia relies on its cities, much like the Lunar groups, to help to build upon these Houses and the like, which is something a small clan can't actually do. So I am still struggling with that. OR this whole Triarty thing, is just making my head hurt.
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