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  1. IIRC, there was a posting here a while ago from either @Jeff or @Rick Meints about finding the old separations when going thru Chaosiums old HQ in Hayward, CA, along with a boatload of other arcane artifacts. SDLeary
  2. Yes. I was orignally stating that IF I was to assume a shield (of a given size) of a material other than wood, that I would adjust its HP/AP to reflect that the shield would probably not be as effective as the wood one. I used "leather" (actually meaning cuirboilli) as an example, and was stating that I would not reduce an equivalent shield down to the level of equivalent armor because I felt that a shield in active use would also have some additional deflection value based on the act of parrying. Obviously, if we are talking about a static shield held in front of an archer, such as a pavise or ancient equivalent, things would be a little different. SDLeary
  3. Yes, true... poor choice of words. By leather in this instance I was referring to something like Cuirboilli: hardened, shaped, formed leather/hide. SDLeary
  4. In games I’ve played in it was because the assumption was wood as the base material. Personally, I would adjust AP/HP of a shield based on its core construction. However, to use hide as an example, a hide shield would still stop more than leather armor; not so much because of thickness of the hide/leather, but more the fact that you still (generally) have active deflection with a shield. SDLeary
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    As mentioned above, sword size classifications don’t seem to exist much before the medieval period in Europe, where the term Longsword begins to be used to distinguish between longer forms, and shorter Arming or Knightly swords. Ancients seem to use the name of the type of sword as it had been related to them. For example, in the Roman Republic/Empire, we have Gladius (which we type as a shortsword) and Spatha (which we tend to type as a broadsword), but the Latin word for Sword is Ensis. Also, we have the Spartan Sword, a form of Xiphos that is much shorter... so short that we would probably classify it as a dagger. But, the Spartans seem to have used it in a similar manner to the Roman use of Gladius. Given this, I would say just shoehorn a particular blade type where you think it should go based on what you think its intended use is, don’t worry about shape or length too much. You should really only worry about length if you are trying to figure out if someone is trying to close to inside a weapons effective use range. SDLeary
  6. I was wondering what happened to these minis! These were/are Wargames Foundries minis, read there About section for explanation. SDLeary
  7. I would just go to Wargames Foundry and use stuff from their Ancients range. Specifically their "Myceneans, Minoans, and the Trojan War" range, the "European Bronze Age" range, and pick and choose from some of the others. Many of these ranges have packs of "heroes" that would make decent PC's, and fit with the current overview of Glorantha. Me though, I want the Trollkin Forge stuff back! SDLeary
  8. Its not simply "tiring" someone out. Heat buildup is a bitch (short term fatigue), and this can occur just from being in full kit standing in the sun. Count me as someone who liked the RQ3 method too. It really didn't take too long to tic off a point at the end of each round, or to do the subtraction during those few fights where fatigue really came into play. It also gave the GM a more solid hook to say something along the lines of "You've been traveling through the Wastes for a while now, with the sun beating down on your head and now you have to fight that group of nomads over there to get to the water. Halve your fatigue points for this fight"... or some such. SDLeary
  9. Fftt! The beer and ale should have come first! And the mead! SDLeary
  10. MagicWorld also has the option for "Heroic Hit-Points", and thus can mitigate the one-or-two hits issue a little. SDLeary
  11. Just house rule it! Way back when, we were allowed (by a Chaosium GM) to delay our actions. No need for an official rule for that, unless you are implementing Called Shots. SDLeary
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    At a guess, it seems from what has been said that Mysticism isn't a system, but an alternate way of approaching the other systems. Thus you can have Storm/Orlanthi mystics, Western/Malkioni mystics, and so on. As a result you will probably have specific write-ups for individual mystical groups when it comes time to reveal them, that cover their particular approach. SDLeary
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    Delta Green!

    Perhaps, but if you look carefully, you'll notice that the first section is essentially Chaosium game discussions, save for the subform for 13th Age Glorantha in the Glorantha section. Other games come below; Mythras, Renaissance, and Revolution for example.. SDLeary
  14. This sounds interesting! Love to see how you flesh this out! A few years ago I was thinking of going the other way... RQ3 sorcery as base magic for both sorcerers and shaman. SDLeary
  15. Sweet! I'll be looking for that Chapter when the book comes out! 😉 SDLeary
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