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Gene M.

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About Gene M.

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  • RPG Biography
    I used to run a weekly open table OD&D game. I love Glorantha and am hoping to run either RQ or HQ soon depending on my players' preferences. One of these days I'll run Stormbringer.
  • Current games
    I am a player in my friend Scott's Two-Headed Serpent CoC game, and I am running a 5e D&D Tomb of Annihilation campaign. Soon to be a player in another D&D session. Trying to find the time to get a Glorantha game going as it's my favorite setting.
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    Not too much to say. I have a background in English and Philosophy.
  1. Dorastor: Land of Doom

    Thanks, all! I appreciate it.
  2. Dorastor: Land of Doom

    I have looked at your site before but not that page. Comparing with ebay, not sure I can swing more than one addition to my Prax collection. What RQ3 book gets your top recommendation? For Prax I have Cults, Pavis & Big Rubble, and Borderlands.
  3. Dorastor: Land of Doom

    Although that brings to mind the RQ3 Prax modules. I've heard they're quite good. I assume they'd be as easy to adapt? Anything I should pick up?
  4. Dorastor: Land of Doom

    Thanks Joerg, that's just what I needed to know. re: Pentallion, it's more something for later play. I was planning on using Borderlands to start the campaign.
  5. Dorastor: Land of Doom

    So I could probably just wing it and adjust as I go if I notice something unfamiliar?
  6. Dorastor: Land of Doom

    Hello all, I just bought this on a lark (shrink-wrapped on ebay!), and as I don't own nor have ever read the RQ3 rules, I am wondering if anyone has any tips on using this with RQ2/RQC. I have heard the two are close enough to make conversion minimal (or so I hope), but what should I keep in mind? Thanks!
  7. Some thoughts after a first read

    Ooof, my apologies for not reading thoroughly. You'd think with an English degree I could manage that. Thanks for drawing my attention to that. I appreciate it!
  8. Some thoughts after a first read

    I should say that I do think it's a great book and would work really well for introducing fans of modern D&D to Glorantha. It can also be used as a source of ideas for other games too. I really like the idea of the Trickster class as a bad luck magnet.
  9. Some thoughts after a first read

    I read 13G and it's great if you like big combats. I considered using 13G to introduce my players to Glorantha as I've got a 5th edition D&D campaign going, but when I read in the 13th Age rules about expecting four combats per session I was pretty surprised. It's unusual for my group if we have two in a session. Our playstyle is different probably because I draw a lot on older D&D which, like Runequest, had incentives for avoiding combat. I use monster reaction rolls and morale rules from Basic D&D and 1gp=1xp as house rules in my 5e campaign, which cuts down on combat. Modern expectations for D&D are apparently having loads of combat. So it seems RQ or even HQ is probably the better fit for my group. Still, I think they did a great job with 13G.
  10. New RQ Design Note #18 - New Logo

    Early 2000s design, especially around 3rd edition D&D/d20 for example.
  11. New RQ Design Note #18 - New Logo

    On the other hand, my fiancée who graduated from art school and does design work likes it, although she thinks the Quickstart logo is better.
  12. New RQ Design Note #18 - New Logo

    Count me among the haters, unfortunately. I would buy it regardless, but I am not a fan of the design.
  13. Many settings are highly detailed but ultimately generic. What use is so much detail for something that never breaks with genre conventions? When you dig into the details of Glorantha, however, you find something both unexpected and highly gameable.
  14. Non-humans in HeroQuest: Glorantha

    Thank you so much! That was very helpful. By the way, the Red Cow books are fantastic and a big reason why I want to try HQ.
  15. Non-humans in HeroQuest: Glorantha

    I'm new to HQ and have a player interested in playing a duck so if anybody has any advice on that front, I would appreciate it. I'm still wrapping my head round the system, so while I can muddle through, I'm not confident about that muddle. Thanks to anyone in advance!