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About Brootse

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    Started RPGs with RuneQuest 3rd edition in 1991.
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    RQ3, D&D 3.5
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  1. Brootse

    Greg Stafford Condolence Thread

    My deepest condolences to his family, and thanks Greg for all the fun times I've had with my friends playing RuneQuest and exploring Glorantha.
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    Missing weapons

    Sounds logical. Would anyone have more pics of mostali crossbows? The only ones I found were basically just chu-ko-nus. Now, of course one could make up an in-world explanation for it, and say that they just resemble externally chu-ko-nus and have springs and stuff inside, and that the humans just copied the look.
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    Missing weapons

    Hah, I was sure someone would say that, but we had it some years before D&D had
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    Missing weapons

    The curve helps with slicing, and straight blades are better at piercing, and both have been used by cavalry for thousands of years. The question which is better, has always been contested. In RAW RQG there's no difference except with spears, but my group uses a house rule that two-handed weapons get 1.5 times the normal damage bonus, eg. +d4 rises to +d6 and +d6 rises to +d10.
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    Missing weapons

    Yes. I think that the Chinese might have had better bronze than Europeans, and therefore were able to make longer blades. Or maybe they preferred longer blades, unlike other Bronze age people.
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    Tarshite Sun Dome Temple questions

    Phalangites have pikes and smaller shields.
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    Missing weapons

    In my Glorantha I don't call or describe them as 'bastard swords', but as 'long cavalry swords'. Rules-wise they work as the old bastard swords.
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    Site News & Feedback

    Please increase the maximum number of possible 'likes' per day. Some days the good posts pile up high
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    Missing weapons

    Thanks! I had forgotten about that amazon crossbow pic, and hadn't looked close enough at the Fonritan pic. Now that amazon crossbow looks very much like a chu-ko-nu, so I take it that they exist, even if they haven't been described in the rules (yet). The Mostali repeating crossbow seems to be a different weapon. Chu-ko-nu
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    Missing weapons

    Speaking of Chinese and Medieval weapons, what do the Gloranthan crossbows look like? Are they like the Medieval European crossbows that had short and stiff bows with short powerstrokes, or like the Bronze Age Chinese crossbows that had longer bows and powerstrokes? Or are they perhaps like Greek bellybows? Medieval European crossbow Bronze Age Chinese crossbow Greek bellybow Some of the heavier Chinese crossbows used winches, but many were loaded without tools, by sitting down and using legs: Some were even loaded by multiple people:
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    Missing weapons

    The late bronze age Chinese had long bronze swords. If there are bronze greatswords and broadswords in Glorantha, why not have a sword whose size is between those swords?
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    Who's the Orlanthi deity of...

    That's some powerful taters. I wonder if eating them raises your moon rune? Maybe that's why they give them out for free!?!
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    Everyone Having Rune Magic

    Yeah, looks like that is settled then officially. YGMV, and I'll ask my group about their opinions on what we'll settle wrt. the initiation numbers. Now that Rune Magic is renewable for the initiates too, perhaps it's better to lower the number of the initiates so that there won't be stickpickers with Thunder spells. I had planned on restricting some of the more powerful Rune magic spells to God talkers or higher ranking members, but this will work too. And now that laymembers are counted as worshippers in the temple minimum sizes, the lower number of initiates won't matter as much.
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    Who's the Orlanthi deity of...

    What about potatoes? Weren't they a Blue moon affiliated tuber?
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    So many errors and contradictions

    A long example of a combat where the different rules are used would be great.