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    AD&D, Pathfinder, Amber, warhammer, ...
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    RuneQuest Glorantha
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  1. Does Shimmer spirits spell works in spirit combat? And if yes how does it works?
  2. Hello Jeff, i am only familiar with last RQG rules, but when i was reading them i have the feeling that you want to make it easy to play and fast to start playing even for bigginer (Glorantha backround is very huge, but you can play without knowing all mythologies, for exemple). Am i true? If yes can you tell me some exemples where you have done such things and why have you make this choice? Do you plan to continue it? Thanks.
  3. I would like but accessing informations from one thousand hundred years ago is very hard for me. If you have found some, please let me know, i will be very pleased to begin to solve my ignorance trouble.
  4. Before the starting of history (it's begun when writing come), there were hundred thousands years of human societies, and we have no real ideas about what they were thinking. So how can you says that torture prohibition is modern? Personnaly, i am sure that somewhere in the past this idea was living... Remember that some native people of north america where socialy more advanced than the barbarians european invaders... Please forget that you are a citizen of W.E.I.R.D, and have a look again!
  5. This seems to be a very sad state... But why ghosts, who are dead, have some desires, or does is it because ghost have desires that they are ghosts?
  6. I have a query: could a "man" spirit join a new cult (after his death)? More generally could spirits act and change when they are dead? Edit: a more general query will be what is Death in Glorantha?
  7. Pheres

    Is it possible

    It's very interesting is there some informations about the Flesh Man in some RQG products? (I am including the Guide in them)
  8. Pheres

    Is it possible

    According to all your replies, and several others i have read in other topics i can say that what i really like in Glorantha is YGWV, because everything is subject to imagination of all players over the table, and we can really make a new world based on a ton of old stories! But starting to understand this universe take a long time... Edit: About the time it takes to understand Glorantha, i can see that Chaosium is making a great job in order to simplify the understanding, and it's great!
  9. Pheres

    Is it possible

    I am not sure that the world would be better, but it should be more understandable for us poor french people!
  10. Pheres

    Is it possible

    I have a Daka Fal shaman who leave in Sartar. He want to improve his social status. But in Sartar you are not great if you are not an Orlanthi, and he can not join Orlanth cult because Orlanth cult is not an ancestors cult associated to Daka Fal cult... He don't want to become an illuminate, because he is freighten by illumination and think it's chaos related. But he has an idea: why not heroquesting in order to turn Orlanth cult into an ancestor worshiping cult associated to Daka Fal? I think that he has a great idea that nonone had before!!! Oh, i hear someone saying God learners in the back... Ok, i stop trying to frighten all of you and i must admit that i was joking! Edit: i apologize, by Orlanthi, and would like to say Orlanth cult members, not the inhabitants of Sartar and other countries who trust in Orlanth pantheon... English is a damned language!
  11. No i don't want illuminates to be unemotional, but i ask : is there some kind of illuminations that make you unemotional? Because in Glorantha it seems that illumination let you see all things as an illusion, so my query is what's about your feeling? But i aggreed with a lot of answers that's says it could be or/and not, Glorantha is ambiguous... I think, that a "true" reply would be YGWV! But i would like to know if there is a canonical answer.
  12. But, as I said, thats just like, your opinion, man. That amounts to saying "what matters isn't whether they committed horrifying atrocities when they felt it necessary, what really matters is whether they cried about it afterwards." Well, you can think whatever you think about their personal morality. But does it really matter? I apologize, i was wrong, i have use the wrong word (as you have certainly noticed, english is not my foreign language). A man who can't feel nothing is not a sociopath (it could be, but all people that dont feel emotions are not all sociopath!). The true word for someone who don't feel anything is a psychopath (by definition, according to : https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/psychopath) So i really apologize Davecake, because the real query i want an answer is does all illuminates are psychopaths?
  13. I am taking the bus in order to go to my work, and regularly see 3 years olds class children in it. At 3 years old, i have never seen a child that is racist, they always play with other children regardless of their skins colors. But later some of them will become haters, why? It's because at 3 years old you are not following all social limitations, you are running the basic human software, and the basic let you feel, you can love, feel sad when one of your friends is, ect... Ok at 3 years old they can't make some sort philosophical reasoning, but they are knowing what is basically bad or not, from just a human animal point of view. Don't think about old way of thinking about animals, today we know that a lot of animals can do altruistic behaviors, without winning something immediately, animals aren't philosophers, as we know, but they have some empathy and emotions... We become sociopath if we forget our animal part, so, it's why i asked does illumination let you forget your animal part or not?
  14. I can answer your query, if they just feel sorrow they not are sociopath, because they feel something... Remember about Albert Enstein, who worked on the Manhattan project in order to made firsts atomic's bomb, he worked hard, because like others he was thinking that it was necessary to have them in order to stop the war. But when he saw the result of two firts bombing he start to fight against atomic's weapons, because he had felt some remorse... But he was human. History tell us that bad things have been done for some great goals, but look at it, only winners are writing history, and i am sure that they never write that they were bad men! Even in a lot of mythologies we can read that bad acts are turn to great things. Have a look in christian mythology on Sodome and Gomorrhe event, the bible's god destroy the both cities, including, all women and all childs, by burning them, because inhabitants have made sins, according to the god... One thing i am sure is that a lot of children were not sinners, but divin fire burn them... In the bible it's written like a gret god victory, but from a human point of view, it's a crime against humanity! I am not sure that Winston Churchill will do for a second time the same things he done the first time, if he remember them, but he's successors will do the same, because they have read in history books that it was the good ones! Churchill was a great man, as a man he have made mistakes, but he won, so we think that all he had done was good, but that's not true! About your last sentence about Argrath/ARkat/etc... i completely aggree, from my point of view, it's to all GM to answer them, because Glorantha let you the choice... (YGWV)
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