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Ellie last won the day on April 16 2019

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About Ellie

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    Feathered Horse Queen
  • Birthday April 26


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    I play stuff, I run stuff.
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    RuneQuest, Pendragon
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    Indianapolis, Indiana
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    Equine Expert in Residence
    Owner of many very fine hats

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  1. @Morien all of those are wonderful storytelling! And man those parting words in the first one. Brutal.
  2. I'd love to run a game where the woman sees her husband cut down so she takes up is cause and rides out in his name. In fact my newly created female knight might take up a similar backstory and motivation now. I think she saw her father and older brothers killed in combat and took up being a squire. Revenge always makes for easy motivation.
  3. The death in childbirth table has me thinking. For those who have had a player's wife die how did you and the table deal with this? Did they just move on and get a new one? Did you act out her funeral rights? I would love to hear how people have handled this (or not) from an RP perspective.
  4. Thanks everyone. We had a great first game and will be creating proper characters this Friday to start a running game.
  5. Thanks everyone! Lots of great suggestions. Looking over the intro scenario, it seems like a good way to go for a quick out the door one off. I don't think we will be getting into a campaign just yet. I am going to do a few one offs and then we will see.
  6. I am going to run a super lowkey casual game of Pendragon next week. Myself and one of my players have played one game at GenCon. None of us have read the rules but all of us are experienced with RuneQuest so have some idea of the basic mechanisms. I have the rule book, and a copy of Tales of Chivalry and Romance, which I plan to run something out of. (But I have almost every published scenario and am open to anything) We will use pregens and wing most of the rules. Mostly we want to get a feel for the setting. So a few questions for those folks who know the game best: For a green to the system GM and party, which one shot would you recommend to play? and What is your number one tip for a new Pendragon GM? Thanks! :D
  7. Steward of the Intelligent Word This is a leather scroll case that is carved a simple depiction of the goddess Etyries with the runes of movement, moon, and harmony forming connected designs. Cults Associated: Etyries Friendly: Issaries Knowledge Common History First produced hundreds of years ago, these scroll cases aid travelers, merchants and messengers who find themselves far from the heart of the Lunar Empire. They are mostly used to translate simple communication, documents, and other straightforward writing into something intelligible. Procedure These cases are crafted in Etyries temples by carving the leather and imbuing it with magic during the creation process. They are generally only available to wealthy travelers or members of the Lunar bureaucracy. Powers Any scroll or parchment scrap placed inside the case will convert entirely into New Pelorian script. Simple phrases are quickly and accurately translated while long and complex text may take hours or even days to translate and have significant errors. Value 25L
  8. Bruvala's Armband This armband is made of verdigris stained copper and heavily inlaid with emeralds. It has been expertly crafted in the form of a glittering blue-green snake. It looks resplendent but otherwise perfectly mundane. If awakened Bruvala's Armband can move just like a living snake. Cults · Associated: The armband will only listen to followers of an earth goddess, and strongly prefers those who follow Ernalda. · Hostile: The snake will not awaken for anyone who does not follow a female earth deity. Knowledge Cult Secret, One of a Kind History Bruvala the Great, High Queen of Esrolia was given this emerald encrusted armband as a wedding gift. Rumors say she used it throughout her reign to spy on her rivals, though this has never been officially acknowledged. The armband became a House Norinel treasure and was worn by all Esrolian Queens of the Norinel line until it vanished upon the death of Queen Norina in 1551. While the armband is well known from historical records the ability for it to awaken is a deeply held secret. Powers When awakened Bruvala's Armband has the stats of a small earth elemental. Players should make a CHA resistance roll to attempt to awaken it. The armband has a passive resistance of 3 for Ernalda worshipers and 5 for the followers of all other cults. It will refuse to awaken for anyone who does not follow an earth goddess. Once awoken the armband will loyaly serve its new mistress and can complete many tasks such as stealing any object small enough to carry its mouth, spying on and repeating back conversations, and even suffocating the unsuspecting. These instructions must be successfully explained in earthtongue, and the snake can only be awakened for at most three hours a day. Value 1500L in gemstones. 3000L to a buyer that knows the use of this item. If House Norinel discovers someone has the armband they will stop at nothing, not even murder, to obtain it.
  9. And to be clear, everyone here has always been so very friendly. This is a community to be really proud of. We do not want to tell anyone they can't post passionate tomes about the setting they love. We just want to keep those wonderful academic posts where they can best be appreciated, and make it easier to get started in Glorantha.
  10. Hey all, it's Ellie, your friendly neighborhood Chaosium convention coordinator. At conventions a lot of my job is talking to new people about Glorantha and introducing them into the world. Helping new people fall in love with Glorantha is a passion of mine but it wasn't that long ago that I knew next to nothing about the setting either. Glorantha has a massive learning curve. The amount of material available is daunting and that means being a newbie to Glorantha is a tough gig. I know first hand! Not only do you have to navigate all the massive amount of both current and out of date setting information you also have to learn how the Glorantha community aka the Tribe works. We are all here because we love Glorantha but sometimes we love it a little too hard. Sometimes the way the setting gets talked about is pretty unwelcoming to new members. We at Chaosium want to make sure Glorantha is accessible to everyone and hope you want to see it grow and thrive as well. What helps new people? Keep it RQG focused. Ask yourself if a new player actually needs to know this to play before hitting post. If it’s not in the main RQG book the answer is almost always no. (Or HeroQuest book given the circumstances.) The old stuff might have been great, but new players don’t have it, so it’s not helpful to tell them about it. Don’t argue semantics. If it is not a direct answer to something they asked, it probably is not helpful to post. Keep deep lore out of newbie threads. If you can’t say it in one paragraph it’s not appropriate for a new user post. Deep lore threads are awesome places to learn, but only when you are ready for them. Help new members by linking to existing deep lore posts with “Here is some more information if you are interested.” Have more in depth info to add? Make a new thread and link to it. Remind your fellow experienced members to continue the conversation there. Keep it upbeat. This is a game and should be fun. General negativity brings the whole Tribe down. Say hi! Being the new kid can be lonely and everyone wants to feel welcome. ____ The biggest take away here is to keep your answers simple. If you have more to say put it in its own dedicated deep lore thread. The big essay responses really drive new members away. I personally found them overwhelming and they made me not want to participate in the forum. It’s the responsibility of all Tribe members to make sure this is an inviting place. Let’s work together to keep Glorantha around for another 40+ years by helping new people fall in love with it just like we did.
  11. https://www.redbubble.com/people/chaosium/This is the best sale RedBubble has had all year and it ends tonight. Don't miss 30% off everything. Looking for the brand new Elder Sign and Yellow Sign items? Click this link! 🐙 https://www.redbubble.com/people/chaosium/collections/1010308-call-of-cthulhu-signs-and-symbols?asc=u
  12. https://www.redbubble.com/people/chaosium/ This is the best sale RedBubble has had all year and it ends tonight. Don't miss 30% off everything. I have added tons of new stuff to the store recently including shirts for ever single god in the upcoming Gods of Glorantha. Sneak peeks of the book text for each god too! Also, brand new this morning is "Sheng Seleris, the Little Angry Prince" by Kalin Kadiev!
  13. Have you seen all the new stuff in our Redbubble store?. Lots of gods going up so you can rep your chosen cult! https://www.redbubble.com/people/chaosium/collections/975143-glorantha-divine-depictions?asc=u New maps from Darya Makarava and Olivier Sanfilipo in the cartography section https://www.redbubble.com/people/chaosium/collections/586570-glorantha-cartography?ref=carousel_collection&asc=u Art from Andrey Fetisov and others also going up. https://www.redbubble.com/people/chaosium/collections/580597-glorantha-assorted-art?asc=u
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