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  1. On 9/9/2021 at 4:06 AM, TrvShane said:

    I’m genuinely curious what it is about vegetarianism in setting that allows you to accept the more fantastical elements but not that? It’s an interesting place for YGWV to occur.

    Glorantha has multiple types of life forms animal, plant based, fungal, stone, fish, spirit, undead (anti-life). What makes plant based life different for CAs from fish or animal? Are they allowed to eat fungus? It seems the standard is arbitrary and only makes sense form Real Life point of view.   That is why I was saying that the defining factor should be intelligence.

  2. 5 hours ago, PhilHibbs said:

    Sentience is "the capacity to be aware of feelings and sensations", yes it's often used in science fiction as a synonym of "sapience" but the strict definition includes basically anything with a nervous system. Which is why we so loosely use the word "vegetarian" without intending to include eating Gloranthan elves.

    Its more than just elves, there are other intelligent plant and fungus life forms in Glorantha, and what about animated lifeforms, and Mostali? "Vegetarianism" just does not fit in a fantasy type setting, including Glorantha, especially as a dietary restriction. 

  3. 28 minutes ago, Jeff said:

    You may find it illogical or that it does not follow your set of rational principles you have chosen to understand it, but them's Her rules. 

    Fine, since you are basing the structure on myth what is the myth which allows CA to kill/eat plants?

  4. 1 hour ago, simonh said:

    I don't think it's reasonable to take a single statement, responding to a specific point, as being a complete exposition of Challana Arroy philosophy and theology on the general topic. You suggested Chalana Arroy worshipers hunted, Jeff clarified that they don't. Of course there's more to it than that.

    And I am saying that there is no reason that CA are specifically allowed to kill (even with Food Song) plant based life and are not allowed to kill insects, fish, reptiles, or mammals.


    Sentience should be the determining factor with all life.

  5. 10 hours ago, Jeff said:

    Elves are sentient, so they aren't eaten (then again, I can't think of any human culture that eats aldryami). But bloodshed is forbidden to Chalana Arroy initiates, and they don't hunt. 

    Sentience was not a defining factor in your statement (it is in mine) and why are we limiting ourselves to humans? What prevents a Chalana Arroy Troll or an Elf? When talking plants then sap is equal to blood. Life is life in a fantasy setting. There is no difference between a mammal and vegetable both generate spirits for example. Real life vegetarianism should apply. 

  6. Money equals power in these games. Give them what you think the should have. If you give too little, then up it next time, if you give too much, then give less. Only you know what is the right amount for your game.

  7. Since everyone is chiming in here is my 2 cents worth:

    1. CA can kill Chaos and Undead even if they are intelligent.

    2. Anyone (not Chaos or Undead) are under CA's protection if they have been incapacitated by the CA (such as wit a Befuddle or Sleep spell)

    3. CA is allowed to hunt for food.

    4. There are restrictions on the spells CA is allowed to learn and other, friendly cults would not teach them to the CA even if asked.

    5. CA would not be taught weapon skills, same as #4, but can be taught Shield skill. If they use it to attack, the consequences are on their heads.

    6. Only Chaos, Undead, and possibly ZZ worshippers would attack a CA as the consequences are drastic on them and their communities.

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  8. 9 hours ago, Shiningbrow said:

    Is Soulfire Touch or Self?? Because a Shaman with Spell Barrage would have a bit of fun.

    Speaking of shamans, wouldn't she just have a spirit cult, rather than a goddess cult?

    Its much batter than that:


  9. 18 hours ago, Murf said:

    Which do you think would be more appropriate for RQG. Being a player my vote would be 2D3 but I am hardly an expert (or unbiased).

    If you cast both Multispell and Soul Fire, it is basically a 2 point Rune spell. As long as you do not allow a 4d3 stacking I think Soul Fire as 2D3 is good. Basically let it add +1D3 to a Disrupt and most people will start casting 2 x 2D3 spells or 3D3, with each additional Multispell giving another 1D3 of stacking or another 2D3 spell. Personally, I think it may be a better result than the 4D3+4 that soltakss suggests.

  10. 6 hours ago, Murf said:

    SOULFIRE 1 POW 80 meters, 15 minutes, non-stackable, reusable This spell must be cast upon one person. For the duration of the spell any Disruption spells cast by the Soulfired person will do 1D3+ 1 damage instead of the normal 1D3. The victim will feel a painful burning sensation instead of the normal wound.

    In RQ3 I believe it made Disrupts do 2D3.

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  11. 58 minutes ago, Shiningbrow said:

    Let me rephrase... It should stop people acting irrationally when such things are attacking. Not necessarily any particular chaotic powers, just regular fear/terror.

    Too bad it does not work on players.

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  12. 18 hours ago, Murf said:

    So way back in the the day we freed Firshala. We sacrificed POW to her to get her "back on her feet". We didn't stay and develop a cult and eventually left for the next horizon. One player dropped out at that time and the story is his character stayed and became her "High Priest".

    What Rune magic are you giving her under RQG rules?

  13. 3 hours ago, Rick Meints said:

    On hindsight, we would have skipped redoing some of the older titles because they didn't meet sales expectations. (i.e. redoing a book to sell a couple of hundred copies just isn't worth it)

    I would suggest redoing those as JC products. Couple of hindered copies there would be worth it. I am sure there would be people willing to work on that. If you can't find one, message me.

  14. 51 minutes ago, RhinoDino1973 said:

    I have not considered Play by Post.  I'm not sure how that works as I have little experience with that form of play.  Do you have a Play by Post game with an opening, Godlearner?

    I do not currently run one, although I have in the past. There is a site called RPOL.net which hosts such games. You need to create and account, but its totally free. You can search for games in their forums. I have seen RQ games there. The play by post has the advantage of the player not having to be online at eh same time, in fact a lot of times players and the GM are in vastly different time zones. The posting rate differs by game from multiple times a day to once a week. Its up to the GM to fix that.  

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