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Nozbat last won the day on October 21 2020

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About Nozbat

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    Dearg Doom (or a serial monotonist)


  • RPG Biography
    RuneQuest, Call of Cthulhu, Mythic Britain, RQG
  • Current games
    Call of Cthulhu, Mythic Britain, RQG
  • Location
    Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Blurb
    Currently running an Anglo-Saxon Campaign in Mythic Britain
    Interested in (writing) and playing a Hansa Campaign set in Lübeck and the Baltic states

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  1. Having read through quite a lot of it now, Bill... its a rather unique system and the magic is very different... I think there will be a lot of conversations when running a game of the kind... "Are you pure enough?"... and "You look pure today.." On a general note I like a lot of the concepts ... particularly the Purity score .. which will mean PCs will always be keeping an eye on that while being involved in Machiavellian Palace politics... running Palace Coups to overthrow the Gatekeeper and finding enough empty cups to get the post of Cupbearer.. or just trying not to hit your age
  2. I've already instructed my Lawyers, Messrs. Kynde, Hood and Pinball, all relics of AD&D assassins who moonlight as Lawyers as something even more disreputable than assassins when they were tasked to inflict extra pain on contracted targets than just mere death
  3. I've decided to prioritise my life .. and have been speed reading bits of it... You do realise Loz, that by publishing Mythic Babylon there is now going to be the sudden, mysterious and untimely deaths of three well thought out, accomplished but poorly-rewarded player characters in my current Saxon campaign, one of whom just got married after years of prevaricating ... just so I can GM Babylon? I think the PCs may be seeking wergeld from you soon... and they think they know where you live Looks excellent BTW...
  4. Bought... but the frustration is I won't be able to read it until later....
  5. This is an issue in all creative arts. People often are not willing to pay living wages for quality products and have no concept about how much time effort, thinking and creativity it takes to produce something. My daughter is an artist who often is commissioned to do portraits. People baulk at the price not realising that if an artist spends 20 hours on something they have to expect to earn over €10 an hour, particularly if you are a master of your craft. We might grumble about paying a Tiler or Plasterer €50 an hour .. but we pay it nevertheless. People really need to accept tha
  6. We do not know much about St Hywel’s life and the little we know comes to us from the Venerable Bede. Asser mentions him but only that King Alfred kept Hywel’s knucklebone in a silver and gold reliquary which he lent to the Bishop of Worcester when there was a sickness in the Priory of St. Mary. Hywel’s skull was said to have been destroyed by the Vikings in the destruction at the Monastery of Thanet in 753. Hywel was born in Powys and the son of a successful Blacksmith. He was brought up a pagan but when he was 12 an angel visited him in his father’s smithy when he was alone. The angel
  7. Fish wars and the Battle of Dunum. It was the second year since Cerdic declared himself Westseaxacyning. Aelle had been the Cantacyning for seventeen years and it was seventh year since he had named himself Brytenwealda. Guercha One-eye the Angelcyning still disputed Aelle's claim to be Brytenwealda for the past two years. Aelle had taken advantage of plague in Gwent to capture Spinae and Brige when they were under-garrisoned. Aelle considered both towns strategically important for war against the Dumnonians in that they gave easy passage of the River Kennet. Aelle then made peace w
  8. What about Daisy?... I'm pretty sure she had no cowardly aspects or passions... in fact she was usually frustrated by Donald's immaturity (read cowardliness??) and went on dates with Donald's rival Gladstone Gander (possibly the first inter species kiss on TV) This was a woman who had a strong sense of herself and her own mind but sadly diminished by the structural sexism of the time by being reduced to a small part in movies, TV and comics
  9. I have most of the Mythras stuff already... but not Luther Arkwright or Lyonesse .. extra buck paid (is that a male antelope? and some weird hint for me to respond to the Great Hunt?). I had to post the antelope... it couldn't be digitalised and I have to say difficult to wrap as it kept moving and often ripped the paper I'm not sure where I will get the time to play either Luther Arkwright or Lyonesse... but will be reading them after I've finished Ben Aaronovitch's series of books and I may be inspired to run a game or two as my Saxon campaign heads towards the glorious and heroic death
  10. Or cursing @Bill the barbarian... consider the case of Kalfrik the Adequate... hit by lightening... bitten by a poisonous snake.. eaten by montain lions ..sacrificed by painted broo masquerading as a travelling cow salespersons... chucked off a cliff by a wandering giant...and all for suggesting that there might have been a small discrepancy ...
  11. Look at my character sheet, Boss... it's all there ...small statuettes of ancestors and animals (worth 25L.. which is 71% of my annual salary) So its there... and the cost.. just in case I'm not sure the GM is that anonymous... at least not to you and me... though maybe it's said be every GM
  12. I was sure the Mostali had canons.. or was that another myth that needs a Heroquest? But Canons might exist in Godtime? YGMV
  13. A Parting of Body and Soul and the Search for the Lost. Dunstan did not feel well after the night’s sleep. Hereweard had told him his soul had been stolen but Dunstan said he could not accept this was true. He had interpreted the constant growling noises he was making as anger at all the people who had annoyed his family and the injustices that had been visited upon them. His list of people that he intended to make pay was increasing and now included the Bretwalda Aelle, the Atheling Cissa, Guthmaer Sleddeson and Griswold Frithowulfson, both of whom ran the slave market in Cissa Cæster,
  14. Definitely true... but even for the Romans, I also have an image of several old men standing on the most de-populated and out of the way part of the border declaring war to some surprised sheep and goats
  15. Nozbat

    Famous Bell

    One of my favourite books... I like hypochondriac vikings.. but don't watch the film!
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