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The game before last, the kids got cocky. 13 and 14 yo sons helped take out a couple of ice demons at the top of Wyrms High Pass. We even saved the sheltered prince of Dykene who snuck into the caravan. So, they went into the fight with a giant mantis in the Vale of Flowers this weekend feeling a bit smug. Then our almost initiate of Found Child bet a few too many action points when he tried to climb its back and stab it and wound up near pinned to the ground. Without his dog Growler's help he would have been pinned. Our Orlanth Adventurous lay member had a plan and his going first meant he backed up and brought the thing into the center of the group. Some of us were not pleased. Thankfully, my Lkankor Mhy/Issaries lay member did well and since I had way more action points than I was used to, I bet big and took out an eye one round and the next I pinned enough arrows into the crook of its arm to take away some motion. And we survived, and they had fun, but they might be more cautious with those action point bids the first round next time. Especially since we were confronted by a very mad Gorakiki priestess once it was dead. At least we did not have to fight her! The kids are loving the rules so much they want to convert their 5e characters over and play them with this system.
So I am soon to begin a new campaign of RuneQuest, reffing for my two best friends and girlfriend. They are all fairly green players so I am very much looking forward to introducing them to the wonders of Glorantha. I'm planning to set them in Sartar, near Starfire Ridge just after the initial, but not complete domination, of Sartar by the Lunars as Orlanthi that get embroiled in rebellion. It's looking like I'm getting two Babeestor Ghor initiates (played by the two most brutal women in my life, fittingly) and un-confirmed on the other friend but probably an Orlanthi warrior. My initial plan is to have the two Babeestor Ghorians at the Ernalda Temple by Clearwine, and have them tasked to escort an Ernalda priestess to the made up village of Broken-Sword, the sight of an old Humakti fortress (now ruined) which has been moved into by a small clan and turned into a village. My premise is, the crops are failing and the priestess is coming to pray for their renewal. There they meet the other player and begin adventures in Sartar, probably starting with a hunt for some missing villagers (it ain't going well for the people of Broken-Sword) that ends up with them on Starfire Ridge fighting broo. Beyond that and a couple of random ideas, I don't have a massive plan for how they end up embroiled in anti-Lunar rebellion or on general adventures for them. Anyone got any thoughts/concepts that have worked for them or they think would apply?