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FAMOUS DUCKS OF THE HERO WARS!

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Hi, all!

Well, this thread's been up for three years and it's been a good run! There've been some really fun posts and I'm grateful for the interactions. But I'll probably draw my contributions to a close in the form of this thread. Please continue if you'd like (don't mind me)!

One thing I would say, though:

Glorantha's ducks are, for the most part, little more than a superficial shibboleth; a fairly shallow badge of tribal belonging; the sign that doesn't really signify anything. But occasionally, if we let them, they become more interesting. Try and focus on telling those rarer stories if you can. They pay off in the end. 😀

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On 8/9/2019 at 9:03 PM, Rick Meints said:

Greg Stafford said his original inspiration for ducks was Uncle Scrooge drawn by Carl Barks, with a bit of Howard the Duck thrown in.

Interesting—Howard the Duck was definitely the model for my duck, right down to the definite article for a middle name.

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2 hours ago, Quackatoa said:

Well, this thread's been up for three years and it's been a good run! There've been some really fun posts and I'm grateful for the interactions. But I'll probably draw my contributions to a close in the form of this thread. Please continue if you'd like (don't mind me)!

 

Quackatoa, ya taught me how to put together a great thread with this one, not that I learnt anything, but that would be my fault, not yours. Hope you have more to say on the Ducks of the Hero Wars, famous or otherwise in the future.

Cheers

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On 8/17/2019 at 6:12 PM, Travern said:

Interesting—Howard the Duck was definitely the model for my duck, right down to the definite article for a middle name.

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Despite his modern trappings could certainly see Gerber & Kirby's  Destroyer Duck as a model for a Durulz Uroxi. Heck, he's fought both zombies and Medea (of all people), and the parasitic spine thing is a Chaos horror if ever there was one.

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And some people say ducks don't like necromancy...

A peculiar little supplement for a peculiar little people, coming in a month or so! (When I finish a couple more pieces of art at my usual glacial pace.) It will focus on the DUCKS, the DUCKS AND and the MORE DUCKS counters of Dragon Pass (Chaosium, 1980). Included will be:

  • the wyters and guardian spirits of the three duck counters, and their history, lore and mysteries
  • detailed stats and descriptions of the duck warriors, their arms and armament, and insights into the secrets of duck warfare
  • new Rune spells, spirit cults and magic items
  • expanded character-creation options, including additional Family History tables and all-new occupations and skills

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31 minutes ago, Stew Stansfield said:

the DUCKS, the DUCKS AND and the MORE DUCKS counters of Dragon Pass (Chaosium, 1980)

Classic units!  

And I love the "SIZ 1d6+2 supplement"!

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