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jongjom    107

Suggested changes, takes it back to the original version unless otherwise stated

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Strong NPCS and Their Use in RuneQuest

ILLUSTRATIONS by LUISE PERRENE [as original, and match up with the pictures’ signatures]

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mastery of a number of skills, an allied spirit, and bound spirits.

I don’t have A&E 11 to check if this was in the original, but to be consistent with the rest of the book (and the section itself):

When I wrote my supplement to Runequest, Rune Masters, the

present the lost descriptions of the 45 RuneMasters and their cults,

[Ed. When I first wrote my description of the Rune Masters book

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Examples of these are Masonry for mounted barbarians, Pick Pockets for Issaries cultists (who may not steal)

-          Was lower case in the original but still a possible typo  


such as Navigation or Armoring. Remember to note the subtraction

-          Was lower case in the original but still a possible typo


The next line is for the amount of money (in gems, Wheels, Lunars, and Clacks) actually carried by the character.

-          Was lower case in the original but still a possible typo, especially as lunar has been changed to Lunar in this current version. And is keeping in the same style as the Classic Rules


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(i.e., just finishing prior experience)[delete space], to normal townsmen. By


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since they tend to penetrate. Cast Multimissile 4 on the bolt as

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Strength, Mobility, Vigor, Farsee, and Coordination are also useful spells to cast upon a familiar.

Or maybe leave it as ‘Fame’ (Film) was from that era (1980)!


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Hero status through Heroquests. A typical retinue will be even

lay members. If the Rune Lord-Priest is on a Heroquest, there


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RuneMasters is to keep calm and to be very organized, in order


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and then cast a Befuddle spell with no extra points, which will get through unopposed.

-          Correcting a typo missed in the original


single foe, when you have a DEX 17+, means that

-          Correcting a typo missed in the original [Note: the original was:   17+I   and not 17+1 ]


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FINANCES: carries 20W, 50L, and 100[Delete space]C, has 1000L banked,


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He is fond of music and has a clear tenor voice.


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her respect. She has a passion for gems, Truestones, liquor, and


Pavic 50%/25%, Darktongue 25%/0%, Draconic 20%/0%, Stormtongue 15%/0%.

            Also change Storm-tongue to Stormtongue on Page 25, 27, 45 (to be consistent with the rest of this book and Classic Rules)



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and for pieces of Truestone. He is quick to anger at any slight or


FINANCES: carries 30W, 50L, and 50C; has banked 2000L.


iron chainmail hauberk. Leather trews beneath, as well


NOTE: throughout the document sometimes chain mail is used sometime chainmail, Classic Rules uses chainmail


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to the Marsh, slaying two dragonsnails there. He now leads his

Classic Rules uses dragonsnail


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FINANCES: carries 10W, 30L, 5C; has 500L in bank. Her gear

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FINANCES: carries 50W, 35L, 25C, and has 2500L in bank

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POT 14 antidote,[Delete second comma] 3 doses Wyvern POT 16 antidote, 2

Truth week, never participate in an ambush, and eat no meat on

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city to train them on the Plains of Prax. He has been on two

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He wears a brass arm ring with the Fire Rune inlaid in gold to show he knows the spell of Lantern.


he is geased never to use whip or flail, never to eat meat of Fireday or in Fire Season.


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Vandar may never use a whip or flail, can never eat meat on Fireday, and can never eat meat during Fire Season.


Wulf’s restriction differ on Page 39

He accepted the restrictions never

to ride any animal but a horse nor marry anyone but a priestess

of an Earth cult nor disguise himself as a woman nor eat fish,

potatoes or raw eggs in any form. He will never sleep under a

red blanket as red is forbidden. On Firedays he speaks only


To his Geases on Page 40


celibate during Fire Season, can never wear padding, can never

use a medium shield, and takes only _ damage from fire.

-          Also change:  use a medium shield, and takes only ½ damage from fire.



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He [Xendar] shares the restrictions listed for Vandar and Wulf. [This does not seem to clearly match up with the rest of the text]



protection from all forms of fire (½ damage), however he


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combat but dislikes it and prefers to let his bodyguard fight while

he casts spells.


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Trade-talk 90%/90%, Stormtongue 50%/50%, Lunar

50%/50%, Praxian 60%/50%, Old Pavic 60%/40%,

Draconic 30%/20%, Darktongue 60%/40%.


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RuneMaster picks up more items, say as loot, he could be slowed

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enlisting in a medium infantry unit, he saw much of the Plains of



Tradetalk 95%/95%, Sartarite 90%/75%, Lunar 90%/75%,

Praxian 80%/60%, Darktongue 75%/60%, Mostali


FINANCES: carries 40W, 50L, 30C; has banked 3000L. His

gear is worth 791[remove space]5L; his ransom is 5000L.


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Extra text in the introduction? Source?

Chalana Arroy initiates can bring Storm Bull cultists out of a berserker rage (chance is CHA x5)[Full stop] Healers



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FINANCES: carries 10W, 30L, 30C[Delete full stop]; has banked 500 L[Add full stop]


Uzard 16/8. Total POW (including Car-Eel): 102.


SPELLS: (Car- Eel) –Befuddle


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has become a Chief Priest of the temple in New Pavis and has


FINANCES: carries 200L[Delete full stop]; has banked 2500L.[Delete semi-colon]


listed weapons of bronze or wood. [Delete dash]She normally carries 3


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Extra text in the introduction? Source?


the Rubble of Old Pavis for knowledge, often alone or accompanied


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LANGUAGES: (Speak/Read-Write) Sartarite 90%/90%,

Trade-talk 90%/90%, Lunar 90%/90%, Praxian 90%/90%,

Darktongue 90%/90%, Aldryami 90%/90%, Old Pavic

90%/90%, Draconic 90%/90%.

                                            All 90%! Did William R. Keyes just give up at this point!


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Extra text in the introduction? Source?


Initiates may demand assistance (for an agreed-upon price) from all Air Rune cultists (Orlanth, Storm Bull, Thunder Bird, etc.) at an agreed upon price.[Delete this added text which just repeats was is said earlier in the sentence]


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FINANCES: carries 10W, 30L, 30C. Has banked 1500L and


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LANGUAGES: (Speak/Read-Write) Sartarite 90%/90%,

Stormspeech 90%/90%, Tradetalk 75%/50%, Lunar

75%/40%, Praxian 70%/30%, Darktongue 65%/30%, Old

Pavic 65%/25%, Draconic 30%/l5%.


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Extra text in the introduction? Source?


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LANGUAGES: (Speak/Read-Write) Darktongue 90%/40%,

Tradetalk 75%/40%, Lunar 60%/0%, Sartarite 60%/0%,

Praxian 50%/0%, Old Pavic 40%/0%, Draconic 15%/0%


Merlger Moran is a Mistress Race Troll and the daughter of the


out to prey upon other races in the Rubble and the surrounding Plains

of Prax to keep


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Extra text in the introduction? Source?


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LANGUAGES: (Speak/Read-Write) Aldryami 100%/100%,

Tradetalk 60%/60%, Old Pavic 90%/90%, Lunar 65%/50%,


LANGUAGES: (Speak/Read-Write) Aldryami 100%/100%,

Tradetalk 80%/60%, Sartarite 75%/60%, Lunar 75%/60%,

Praxian 60%/40%, Old Pavic 50%/30%, Darktongue

50%/50%, Tarshite 50%/30%.


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FINANCES: carries 30W, 100L, 25C and has 5000L banked. His

gear is worth about 2400L and he has a ransom of 10,000L.


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Below that

are sections for Languages, Knowledge skills, Perception skills,

Manipulation skills, Stealth skills, and other skills.


This sheet is intended to be a back-side sheet for the RuneQuest [Add Italics]

character sheet.


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Rick Meints    741

All of the above two sets of edits have been entered.

The extra text in the intros is text Bill Keyes wrote, but it got cut from the final product.

Thanks for all these typo catches.

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Oracle    96
15 hours ago, Rick Meints said:

All of the above two sets of edits have been entered.

The extra text in the intros is text Bill Keyes wrote, but it got cut from the final product.

Thanks for all these typo catches.

I interpret this so, that we can expect an updated version of the RuneMasters PDF file. Is that correct?

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