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Has anyone ever thought about using the Runequest Bestiary as inspiration for threats while Call of Cthulhu Investigators are in the Dreamlands?  If so, how did it go?

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I don't generally play CoC and have never run it, but RQ Bestiary creatures should work well. You might need to work out the SAN Loss for seeing some of the non-mundane creatures and can ignore Hit Locations, but everything else should work OK.

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SAN loss can be for more than just seeing something... for example, being Harmonized by a Jack'o'Bear...

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11 hours ago, g33k said:

SAN loss can be for more than just seeing something... for example, being Harmonized by a Jack'o'Bear...

Or having your friends being eaten, one at a time, by Ogres. Or being played with by broo.

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Just out of curiosity, do you wish to bring all Glorantha into the Dreamlands, just part of it, a bleaker version of it?

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I'm interested in Runequest, I am likely never to find a group in my area, so I'd like the knowledge that I could use it in games that I CAN play.

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You can totally do that, maybe there is some portal leading to Glorantha, maybe the primordial Chaos are Lovecraftian entities like Azathoth, maybe Nyarlathotep is trying to free Chaos in Glorantha (to affect Earth as well?), he's been masquerading as Nysalor and Lankhor Mhy only knows how many others (a disturbing option would be Eurmal).

You may want your PCs to know a spell allowing them to travel to Glorantha and back to Earth (through a ritual possibly only during the sacred day of Nysalor/Gbaji to prevent abuses)

Then you will be able to do scenarios in both Cthulhu and Glorantha, hopefully, opening your player's minds to playing RuneQuest "for real" ^^

 

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44 minutes ago, jps said:

Then you will be able to do scenarios in both Cthulhu and Glorantha, hopefully, opening your player's minds to playing RuneQuest "for real" ^^

 

Great suggestion!

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