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Gods and Goddesses of Glorantha

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18 minutes ago, Joerg said:

Voriof is as much or as little an earth god as are Varnaval, the Praxian Founders or Waha. (And look where the Good Shepherd is listed in Nomad Gods... good or goof job making your point, Joerg.) Barntar has mostly earth related feats, except for his dragon fighting inheritance of the Aroka myth. Voriof has herd related feats, which is Earth at least once removed.

By ancestry, Orlanth is mostly an earth god, too. He has but one grandmother (Gata) and two grandfathers (Larnste and Aether, who himself is a child of Earth). That's five eighths Earth. Any children of his from Ernalda are going to be even more earth tribe, and bastards of his like Vinkgot are still around 50% Earth by ancestry.

You know, I'm pretty sure that gods and genetics don't mix very well :)

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23 minutes ago, svensson said:

Given the quality of of the new product [RQG], I have no issue with that at all. I'm gonna buy the book in hopes that there's new or updated information within.

I will note, however, that Harn has a big following and has been very successful in its loose-leaf format. Further, from a strictly referee standpoint, it's much easier to organize information loose-leaf. But that could just be my old pen-and-paper thinking.

On that note, there has to be some kind of balance to be struck in the Glorantha wiki between the current 'buy this out-of-print product, page xx' and wiki entries that offer substantive information in the entries but still encourage product sales.

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These stupid line-throughs keep appearing in my posts. Other than erasing the entire post and starting over, I can't seem to get the damned this to stop appearing at random intervals. Anyone have any ideas about this, or is it just me?

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31 minutes ago, svensson said:

You know, I'm pretty sure that gods and genetics don't mix very well :)

You know, I was arguing from an atomistic approach. Runic inheritance. LaMarckian rules.

The tribal elemental magic works on such inheritance lines, but at times it appears as if a new Elemental Ruler overwrites the previous atom.

Orlanth's maternal lineage plays a major role in his relationship to his half-siblings by his mother - Inora, Quivin, Tara/Velhara, and of course Yinkin.

44 minutes ago, svensson said:

SIDE QUESTION

These stupid line-throughs keep appearing in my posts. Other than erasing the entire post and starting over, I can't seem to get the damned this to stop appearing at random intervals. Anyone have any ideas about this, or is it just me?

I guess you inadvertently activated the Strikethrough format offered in the online editor, either through a key combination or a key misinterpreted as some form of tag.

Possible workaround if the formatting cannot be undone via the edit window: copy the entire text, paste it into an external editor as unformatted text, then paste it into the forum editor.

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Questions @Jeff - will there be discussion of temple design for the gods, like there is in the RQG rulebook? Can you give us a rough idea of what each cult write-up will cover?

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7 hours ago, Jeff said:

If you want to print out the PDF and punch holes in it, you are welcome to do so.

Great, thank you Jeff!

It may have already been done.

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I think there's a case to be made that Voria, Ernalda, and Asrelia are all subcults of one overarching cult worshipping all three, with a progression from one to another in the same style as Aldrya.

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5 minutes ago, PhilHibbs said:

I think there's a case to be made that Voria, Ernalda, and Asrelia are all subcults of one overarching cult worshipping all three, with a progression from one to another in the same style as Aldrya.

That's an interesting thought.

I might put it at some remove from normal cult practices, a gnostic-style "inner secret" or similar ...

 

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6 hours ago, g33k said:

That's an interesting thought.

I might put it at some remove from normal cult practices, a gnostic-style "inner secret" or similar ...

 

I think all gameplay rulebooks are sort of written from a god-learner-y perspective, necessarily.  

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23 minutes ago, styopa said:

I think all gameplay rulebooks are sort of written from a god-learner-y perspective, necessarily.  

Yeah, but I mean an inner-secrets-Illumination sort of thing.  Like, almost everyone knows Orlanth has Rex/Thundrous/Adventurous but not everyone (not even every Priestess) knows the Goddess Truth.  The God-Learners thought they understood when they pulled the Goddess-Switch, but they were (catastrophically) wrong...

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