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On 5/8/2019 at 5:47 AM, Shiningbrow said:

How about the term 'official'?  Less connotations when something is "not official", because it directly refers to the source (printed materials from IP owning publishers).

Also, don't forget what a good word "apocryphal" is for some non-canonical stuff. It may not actually be canon, but it's widely accepted and considered quite useful.

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2 hours ago, Akhôrahil said:

Also, don't forget what a good word "apocryphal" is for some non-canonical stuff. It may not actually be canon, but it's widely accepted and considered quite useful.

Cos.... Spelling 😛

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On 7/9/2019 at 1:36 PM, klecser said:

I was trying to be helpful here. And people are essentially indicating that I've committed some sort of Board faux pas simply by asking a designer for insight? It makes me feel like attempts to help aren't welcome. It makes me feel like I'm not part of the "Club." I'm here on loan as a newbie or something, but I'll never really get my "cred" until I'm here for X years. 10 years? 15 years? Until I'm angry about a new ruleset?

I wouldn't read too much into that.

I have found your posts to be insightful and interesting. It is good to hear from new players, to get their thoughts and insights about the game. There are things that old players just ignore, handwave or change and we are so used to doing it that we forget that new players might struggle with some of the rules that we ignore.

So, please carry on posting and ignore the likes/sad faces and so on.

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On 7/9/2019 at 2:36 PM, klecser said:

This is pretty much where I am right now. I discovered Runequest back in April and I'm pretty psyched about it. This Board has been overwhelmingly helpful in addressing my concerns.  But then things like this happen:

I was trying to be helpful here. And people are essentially indicating that I've committed some sort of Board faux pas simply by asking a designer for insight? It makes me feel like attempts to help aren't welcome. It makes me feel like I'm not part of the "Club."

Now, I may have misread the situation. That is the point. As a new player, I don't understand what those reacts mean. No one has ever reacted "Sad" to an attempt to help before. I'm an experienced gamer and I've always believed that it is incumbent on experienced players to work extra hard to welcome new players.

I'm not a newbie to Glorantha having started playing RQ in the early 80s, but I most definitely am a noob on these boards, and I'm still grappling with half-remembered rules from RQ2 and how they interact with RQG, so everything here is of intense interest to me.

From my perspective, I've found your input to always be most helpful, and I would echo others in saying don't let a couple of emojis put you off.

 

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On 7/16/2019 at 1:46 PM, Szwagier said:

From my perspective, I've found your input to always be most helpful, and I would echo others in saying don't let a couple of emojis put you off.

 

I agree, and welcome to BRP Central. Sounds like you might be giving input and being most helpful yourself soon seeing as you have the experience.

Cheers

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4 minutes ago, PhilHibbs said:

That's just his profile picture.

Haha wow, I've had this profile picture for, err, pretty much 20 years now, and it never occurred to me it could be interpreted as a facepalm! I guess the internet was a much simpler place in 1999.

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2 hours ago, PhilHibbs said:

One thing to always bear in mind is that whenever @lordabdul reacts to your posts, he isn't necessarily facepalming you. That's just his profile picture.

PhilHibbs really does moon you every time, though.

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True.... I actually wondered about his avatar for a certain time, until I eventually got the book (was it Storm Tribe or something?) where it comes from and I was like "oh ok, so yeah, that was definitely what I thought it was then". :D 

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2 hours ago, lordabdul said:

True.... I actually wondered about his avatar for a certain time, until I eventually got the book (was it Storm Tribe or something?) where it comes from and I was like "oh ok, so yeah, that was definitely what I thought it was then". :D 

I honestly thought it was a sock puppet for years until I took a good look at it

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Does anybody have a link to Simon Bray's story of how the scanned image of the Eurmal portrait sent to Issaries Inc. appeared to have genitals because of a hair having fallen unto the drawing?

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On 9/9/2019 at 10:27 PM, Akhôrahil said:

PhilHibbs really does moon you every time, though.

Another one of Simon Bray's excellent woodcuts seems to be Minlister sitting on the toilet. I'll let someone else post the image, though.

Fortunately, as one of the RuneQuest Simons, I sometimes get people emailing me and complimenting me on my great artwork, even though I can't draw a straight line with a ruler. I am always gracious and tell them they must have the wrong Simon, but secretly I know they don't.

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