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by Antalon
Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Combat Action: manoeuvre for position
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Combat Action: manoeuvre for position

I've set out a proposed action that develops the movement / engaging actions. It seems sensible that people would attempt to get some benefit when closing to attack, which their opponent may want to prevent. Comments, thoughts welcome. Combat Action: Manoeuvre for position An adventurer may spend a ...
by Antalon
Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: shields
Replies: 21
Views: 3200

Apparently the term 'swashbuckler', comes from a sweeping / cutting motion used by dinner-plate sized bucklers in the off-hand: 'to swash your buckler'.
by Antalon
Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Damaging opponents weapons
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Thanks, that makes sense, I can hopefully get my players to see the sense of this.

Antalon.
by Antalon
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Blood of Orlanth for RQII - Free Download
Replies: 24
Views: 8674

Thanks very much to all involved in this.
by Antalon
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Damaging opponents weapons
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Damaging opponents weapons

Hello, Can anyone help me with the following: Can you deliberately target an opponents weapons in order to break them without needed a combat manoeuvre? The damage weapon manoeuvre seems more an opportunistic move that you take while also hitting the foe directly. What is I target their weapons, and...
by Antalon
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Swords & Sorcery: Glorantha?
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

Check out 'the Golden Liberation Sociery' for a good S&S style Glorantha adventure: http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/living-glorantha.php

Antalon.
by Antalon
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Moving again (and again (and again...))
Replies: 78
Views: 9607

[/quote] Except that as written, delay doesn't do what you claim it does. Delaying doesn't let you interrupt another person's action it simply lets you wait until later. As RQII has no formal declaration then any interruption is merely a case of GM fiat. When you add that in with the fact that actio...
by Antalon
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Moving again (and again (and again...))
Replies: 78
Views: 9607

This is why I don't like Movement as an Action. Common sense should be used in all movements, combats and pretty much everything. If the Big Orc Grunt can't move to try and intercept someone moving past to get at the Sorcerer then there is a big problem with the rules and Movement should be thrown ...
by Antalon
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Living Glorantha
Replies: 1
Views: 536

by Antalon
Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Damage Resistance
Replies: 12
Views: 1972

On a related issue, I note that Knockbacks are still effective against Damage Resistence. That implies that certain combat manoeuvres will also be effective, those that don't rely on causing a injuryge. Bash Opponent is a development of Knockback, so could be used. Trip opponent is another. Perhaps ...
by Antalon
Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Climbing movement?
Replies: 0
Views: 652

Climbing movement?

Can anyone help me with explaining what the movement rate for the Climbing use of Athletics is? The errata says all references to CA should read combat rounds. Okay, that’s noted. So, the text says that a character can normally move 2m per combat round (given errata). It then has a formula for worki...
by Antalon
Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Pavis Rises questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2367

Thanks Phil - so the Quarry and Dragon Mount are on the east bank (NE of the river)?
by Antalon
Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Situational...
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Is that a Mongoose east or a cardinal east? :wink: He's sprinting so an skill cannot exceed Athletics - yes? The attack roll with bonuses for surprise and rear attack could be much higher than Athlestics. I'd probably rule No: although the Athletics test could be simple or easy (so a higher skill), ...
by Antalon
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Pavis Rises questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2367

Okay, I found this earlier thread that explains some of the other questions I had (like where is God's Hill). http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=45803&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15&sid=7d0920512d6e1f13e11dfadfda534636 But - can wanyone help with these questions: 1) Which is...
by Antalon
Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Lankhmar Unleashed errata?
Replies: 7
Views: 1637

Huzzah!

Oh, and Cults of Glorantha....?
by Antalon
Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Runquest 1 vs Runequest 2
Replies: 13
Views: 2536

Well, the question of how RQII differs from its Mongoose predecesor has been discussed in great detail elsewhere. For me the key difference: RQII is more refined and really really comes alive when you start creating worlds, NPCs, communities, monsters, magic and of course adventures. I'm develop a h...
by Antalon
Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Runquest 1 vs Runequest 2
Replies: 13
Views: 2536

In terms of pure source material, and for many of the setting specific rules, there are relatively minor changes - especially for Elric. However, the RQII rule set is simply a league higher in terms of playability, flexibility and fun. For me it is the best iteration of the RQ system to date. So, I ...
by Antalon
Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Pavis Rises questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2367

Thanks Loz, the description of where the gt market is still appears wrong: if it is in the west (or on the west bank), then I think the main compass orientation is fine. If it is meant to be on the east side, then the whole map needs turning around or the market moved so it seats in the shadow of ar...
by Antalon
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Pavis Rises questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2367

Pavis Rises questions

I have Pavis Rises at last. I'm slowly reading it, and am reserving judgement. It does, however, make you want to read it (which is promising) and, Pavis really is Glorantha! A few queries and errata: 1) Page 25, the Arrowsmith Citadel - I cannot reconcile the description of the citadel with the map...
by Antalon
Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Priests, Clerics, Cults
Replies: 20
Views: 2896

You may find a modified or developed version of Spirit Magic may be better than Divine Magic. I've only read one or two of these books but I remember the priests needing to draw strength from each other in a ritual and that they magically imbued some of their members with extra powers. Using Spirit ...