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by t-tauri
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: S&P 36 Damage Tables
Replies: 64
Views: 13490

iamtim wrote:Have you tried, perhaps, Rolemaster? :-D
:shock:

I don't need games where kittens can disembowel plate armoured knights. Go and wash your mouth out.
by t-tauri
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: S&P 36 Damage Tables
Replies: 64
Views: 13490

Have you gotten a chance to actually play it yet? Because I did last night and the only thing that felt "not-RQ" to me was the hardback book in my hands instead of a selection of paper-bound, stapled "books" out of a box. Still waiting for the Companion and the Gloranthan material to show up. The f...
by t-tauri
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Glorantha House rule:cult markings/tattoos for runes.
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

I'd assume that the act of becoming a Rune Lord/Priest would integrate the relevant runes anyway in a Gloranthan campaign. Part of the benefits of the cult status. Some cults might need an object Humakti swords, perhaps but most of the connection would be given through the direct interaction with th...
by t-tauri
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: S&P 36 Damage Tables
Replies: 64
Views: 13490

Oh Dear. Oh Dear. They aren't fixes; one's instant death, the other play for a few hours to resolve a combat. I think I'll be sticking with RQ3 damages as the adage "If it ain't broke don't fix it" springs to mind. It's the lack of the damage boosting specials and the armour ignoring criticals which...
by t-tauri
Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Immunity To Trollkin "feature" - any comments
Replies: 132
Views: 27541

Absolutely. A longbow with those stats and a good archer behind it will be able to take down tens of well armoured swordsmen before they get close enough to stick him.
by t-tauri
Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Immunity To Trollkin "feature" - any comments
Replies: 132
Views: 27541

.45 Magnum? Now I'm not sure if you mean a .44 Maginum, .45 Colt, >45 ACP, or .454 Cassul? Now if you're going to play smartarse you'd do better without quite so many typos. :D What's a Maginum? :lol: Basically the point is that the longbow damage is better(IIRC) than Mongoose's new greatsword. I r...
by t-tauri
Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Immunity To Trollkin "feature" - any comments
Replies: 132
Views: 27541

Rurik wrote:The Elf Lonbow in the creature stats for elves has a d10 for damage (and the average elf has a -1d2 db).
That's what I was basing my "Dwarfz for teh w1n!" assertion on. :wink:
by t-tauri
Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Immunity To Trollkin "feature" - any comments
Replies: 132
Views: 27541

atgxtg wrote:2d8 longbow plus multimissle. I'll put my money on the elves.
No chance of a 2d8 longbow in any Gloranthan game I'm running. It's more dangerous than a .45 Magnum with those (stupid) stats.
by t-tauri
Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Immunity To Trollkin "feature" - any comments
Replies: 132
Views: 27541

As an irrelevant aside - Any Elf/Dwarf war in MRQ will go very badly for the dwarves cos of this - 40+% of the dwarves have 1 action, the rest 2 - elves have 2 (9%), 3 (63%) or 4 (26%) - the elves have almost twice the number of actions of the dwarves - the dwarven +1dam and +1-2hp's aint going to ...
by t-tauri
Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Glorantha - Ralios PDF released
Replies: 15
Views: 4514

Pleasantly surprised by this. I'd like bigger maps to be available as well, but if that's the standard of the rest of the Glorantha stuff then I'll be delighted.
by t-tauri
Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: what's it like to be a Broo?
Replies: 28
Views: 5783

Rarer even than only two suspected 'good' broo in all of recorded Gloranthan history? We know that chatics can become illuminated, that's an established fact becauase the Lunars and Bright Empire did it on a large scale and we also know that Ralzakark claims to be illuminated and actualy does appea...
by t-tauri
Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Which is your Favourite Edition of RuneQuest . . . . . .
Replies: 88
Views: 18254

RQ2 all the way. The GW versions are almost verbatim reprints of the then current Chaosium/AH output, though the GW RQ3 was in some respects edited for maximum confusion. I'm really not liking MRQ at the moment-I need to read the Companion and the Glorantha stuff before I reach a final decision but ...
by t-tauri
Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: The logic of logistics!
Replies: 22
Views: 4355

mthomason wrote:"I really don't care *what* the tables in the rulebook tell you. *I'm* telling you that you cannot carry six different swords."
Clearly you're not a member of the golf pro school of RuneQuest. 1H sword-tick! 2H sword-tick! drop! 1H axe-tick! 2h axe-tick!
by t-tauri
Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: what's it like to be a Broo?
Replies: 28
Views: 5783

I'd tend to go along the cultural rebel path, where for whatever reason the Wild Healer and the Cleansed One aren't illuminated but are travelling their own paths.

I'd hope illumination is very rare.
by t-tauri
Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Poll: do you use the RuneQuest rules to game in Glorantha?
Replies: 16
Views: 3814

Glorantha all the way. Probably hybridising MRQ with the proper RQ system.
by t-tauri
Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Martial Arts
Replies: 23
Views: 4484

Your damage levels there are up with greatswords and Mostali gunpowder weapons. The Gloranthan martial artists who would have that kind of skill levels will have heroic abilities and Dragon powers which will make this irrelevant anyway. Remember that most martial arts systems evolved among people wh...
by t-tauri
Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Rune synergy
Replies: 13
Views: 2475

Birds are associated with the fire rune. Fire/Sky if we want to be pedantic :D (Yelmalio, which does have mythic associations with birds as well as Yelm , lost the fire rune but still possesses the sky rune - its all great stuff) PS don't mention Elmal - I did once but i think i got away with it......
by t-tauri
Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Opposed skill tests
Replies: 25
Views: 4872

This whole mechanism is just silly. The winner should be whoever succedes by the largest number or fails by the smallest with the caveat that a critical should still win. Which neatly distils what I've suggested on this thread ;) Precisely. The degree to which even basic maths is avoided in MRQ is ...
by t-tauri
Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: A more detailed poll on our views of MRQ
Replies: 16
Views: 3764

I'm not hugely impressed. It feels like half a product. Maybe if the companion text were included I'd have had a more positive response. The lack of the fumble table and the dumbing down of the critical and fumble percentages, the skill halving and the odd mechanism for opposed skills all set my tee...
by t-tauri
Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Rune synergy
Replies: 13
Views: 2475

CharlieMonster wrote:Within Runequest that is the basis for the origins of almost every living thing

beat+air = bird
Birds are associated with the fire rune.