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by jorganos
Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Runequest vs heroquest
Replies: 137
Views: 34621

How useful is the background material. Depends on when you are playing. All old RQ material and all HQ material is set in the 3rd Age, with lots of local detail unavailable earlier, and much 2nd Age information lost. If you plan on playing in the 3rd Age, the HQ material offers all but game stats. ...
by jorganos
Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Problem with the Official Combat Explanation
Replies: 14
Views: 4497

Re: Problem with the Official Combat Explanation

Rurik wrote: Hmmm, I can do the stronger table bit, but I can't really do anything about the ceiling height.

I guess I have to find shorter players. :?
Get a stronger, very low table?
by jorganos
Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Dragonmagic
Replies: 26
Views: 10209

Sounds great so far. This is exactly what I would like to see from the 2nd age Glorantha stuff. :D You cannot know the full weight of my intense relief at seeing those two sentences. I was fretting the first reply to my 'admission' would be somewhat less friendly. Thanks, dude. :) As a hard core Gl...
by jorganos
Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Dragonmagic
Replies: 26
Views: 10209

It's sort of like the 'end of the world' vibe in Stormbringer, but not as extreme. We could always do alternate endings, like have the Godlearners 'win' or the EWF succeed... :shock: ...but that would be the end of the world as humans know it, I guess. Well, anyway you know what I mean. The setting...
by jorganos
Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Moonquest
Replies: 10
Views: 4922

Re: Water on the moon?

I was under the impression that there would be plenty of oxygen on the Moon because it could be extracted from the rocks, but is there also abundant quantities of hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon? I was thinking that these three essential elements would be very rare. True. Depending on the technology...
by jorganos
Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Moonquest
Replies: 10
Views: 4922

Re: Water

One thing I was thinking is that the Moon would have plenty of some resources, such as aluminum, but little of other resources, such as water. In fact, they may have very severe water-conservation habits, like in _Dune_, because every drop of water has to be brought up from the Earth. There's a lot...
by jorganos
Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Second Glorantha Preview
Replies: 66
Views: 24910

So, I like of course that Gloranthan elves are in truth Aldryami and are looking like plants. An excellent idea. What I do not like is the fact they have been more like Tolkien elves in the past. And I hate of course the Mostali, which are nothing more than Tolkien dwarfs with slightly different ba...
by jorganos
Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Second Glorantha Preview
Replies: 66
Views: 24910

Uh, you know what elves, Gloranthan or otherwise, look like? I know how they look in modern fantasy litterature today, and the image associated with the word, as well as the nordic mythology versions. Nordic mythology alfar aren't very well defined. Back in RQ Vikings, the aldryami made a cover app...
by jorganos
Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Glorantha previews?
Replies: 41
Views: 16383

*sigh* The more I learn about the 2nd Age the less inclined I am toward it. It sounds like one has the option of working for the bad guys or working for the bad guys. I'll still have a look at it, but right now it doesn't look like my sort of setting. Any more info would be appreciated. There is no...
by jorganos
Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Second Age Gloranthan Resources
Replies: 17
Views: 7368

I'm pretty sure it has been explicitly stated that Flintnail =/= Isidilian. Flintnail is a Rock Mostali, and Isidilian is a Copper Mostali, I think. Isidilian is a quicksilver (alchemist caste) ancient mostali (not a dwarf, aka clay mostali). Flintnail oversaw all the dwarven work and could be of a...
by jorganos
Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Second Age Gloranthan Resources
Replies: 17
Views: 7368

Re: Empire of Wyrm's Friends

RQ3 Genertela: Crucible of the Hero Wars (soon to be sort of re-released by Moon Design) It's been sort of re-released before. The HW Glorantha book was basically it, plus some more info. Also, you might be interested in hearing that drivethru are now in the process of releasing the entire HQ line ...
by jorganos
Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Some critical words about the companion preview
Replies: 106
Views: 35215

And RQII? Oh lord, I wouldn't even know where to find copies of that stuff aside from the incredibly rare appearance on eBay. Only a few products from that era are unavailable - the rules book. the scenarios (Apple Lane, Snake Pipe Hollow), the RQ2 version of Trollpak, and RuneQuest (2) Companion. ...
by jorganos
Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Glorantha previews?
Replies: 41
Views: 16383

I was hoping to avoid 'world shaking event' type periods. What is the Closing? Would it be possible to have a 'mercenaries out for hire/bodyguard/assassin/loot the ruins' sort of game without Significant Historical Events to worry about, and having to work same into the game? Say about a 250-300 ye...
by jorganos
Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: The more "Adult" aspects of RuneQuest/Glorantha...
Replies: 122
Views: 45718

Strange. Why is that important? You say you feel Glorantha was great (at her peak) at a certain time. Why on earth don't you take the material as it was at that stage, and say that as far as your game is conserned Glorantha is exactly as presented then? The only problem there is that said material ...
by jorganos
Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: The more "Adult" aspects of RuneQuest/Glorantha...
Replies: 122
Views: 45718

I dont like several aspects of Glorantha. For example the geographical names. Maybe this is because I am german native speaker, but everytime I try to say "Kralorela" I get a knot in my tongue. :D Many of these geographical names sound very artificial to me. As a fellow speaker of German, I don't s...
by jorganos
Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: The more "Adult" aspects of RuneQuest/Glorantha...
Replies: 122
Views: 45718

Why? Why do the Orlanthi need another god instead of Yelm to be the sun? First, Yelm IS the sun. Are the Orlanthi just ignorant? Yelm is the Celestial Orb and the Emperor. Yelmalio is the brightness of the Sky Dome, Ehilm is the purifying solar fire, and Elmal is the light and positive warmth of th...
by jorganos
Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Second Age Gloranthan Resources
Replies: 17
Views: 7368

Empire of Wyrm's Friends

Info on the EWF is spread through a couple of publications: RQ3 Genertela: Crucible of the Hero Wars (soon to be sort of re-released by Moon Design) has a few dates, a short founding history and some info on the demise in Glorantha Book. King of Sartar has a travelogue dated to about 700 ST through ...
by jorganos
Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Second Age Gloranthan Resources
Replies: 17
Views: 7368

RQ trollpak has probably the best description of Gloranthan history. Second Age is a bit spotty, though - it only mentions the Machine Wars and the sack of Lylket, and remains mysterious about the Blue Moon plot against the EWF. The Fleet of Black Galleys employed by the Only Old One is difficult to...
by jorganos
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Demons, Devils and other sorts of creatures in Runequest
Replies: 22
Views: 11521

While demons and devils (other than THE DEVIL defeated by Stormbull) don't really exist They do exist - they only are called "gods", "demigods" or "spirits" (in the old RQ sense, not discerning between divine and animist worlds) of various enemy places, not limited to Chaos. When trolls depict Deat...
by jorganos
Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Elves and Dwarves?
Replies: 256
Views: 75012

It seems that every race mentioned in this thread "are so alien that it can not be played", so I have to ask, what _can_ you play beyond humans? It is perfectly possible to play walking trees, humanoid machines or awakened animals. With RuneQuest set in the Second Age I also expect there to be game...