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by Loz
Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:35 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Chaosium being picked apart slowly...
Replies: 38
Views: 9378

Re: Chaosium being picked apart slowly...

First RQ (I know, they didn't own RQ anymore, but MRQ is a direct competitor to DBRP - if it ever comes out) DBRP is reaching the end of a very thorough playtest. It will come it, although no release date has been set, and will be a very complete set of rules allowing BRP to be applied across a ran...
by Loz
Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Starting the game up
Replies: 10
Views: 3587

Well, I have a budget, and to be honest, I do not want to make magic too major in the game, unless it is detrimental to the world itself. Could you explain a bit? If you don't want to make magic too major, you might not find Glorantha the world for you. Magic is ingrained into society: almost every...
by Loz
Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Glorantha is NOT Bronze Age
Replies: 42
Views: 10084

But one of the facts is that the description, while certainly present, is inaccurate. Not disputing it's accuracy. Check back through everything I've been saying in this thread: Glorantha is a mish-mash; a hotch-potch. A bit of Bronze Age, a bit of Romano-Celtic; a bit of Imperial Chinese... Simon'...
by Loz
Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Glorantha is NOT Bronze Age
Replies: 42
Views: 10084

I wouldn't call it pointless. Calling glorantha "bronze age" really is somewhat misleading, after all. I for one would have prefered that the 2nd ed. rulebook had said something like "Despite the predominance of a metal called "bronze", Glorantha mainly resembles the ancient world during the iron a...
by Loz
Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Glorantha is NOT Bronze Age
Replies: 42
Views: 10084

This is kind of backing up Simons point, but didn't GW use the 'Bronze Age' label in their advertising blurb in White Dwarf when they began their distribution of 2nd ed in the UK? They probably did. And if so, it was because page 5 of the second edition rulebook (the rulebook! The same rulebook tha...
by Loz
Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Glorantha is NOT Bronze Age
Replies: 42
Views: 10084

Simon missed (or had forgotten) that there are a couple of erroneous claims made in the published material. I'd hardly call the statements made in the 'officially published material' erroneous claims. They're setting a simple stake in the ground so that readers can gain a general handle on the gene...
by Loz
Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Glorantha is NOT Bronze Age
Replies: 42
Views: 10084

Quoted from my copy of RQ2 (GW boxed version), main rulebook, page 5, Technological Base sub-section: "Glorantha is a Bronze Age world. Bronze is common and can be mined directly from the bones of the gods who died in the Gods' War" However, this is stated in the technological base section. The soc...
by Loz
Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Glorantha is NOT Bronze Age
Replies: 42
Views: 10084

Bits of Glorantha (3rd Age) are Bronze Age; bits are feudal; bits are stone age; bits are Ming Dynasty. Simon's certainly right in that regard. But, just to split hairs, Simon said: Glorantha has never been described as a 'Bronze Age' world in any official publication. when, in fact, it has. It term...
by Loz
Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Glorantha is NOT Bronze Age
Replies: 42
Views: 10084

I've seent he 'Bronze Age' fallacy many times over the years, even in profesional magazine reviews of Gloranthan products. It's a prenicious meme that has proved to be very hard to eradicate. Quoted from my copy of RQ2 (GW boxed version), main rulebook, page 5, Technological Base sub-section: "Glor...
by Loz
Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: new RQ Hawkmoon?
Replies: 87
Views: 23659

So far, no one from Mongoose has been in touch with me (I've emailed Matt separately, but he's obviously too busy to reply) about the Hawkmoon plans, so I've absolutely no idea if there's any intention to involve me or make use of the monograph. I know Matt's crazy-busy right now with Other Stuff, ...
by Loz
Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: new RQ Hawkmoon?
Replies: 87
Views: 23659

e. On the Hawkmoon front, as it stands the Lawrence Whitker Hawkmoon monograph could be plugged into MRQ with little if no changes. Cheers Paul How different is the Mongograph from the old Hawkmoon supplement for Stormbringer? So far, no one from Mongoose has been in touch with me (I've emailed Mat...
by Loz
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: King Arthur
Replies: 43
Views: 10611

The King Arthur featured by Mongoose Runequest is to be based on B. Cornwall version whose saga I didn't read but I heard there that it was quite very historical-like. I've said it before (and no doubt will say it again) go out and get a copy and read it. It's an excellent read - fast-moving "boy's...
by Loz
Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: new RQ Hawkmoon?
Replies: 87
Views: 23659

Re: Hawkmoon

Dear All, Yes, it is all BRP - there are actually two French versions of 'Hawkmoon': 'Hawkmoon' and 'Hawkmoon NE' which is a revised and greatly improved version of Hawkmoon I. The difference between the 1985 Chaosium 'Hawkmoon' and 'Hawkmoon NE' is sort of similar to that between brown book D&D an...
by Loz
Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: new RQ Hawkmoon?
Replies: 87
Views: 23659

THe orginal (1st edtion) Stormbringer really only fleshed out a couple of Moorcock's kingdoms. Melnibone, Pang Tang, and the Island of Purple TOwns got decent descrioptions. HOwever, several other kindoms didn't get covered as well. Tarkesh sort of a z"Cut& Past" viking culture and Argrimiliar cost...
by Loz
Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: new RQ Hawkmoon?
Replies: 87
Views: 23659

Am I the only one who loves both the novels (Hawkmoon, Elric, Corum) and the RPG? Moorcock's works was a really nice and fresh approach to fantasy after Tolkien and Robert E. Howard. I got bitten and still think the books are good every time I reread them. Perhaps younger readers are not as impress...
by Loz
Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: new RQ Hawkmoon?
Replies: 87
Views: 23659

Part of the problem is that the EC line is a niche market and always has been. It was different in the early 80s when Stormbringer was first released; Moorcock's novels dominated the M section of the SF and Fantasy bookshelves, and Elric and co were getting fabulous press through bands like Hawkwin...
by Loz
Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: new RQ Hawkmoon?
Replies: 87
Views: 23659

akaramis wrote but I found the Novels to be poorly written trash wrapped around a few really cool ideas. Too right!! I recently reread Hawkmoon and found the uninspired writing tedious. I ended up just filching through it to pick up the plot. Maybe its a drug thing? Like psy-trance music you have t...
by Loz
Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: new RQ Hawkmoon?
Replies: 87
Views: 23659

AKAramis wrote:MM mentions that the comics are different but fairly close parallel planes...
That's the beauty of the multiverse: you can freely contradict what's gone before and shift it to as subtly different plane!
by Loz
Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: new RQ Hawkmoon?
Replies: 87
Views: 23659

I think Moorcock was expecting Chaosium to do something with his stuff, and to be honest they never did that much. Strombringer has always been a second or third string product line (either backing up RQ, or backing up CoC after the AH deal went through). He is also correct, Chaosium hasn't done av...
by Loz
Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: new RQ Hawkmoon?
Replies: 87
Views: 23659

I spoke with Matt and Charlie constantly over the weekend, and nothing about Hawkmoon was mentioned to me - despite my monograph being on sale at the con. I wonder if maybe they couldn't. Sometimes licensing deals are made under cover of NDA. Especially with all the various and sundry parties invol...