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by kintire
Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: What's the big deal about Glorantha?
Replies: 67
Views: 14727

The Problem With The Ducks is not their existence per se. As Rurik said up thread (just before the necromancy that is making Delecti green with envy) most people get there tone of gloranthe from the scenarios they play not from the grand background. And in too many scenarios about the tim I signed u...
by kintire
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Dying in combat
Replies: 20
Views: 2176

Actually I'd be inclined to agree with them. Hero Points are an artificial mechanic to keep players alive: I am very reluctant to allow Hero Points to let NPCs win fights they should have lost. Survive fights they should have died in, possibly.
by kintire
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: EWF and Kralorela
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Kralorela is not devoted to Dragon mysticism, they are devoted to a theistically influenced short cut.

They didn't fall partly through not reaching so high, and partly through being a long way from Dragon Pass and the Dragonnewt center of power
by kintire
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Civilized spirits
Replies: 26
Views: 4007

Some beliefs being more right than others, of course, and every single one explained (read: trashed) within the monomyth.
http://www.despair.com/compromise.html
by kintire
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Civilized spirits
Replies: 26
Views: 4007

Easy for you to say, I just had a very angry Thor come round...seems I'd forgot to return his lawn mower...talk about a temper You have to cut him some slack: lawnmowers are a bit of a Thor point. i don't know much about Glorantha, but I do know that ancient Celtic religions were more closely in ke...
by kintire
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Civilized spirits
Replies: 26
Views: 4007

That's no problem. The Middle Sea Empire is a cosmopolitan realm that welcomes those of all faiths and spirit traditions freely so that their beliefs can be studied for future plundering and manip... uh, for future partnership and increase in understanding. And, of course, for proselytising. Remembe...
by kintire
Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Civilized spirits
Replies: 26
Views: 4007

The Jewish faith mixes monotheism and mysticism... And let's not overlook the very strong tradition of Christian mysticism, or the fact that ritual magic that looks a lot like sorcery flourished in Christian Europe: although not practiced actually by the church. Usually. Ancestor worship was practi...
by kintire
Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Countering more than one spell
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

If your magnitude is large enough, yes
by kintire
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Countering more than one spell
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

My opinion:

If you are countering the spell as a reaction, you can take only one action. You can neutralise the spell only on yourself.

Spells which are combined become one spell: you only need one neutralise to get rid of them.
by kintire
Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: HEROQUEST?
Replies: 27
Views: 3827

Its certainly true that Hero Quests are not just for the epic confrontations, and gaining magic is a big use for them. However, overlaying the myth on the material world may (greatly) aid your efforts in the material world, but it does not replace them. Also, I do believe that if you do them too oft...
by kintire
Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Light spell, really poor?
Replies: 19
Views: 2032

I didn't realise that this was a competition, or that I had some particular "goal". Moving the goalposts is a rhetorical technique where you change the terms of the discussion half way through without notice: eg "light should be useful" to "Light should be a powerful, gamechanging ability". I think...
by kintire
Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Light spell, really poor?
Replies: 19
Views: 2032

These are Common Magic spells we're talking about here. They aren't supposed to be powerful, game-changing abilities Is that squealing noise goalposts moving? Of course they're not. Who said they were? But they are supposed to be worth using, and worth the money people charge for them. Otherwise, w...
by kintire
Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: HEROQUEST?
Replies: 27
Views: 3827

What a lot of people fail to realise is that HeroQuests are not about world-changing rituals. They can be, but they are incredibly rare and have only been done by a few people. I'm not sure that "fail to realise" is quite the way to put this. "Don't agree that" perhaps? Want to kidnap a bride from ...
by kintire
Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Light spell, really poor?
Replies: 19
Views: 2032

How much does a sling and a pocketfull of stones cost compared to a Disruption spell? Well quite. I'm not convinced by Disruption either. You don't have to provide oil for the Light spell, No, just magic points. Hmmm. and it doesn't go out if you drop it in a pool. Cast it on your shield, and you d...
by kintire
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Light spell, really poor?
Replies: 19
Views: 2032

I am suspicious regarding any mp using spell that can be grossly outclassed by a quick shopping trip...

How much does a lantern cost compared to a 1 magnitude spell?
by kintire
Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Valeria predicament
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

yes a reasonable fighter in comparison to normal Warriors I think you underestimate her... this was Valeria of the Red Brotherhood, whose deeds are celebrated in song and ballad wherever seafarers gather. She killed the first who came within reach before he could strike a blow, her long straight bl...
by kintire
Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Child of Atali: Feat and Template
Replies: 9
Views: 1812

Indeed it is and Sleipnir, Odin's eight legged horse, was the result.

Among Loki's other offspring were a wolf and a giant snake
by kintire
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Reading and Writing
Replies: 22
Views: 3773

That list is... deeply questionable. Hyperborean is a Hyborian language. So is Kothic (though doubtless with Shemitish loanwords aplenty) Khitan and Stygian may have a distant relation from milennia ago, when the two peoples cohabited, but there is no reason to put them in the same family. The Atlan...
by kintire
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Child of Atali: Feat and Template
Replies: 9
Views: 1812

Perhaps. I am not entirely sure that Atali ever actually produces children: its tough to do when your partner's heart is steaming on Ymir's trencher!
by kintire
Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Why I keep it low...
Replies: 42
Views: 6229

Actually, he says the opposite--that's its a pretty good system for real-world situations at the lower levels. It's when character rise above 5th that they become super human. Yes, but he is only right for skills where everyone can take 10, like Craft. Any skill that must be rolled works almost exa...