Name for MRQ Fanzine

Discover the Legend RPG, Mongoose's fantasy game.

What would you call the new fanzine?

Poll ended at Fri May 13, 2011 2:12 am

Arku (or RQ)
1
3%
Impale!
8
21%
InQuest
3
8%
Casting the Runes
2
5%
Runes of Wonder
0
No votes
Runetouched
6
15%
The Lethal Trollkin
0
No votes
The Rune Quester
14
36%
A Game of Runes
0
No votes
Rune Lord
5
13%
 
Total votes: 39
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Name for MRQ Fanzine

Postby Ultor » Tue May 10, 2011 2:12 am

Poll to give me some input on what to call the new fanzine. I have a definite favorite, but if it proves unpopular - or another is much more popular - I might change my mind. Feel free to suggest other names. I'll leave this poll open for three days. I could only post so many names, so some have already been eliminated from contention.
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Postby Ultor » Tue May 10, 2011 2:12 am

Well, we'd decided not to include Gloranthan material in the zine, but the news that RuneQuest is no longer the name of the game has taken us by surprise!

The title was to have been 'Impale! The Rune Quester's Magazine' but for now it'll just be 'Impale!'

When Wayfarer comes out, we'll gauge reaction to including that in the title.
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Postby danskmacabre » Tue May 10, 2011 5:26 am

Sort of off topic Ultor, but what's that D20 in your Avatar?
Looks like Greek characters or something on it?
Is it some sort of anceint gaming dice?
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Postby Simulacrum » Tue May 10, 2011 9:36 am

I opted for Rune Quester - but ultimately as long as the zine is somehow optimised for people searching for RuneQuest, it doesn't matter to me that much.
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Postby Khamulcalle » Tue May 10, 2011 10:32 am

I'll go with Rune Quester too, with same argument. Hopefully many will find it when searching after RQ...

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Postby Fabian » Tue May 10, 2011 12:38 pm

Go Rune Quester!
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Postby Darran » Tue May 10, 2011 1:19 pm

danskmacabre wrote:Sort of off topic Ultor, but what's that D20 in your Avatar?
Looks like Greek characters or something on it?
Is it some sort of anceint gaming dice?
Details about it are here.
http://www.luxuo.com/most-expensive/dice.html
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Postby danskmacabre » Tue May 10, 2011 2:48 pm

That's pretty cool.
I'd love to know what game it was used for (Assuming it's a gaming Di).
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Postby Simulacrum » Tue May 10, 2011 3:30 pm

My assumption has always been it is for use in divination.
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Postby danskmacabre » Tue May 10, 2011 3:42 pm

The articles I've just recently read about it seem to assume it's for gaming.
Of course that is all purely conjecture as well.
Still, a 20 sided di used for divination is pretty darn cool too :)
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Postby Simulacrum » Tue May 10, 2011 4:32 pm

I'm going by the visible symbols, which look astrological rather than any normal Greek or Latin alphabet. And the fact that The Hellenistic period through to late antiquity had all manner of different forms of divination. Any "randomiser" (of course the diviner knows that these things are not really random) would be a useful tool, and something as carefully crafted as this would add lustre to the process. Less sticky than examining sheep's entrails.

Ultor is a bit of a classicist himself, and probably has a view!
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Postby danskmacabre » Tue May 10, 2011 6:51 pm

Yeah I see your point about the Astrological symbols.
If they ARE Astrological symbols, I can defintiely see the Sun Symbol on there.
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Postby Ultor » Wed May 11, 2011 9:18 pm

Simulacrum is of course right. There's very little evidence as to what this could be for, but divination or some sort of game with astrological content seem the most likely explanations. I view it myself as proof that the Romans had random encounters, but I think that's a marginal viewpoint...
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Postby Mixster » Wed May 11, 2011 10:15 pm

The only problem with it being astrological is that it has 20 sides.

If I'm not mistaken the ancient greeks and romans believed there to be 5 important objects in the sky apart from the stars. 5 Planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn & Jupiter) + the Sun and the Moon. Then they'd have 13 sides for what?

Off course the symbols don't really look like numbers either.

It is interesting, but I find the idea that they might have known that increasing the hardness of the sides yielded more random results.
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Postby Ultor » Wed May 11, 2011 11:52 pm

The Romans had a zodiac too - 12 more symbols. And the Earth was worthy of a symbol too. That makes your 13.

The face with the damage is almost certainly Gemini, for instance. The "fire rune" below it is the Sun, or Apollo. I think the top right is the arrow of Sagittarius, the stylized V at the bottom is probably Capricorn and so on.
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Postby Mixster » Thu May 12, 2011 12:25 am

Ultor wrote:The Romans had a zodiac too - 12 more symbols. And the Earth was worthy of a symbol too. That makes your 13.

The face with the damage is almost certainly Gemini, for instance. The "fire rune" below it is the Sun, or Apollo. I think the top right is the arrow of Sagittarius, the stylized V at the bottom is probably Capricorn and so on.
I thought the Roman Zodiac Calender only had 10 signs?
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Postby Ultor » Thu May 12, 2011 1:21 am

Nope, twelve signs in Ptolemy and probably earlier. See eg the Dendera Zodiac: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendera_zodiac dated at 50 BC.

The die was found in Egypt, and so may well exhibit oriental influences like the Dendera relief.
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Postby DamonJynx » Fri May 13, 2011 5:44 am

39 votes?

Come on people - a show of support, please!

It's your game we're trying to create a fan-zine for!
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Postby HalfOrc HalfBiscuit » Fri May 13, 2011 8:34 am

DamonJynx wrote:39 votes?

Come on people - a show of support, please!

It's your game we're trying to create a fan-zine for!
Well, I have voted. But I would point out that lack of an opinion on a preferred name does not equate to lack of interest in (and support for) the concept.
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Postby Khamulcalle » Fri May 13, 2011 12:17 pm

+1

Vote, and vote now!

Let em know how much you like and appreciate the hard and good work.

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