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  • #11339
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    The RQ statline is the same as a crocodile, but I think what we have here is a labyrinthodont, an amphibian ambush predator which pre-dates the dinosaurs.

    Fun fact; they lived here in Sydney 235 million years ago and grew to about 2.3m in length. Check out the BBC’s excellent documentary series Walking With Dinosaurs for an example of a late-surviving Australian species, Koolasuchus, which grew to 5m in length.

    #7874
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    Agreed! And let us never speak of Elder Secrets again.

    #7872
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    He turns up in one of Oliver Dickinson’s Pavic Runyon pastiche stories (as “A most obnoxious young creep”) attempting to blackmail Griselda, but gets a comeuppance of sorts.

    I always found him to be a useful gadfly for the PCs back in the day, especially when he turned up in Pavis (they’d last seen him in Balazar). Petty annoyance and slow bleeding of finances through blackmail over things the PCs had done at Elkoi proved very effective in keeping them on their toes!

    #7871
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    Tried it once, but it’s just too hard to keep up the bad dubbing. Plus it costs a fortune keeping everyone in chest waxing and peplums.
    ; )

    #7870
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    Forgive (and please, correct!) me if I’m wrong here, but I can only assume that Praxians are not entirely pleased at the fact that the Mother’s beasts are in the hands of people who don’t know the proper methods of looking after them or returning their spirits to Her for rebirth.

    #7850
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    It’s hard to avoid real world correspondences when function dictates form for most arms and armour.

    I like what you’ve done with the warrior’s kit though, it looks sufficiently different to most Earth models to not immediately get people saying, “Aha, so Sartarites are basically land Vikings or Celts!”

    Yes, there are similarities, in that the historical and Gloranthan societies are tribal or clan-based societies on the cusp of centralisation, but this could also apply to the tribes of the kingdom of Macedon before Phillip II began founding cities and recruiting a regular army. Agrarian societies of the pre-industrial period tend to organise themselves around similar kinship groups before cities or nation-states are founded.

    The visual lexicon of Sartarite artefacts and costume in the picture works as a kind of shorthand to tell the viewer, “No, these are not Vikings or Celts or Macedonians. Yes, they live in tribal and clan-based communities, with insular concerns, but this is a different world.”

    So yes, well done, and more please!

    #6772
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    The Dyskund Caverns (in their first iteration, back in White Dwarf of all places) gave my first RQ adventurers a terrible time when I ran it back in 1983. Seeing it back again in ‘Shadows on the Borderlands’ years later meant that I could unleash it on another generation of players, with added horror and evil surprises. It’s all a bit D&D, but for unreconstructed simulationists like my players (if it can’t be determined by dice, they don’t want to know), it might be just the ticket for RQ6.

    #6403
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    I ran a campaign around the time of the RQ Renaissance in the early 90s, using RQ3. I’ve thought about starting it back up again, but I’m in two minds about which way to go.

    I’d like to try HQ, but my friends are pretty much unreconstructed simulationists, so something with dice and measurable skill sets rather than a narrative style system is probably the way to go.

    But if we do kick it off again, we’ll probably go with RQ3. Of course, assuming I ever get around to getting a copy of RQ6, I will definitely give it a go!

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    Quote:
    Quote from Erick Eckberg on October 19, 2013, 02:48
    My advice? Avoid Corflu. There’s only one bar, and the bugs are terrible, despite what the Gorakkiki cultists say.

    Are you kidding? They’re delicious!

    #5975
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    Quote:
    Quote from Mark Mohrfield on September 27, 2013, 21:06
    But what about the kangaroo tribe?:)

    That’s in the Great Southern Land, i.e. Pamaltela, mate.
    ; )

    #5974
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    It worked; you could start out as anything from a Sartarite colonist to a Praxian nomad or an Old Pavic citizen, in a frontier zone where central authority sat relatively lightly in comparison to Sartar proper or the Heartlands.

    #5966
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    So the one that Pavic guy sold me in the pub wasn’t the real deal?

    I’ll bloody well wring his neck if I get my hands on him!

    #5965
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    I never saw Pavic Tales back in the day – but I would be interested!

    #5964
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    Now I’m confused.

    So who’s riding the weasels then…?

    #5906
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    re: those Thespian chappies; You’d want to be REALLY confident of your ability to keep your shield up for long periods of time.

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