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  • #10177
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    Vaughan Cockell
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    If our taster at Continuum is anything to go by, this edition has got character creation down really well, to a format that is empowering to players who know Glorantha but completely flexible and non-overwhelming to newcomers. Thanks, Jeff, for showcasing it!

    #7406
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    Quote from Christoph Lühr on April 5, 2014, 08:42
    Hi there,

    do not have the time to read through the whole guide and find mistakes, but I have a small Issue with the pdf.

    Through the unusual format, it is not possible to scale it for a Tablet. The pages are either to high or to broad for my tab.

    I don’t know if it will be possible to change this in the final PDFs ?

    This is why I like the pdf reader EBookDroid. If you set your View Mode to Horizontal scroll if will do true scrolling left to right so that the tablet doesn’t have to reduce down the size of the page to show the whole thing at once, and will expand out the vertical display to cover the whole screen.

    Give it a go!

    #7404
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    Pg 673 – Sidebar re Missing Gods. Mostal is listed but not in Bold Font, nor indented. Gives the impression he is part of the entry on Magasta.

    RICK SEZ: This was already reported, and already fixed. PLEASE check what others have posted. Pretty please.

    #7208
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    So on some level, receiving Worship is inherently restricting in terms of the power gained?

    The “Great Compromise” restricted the Gods of Glorantha into their set patterns of behaviour, and established the worshipper-worshipped divide. It appears from that and this discussion that under the compromise the act of giving power through worship essentially “ethics-locks” the power given so its use has to follow certain rules depending on who/what the worshippers believe they are giving it to.

    Thus Broyan, when he authorised the sacking of the City of Wonders, acted against Orlanthi ethics and the “Orlanth power” had to oppose him, leaving him defenceless against the demon.

    This would make anyone trying for Apotheosis to be very careful about what associations their followers were making about them, to ensure their worship didn’t overly restrict them. Its also interesting to speculate the role of the Seven Mothers in keeping the ethical framework so open for the Red Goddess, as she doesn’t appear to be restricted by the Compromise. maybe the broad base of backgrounds and livelihoods of the 7 Mothers keeps open a very big ethical field, compared to most, along with illumination, of course.

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    What would be nice to know, but not if it slows the layout process down, is when various milestones get reached. We were told where the team was on the 15th, and there’s not that much Genertela left. It might be nice to have announcements when they complete Genertela, then the Islands, followed by Pamaltela. We could finish with an Appendix countdown!

    Still, the important thing is that the work is getting done, and I look forward to “the fulness of time” coming, whenever it turns out to be. 🙂

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    Quote from Simon Phipp on January 5, 2014, 18:54
    Hopefully this year.

    Boom Boom!

    #6516
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    Any word on that art, Jeff? It’sChristmas Eve over here in the UK now. Admittedly early on Christmas Eve (writing this at 05:44, but I’m an early bird…). 🙂

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    The other clue into who/what Belintar is, and his power is, is that he has been referred to as Belintar of the Harshax in some documents. The Harshax appears more clearly in King of Sartar as a powerful magical unifying King in the post-Hero Wars Age. There does seem to be a similarity between the Red Emperor and Belintar, the case made above is persuasive, at least to me. It may be that the Harshax is the New White Moon’s Emperor figure, cleansed of Chaos, along with the Moon herself. Belintar could be an incarnation of that Emperor, reaching back into their pre-history to lay the mythical and philosophical groundwork to ensure the successful rise of the future regime. A sort of “in-time heroquesting”?

    Course this is complete speculation, done off-the-cuff just now. Any other pet theories around?

    #6104
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    Just as an aside from the main discussion, and as I did this for someone on Basic Roleplaying Central, here is the list Jeff rattled off of Deities etc that are definitely going to be in the God’s book.

    Aldrya, Mostal, Ernalda, Yelm, Malkion, Orlanth, Humakt, Kyger Litor, Zorak Zoran, Yelmalio, Unholy Trio, Storm Bull, The Other 7 Lightbringers, Hrestol, Nysalor, Arkat, Harmast, Modern Malkioni Schools of Sorcery, The Seven Mothers, The Red Goddess, Hwaran Dalthippa, Hon Eel, another 5-10 others.

    The order definitely seems to tie in with the Mythic history of Glorantha, which ties with what Jeff said about the books prime purpose: to fully unpack and explore the Monomythic structure of Glorantha.

    #6092
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    While it will be interesting to see the classic areas reinterpreted in line with the Guide and the post-Cradle timeline, I too was half expecting Loz et al to be developing a campaign in a whole new area, as they have hinted. Possibly they still are but don’y feel ready to announce it. Maybe MOB wanting to redo his and other work in the Zola Fel valley is an extra that has fallen in their lap?

    #6091
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    Quote from Jim Groves on October 11, 2013, 23:01
    God Learners are munchkins! They’re literally bad players and mini-maxers!

    Plus, in setting, they nicked all their ideas and secrets from the remains of Mostal and the World Machine. Hmm, taking the fully developed technology of another race and trying to use it without any understanding of its underlying principles. That’s gonna go well… 😉

    #6051
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    Once again, as Glorantha is discussed, the scope of it and the themes blow my mind. The Dwarf’s plan, and how they are going about it, is quite phenomenal! It also shows how the God Learners got some of their knowledge, techniques and magical technologies, without proper understanding of them…

    #6019
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    2 things I found interesting about those maps – The main Orlanthi distribution hugs the western supermountain range. I know Kero Fin is at the southernmost end of that range, but how many other Holy Mountains are contained in it?

    The other was from the western culture map – I wonder what it would have looked like before the God Learners were “bitch-slapped” out of existence?

    Really looking forward to the finished article by the way, are you guys still on track for distribution by Christmas?

    #5893
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    Thanks for the detailed answer, Jeff. When posing the question, I did wonder if the answer would include communicating Jar-Eel’s identity as Woman, and demigoddess of Love. Not being a classicist, my mind went back to the wonderfully corny scene in “Castle of Wizardry”, I think, of David Edding’s Belgariad, where Ce’Nedra is trying to persuade an Armoursmith to make armour “emphasizing” he femaleness. As she planned to use her identity to appeal to the common people of the land, her “femaleness” was a vital part of the armour’s design!

    #5721
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    Quote from Jeff Richard on September 9, 2013, 08:59
    Rick has the videos and will upload them when he gets a break from doing layout for the Guide. I think he needs a little time to actually watch them to determine if they need any editing for downtime, camera errors, technical glitches, whatever. But the ABSOLUTE TOP PRIORITY must be the layout for the Guide.

    Absolutely. That is perfectly fair enough. Thanks for explaining, Jeff.

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