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Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

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Sorry, quick question on the "snake-fall" book, but why in the holy piss aren't the Nordic countries currently laughing and rebuilding Uppsala? Seriously, I know Thor is pretty much one of the more important Gods to humanity, but where in the hell are Baldar, Foresti or Frey? They were also known as being friends/acceptable to humans so why are they not currently holed up in Sweden preparing to join up with the various Finish and Estonian gods and annihilate Russia.

Still, this may well be beyond the scope of the book.

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Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

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Cooked Auto posted:

Simple, no one outside of Europe gives a drat about Scandinavia aside from occasionally being a place where it's really cold and people talk with funny accents and that aren't Italy/France/Germany/Russia. :v:
Same goes with the gods, no one cares about the rest of the asatru gods except Odin and Thor.
(:sweden:)

... I swear to God, we really need to get the Glorantha guys in here to do a full myth write-up of all of the cool poo poo you could be getting up to with the Latvian and Finnish pantheons.

I mean the whole idea of two sets of gods (one representing water and farming and the other the sky and raiding) is just so cool and nobody does anything with it.

Josef bugman fucked around with this message at 23:24 on Jan 19, 2014

Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

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oriongates posted:

(so unfortunately you probably can't turn Donald Trump into a hobo with it) .

Actually considering how little trump actually has (he's been bankrupt so many times its hilarious) you probably could.

Josef bugman fucked around with this message at 22:17 on Jun 12, 2015

Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

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What the hell is up with Mummys in this game line? They are ancient Nigh unkillable god puppets from before the dawn of History? The creatures they serve may be dead and they have a full gamut of almost apocalyptic level skills?

Because I kind of want to know more about Mummies now.

Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

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Pope Guilty posted:

Leaving aside that Mother was an ecclesiastical title for her, she was a really terrible person with good PR and you have to actually do things to get the universe to reward you with Avatar status, not just have the media tell people you do good things.

And eva Peron isn't?

Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

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Mr Rogers can only be invoked positively.

Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

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The halfling hot pot and the doom diver is one of the things that I am glad semi escaped Games Workshops obsession with darker and grittier.

Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

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Doom is better at both of those things. :doom:

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Nov 17, 2011

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Grnegsnspm posted:

Honestly, they also make him a poor man's Doom a lot of the time. He acts arrogant, has a kingdom, and is constantly competing with RIIIICHAAARRRRRDS :doom:

The difference is that Doom knows how to run a kingdom with an iron fist. Also face.

Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

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Mors Rattus posted:

Also nerds don't get a huge boner for dictatorship from Namor.

True.

Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

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Hyper Crab Tank posted:

That's the curse of all popular media. What, the story is over? But we're making millions every year on merchandising alone! No, you're going back in there and you're making it work somehow, Mr. Writer. If you don't, well, we own the rights, so we can just hire some other writers and keep it going - I'm sure among the throng of fans there're one or two that aren't completely incompetent, and more than willing to write more content...

And then your up to your eyeballs in shite.

Its why I am glad that Breaking Bad and the Wire stopped when they did. Could you imagine if they'd gone on as long as poo poo like the simpsons has?

Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

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I really want to see Wick try and flail about in Glorantha.

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Nov 17, 2011

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Selachian posted:

Wouldn't the Tournament of the Masters of Luck and Death be tailor-made for Wick-style play? Vicious, backstabbing, no-holds-barred competition, and it has the requisite DM gotcha: the "winner" is rewarded by being erased and turned into the vessel of a living god . "Sure, I told you that you'd earn godhood if you won, I didn't say *how* it would happen." :smugwizard:

Then again it's also partially implied that if you do win then you get a bit more of a say in how Belintar acts about things, and you aren't just gone forever.I get the feeling that Wick would object to that, but still.

unseenlibrarian posted:

Wick would be all "What if...you played the Lunars as the Good Guys!" while ignoring all past ambiguous or positive presentation, probably.

Now you get to play as the trolls! Isn't it terrifying how you are the bad guys!

"Nope, I'm going to play as a Zorak Zorani and go fight Chaos until I am raised as an Undead berserk!"

I kind of like how so many cool story ideas can be made in Glorantha to just go round the problem of "But you all have to be attractive and obsessed with tragedy!"

Alien Rope Burn posted:

If you mean the nation book, Ree Sosebee wrote the book itself, though she was in a sense Wick's successor and had worked with him before that. It's hard not to see parallels between Vodacce, Scorpion, and Houses of the Blooded, mind. I've heard that early drafts of 7th Sea were mostly just Vodacce, but I've never seen an actual source or evidence for that.

Okay I bought House of the Blooded a very long while ago and I wanted to ask if anyone has done a really good breakdown of it because it seemed like something was a bit weird about it but, being young, I had no idea what it was.

Josef bugman fucked around with this message at 23:15 on Dec 27, 2015

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Nov 17, 2011

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Double post

Josef bugman fucked around with this message at 23:15 on Dec 27, 2015

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Halloween Jack posted:

Yojiro was Wick's playtest PC. Yojiro was madly in love with his sister-in-law, Kachiko. Kachiko was never a PC.

Burn it down. Salt the earth. Let nothing living grow here again.

Peter Ustinov would beat wick to death with his own gall bladder for this offense to raconteur.

Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

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Halloween Jack posted:

I figure any discussion of great campaign settings has to give the nod to Tekumel, Glorantha, and Harn for how much went into their development and how they've commanded the loyalty of cult audiences over decades. (In the case of the first two, fans have followed the setting as the rules and the publishing company changed completely.)

Agreed entirely on the second one.

Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

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Who after the 19th century spells "muslims" with an o and an e?

Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

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I would love to see Glorantha get even slightly into the mainstream. It'd be wonderful if KoDP became the next 5 nights at Freddie's and more people became interested in it.

And yeah there is a lot of stuff, what we need is a kind of map like this one:



To show people what bits are where.

Josef bugman fucked around with this message at 00:48 on Dec 30, 2015

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I was just meaning it as a brief example, unless the "racism/ colonialism" bits are meant to show what you think of Gloranthas cultures.


gradenko_2000 posted:

Where's the Good Shangri-La?

No idea, I found that ages ago in the Hot Modrons thread.

Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

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Fairly accurate actually.

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Simian_Prime posted:

"You have Nothing to Lose But Caster Supremacy!"

Gosh I would love to see this, just some red guard casual strolling through Thay and blowing red wizards to bits.

Josef bugman
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Cythereal posted:

I thought it was a more or less overt theme to all of the World of Darkness that no matter which line you're playing, you are playing one of the monsters, a bad guy.

I'm not sure that the poor abused sods from NWoD changeling would agree with you there.

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Josef bugman
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