Most of the info here relates to Mike's game, called "The Rass Game" after the family all the characters belong to, or "The Pavis Campaign" after the ancient, mostly ruined, perhaps resurgent desert city they live in. The game is a story now more than a decade old, following the Rass family from its dissolute past, fractured by one brother's scorn of the ancestors, to its dangerous, promising future as the leaders of the city. Along the way the newest members of the house have proven themselves by restoring their father to life, through great deeds in the Other Side and in battles both physical and magical.
In recognition of these victories, Will I Am, a strange proto-man who is at once all races and both sexes, has been recognized by the city priesthood as the Champion of Pavis.

And then sometimes we play pirates or the ignorant thanes of a backwoods clan mostly interested in stealing the neighbors' cattle.

Voria's Blessing: The World Remade in HQ2 terms

Here is the start about the transition of characters to HQ2.

Humans need to choose an Elemental Rune for your soul, a dominant Power Rune for your Temperament, and an affinity to a second Power rune or condition rune.

Elements: Darkness, Water, Earth, Fire, Air.

Powers: Life/Death, Truth/Illusion, Harmony/Discord, Movement/Stasis

Conditions: Mastery, Magic, Communication, Spirit, Sorcery, Beast (type),

Here are some suggestions, JUST suggestions, on what might work best for the human characters.

Speth: Earth, Death, Death.

Will: Earth, Stasis (which is also Stone), Life. Or maybe Man instead of Stasis?

Oshun: Fire, Zebra, Movement.

Senech: Air, Discord, Magic.

My first thought about Rasa is that it is made up of Stone and Sorcery. Arguably Life.

These runes need ratings, and are used in your magic. They are the source of your magic. You may have other runes from cult affiliations (and most will) but for example, Speth's Death Rune will be equal to her highest Affinity in HQ1, probably Axe Berserk.

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The Revelation!



Check this out for examples of how to plan without actually going through the planning.

Oshun's Dream

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The ending is better.

Not Praxian Bison

You can tell they're not Praxian Bison because at the end of the video, the lions are still alive.

More Horrors from the Deep

Luckily, in our world, most of these are smaller than we are.

Animals in the depths of the sea.

300 and Gates of Fire

Somehow yesterday I managed to get a lot of work done and make it to a matinee of 300. Along with a mess of SCA work I made barbecue for tomorrow's game.

I thought I had read the whole Frank Miller graphic novel years ago when it sat on Aradd's coffee table, but either I'd forgotten most of it or the movie was very different from the original.

Still, I quite enjoyed it. If you like that sort of thing, you'll like this one. It's especially good inspiration for my HeroQuest game.

From an SCA standpoint, I just kept thinking "See, this is why you never want to use two sword in a melee."

If you liked 300 in either version, go read Gates of Fire I kept thinking of that extraordinary book of historical fiction while watching the movie. Colin introduced me to the book and I've recommended it to many people since then. It still amazes me that the author, Steven Pressman, went from Bagger Vance to Gates of Fire.

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