2018-08 Jeff on Facebook

Jeff Richard is one of the regular posters in the RuneQuest Facebook Group. here’s some of his recent RuneQuest posts, only Jeff’s replies are included where relevant. Facebook membership is required to access the originals.

As an aside, I often post notes or things that I am working on that I think people will find interesting or useful. But I am posting this material without edits or revisions – they are all notes or works in progress. If people really expect me to edit or revise such ephemera before I post it, I am probably not going to post such things.

Jeff Richard, 2021

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    Meet the Dragonewts!

    We are getting very close on the next release – the GM’s Pack and Adventure Book! In fact, so close that let’s go and meet the Dragonewts!

    Artist, Simon Roy

    They are friendly, I assure you. At least most of the time. At least when I met them they were. They only killed one of my companions and they had their reasons.

    A Lunar Heartland travelogue

    I recently discovered this from a unpublished Lunar Heartland travelogue. This snippet is from the discussion of Dragon Pass and Esrolia:”The Orlanthi are barely human. They rut like barnyard animals, kill each other over insults and slights, and allow their Earth Priestesses to demand that their rulers satisfy their whims both carnally and in deeds. They marry their half-sisters and women abandon their children to the temples. Men and women wander around naked and without shame, and they keep snakes and black cats in their homes. I tell you that the tree people have far more to offer us than those hill barbarians. “

    And yet, the rant (it might be from a woman btw) carries a kernel of truth. The Orlanthi are much more sexually permissive than the Heartlanders. The leaders of the Orlanth Rex cult are required to at least ceremonially marry the ranking Earth Priestess and often have tasks imposed upon them to prove their worth. Half-siblings can marry in certain circumstances (when they belong to different clans). Temple priestesses are known to have their children raised by the temple. The Orlanthi lack a nudity taboo and they do keep snakes and shadow cats in their homes.

    I accompanied my wife…

    I accompanied my wife, the reknowned Earth Priestess of Clearwine, to Bagnot, where we enjoyed the hospitality of one of the finer taverns in that city. As was common in that town, the menu was such that it catered simultaneously to partisans of the king, the general, and the warlord. My Yelmalion friend was annoyed by the amount of bird, but like the rest of us, he greatly enjoyed the beef rolled around apples and herbs. And the tavern even had good wine from Sartar!

    I didn’t get a chance to try the cornbread, but I was assured that Furthest has far better cornbread than Bagnot.

    I understand there is particularly good beer in Dunstop – they grow much barley once you get further away from Wintertop. However, I did not trust the wheat beer of Bagnot and kept to the Sartarite wine. I needed to travel in the morning and so avoided the mead!

    And their barleywine is awesome as well!

    Claudia Loroff – Eggs, a mix out of fish sauce, vinegar, egg yolk and honey. Found it in a Roman receipt book and made a variation of it. It’s supposed to be an appetizer.

    Gen Con RQ cosplay

    One of the high points of GenCon was the kids doing RQ cosplay! Yanioth and Vasana! Yeah!

    Yanioth and Vasana

    Heroquest Scenario Notes

    Here’s part of my scenario notes from the heroquest I ran using RQG at GenCon. Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking that RQ is massively crunchy in terms of prep work – I did a lot of prep, but nearly all was about potential choices, archetypes, obstacles, and potential rewards. Plus includes crude Jeff drawings!

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