[Runequest] Runequest Digest, Vol 11, Issue 1
gazza666 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 11:46:48 EST 2009
2009/2/4 Hola Hallo <easysamurai at gmail.com>:
> Hi everyone,
> Maybe this has been discussed already, but I wonder how do you play subcults
> in RQ3.
> One of my orlanthi PCs recently discovered a hidden (and portable) shrine to
> the Sandals of Darkness subcult, guarded by Orvost Tintalker (that orlanthi
> priest from Strangers in Prax), and of course this PC wanted to get the
> runespell derived from it (Dark Walk), as described in the Orlanth cult in
> "River of Cradles".
The impression I got was that subcults weren't really mechanically
different from associated deities - I'd just let them sacrifice for it
at any Great temple (or Major Temple that happens to be devoted to
that particular subcult).
But I suppose if you wanted to make it harder you could either go easy
("sacrifice a point of POW to initiate to the subcult, and then you're
set") or hard ("go on a simple heroquest that emulates what Orlanth
did to get the sandals in the first place", perhaps having to sneak in
to a troll cave and steal something - the something then becomes a
focus that can be used to sacrifice for the spell).
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