[Runequest] 1. [RQ III] Binding Matrix Enchantment (Tony Den)

Andrew bgecko at bigpond.com
Fri Jul 16 12:58:10 EST 2010

Personally, I like the idea, as a high level, heroquest style game for 
experinced players. Harrek the Berserk bound a god (or portion there of) 
into its skin (the white bear skin he wears) so there is an in 
game/gloranthan precedent for it.

The hard part will be making the item powerful enough, without making it an 
uber item.

My gaming group are playing RQ2 with some 'house rules' and additions from 
RQ3. Once players get to Runelord/priest the game can have a tendency to get 
stuck and mired down in drawn out attack/parry and powerful attack spells vs 
high magical defence combats. Interesting items do a good job of mixing all 
that up we have found.


> Today's Topics:
>   1. [RQ III] Binding Matrix Enchantment (Tony Den)

> Hi All
> I have a concept I am toying with, thought I would throw it to the list
> for comment.
> Background:
> The campaign I am running has the lead character cursed (lead as in only
> surviving original member) and tasked with releasing some spirits - long
> deceased soldiers bound to a place - so that they may find rest. They were
> in turn bound there by a really powerful god king type in pre histroic
> times (just after the god war on my world).
> The God Kings:
> I am thinking of some sort of long deceased race that somehow found a way
> to bind a portion of a god inot a matrix type enchanntment (usually an
> artifact). Thus lengtheneing their lives and making them very powerful,
> but to their detramentrendering them infertile and eventually terminating
> their race. Kind of like having under rods made or uranium:)
> The concept:
> Well two mainly. First one is being able to bind a portion of a god into a
> matrix - IMO why not, if one has the power to do so. As its ancient and
> long forgotten, I would not have to expain how. Secondly - the gods
> themselves. Their worshipers are long gone, they have been forgotten, but
> being gods can't really die. i was thinking something in the line of Small
> Gods by Terry Pratchett. The key here is the portion that is bound, would
> one assume it remains as powerful as the god was when bound, or due to its
> nature will wax and wane with the gods own power.
> Any thoughts?
> tony
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