[Runequest] crossing bridge with a mammoth

Mark Ahnen ahnen at hotmail.com
Sat May 15 00:15:10 EST 2010

I'm sorta choking on the 150 meter 'wooden bridge'.  if it's a rope and wooden bridge, the ropes would be HUGE.  If it's 150 meters long, it's probably HUGE itself and quite possibly can handle a mammoth...Roman Legions were able to cross their wooden bridges across the Rhein...so why not a Mammoth?


Oh, and talmeta has a great point.


Hopefully, there aren't any mice around! :)
> Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 10:09:11 -0400
> From: talmeta at talmeta.net
> To: runequest at rpgreview.net
> Subject: Re: [Runequest] crossing bridge with a mammoth
> Brian Houle wrote:
> > hi one of my characters for some reason got him self a hairy
> > elephant,the thing is they have come to a 150 metre wooder bridge,i
> > told them before the started that they mite come across these things
> > in there breifing,and when they recced the bridge i told them they
> > could see people crossing the bridge and you can hear the bridge
> > creeking,now they have bluffed there way acrosse the bridge and are
> > ready to fight the guards,they were dressed as monks,craffty devles
> > ill have to make them pay for thinking,but they want to bring there
> Imagine yourself in the position of the guards for a moment.
> Okay, monks. See those all the time. Probably let them pass without 
> harassment, as they are poor and presumably do good works of one sort or 
> another.
> But here comes a MAMMOTH. Don't see those everyday. What are monks doing 
> with a mammoth? Questions now arise. Before they even try to cross this 
> rickety bridge, any guard who expects to retire is going to stop these 
> people before they wreck his bridge. Since this is such an odd 
> occurrence, what exactly is in those wagons, anyway? They'll need to be 
> searched. Bribes may have to be paid, since suddenly these monks seem to 
> have the means to pay, unlike the last 200 who came by.
> And hey, didn't that trader who came through here last week say 
> something about a group of ne'er-do-well adventurers, who also had a 
> mammoth, who were talking loudly in the inn he stayed at about how they 
> never paid taxes, and went about looting the tombs of ancient kings and 
> whatnot?
> Wasn't the wife saying that her sister from Farshire said that her 
> husband was murdered in a bar fight by some yahoo that owned a mammoth? 
> How many of these things could there be in the Kingdom, I wonder...
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