Re: [HeroWars] Re: Imminence, HeroQuesting

From: Greg Stafford <>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 10:45:28 -0700

At 03:27 PM 6/15/2001 -0000, you wrote:
>How does that mean that heroquesters MUST adhere to the myths as they
>are taught?

If you want to acquire the same gifts and powers as your god then you must adhere to the myths.
If you are willing to take risks then you can try for other powers as well. Certainly some herowuesters come out ahead of the game and get somethign better, but there is always a cost and the Law of Unintended Consequences is always likely to be invoked.

>I'm no arguing that most heroquesters ought to break the
>rules--just that it can be done and the results might (stress the
>subjunctive heavily) end up better in the long run. The weakness of
>the gods is that they are enslaved to being who they are.

This is precisely what the Hero Wars is about. As Peter M said:

"Better"? Perhaps, but IMHO it is better to describe the results as "different." New benefits will be gained, but others will be lost. The altered myth will have its own set of drawbacks. The results might be more useful or more relevant to the PC's than the original, of course.

End of The Glorantha Digest V8 #435

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