Re: Alien World mods

From: Greg Stafford <Greg_at_...>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 08:19:17 -0700

I wanted to jump right in on this one, to perhaps set some error aright.

At 12:56 PM 4/11/2002 -0000, you wrote:
>Assume I am doing an Orlanthi heroquest and I go up against Seravus
>the Enchanter and his hsunchen allies. Assume that the opposition
>taking the roles of the hsunchen are physical world Telmori (or
>whatever) on their own heroquest.

A common type of event.

>Do the Telmori suffer the Alien World modifier, even though they are
>mythically on 'their own home ground'? Do the heroes suffer an alien
>world modifier - is Seravus's home actually in an alien world to us?
Neither suffers the alien modifier because this heroquest would be in the Hero Planes.
Very little heroquesting is to alien worlds at all. Such incursions are of an order of magnitude more difficult.

>When I meet someone who follows a different magic system on a
>heroquest - does one or the other of us always suffer an alien world
>modifier? If I meet a mostali is one or another of us always in an
>alien world

NO, because you will generally meet in the Hero Planes.

>Or is the alien world modifer more applicable for people doing a
>quest from outside their tradition or entering the living places of
>the gods, - the Moon or The Sky World or Storm Village and not for
>opponents met when reenacting mythic events.
Yes, a rare event.

Greg Stafford, greg_at_...
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