Re: Where does 'gyrda' come from?
Another way to put it...
My LFGS doesn't stock HQ anymore. When RQ came back the (few
remaining) Gloranthan fans stopped buying HQ source material in
favour of the more accessible RQ.
Not that I'm against HQ, the Stafford Library and other such stuff.
It's just don't expect to have any more than a (very) small cohort of
fans for inaccessible material. But does this please some?
Hopefully HQII will help to change this.
- In WorldofGlorantha_at_yahoogroups.com, "Lawrence Whitaker"
> Kind of off-topic, but sort of illustrates the point that's been
> One of the Mongoose writers, who doesn't know a whole heap about
> was assigned one of the books and sat down with Storm Tribe and
> Rebels to get a handle on the Orlanthi. Reading both almost made
> the white flag of surrender because the sheer level of detail, and
> deal of obscure detail, linguistic, cultural and so forth, made the
> so hard to assimilate. He perservered, but had a certain feeling
> work he did with the Orlanthi wasn't going to be accurate enough, or
> detailed enough, because ST and TR was such a struggle to use and
> through. In the end he did a really good job, but that didn't make
> journey any easier.
> So yes, I'm with Jeff, Simon and the others on this one: KISS.
> 2008/7/19 ileskela <ileskela_at_...>:
> > Simon Phipp:
> > > In my opinion, there have been far too many arty-farty terms
> > > introduced into Glorantha for no discernible reason except,
> > > perhaps, to show off the authors' knowledge of obscure language
> > > or to show off their ability to create obscure jargon.
> > Or simply, because such terms enhance one's experience of
> > But yes, that would be arty-farty and elitistic, for those who
> > share the fun, and for those who try to grasp the basics of the
> > setting for the first time. Not having 'gyrda' or 'godi' in the
> > forthcoming 'Cults of Sartar' is a wise move.
> > But I find it strange that instead of Alison, John and me
> > an answer to the actual question, the debate has become one of
> > against. What nonsense. We're better than that.
> > A friendly hug to you all. :)
> > -ile
> One day I feel I'm ahead of the wheel
> And the next its rolling over me...
> Rush - 'Far Cry'
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