Re: Where does 'gyrda' come from?

From: ileskela <ileskela_at_07rOarfT04U704asTn7mxbHvOQ3PoWPhC5AWT-wg-kJ4N38vQM9XYc3NS0_jxhShPpR>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 00:09:36 -0000

Simon Phipp:
> ileskela:
> > such terms enhance one's experience of Glorantha. :)
> Well, not really. Such terms confuse and alienate more than enhance.

I should have been more precise: such terms enhance MY experience of Glorantha. And that's the reality I necessarily start with. :)

But I can see what you mean.

I'm a bit shaken reading that many find the 'Thunder Rebels' and 'Storm Tribe' hard to palate. Because for me, very personally, it was these books that made Glorantha interesting again. After them, ILH2 is the third gem.

But I can see what they mean.

And I believe that in the end everyone, me included, will benefit if there was a wider audience for Glorantha. A successful marketing strategy requires conceptual clarity and must avoid jargon.

> And, if you really believe that we are better than that then
> you haven't been following the Gloranthan on-line Digests
> closely enough. It's my experience that we are absolutley
> not better than that :-)

No, I haven't been actively following the Digests, and only started here a year ago. But the general feeling I've gotten is that this is a way more civilized place than most other RPG fora.

There's room even for historians with an anthropological twist like me. And for questions of only marginal interest and utter obscurity. :)


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