Re: Sources used for future publications

From: David Cake <dave_at_jxX4MYA-1o6Dni23PabBla7IF6Ir5XkkzNHSV3oi3BjXDlg-02irgqb8bf-5_aLPZP5P9-s>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 22:10:45 +0800

On 23/02/2012, at 7:08 PM, Jeff wrote:

>> 	Glorantha: The Second Age (both editions). It is Ikankos, one of the Janubian city states.

> Glorantha: The Second Age is not a core Third Age book and is not part of the publishing canon.

        Well, hello Captain Obvious on the first part there. I don't think there is a single part of Glorantha where second age material is less relevant to third age canon than the Janube valley anyway.

> You can certainly use the various Mongoose products in your games, but future publications may ignore or contradict them. For example, "Glorantha: The Second Age" was not referenced for the upcoming Guide to Glorantha.

	I'm aware of the limits of the Mongoose material, some of which is flawed (and I'm not so keen on cyborgs and such myself), though I'm sure you'd agree some of it is excellent. 
	But I find purism about sources can too easily just become a lack of respect for the creativity of others -- in this particular case, there seems no particular reason to reject it. The Janubian river valley has pretty much always been a cradle of all sorts of heterodox weirdness in canon, as far as I'm aware. 


Powered by hypermail