|#1SonjaMay 02, 2007 14:57:04||Cool news story about a gladiator burial ground they found in Turkey! http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6614479.stm|
Should give some inspiration for some Dark Sun games.
Has anybody ever tried playing the Dark Sun campaign with the Risus "RPG Lite" rules?
My girlfriend made the following character:
Klaktung, Father of the Land
Elemental cleric of earth (4)
Insensitive, elf-eating thri-kreen (3)
Vehicle engineer (1)
There isa certain elegance to Risus's simplicity.
|#2SonjaMay 02, 2007 15:00:04||On second thought, is there a more insect-centric term for "father" that a kreen cleric might metaphorically use?|
|#3zombiegleemaxMay 04, 2007 2:22:34||Thanks for the link Sonja. It's interesting to think about how gladiatoral combat may have been different according to region. Even though modern-day Turkey was part of the Roman Empire at the time, I wonder if they didn't have a differing set of practices and customs revolving around gladiators.|
It was interesting to read about the killing blow being a blade through the throat into the heart. I always thought that the final blow was delivered from behind, severing the spinal cord and killing the kneeling gladiator that way. In fact, I remember reading somewhere that the thumbs down gesture originally intended to mimic the hand position on the sword when you struck the final blow.
Sorry I can't give you any feedback on RPG lite. I am still trying to get my mind around the third edition rules...