As part of my recent swim-about in the internets of Glorantha and its associated games, my friend Nick Brooke and I had the chance to mix it up a little! It’s regarding the long-standing interpretations of human ethnicities in Glorantha, including those which made it into published form
One of the setting’s claims to fame is that Greg Stafford was educated in anthropology and brought about as much mythic history and understanding of prior cultures into role-playing as anyone has managed to do – his only rival as such, I think, would be M.A.R. Barker with Tékumel. However, and especially given that perspective, one may ask why we don’t see easily-understood designations of ethnic forms in the setting.
Nick and I have differing but often-compatible views … well, I just realized, about everything … so we jumped at the chance to bounce ideas at one another. Now, this is a friends-talk, so we give each other some shit and a lot of the agreement or appreciation is understood rather than voice. Also, sometimes something that’s said doesn’t develop down a nice little five-item topics outline and eithe picks up later, or fell aside.
For maximum benefit and to make this worth your while, I suggest electing yourself to be a participant and throwing in your notions in the comments. Agree, disagree, throw some shade, pitch in.
It’s audio-only but I put in lots of pictures to make it viewable. I hope you like it!