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Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy Birthday KK!
« Last post by Laurna on Today at 11:35:57 am »
Have a great day, on this day, your birthday!
Happy Birthday, KK!
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Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy Birthday KK!
« Last post by Bynw on Today at 09:33:39 am »
Happy Birthday KK!!
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Birthday Wishes / Happy Birthday KK!
« Last post by judywward on Today at 08:13:26 am »
Happy Birthday & hope you have many more happy years left!
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Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy Birthday KK!
« Last post by DesertRose on Today at 06:53:52 am »
Happy birthday, KK!  I hope you have a fantastic day!  :D
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Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy Birthday KK!
« Last post by revanne on Today at 06:11:24 am »
Felicitations of the day, my lady.
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Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy Birthday KK!
« Last post by Jerusha on Today at 05:57:36 am »
Another very happy birthday to you, KK!  The Great Hall in Rhemuth Castle is decorated in celebration of your day.
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Other Deryni Books / Re: Deryni Challenge
« Last post by Laurna on Today at 02:20:59 am »
Well, well, It was a slow evening at work, which allowed me to assist Geordie through the perils of his quest and succeed! And I did not cheat, nor did I rescind any of the choices made.  Only once did I worry I had made a bad roll of the dice but it all worked out well in the end. Camber will be proud of Geordie. 
As for me, my curiosity is going to have me thumbing through the  but-what-if-I-had-chossen-or-rolled-that chapters.
If you can find the book have fun with it. and don't waste time on trying to understand the game rules. As you go along, most of it is self explained, only once did I have to look at the rules for combat.
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Other Deryni Books / Re: Deryni Challenge
« Last post by Laurna on October 17, 2017, 01:03:59 pm »
So far this morning Geordie has saved some poor slob from a beating and took a couple hit points himself before defeating two brutes at a village fair, and rescued the boy Berk from the magistrate who thought he was a pickpocket. The boy had coin that Geordie had given him to purchase a meal. Now they are back on the road again.  So far there is not much Deryniness in the storyline. Only a quick interview with Camber the Earl of Culdi that started Geordie on this quest. But we shall see if I can keep him alive to get to the end.  :)


P.S.  I do find it amusing that on the cover is artwork of Geordie in proper chain-mail and tunic of the medieval year 905, facing off a Cavalier swordsman who is clearly dressed for Elizabethan London. All I can say is,  Geordie must have one heck of an adventure ahead of him.  ;D

Yeah, a lot of cover art, especially in the 1960s and '70s, makes you kind of wonder if the artist took too many mind-altering drugs in his or her formative years.  Or at least if they ever bothered to actually read the book!   ;D

LOL! Lets just call it ignorance, rather than hallucinogenic.  ::)

Prior to the 1990's, I think very few people payed attention to proper historical fashion in their correct time line. Hollywood glamorized any fashion into the unrecognizable spectacular. And because of Renaissance faires, anything "Medieval" had to be of the Tudor fashions. Only the SCA seemed to know the difference.  I think even KK makes this small error in Deryni Rising when she dresses Alaric in a "light-weight shirt of scarlet silk" and a "black velvet doublet edged with gold embroidery and pearls".  The doublet has "full, split sleeves to show the scarlet beneath." To me this is Renaissance attire and not Tunics and robes of early Medieval times. Believe me, I do not mind, as it gave Morgan such a striking poise that I fell madly in love with our hero (for thirty years), but it is also a description of clothing that is never repeated again in any of KK's other books.  So I can understand where the artwork to Deryni Challenge is Fashion Erratic. I just have to shake my head and read on +++ and roll more dice+++  I did find some real dice to play with.
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Other Deryni Books / Re: Deryni Challenge
« Last post by Evie on October 17, 2017, 09:45:19 am »

P.S.  I do find it amusing that on the cover is artwork of Geordie in proper chain-mail and tunic of the medieval year 905, facing off a Cavalier swordsman who is clearly dressed for Elizabethan London. All I can say is,  Geordie must have one heck of an adventure ahead of him.  ;D

Yeah, a lot of cover art, especially in the 1960s and '70s, makes you kind of wonder if the artist took too many mind-altering drugs in his or her formative years.  Or at least if they ever bothered to actually read the book!   ;D
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Other Deryni Books / Re: Deryni Challenge
« Last post by Evie on October 17, 2017, 09:41:41 am »
I owned this book at one time, although I have no idea if I still have it.  I only vaguely remember it. I think I bought it when it first came out, along with several other "Choose Your Own Adventure" titles, and if it had been set in Kelson-era Gwynedd, maybe it would have stuck in my memory better, who knows? But at the time, I think I just flipped through it briefly looking for mentions of my favorite characters and then just set it aside.  Or maybe I tried playing through it a few times, but kept dying.  (That happened a lot with the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books.)  If I actually played the game through to a satisfying conclusion, I don't recall anymore.

I did think about it for a brief moment recently, though. I forget if it was in KJV or in TBP, but I could swear I read a brief reference to Geordie in one of those books, which makes me wonder if the author of the adventure book decided to pick a minor character from the canonical series and then spin an adventure story around him? Or maybe I just hallucinated that reference?   ;D
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