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How much Lankhmar content is in Deities & Demigods?

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:38 pm
by Big Mac
How much Lankhmar content is there in Deities & Demigods?

I've got Legends & Lore which is mostly the same book. So I'm not sure it would be worth getting Deities & Demigods just for one set of gods. Is this content replicated in another Lankhar book?

Re: How much Lankhmar content is in Deities & Demigods?

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:51 pm
by GMWestermeyer
Big Mac wrote:How much Lankhmar content is there in Deities & Demigods?

I've got Legends & Lore which is mostly the same book. So I'm not sure it would be worth getting Deities & Demigods just for one set of gods. Is this content replicated in another Lankhar book?
Try to get the Deities & Demigods that includes Melnibone and Cthulhu also.

The Nehwon material is duplicated elsewhere but not in precisely the same form.

Re: How much Lankhmar content is in Deities & Demigods?

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:43 pm
by timemrick
I own Deities & Demigods Cyclopedia and Legends & Lore, but not any other Lankmar books. I just compared those two very quickly, but it looks like L&L updates everything in D&DC to 2nd edition except for: a brief mention of snow witches; Aarth, Spider God, and Votishal (demigods); Newhon Earth God and Rat God (lesser gods); and leviathan (monster).

Re: How much Lankhmar content is in Deities & Demigods?

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:48 pm
by Big Mac
GMWestermeyer wrote:
Big Mac wrote:How much Lankhmar content is there in Deities & Demigods?

I've got Legends & Lore which is mostly the same book. So I'm not sure it would be worth getting Deities & Demigods just for one set of gods. Is this content replicated in another Lankhar book?
Try to get the Deities & Demigods that includes Melnibone and Cthulhu also.
Oh. There is more than one? Do you know they have different ISBNs?

PRE-POST EDIT: Hmm. According to The Acaeum, it looks like there were 8 1e printings of this, under the names Deities & Demigods and Legends & Lore. I thought Legends & Lore was only a 2e thing. :shock:
GMWestermeyer wrote:The Nehwon material is duplicated elsewhere but not in precisely the same form.
Thanks for that. It sounds like the Melnibone and Cthulhu stuff is the bigger deciding point on getting a copy of Deities & Demigods. And I'll have to be careful to buy the right version.

Re: How much Lankhmar content is in Deities & Demigods?

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:42 pm
by Big Mac
timemrick wrote:I own Deities & Demigods Cyclopedia and Legends & Lore, but not any other Lankmar books. I just compared those two very quickly, but it looks like L&L updates everything in D&DC to 2nd edition except for: a brief mention of snow witches; Aarth, Spider God, and Votishal (demigods); Newhon Earth God and Rat God (lesser gods); and leviathan (monster).
Hang on. Are you saying it has Lankhmar stuff in my 2e book?

<we interrupt this post while Big Mac goes to his D&D shelves />

Hmm. It's there! And I've got pencil notes in the contents section too!

I guess I don't have to buy Deities & Demigods for this.

Re: How much Lankhmar content is in Deities & Demigods?

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:47 am
by timemrick
Big Mac wrote:Hang on. Are you saying it has Lankhmar stuff in my 2e book?

<we interrupt this post while Big Mac goes to his D&D shelves />

Hmm. It's there! And I've got pencil notes in the contents section too!

I guess I don't have to buy Deities & Demigods for this.
:lol: You're welcome!

Re: How much Lankhmar content is in Deities & Demigods?

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:03 am
by timemrick
I have a copy of D&DC that includes the Cthulhu Mythos and Melnibone chapters, which I acquired many years after I stopped playing 1e. So I have very rarely ever used it as an actual reference book, and have tons of better reference material for Mythos matters in particular, but for a Lovecraft and Erol Otus fan like me, it's a real gem.

Re: How much Lankhmar content is in Deities & Demigods?

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:40 pm
by Big Mac
timemrick wrote:
Big Mac wrote:Hang on. Are you saying it has Lankhmar stuff in my 2e book?

<we interrupt this post while Big Mac goes to his D&D shelves />

Hmm. It's there! And I've got pencil notes in the contents section too!

I guess I don't have to buy Deities & Demigods for this.
:lol: You're welcome!
:facepalm: Thanks for your help.

Re: How much Lankhmar content is in Deities & Demigods?

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:43 am
by The Dark
Big Mac wrote:
GMWestermeyer wrote:
Big Mac wrote:How much Lankhmar content is there in Deities & Demigods?

I've got Legends & Lore which is mostly the same book. So I'm not sure it would be worth getting Deities & Demigods just for one set of gods. Is this content replicated in another Lankhar book?
Try to get the Deities & Demigods that includes Melnibone and Cthulhu also.
Oh. There is more than one? Do you know they have different ISBNs?

PRE-POST EDIT: Hmm. According to The Acaeum, it looks like there were 8 1e printings of this, under the names Deities & Demigods and Legends & Lore. I thought Legends & Lore was only a 2e thing. :shock:
The first and second printings have the Mythos and Melnibone. They can be told apart because the second printing has a page thanking Chaosium for letting them use the two settings, the first printing does not (and the third printing on excluded those two settings). I have a second printing of Deities that I found in a used bookstore 3 or 4 years ago.

Re: How much Lankhmar content is in Deities & Demigods?

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:57 pm
by Big Mac
The Dark wrote:
Big Mac wrote:PRE-POST EDIT: Hmm. According to The Acaeum, it looks like there were 8 1e printings of this, under the names Deities & Demigods and Legends & Lore. I thought Legends & Lore was only a 2e thing. :shock:
The first and second printings have the Mythos and Melnibone. They can be told apart because the second printing has a page thanking Chaosium for letting them use the two settings, the first printing does not (and the third printing on excluded those two settings). I have a second printing of Deities that I found in a used bookstore 3 or 4 years ago.
Thanks for your help.

If I do go for a copy of Deities & Demigods I'll go for one of those two printings, just in case I want that stuff.

Re: How much Lankhmar content is in Deities & Demigods?

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:26 pm
by GMWestermeyer
timemrick wrote:I own Deities & Demigods Cyclopedia and Legends & Lore, but not any other Lankmar books. I just compared those two very quickly, but it looks like L&L updates everything in D&DC to 2nd edition except for: a brief mention of snow witches; Aarth, Spider God, and Votishal (demigods); Newhon Earth God and Rat God (lesser gods); and leviathan (monster).
I'd forgotten about that. :)