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Match 29: The History of the Runestaff vs The Rituals of Infinity

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  • Match 29: The History of the Runestaff vs The Rituals of Infinity


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    The History of the Runestaff vs The Rituals of Infinity*

    *Alternative title: The Wrecks of Time
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    The History of the Runestaff
    77.14%
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    The Rituals of Infinity
    22.86%
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    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is The Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

  • #2
    I'll always have a soft spot for my introduction to Moorcock - and it's got D'Avrec!

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    • #3
      My first Moorcock, so no choice really.
      Papa was a Rolling Stone......

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      • #4
        Runestaff has more memorable set-pieces than Rituals (or Wrecks if you prefer). Plus it has D'Averc, quite simply the best companion a champion could ask for.

        _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
        _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
        _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
        _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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        • #5
          Faustaff for me!
          I,ve always had a soft spot for Rituals.
          "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

          Hunter S Thompson

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          • #6
            I know that Hawkmoon will probably win this one, in part because so many people who have not read Rituals will vote against it, but Faustaff's book is really a fantastic one-shot that does the Multiverse stories proud, while the Hawkmoon books, by Mike's own admission, were churned out pretty quickly and are not his best by any means. Rituals for me, please.
            "Self-discipline and self-knowledge are the key. An individual becomes a unique universe, able to move at will through all the scales of the multiverse - potentially able to control the immediate reality of every scale, every encountered environment."
            --Contessa Rose von Bek, Blood part 4, chapter 12

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            • #7
              While I enjoyed my recent re-read of Rituals/Wrecks, I loved the rip-roaring adventure that Hawkmoon gives you.
              You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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