|Dominic Green's "Jack Ho Tried" from Sholari v1n2|
A character sheet for a culture.
Not mine. Not a character, really. But it was the "character" sheet for a city, and the culture of that city, in Heridoth. I may scan the front page to share. In the late 1980s and early 1990s there was a PBM game (I think it was not postage stamps, but actually Play By MAIL) where each player became a city in the confederation of city-states in what we call Heridoth. It was background for the City of York in Sholari #3.
And an ongoing wonder for me. What a great, original way to explore Jorune. Play a CITY, and each city had its own culture.
There are several articles I would like to publish in future issues of Sholari Magazine. And the Heridothians of Cambridge were as unique a way to play Jorune as I ever hope to find. InterYord, fashions, histories, notable characters like Jack Ho Tried, and a whole different flavor of a unique culture on a unique world, Jorune.
I don't remember Skyrealms actually figuring in.
This is the list of Heridothians from 1994 and the cities they played. 23 years ago, for the non-math inclined.
- Koistra - Owen Smith
- Sholis - Jonathan Roach (circus) then Alan Glover (Church of True Isho)
- Ellemin - Paul Roberts
- Dowsen - Howard Chalkley
- York - Bob Dowling
- Simbi - NPC under Mike Tittensor (Sage Robert) then Dominic (Pan Tahsia) then briefly John Sloan (Sage Robin) as a Dobren puppet
- Meard - Dominic Green
- Vamdrey - NPC under Mike Tittensor (Gull Priests) then Dominic (Pan Tahsia)
- Korrid - Jim Chapman (God King Angar) briefly invaded by Pan Tahsia
- Holy Terran Empire - NPC under Mike Tittensor
- Cemaes Tribe - Nick Hornigold
Owen was my primary contact. I have about four email addresses for him, all dead. He was in Cambridge, can't locate him through the alumni services. Yet. I have looked for an been unable to find any of them. And I would kill to find them. (You give me your list, I'll give you mine...)
Seriously - if anyone has a way to reach these guys, I think it would bar the benefit of all Jorunis to see what they had to offer. Unique UK flavor, like Dr. Who. But not.
You see, I have had this folder of Heridoth material and I refuse to publish without the author's (or artist's) permission. Funny, that. Gets in the way of sharing. And that might be a whole stand alone Best of the Heridothians collection. Or a series of articles in Sholari. As god intended.
Dominick Green also gave us this rooftop view of Meard. Click on it. I dare you.
If you dig through the files available on skyrealmsofjorune.com or search for "SOJ RPG" on archive.org, you will find copies of the Danstead Guide to York. A PDF you should have.