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23 Aug 2005 12:18 p.m. PST
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Cke1st Inactive Member23 Aug 2005 9:43 a.m. PST

The prize for naming the very special TMP'ers is a set of Armalion "Golgariten" (translation: "Golgarites").

What is a Golgarite? What are they used for, and are they any good at it? And how can I take them seriously when they're wearing the silliest headgear this side of the Knights Who Say Ni?

Highland Guerilla23 Aug 2005 9:47 a.m. PST

Thats who I thought it was at first glance,well now I know what to call any knight of "NI!'phenomena in miniature or life size.

Connard Sage Inactive Member23 Aug 2005 9:56 a.m. PST

You must bring us…………..a…………………shrubbery

Griefbringer23 Aug 2005 9:57 a.m. PST

No idea what they are, but at least they have their own website at

golgariten.ch

Griefbringer

Nick Nascati Inactive Member23 Aug 2005 10:02 a.m. PST

I was wondering the same thing. I went to the Manufacturer's website. They seem to be part of a GW Warhammer style range. I can't figure out if they are plastic or metal, and I don't know how Euros translate to USD, but the figures look pretty nice. Kind of toy like.

Highland Guerilla23 Aug 2005 10:02 a.m. PST

holy over the top batman,heilige uber die …..

Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member23 Aug 2005 10:18 a.m. PST

Hmmmm. Don't like it. Nope. Don't like it at all.

Arkady Inactive Member23 Aug 2005 10:18 a.m. PST

Well, actually, you don't want to know.

They're drawn from the German role-playing game "Das Schwarze Auge", available in the US from FanPro LLC as "The Dark Eye", being something of an elite force for the game world's god of death, Boron.

And the reason you didn't want to know that is that even though not all role-playing gamers are insanely self-obsessed maniacs, most DSA players I've met are.

Arkady Inactive Member23 Aug 2005 10:23 a.m. PST

Oh, and the Armalion (a tabletop game set in the world of DSA) figures are metal, tend to be slightly more on the historical side of fantasy as compared to GW (which, on the other hand, isn't really saying all that much), and come with extremely useful 20mm plastic square bases that have a circular depression. The cast miniature's base fits into that depression, so you actually get a flat base without a silly looking mound around the miniature's feet even without going through the trouble of cutting the fig from the cast base.

These 20mm square bases are sold seperately and can be used for other manufacturers' miniatures, too.

DSA players may be insanely self-obsessed maniacs, but Armalion miniatures are cool.

Goldwyrm Inactive Member23 Aug 2005 11:01 a.m. PST

Thanks for asking that question. I didn't know and was afraid to ask :-)

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2005 11:37 a.m. PST

I thought they were Marge Simpson's Own Space Marines.

skippy01 Inactive Member23 Aug 2005 3:12 p.m. PST

Golgotha was the hill that the crucifixion took place-a background for the order depicted?

JerryCan24 Aug 2005 3:06 a.m. PST

@skippy01

You're right. But that has nothing to do with the "Golgariten". They are simply some kind of Templar Knights for the "god" Boron in the world of "Das schwarze Auge" (engl. "The Dark Eye" because the direct translation "The Black Eye" would be a little bit ridiculous).

SauveQuiPeut Inactive Member24 Aug 2005 3:29 a.m. PST

'god of death, Boron'

Thought that was a superhero invented by Dogbert – 'Boron, the most boring man in the universe'.

Does this god also kill by discussing obscure engineering points?

Cke1st Inactive Member24 Aug 2005 3:31 a.m. PST

That Golgarite web site didn't translate very well, according to Babelfish:

"Death stands today before me like the Genesen of a patient, if one steps into the free after suffering. Death stands today before me like smell from Lotosblueten, like a living at the edge of the drunkennessness. Death stands today before me like the desire of humans, its home again watches, after it spent many years in shank."

Gotta watch out for that drunkennessness.

Steve Flanagan Inactive Member24 Aug 2005 5:55 a.m. PST

Particularly after all those years in shank.

But, to be fair, even a crude transliteration gives you some idea of what it's all about.

JerryCan24 Aug 2005 11:56 p.m. PST

@GlennH

> 'Boron, the most boring man in the universe'.

Didn't he have a brother 'Moron, the most silly man in the universe'?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Nov 2005 6:40 a.m. PST

Anonymous writes:

"BORon is not boring. you should thank to give you the death"

maxxon Inactive Member15 Nov 2005 11:50 p.m. PST

Someone actually sent in that comment?

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