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Egg of Coot?

Dante

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So, did they ever explain what this guy was, except possibly a poke at EGGygax?

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Dante
 

Old Geezer

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The Egg of Coot has nothing to do with Gary. I've heard it from Dave himself.

Yes, I know who the Egg of Coot really is. He's still alive, and no, I'm not telling.
 

Dante

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The Egg of Coot has nothing to do with Gary. I've heard it from Dave himself.

Yes, I know who the Egg of Coot really is. He's still alive, and no, I'm not telling.
Well, in all honesty, if it's at least in part a slam on a real person, I really don't care to know who it was supposed to be.

What was it supposed to be in the context of the setting? The entity who ruled the Realm of the Egg, created the "science of the Egg" and counted Moorkok the Slayer among its minions?

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Dante
 

Phersu

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Well, in all honesty, if it's at least in part a slam on a real person, I really don't care to know who it was supposed to be.
It was apparently a reference to a local Napoleonic wargamer (Greg Scott?) who disliked fantasy wargames.

What was it supposed to be in the context of the setting? The entity who ruled the Realm of the Egg, created the "science of the Egg" and counted Moorkok the Slayer among its minions?
I don't think David Arneson ever revealed more than what you already know: the Egg must have been a kind of psionic entity. In the new Blackmoor setting, he seems to be a specialist of Mind Control and has many thralls.

I wonder what he could become when he hatches... :)
 

Andurion

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I don't think David Arneson ever revealed more than what you already know: the Egg must have been a kind of psionic entity. In the new Blackmoor setting, he seems to be a specialist of Mind Control and has many thralls.
Hmmm ... when the Psionics power source comes out for 4e, I'm going to make an orb implement called the Egg of Coot. Perhaps it will be an artifact implement, like that eladrin chick in Pyramid of Shadows ...

DISCLAIMER - I know nothing about the actual Egg of Coot. But I kind of like the name. :)
 

Dante

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It was apparently a reference to a local Napoleonic wargamer (Greg Scott?) who disliked fantasy wargames.

I don't think David Arneson ever revealed more than what you already know: the Egg must have been a kind of psionic entity. In the new Blackmoor setting, he seems to be a specialist of Mind Control and has many thralls.

I wonder what he could become when he hatches... :)
I'd envisioned him as having the mind control, which implies psionics, but I'd seen him as a sort of techno-entity- sort of a cross tween City of the Gods technology and adapted steam technology, tho perhaps he may not have started that way.

I'd just wondered if anything canonical had ever come out.

Sincerely,
Dante
 

Dante

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DISCLAIMER - I know nothing about the actual Egg of Coot. But I kind of like the name. :)
oh yeah- the name was what drew me in. :)

Not much else was really spelled out- mind control, implied science, half-fiend fighter agent (the aforementioned Moorkok), domain filled with thralls, obligatory megalomania.

Not even any explanation for the use of the words "Egg" and "Coot".

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Dante
 

Melan

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I am picturing it as a great leathery egg with gelatinous interior, psionics and super-science. The megalomania and berating of underling just adds to the supers comic reject feel of the thing. :D
 

Inyssius

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Can someone explain this mysterious egg? I have not heard of it, and it sounds intriguing.
 

ENHenry

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My understanding is that it referred to someone specific who was a die-hard wargamer, and who used to disparage people playing those "new-fangled" RPG games. There's probably more to it than that, but basically, it's a minor jab at someone who was being a bit of an ass about RPGs.

More about the fictional EGG of coot from Dave: http://blackmoor.mystara.us/Coot.html
 
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