10 October 2018

Art Snippet from New Glorantha

This was posted by Jeff on MeWe. I am weeping with tears of joy— this is so much how I envisage Gloranthan art.

a fresco from the Holy Country



25 September 2018

Tunnels & Trolls Bundle of Holding

For some reason, Tunnels and Trolls has become intimately associated with solo role-playing. Personally, I have always used T&T to run 'normal' adventures (i.e., with a group of players) but I know that, for a lot of RPGers, "T&T" and "solo play" are almost synonymous.

Anyway, if you click here, you will be magically transported to a 'bundle' offer that will let you purchase 12 T&T solo adventures for a mere USD 7.95.

Amongst the 12 PDFs are well-known classics such as Naked Doom, Sewers of Oblivion and Deathtrap Equalizer.

I love T&T's Old School art


If you pay above the threshold price of USD 18.93, you also get the following:

 - the deluxe Tunnels & Trolls rules, my favourite incarnation of the T&T rules
 - Monsters! Monsters!, a spin-off of T&T that lets you play 'the bad guys' — it's really hilarious
 - the Adventurers Compendium, an 88-page collection of twelve classic adventures from the 1970s/1980s — Old School at its best
 - four extra 'GM' (i.e., non-solo) adventures

At USD 18.93 it's a steal. It's a shame I already own 90% of the stuff listed above.



21 September 2018

RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha News

Short blog post about the latest news with regards to RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha, the latest incarnation of our favourite Bronze Age fantasy role-playing game.

RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha is at last available in dead tree. It comes in two formats: the normal hardbound, and a leatherette edition. If you have purchased the PDF from the Chaosium web-site, you should have received the e-mail with the discount coupon by now.

The RQG Gamemaster Screen Pack is available as a PDF. Despite its name, it is much more than a mere GM screen since it contains an updated gazetteer of Sartar and the Dragon Pass area, three adventures tailored for Colymar starting players (which can be easily altered for other groups of PCs), and much more.

The RQG core book, the RQG Bestiary and the GM Screen Pack are designed to fit in the slipcase that Chaosium will release later this year.

02 August 2018

20 July 2018

Worlds United

The Design Mechanism, publishers of Mythras (formerly known as RuneQuest 6th edition), have announced a new source book for H2 2018, whose title is Worlds United, and that will enable you to play 50s Pulp SF planetary romance adventures.

The book should contain approximately 128 pages. I have no further details at the moment, as there isn't anything about Worlds United on TDM's web-site or on their forum.

The funny thing (well at least for me) is that the announcement has been simultaneous with my re-reading my fabulous Flash Gordon hardcovers by Titan Books. The books feature the admirably restored full-colour Sunday strips by Alex Raymond, which are incredibly evocative of the marvellous atmosphere of Flash Gordon's adventures on the mysterious planet Mongo, with its many villains, astonishingly beautiful queens and princesses, and monstrous creatures!


15 July 2018

Glorantha Bestiary Announcement

I guess most of my readers already know about this, but just in case I am reproducing the announcement about the upcoming Glorantha Bestiary for the last edition of Chaosium's RuneQuest.

Of course, 20 July 2018 is the release date of the PDF; the dead tree version will be available 3 to 4 months later (i.e., by November 2018).


And here is the contents page of the Bestiary to further tease you:

Note: the Bestiary will also contain all the character generation rules for the Elder Races, as well as their main cults; but no family genealogies.

22 June 2018

Gods War - The Final Rulebook

I have already mentioned the Gods War boardgame on this blog, since it has prominently featured at THE KRAKEN gaming retreat during all the stages of its creation and its playtest. Glorantha: The Gods War (full title) is a large, intense boardgame similar to Cthulhu Wars (but much better in my opinion) that pits the major factions of Glorantha against each other at the time of the, er, Gods War† — hence its name. The game was successfully kickstarted but, alas, I did not participate because I don't know where I'd store the huge box and its many expansions. It appears that some Texan people do not realise what the average size of a Parisian flat is. And I do not have a cellar. Anyway, Sandy Petersen has just announced that the final version of the Gods War rulebook was available (from here).

Even if you are not interested in overly-sized boardgames please do download it, if only for the incredibly evocative art, and for the scores of ideas that will inevitably pop up in your mind whilst reading it.

†For a description of the events of the Gods War and of the destructions it has wrought, please refer to the Guide to Glorantha, p116-117 and p684-693.