30 August 2013

Using Monster Island in Second-Age Glorantha

Monster Island for RuneQuest 6 by the Design Mechanism has been available for quite some time now, but due to very long holidays —not that I am going to complain— which have completely dried up my bank account, I haven't been able to lay my grubby hands on this mouth-watering tome yet.

I have already blogged about this S&S sandbox supplement, so I am not going to go through a description again, especially since I haven't seen the final product.

However, a recent thread on Google+ has sparked renewed interest in Monster Island, viz:

I want to set Monster Island in Second-Age Glorantha but my players are asking where exactly the Island is and what year in 2nd Age - would appreciate any advice on both?

to which I have answered along the lines of:

There is a monster island off the coast of Pamaltela— Loral. According to the upcoming Guide of Glorantha: “Loral was inhabited by humans before the Closing. Their land used to be called the Queendom of Loral”.
As for the year to set the campaign in, it could be just before the Closing, to add an impending sense of doom!

And if you rotate the map of Monster Island ninety degrees anticlockwise, it even becomes very similar to the map of Loral!

27 August 2013

22 August 2013

New “glorantha.com” web-site

As I had announced on 21 May 2013, Moon Design have acquired from Greg Stafford the rights to the world of Glorantha. The acquisition has been finalised as of 14 August, and as a result Moon Design is reshuffling and restructuring its web-site.

The first step has been a change in the domain name (glorantha.com rather than moondesignpublishing.com), but more is in the works, as Moon Design are obviously going to take advantage of the acquisition to emphasise the world of Glorantha and to recentre their line of business by focusing more on Glorantha and, apparently, not only through HeroQuest if I am to believe what the good people at Moon Design have written on the various social networks. That was a long sentence.

One consequence is that the user credentials from moondesignpublishing.com are not necessarily going to be carried over to glorantha.com, so watch the latter and make sure your account is still working/has to be re-instated.

Another consequence is that you may lose the ability to download whatever PDFs you had bought from the online store so, again, watch the latter web-site and make sure you still have access to your purchases. If you don't, contact Moon Design through this page.

The forums re-start from scratch. Stop using the old forum and move on to the new one. You will have to re-create a user account ☹ and man does the interface suck.

13 August 2013

Guide to Glorantha KS Update (cont'd)

The upcoming Guide to Glorantha will include a massively detailed map of Glorantha, including Pamaltela!

Backers of the project have received 'sneak peek' PDFs of the atlas. Here's a small excerpt of central Umathela, just you give you an idea of the sheer detail of the maps:

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