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The classic RuneQuest RPG system (RQ1-4). Here you'll find some character sheets, including a character sheed for the unpublished fourth edition of RuneQuest - RQAiG.

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  1. RQ4:AiG Character Sheet

    This is a character sheet I designed a few years back for the unreleased 4th edition playtest of RQ: RuneQuest: Adventures in Glorantha. I'm just putting it out here as a curiosity or for if anyone has the playtest and wants to use it. The only major things missing are an equipment section and base skill percentiles. The first page has mundane skills, characteristics, most derived attributes, attacks, and skills. The second page has all the magic skills and is subdivided into three separate parts for the three types of magic. I'm thinking of tweaking it for RQG in the future, since I'm not totally a fan of the official RQG character sheet.

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  2. Beast Cult of Hykim & Mikyh

    While the primitive Hsunchen tribes of Glorantha are the primary worshippers of Hykim & Mikyh, their focus is solely through their one totemic animal. However, some barbarian cultures have
    continued to worship the Animal Father and Mother in a more general, ritualistic, and organized fashion offering their Shamans an alternative path of development.
    The Beast Cult of Hykim & Mikyh is a variant path for worshippers who have reached the level of Shaman.  Upon completing the normal requirements to become a Hykim & Mikyh Shaman,
    if the candidate also knows Craft (Butcher) at 50% and the Spirit Magic Spell Peaceful Cut, they may choose to become a Beast Shaman (instead of the usual Spirit Shaman).
    As explained in more detail in the attachment, it's not immediately an exclusive choice.  An existing Shaman may choose to walk the path of the Beast, or a shaman who formerly chose the Beast way may choose to abandon it to become a more canonical 'standard' Spirit Shaman.  This "respeccing"  then becomes exclusive - the character only gets to change their mind once.  Once a shaman has actually turned away from either the path of Spirit or the path of Beast, they cannot go back to it.
    Comments and notes: We had a player that wanted the possibility of a character that could change forms, and while we'd actually first tried to script sorcerous rules for it, it just neither worked (requiring silly amounts of mp available) nor felt right thematically.  So this is version 2 and it worked astonishingly well.  Characters start out with limited forms and the limited uses/long transform time lowers the early-game utility substantially.  However, with frequent use (I limit the amount of form-changing to 8 hours total a day in down time) accumulated familiarity mitigates a lot of the early-form constraints. 
    Ultimately while the changes, frequency, and duration of forms can pretty much go away as constraints, the ultimate limiting factor is that at their toughest, they're still mundane animals.  By the time (likely) their party helps them kill something massive and scary like a Triceratops - the other party members themselves will probably be of a comparable power level and in any case there's a question of "how many contexts - really - is it useful to be a Triceratops"?  A bar brawl?  Not really.  In a tomb?  Nope.  On a ship?  Ha ha ha.  Now, again with familiarity buildup they can keep getting re-rolls of the 'version' of the beast form they inhabit (we have a rq3 monster generator in excel, so rerolling and printing a half-dozen new bear forms takes about that many seconds).  Coupled with some strategic enhancements/spells like STR, they can be comparable to other 'seasoned' Rune Lord caliber toons.
    In our play experience now of several months, I think everyone at the table - from me as a GM, to other non-shaman players, to the player who's using this now - we all feel it's rather surprisingly well balanced, with a pretty interesting set of choices for the player in terms of ongoing character development.  He enjoys it a lot, and the other players don't feel it's OP...so for me as the GM it's a success.
     
    Note: this was designed and written in the context of our heavily houseruled RQ3 game; I was holding this back in case we'd decided to shift straight over to RQG but since we've decided to stick with our own rules for now, there's no reason not to put it out there.  In any case it should be trivial to correct to/for any other RQ/BRP variant including RQG.
    Enjoy.  Questions or comments to Styopa1(at)gmail.com
     

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  3. RQ4 Character Sheet

    A character sheet for "RuneQuest 4 - Adventures in Glorantha". This is NOT Mongoose RuneQuest, but a playtest version of an edition of RuneQuest that was never released. If you would like a peak at the playtest of RQ4-AiG, a request on the forum might provide you with the directions you need to find it.

    I do not know who made this sheet, but if anyone recognize it, please tell me so credit can be given!

    No copyright infringement is intended, and any requests from the copyright holders to remove the character sheet from the download section will be complied with promptly.

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  4. Gloranthan_Trade_Goods.xlsx

    A list of trade goods, unusual items and places of interest pulled from the Guide to Glorantha. Spreadsheet version for those who want to add or re-arrange. 
    Gloranthan_Trade_Goods.xlsx

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  5. Gloranthan_Trade_Goods.pdf

    A list of trade goods, unusual items and places of interest pulled from the Guide to Glorantha. PDF version arranged by item.
    Gloranthan_Trade_Goods.pdf

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  6. Tamoachan.xls

    Tamoachan.xls
    Creatures for a RQ3 version of the D&D module

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  7. 5a6003dd254d7_C1Tamoachan.rtf

    5a6003dd254d7_C1Tamoachan.rtf
    Notes for a RQ3 version of the D&D module

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  8. 599792ccf0488_SweetisRevenge.pdf

    A real OSR type scenario this time. This was one of the adventures that Oliver Johnson and I wrote for Game Workshop's Questworld pack in the early '80s. The idea was for a non-Gloranthan world for RuneQuest that would be parcelled out among various publishers, each getting their own continent to play with. Oliver and I were given a detailed map that came with some fragmentary history already in place, which we quickly wrangled into a form that suited us better. I remember being nonplussed as to why all the traditional RQ gods were transplanted to Questworld. What's the point of a new setting if it has much the same flavour as the old? Still, it was a job. (Well, in principle it was - we were never actually paid.)
     
    cc'd from https://fabledlands.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/sweet-is-revenge-questworld-scenario.html?m=1 with permission
    thanks to simonh for mentioning.
    uploaded as both unified pdf and docx from original web page formats.

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  9. 599792e14333b_SweetisRevenge.docx

    599792e14333b_SweetisRevenge.docx
    A real OSR type scenario this time. This was one of the adventures that Oliver Johnson and I wrote for Game Workshop's Questworld pack in the early '80s. The idea was for a non-Gloranthan world for RuneQuest that would be parcelled out among various publishers, each getting their own continent to play with. Oliver and I were given a detailed map that came with some fragmentary history already in place, which we quickly wrangled into a form that suited us better. I remember being nonplussed as to why all the traditional RQ gods were transplanted to Questworld. What's the point of a new setting if it has much the same flavour as the old? Still, it was a job. (Well, in principle it was - we were never actually paid.)
     
    cc'd from https://fabledlands.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/sweet-is-revenge-questworld-scenario.html?m=1 with permission
    thanks to simonh for mentioning.
    uploaded as both unified pdf and docx from original web page formats.

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  10. RQ3 training minigame

    This is a Character Training worksheet in excel, although I call it a training minigame because it's damn fun.  (OK maybe not damn fun.  But more fun than calculating training.)
    A few comments:
    Sadly, it does NOT run in Google docs, and I don't know GD's feature set well enough to know if it ever could.
    Costs are generally based on the estimable Kim Englund's excellent training costs table- listed on the 3rd tab.
    2nd tab explains the various matrices used to generate the results.
    Having made too much training time available to my players early on, and them having lots of cash to blow, I spent a lot of time thinking about the cost/benefits of training.  I couldn't argue much with the costs in Kim's table (far better than canon), I thought about "what are the other possible drawbacks of training hard constantly?"
    Injury: the consequence of training is, of course, the omnipresent chance of injury - strains, sprains, or worse.  So I built this sheet based on risk levels for various skills.  The odds of being injured are lower with a MUCH better skilled trainer, or training slowly.  Of course, trying to train hastily, or self-train (for skills where that's possible) increase the risk of mishap.  (Self training significantly reduces but doesn't eliminate the costs as well.)
    The second consequence is uncertainty: in real life, you never know of course when you're going to "get better"...just that you eventually, probably will.  
    Thus this table. Select the skill to be trained (there are also generic categories like "Other, risky, cheap" for skills not listed) and enter your current skill, relevant skill category bonus, INT (makes training easier if you're smart), APP (makes training cheaper if you're pretty).  It will tell you if you can train it by yourself, and you decide if you will do so, as well as if you are taking it slow & careful, normal, or hasty.  It then tells you the risk level as a result.  Yes, training high levels of climb all alone is damned risky.
    Finally, I didn't like the determinism and predictability of the RQ canonical method of "ok I have 40 hours to train, so I can train that for 37.8 hours and get a check, woo." 
    Thus, this table turns the mechanism on its head.  A player recognizes that "oh, I have some free time, I'd like to train" and tells their DM what they'd like to train in - the DM fills in the details, and gets a result like "After 16.5 hours, and a cost of 45p, you get a skill check."  The DM has to tell them "ok after about a half week, you get a check." or "you've trained for a couple of days but haven't gotten a check when the Fire Nation attacks..."
    It also gives the result, if the DM wants to use it.  The sheet will give a result based on the final risk level, and the consequences of a fumbled check. (Screenshot above.)  These can be severe...my suggestion is that when training highly dangerous things, serious thought be given to training slowly.
    Ultimately, the player has to make realistic decisions, recognizing if they're extremely skilled in something, it can take WEEKS of training to get a check.  Will they really have weeks to spend? Only their DM knows...
    Let me know if you have questions.

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  11. RQ2 Classic Edition Character sheet

    Humanoid Character Sheet from House game revamp

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  12. RQ Frontsheet

    Here's our current RQ frontsheet in MSWord (Table) format. It's form fillable which can be nice for more permanent entries.

    It does contain our houserules, which might not be entirely helpful, but it's nothing if not adaptable. Font sizes can be changed to fit in more or less hit points/magic points (the character for this one has a strengthening enchantment giving him comedy hit points).

    Backsheet to follow...

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  13. RQ Backsheet

    Here's the backsheet. Form fillable again, although each line on the backstory is a cell and must be filled line by line, but that's easy once you're used to it. Personality Factors can easily be changed for your game, or the entire table can be cut and replaced. Detailed Armour loadout simply reflects the style of our game and personal taste.

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  14. Rq Runes

    I dont know where I found this, but here is a list of RQ runes

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  15. Runic Sorcery

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  16. RQIIICharacter Sheet

    My tweak of a sheet i found on line many years ago, originally created by Peter Wake.

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  17. Improved armor system

    An improved armor system for RuneQuest and Legend. It allows more customization and layering.

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  18. Viranna Saga

    This was my prep for introducing a new player and character to an existing RQ campaign.

    It took the form of me describing a situation, asking a question, getting a response from my player and then responding to the response. All in all it took two or three weeks to complete via email.

    A lot of the situations that V experienced had been played through by the old players over a couple of years gaming.

    I pinched information from any source that seemed to fit my needs, but didn't keep track of ownership!
    I remember using a couple of Sections from King of Sartar, soltakss.com, The Glorantha Digest, Jane Williams and probably some other places that i should have noted...

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  19. Return to Griffin Mountain

    The King of Dykene, Skilfil Heartpiercer, has been informed that some of his people from the Blue Dog tribe in the Northern extremes of his land have gone missing. The normal scouting parties of the Blue Dog tribe have not been able to discover anything useful and the King has decided to hire some adventurers to discover what has happened...

    Return to Griffin Mountain can be played as a standalone module…
    However, to make the Games Masters job much easier you should also have the Gloranthan Classics Volume III - Griffin Mountain source book, available from Moon Design.

    This adventure has been specifically written for Rune Quest 3, but should be fairly easy to convert to any other version of the Rune Quest Role Playing Game system.

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  20. Glorantha Cardboard Cutouts

    This file contains chits that can be glued to cardboard and cut out to be used in place of miniatures. The selection is a smattering of classic 3rd age Glorantha races and cults.

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  21. Trolls and Morokanth cutouts

    Here is an attempt at making Troll and Morokanth cutouts for old school Glorantha

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  22. Glorantha Cardboard Cutouts #3

    Dragon Newts, Elves, Scorpion Men and other goodies

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