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  1. The sequel to The Coming Storm is now out in PDF. Whatever history holds for the Red Cow clan, players are about to find out in The Eleven Lights: https://www.chaosium.com/the-eleven-lights-pdf/ This product is for HeroQuest Glorantha, but can be easily adapted to RuneQuest as well. Don't forget—when the print version is available, you get the full price of the PDF off when you buy from Chaosium.com.
  2. Don't forget—when the print version is available, you get the full price of the PDF off when you buy from Chaosium.com.
  3. In HeroQuest's 'The Coming Storm', the dangers surrounding the Red Cow clan in Sartar are closing in from within and without. Occupied by the Lunar Empire, the clan can see violence on the horizon— the Hero Wars are coming. The gripping saga of the Red Cow's dire straits in 'The Coming Storm' now has a sequel. In 'The Eleven Lights', War has come to Dragon Pass in this complete Gloranthan campaign setting, taking the Red Cow PCs from brutal occupation to their liberation from the Lunar Empire. Whatever history holds for the Red Cow clan, players are about to find out: https://www.chaosium.com/the-eleven-lights-pdf/ And don't forget—when the print version is available, you get the full price of the PDF off when you buy from Chaosium.com.
  4. Neal Stephenson uses the Mesopotamian 'perfect language' as a major plotline in his book Snow Crash (and of course, the Christofundie billionaire who owns Hobby Lobby and who got fined millions for illegally smuggling Sumerian tablets out of Iraq seems to be acting out that plotline in real life)
  5. At the ENNie Awards ceremony at Gen Con, Friday August 18th.
  6. As I have mentioned elsewhere, my belief is that if the Zistorites ever invented the Gloranthan equivalent of an electron microscope, they'd see that all matter (in fact, all reality) is made up of tweensy-weency runes.
  7. Indeed. And as Greg puts it in his foreword to the Guide to Glorantha: "Glorantha is the epic cross between the Iliad, Gilgamesh, and the Bhagavad Gita with the sword and sorcery of Robery E. Howard and the fantasy of Lord Dunsany. Unlike most fantasy settings, Glorantha draws its inspiration for the ancient world. It has far more to do with Babylon, Classical Greece, Ancient China, Hybrid and Lankhmar that does with medieval Europe, Le Mort d'Arthur. pr the Hundred Years Wars. Its heroes are Achilles, Conan, Gilgamesh and Rostum, not Galahad, Lancelot or Roland. Glorantha is the technicolor cure for bland pseudo-medieval generic fantasy."
  8. The Harpoon of course was originally an anti-Dragon weapon: http://rpgreview.net/mob/goldengun.htm Built with the aid of dwarves at Pavis, who had fled there from EWF persecution.
  9. I quoited your play report over on FB: "Chaosium’s core audience are Call of Cthulhu players, and there’s enough here to entice them into another setting. There is a mystery to uncover and moments of spine-tingling tension... The resolution to this adventure is far from clear-cut. Running away could be the most honourable action. RuneQuest Adventures in Glorantha continues BRP’s mission to redefine the nature of ‘success’ and heroism in role-playing." This is from Dirk the Dice's review of the "Broken Tower" scenario in new RuneQuest Quickstart (available free from Chaosium). Others who've played it too have remarked on the scenario's "Call of Cthulhu" vibe...
  10. There was a RQCon in Japan this weekend! Seven tables of players came to give the new Quickstart Rules a try-out. Call of Cthulhu is huge in Japan (it sells more copies there than any other language). Maybe RuneQuest will be too some day...
  11. In #thegreatpicture fears are made true. Meeting
  12. In #thegreatpicture, two investigators go to see an old, dear friend. Messages:
  13. Four hours left to get your ENnies vote in—this is from The S. Petersen Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors, nominated for Best Monster/Adversary & Best Interior Art: http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2017
  14. Last day to get your ENnies vote in - Call of Cthulhu has nominations in these TEN categories!http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2017 Voting open until 11pm EDT, Friday 21st July (that's 4am in the UK and 1pm on the Australian East Coast on Saturday 22nd)
  15. You've got until 11pm EDT this Friday to get your ENnies vote in. Vote for Call of Cthulhu! http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2017