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  1. How to get into RUNE QUEST: Role-Playing in Gloratha If you are new to the system, welcome! I recently started playing and running RuneQuest Role-Playing in Glorantha (RQ:G) and decided to create and compile some useful resources for those just entering the gates into this Mystical world of ancient powers, exciting yet lethal combat, and mythical Gods... Be forewarned: adventurer or storyteller, this is a path from which once followed, there is no turning back. Excerpt from Chaosium's website: "Glorantha is a world with a deep and rich setting, drawing influence from the Bronze Age and other ancient world cultures and mythologies, created by Greg Stafford in 1966. From its first appearance in print as a strategy boardgame titled White Bear, Red Moon in 1975 by The Chaosium (as it was then called) to the first edition of the roleplaying game RuneQuest in 1978, Glorantha has been used as the setting for roleplaying games, computer games, boardgames, novels, encyclopedias, comics, and other creative expressions, with a dedicated and global fan base. Now, Glorantha is firmly established as one of the most popular original game settings ever, and the influence of RuneQuest is everywhere in roleplaying and computer game design." The Quick Start Guide If you are completely new to the system and don't know where to start, fear not! For Chaosium has conveniently created a free guide to the important rules, which comes with everything you need to start your gaming in Dragon Pass, as well as a pre-made adventure module. Download the Quick Start from Chaosium's website to begin your journey and to see if you enjoy the system or not. Another thing you should definitely do is watch my currently on-going mini series on YouTube: How to get into RQ:G, and subscribe to the channel to join the Legion! Shameless plug aside, I really do cover a lot of ground and encourage you to check it out. Next is the- The Core Rules The main rulebook to obtain after discovering the power of this system and setting. Unlike some similar fantasy TTRPGs, RQ:G is set in the Bronze age and draws the majority of its inspiration from Mythology. This single book contains everything you need to run incredibly enjoyable games, and create deep, varied characters within the world of Glorantha. Inside you'll find... Fast paced, lethal, and variable combat which is both exciting and tactical. Deep and involved character creation that roots your character in the world and ties them to clan, cult, and family. Unique magic system with rules for spirit combat, sorcery, and shamanistic traditions. One can purchase a physical version of these rules here for $54.94 (at the time of writing). You could also get the PDF from the same site, but if you buy the rules as a physical copy Chaosium will give you the PDF free. Alternatively, if you buy the PDF, Chaosium will take the PDF price off your purchase of the physical. All rather convenient and useful. Next Steps So you love the rules and setting and are wondering how this could get any better? It can:) The next steps to take can include the Glorantha Bestiary, which includes both powerful and ancient monsters and Chaos Beings, but also many different races and rules on how to create characters of different styles. Along with lots of rich history and culture surrounding each entry. The Game Master Screen Pack is a handy and beautiful addition to your collection. Not only does it come with the gorgeous GM screen, but it also has a 100+ page booklet featuring some lore and cool pre-made adventure modules/scenarios, a Gloranthan Calendar, assorted collection of Gloranthan maps (some of which are quite large, and character sheets. Among even more stuff... And that is just the beginning. There is even more, and you can browse the various RQ:G source books and modules at https://www.chaosium.com/runequest-glorantha/ Other Assets and Resources I already mentioned my own channel, but there are even more useful and helpful articles and assets you can utilize as a Game Master of Player. Here are just a few I enjoy... English Gloranthan Podcast Wind Words RuneBlog on getting started on Glorantha RPG Imaginings YouTube Videos on making a RQ:G Character Jonstun Compendium on DriveThruRPG (community content creations) As I find stuff, I will probably add to this list, but currently these are my favorite assets. I hope you found this list of some ways to start RuneQuest useful. For reference, I began with the SlipCase set you can find on Chaosium's site. It comes with the core rules, the bestiary, and the screen pack. After my recent acquisition of the Rune Quest Glorantha Slipcase set, RQ:G has very much impressed me. Thank you to the community members who got me into this system!! And thank you for reading. And also, remember the two most important things (imo) about these Role-Playing games: 1. As they say in RQ:G, MGF. Which means, Maximum Game Fun. That is the end all be all, and very important for each and every game you play. 2. (Just gonna copy and paste this from a different post of mine): No matter if you're a Game Master or an Adventurer, the one thing all role-players need is imagination. At the end of the day, statistics aside, all RPGs are collaborative narrative exercises and you need to understand how a story or character works. One should discover all the richness of storytelling first, then purchase all the rulebooks and supplements. Learn about character arc and the three act story, solid backstory and world building, and anything else you can! Life is short, don't waste it on a sub-par role-playing experience.
  2. Awesome, I'm glad you liked it! I'm loving this system to a literal death at the moment.
  3. Sorry took me so long to see this @Damian, yes of course you can:) https://discord.gg/52Wk6jw
  4. I am loving this system, and so felt it was time to go back to my roots and create a new "How to get into" mini series, this time focusing on the unique and awesome system/game/setting RQ:G
  5. I am loving this system, and so felt it was time to go back to my roots and create a new "How to get into" mini series, this time focusing on the unique and awesome system/game/setting RQ:G
  6. It's been awhile, but I'm back! Starting a new mini series on how to get into and appreciate RuneQuest.
  7. Okay:) I'm an admin on the pbp Call of Cthulhu server called the Grimore (which had over 300 members as of now) and was thinking it could be the same one. Have fun going mad!
  8. Okay, so recently I started a series on my channel where I dissect the lyrics of Tool songs. It's been fun to make these, but this one was by far the one I put the most work into. I wrote an essay for duel enrollment which covered this song, and that essay was rejected. I was instructed to re-write it because music is subjective. So I have put that "script" to good use in this diving deep analysis of my favorite song "Lateralus" by Tool.
  9. No problem comrade, I hope you can find a good game!
  10. If you don't mind being on YouTube I am always trying to get new players for my livestreams of Call of Cthulhu. They are all one/two shots (for now) so your schedule would be no problem.
  11. That's awesome! You still creating content?
  12. You most certainly can play with only one person, and here's how.
  13. There were those on Reddit who told a newcomer Call of Cthulhu could NOT be played with only one player! I'm here to prove them wrong.
  14. My friends like how, since I'm a creature from beyond, wearing the Elder Sign on my face will shut me up indefinitely.
  15. The Behemoth is indeed an awesome enemy. It's also really cool how the entire scenario builds up to Winters as the big bad, but hes just the tip of the iceberg.
  16. After completing our playthrough this seemed like the logical next step.
  17. After running the scenario I though I should make a video review. So here is Dethstrok9's review of the Call of Cthulhu scenario Refractions of Glasston. 10/10, must obtain... You can download Refractions of Glasston for FREE here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/297601/Refractions-of-Glasston
  18. Going live again today for chapter 2, MAY 23, 2020 Saturday @ 5 PM Eastern Standard Time. Zoom worked well last game so we are going to use it again. Watch us live or on demand afterward here: https://youtu.be/VaK_-X_pDOc Thank you for tuning in, we're getting deeper into the mystery of the glass...
  19. Going live again today for chapter 2, MAY 23, 2020 Saturday @ 5 PM Eastern Standard Time. Zoom worked well last game so we are going to use it again. Watch us live or on demand afterward here: https://youtu.be/VaK_-X_pDOc Thank you for tuning in, we're getting deeper into the mystery of the glass...
  20. Going live again today for chapter 2, MAY 23, 2020 Saturday @ 5 PM Eastern Standard Time. Zoom worked well last game so we are going to use it again. Watch us live or on demand afterward here: https://youtu.be/VaK_-X_pDOc Thank you for tuning in, we're getting deeper into the mystery of the glass...
  21. Going live again today for chapter 2, MAY 23, 2020 Saturday @ 5 PM Eastern Standard Time. Zoom worked well last game so we are going to use it again. Watch us live or on demand afterward here: https://youtu.be/VaK_-X_pDOc Thank you for tuning in, we're getting deeper into the mystery of the glass...
  22. According to the way both Chaosium and Wizards of the Coast package their products with GM screens, I believe the intent is for players to roll in the open and GMs to roll behind screens.
  23. Entirely true, as I said, I think it is subjective on system, group, and preference. I was speaking of Call of Cthulhu specifically.
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