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  1. Ian Cooper has published some notes from Saturday's Impromptu Con on Discord. As not everybody is on Facebook, I have cut and pasted the posts here. Note that the bolding comes from me, not Ian- and my comments are in italics First up, what was discussed in the first session on the QuestWorlds rules: * We started with a goal to extract just the rules text from HQ Core for the SRD * Once done, the pared down text revealed issues around use of game terminology (failure and defeat) that we needed to correct. * Marginal, minor, major and complete have always been an iss
  2. (Note: Bold text refers to a Trait, Ability, or Rune that a character in question has). DRAMATIS PERSONAE Androgenus, a genderfluid Esrolian Eurmali trickster with the Illuminated Illusion, Earth, and Luck runes. They're out for blood vengeance against anyone who's ever victimized their family, their clan, and their homeland. in that order. Recently illuminated as part of a Heroquest that gave them temporary use of the Infinity Rune. Now missing the Rune, and grappling with the fact that his role as a Trickster may be just as meaningless as the society he rebelled against.
  3. Hi all! Our 11L RQG campaign has us in Earth Season 1623: the Culbrea are being annoying and the Lunars are starting to catch on about the Three Stars. So the PCs are cleverly looking to find Kallyr again to see if she can help with either. Given all that, I'd like to know peoples' take on what, when, how and with whom Kallyr performs the Boat Planet quest. I'm guessing she and Minartyth are actively hunkering down to get ready to perform it but wondering who else is involved so that the PCs also can't find them (thinking of her Iron Ring and maybe some of the other rebel heroes li
  4. I have recently been running my first Glorantha campaign and recently finished the defend Applelane adventure. One of my players decided to have join the Uleria temple as an initiate. Now I would like to run an initiation ceremony for them in a manner similar to the level of detail of the Orlanthi or Ernalda initiation ceremony written by Andrew Logan Montgomery. But sadly I can’t seem to find any details about the initiation ceremonies of gods other than Ernalda or Orlanth. I was wondering if someone would know of a place where this information could possibly be? If not, I would be curious
  5. My index to all the RuneQuest scenarios, HeroQuest scenarios, Gloranthan sourcebooks, Monsters of the Month, Virtual Tabletop Tokens and indeed everything else on the Jonstown Compendium, inc. an analysis of page counts (split between scenario, stats, setting, maps, etc.), characters, settings and complexity, a best-sellers chart and a map showing where every scenario is located. Currently 40 pages long, bundled with a spreadsheet listing JC products, yours for the low, low price of 50 cents. Updated regularly. Link: Jonstown Compendium Scenarios & Sourcebooks
  6. Hi Glorantha community! I and my friend J-M started a little video series about Glorantha, our favorite fantasy game world a few months ago and released through he and his friends little organization Iconic Production (https://iconicproduction.wordpress.com/). We just did our fourth episode (we record live on YouTube for Patreon patrons on a Saturday) and it will go live for public consumption this coming weekend. The episodes can be found on YouTube (playlist link added below). We hope to spread our love of Glorantha, which, if you are here reading this, you probably already have. We loo
  7. Five Weeks until Glorantha Games 2020: Glorantha at Home Glorantha Games 2020: Glorantha at Home takes place on Saturday, October 3rd. We are looking for Game Masters to run scenarios set in Glorantha using RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha, QuestWorlds (HeroQuest), 13th Age Glorantha, and RuneQuest Classic. Plenty of slots open and we definitely need more GMs and more games. Let us know if you want to be a GM and send us your scenario. https://warhorn.net/events/glorantha-games-2020
  8. Hi! I bring an Adventure seed. 🙂 This idea that came to me when I saw the image. Ritual to drive out "jack o'bears" and make them the others problem. If you are not going to develop and direct the adventure, better not continue. The PCs come to a clan or mountain village, depending on the area and culture. It seems that there are preparations for some kind of festivity and everyone is busy but happy. When see the PCs arrive, the people receive them with great joy and invite them to participate in the party. No one asks for money or barter; everything is free, food, drink, eve
  9. I thought some of the folks here on the forum might want to see the introduction page for the Jonstown Compendium book Peggy Carpenter and I are working on. We expect to release it in two or three weeks (the long Memorial Day weekend took some of the wind out of our sails). I'm really happy with the work that Dixie (our layout guru) did on the page design! I hope you like it, too. If you have any questions about the book, don't be shy!
  10. Hi, As with the post about the French covers of RQ and HQ, I've now compiled all existing RQ and HQ covers of the German edition. 👈 (Except for those which look the same as the original editions). I hope you enjoy the read (remember to use Google translate to transmute the text into your language of preference) 😁 and let me know what you think.
  11. Normally don't post these here, but my group really liked this effort and though I should. Hope you enjoy. My character, a Vingan and Kallyr fan-girl, is walking to the Hill of Orlanth VIctorious to watch and cheer on Kallyr's great Heroquest of Sea Season 1626. She is an excellent singer, and composed this entirely original (not) song along the way. I came upon a Child of Wind He was flying along the road And I asked him, where are you going And this he told me I'm going on up to Orlanth's Hill I'm going to join in a Lightbringer's Quest follow steps of the great Harma
  12. Two months to go until Glorantha Games 2020, the one-day convention dedicated to Greg Stafford’s Glorantha to be held in Birmingham on April 25th, 2020. We are looking for both players and GMs, with the day including two gaming sessions and a charity raffle with all monies going to Shelter. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glorantha-games-2020-tickets-74628996337
  13. Hi all - Picking up from my former thread... https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/11023-using-hq-in-the-lunar-empire-tips-tricks-and-homebrew/ I just reread the Lunar magic section (starting page 179 of the Heroquest: Glorantha edition) and the example of Magatheus on p55; I scanned the Seven Mothers section and the Illumination section but haven’t reread closely yet. In any case, here’s my understanding on how to create a Lunar character in HQ:G - please confirm/correct: 1. Lunar magic stems from the character’s Moon Rune a. This is one of the 3 tunes that the character
  14. Hi! I've been running Coming Storm in a HQ/RQG hybrid and I'm looking for inspiration for a specific adventure the PCs want to embark on. The setup: It's Fire 1621 and the players are an Issaries Priest, an Orlanth Thunderous god-talker and an Orlanth Adventurous initiate verging on devotee status as well. Main deviations from the Eleven Lights campaign is that they have aligned themselves with the Telmori, have struck a deal with the Sazdorf Uz and even more seriously oriented themselves towards saving the Dolutha. Alot of "side content" is stemming from the latter especially. The
  15. Hi all - I am (once again) thinking of setting a game in the Lunar Empire. I thought I’d see if people have any advice or material for how best to use HQ for this. I have to re-read the Lunar magic portion of HQ:G and may have more specific questions after that. I also have the old Hero Wars / Issaries Lunar books and will look back at that, for cult structure etc if nothing else. Similarly I’d be very interested in any home brew materials or personal setting/rules info. Thanks in advance! Hyperlexic
  16. Hello, as a newbie in Glorantha I am trying to get a grip on the awesome concept of heroquesting. What I want to know is, how is it done? On the one hand from the point of view of the hero quester and on the other hand ruleswise (RQG). Is it "just" ritualistic reenactment wholly done on the middle plane? Is it a ritualistic reenactment (or “just” a ritual without the reenactment) that transports the heroquester to the desired hero plane (in person or just the soul, like a dream journey)? Is it a conscious “planeshift” to the heroplanes by a spell (which spell?) at th
  17. The game before last, the kids got cocky. 13 and 14 yo sons helped take out a couple of ice demons at the top of Wyrms High Pass. We even saved the sheltered prince of Dykene who snuck into the caravan. So, they went into the fight with a giant mantis in the Vale of Flowers this weekend feeling a bit smug. Then our almost initiate of Found Child bet a few too many action points when he tried to climb its back and stab it and wound up near pinned to the ground. Without his dog Growler's help he would have been pinned. Our Orlanth Adventurous lay member had a plan and his going first meant
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    Rough outline proposed for writing up HQ Major Arcana Originally uploaded to Nephilim HeroQuest Yahoo Group by ianabsentia May 7, 2005
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    Rough outline proposed for creating HQ Metamorphoses Originally uploaded to Nephilim HeroQuest Yahoo Group by ianabsentia May 7, 2005
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    Rough outline proposed for creating HQ Past Lives Originally uploaded to Nephilim HeroQuest Yahoo Group by ianabsentia May 7, 2005
  21. Hey there, A few months ago I heard on the KARTAS podcast that Ken Hite's own custom hellenistic 13th Age campaign featured only "in character" maps, i.e. either the players draw their own maps based on the GM's description of their travels (or what NPCs tell them), or, if they want to see some cool hand-outs, they need to go find some cartographer who has maps to sell (or steal). I thought that this is pretty cool -- it's kind of a shame to hold off on maps, because frankly everybody loves maps, especially Gloranthan maps which are often super cool, but on the other hand, this also makes
  22. Just a few years ago, the focus of Chaosium/Moon Design was on HQG, and I heard from the publisher staffs at the time that if you want to play in Glorantha, HQG is the best way to go to emulate Greg’s stories. Now HQG has taken the back seat to RQG and that marketing tagline was changed. All the books that suppose to be for HQG now turned into RQG supplements. Ive heard of Whitewall book, Prax book, Big Rubble book since before the Guide Kickstarter and Gods book immediately after the Guide, if I remember correctly. That was many years ago. It’s not so bad because we can use RQG suppleme
  23. I'm working on a Chalana Arroy heroquest, and since this forum did a great job helping me work the kinks out of an Odalyan heroquest, I thought I'd see if people could help me with this one. Here's the set-up: I'm running the Red Cow campaign, and one PC is a Chalanan. They discovered a place in the Staglands that is conducive to healing magic (basically +3 to healing magic tests). So Eindred (the Chalanan) wants to establish a shrine to Chalana Arroy there. (He's working on a way to keep the shrine safe, so we don't need to deal with that problem). He's thinking about doing a heroquest to
  24. With just two days to go, there are still spaces left for Glorantha Games, the one-day gaming event in Birmingham dedicated to RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha, HeroQuest, and 13th Age Glorantha. Suitable for both dedicated Gloranthaphiles and those new to the world of Glorantha, we are running twenty games and a charity raffle with all monies going to Shelter. Now with added helmet (and some really great raffle prizes). https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gloranthan-games-2019-tickets-51814039186
  25. Inspired by the thread about Simple Contest Result question. The Crit-Success-Failure-Fumble scale is little odd and confusing in times in HQ. Rules-wise it doesn't really matter what level you get as long as you get tie (and high roll) or higher level. Except that the rules state that if both Fumble they might both get some negative consequence. Do you others note the level the player rolled? Is it same thing to tie with successes than to tie with failures? Or win with Failure vs Fumble than win with Success vs Failure? Should the level names be changed in future material (ping
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