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OCTOBER 10 is the first anniversary of the passing Chaosium founder Greg Stafford, the 'grand shaman of gaming'. 

As one of the greatest game designers of all time; winner of too many awards to count; and a friend, mentor, guide, and inspiration to generations of gamers, Greg Stafford influenced the universe of tabletop gaming beyond measure. 

To honor his legacy and with Greg's family's blessing, we encourage Chaosium fans and gamers in general to play a tabletop game from October 10 to October 31 in remembrance of Greg.

  • On October 10 Chaosium will be releasing a set of new free adventures for all our major game systems (RuneQuest, Call of Cthulhu, King Arthur Pendragon, 7th Sea, HeroQuest) you can play. We'll release details about these scenarios in the coming weeks.
  • Or play any of Greg's games, or a game he influenced (that scope is **wide**)
  • Or play any game at all - as Greg said in his last public speech at the 2018 ENnies, the gaming industry only exists because of your enthusiasm and support. We at Chaosium recognise that countless RPG fans are fans (including us!) because of Greg Stafford and what he achieved.
  • Feel free to share an image of your game on social media or at BRP Central, with the hashtag #WeAreAllUs.
  • Show the "Greg Rune" (aka the Sartar Rune) in your post - copy and print the image here, or from Redbubble (all "Greg Rune" merchandise is currently available at cost, with no artist margin).

What better way to honor his legacy than getting your friends together and playing a game in remembrance of him!

We would like to again share the final words from the obituary by Greg Stafford's family:

To honor Greg’s memory the family requests, in lieu of flowers, 
that you strike up a conversation with someone you don’t know, 
go somewhere you haven’t been, 
face a personal challenge head on, 
read about something new, 
and enjoy life. 
We are all us."

#WeAreAllUs.

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The Lightless Beacon is a short standalone introductory scenario for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition, we're releasing on October 10 to mark the first anniversary of the passing of Chaosium founder Greg Stafford.

https://www.chaosium.com/blogweareallus-the-lightless-beacon-our-new-call-of-cthulhu-adventure-to-remember-greg-stafford

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Greg Stafford considered KING ARTHUR PENDRAGON his masterpiece, so we're excited to be releasing THE QUEST OF THE RED BLADE in his memory. Originally written by Greg himself in 1991, with revisions and editing by Pendragon line editor David Larkins, it will see print for the first time on October 10.

https://www.chaosium.com/blogweareallus-greg-staffords-the-quest-of-the-red-blade-will-appear-in-print-for-the-first-time-on-oct-10

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The world of Glorantha was Greg Stafford's creation in 1966; and is now one of the oldest, most detailed, and most influential roleplaying settings ever published. On October 10 in his memory we'll be releasing a preview chapter from The Pegasus Plateau & Other Stories, a forthcoming RUNEQUEST: ROLEPLAYING IN GLORANTHA adventures anthology. 

https://www.chaosium.com/blogweareallus-the-rattling-wind-a-preview-chapter-from-runequests-forthcoming-pegasus-plateau-will-be-released-in-honor-of-greg-stafford-on-oct-10

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"On the Alda-Chur road, as a snowstorm sweeps in, a group of strangers find themselves thrown together. On the run from packs of howling ghouls streaming from the Woods of the Dead, they take shelter from the storm at Highwall Inn - the only safe haven along the road. But with all of the travellers carrying secrets, many of them deadly, will any of the strangers survive to see the storm break."

A free HeroQuest Glorantha adventure Highwall Inn by Ian Cooper will be released on October 10, marking the first anniversary of the passing of Chaosium founder Greg Stafford. We have also announced free scenarios for 7th Sea, Call of Cthulhu, King Arthur Pendragon, and RuneQuest, all of which will also be available on Oct 10.

Chaosium invites gamers to play a game in Greg Stafford's memory (any tabletop game) from Oct 10 - 31, and share the experience with the hashtag #weareallus and the "Greg Stafford Rune".

 

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Mike, will Rattling Wind adventure for RQG include pre-gen characters?  Or is it scaled suitably to use the RQG pregen squad?

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On 9/28/2019 at 2:56 AM, styopa said:

Mike, will Rattling Wind adventure for RQG include pre-gen characters?  Or is it scaled suitably to use the RQG pregen squad?

The scenario is designed for use with the RQG pregens, presented in the RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha core rule book; also available in the RQG Quickstart (which can be downloaded for free). Or you can use your own created characters.

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I seem to be unable to find "The Rattling Wind" for RQ. 
I did find "The Lightless Beacon" for CoC. 
Those are the only two of the 5 games I play. 
If I'm missing the obvious for Rattling Wind, I'd appreciate if someone would point it out for me.

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It looks like only the Pendragon and CoC scenario have been made available so far. Go the Chaosium blog page: it looks like they’re making an entry for each  scenario as it’s released. I’m sure the others will be along soon. 

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1 hour ago, Cloud64 said:

It looks like only the Pendragon and CoC scenario have been made available so far. Go the Chaosium blog page: it looks like they’re making an entry for each  scenario as it’s released. I’m sure the others will be along soon. 

The 7th Sea scenario is available now too. Looks like they are saving HQG and RQG for later this evening.

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How about an update on the play date?  You made available all these beautifully produced free scenarios (thank you!) for us to enjoy.  How did everybody's game go, regardless of genre?  Enquiring minds want to know!  🙂

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Pookie of Reviews from R'lyeh has reviewed all five of our free #weareallus scenario releases honoring Greg Stafford:

  • Helena Nash's The Rattling Wind (RuneQuest): "A rollicking good scenario... makes for a decent one-shot, but it really works as an interlude scenario, one that is easily inserted into an ongoing campaign. It nicely brings into play the recent history of Sartar and confirms in the adventurers’ minds the prejudices they have about the Lunar Empire."
  • Ian Cooper's Highwall Inn (HeroQuest Glorantha): "...a really tense horror scenario that harries the player characters up against each other and pushing, pushing them into confrontations with each other before ratcheting up the horror again... Overall, Highwall Inn is an excellent demonstration or convention scenario for both HeroQuest Glorantha and Glorantha."
  • John Wick's The Sword of Kings (7th Sea): "...everything necessary to provide a 7th Sea Game Master and her players with a session’s worth of swashbuckling and sorcery—more than mild peril, a dastardly villain, a McGuffin, and a mystery."
  • Leigh Carr with Lynne Hardy's The Lightless Beacon (Call of Cthulhu): "An excellent demonstration scenario... offers pacy play, some solid roleplaying hooks, an unexpected twist upon “It’s behind you”, and a punchy scenario..."
  • Greg Stafford's The Quest of the Red Blade (King Arthur Pendragon): "It is great to see this unpublished delight from the pen of Greg Stafford."

All five adventures can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/weareallus2019


 

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#WeAreAllUs

Runequest session of "The Rattling Wind" made the 27th october 2019 with JADE Jeux de Rôle Animation, Rennes, Brittany.

The characters, three ducks :

Aanor, Ivory Mallard from the Mist village, a craftsman/warrior with her cocatrix "Coup de foudre".

Darhzar, Grey Duck, a poor frogs herder and his cousin

Korwak, Brown Duck from Ducktown, a boar's herder with his giant beetle.

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