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Available now from the Chaosium’s Jonstown Compendium webstore: the revised and expanded Rough Guide to Glamour. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/309765/A-Rough-Guide-to-Glamour?affiliate_id=

What do we mean by "thoroughly revised and expanded"? I'll tell you... The 1998 edition of the Rough Guide to Glamour (with red card covers: the most complete version) contained about 29,000 word

Actually, picture Scrooge McDuck swimming in his money bin... 

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The Red Moon is, in fact, a chunk of Gloranthan ground, ripped from the world and launched into the air.  The city of Glamour is on the edge of the Crater from which the moon arose.

The Red Moon is NOT part of the "sky" --  it is still ascending; Sedenya conflicts with Orlanth for supremacy of the Middle Air.

 

You can fly there, on ordinary wings (or winds).

It may be suicidal (She isn't always welcoming of such blasphemy) ... but you can do it.

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23 minutes ago, Qizilbashwoman said:

There are stairs in Glamour that lead to the Red Moon (no, really)

... and she’s buying a stairway to heaven! 🎸

Always thought the members of Led Zeppelin were loonies!

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1 hour ago, Bill the barbarian said:

... and she’s buying a stairway to heaven! 🎸

Always thought the members of Led Zeppelin were loonies!

loonies ... moonies ... whatever ...

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1 hour ago, HeartQuintessence said:

what a "Lune" is.. not a Lunar Spirit, but a Lune ( are they the same thing?)

Lunes are elementals of the Red Moon (and Selenes are elementals of the Blue Moon).  They are equivalent to the elementals of the other Runes (e.g. shades, undines, sylphs, etc.).  Unlike spirits, they have a "body" of their element so have a physical manifestation when summoned into the world.  Spirits on the other hand, for the most part, do not have a physical embodiment. 

Lunes produce an attack of Madness (much like shades produce Fearshock) when then engulf the target with their inherent moonlight/moonglow. 

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5 hours ago, jajagappa said:

Lunes are elementals of the Red Moon (and Selenes are elementals of the Blue Moon).  They are equivalent to the elementals of the other Runes (e.g. shades, undines, sylphs, etc.).  Unlike spirits, they have a "body" of their element so have a physical manifestation when summoned into the world.  Spirits on the other hand, for the most part, do not have a physical embodiment. 

Lunes produce an attack of Madness (much like shades produce Fearshock) when then engulf the target with their inherent moonlight/moonglow. 

Q - can the Lune's attack (by RAW) cause Illumination?  If not ...

 

 

Should it???

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1 hour ago, g33k said:

Q - can the Lune's attack (by RAW) cause Illumination? 

In the latest draft of the Nysalor cult writeup I’ve seen, the answer is yes. (Kinda)

That is, you can obtain the Illumination “skill” via madness, and you can become Illuminated by making that skill roll.

Answering riddles is still easier, but you can certainly become Illuminated by going insane.

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For customers with special accessibility needs who can only navigate PDFs via the Bookmarks menu, there's now an updated version of the Rough Guide to Glamour in your DriveThruRPG library. The only thing that's changed is the Bookmarks menu in Adobe products. If you don't use that, there's absolutely no need to replace your copy of our book.

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If you picked up our new book A Rough Guide to Glamour yesterday, you should be able to leave a rating and/or a review today. (There's a short delay built into the process by DriveThruRPG to make sure you have time to look at whatever it was you've just purchased before rating it). We'd really appreciate constructive comments and, of course, accurate ratings. Here's the link:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/309765/A-Rough-Guide-to-Glamour?affiliate_id=392988

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Thanks, @Dragonsnail! Following a helpful suggestion from @Joerg, I've added a Glamour Map Pack to the bundle, containing all the maps from the book in a higher-resolution, printable format. If you log in to DriveThruRPG, you'll find it alongside the Rough Guide in your Library.* 

*NB: this only works if you've bought the Rough Guide to Glamour.

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By special agreement, the beautiful Mucha Blondie Glamour artwork by Antonia Doncheva from our new edition of A Rough Guide to Glamour is now available to purchase in a whole raft of formats -- including t-shirts, phone cases, posters & art prints -- from Chaosium Inc's RedBubble store. (Scroll down and click on "Available in +57 products" to see the whole range)

https://www.redbubble.com/i/art-print/The-Goddess-Glamour-from-The-Rough-Guide-to-Glamour-by-Chaosium/46847318.1G4ZT#&gid=1&pid=3

And just to clarify: this had to be "by special agreement" because nothing in the Jonstown Compendium Ts & Cs either allows or obliges Chaosium to use art from its products or sell related merchandise from their company store.

We commissioned this art, knowing Antonia would knock it out of the park, and then we assigned "second use" rights to Chaosium, so they could sell (and we could buy) these beautiful printed products via RedBubble.

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A Rough Guide to Glamour came out a week ago: in that time it's won a Silver Best Seller medal, was #1 Bestselling Title on all of DriveThruRPG for a couple of days, and has remained #1 Hottest Community Content (across all systems, settings and publishers) since shortly after its release.
There are eight 5-star top ratings on DriveThruRPG (and we've had a rave review from Andrew Logan Montgomery). Chaosium kindly agreed to sell our best piece of art via RedBubble, and I can confirm that the print quality is absolutely gorgeous.
The book has had two minor enhancements since launch in response to feedback: we added PDF Bookmarks for greater ease of navigation, and a separate PDF with higher-resolution Landscape-format versions of all the maps.
If you want to see what all the fuss is about, here's a link:
If you've already bought our sourcebook, please consider leaving a rating (and possibly a review) to help other prospective customers. If you haven't yet, what are you waiting for? It's only $14.95, and all right-thinking citizens of the Lunar Empire say that it's double-plus-good.
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A Rough Guide to Glamour was released a fortnight ago. It was the #1 bestselling title on DriveThruRPG on release, has been the #1 hottest community content on DriveThruRPG ever since, and is now an Electrum Best Seller. In his in-depth review, Andrew Logan Montgomery wrote: “It’s epic, mythic, quasi-historic, and profoundly ridiculous… In short, it is brilliant.”
Nine  ratings on DriveThruRPG!
DriveThruRPG customers said: “Crazy, nuanced, absolutely essential… The history, mythology, and attention to detail make this a required purchase.”  “It is a delight.”  “Production quality of the highest standard.”  “A work of sheer lunatic brilliance! Probably concocted with moonshine and/or gin, as well as a large dose of 80s music.”  “Clear, well written and really beautiful, very easy to read and use… Deliciously fun!” 
The book comes bundled with a Glamour Map Pack, inc. high-resolution versions of all the maps. Printed products featuring Antonia Doncheva’s beautiful illustration of the urban goddess Glamour are available from Chaosium’s store on RedBubble.
Rough Guide link: DriveThruRPG
RedBubble link: Chaosium's RedBubble store
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A quick post to celebrate our Electrum-selling book A Rough Guide to Glamour's three unbroken weeks as the hottest community content on DriveThruRPGMatthew Pook of Reviews from R'lyeh wrote: "A Rough Guide to Glamour lives up to its name, all glitz and showmanship... It is brilliant  in describing the mythical, mystical nature of Glamour."
 
Ten ratings on DriveThruRPG!
 
If you own our book and haven't yet left a rating or a review at DriveThruRPG, please consider doing so: we greatly appreciate your feedback.
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