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Updated 28 February: Jonstown Compendium Index - 2021


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This seems as good a moment as any to launch this year's Jonstown Compendium Index:

Nick Brooke's index to the RuneQuest & QuestWorlds scenarios and sourcebooks available from Chaosium's Jonstown Compendium community content web store on DriveThruRPG. The index includes full details for 2021 releases and all older Electrum & Gold best-sellers, plus summary listings for everything else in the store (for full details of all 2020 releases, see last year's Jonstown Compendium Scenarios & Sourcebooks index).

Detailed listings analyse content (pages split between scenario, stats, maps, etc.), characters, settings and complexity of each scenario. Includes best-seller and ratings charts, RuneQuest Scenarios, HeroQuest Titles, Gloranthan Sourcebooks, Monsters of the Month, Virtual Tabletop Tokens, Everything Else, two Where in the World? maps showing every scenario's location, and notes on when scenarios and campaigns are set (by year and season, inc. Chaosium RQG scenarios).

The index will be regularly updated throughout 2021. All updates in 2021 are free; the price of the index may increase quarterly as new content grows, so don't wait too long to get on board! It's currently 33 pages for 50 cents.

If you bought it earlier, get the latest version of the Index from your Library on DriveThruRPG, or from the product page while you're logged in. The index comes bundled with a spreadsheet listing all the JC titles inc. price, pagecount, medals, etc. for your convenience (updated through 28-Feb-2021).

NOTE: Material indexed in this book may deal with mature themes. GMs are advised to adjust their presentation of this subject matter in accordance with their own and their group’s comfort levels.

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Updated with three new titles: Chris Gidlow's Citizens of the Lunar Empire, and two more of Dario Corallo's Virtual Tabletop resources: Adventurers & The Troll Tomb.

It's a bit of a Dariogasm today, because Citizens is also lavishly illustrated throughout by the Maestro, with a front cover painting by Mark Smylie. Have a look and see for yourself: YouTube video preview.

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Updated with the latest Beer With Teeth extravaganza, The Gifts of Prax by Kristi Herbert and Diana Probst. Evocative descriptions of Prax make it easy to visualise, and the scenario has a lovely sense of place, a harsh environment teeming with ever-present spirits. There's great artwork throughout, mixing high-quality finished work with primitive pictoglyphs. And the encounters appendix will be handy for any group venturing into the badlands. Very nice work.

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  • Nick Brooke changed the title to Updated 29 January: Jonstown Compendium Index - 2021
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Updated yet again to:

  • add Michael Paul O'Sullivan's Ruins of Bonn Kanach, a classic ruined-city sandbox to explore, near Beast Valley;
  • mention the French edition of the Guide Pratique de Glamour, translated by Vivien Prigent and Franck Nicodème;
  • and remove the listing for the print-on-demand version of The Duel at Dangerford (it'll be back, I don't know when).
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Updated again with Leon Kirshtein's Denarius the Minter and other minor cults for RuneQuest. $2.40 buys you 14 pages of content: seven short cults (mostly one page) and a miscellany of Rune spells. The grab-bag contains niche cults for NPCs (Lunar mint officials; Fronelan mahouts; sorcerous draconism; an anti-Mostali Chaos cult), munchkin fantasies (Pavic Chaos-fighters!; the God of Lawgivers!) and rules exploits (a purple glow used by God Learner shamans). The spell selection is much like that in the Book of Doom: mostly clever utilities, and some game-breakers.  It's probably best to treat this as a pick-and-mix buffet to inspire your own additions to Glorantha: everyone enjoys learning strange new magics and encountering weird cultists.

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Updated again with the latest Monster of the Month from Austin Conrad: a terrifying Sword of Humakt called Renharth Blackveins.

I've also brought the accompanying spreadsheet up to date, and it now details all JC titles through to 28 February 2021.

Several BWT titles are on the brink of Electrum: why don't you go and tip one over? (We can even make this a popularity contest: pick up Vinga's Ford if you love Ducks, Rocks Fall for Trolls, or Dregs of Clearwine for Orlanthi)

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