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19 minutes ago, jajagappa said:

These are two go-to tales for me filled with lots of underlying myth and ideas to draw upon. 

@Oracle not to read, but

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The current plague of brollachan in my HQG campaign is derived from the second book.

 

I interpret this, that I should read these two books again (I really liked them, when I did it several years ago) for getting some hints regarding our current campaign ... 😉

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Too bad, as Howard's stories are by far the best. But I would say that applying (or not applying) modern sensibilities to other time writings are not the subject of this thread and would be better

Clearly it did for the people behind RQ:G too - the illustration on p.364 introducing the chapter "Spirits and the Spirit World" features some familiar looking characters. I spot a giant boar covered

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1 hour ago, Oracle said:

I interpret this, that I should read these two books again (I really liked them, when I did it several years ago) for getting some hints regarding our current campaign ... 😉

Absolutely! 😉 But watch out for huntsmen riding out of fires...

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John E. Boyles "Queens Heir" and "Ravens Blood" novels: 
The first one was actually written as set in Glorantha, but was later rewritten as taking place in the Hittites area (+ Atlantis etc.), the second one follows the story of the first one (as far as i know there was no gloranthan version of the second book): 

https://www.amazon.de/Queens-Heir-Fantasy-Hittites-Children-ebook/dp/B01GD9GHGM/ref=sr_1_7?__mk_de_DE=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&dchild=1&keywords=john+e+boyle&qid=1613287716&sr=8-7

 

https://www.amazon.de/Ravens-Blood-Adventure-Descendants-Atlantis-ebook/dp/B07MJP8PV8/ref=pd_sim_1?pd_rd_w=ONCFz&pf_rd_p=4c36ee45-3199-45ee-b94f-2cfef399364c&pf_rd_r=ZNSVFB01RPWZPVS1QQW6&pd_rd_r=045e596d-42da-4a2c-a960-e9d80d707dc7&pd_rd_wg=LUDlv&pd_rd_i=B07MJP8PV8&psc=1

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There is that new viking survival game, Valheim, that is very evocative of Glorantha. It has runes, mythic beasts, standing stones altars on which you can offer sacrifice, a titanic branch spanning the whole sky (from an even larger tree, Yggdrasil), and to add fun to this already winning recipe you can even play in co-op with up to 10 friends. It's on Steam if you want to know more about it. Best game I have played in a long time.

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I think I've recommended it before:

Warriors of the Rainbow (2011)

- Especially the longer 4 hour version. (it's really two movies) It's a fascinating immersion into a thoroughly foreign feeling culture, with unflinching portrayal of the brutality that goes with it. Also the fact the one side are tattooed headhunters who revere their ancestors, vs the other being a more "advanced" invading empire, that's pretty Gloranthan.

(also don't be fooled by the marketing that's trying to present it as some kind of Taiwanese Braveheart. They had to way downplay the violence and make the Sediq seem like "good guys", while the film itself does not whitewash anything.)

 

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The series Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver.

More european stone age than bronze, but still enjoyable.

 

Stephen Lawhead's Song of Albion series was great when i first read it back in early 2001.

 

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7 hours ago, skulldixon said:

The series Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver.

More european stone age than bronze, but still enjoyable.

Yes, I've got 4 of them, very enjoyable. A boy and his wolf have adventurers in the Mesolithic, probably Young Adult without all the gooey love triangles.

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I don't know how everyone feels about RPG based Novels. But it would be super kool to see Chaosium expand some of their IP with in universe novels. So in this case, Official Glorantha novels or a trilogy. 

 

Just a thought i want to float out there incase someone who has any say picks it up and runs with it. I mean, there is no way there are not a some really good writer's in the community who would like to do something like this.

 

For instance, i would love to read a novelization of the journey that Kellyr Starbrow and her followers took that lead to them waking the brown Dragon and causing the Dragonrise. if it was a Trilogy series, the first book could start with the failure of the first Rebelion.

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I'm (re)reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen series lately and it has some Gloranthan vibes to it-- not necessarily Iron Age (but alien world), lots of ancient civiilizations/elder races (including a dragonewt-like one), fairly complex gods and magics (some truly epic sorcery etc.), very gritty action.

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11 hours ago, Snugz said:

I'm (re)reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen series lately and it has some Gloranthan vibes to it-- not necessarily Iron Age (but alien world), lots of ancient civiilizations/elder races (including a dragonewt-like one), fairly complex gods and magics (some truly epic sorcery etc.), very gritty action.

The world was originally made as a GURPS game the two authors played. (Erikson and Esslemont) And the books are a loose rewrite of their campaign.

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