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This is a totally unofficial list that I put together myself over on the Glorantha G+ group. So details may be wrong but a lot of this has been officially confirmed (e.g. that the product is planned, though not when it will be released).

I thought I'd share it here, for fun and info.

 

Upcoming new stuff, officially confirmed

The Eleven Lights (Red Cow vol 2, second part of The Coming Storm) - Ian Cooper
13th Age in Glorantha rulebook - Rob Heinsoo, Jonathan Tweet, Ash Law and Jeff Richard
Glorantha Sourcebook (via 13th Age Kickstarter, but not system-specific) - Jeff Richard

The Gods' War board game (Kickstarter, release in 2018) - Sandy Petersen

 

RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha (RQG) - new Chaosium version, based on RQ2 


Glorantha Quickstart booklet (later 2017?) - 48-page booklet, free PDF
RuneQuest core book, Glorantha Bestiary, plus GM Pack (including screen) - scenario, cult info for players, maps, calendar (all Xmas 2017 for hard copy, with PDFs "some months before" - now seems like Q2 2018)
RQG scenarios book (2018) – a collection of standalone scenarios
RQG Cults of the Lightbringers
RQG Hero's Book
RQG Dragon Pass Campaign

 

Other Glorantha publications

Nochet guidebook - Harald Smith
Casino Town/Holy Country book

Trollpack vol 1 ("troll info and adventures for humans") - Dan McCluskey
Trollpack vol 2 ("everything you need to run troll PCs in a trollish setting with a campaign based around trollish clan life") - Dan McCluskey
Trollpack vol 3 ("covering Dagori Inkarth with a full description of Redstone, and takes the campaign literally from 'tussle over a cave' into creative heroquesting, PC heroes stomping around like a chit in the DP wargame, and climaxes with one of the defining magical events of the Hero Wars") - Dan McCluskey

Dragon Pass - remodelled version of the classic board game, via Kickstarter - Chris Klug

Riders of the Storm: Nomads of the Wastelands (Praxpak) - David Scott
Six Ages (computer/mobile game, the successor to King of Dragon Pass) - David Dunham

Gloranthan Adventures 3 - Defending the Dark (from D101) - Newt Newport

Hearts in Glorantha 6 (from D101) - Newt Newport
Sun County (updated for the Hero Wars) - MOB
Trollball game with minis
Wyrms Footnotes #16 - material for the new RuneQuest
Prince of Sartar (printed version of the online comic, once said online version finishes) - Kalin Kadiev and Jeff Richard
 
RQ2 Reprints, via Kickstarter
 
RuneQuest Classic Edition hardback rulebook (with errata and expanded appendices), with GM screen and player handouts (available now)
Ditto but leatherette hardcover rulebook with dustcover (available now)
RuneQuest playtest manuscript hardcover book - note, via Kickstarter only
RuneQuest Unpublished Scenarios and Source Material 2-volume hardcover book - note, via Kickstarter only
RuneQuest 1 rulebook PDF-only (available now)
Old School RQ Source Pack - Milita & Mercanaries, Scorpionmen & Broos, Trolls & Trollkin, Balastor's Barracks, plus the previously-unpublished The Sea Cave scenario (available now)
Fangs (PDF only, available free)
Apple Lane (PDF available now)  
Snake Pipe Hollow (PDF available now)
Cults of Prax (PDF available now)
Cults of Terror (PDF available now)
Plunder (PDF available now)
Runemasters (PDF available now)
(all those following as PDFs initially, then printed later on)
 
Pavis
Big Rubble
Griffin Mountain
Borderlands
Soloquest Collection
Trollpak
RuneQuest Companion
 
Upcoming reprints for existing products, officially confirmed
 
 
 
Apparently coming but no recent details, so probably some way off
 
Big Rubble (i.e. new HQ version)
 

More speculative

Gods of Glorantha (almost certainly a Kickstarter if it does happen)
Jeff's novel based on Harmast's Saga
Greg's own Harmast's Saga
 

Disappeared from the radar/MIA?

Whitewall: The Last Rebel King
Glorantha Bestiary - Pete Nash

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I think having setting books with no stats could be a good thing, and then have pdf releases of both HQ or RQ stats to go with the setting. Or at least if the setting books are produced for HQ, then have pdfs of RQ stats available and vice versa, considering the same company now has both systems for Glorantha.

I can't wait for the Holy Country and Notchet books to be produced, its gonna be exciting to see these regions detailed as much as Dragon Pass! Also if the Gods of Glorantha is anything like the quality of the Guide To Glorantha, then it'll be another milestone in the rpg industry.

Good times ahead !!!

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There's the latest offering of Sun County coming too, this one set in the new timeline of the Hero Wars.

Maybe I'm forgetting something but I don't remember hearing about that. Have you got a source for that or any further info? Not doubting you, just trying to learn more because it sounds cool :D

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Trollpak vol 1
Trollpak vol 2
Trollpak vol 3

Three chances for Kyger Litor write-ups!  :lol:

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Maybe I'm forgetting something but I don't remember hearing about that. Have you got a source for that or any further info? Not doubting you, just trying to learn more because it sounds cool :D

The source of this rumour was from Design Mechanism, with MOB back in the driving seat on (re)writing it. However, this is before all the recent changes at Chaosium, so who knows where this is in the list - maybe in the 'More Speculative' category?

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Maybe I'm forgetting something but I don't remember hearing about that. Have you got a source for that or any further info? Not doubting you, just trying to learn more because it sounds cool :D

 MOB is writing it. Heard it on the Glorantha google+ page or Glorantha.com. Can't remember which.

ah ninja'd!

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The Kraken seminar on upcoming Glorantha publications was mostly recorded by Fabian Kuechler, and might be in post-production now. I think you have most of the topics and subsequent Essen game fair developments covered, at least those without the gentlemen's NDA that got recorded.

You did miss out on the Kraken chapbooks which should have been made availale by now (at least as pdfs): last year's Robin Laws' Sharper Adventures for HeroQuest, and this year's transcript of Sandy's Secrets of Glorantha seminar from last year.

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Thanks for the info on the Sun County book, guys. 

You did miss out on the Kraken chapbooks which should have been made availale by now (at least as pdfs): last year's Robin Laws' Sharper Adventures for HeroQuest, and this year's transcript of Sandy's Secrets of Glorantha seminar from last year.

Thanks, I've added in the Forgotten Secrets book now. The list is meant to be upcoming products though, and Sharper Adventures has been out for a while, so it's not on the list.

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MOB has confirmed that he is involved with a Sun County update, over on the Glorantha G+ group. Great suggestion, Iskallor!.

 

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MOB has confirmed that he is involved with a Sun County update, over on the Glorantha G+ group. Great suggestion, Iskallor!.

 

It's where I first heard it from one of the mods there, a few months back now.

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Rick mentioned at GenCon that the maps of Glorantha might be available in future in an app format - not pdf. No definite plans of schedule was intimated

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Gloranthan maps on an App that means I could fly through Glorantha? Fantastic.

 

Doing it on my mobile phone? Not so good.

 

I'd love this as an option for a Windows PC, though.

 

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Gloranthan maps on an App that means I could fly through Glorantha? Fantastic. Doing it on my mobile phone? Not so good. I'd love this as an option for a Windows PC, though.

 

While it'ld be good on the PC, my tablet is a iPad Mini so I also want it in iOS so I can have it with me at the gaming table...what a great idea

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I keep wishing for some Malkioni content to be released - Seshnela and Ralios tomes would be great.

(Oh wait, I thought this was the Thread Of Dreams again, but its a reality-based 'Upcoming Publications' thread...)

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I've got no plans to be writing a lot of Malkioni material in the near future, but I am perfectly happy with people making submissions for Malkioni material. The guidelines are simple:

  • Any proposal needs to be based on the Guide - anything that smacks of the pseudomedieval or pseudo-Christian Malkioni (with saints, pagans, etc) is going to get rejected. We already have plenty of pseudo-medieval fantasy settings out there, Glorantha is not one of them. The approach taken in The Book of Glorious Joy, Blood Over Gold, Men of the Sea, HQ1, or RQ3 is not going to be published. 
  • At this point it has to be based on HQG, as RQ and 13G are not written yet.
  • It needs to contain playable material based on the Guide, including scenarios (or ideally scenarios linked into game). I'm not terribly interested in publishing "fill-between-the-lines" lists of cults, spells, etc. 
  • It needs to do something new and novel, with themes and conflicts not present in Dragon Pass, the Holy Country, or the Lunar Empire.

 

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I'm really looking forward to Red Cow and Trollpak! :)

The two Red Cow books are just flat out awesome and are in layout. We are redoing our layout templates and upping the awesome factor, but we are SUPER excited about this.

Trollpak just needs me to start commissioning art.

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Woah! Hold on!

Does this mean that  Chaosium will now be doing separate rulebooks for RuneQuest: Glorantha.......... and RuneQuest 2?!

And, while I'm thinking about it, will RuneQuest: Glorantha follow a similar interior layout and design to Guide to Glorantha and HeroQuest: Glorantha? Will we be able to buy pdfs of all the RPG stuff?

Will the God's War board game be broadly compatible with Cthulhu Wars? What sort of games will the boardgames be like?

Finally, will there be much fiction in the line - including the comic presented as a graphic novel?

 

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The RQ2 reprint is to commemorate the 50th anniversary and a chance for all us old folk to replace much loved books that are disintegrating, and certainly in my case to give to my kids as presents.

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The two Red Cow books are just flat out awesome and are in layout. We are redoing our layout templates and upping the awesome factor, but we are SUPER excited about this.

Trollpak just needs me to start commissioning art.

Excuse me while I mop the drool from my chin...

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