A RuneQuest 3 supplement about the Gods of Glorantha. It contained: A Theyalan Calendar The Prosopaedia. What The Priests Say The Cults Book. supplement Gods of Glorantha, published simultaneously. This book and its companion materials may not be repro- duced whole or in part by any means. Gods of Glorantha: 60 Religions for Runequest on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. CONTENTS: * PROSOPAEDIA: in this book hundreds of.

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It has been your support, financial and otherwise, that has allowed this site to become what it is today. The HeroQuest game system, written by Robin Laws in collaboration with Greg Stafford, is radically different from RuneQuest in that it emphasises narrativist aspects of role-playing; in contrast, RuneQuest emphasised simulationist aspects.

God explored, it has different worlds and dimensions, whole realms where Gods, spirits and sorcerous powers come from. Dwarves are literally made of stone and exist as manifest rigid inflexible laws of creation, while elves are intelligent, mobile plants. Several later editions were made; the second edition “RuneQuest 2” in introduced many sophisticated game aids, such as Cults of Prax and Cults of Terrorand highly polished campaign packs, such as Griffin Mountain.

Different Worlds Issue 38 – Jan Legends are being made by great individuals, many who are not even human beings.

This edition both loosened the connection between RuneQuest and Glorantha, introducing ‘Fantasy Europe’ as the glorabtha game world for RuneQuestand much broadened the scope of Glorantha, which was treated as an alternative game world.

The RuneQuest game system was licensed to Mongoose Publishing by Issariesallowing Mongoose to publish material concerning the little-explored Second Age of Gloranthan history. Gateway to Adventure Glorantha is an exciting world of heroes. Dragon Issue – Nov The next publication was also a board game, Nomad Godspublished by Chaosium inwhich detailed the raids and wars between the beast-riding spirit-worshiping tribes of Prax, a cursed land to the east of Dragon Pass.

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The video game King of Dragon Pass was released by A Sharpallowing the player to play an Orlanthi hero who seeks to unite the clans and tribes of Dragon Pass in a kingdom; the game features exceptional depth of coverage of the area of Dragon Pass, and featured the first lgorantha public view of Stafford’s ideas about the hero quest.


Glorantha shares some fantasy tropes such as dwarveselvestrollsgiantsbut has developed them differently to the more conventional gloranta based on the work of Tolkien.

The Glorantha website [2] introduces Glorantha as:. Glorantha is colorful and full of magic.

The “Prosopaedia” 20 pages contains a longer list of deities in thumbnail detail. Using materials such gloranhta Cults of Praxplayers aligned their characters with any of several distinct religions, grounding those characters in the political, cultural, and metaphysical conflicts of Glorantha. They reside around rivers, mainly in Sartar, and have an unexplained mystical affinity with Death.

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Adventurer Issue 1 – Apr The game detailed the rise of the barbarian Prince Argrath to defend his homeland of Sartar against the red tide of the civilized Lunar Empire, and filled out the area of Dragon Pass ; the game has undergone several reissues since that time. Gods and Goddesses struggle here, with nations of people nothing but their pawns. He founded the company Chaosium to publish the board wargame White Bear and Red Moon in other sources saywhich was set in Glorantha.

Some, such as the mystic dragonewts, are unique to Glorantha. They are extremely alien with an incomprehensible mindset. Stafford first tried to sell the game to established publishers, but despite being accepted by three different game companies, each attempt ended in failure; eventually he founded his own game company inthe influential Chaosiumto publish his game. There are a variety of cultures in Glorantha that have strikingly different perceptions of their world, the magic that pervades it and the major events that have shaped it.

Gods of Glorantha Heroes Volume 1, Number 4. In recent years, Gloranthan gaming has been supported by two lines of game systems: The advent of popular use of the internet caused a boom in fan creations in Glorantha, supported by some unofficial business ventures, such as Reaching Moon Megacorp, and a lively convention scene.

Within each metaphysical system, adherents may also compete – such as when theistic worshipers of rival gods battle each other. It was first introduced in the board game White Bear and Red Moon by Chaosiumand thereafter in a number of other board, roleplaying and computer games, including RuneQuest and HeroQuestas well as several works of fiction and the computer strategy game King of Dragon Pass.


Gloranthan Kultit Finnish Version. The southern continent of Pamaltela is somewhat like Africa, but with many differences. Also Stafford was at this time publishing material about the history and mythology of Glorantha in non-game form as books such as King of Sartar and The Glorious Re Ascent of Yelm.

HeroQuest 2nd Edition HeroQuest. They must have oral surgery in order to speak human languages. More Information Edit History.

On the back cover of this edition, the game world was called ” Glorontha ” sic.

Tales of the Reaching Moon. In an attempt to leverage the power of a much bigger gaming company, a third edition, RuneQuest 3was published with Avalon Hill in Summoning gods and greater spirits in. GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters at year’s end: Stafford began imagining Glorantha in as a way to deepen his own understanding of mythology. More abstractly, Campbell’s idea that myths are how we shape our lives deeply informs the picture of life in Glorantha throughout the game world’s publication history.

Gods of Glorantha

Casus Belli Issue 32 – Apr Kingdom of HeroesSartar Companion and Pavis: Intended for players, the “What the Priests Say” booklet 20 pages gives the views of some major religions from across Glorantha as related by the appropriate religious figures.

This approach of offering competing mythical histories and value systems continues in current Glorantha material. They are described as stupid, vicious and live in violent matriarchies with a religious emphasis on devouring. A French language edition was published by Oriflam under license from Chaosium under the name Les Dieux Nomades in Heroes Volume 1, Number 6.

It’s even more impressive you do that now that I’m an adult! Heroes Volume 1, Number 4.