Been a while since we’ve got anything out for Glorantha and Gloranthan Adventures 2 is next on the agenda. I’m currently doing my final pass on the text ( City setting + five adventures ) before sending it off to my heroic proof readers.
Peter Town is currently working at the internal art, here’s an example of the fine work he’s doing. Lord Xithith a Yelmalion from Pavis, that’s a er challenging encounter for the PCs when they get to Pavis.
One of Games Workshop’s iconic artists, if not THE Iconic Artist, is John Blanche. His work graces Fighting Fantasy books, Warhammer, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, and the internals of some of the GW RQ3 books.
What I didn’t know is that he did some concept art for ‘RuneQuest Dark Trolls’. Until now courtesy of this post on Gothic Punk.
Being off work this time of year is traditionally a time for reflection. It’s a good time to be a Glorantha fan. Over the last four years there’s been a steady steam of solid realises from Moon Design publications, and the Guide to Gloratha kickstarter has seriously raised interest from gamers in the setting. Despite various ups and downs here at D101 has managed to put out Severn publications, with a combined page count of 700 pages
Here’s what I’m going to get out in the new year.
Gloranthan Adventures issue 2. Red Sun Rising.
The stuff on the Lunar Empire in the draft Guide to Gloranthan + Pavis (Seven Mothers cult write up) has revitalised my drive to get this out. Art has been commissioned all that is left before I go into layout is me to go through and spruce up the text. Eta feb/mar.
Hearts in Glorantha Issue six
The main articles have been submitted and we have a few more extras that can be added as well. Art will be commissioned early in the New Year.
I enjoyed doing the Book of Gloriou Joy, the all in one supplement we produced in softcover and hardcover with art by the very talented Peter Town. So I would like to do something on the same sort scale this year and I have to hand my write up of my home campaign , set in the Eastern Wilds of Ralios. A full country with personalities, local cults, myths, a fully detailed city, and of course a sprinkling of adventures. Look for this one in 2013.
Pavis is billed as the third part of the Sartar line, with the other two parts being Kingdom of Heroes and the Sartar Companion. Like those two books, it is divided between source material and adventures, with about two thirds of the book being taken up by the former. As the third in a line, it isn’t intended to be stand-alone, and the nature of Glorantha would probably make it harder to port into other settings than, say, Freeport would be. As such, it’s probably fair to say that this is aimed at existing fans, rather than the casual RPG purchaser.
Needless to say I’ve already backed it and gotten a nice 400 page no-art (so no maps, no illustrations) preview of the guide
When I’ve got a bit more time I’ll post my thoughts about the Guide in full, but for now I’ll simply say this.
If you are sitting on the fence about backing this , please get off it. Not only will you get an ace product, be it a honkingly huge colour pdf and/or the oversized coffee table book depending on your pledge level, but as the stretch goals are reached we all get more detail about the world via the enhanced maps put at our finger tips collectively. It also gives Moon Design a huge vote of confidence and the resources to produce more excellent books about our favourite Lozenge.
Roderick Robertson editor of Rule One magazine announces issue 14 Autumn 2012 is now out…..
Issue 14, Autumn 2012
This issue has another boardgame by Keith Nellist – The Nights of Horror, based on the Dragon Pass boardgame; the second part of Gianni Vacca’s Timinits and Trolls rules mofifications for Tunnels and Trolls (the third and final article wilol be in issue 15); Richard Crawley returns with a look at skirmish wargaming with the Song of Blades and Heroes ruleset; Chris Bell gives us a RuneQuest 6 version of the 7 Mother’s Cult; Jane Williams delights us with a story about the Three Little Sundomers and the Big, Bad Orlanthi, and finally Andrew larsen gives us an adventure set in a Praxian oasis – the Belly of the Beast, with lots of Brooish goodness.
With Hearts in Glorantha issue 5 well and truly out the door (and available via d101games.com/store ) work starts on issue 6.
Contributions in the form of articles are sought as is art work.
So if you’ve got an idea for piece or would like to help out with illustrations, please get in touch with me firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t worry if you’ve never written or drawn for publication before, we’ve a regular staff of helpers who will be more than happy to help you knock your submission into shape.
Payment a print & pdf version of the issue that your work appears in.