Suddenly HiG #6 is a happening thing!

Hearts in Glorantha is speeeeeeeeeeeding along!

After a long period stuck in production hell, issue 6 of Hearts in Glorantha is suddenly whizzing along.

Peter Town (who did the art for Book of Glorious Joy and numerous bits for previous issues of HiG) has just turned in the last batch of art, and Steve Hammatt has been helping me with proofing/editorial. I reckon we are at least two-thirds of the way there. Also Ian Cooper (HQ line editor, author of numerous Gloranthan works, both official and Fan) has a five-page interview in the bag, which covers his full career.

Today I’ll spend some time with it and see what I need to get it finished, but I reckon a release by the end of this month is not unreasonable 🙂

In the meantime here’s some of Peter’s art from Matt Ryan’s excellent HeroQuest scenario The Lightbringer’s Quest.

Before the HeroQuest, by Peter Town

After the HeroQuest by Peter Town

The story behind the New Beginnings cover

ga1-newbeginingsA few folk on Facebook recently speculated about the story behind the cover of Gloranthan Adventures # 1 New Beginnings.

Here’s the art direction I gave to Jon Hodgson.

I’d like a landscape, which is hilly and rainy,possibly very rainy,lots of little farmsteads (think long houses).In the foreground there is a Warrior flying out of the thunder and rain looking a bit worse for wear(Sartarite magic allows them to fly, since they worship Orlanth King of the Storms).

His bright bronze weapons and armour identify him as a Thane (noble). The armour he is wear has the air and movement runes (see http://www.glorantha.com/library/eurmal/intro-runes.html) either as tattoos or prominent jewelry on his person which identifies him as a worshiper of Orlanth.

He is fleeing the Lunar soldiers who have just defeated his warband (who may be on the page in the distance as hazy red figures waving swords and setting a farmstead)

What the Sartarites look like: One part Urnfield, one part Mycanean, one part Hittite, with a dash of Viking thrown in!

For the record its one of my favourite covers that Jon has done for me. I like the fact that it looks like an ordinary bloke who’s royally pissed off channeling the power of his god about to wreck havoc on the bastards who burnt his home 🙂

Holy Gloranthan Zombie Cow!

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Krova The Zombie Cow by Greggor Hutton

A Chaos Undead Cow thingeee by Greggor Hutton (indie games designer & author of 3:16 & Best Friends) inspired by a Gloranthan game he played in.