Over at glorantha.com Jeff Richard Creative Director of Moon Designs has just announced HeroQuest Glorantha
This is an updated and revised edition of the HeroQuest 2nd Edition rules that is designed to be the core rules book for play with Glorantha. It contains an introduction to Glorantha and the primary setting areas (Esrolia, Prax, Sartar, and Tarsh); how to create characters from those cultures; rules for Rune magic, spirit magic, sorcery, and Lunar magic; seven cult write-ups; community rules; heroquesting rules and examples; Gloranthan monsters; and an introductory adventure and suggestions on gaming in Glorantha. Plus lots and lots more.
He goes on to point out that the book is 40% bigger than the HQ 2nd rulebook.
From a personal perspective this might just get me back up and going with HeroQuest as a system for Glorantha. After ten years of its quirks and vagaries I was beginning to drift off in the direction of FATE or even a Apocalypse World/Dungeon World hack. I find the HQ book as it stands tries too hard to be a generic system, and while the bits that emerge from the HQ Glorantha (such as the character gen rules in Sartar & Pavis) make the system more coherent for Gloranthan gaming, it comes at the cost of having to refer to an additional telephone directory sized supplement when they are needed. Having these bits included in a focused rule book is as good thing IMHO 🙂
UPDATE: Jeff has very kindly provided me with a draft copy (printing off as I type this) so expect a preview in the near future 🙂