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HeroQuest Glorantha – A Marvelous Roleplaying System The book includes everything you need to have to start a campaign in Glorantha: ba. The art of interacting with the Otherside through conscious interaction with myth. Contents[show] Canonical Quests For a discussion of what is and is not Canon. Glorantha and HeroQuest are trademarks of Moon Design Publications. . HeroQuest Glorantha is a roleplaying rules engine designed for play in the world of.

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And he doesn’t know if he can get the Guide to Glorantha. Player Characters have freeform Keywords and Abilities. I ordered the Heroquest Glorantha rules from my shop in Germany, but the owner told me that he doesn’t have any news on when it will arrive. Do you have a preferred game system? Moreover, it’s a bit confusing that Glorantha was once tied to Runequest and then later on to Hero Wars and then Heroquest.

In Glorantha, magical runes play a huge part. For a neophyte to Heroquest and Glorantha, the Heroquest Glorantha core rulebook does a very good job at providing the basic setting information. The cover looks horrible and I have to hide it from my young daughter because it looks creepy, but I ordered it anyway. It’s a fantasy setting, what gives?

It’s missing some dice tricks or cool tactical options, though. Moreover, the examples and explanations are cleaned up and streamlined.

The HQ2 rules are universal although they were written with the setting of Glorantha in mind. I have to wait for the reprint in and can only buy the PDF version right now.


Unfortunately, the book doesn’t do a very good job at explaining things. When I have a setting in mind, I just want to play and don’t want to fiddle around with adjustments. Glorantha can be very intimidating heroquesy new players.

Reviews from R’lyeh: HeroQuest in Glorantha

Plus, for solo play it’s golden as it can be used to emulate the Game Master. But for the players it’s a pretty straightforward system which gets out of the way during gameplay. You can buy the PDF, though. The game uses conflict resolution instead of task resolution. Furthermore, there are world books like Sartar: And the drawback of the vastness of Glorantha’s universe is that it can feel like quite a task to get a handle on it.

A Noob’s Perspective on Heroquest and Glorantha

Also, I like generic systems. For the Game Master called Narratorthere are some bells and whistles and a lot of tables which made it a bit confusing for me. The HQ2 rules are available in English and German. They are tied to the different gods and every player character can easily wield magic by joining a cult.

However, I would really like to have a reliable “backup” system which I can use on the fly.

What I particularly like about Glorantha is the vibrant mythology, the omnipresence of magic as well as the absence of Tolkienesque tropes. Kingdom of Heroesthe Sartar Companion and more. I originally wasn’t interested in Glorantha. And I’m still searching. It fits my preferences of being rules-lite, narrative and versatile. So, what are my first impressions digging into Heroquest and Glorantha?

Still, it’s a bit hard to master. Some of it is buried in old publications and fanzines which you can’t buy anymore. A worshipper can access the runes that the God is associated with for example Orlanth Thunderous has the Air rune and you can create a lighting spear. What I like about such a system is that it doesn’t differentiate between combat and other types of conflicts like many traditional games.


Also, there are minor translation issues.

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Players have a wide range of different cultures to choose from with various backgrounds. I really enjoy reading gaming books as I love the thrill of learning a new system and finding out what new and interesting mechanics are out there. What is the whole conflict about i. Still, as a newcomer to Glorantha I find it the setting a bit hard to approach because of the abundance of gloranta.

Annoyingly, it’s almost impossible to get the physical book in Europe I think only Finland has a store which carries it. Something to fall back upon, something which is almost perfect for your gaming style? Visually, the book looks better and is also better organized. I find the organization and the countless different examples confusing.

The publisher, Moon Design Publications, still hasn’t established a distribution network outside of the US. Meaning, you need to frame a contest What’s at stake?

Obviously, Laws borrowed some ideas from the indie movement of the ‘s. I wanted to give the German fan project a try because I like it when people make things available in my native language.