CHA4039 The Smoking Ruin and other Stories (2019)

Into the Wild

The Smoking Ruin & Other Stories contains ready-to-play adventures for RuneQuest, taking adventurers across the untamed South Wilds, a region filled with reclusive villagers, ancient ruins, beast folk, troll spirits, undead, wolf-brothers, dinosaurs, monstrous mercenary companies, living trees, surly river spirits, and worse!


  • By Christopher Klug, Steve Perrin, Jeff Richard, Greg Stafford, and Jason Durall
  • Writing: Christopher Klug, Steve Perrin, Jeff Richard, Greg Stafford, and Jason Durall
  • With: Jerry Thorpe
  • Cover Artist: Andrey Fetisov
  • Editor-In-Chief: Jeff Richard
  • Editors: Jaym Gates, Jason Durall
  • Art Direction: Jon Hodgson, Jeff Richard
  • Design & Layout: Simeon Cogswell
  • Additional Design & Layout: Rick Meints, Malcolm Wolter
  • Cartography: Olivier Sanfilippo, Tobias Tranell
  • Artists: Dimitrina Angelska, Antonia Doncheva, Jon Hodgson, Jennifer Lange, Pat Loboyko, Eli Maffei, Magdalena Mieszczak, Sara Otterstätter, Scott Purdy, Corey Trego-Erdner, Chris Waller
  • Special Thanks Go to these people who contributed greatly or a little, but whose impact has affected the game: Ellie Akers, Shannon Appelcline, Nick Brooke, Pam Carlson, Ian Cooper, David Dunham, Eden Durall, Todd Gardiner, Chris Gidlow, Finn Loroff-Richard, Lara Loroff-Richard, Ed McDonald, Sandy Petersen, David Scott. Our apologies to any others who were unrecorded.
  • Playtesters include Ellie Akers, Al Bairley, Mike Bandoian, John Briquelet, Naomi Burgess, Dimitri del Castillo, Andrew Cator, Tim Challis, Gil Cruz, Mark Durston, Mason Ettinger, Frisbee, Michael “Finn” Glenn, Alison Gondek, Tony Hughes, Will Johnson, Chris Klug, Kevin Mantle, Gianna Masetti, Shirley Park, Roderick Robertson, Ted Shambaris, Colin Spears, Andy Staples, Matthew Tyler-Jones, Nick Walsh, Steven Warzeha, Phillip Wright and others whose names may unfortunately have been overlooked.
  • As always, a special thank you and credit goes to Greg Stafford, without whom none of us would be reading this or playing games in Glorantha.
  • ISBN 9781568825069

Editions & Related Editions

CHA4039-HThe Smoking Ruin and other Stories2019ChaosiumHardcover
CHA4039-LThe Smoking Ruin and other Stories 2019ChaosiumLeatherette
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  • The South Wilds, a description of this dangerous, mysterious region
  • The Wild Temple, the secrets of this sacred Beast Man shrine and its inhabitants
  • The Smoking Ruin, a full-length adventure taking adventurers into haunted streets of the Smoking Ruin in search of a lost artifact
  • The Lost Valley, a secluded refuge hotly contested over by its neighbors
  • Urvantan’s Tower, a full-length adventure in which the Lost Valley faces a desperate battle between sorcery and a monstrous army
  • The Grove of Green Rock, a serialized adventure taking place over a span of years
  • Handouts
  • Index


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