CHA4013 Griffin Mountain (1981, 2018)

The Book

Gamers have enjoyed playing RuneQuest for a long time now. The time is right for a major
campaign sourcebook.Griffin Mountain details an area 800 kilometers wide. Elder Wilds is where non-humans
live and high adventure thrives. Balazar is a wild frontier where anything can happen.

This book contains extensive notes on the area’s geography, history, and inhabitants.

Meet King Yalaring Monsterslayer who became king of the citadel of Trilus by right of conquest. Visit picturesque Elkoi, built by giants. Trade with Joh Mith, a fat, jovial caravan master with high bargaining skills. Gamble with Hen Cik, one of the caretakers of a legendary castle in Giant Land. Cross the dangerous River of the Damned (full river crossing rules inside). Quest for the powerful windberries, rumored to be found on Griffin Mountain itself. Beware of the ever-present baboons, bears, dragonewts, wild hawks,

Get your adventurers ready for a glorious time in Griffin Mountain!

The Land

  • Balazar
  • Citadel of Elkoi
  • Citadel of Dykene
  • Citadel of Trilus
  • Elder Wilds
  • Griffin Mountain
  • Elf Sea
  • West Plain
  • East Plain
  • Dangerground
  • Dog Hills
  • Giant Land
  • Chaos Holy Ground
  • Dyrad’s Grove
  • River of the Damned
  • Water Wyrm Island
  • Festering Island
  • Stone Crab Island
  • Web Spire Island
  • Soldier Ferry
  • Oak Wood
  • Spit Hills
  • Brother Hills
  • Valley of Hammers
  • Firepoint
  • Er’oring Wilds
  • Eleven Big Giant Mountains
  • Troll Hills
  • Rapid Water
  • Turtle Landing
  • Gaks Lookout
  • Pebbleford
  • Monsterstop
  • Old Rope Bridge
  • Swim Here
  • Treetop Mountains


  • Text: Rudy Kraft, Jennell Jaquays, and Greg Stafford
  • Cults: Sandy Petersen and Steve Perrin
  • Edited: Lynn Willis
  • Art: Jennell Jaquays Maps: Jennell Jaquays and Charlie Krank
  • Special Thanks to: Dave Clark, Yurek Chodak, Morgan Conrad, Randy Cox, Allan Dalcher, Al Dewey, Tadashi Ehara, Mitch Fox, Andy Fugate, John Fuller, Ray Helson, Warren James, Bruce Jaquays, Pete Jensen, Don Johnson, Sherman Kahn, Ken Kaufer, Bill Keyes, Charlie Krank, Mark Leymaster, Mark Lukens, Martha McClaren, Hal Moe, Bruce Nabozny, Karen Nelson, Matthew Perry, Jack Radey, John Sapienza, Cam Stafford, Peter Szutu, Dave Vest, and Lynn Willis

Classic Edition:

  • Proofreading by Susan O’Brien.
  • Layout by Rick Meints
  • ISBN# 978-1-56882-514-4


The RuneQuest Classic Edition Kickstarter recreations are identified as Classic editions.

Although the RQ3 editions have a different setting, they are included here for completeness.

CHA4013Griffin Mountain1981Softback
CHA4013gwGriffin Mountain1981published under licence by Games Workshop.
AH8578Griffin Island (Box 06)1986published by Avalon Hill for RQ3. Box. Changed setting
GW004630Griffin Island (Volume 5)1986published under licence by Games Workshop for RQ3. Hardback.
ISS1606 / MOOZ200Griffin Mountain2001published by Moon Design. Hardback, softback.
ISS1606-PDFGriffin Mountain?published by Moon Design. PDF.
CHA4015-SGriffin Mountain20182nd edition Classic Softcover.
CHA4015-PDFGriffin Mountain20182nd edition Classic PDF.
CHA4015-S-PODGriffin Mountain20202nd edition Classic Softcover, Print on Demand (POD).

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