Guide to the Guide to Glorantha

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  1. Guide to Glorantha
  2. Argan Argar Association (AAA) Atlas
  3. “Companion” Gazeteer (PDF only)
  4. Poster map set
  5. Genertela folded map set
  6. Archival map set
  7. The BIG KAHUNA

Here we show the current proposed contents of each of the volumes.

The main text of the Guide is written and is going through editing. The stretch goals from the KickStarter Campaign added so much new content to be written or commissioned that the publication is delayed. See the KICKSTARTER updates and the FAQ for the latest information on the publication date.

1. GUIDE TO GLORANTHA

  • Size: 2 volumes of 10 x 12 inches (approx 25 x 30 cm), 500 pages (estimated)
  • Formats: PDF, Hardcover, Faux Leather Hardcover

Artwork

  • For more art and maps, see the Dragonmeet presentation by Nick Brooke, Colin Driver, and David Scott:
  • More examples of art and maps on KickStarter, this time from the stretch goals.
  • Cover by Jon Hodgson
  • 16 full page color plates by Jan Pospisil, in the style of Angus McBride’s Osprey military history books
  • Cultural respresentatives drawn by Jeff Laubenstein, depicting a pair from each of the major cultures. Plus a bonus color picture of a Waertagi Dragonship
  • An illustration of the Godswall of Dara Happa by Dan Barker, with names and details of every god appearing on the Godswall and further details on the Godswall itself
  • Further artwork from Mike Perry, Cory Trego-Erdner, Albert Foche, Dan Barker, Eric Vanel and more
  • Exotic Glorantha – at least 4 more illustrations that show of the rich and unique character of the world of Glorantha
  • Heaven and Hell – a full color depiction of Glorantha showing how the underworld, oceans, earth, middle air, and the heavens all fit together
  • More and more and more – 15 additional pieces of art will be commissioned, please suggest topics
  • Links to all postings about the art of the Guide to Glorantha

Maps


2. ARGAN ARGAR ASSOCIATION (AAA) ATLAS

  • Size: 8.5 x 11 inches (approx 22 x 28 cm), 100 pages (estimated)
  • Formats: PDF, Softcover, Hardcover

Contents

Maps in a road atlas format

  • More than 100 full color map plates by Colin Driver and Simon Bray
  • Covers all of inner Glorantha
  • Super-detailed maps of:
    • all of Genertela, originally just central and western Genertela
    • all of Pamaltela, previously just Fonrit and Umathela
    • all of Vithela, Vormain and the East Isles
    • Jrustela
  • The PDF will have the hexes as a layer that can be toggled on/off
  • There may be an option to have your Atlas printed with or without hexes.
    • This is subject to the differing levels of demand for each option, which can greatly affect the associated printing costs per book.

3. “COMPANION” GAZETEER (PDF only) – obsolete

The “Companion” Gazeteer is now merged into the main Guide to Glorantha, which becomes a two volume set.

The Companion was planned to be published in PDF format only. But, once the KICKSTARTER campaign hit the required funding level, it became possible to print the Guide in 2 volumes and include all of the content from the Companion.


4. Poster map set

A set of 24 color poster maps (11 inch X 17 inch) unfolded. These are the Colin Driver and Simon Bray geographical maps, the same ones already in the Main Guide and in the Argan Argar Atlas. These maps will not have hexes on them.

This item will be shipped separately from the books, rolled up together in a very sturdy mailing tube. The estimated shipping date for this map set is April 2013.


5. Genertela folded map set

A set of 5 poster maps of Genertela (approx. 18 x 24 inch). Lay them out together on a table and you’ll have a 24 x 90 inch big view of Genertela. As the number of backers getting these maps increases, so is the possibility that the posters will increase in size as well. These maps will not have hexes on them.

The maps will be folded and shipped inside the printed copy of the Guide. If ordered with the Poster map set, it may be possible to have the maps rolled instead of folded.


6. Archival map set

This is a collection of 8 high resolution color prints of Greg Stafford’s original hand drawn maps – the master maps on which everything in Glorantha is based. These include Greg’s master maps of Dragon Pass, the Holy Country and the Shadowlands, the Lunar Empire, Ralios, and the West, as well as maps of the Wastelands, Dagori Inkarth, and the entire world. This is your chance to own a copy of the original masters! They include details (some speculative) that did not make it onto the maps in the Guide.

Note that this may not be available after the completion of the KICKSTARTER campaign.


7. The BIG KAHUNA

The entire super-detailed continent of Genertela color map printed on a vinyl banner that is 1.5 meters high and 3 meters wide (approx. 5′ x 9′).

Note that this may not be available after the completion of the KICKSTARTER campaign.

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