CHA4029 RuneQuest Gamemaster Screen Pack – Q&A

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Screen and References

Critical Attack vs Critical Parry Result (Screen and References page 10)

What is the result of a Critical Attack vs Critical Parry. The rulebook chart says “Attacker rolls normal damage”, while the Games Master Screen and Games Master References (page 10) say “Attacker rolls special damage.” Which is correct?

The rule book is correct.

We’ll update the GM Screen and Reference sheets accordingly.


Adventure Book

Map of Clearwine (Adventure Book pages 32-36)

Using Points and places as correct numbers

Points and Places LocationsMap
1Assembly Hill (off map)1919
2Small Walls11
3Earth Temple and Sacred Fields2 & 32 & 3
4Blue Mound (off map)1818
5City Walls55
6Dragon’s Gate77
7Royal CitadelRoyal Citadel
8Palace of the Kings99
9Necropolis88
10Thunder Tower66
11Hero’s Trail1717
12Upper CityUpper City
13Market1515
14Lightbringers Temple1616
15White Grape Inn1414
16Old Gate and Ramp1313
17Lower CityLower City
18Sartar’s Tower44
19Temple of the Tribe1111
20The Ram’s Head1212
21Ernaldoring Hall1010

Fighting Yerzum Storn (page 114)

When a creature has more than one listed attack (which take place on different SR’s) does the creature get ALL of the listed attacks, each round?  Or does it pick ONE to use each round (on whichever SR)?

Generally, there is a note saying whether the creature attacks multiple times in the same combat round. 

Otherwise, treat them like characters. The gamemaster should pick which attacks are the most appropriate to the encounter each combat round.


Appendix 2 Metals and Crystals

Magic Crystals (page 121)

Could we get some guidance on the resale value of crystals, both powered and non? The material in the GMs Pack told us about the value of Rune metals but not crystals. 

This will be covered in the RuneQuest Campaign Guide, in development.


The errata pages on Magic Crystals don’t make it clear:

I’m unsure to what you are referring to, but it would seem to be the July 4th 2019 Gamemaster Sourcebook Preview judging by the page references. If so this text was incorporated into the GM Screen Pack, Adventurer Book page 121-123.

do POW storing crystals need to be attuned to be used?

No.

wouldn’t an adventurer know right away that a crystal can store magic points? Rather than waiting a week to see if they succeed in attuning a powered crystal?

No. Everyone hopes they have found a powered crystal and so prepares as such, setting aside a week of time (or longer to augment the POW vs POW roll) to do the ritual. At the end of the week the GM says either roll POW vs POW or you have just stored a magic point. A clearer version of the text might say: Quote

The only way to tell what kind of crystal you have discovered is to spend a week in ritual, attempting to attune it. At the end of the week of preparation, the GM says either roll POW vs POW or “you have just stored a magic point”.


Spirit Trapping/ POW Storing Crystals (page 122)

A Spirit Trapping/POW Storing Crystal can have a spirit bound into it. The description only deals with ‘spirits’ in a generic sense. Can I bind a Talosi or Selene into one? How about a Nyctalope or Nymph or Demon? RAW, it seems so, because there is no limitation based on number or which statistics.

yes.


Calendar

Uleria’s holy weeks fall in Harmony Week. I assume that was supposed to be Fertility Week?

No.

HOLY DAYS AND HIGH HOLY DAYS

Uleria is worshiped every day, in some temple somewhere in the world. Her special festivals fall in Harmony Week of each season and last all week long.

Gods of Glorantha, unpublished

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