ISS2007 HeroQuest Glorantha (2015)

Mythic Fantasy Roleplaying in the Classic Setting of Glorantha…

A Marvelous Roleplaying System

HeroQuest is an innovative, dynamic, and flexible narrative rules engine. It presents a simple rules system that allows Game Masters to run games modeled on ancient myth, epic sagas, and tales of high adventure. HeroQuest encourages creative input from players, resulting in an exciting, unpredictable narrative created through group play.

A World of Gods, Heroes, and Mythic Fantasy

Glorantha is the most elegant, original, and imaginative fantasy setting since Middle Earth. It is a world of exotic myth and awesome magic, self-contained and unique in its creation. The existence and use of the magical and mythic realms are central to the physics of Glorantha. Here the gods and heroes guard

and guide their followers, sharing magics while pursuing their own enigmatic ends. Glorantha’s detailed cultures, histories, and myths are shaped by gods, heroes, and magic, and yet are plausible and logically self-consistent. Glorantha has been the setting for the original RuneQuest roleplaying game, and the award-winning computer game King of Dragon Pass. Glorantha is fully described in the Guide to Glorantha, available from Moon Design Publications.

A Complete Roleplaying Game

HeroQuest Glorantha contains the necessary game systems, comprehensive descriptions of major cultures, extensive design and staging notes, an epic scenario, and an introduction to the world of Glorantha.


  • Written By Jeff Richard, Robin D. Laws, Neil Robinson and David Scott
  • With assistance from: Martin Helsdon, Rick Meints, and Michael O’Brien.
  • Special Thanks: Steve Perrin, Sandy Petersen, Ken Rolston, and Ray Turney
  • Design & Layout by Rick Meints
  • Cover by Jon Hodgson
  • Illustrations by: Jan Pospíšil, Dan Barker, Rick Becker, Simon Bray, William Church, Gene Day, Jed Dougherty, Alberto Foche, Lisa Free, Stephano Gaudiano, Eric Hotz, Jennell Jaquays, Kalin Kadiev, Stephen Langmead, Jeff Laubenstein, Juha Makkonen, Regis Moulin, Luise Perrine, Mike Perry, Roger Raupp, John Snyder, Steve Swenston, and Cory Trego-Erdner.
  • Cartography by: Colin Driver, William Church, and Darya Makarava.
  • Art Direction by Jeff Richard
  • Additional Thanks: Nick Brooke, Ian Cooper, David Dunham, Dan McCluskey, Kevin McDonald, Sarah Newton, Phil Nicholls, and Harald Smith.
  • Playtesters included Joerg Baumgartner, Franziska Bauss, Herve Carteau, Matthew Cole, Ian Cooper, Christian Einsporn, Daniel Fahey, Simon Hibbs, Kris Alice Holhs, Olli Kantola, Sebastian Koerner, Johan Lindholm, Claudia Loroff, Robin Mitra, Michael O’Brien, Alison Place, Christine Reich, Mikko Tormala, Gianni Vacca, and Valentina Vacca.
  • 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.
  • First Printing – Summer 2015.
  • ISBN 978-1-943223-01-5
  • $39.95
  • System: HeroQuest Glorantha

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  • Introduction
  • The World of Glorantha
    • Overview
    • The Runes
  • Dragon Pass and Environs
    • General Description
    • Significant Places
    • Dragon Pass Timeline
  • Creating Your Hero
    • Some Vocabulary
    • Create a Hero As-You-Go
    • The Heroes of Samastina’s Saga
  • Game Mechanics
    • Overview
    • Framing the Contest
    • Rules for Contests
    • Consequences
    • Group Simple Contest
    • Extended Contests
    • Group Extended Contest
    • Rising Actions and Climactic Resolution
    • Tactical Options
    • Modifiers & Augments
    • Hero Points
    • Recovery and Healing
    • Running Contests
    • Assigning Difficulty
    • The Pass/ Fail Cycle
  • Gloranthan Communities
    • Defining Your Community
    • Sample Communities
    • Drawing on Resources
    • Gaming Tips
  • Magic and Cults
    • Overview
    • Cults
    • Spirit Magic
    • Spirit Traditions
    • Rune Magic
    • Ernalda
    • Orlanth
    • The Seven Lightbringers
    • Issaries
    • Humakt
    • Waha
    • A Sorcery
    • Lhankor Mhy
    • Lunar Magic
    • The Seven Mothers
    • Heroquesting
    • Illumination
  • Gloranthan Creatures
    • Overview
    • Elder Races
    • Chaos Horrors
  • Gaming in Glorantha
    • Creating Adventures
  • Appendixes
    • A: Calendar
    • B: Equipment
    • C: Languages in the Dragon Pass Region
    • D: Glossary
    • E: Bibliography
    • F: Other Gloranthan Material
    • G: Quick Reference
  • Index
  • Maps
    • Glorantha
    • Dragon Pass
    • Battle of the Auroch Hills


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