Guide text Finished

Submitted by Jeff on Fri, 05/10/2012 – 08:41

I apologize for being quiet the last couple of months, but I have been feverishly working to get the Guide to Glorantha finished so that Rick can start the layout process. And now the text is finished and is out of my hands being copy edited. There’s over 300,000 words in this book, making it THE definitive guide to Glorantha.

Not only that, but Colin Driver and Simon Bray, our insane cartographers, are nearly complete with their tasks. We’ve got easily more than 50 full page color maps, plus another 30+ black and white maps. Everything on the lozenge is now mapped – want a map of the islands of Vormain? No problem, it’s in the Guide!

And finally, the art is nearly done. Dozens of new beautiful pictures by Jeff Laubenstein, Jan Pospíšil, Cory Trego-Erdner, the artists of Alberto Foche Studios, and much more. And a few surprises – including the FINAL and COMPLETE version of the Dara Happan Gods Wall by Dan Barker, the picture it only took 15 years to complete! There’s so much stuff in this it makes my head spin.

Submitted by mythusmage on Tue, 11/12/2012 – 01:21.

Only 300,000 words? Must have a ton of art. 🙂

Submitted by David on Sun, 07/10/2012 – 19:13.

Snippits from Maslo

Maslo has four pages about it (no pictures, this is not laid out). The peninsulas have human populations of Elamle: 910,000 and Onlaks: 560,000.

Humans here are of the Agimori physique, but languages and cultures are vastly different from the Doraddi. Furthermore, several distinct groups exist among the Elamle culture.

The Maslo culture is made up of a variety of Agimori peoples living along the coasts of Elamle and Onlaks. They are divided into many independent tribes, but all claim descent from the lost sunken city of Thinobutu.

The largest subculture, called the Elamle Aroin, is noted for its unusual 4‑tiered caste system. The children of each class are automatically members of the next higher class. The children of the aristocracy, the highest class, become members of the lowest class.

Clan elders hold the most political control. Even the cities are run by a council of elders. The Flanch confederation is a group of aggressive clans, supported by tribute from around Maslo, which is paid to supply a navy.

there’s certainly enough here to run a game.

As for Eol only a small snippit for now, the quarter of a million inhabitants are nomadic hunters, fishers, and herders of reindeers. They acknowledge the wisdom of a Council of Queens whose membership is unclear, but whose authority is sought at each season festival. They live in a land of boreal forest and ice.

I can’t put all the info up, but I hope that’s enough to pique your interest.

Not as much but certainly enough to play a hunter from here in the Empire.


David Scott

Submitted by Markmohrfield on Sun, 07/10/2012 – 18:47.

Okay, how about Eol for Genrtela and Maslo for Pamaltela?

Submitted by David on Sun, 07/10/2012 – 17:15.

Lots of minor cultures in there, not in great detail so as to get all of Glorantha in, scattered throughout the book. Best to ask for an example and I’ll have a look for you.


David Scott

Submitted by Markmohrfield on Sun, 07/10/2012 – 16:25.

The information on the Guide has so far quit rightly focused on the major Gloranthan cultures. How much does in contain on the minor cultures?

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