Glorantha Core Rune Font

The Glorantha Core Font is used by Moon Design and Chaosium in their publications. It is a compilation of the most useful characters from the 42 or so fonts created in the 2000s by Greg Stafford. It’s provided here for use in your games. It is a Truetype font compatible with both Windows and Apple systems.

The font currently does not include the sorcery technique runes detailed on page 384 of RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha. These have been included with the font as SVG files and are subject to the same copyright. Thanks to Phil Hibbs for creating the SVG files of the runes.

The Glorantha Core Runes font and Sorcery rune files are copyright © Moon Design Publications. Permission is granted for use in products in Chaosium’s Jonstown Compendium on DriveThruRPG. It is also granted for personal and fanzine use, as long as a credit and copyright notice is included, the font is not altered, and no fee of any kind is charged for its use.

Download the Rune file from here

The current version font 1.5 was released on 27 Jan 2016

Updated with sorcery runes & keyboard layouts 25 Sept 2019

Key

KeyNameRunePrimary sourcesSecondary sourcesNotesOwner
1Dying Moon
Phase
P:GtA 403Moon
sub-rune
2Crescent Go
Moon Phase
P:GtA 402Moon
sub-rune
3Full Half
Moon Phase
P:GtA 402Moon
sub-rune
4Full Moon
Moon Phase
P:GtA 403Moon
sub-rune
5Empty Half
Moon Phase
P:GtA 403Moon
sub-rune
6Crescent Come
Moon Phase
P:GtA 403Moon
sub-rune
7Black Moon
Phase
P:GtA 403Moon
sub-rune
   
wWaterwater runeRQG 48GS 191, HQG 15,
GtG 149
Element
rune
Original – Zaramaka
Current – Magasta
eEarthRQG 48GS 191, HQG 15, GtG 149Element
rune
Original – Gata
Current – Ernalda
tDeathRQG 50GS 192, HQG 16
GtG 148
Power runeOriginal – Kargan Tor
Current – Humakt
yTruthRQG 50GS 192,
HQG 16
Power runeOriginal – Orenoar
Current – Dayzatar
uUndeadS:KoH 320, GtG 149Form rune
AKA Unlife
Original – No one
Current – Unknown
iIllusionRQG 50GS 192,
HQG 16,
GtG 146
Power runeOriginal – Tylenea
Current – Eurmal
oDarknessRQG 48GS 191,
HQG 14, GtG 148
Element
rune
Original – Nakala
Current – Subere
pPlantplant runeRQG 15GS 192,
HQG 17, GtG 147
Form runeOriginal & Current – Flamal
aLawS:KoH 71
& 162,
GtG 149
Original & Current – Invisible God
sMovementRQG 50GS 192,
HQG 16,
GtG 146
Power runeOriginal – Larnste
Current – Mastakos
dDragonGtG 149Deity Rune
Godunya
Original – Cosmic Dragon
Current – Godunya
fLightbringersHM 186Deity rune.
AKA The Orlanthi Religion
gAirRQG 49GS 192, HQG 15,
GtG 148
Element
rune
AKA Storm
Original – Umath
Current – Orlanth
hCommunicationGS 193, HQG 18Combination rune
– Air & Harmony.
AKA Trade
Issaries
jDisorderRQG 50GS 192, HQG 16,
GtG 146
Power runeOriginal – Ratslaf
Current – Bolongo
kShargashHQ2 120, GRoY 58Deity rune
lHarmonyRQG 50GS 192, HQG 16,
GtG 146
Power runeOriginal – Harana Ilor
Current – Chalana Arroy
xFertilityRQG 50GS 192, HQG 16,
GtG 146
Power rune
AKA Life
Original & Current – Uleria
cStasisRQG 50GS 192, HQG 16,
GtG 146
Power runeOriginal – Acos
Current – Mostal
bSpiritSpirit runeRQG 15GS 193, HQG 17,
GtG 147
Form runeOriginal & Current – Horned Man
nHorseBeast
sub-rune
,ManRQG 50GS 193,
HQG 17,
GtG 147
Form runeOriginal & Current – Grandfather Mortal
.Fire/SkyRQG 48GS 191,
HQG 15,
GtG 148
Element
rune
Original – Aether
Current – Yelm
/MoonRQG 49GS 192,
HQG 15,
GtG 148
Element
rune,
Condition rune
Original – unknown
Current – Red Goddess
   
WMasteryRQG 15GS 193,
HQG 18,
GtG 149
Condition
rune
Original – unknown
Current – Arachne Solara
EHelerHM 186Deity rune
Heler
RMagicRQG 15GS 193,
HQG 18,
GtG 149
Condition
rune
Original – unknown
Current – Arachne Solara
YYinkinS:KoH 180Deity rune
IGod / Divine Worldincluded for date
notation for Godsday
OLightP:GtA 381,
GtG 149
Fire/Sky
sub-rune
Original – no one
Current – no one
PPamaltGtG 149Deity rune
AKA Power rune
Original – unknown
Current – Pamalt
ADragonewtRQG 15GS 193,
HQG 17,
GtG 147
Form runeOriginal – Cosmic Dragon
Current – Dragonewts
SInfinityRQG 15GS 193,
HQG 18,
GtG 149
Condition
rune
Original – Glorantha
Current – Arachne Solara
FBarntarHM 186Deity rune
GSartarS:KoH 290Deity rune
HHellHQ2 120
KLuckRQG 15GS 193,
HQG 18,
GtG 149
Condition
rune
Original – no one
Current – no one
LHeatHQG 15Fire/Sky
sub-rune
XFateRQG 15GS 193,
HQ2 120,
GtG 149
Condition
rune
Original – unknown
Current – Arachne Solara
CBearSC 279Deity rune.
Beast
sub-rune
VEternal BattleHQG 18,
GtG 149
Original – unknown
Current – Storm Bull
BBeastRQG 50GS 192,
HQG 17,
GtG 147
Form runeOriginal &
Current -Korgatsu
?ChaosRQG 15GS 193,
HQG 18,
GtG 147
Form runeOriginal – Primal Chaos
Current – Wakboth
n/aCommandRQG 283Sorcery Technique
n/aCombineRQG 283Sorcery Technique
n/aDispelRQG 283Sorcery Technique
n/aSeparateRQG 283Sorcery Technique
n/aSummonRQG 283Sorcery Technique
n/aTapRQG 283Sorcery Technique

Please note that the sources mentioned here supersede any previous writeups.

The sorcery techniques runes are crops from Jason Durall’s original drawings.

Sources

Lowercase Keyboard
Uppercase Keyboard

Notes on this font

I compiled this font so that Rick, Jeff and others could finally have a standard font that had all the basic Gloranthan runes, without using old or multiple fonts. The arrangement of characters is based on their position in their original font. Very few had their positions changed, this was to reduce confusion when switching from the older fonts. Don’t try to look for any logical pattern in their arrangement, there isn’t one. If you are wondering why some characters are included and others aren’t, it was based on need and simplicity.

David Scott.

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