So I’ve said what the “canonical corpus” is for Chaosium publications. Perhaps more important – what books do I need to run a RuneQuest campaign?
This is a shorter list:
- The Starter Set and/or the RuneQuest core rule book. I’d recommend both myself, but of the two, the RQ core rules gives you the most to work with.
- The RQ Bestiary.
And that’s it. I’d suggest getting the GM Adventures pack because it gives a good starting point, introductory adventures, and a sandbox setting, but you could start elsewhere. I’d also suggest the Glorantha Sourcebook because it is filled with inspiration and cool stories, but you don’t really need it.
Again, I am not using “canon” in the sense of what players and gamemasters need to use or rely on. Just in what we are relying on and referencing in our publications.