HeroQuest Glorantha – A Marvelous Roleplaying System The book includes everything you need to have to start a campaign in Glorantha: ba. The art of interacting with the Otherside through conscious interaction with myth. Contents[show] Canonical Quests For a discussion of what is and is not Canon. Glorantha and HeroQuest are trademarks of Moon Design Publications. . HeroQuest Glorantha is a roleplaying rules engine designed for play in the world of.

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Glorantha can be very intimidating for new players.

You can buy the PDF, though. The HQ2 heroqkest are universal although they were written with the setting of Glorantha in mind. Visually, the book looks better and is also better organized. The cover looks horrible and I have to hide it from my young daughter because it looks creepy, but I ordered it anyway. In fact, at the end of the book there is a section about playing in Gloranta. Examples are heroquesf up and it’s more tied to the setting.

Annoyingly, it’s almost impossible to get the physical book in Europe I think only Finland has a store which carries it. The HQ2 rules are available in English and German. Some of it is buried in old publications and fanzines which you can’t buy anymore.

A Noob’s Perspective on Heroquest and Glorantha

Moreover, it’s a bit confusing that Glorantha was once tied to Runequest and then later on to Hero Wars and then Heroquest. Still, I don’t really like Fate’s compel mechanisms and I don’t like to tweak my needs to Cortex Plus which is even more of a toolkit hetoquest a ready-to-go-system.


I originally wasn’t interested gloorantha Glorantha. It’s missing some dice tricks or cool tactical options, though. I wanted to give the German fan project a try because I like it when people make things available in my native language. Players have a wide range of different cultures to choose from with various backgrounds. That doesn’t mean you don’t try out new systems or enjoy other games, but you have the ONE game engine which you can rely upon.

At its core, HQ is a very narrative and rules-lite system. The publisher, Moon Design Publications, still hasn’t established a distribution network outside of the US. It’s a game developed by Robin D.

This game is way easier to learn from an experienced Game Master than by reading the book. But when I wanted to buy these gaming books as hard copies, I encountered a problem.

What I particularly like about Glorantha is the vibrant mythology, the omnipresence of magic as well as the absence of Tolkienesque tropes. When I have a setting in mind, I just want to play and don’t want to fiddle around with adjustments. Of course not but it comes close to being a perfect system for me.

I really enjoy reading gaming books as I love the thrill of learning a new system and finding out what new and interesting mechanics are out there. However, I would really like to have a reliable “backup” system which I can use on the glorqntha. It fits my preferences of being rules-lite, narrative and versatile.


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It’s one of the oldest RPG settings, created by Gloranhha Stafford in the 70s and developed over decades by him and others. It can help to keep up suspense but shouldn’t overrule common sense. And I was positively surprised by the setting of Glorantha as it feels fantastic but slightly different than “standard fantasy”. There are editions of Runequest e. In my book, that’s a good hefoquest.


Still, it’s a bit hard to heroqueat. Furthermore, there are world books like Sartar: I have to wait for the reprint in and can only buy the PDF version right now.

But for the players it’s a pretty straightforward system which gets out of the way during gameplay. So, what are my first impressions digging into Heroquest and Glorantha?

Meaning, you need to frame a contest What’s at stake? What is the whole conflict about i.

Reviews from R’lyeh: HeroQuest in Glorantha

Still, as a newcomer to Glorantha Heroquesf find it the setting a bit hard to approach because of the abundance of material. Kingdom of Heroesthe Sartar Companion and more. Unfortunately, the book doesn’t do a very good job at explaining things. Is Heroquest the perfect gaming system? Moreover, the examples and explanations are cleaned up and streamlined.

Also, I like generic systems. And he doesn’t know if he can get the Guide to Glorantha. I ordered the Heroquest Glorantha rules from my shop in Germany, but vlorantha owner told me that he doesn’t have any news on when it will arrive. Runequest 2 which come with Glorantha and then some which aren’t e.

What I like about such a system is that it doesn’t differentiate between combat and other types of conflicts like many traditional games. And that search will probably be fruitless because there is no perfect system.