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Out of the Suitcase #30: A few jokes at Glorantha’s expense

Out of the Suitcase #30: A few jokes at Glorantha’s expense

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 10th Feb 2022

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.The back side of the Jan/Feb 1981 Chaosium order form included a few Gloranthan themed jokes. I don’t think these were ever published elsewhere. Fortunately, they are as corny now as they were 40 yea … read more
Out of the Suitcase #28: How 'Beyond the Pass' became Griffin Mountain

Out of the Suitcase #28: How 'Beyond the Pass' became Griffin Mountain

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 15th Jan 2022

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.I played through Griffin Mountain in the summer of 1981 shortly after it was published. It's my favorite RuneQuest campaign. Here's the story about how Griffin Mountain came to be … read more
Out of the Suitcase #25: ​As Authentic as Thaumaturgy can get…

Out of the Suitcase #25: ​As Authentic as Thaumaturgy can get…

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 7th Nov 2021

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.Before The Grand Grimoire there was... Authentic ThaumaturgyIn the late 1970s Chaosium founder Greg Stafford sometimes helped other individuals get their projects published. The eclectic mi … read more
Out of the Suitcase #24: ​Wherein the back cover gets finished...

Out of the Suitcase #24: ​Wherein the back cover gets finished...

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 5th Nov 2021

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.Last night after dinner I took another pass over the text for the back cover of my collector's and reference guide to all things RuneQuest and Glorantha. This is the third edition of The Me … read more
Out of the Suitcase #23: Facing the facts of a chaotic past...

Out of the Suitcase #23: Facing the facts of a chaotic past...

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 15th Oct 2021

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.Just the other day we had a fan ask about the Chaosium "Dragon" logo and why it didn't always have the dragon facing to the left on our products. While a short answer was given, there's a bit more to … read more
Out of the Suitcase #21: The first Manual of Monsters

Out of the Suitcase #21: The first Manual of Monsters

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 30th Aug 2021

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.Steve Perrin's unexpected passing has gotten me to thinking about his far-reaching legacy within the world of role-playing games. As I ponder his role in those early days I find myself pulling v … read more