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Journey to Jonstown #12 - Sandheart "marks another step forward not only in the development of the Jonstown Compendium but in the entire Gloranthan Renaissance"

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 24th Aug 2020

"Sandheart is an example of how it is getting harder to tell the Compendium and the Chaosium books apart," writes Andrew Logan Montgomery in his review of the newly-expanded Tales of the Sun County Militia: Sandheart Vol 1, available from the Jonstown Compendium, Chaosium's community content platform for RuneQuest on DriveThruRPG.

Sandheart is a campaign framework and introductory scenario "No Country for Cold Men" for RuneQuest games set in Sun County, Prax. It was inspired by the RuneQuest 3rd edition sourcebook Sun County, published in 1991. 

The original Sandheart was an inaugural release for the Jonstown Compendium by Jon Webb. In this remastered version its 39 pages have been expanded to 103 pages. It includes new art by Mark Baldwin and Ludovic Chabant, and a new section on Sun County Backgrounds by Nick Brooke (A Rough Guide to GlamourThe Duel at Dangerford). This uses the Family Background format from RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha to create a rich and entertaining family history for player characters from Sun County.

Chaosium vice president Michael O'Brien, author of Sun County, has written a foreword for the new edition of Sandheart, noting "it's a pleasure for me to see that almost thirty years since Sun County was published, there is still much to be written about, discovered, argued over, and gamed in, in this small and distant, yet special part of Glorantha."

Andrew Logan Montgomery writes, "Sandheart marks another step forward not only in the development of the Jonstown Compendium but in the entire Gloranthan Renaissance... What we have now is an embarrassment of riches, with better and better Gloranthan material coming at us every day. Sandheart is a worthy successor to Sun County, and it looks to be just the beginning."

Further adventures in the Sandheart series are available at the Jonstown Compendium in Sandheart Vol 2: The Corn Dolls and Sandheart Vol 3: Tradition.

What is the Jonstown Compendium?

Are you a Gamesmaster looking for new scenarios and story elements? A player looking for something mysterious to spark a character idea? Is your group looking for more Gloranthan goodness to use in your game? The Jonstown Compendium is where you can find —and create —self-published material for your Gloranthan roleplaying games.

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