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Journey to Jonstown #23 - helpful resources for your RuneQuest campaigns in the Jonstown Compendium

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 4th Aug 2021

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.

Here are some helpful GM resources for your RuneQuest campaigns!

High Rock Hill

Bastian Haefner ($1.00, 15 page PDF)

Adventurers attend a Clearwine harvest festival where one event leads to another and they find themselves investigating a conspiracy, hoping to prevent a death and a tribal feud. (nb this is an adventure – inadvertently left out of yesterday's Journey to Jonstown post which showcases recent new scenarios)

Alogo's Caravan: Riding Animals of Dragon Pass
Drew Baker ($9.95, 146 page PDF)

Alogo’s Caravan contains 20 pre-generated riding animals detailed in the RuneQuest Glorantha Bestiary and available to starting player’s Homelands. All four breeds of horse, mule, bison, high llama, impala and sable plus war zebra for those characters horse riders journeying in Prax. (That's over 200 mounts at less than 5¢ each).

Night in the Meadow
Joel Kumpulainen ($2.00, 17 page PDF)

Three encounters that start with a simple plot with troubles with cattle herding and ending up to meeting somewhat greater spirits of different origins: A Nymph, animal spirits and even a dragonic cult spirit.

Alakoring's Legacy
Alistair Jones, Edan Jones ($4.00, 41 page PDF)

A follow up to Heort's Legacy, this book contains questionnaires devoted to the Orlanthi of Tarsh and Aggar, as well as the Aramites.

Balazar Maps
Anders Tonnberg ($5.93, 10 page PDF)

Seven high-resolution pictorial maps of Elder Wilds from Griffin Mountain.

Elder Wilds Maps
Anders Tonnberg ($5.93, 10 page PDF)

Seven high-resolution pictorial maps of Elder Wilds from Griffin Mountain.

Close Encounters of the Sartar Kind
Eric Bauge ($1.78, 11 page PDF)

Encounter charts are a great way to add some element of randomness into a campaign. They help maintain the illusion that the world doesn’t revolve around the adventurers, but has a life of its own. Sometime, a random encounter might even become a regular character in a campaign, as an ally, or as a recuring enemy. Tables and rules needed to run random encounters for 11 types of terrain in Sartar.

The Crimson Bat Battle
Dario Corallo ($3.56, PDF)

The Bat is coming! Will our Heroes kill or stop him from devouring citizens? An adventure module complete with the Bat (the map) and full of Bat Zealoths and flying Adventurers… Plus a Dream Dragon ;-)

Petty Spirits 2
Akhelas, Austin Conrad ($2.00, 7 page PDF)

Petty spirits provide unusual explanations for in-world phenomena: Bookwyrms plunder libraries, Children of Daga cause liquids to evaporate, and Child's Fortune presents mischievous imaginary friends to children. Each of these spirits provide texture to the mythic world of Glorantha by both subverting, and supporting, our terrestrial "common sense." They're suitable for use by both gamemasters and player adventurers alike.

Ehnval Tallspear
Akhelas, Austin Conrad ($2.00, 21 page PDF)

Ehnval Tallspear is a stern Wood Lord of Aldrya. Found near his native woods north of Esrolia, his description includes advice and adventure seeds for the gamemaster for use as either friend or foe.

Grungnak Fearless
Akhelas, Austin Conrad ($2.00, 24 page PDF)

Grungnak Fearless is a brutal Death Lord of Zorak Zoran, the God of Hate and Vengeance. She has risen from lowly bandit origins to shake up the status quo of Glorantha's classic "adventurer's playground," the Big Rubble. This dangerous antagonist and her berserk followers will provide a challenge even to experienced adventurers.

Cups of Clearwine
Kristi Herbert, Erin McGuire, Diana Probst, Dom Twist, Beer With Teeth ($10.00, 63 page PDF)

A sourcebook detailing the lives of ordinary people who can help you have extraordinary adventures. Cups has details for a dozen households, each with plot hooks for the area and beyond. Every household was created to add to the interest and playability of the area.

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Under the Jonstown Compendium community content license, fans of Greg Stafford's world of Glorantha can sell and share their own material on DriveThruRPG. If that appeals, check out the Jonstown Compendium Guidelines and start creating!