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Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers - Hardcover

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Challenge your foes. Fulfill your fate.

Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers is the player’s guide to the Gods of the Storm!

This book covers the mythology of the Lightbringer pantheon of gods, and provides mechanics for each of their cults to create your RuneQuest adventurer.

What’s Inside?

Chaosium Unveiled: Inside Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers

Watch the unveiling video to see the book for yourself. Remember that you get the PDF when getting the physical copy.

The Gods of the Storm

Heler, God of Rain

Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers features 19 cults, including Orlanth the Storm God, Chalana Arroy the Goddess of Compassion, Lanbril the God of Thieves, Issaries the God of Communication, Humakt the God of Death and War, and many more!

Orlanth the Storm God

Build Your Adventurer

Daka Fal - Judge of the Dead

You’ll find new and complimentary rules to use each of the 19 included cults to create brand new RuneQuest adventurers.details the skills, passions, spirit magic, and Rune magic these cults offer, including new spells and new cult-specific skills. Embody the power of your god with rules for how your adventurer can grow into a God-talker, Rune Priestess, or even a mighty Rune Lord!

Chalana Arroy - The Healing Goddess

The Lore of The Lightbringers

Llhankor Mhy, The Knowing God

Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers details the unique organization, history, and nature of each cult, and covers the history of the Lightbringer pantheon—mythology filled with combat, heroism, reckless deeds, and honor in the face of impossible odds.

Eurmal the Trickster

Note: This supplement can be used with the RuneQuest core rules, or combined with the other books in the Cults of RuneQuest line to build a RuneQuest adventurer belonging to multiple cults.

What The Critics Say

  • “A ‘must-have’… Not only is it easy to read, but the colors and vivid illustrations are all powerful and attention-grabbing.”

    — Philgamer, Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers Review.

  • "The harmony of playable content and clean presentation make this the strongest release I’ve read from Chaosium in years—possibly ever... A beautiful, engaging book which admirably stands as an exemplar that tabletop games qualify as art."

    — Akhelas, REVIEW: The Lightbringers.

  • "If Cults of Prax was a phenomenal publication in its time [it was, ed.], Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers surpasses it both in content and presentation. You will love it."

    — El Runeblogger, Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers review.

  • "This is a big the territory it covers and the ideas it presents. RuneQuest was arguably the first game out there that ever seriously gave attention to religion, mythology, and magic and The Lightbringers keeps that legacy going."

    — Andrew Logan Montgomery, THE CULTS OF RUNEQUEST PART TWO, The Lightbringers.

  • "In this day and age, RuneQuest‘s best bet is in emphasising the distinct and unique flavour of Glorantha and these books do a wonderful job with it... Though much of the material here was developed before his death by Greg Stafford, the job of finishing the project has fallen to Jeff Richard, who has made it a labour of love, along with a wealth of collaborators, including artists who’ve made some of the nicest and most flavourful-looking art I’ve ever seen in a RuneQuest book."

    — Refereeing & Reflection, a RuneQuest Encyclopedia.

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Full Color Hardcover
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Greg Stafford, Jeff Richard
Cover Artist:
Loïc Muzy
Interior Artists:
Loïc Muzy, Agathe Pitié , Katrin Dirim, Antonia Doncheva, Andrey Fetisov, Ossi Hiekkala, Roman Kisyov
Francesca Baerald, Matt Ryan
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Simeon Cogswell
  • Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star 5
    I've been dreaming about this book...

    Posted by Jorge Alonso-Colmenares Gualda on 18th Aug 2023

    ... and it doesn't disappoint a bit. The love poured in this is amazing. Just the art is worth the sale, but the content is bringing RQ to a hole new level. Super happy with my purchase

  • Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star 5

    Posted by Scott Shafer on 17th Aug 2023

    This is the one that they had to hit out of the park, and they did! A masterpiece of graphic design and game design. This is a triumph for Glorantha and RuneQuest. The stewards of Greg Stafford’s vision have outdone themselves!