Guide your players into a World of Adventure!
The RuneQuest Gamemaster Screen Pack is an essential play aid for RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha gamemasters, packed with useful references and materials to launch any new campaign, or add to an existing one.
The gamemaster screen itself is a landscape, full-color, four-panel cardboard screen, 34 inches wide and 8.5 inches tall, with a gorgeous illustration of the famed Gods Wall facing the players, and all manner of important references and summaries of key rules on the gamemaster’s side.
Included with the screen is a full-color, 128-page Adventures Book. The first half of this book is a description of the Colymar tribal lands, led by Queen Leika Blackspear, detailing the fortress city of Clearwine and its important denizens. Nearby is Apple Lane, a small village beset with huge problems. Its residents and surroundings are described in detail, making it a perfect location for gamemasters to base RuneQuest campaigns in, establishing the adventurers in a renowned yet manageable hamlet with ample opportunity for great adventure.
The latter half of the Adventures Book includes three ready-to-play scenarios set in Apple Lane and lands nearby. The first adventure, Defending Apple Lane, pits the adventurers against a savage band of fearsome raiders. Cattle Raid, the second adventure, sends the adventurers to protect a sacred herd of cattle, a seemingly simple task that grows all-too-complex when tribal politics come into play. The last of these adventures, The Dragon of the Thunder Hills, involves dragon magic and old ghosts. Finally, a four-page group of rumors gives ample grist for potential adventure inspiration, and two pages of adventure seeds are ready to be fleshed out into full adventures or run as interesting interludes.
Additional materials include a 20-page reference booklet full of charts and references for ease of play, a 16-page full-color Gloranthan calendar, seven ready-to-play pregenerated adventurer characters, regular and deluxe adventurer sheets, squad and a non-player character sheets, as well as full-color fold-out maps of Apple Lane, Clearwine, Dragon Pass, and the world of Glorantha itself.
What the Critics Say
"Congratulations: you have reached the pinnacle of what a gamemaster pack should include, screen included… If you play Call of Cthulhu and you are already using the Call of Cthulhu Keeper Screen Pack, you know what kind of screen supplements Chaosium is capable of producing. Now take that concept to eleven."—Antonios S. review, RPGNet.
"If I have a chief complaint with the new RuneQuest GameMaster Screen Pack, it's that it is a very badly named product. Yes, there is a gorgeous gamemaster screen in there, 20 pages of handy reference sheets, sumptuous character sheets, tons of maps, and even a calendar... but what the team have really given us here is a living, breathing culture. The component they humbly refer to as a "booklet" is in fact a 128-page book detailing the lands and peoples of the Colymar tribe. It easily could have been sold separately from the "Screen Pack," but Chaosium has never been big on half measures."—Andrew Logan Montgomery, Exploring the Otherworlds of Fiction, Magic, and Gaming.
"…sets a benchmark by which every other Game Master Screen and support pack will be measured"—Reviews from R’lyeh.
This PDF package contains the following:
- A beautiful four-panel full-color gamemaster's screen
- 128-page full-color adventure book
- 20-page full-color reference booklet
- 16-page full-color Gloranthan calendar
- Amazing full-color maps (some fold-out) - Apple Lane, Clearwine, Colymar Tribes, Dragon Pass, South Peloria
- "Artisan" (full colour) and regular (suitable for B&W printing) RuneQuest adventurer sheets
- Non-player character and squad character sheets
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