Welcome to Glorantha
A mythic world of mortals and gods, myths and cults, monsters and heroes. In Glorantha, the Runes permeate everything, and mastery of Runes allows astonishing feats of bravery and magic.
Glorantha is ancient, and has known many ages, but now it is at the brink of the greatest conflict it has ever known… the Hero Wars.
Glorantha is the setting of RuneQuest, one of the oldest and most influential roleplaying games ever published.
Welcome to Chaosium’s RuneQuest Quickstart Rules, a booklet that collects the essential rules for RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha and presents them in abbreviated form. Use this booklet to play the new edition of RuneQuest immediately, and to discover the improvements to the system. These game rules and a new adventure—The Broken Tower—preview the new edition of RuneQuest, developed in close consultation with the original designers and creators of RuneQuest and of Glorantha.
The Broken Tower, set in the heart of the Dragon Pass, is suitable for up to 5 adventurers and one gamemaster, complete with all the rules needed to play.
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- RuneQuest Glorantha Quickstart
- Adventurers Handout for Players
- Optional Adventurer - The Assistant Shaman
- Errata (included in digital download)
What the Critics Say
"One of the classics, one of the most historical games out there is free of charge in a brand new iteration, showcasing not only the rule system but also serving as an introduction to one of the richest settings ever made. What kind of a roleplayer would miss a chance of trying it out and forming their own opinion?"—Antonios S. review, RPGNet.
"RuneQuest is still RuneQuest. The rules are derived from one of the best-selling editions of the game and use the Basic Roleplay rules that fans know and love. They are an interesting evolution of the second edition rules, currently available as the Classic RuneQuest game."—EN World.
"Chaosium’s core audience are Call of Cthulhu players, and there’s enough here to entice them into another setting. There is a mystery to uncover and moments of spine-tingling tension... The resolution to this adventure is far from clear-cut. Running away could be the most honourable action. RuneQuest Adventures in Glorantha continues BRP’s mission to redefine the nature of ‘success’ and heroism in role-playing."—The Grognard Files.
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"This is a book I will buy when it’s out fully. The combat is fun and new. The world is a novel place for me to throw my players... I want more, so this book’s got me hooked." - Throat Punch Games - Ringside Report
"RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha – Quickstart and Adventure does exactly what it sets out to do ...it does this not just for a single Free RPG Day, but for the foreseeable future." - Reviews from Rl'yeh
"...an excellent introduction to the core rules and basic gameplay" - Shattered Ravings
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