The Complete RuneQuest Experience
“If you break down the walls that confine your view, and if the immensity and its endless uncertainty inspire you with fear, then the ancient stupor awakens in you, whose messenger is the white bird. There in the whirl of chaos dwells eternal wonder. Your world begins to become wonderful! Man belongs not only to an ordered world, he also belongs to the wonder-world of his soul.”
—Carl Jung, Liber Novus
Chaosium Unveiled: Inside RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha Slipcase Set
The RuneQuest Slipcase Set
RuneQuest: Roleplaying In Glorantha, the RuneQuest Glorantha Bestiary, and the Gamemaster Screen Pack bundled together in a premium collector’s slipcase!
Playing the role of adventurers, you’ll journey through a mythical, Bronze Age world, where the gods are real, family and cult define you, and magic permeates every action. You’ll do battle with great beasts and rival clans. You’ll raise a family and harvest crops. You’ll pray to your god and grow in power.
This is RuneQuest.
RuneQuest: Roleplaying In Glorantha
RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha is the essential book for RuneQuest players and Game Masters alike. It contains the core rules and setting information for the game. The book covers character creation, the three magic types (Rune Magic, Spirit Magic and Sorcery), between adventures, combat, and Dragon Pass: the core setting of RuneQuest.
RuneQuest is an RPG with a difference. It is intuitive and easy to play. All rolls are determined via the roll of percentile dice. RuneQuest has no character classes or alignments; characters are defined by their culture, the gods they follow, and the Runes that inspire them.
Go here for more details on the core RuneQuest Rulebook.
RuneQuest: Glorantha Bestiary
A melting pot of mythic fantasy entities, each one with the potential to seed an entire adventure. The RuneQuest: Glorantha Bestiary is both a player companion, Gamemaster sourcebook, and expansion to the setting.
Dive into Elder Races, creatures of Chaos, monsters, natural animals, dinosaurs, giant and unusual insects, spirit entities, summoned magical beings, as well as character creation options expand the rules in the core book.
Go here to learn more about the RuneQuest Glorantha Bestiary.
Broo - The terrible spawn of Chaos
RuneQuest: Gamemaster Screen Pack
More than just a play aid, the Gamemaster Screen Pack offers a range of RuneQuest essentials. It contains a landscape, four-panel cardboard screen; a 128-page Adventure Book detailing the Kingdom of Sartar and outlines 3 adventures designed for beginning characters.
Additional materials include a 20-page reference booklet full of charts and references for ease of play, a 16-page Gloranthan calendar, seven ready-to-play pregenerated adventurer characters, regular and deluxe adventurer sheets, squad and a non-player character sheets, as well as fold-out maps of Apple Lane, Clearwine, Dragon Pass, and the world of Glorantha itself!
Go here to learn more about the RuneQuest Gamemaster Screen Pack.
Map of Apple Lane
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What The Critics Say
"Cheaper than its constituent parts, easier to assimilate, faster to run... this is the best-researched setting that fantasy roleplaying has ever seen, topped by a robust system that meshes integrally with the fluff."
— Antonios S., RPGNet - Review.
"Final first impression 10/10. Will play. Great presentation, tons of content, a wonderful relaunch of a terrific game."
— Robert Hewitt Wolf (TV Writer/Producer), RuneQuest Slipcase Review.
"Production values are superb, everything to the highest standard. Full colour artwork throughout, and years of refining have made all the tables and charts concise and easy to use... [The RuneQuest Slipcase Set] represents one of the most complete packages for getting into a game and never having to buy anything else for it again that most of the Judges had ever seen."
— UK Game Expo, UK Games Expo Awards.
"10 out of 10 - that's right, it is that good, it is fantastic, I love this tome!"
— Jeff McAleer = The Gaming Gang, Review - RuneQuest Slipcase Set.
"A mix of visionary world-building and ambitious gameplay that offers something very different to Dungeons & Dragons. A powerful meeting of realism with fantasy, it's a tabletop RPG that has remained a cult classic for decades. It may be as well-known as Dungeons and Dragons, but it deserves to be discovered by more players."
— Dicebreaker, 6 more great RPGs that aren't Dungeons and Dragons.
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- 4th Edition Chaosium RuneQuest
- Year Released:
- Page Count:
- 448 + 208 + 128 + handouts
- Full-color Hardback + PDF
- Greg Stafford, Jeff Richard, Jason Durall, Steve Perrin
- Contributing Writers:
- David Dunham, Steve Henderson, Warren James, Sven Lugar, Chris Klug, Rick Meints, Michael O'Brien, Sandy Petersen, Neil Robinson, Ken Rolston, and Ray Turney
- Cover Artist:
- Andrey Fetisov
- Rick Becker, Bernard Bittler, Simon Bray, William Church, Miguel Coronado, Gene Day, Andrey Fetisov, Piotr Foksowicz, Lisa Free, Merle Insigna, Tomasz Jedruszek, Kalin Kadiev, Roman Kisyov, Rachel Kahn, Jennifer Lange, Rhonda Libbey, Michelle Lockamy
- Artists (continued):
- Juha Makkonen, Mike Mignola, Christine Mitzuk, Luise Perrene, Kevin Ramos, Roger Raupp, Jakob Rebulka, Alex Ries, Naomi Robinson, Simon Roy, Olivier Sanfilippo, Luoto Sari, Tobias Tranell, Cory Trego-Erdner
- Olivier Sanfilippo, Darya Makarava, Colin Driver
- Design & Layout:
- Simeón Cogswell, Malcolm Wolter
What can I say? It's gorgeous, and perfect, and sets a new standard. Welcome to Glorantha. This edition gets it right.
I spoiled myself by reading through the PDFs before the books actually showed up in the mail, and part of me wishes I hadn't just because of their sheer quality alone. As my group's permanent GM I was very excited to start my players on RuneQuest, and they're just as excited to be playing it. A few good points about the Slipcase: 1. The presentation is amazing, this thing is huge and covered top to bottom in gorgeous art. 2. The print in the books is perfectly sized, not too big to fill space empty space, and not too small and a strain on the eyes. I have poor vision and my glasses are currently busted, but reading this was a breeze. 3. No glare. The pages don't glare and sting your eyes like some manuals do, but don't think that means they aren't glossy. The artwork is still beautiful and any glare is only on the artwork, and still minimal. 4. The amount of content in these books is insane, I ordered my copies nearly three weeks ago and have three of my players going through everything with me, and it's insane how much there is. No, that isn't a bad thing, as all of the content is Grade A Top Choice, but it can be intimidating for fresh Adventurers/GMs to the game. 5. The GM Screenpack is sooooo much more than just screens. The Screen Pack makes this whole package so much sweeter than if it was just the Roleplaying in Glorantha and Beastiary. From the quick references to the calendar, it just works. Overall, worth every penny.
This set is amazing and has so much information contained within it - I honestly don't know where to start. Let's start with the quality of the books first - excellent - well made and truly some of the finest books I've ever felt in my hands. The pages are beautiful and high quality as is the art and all the information. The DM pack has so much to get you started and the DM Screen itself is gorgeous! The maps and adventures in the DM pack are great. The Bestiary has some additional playable races in it and suggestions on how to make those characters, along with a plethora of resources for your sessions. The Core Book is also absolutely fantastic. I can't say enough about the set and after you pick up the starter set - this would be my next purchase or pick them up together! You will not be disappointed!
This pack contains all you need to set foot in Glorantha. The overall quality of the books is astounding. Plus, the GM screen is really gorgeous. This pack should sit on every player's shelf.
This is certainly a comprehensive way to begin learning how to play this game. Everything is covered in these books, from how to design a character to how combat works. It also thankfully has PDF versions of the information inside, so even if you cannot physically be near/have space for the books you can still find what information you need in whatever format you want. I honestly wish more game companies made their core books and supplemental material as easy to access as Chaosium.
Detracting from gameplay, this version focuses way too much on cults / gods / religion. the original version was more my speed and I have been roleplaying since 1979
The RQG book combined with the Bestiary and the Gamesmasters' Adventure book, once combined with the unpublished Gods of Glorantha book, will be the core texts for any GM! The world is laid out in brief but well throughout the books and can launch a gaming group into the wonderful world of Glorantha! Take the plunge on this one and you will not be sorry!
I already owned the main book for Runequest but I wanted this set as well. Our group wanted to have a second main book to use at the game table. Not only is it fantastic looking on our shelf but the wealth of material presented within the bestiary and the GM pack is amazing.
I have been playing roleplay games for 30 years and this is easily one of the best products I have bougth. It is a must with all you need to start this fantastic world