Magic, Myth, and Might in a Box!
The RuneQuest Starter Set contains everything you need to play the world’s best roleplaying game of gods, cults, magic, family, and fantasy!
Chaosium Unveiled: Inside The RQ Starter Set
In RuneQuest, everyone uses spells and anyone can be a warrior. The gods provide powers to their mortal worshipers, and can intercede on their behalf. Each RuneQuest adventurer is unique, defined by their Runes, culture, and cult—all chosen by the player.
The RuneQuest Starter Set contains books, dice, maps, and enough content to keep a group engaged and entertained for several roleplaying sessions. The box also includes 12 pregenerated character folios, giving each player a wide range of playstyles and backgrounds to choose from.
Rules & Dice
The RuneQuest Starter Set has four softcover manuals broken into rules, setting, and scenarios. The box includes all the dice you need to play the game, a set of premade character folios, maps of Jonstown and the surrounding areas, and a Strike Rank Tracker for epic and dangerous RuneQuest combat.
Learn to play in the best way possible—by playing! “The Battle of Dangerford” is a single-player scenario designed to teach you the rules of the game as you play. Take on the role of Vasana as she joins her Sartarite brothers and sisters in an epic clash against the invading Lunar Empire.
Three scenarios designed for up to 5 players.
In A Rough Landing, fresh from the Battle of Dangerford, the adventurers run afoul of aggressive dark trolls, and must resolve a problem in a nearby farming community.
A Fire in the Darkness sees the adventurers asked to investigate a string of fires in Jonstown. Clues lead them to the under-city tunnels in search of the source of the blaze— is it possible that the prime suspects are not what they seem?
In The Rainbow Mounds the adventurers arrive at the mysterious cave complex to confront a group of Trolls menacing the nearby village. In the labyrinthine tunnels of The Rainbow Mounds, the adventurers discover an unimaginable new foe.
Maps & Handouts
Each scenario has its own collection of maps and notes, each presented in full colour. These play aids enhance the RuneQuest experience, and help you immerse yourself in the mythic world of Glorantha.
Once you’ve devoured everything the RuneQuest Starter Set has to offer, you’ll want to expand the world of Glorantha at your tabletop! .
RuneQuest: Adventures in Glorantha: Everything you need to play RuneQuest, including rules for character creation, cults, magic, sorcery, managing your household, and growing your RuneQuest family.
RuneQuest: Glorantha Bestiary: Over 180 monsters, beasts, and adverarys for your RuneQuest games, including new playable races, such as Ducks and Trolls!
RuneQuest: Gamemaster Screen Pack: The Gamemaster Screen Pack enhances your games of RuneQuest with scenarios, setting information, reference tables, and maps that increase the flow of play!
The Pegasus Plateau & Other Stories: Set in the mythic fantasy world of Glorantha, this features seven complete ready-to-play adventures, taking you from ghoul-haunted catacombs, into mystic ruins, across Prax, and up the Pegasus Plateau!
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What The Critics Say
"This is truly an amazing product. On so many levels. I think, most importantly, it showcases Chaosium's approach to their business and consumers. Game companies aren't forced to do Starter Sets like this. And they usually don't. Chaosium makes products for fans."
— RPG Imaginings, RQ Starter Set Review - Twitter.
"If you've wanted to try out RuneQuest, this is the product for you. If you're a GM wanting to get into something more about a deep, profound spiritual world than killing monsters and taking their stuff, buy it."
— Edward Jones, OzRPGDice, RQ Starter Set Review - Facebook.
"If only there were a single, streamlined product we could point new players to, a concise entry point that explained the rules, introduced the setting, and made it all effortless to learn and play. Something that showcased what makes this fantasy RPG unique.
Oh wait, now there is...
If you have ever been even mildly curious about Glorantha or Runequest, here is your chance to explore. You will know exactly after exploring the Starter Set if this is the game for you."
— Andrew Logan Montgomery, The RuneQuest Starter Set Review.
"The absolute perfect starter set that comes in a box... there are several wonderful starter sets out there but this is going to set a new high as to what it provides."
— OrcusDorkus, YouTube Review.
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- Year Released:
- Full Color Boxed Set
- Page Count:
- 180 pages across four books and handouts)
- Greg Stafford, Jeff Richard, Jason Durall
- Cover Artist:
- Ossi Hiekkala
- Andrey Fetisov, Jon Hodgson, Kalin Kadiev, Roman Kisyov, Michelle Lockamy, Jan Pospisil, Scott Purdy, Naomi Robinson, Simon Roy, Chris Waller
- Adventurer Artists:
- Jon Hodgson, Scott Purdy, Roman Kisyov, Dimitrina Angelska
- Matt Ryan, Olivier Sanfilippo, Tobias Tranell
- Simeon Cogswell
Where do i start? There is literally a lot to unpack. Stunning maps. Loadsa choice from an abundance of prerolled PC's. Over 250 pages of rules, background, adventures. Most games would call that a core rule book. Everything you will need to start a campaign in Glorantha. Truly epic stuff and amazing value for money. In fact if bools 1&2 where available as a players pack or kit, my players would love it. Great stuff, keep it up.
Great simplified rules, great intro to Glorantha, great solo gamebook, great adventures, great maps, great pregens... ...poor to average adventures. The actual content of the adventures is average to good – but the form! Oh the form! The adventures are monstrously overwritten! The text bloat is immense – you'd have to write your own notes and run this from memory, it's almost impossible to use the text as a reference at the gaming table. I'm afraid the authors have no idea how to actually _write_ an adventure, have never seen a well-written one and are just winging it. It's basically short stories. This fills me with dread as to how further RQ adventures will look like (I've bought them all, haven't read them yet). If someone from Chaosium happens to read this... please take a look at the OSR scene and learn how to write an adventure. You have great ideas, terrible execution.
This is an amazingly good deal, the box is jam packed with rules, a wordbook, a solo quest, adventures, characters, character sheets, 3 nice big maps, handouts and even dice. My favorite bit is the soloquest, TBH, since you can play solo (obviously) and because it walks you through gameplay and even a big battle (the battle of dangerford)!
The Runequest Starter Set is a joy to own and I can't wait to introduce new people to Glorantha using it. It is packed full of beautiful materials and references, including some truly impressive cartography. One of the best starter products I have ever purchased.
Sometimes it is hard to determine if a rule system is for you and/or your gaming group. Starter sets really help alleviate that, even if some of the rules are streamlined for the starter. This starter set does just that. I have been reading the set and I am about to do the SoloQuest that is included. That is another bonus of this set, the SoloQuest looks like it will be a terrific way to make the rules stick. Worth the purchase! Plus, you get the PDFs included in the price.
This box is all you need to start playing Runequest and to introduce the incredibly rich setting to new players. I wish to stress the amazing quality of this product. The box is made to last and the wonderful artwork emphasizes the unique flavour of Gloranthan adventures.
Nice ! Great ! Top to start ! top for core rule owners also ! This an to-have RPG supplement. Nice drawings, nice stuff, a very cool soloquest and 14 high qual pregen sheets. Special dedicace to the jonstown's NPC description. It's Huge ! it's nice ! It should be yours !
Having had the Runequest starter set for about a week now, and having had time to dig through everything contained, it has to be said that the quality and content of this set are not going to be matched anytime soon. It has everything you'd expect - starter adventures, pregenerated characters, maps, a very detailed overview of the core rules, and as a bonus, a solo adventure. Glorious artwork, an immensely deep world setting and a price point that absolutely does not reflect how much there is inside this box. A 5* must-have for fans of fantasy roleplaying.
I was a long wait for this product but it was very much worth it. As a long-time fan, I must say I was more interested in the new material on Jonstown. But in the end, every component of the pack proved valuable and interesting. The Solo adventure reads almost like a novel and gives a very good idea on the feel of Runequest. The scenarios are enjoyable. The Jonstown guides is really really good. It excels in that it gives a good view on important NPCs but you also get practical information on price of food, lodging, healing as well as NPC stats for "common" citizens. Overall the art is really good and the layout superb. The level of quality of the maps is just mind-blowing. It does not get better than this, you should biy this!