A Guide to the Mythic Fantasy World of Glorantha!
“Glorantha is my personal North Star as an author of vast fantasy game narratives… a sacred but unattainable goal.”
—Ken Rolston, (The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion).
Chaosium Unveiled: Inside The Glorantha Sourcebook
The Glorantha Sourcebook is an introductory guide to the mythical world of Bronze Age fantasy created by legendary game designer Greg Stafford. It is every RuneQuest player’s stepping stone into legend—a journey that continues with the Guide to Glorantha.
A System-less Sourcebook
The signature setting for RuneQuest, The Glorantha Sourcebook is without rules or game system. This allows you to apply the setting of Glorantha to any game of your choice, and delve into one of the most richly imagined fantasy worlds ever created.
Lose Yourself in Glorantha
Drawn from a variety of out-of-print and rare sources, the material in The Glorantha Sourcebook has been dramatically revised, updated, and expanded. Alongside this foundational material are new essays, insights, and extrapolations on the world and its incredible denizens.
Leaving no stone unturned, The Glorantha Sourcebook covers geography, the history of Dragon Pass, the Elder Races, the story of the Gods of Glorantha, history of the Lunar Empire, details of Gloranthan magic, and much, much more!
Add Depth to your Campaign
Whether you run a game with RuneQuest or a different gaming system, The Glorantha Sourcebook will flesh out the setting for you and your players.
You can leverage the history and myths for scenario hooks, and give your players ideas on how Gloranthan characters look at the world.
What The Critics Say
"Drawing on long out-of-print sources, and including new materials, this belongs in the collection of new Glorantha fans and old timers alike… vividly told, beautifully illustrated, and inspirational."
— Andrew Logan Montgomery, Exploring the Otherworlds of Fiction, Magic, and Gaming.
"Awesome…rich in detail. …Quite surprisingly, Chaosium has managed to produce an introductory book that is also interesting for veteran fans of Glorantha."
— El Runeblogger, El Runeblogger" target="_blank">Review of the Glorantha Sourcebook.
"The Glorantha Sourcebook is an excellent introduction and guide, and probably the exact amount you’ll ever need to run your own Glorantha campaign. Perhaps best of all is the strong visual aesthetic, which mashes up the styles of many bronze age cultures. Glorantha has kind of lacked this in the past and having it now really breathes life into the world and fires the imagination."
— Vintage RPG, A Systemless look at Glorantha.
"Be it because you want to run a campaign, to expropriate concepts wholesale, to get inspiration, to pleasantly read as a fragmented novel before bed time, or to adorn your coffee table thanks to its stunning imagery, you want The Glorantha Sourcebook. Surprise; it also supports RuneQuest Glorantha which just came out! Not many roleplaying books can be purchased for such a broad range of uses."
— Antonio S., RPGNet Review.
"The best most affordable introduction to the rich fantasy world of Glorantha so far."
— Runeblogger, RPGNet Review.
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- Full Color PDF
- Page Count:
- Greg Stafford, Jeff Richard, Michael O'Brien, Sandy Petersen
- Jason Durall
- Cover Artist:
- Jon Hodgson
- Darya Makarava, Simon Bray, Colin Driver, Lawrence Keogh
- Interior Artist(s):
- Dan Barker, Bernard Bittler, Simon Bray, Antonia Doncheva, Jed Dougherty, Rich Fleider, Lisa Free, Merle Insinga, Kalin Kadiev, Jennifer Lange, Michelle Lockamy, Jan Pospíšil, Jakob Rebelka, John Snyder, Tom Sullivan, Eric Vanel
Another fine work from Mr. Stafford and Mr. Richard. I love this because this is all the details - no rules or things like that. It is by far one of the most useful books for immersing yourself and understanding Glorantha better. I love this book and find myself referring to it often as I prepare adventures for my play group. As always, the quality, art, and detail in this product (along with other Chaosium products) are absolutely fantastic and I have no reservations about saying this book - along with a few others for Glorantha - are epic. We are truly lucky to be able to have such a wonderful product and it's an amazing time to revisit or join Glorantha for the first time!
The essential of Glorantha summed up into this beautifully illustrated book. One that should be on any good RPG shelf.
I'm still reading The Glorantha Sourcebook as it warrants constant visits. The world is beautifully presented with sections that detail the geography, history, creatures, gods, time and magic of the overall world, Dragon Pass and the Lunar Empire. Highly recommended.
I was absolute new to Glorantha, and this was a really concentrate global view really worthy. I readed from start to end and them, after few months, re-readed. The enlightment was awesome
After a 20 year gap from playing games in Glorantha this book has proven to be an absolute delight from the moment it was unboxed. Gorgeous art to supplement serious background information. Has become my top supplement of all time. PERIOD.
I got introduced to the glorantha world by this edition (RQG) . I felt overwelmed by the great deal of information so I got this book. It was a great overview of all glorantha world, specially of the dragon pass part.
This new “Glorantha Sourcebook” is a beautiful production, collecting cleaned-up and expanded and lavishly illustrated versions of all the obscure magazine articles that got us all interested in Greg Stafford’s fantasy world of Glorantha (the setting for “RuneQuest,” “HeroQuest” and “13th Age Glorantha”) thirty or forty years ago. System-free, player-friendly and highly recommended.