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The Red Book of Magic - Hardcover

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Dive into the ultimate guide to magic for RuneQuest!

Chaosium Unveiled: Inside The Red Book of Magic

Watch the unveiling video to see the book for yourself. Remember that you get the PDF when getting the physical copy.

What's Inside

Penned by Zzabur, the Sorcerer Supreme himself, The Red Book of Magic is the indispensable source for expanded Rune and spirit magic. It’s an essential expansion to the RuneQuest experience for players and Gamemasters alike.

Summon Spirit Teacher

A Tome of Spells

Entrall Spell

Over 500 spells for both Rune and spirit magic. These spells can be used by adventurers and NPCs alike. Also detailed are rules for Gamemasters to devise their own Rune spells.

Spell - Breath Air/Water

New Beasts & Monsters

Summon Ice Nymph Spell

An array of new monsters to complement those found in the RuneQuest Glorantha: BestiaryMagical creatures such as War Trees, Manlings, and Luxites are detailed to pit against your adventures, and each can spawn a new RuneQuest adventure of your own design!

Luxite Statistics

New Rules

Summon Entity Spell

A wealth of new information on Rune metals, healing plants, and illusions. Special rules for ritual casting, and new methods for increasing your chance of successful spellcasting. The Red Book of Magic also contains the esoteric secrets of Hepherones’ Statement of Magic.

Spirit Magic

Downloads for this Product

Rune Spell Reference

What The Critics Say

  • "This isn't just about the spells; it is about the adventures that they help create.... Glorantha is probably the best researched and most cohesive settings in the world. Magic is integral to the setting, not a flimsy paste up."

    — Antonios S., RPGNet, Review of The Red Book of Magic.

  • "Much more than just a big list of spells."

    — Reviews from R'lyeh, A Spellbinding Corollary.

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4th Edition Chaosium RuneQuest
Year Released:
Full Color Hardcover
Page Count:
Jeff Richard, Greg Stafford, Steve Perrin, Sandy Petersen
Cover Artist:
Mark Smylie
Interior Artists:
Hazem Ameen, Ben Bauchau, Thomas Haller Buchanan, Joshua Cairós, Dimitrina Angelska, Antonia Doncheva, Nick Grey, Chris Huth, Kalin Kadiev, Jennifer S. Lange, Jeff Laubenstein, Anh Le, Rhonda Libbey, Michelle Lockamy, Daniel Macaluso, Lionel Marty
Interior Artists (Continued):
John McCambridge, Evelyne Park, Eleonor Piteira, Jan Pospíšil, Riley Spalding, Gábor Szügyi, Cory Trego-Erdner, Meagan Trott, Katie Wakelin
Simeon Cogswell
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    Magical tome

    Posted by Tim Clark on 5th Dec 2021

    The Red Book of Magic is a beautifully presented and desirable book for any Runequest gaming table, working as a slim, handy reference to all the Rune and Spirit magic spells. The descriptions of magic and the inspiring art helps bring the world of Glorantha alive in new weird and wonderful ways. Highly recommended as a very specific reference work. Not the first Runequest book you would buy, but a worthy addition to any collection once you have the core rules.

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    Red Book of Magic!

    Posted by Aaron Carpenter on 20th Nov 2021

    This is an extremely useful guide to magic in Runequest. While the Core Book and Starter Set provide a very detailed scope of Magic within Glorantha - this book is an extremely detailed and brilliant addition to magic in Glorantha and you will want to pick it up soon. A must have for any group wanting to deep dive into Magic. You will also be impressed with the art and quality of the book, it is nothing less than what we expect from Chaosium - excellent - as are all their products. Often times when I have purchased different RPG add on products I have always felt it was fluff to get me to spend more - with Runequest and Call of Cthulhu products, you can tell it is a labor of love - and that is admirable and worthy of my money, time, and attention.

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    beautiful book

    Posted by Ann J. on 16th Nov 2021

    and an excellent reference book for a quick glance at magic spells and rules

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    Another Winner from the Fine Folks at the Lhankor Mhy Liberry :-)

    Posted by Kenneth Hall on 11th Sep 2021

    Superb production and excellent content. Things like this are what set Glorantha apart from any other setting and RuneQuest: Adventures in Glorantha apart from any other RPG.

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    Beautiful Reference Book

    Posted by Diana Probst on 10th Jul 2021

    The RBoM is a beautiful creation, showing not just what spells can do, but what they look like. It is full of the Special Effects of Glorantha, as well as the crunchy mechanics. It will be even more useful when it's paired with the upcoming Cults book, but even on it's own, it's worth grabbing from the shelf to look up the details of a spell.

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    I Love the Modern Runequest

    Posted by FJulia on 7th Jul 2021

    I like that all the info for Rune and Battle magic is in one volume. The modern Runequest truly let's a player get into their character. I still fondly remember my RQ2 sessions with friends though.