This is a solo adventure for the Call of Cthulhu game. It is a horror story set in the 1920s where you are the main character, and your choices determine the outcome. It is also designed to lead you through the basic rules of the game in a gradual and entertaining fashion. Although most such adventures are played with your friends, this one is just for you.
Before you begin to play, make sure you have a copy of the Call of Cthulhu Seventh Edition Quick-Start Rules, and a blank investigator sheet.
Alone Against the Frost is a solo horror adventure for one player, set during a research expedition to Canada?s Northwest Territories during the 1920s. Here, you choose your own path as you navigate through the story?your choices will determine whether you find success or failure!
You take on the role of Dr. L. C. Nadelmann, an anthropologist from the renowned Miskatonic University in Arkham, MA. Accompanied by three of your most gifted and practical graduate students, as well as an experienced local guide, you set off into the fabled valley of the North Hanninah in search of the anthropological discovery that will make your career and bring you fame. Or, so you hope. Your expedition members are: Dr. L. C. Nadelmann, an academic obsessed by early North American prehistory, myths, and legends, particularly in the Big Woods region. Bernard Ebstein, a cherubic-looking native New Yorker, eager to experience life in the wilds before his upcoming marriage to his sweetheart, Catherine. Sylvia Davidson, the latest in a long line of Boston Brahmins, destined for academic greatness thanks to her dedication and determination. Norman Falkner, a mature, largely self-taught student whose calm nature acts as a steadying influence on those around him. Charlie Foxtail, a cautious Tsuut?ina professional wilderness guide, hired to lead the expedition safely through the North Hanninah. But such a journey is fraught with difficulties, from dangerous white water to the superstitious beliefs of the region?s inhabitants?not to mention the wildlife! Will you manage to survive every challenge this hostile environment throws at you? Will your companions? Can you return with your reputation?and your sanity?intact? Only time will tell. Armed with a pencil, some roleplaying dice, and a copy of the Call of Cthulhu Rulebook or the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set, you are ready to brave the remote wilderness as one of MU?s youngest ever professors! Dare you take on the challenge? If the answer is yes, then don?t forget to wrap up warm! It can get mighty cold out there... Originally released over 30 years ago as Alone against the Wendigo, this new edition of Alone Against the Frost has been completely revised, expanded and updated for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition?over 650 entries, complete with new illustrations and an afterword by the original author.
In the aftermath of the Great War, Berlin has a reputation for licentiousness. A place where anything may be had for the right price. It is both a city of hedonism and a city of business; its streets overflow with disabled veterans, prostitutes, destitute immigrants, and political agitators?all rubbing shoulders with buttoned-down businessmen, scholars, and artists. The gutters run with the blood of political assassinations, where Communists and v”lkisch Nationalists clash with each other, as well as with the police. Long into the evenings, Berlin?s world-famous cabarets offer music, dance, and titillating entertainment in stark contrast to the gray buildings that run on for endless miles along the sprawling city?s byways.
Into this bubbling stew, Secrets of Berlin introduces the weird elements of the Cthulhu Mythos. A hotbed of occult organizations, strange cults, and half-whispered lore. Amid the wicked air of the world?s capital of sin, the very nature of what it means to be human is questioned. And, as the city hurtles toward its inevitable dark destiny, the oppressive atmosphere pushes the sanity of investigators to its breaking point. This book presents an overview of 1920s Berlin as it would be experienced by visitors and residents of the time. Guidelines are presented for creating investigators for a Berlin-centric campaign, as well as investigator organizations to help bind groups together. Notable personalities, key locations, and a system for generating details of the urban landscape on the fly are provided. With crime and punishment, the city?s underworld, and also its high culture detailed, the tools provided help the Keeper gain an understanding of what makes Berlin unique. Three scenarios, spanning the history of Berlin between the end of the Great War and the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, contain colorful details of Berlin and its inhabitants and may be run as stand-alone adventures or linked together to form a mini-campaign.
Chapter 1: The City, presents an overview of 1920s Berlin. Creating investigators for a Berlin-centric campaign, as well as advice for bringing in existing player characters. Investigator organizations and Experience Packages are designed to add new dimensions to investigative groups. The chapter includes an overview of Berlin?s history, as well as its topology, identifying key districts that best reflect the city?s character. Details are provided on travel, communications, housing, crime and punishment, drug abuse, the city?s underworld, and its high culture. Chapter 2: Uncovering Berlin containsa range oflocations of interest for investigators, from libraries and museums to caf‚s and nightclubs. Due to the city?s sheer size, we eschew a block-by-block description, instead highlighting locations of interest and filling in the blanks with a system for generating details of the urban landscape on the fly. Berlin?s predilection for hedonism centers on the city?s relationship with prostitution, food and drink, and cabaret. Guidelines are provided for a range of investigator contacts and the chapter concludes with details on neighborhood street encounters, all providing the Keeper with inspiration for cabarets and clubs, architectural details, and businesses. With the tools provided in this chapter, the Keeper gains an understanding of what makes Berlin unique and has the tools to bring the city to life at the gaming table. Chapter 3: Oh! You Pretty Things details notable historical personalities to provide color and insight into the city. Whether Marlene Dietrich or Joseph Goebbels, short biographies highlight the time certain individuals lived or worked in Berlin, providing inspiration for encounters and scenarios. Chapter 4: Strange Berlin considers how the Cthulhu Mythos festers in the dark corners and shadows of the city. A range of scenario seeds and cults ensures the Keeper has the material for creating a decade-spanning campaign of horror.
Three scenarios spanning the history of Berlin include more of Berlin?s colorful details. Each scenario may be run as stand-alone episode or linked together to form a mini-campaign. In The Devil Eats Flies Germany teeters on the brink of economic ruin and political chaos. The ghost of a madman stalks the city, turning its own citizenry against itself. To stop a demonic spirit and save a Russian princess in exile, the investigators must strike a bargain with other sinister forces and ask themselves: who else are we prepared to see die in order to save the city? Dances of Vice, Horror, and Ecstasy takes place in the city?s golden years, when things have become superficially stable and prosperous again. A bungling sorcerer, a debauched dancer, and a strange cult of gnostic Saturn-worshippers threaten to put all of that to an end and turn Berlin into a pit of madness and depravity. Schreckfilm sees Berlin racing toward its grim future. The investigators come face to face with a shadowy cabal of the city?s movers and shakers who are determined to turn the city?s world-famous film industry toward ill ends. Trapped in a labyrinth of their own making and hounded relentlessly by dark forces beyond their ken, the investigators must confront the fundamental question of what is real and what is illusion. Concluding the book is a selection of inspirational media, including books, film, and websites for those wishing to delve even deeper into the mysteries, history, and geography of Berlin.
Shadows Over Stillwater is a collection of scenarios and locales for Down Darker Trails?the Wild West setting for Call of Cthulhu and Pulp Cthulhu. Contained within are further insights and challenges for those seeking bold adventure in the American Old West. Featured is a three-part campaign?The Shadow Over Stillwater?set in the mountains of the New Mexico Territory. A hunt for a fugitive murderer leads the investigators into a mystery involving odd townsfolk, strange lights in the sky, walking corpses, and the machinations of a once-powerful and ancient race seeking to reclaim their lost glory.
The campaign is suitable for groups of any size, as the Keeper can easily scale the opposition to reflect the number of investigators. An apparently simple task, bringing a wanted man to justice, brings the investigators to a town suffering an epidemic of bizarre events, from crazed residents to the dead rising from their graves. Shadows Over Stillwater opens with a three-part campaign called The Shadow Over Stillwater: Part 1: Lazarus, in Spades, the first scenario in the campaign, sends the investigators to Stillwater, New Mexico. Stillwater?s sheriff has alerted the authorities that a wanted man, Hank Hanratty, has been spotted in the town. The investigators are hired to the outlaw but, on arrival in Stillwater, they are faced with a situation that threatens to plunge them into chaos and death. Part 2: Trouble on Knife Cut Mesa immediately follows with the investigators heading to the mesa north of Stillwater to seek the source of recent strange events where a band of Mescalero Apache may aid or confuse their investigation. Tracing their quarry into mountains, the investigators come face to face with an ancient evil. Part 3: Shattered Earth, Poisoned Sky brings the campaign to a potentially explosive finale. Santa Rosita has been wracked with earthquakes?the residents fear that their town will soon be destroyed. The investigators? efforts to uncover the secret behind the situation may be hampered by the growing paranoia among the townsfolk. The investigators must delve deeply to thwart a plan designed to remake the Earth.
Following the campaign is another adventure, Beneath the Burning Sun, that can be played as a standalone adventure or as a continuation of The Shadow Over Stillwater. The investigators arrive in the town of Shade in Silverhole County, New Mexico where they become embroiled in a desperate bank robbery and join a posse to track down a gang of ferocious outlaws led by a crazed preacher. A bloody trail leads to an abandoned Spanish fort high in the Cebolletas where death awaits. A new locale for the Down Darker Trails setting follows: Stonegarden expands upon the Down Darker Trails setting. A booming mining town in Arizona, tucked away in the Coyote Mountains, this locale provides a new and fully realized town in which to base adventures. The history of the region, its locations, and people are detailed, as well as its secrets, threats, and Mythos connections. Whether venturing forth to unlock the riddles of Stone Garden Mesa or enjoying the hospitality of the Ralston family, this new campaign setting presents a community with one of the most violent reputations in the entire West. A place of danger, wild adventure, and dark secrets. Finally, The Devil?s Round-Up provides an extended adventure seed set in a location that may be familiar to long-time Call of Cthulhu fans. A roster of detailed characters, along with their foul agendas are described, ready to darken the day of any investigators who venture into doom-haunted Castronegro. That?s plenty of adventure to keep your gaming group immersed in the horrors and terrors of the Old West. According to your preferred style of play, Shadows Over Stillwater can be played using classic Call of Cthulhu, but can also be enjoyed with the Pulp Cthulhu supplement. This book requires the Call of Cthulhu Keeper?s Rulebook (7th edition) to play. Having access to the Down Darker Trails core setting book is highly recommended.
Saddle up! Get yourself a posse together and have a look-see what?s over that hill. There?s strange rumors coming in from the whisperin? desert. You?d best put a round in that iron and make haste! Down Darker Trails is a new setting for Call of Cthulhu?the American West of the late 19th century. The era of gold rushes, outlaws and lawmen, discovery and expansion.
Rub shoulders with the likes of Wild Bill Hickok, Crazy Horse, and Calamity Jane, while journeying through towns like Deadwood and Dodge City?names and places that have transcended history to become legend. Down these dark trails the taint of the Cthulhu Mythos stirs, ready to lure the unwary and tempt the power hungry with whispered secrets of cosmic knowledge. This is a West of hidden worlds, lost treasures and cities, dubious deals and unsavory alliances. A land filled with beauty, mystery, terror?and wild adventure! Here you will find the means to create Old West investigators, new occupations, new pulp talents, and new skills. Captured in text and image is the history of the Old West, famous individuals, playing American Indian heroes, notable places and sites, as well as inspiration and guidance on bringing the terrors and mysteries of the Great Old Ones into your games. Two complete towns, the gold-hungry Pawheton and San Rafael on the Texas border, are fully detailed, providing Keepers with ready-made inhabitants and locales from which to stage campaigns. Four different Lost Worlds are discussed, from the weird subterranean world of K?n-yan to the eerie Shadow Desert.
Packed with advice on creating campaigns and adventures, including two complete introductory-level adventures: Scanlon?s Daughter?a murder mystery set between two feuding Texas ranches. Something From Down There?join the rescue of a group of missing miners whose digging stirred things best left forgotten
Down Darker Trails is a setting supplement with scenarios useable with Call of Cthulhu and Pulp Cthulhu.
Gateways to Terror contains three short-play scenarios for the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition roleplaying game, ideal for beginning and experienced players and Keepers alike. Originally, all three?The Necropolis, What's in the Cellar? and The Dead Boarder?were designed as demonstration games to give a taste of the game's core motifs?mystery, investigation, and horror?for those with limited time. The scenarios can be played in as little as one hour but can be expanded for slightly longer play, and each comes with four ready-made investigators so you can jump right into the action!
Each scenario includes hints and tips for Keepers new and old, suggestions for additional investigators for larger groups, and a summary of the key rules needed to play. Suitable for use with the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set and the Call of Cthulhu: Keeper Rulebook. Gateways to Terror provides your next steps into the strange and mystifying worlds of Call of Cthulhu.
The Call of Cthulhu Keeper Screen Pack is an essential play aid for those running games of Call of Cthulhu 7th edition. This three-panel Keeper Screen is mounted on thick hardcover stock, folding out to 34 inches wide. One side, intended to face the players, portrays glorious artwork. The rear of the screen, the Keeper?s side, collects and summarizes important rules, statistics and charts, to assist the Keeper when running games.
Inside are two ready-to-play scenarios set in Lovecraft Country during the 1920s: ?Blackwater Creek? and ?Missed Dues,? with twelve ready-to-play pre-generated investigators included.
Welcome to Chaosium?s Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-Start Rules, a booklet that collects the essential rules for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition and presents them in abbreviated form.
This book comprises a complete basic roleplaying game system, a framework of rules aimed at allowing players to enact a sort of improvisational radio theatre?only without microphones?and with dice determining whether the characters succeed or fail at what they attempt to do. In roleplaying games, one player takes on the role of the gamemaster (or Keeper, in Call of Cthulhu), while the other player(s) assume the roles of player characters (investigators, in Call of Cthulhu) in the game. The gamemaster also acts out the roles of characters who aren?t being guided by players: these are called non-player characters (NPCs).
Reign of Terror is an epic two-part historical scenario, set during the French Revolution, playable as a stand-alone adventure or as an historical interlude for use with the Horror on the Orient Express premium campaign.
?The blade is poised, a shining length of bright sharp steel. The light glints on a small pattern on the blade, a concentric circle. The crowd holds its collective breath. Time stands still for an instant, and then the blade falls??
A time of struggle, intrigue, and horror. A divided country, where the upper class enjoys the bounty of wealth, and the poor cannot afford a load of bread. Where the cries of anger and rage at life?s injustices find momentum, sparking the people to unite and cast away the old regime for a brighter and more hopeful tomorrow. In time, hope will be replaced with fear as The Terror descends upon France, and the guillotine cries out for blood.
The crowds gather baying for blood, while the ?chop-chop-chop? of the guillotine calls out?
Developed by Call of Cthulhu mastermind Mark Morrison as a secret chapter in the story of Horror on the Orient Express, Reign of Terror has been designed for play with or without reference to that campaign. If used with Horror on the Orient Express, it provides an exciting and action-packed ?living handout? that brings new insights and illuminates the players into the full horror of one of the campaign?s dire villains.
?Meat is a luxury for many. Butchers slaughter beasts in the courtyards behind their shops; the blood flows out into the streets. The better cuts go to the wealthy while poorer Parisians eat mutton, sausages, offal, and salted pork.?
This book provides a stand-alone setting, with a plethora of historical details to help the Keeper bring Paris and the French Revolution to life. Profusely illustrated throughout, with detailed maps of Paris, the Palace of Versailles, and more! Alongside the two-part scenario of Reign of Terror is a range of scenario seeds, each providing roots for extending play and building a longer, more in-depth campaign.
A Field Observer?s Handbook of Preternatural Entities and Beings from Beyond The Wall of Sleep.
"With its clear visuals and hard-won information, this guide has saved my bacon on more than one occasion!" ?Ernest P. Wilderbeast, Visiting Professor of Preternatural Studies Miskatonic University.
Weird shapes in the park? Odd rumbling noises in the basement? A lurking dread in the kitchen?
Bad dreams involving strange adventures and bizarre creatures?
Identifying the lurking horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos is never an easy task, so researchers need all the help they can get?don?t leave home without the Field Guide!
An essential spotter?s guide for the budding and experienced preternaturalist.
Illustrations and descriptions from the Cthulhu Mythos and Dream Cycle based upon the creations of H.P. Lovecraft.
The driest, flattest, and smallest continent, Australia is almost as big as the continental United States, but has a fraction of the inhabitants?six million people in 1925. Beyond the settled areas, three-quarters of the land remain relatively little known until after World War Two. Seen by those in Europe and America as one of the last great wildernesses, despite decades of exploration and incursion, it remained a place that guarded its secrets.
While the ancient and primordial character of the Australian inland lures many, it is the cities in the south and east that have become centers of population. Surprisingly modern and surprisingly British in character?it is not uncommon for foreign visitors to express astonishment when they disembark from their steamer in Sydney or Melbourne and find themselves in a great metropolis with all the modern refinements of London or New York. Ever present, though, are the modern blights afflicting cities worldwide: organized crime, overcrowding, civil unrest, and uncertainty. This unique mix of old and new?the tension between civilization and the frontier?is what makes Australia a particularly fertile 1920s setting for Call of Cthulhu. Those Keepers wishing to challenge their players with tales of gang-related squalor underpinned by ancient Mythos threats can find ample opportunity in Australia?s urban environments. Equally, investigators do not have to go too far into the Outback to become entangled in tales of stark frontier life bereft of modern conveniences of technology, underpinned by dark shadows cast by the Ctuhlhu Mythos that seem to haunt the very landscape. And for Keepers who wish to push investigators to the very limits of wilderness survival, there is no shortage of opportunities for true expeditions into places where Europeans and Americans have never set foot. In Australia, the investigators come face-to-face with supernatural forces that have endured for longer than humanity has existed; they can attempt to step inside the ancient legends of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia in search of mystical knowledge; they can cross swords with nefarious cults intent on diabolic schemes, or challenge unwitting scientists who haplessly threaten to achieve a similar end by probing the mysteries of the Australian land. Brining your investigators to Australia is certain to reward your gaming group. For, as soon as they have set foot upon this ancient continent, adventure, peril, and mystery abound. Whether run as an Australian campaign, a series of one-shot games, or a protracted stop over during a globe-spanning campaign, the time spent in the Land Down Under will not be wasted!
What?s In the Book? Australian History and Geography covers the European exploration, from the land being a convict colony through to the Australian gold rush, and beyond to the Great War and its aftermath. We then look at the geography of the Australian continent, noting some archaeological sites and providing an overview of the differing regions and climates. Australians: Here we focus on the history of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, as well as the white population, and contrast life in the urban and life in the rural environments. Special focus is given to Australian investigators, with new skills and occupations appropriate to for Aboriginal and white Australians. We round things out with brief biographies of some key Australians of the post-Great War period, who might be encountered by wandering investigators. Resources for 1920s Australia: This chapter provides a toolkit of historical subjects, usable by Keepers, for running games in Australia. Topics include law enforcement, transport, mounting expeditions into the Outback, communications, and sources for research. Australian Cities: Provides an in depth look at some of Australia?s key cities, including Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, and Brisbane. Maps are provided for each city, as well as details on notable mysteries or events, and suggestions concerning cults in thrall to the gods and horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. Alcheringa: Known to some as ?the Dreaming? or ?Dreamtime,? the Alcheringa chapter focuses on how to incorporate the wisdom and learning stemming from Aboriginal cultural traditions into games, and features special rules and mechanics for running ?dream quests? to gather important information to solve dire situations facing the investigators, as well as the rewards for ?solving? a ?Song-Line.? The stages of a Song-Line are discussed and presented with examples, such as the Story of Bigibila, which can be played as a scenario introduction to Alcheringa. Topics such as Aboriginal sorcery and artifacts are also discussed. The Mythos in Australia: Here, the book looks at the dark conspiracies and taint of the Cthulhu Mythos upon the Australian soil, with particular reference to the legacy of the Great Race, the Flying Polyps, and to the elusive and mysteries Sand Dwellers. A range of Mythos cults are presented, ready for the Keeper to incorporate into games, as well as featuring some of the other Mythos monsters that could be found lurking in dark shadows. Scenarios: The book is rounded out with two large scenarios and appendices. Long Way From Home: the investigators look into a series of odd and unexplained meteor showers and are drawn into a web of intrigue involving some ancient foes. Presented as a sandbox with multiple entry points, the scenario features a range of plots and encounters set in the remote region of Paralana. Black Water, White Death: sought-after papers concerning Australia?s convict history lead the investigators to Tasmania and to a dark mystery to terrify the dreams of all concerned. What begins as a simple matter of attending an auction ends with terror and a cosmic threat. Gathered in the appendices are some of Australia?s deadly wildlife, with game profiles provided for their use in games, as well as timelines covering Australia, and recommended further reading and viewing. In Australia, investigators will come face-to-face with supernatural forces that have endured for longer than humanity has existed. It is a land of adventure, danger, and ageless wisdom?a perfect for setting for Call of Cthulhu! Requires the Call of Cthulhu Keeper?s Rulebook (7th edition) to play, and is optionally usable with Pulp Cthulhu.
New York City.
Prohibition is in full swing and bootleggers are living high. African-Americans flee the oppressive South for greener pastures, creating a new culture in Harlem. The music of Fats Waller and Duke Ellington pours out of the city?s windows, while women in stylish skirts and silk stockings, and men in white gloves and Chesterfield coats crowd the sidewalks. There?s a feeling of possibility in the air, like never before.
But, even in this land of promise, Harlem is a powder keg, ready to explode. While classes and cultures collide, the horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos lurk beneath the streets, creeping through dark alleys and hidden doorways to infect the hopes and aspirations of the unwary.
The Skinny on the Goods?
Harlem Unbound 2nd Edition is expanded and improved from the first edition. New areas are shown below:
This book package includes the following:
Who Knows What Happens... Behind Closed Doors.
Mansions of Madness Vol. 1 contains five scenarios for use with the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set or the 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu: Keeper Rulebook.
It includes two fully updated and revised classics, along with three brand new adventures, and all can be played as standalone adventures, used as sidetracks for ongoing campaigns, or strung together to form a mini-campaign spanning the 1920s. Suitable for up to six players and their Keeper, each scenario should take between one and three sessions to play through, and are an ideal next step for those who have already experienced the horrors contained within the scenario collections Doors to Darkness and Gateways to Terror.
Here are the five scenarios:
This supplement is best used with the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set or the Call of Cthulhu (7th Edition) roleplaying game and, optionally, with the Pulp Cthulhu sourcebook, available separately.
Here are gathered spells drawn from over thirty years of Call of Cthulhu supplements and scenarios. Each spell has been revised for the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition game, including optional Deeper Magic for the most powerful of Mythos sorcerers and monsters, with which to beguile and confound investigators.
Over 550 spells of dire consequences, secrets, and unfathomable power! Packed full of advice and guidance on diverse matters including spell names, elements of spell casting, magical components, and astronomical considerations. Plus flawed spells, ley lines, folk magic, and the magic of the Dreamlands. Use this grimoire as a resource, a play aid, and as inspiration when designing scenarios. The Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu Mythos Magic is an essential supplement for Keepers of Arcane Lore.
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.
Filled with monsters, beasts, magical creatures, plants, and non-human species to fill your RuneQuest campaigns! The RuneQuest: Glorantha Bestiary contains almost 200 creatures native to the world of Glorantha or in the spirit worlds adjacent to it. These creatures range from weak to apocalyptically powerful, allowing a RuneQuest gamemaster to choose the right creature to suit any encounter or need.
Entries are divided into Elder Races, creatures of Chaos, monsters, natural animals, dinosaurs, giant or unusual insects, spirit entities, summoned magical beings, and noteworthy plant types. Another chapter, Terrors, describes the most horrific and powerful entities walking the world of Glorantha, such as the enormous Crimson Bat, the three-bodied Chaos horror Cwim, the Chaos gaggle, and the Fiend of Cacodemon. Each entry is presented in the same format as player adventurers, including attributes, hit locations and armor, weapons and special attacks, skills, languages, magic, and more. Sections in each entry include Myths and History, Subtypes, Description, Culture, Government, Religion, Region of Origin, and more, with adventuring races expanded in considerable detail. Non-human species detailed for use as player character adventurers, ranging from multiple types of elves, dwarfs, centaurs, dark trolls and great trolls, all the way to unique Gloranthan species such as intelligent baboons and ducks, dragonewts, Men-and-a-half, trollkin, and Wolfbrothers, complete with their professions, cults, and magic.
RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha is the long-awaited reunion of setting and rules, merging Glorantha and the RuneQuest rules together for the first time in years. RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha is a mythic heroic fantasy roleplaying game set in the world of Glorantha, where the gods are active and magic is a part of everyday life. The Hero Wars?apocalyptic battles to determine the fate of the world?are just beginning, and players must become heroes to save their world, achieving great deeds while balancing responsibilities of family, tribe, and the needs of their gods.
This edition marks the triumphant return of one of the oldest and most critically acclaimed gaming settings of all time? in a deluxe all-new edition. The flagship book in an ambitious new full-color volume suitable for any gamers?new or experienced?the RuneQuest core rulebook presents everything you need to begin adventuring in Glorantha. Dramatic character creation rules bring Glorantha to life, integrating adventurers into this rich and complex world. Designed in tandem with the Glorantha Bestiary and the Gamemaster Screen Pack, these rules contain everything you need for countless adventures in the fabulous world of Glorantha.
This set of core products for RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha contains everything gamemasters and players need for incredible adventures in the world of Glorantha. This beautiful collector?s slipcase set contains the core rule book for RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha, the Glorantha Bestiary, and the Gamemaster?s Screen Pack. With these three products in this deluxe package, the gamemaster has everything required to run RuneQuest games set in Glorantha.
The RuneQuest core rules address the world of Glorantha, character creation, homelands, skills, cults, passions and honor, combat, three types of magic, shamanism, the Spirit World, experience and improvement, sacred time between adventures, wealth and gear, and more. The RuneQuest Glorantha Bestiary includes almost 200 monsters, creatures, spirits, demons, elementals, Elder Races, and more, both new and drawn from the RuneQuest and Glorantha?s incredible history and wealth of prior publications, all updated to be compatible with the new rules. The RuneQuest Gamemaster?s Screen Pack is a magnificent landscape, four-panel, sturdy gamemaster resource bearing an image of the incredible God?s Wall on the player-facing side, and invaluable reference tables, charts, and rules summary for the gamemaster?s use. Packaged with this table are reference sheets, preprinted blank adventurer sheets, pre-generated adventurers, three full-color maps, and an Adventures book containing a guide to the hamlet of Apple Lane and three adventures set in the region, suitable for new or experienced players alike.
All Important Rules, Charts, References, and Maps in one Place! The RuneQuest Gamemaster Screen Pack is an essential play aid for gamemasters of RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha. The gamemaster screen itself is a landscape four-panel screen, 34-inches wide, with a gorgeous illustration of the famed Gods Wall facing the players, and all manner of important references and summaries of key rules on the gamemaster?s side.
Included with the screen is a 96-page Adventures Book with three ready-to-play scenarios set in Apple Lane, a small village beset with problems, along with seven ready-to-play adventurer characters. Apple Lane?s residents and surroundings are described in detail, making it a perfect location for gamemasters to begin RuneQuest campaigns in. Additional materials include a 24-page reference booklet, adventurer sheets, reference sheets, as well as maps of Apple Lane, Dragon Pass, and the world of Glorantha itself.