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October 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm #6113Quote:Quote from Rungard on October 19, 2013, 13:07
And I guess The Design Mechanism will publish a parallel book with all those deities in terms of RuneQuest 6, right?
Not quite. Adventures in Glorantha will include the tools for you to make the conversions, but we won’t be publishing parallel books that reinvent the wheel.October 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm #6095Quote:While it will be interesting to see the classic areas reinterpreted in line with the Guide and the post-Cradle timeline, I too was half expecting Loz et al to be developing a campaign in a whole new area, as they have hinted. Possibly they still are but don’y feel ready to announce it. Maybe MOB wanting to redo his and other work in the Zola Fel valley is an extra that has fallen in their lap?
Umm – we’ve NEVER hinted that the campaign setting would be in ‘a whole new area’. For the record, it was going to be Griffin Mountain, vastly expanded, in much the same manner as the new Pavis material. That was Design Mechanism’s first preference, for a number of reasons I’ll expand on. But then things changed a little.
There are a number of reasons why ‘Sun County’ is going to be the focus of our return to Glorantha.
1. Market. That’s where the majority of the old RuneQuest players we wish to reengage are interested in starting. They know of Pavis and Prax and would be interested in playing new adventures in that area with the new RuneQuest rules. Just as the HeroQuest relaunch needed to start with Sartar, the RuneQuest relaunch needs to start with the River of Cradles. Moreover, Pavis and Prax is an easier entry point, enabling a wide variety of player characters and nonhumans in an area chock full of strange ruins, ancient God Time remnants, and so on.
2. Speed of Publication. We can get new material set in Pavis and Prax out in a relatively short period of time after the AiG is out. The cults that have appeared in Sartar and the Pavis book can be modelled for the RuneQuest 6 rules, and we can easily work out mechanistically how they all fit together – something that needs to be done for a RuneQuest publication (or else you end up with things that really don’t fit together). Ralios or Teshnos would require that Jeff gets far more directly involved, be far more likely to veto things, and would chain the RuneQuest publication schedule behind whatever Glorantha projects Moon Design is currently working on.
3. Writers. MOB is interested in writing new Sun County and Borderlands material; Ralios not so much. MOB is a great writer, and have someone of his calibre enthused about RQ and Glorantha after such a long hiatus is too good an opportunity to miss.
In fact, at Eternal Con this year, during the ‘Future of…’ seminar jointly held between Moon and Design Mechanism, we had a sort of fun vox-pop on which books to produce next. For RQ, the winner in this small popularity poll was ‘Sun County’. It wasn’t, in itself, meant to be an exhaustive poll of the entire Glorantha fanbase, but it was an interesting exercise.
Ever since Pete and I announced we’d be producing RQ, we’ve watched hundreds of comments, speculations and arguments appear – here, on our own forums, RPGnet and RPGsite – about where the first campaign book should be set. Prax and Sun County have appeared as favourites time and time again. For many people [who don’t post here but are big fans of Glorantha regardless] Glorantha IS Prax. Yes, it would be great to detail Ralios, Teshnos, Kralorela or somewhere else – but as publishers as well as creatives, we have to consider the effort, logistics, broad market and the returns.
So there you have it. Sorry if some of you seem disappointed, but I can assure you that ‘Sun County II’ won’t be a simple rehash of what went before. MOB is keen to update, expand, re-invent and create brand new material for the region: one that is synonymous with the RQ Renaissance of the 90s and the RQ Renaissance we’re experiencing now. If these next few Glorantha books are successful, it helps us create more diverse content in the next few years. But our strategy has to be a careful one or, simply put, it runs a risk of failing.October 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm #6074
Borderlands is tentative too, Charles. ‘Sun County’ is definite and we may revisit both Borderlands and Griffin Mountain, but nothing’s set in stone.September 25, 2013 at 2:44 pm #5944Quote:Quote from Jeff Richard on September 25, 2013, 07:21
And let me make it clear that I fully expect Pete and Loz will come up with guidelines for Heroquesting in AiG that pass my muster!
We’re embarking on the ‘How Jeff’s Muster Was Passed’ HeroQuest with the full and avid support of the RQ community. We understand the stages involve beer, Johnny Cash, and freeforming.
See you on the Other Side…
🙂September 24, 2013 at 11:46 pm #5936
We will be covering HeroQuesting, in its many varieties, in RQ6, and will be avoiding the clunk like the plague. There are some elegant ways of gaming HeroQuests with the RQ rules that avoid the typical view that the system is too ‘simulationist’. Pete and I have spent the best part of the past 5 years working on just such mechanics, so I’m confident that, when Adventures in Glorantha sees print, you’ll have a range of simple, elegant, clunk-free tools at your disposal.
🙂September 15, 2013 at 1:59 pm #5814Quote:As for Broos look in the encounter section and/or start a separate thread and see if Pete or Loz will put up some preview info on them from AiG! I’d like to see official RQ6 stats myself.
An indication of how to use broo in RQ6 can be found on pages 341-342 of the rules. They worship Malia, Thed and a variety of disgusting Disease Spirits (there are rules for the latter already in RQ). I would also be tempted to give all broo the ‘Reproduce’ Passion at 50+ POWx3%. This is their natural drive to attempt to breed with whatever they come across. Succeeding in a Passion roll wold mean a broo is driven to copulate rather than necessarily infect and/or kill.September 11, 2013 at 2:13 am #5754
We’re hoping to make it happen. DM and MD had many vey positive discussion as to how to increase the Glorantha/RQ6 synergy. Its simply been a lack of time that has prevented us from doing the Stat Packs sooner (that, and, of course, we need both the GtG and AiG to do it right).
But its on the radar.