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The Glorantha Sourcebook

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A Guide to the Mythic Fantasy World of Glorantha

The Glorantha Sourcebook is an essential resource for Greg Stafford’s world of Glorantha, one of the most extensively developed and renowned fantasy settings of all time. A world of mythology, gods, and heroes, Glorantha has inspired roleplaying games, board games, computer games, comics, fiction, and more, a setting beloved and revered worldwide.

An invaluable resource for gamemasters, players, and readers of fantasy worlds, this sourcebook is gorgeously illustrated and filled with informative maps and diagrams. Drawn from a variety of out-of-print and rare sources, this material has been dramatically revised, updated, and expanded. Alongside this foundational material are new essays, insights, and extrapolations on the world and its incredible denizens.

Inside this sourcebook, you’ll learn about the creation of the world; the main ages of its past; the history of Dragon Pass and its people; the pantheons of the gods, including the Lightbringer and Lunar pantheons; the Coming of Argrath; Elder Races such as the Elves, Dragonewts, Dwarves, and Trolls; genealogies of the major royal dynasties; legends and lore of the various tribes and peoples inhabiting Glorantha; the fundaments of Gloranthan magic and the Runes that shape the world; the history and gods of the mighty Lunar Empire; and finally, the Hero Wars!

This systemless sourcebook can be used to enhance and support any fantasy roleplaying game of your choosing, including RuneQuest, HeroQuest, and 13th Age Glorantha, and others. 

The LightBringers

“Glorantha is my personal North Star as an author of vast fantasy game narratives… a sacred but unattainable goal.”
-- Ken Rolston, The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, Oblivion.

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The Glorantha Sourcebook covers the following subjects:

  • Geography: A basic overview of the geography of Glorantha.
  • History of Dragon Pass: A history of the central crossroads of Glorantha.
  • The Elder Races: A short overview of the main non-human species that predate humanity and once dominated the world.
  • Theogony: The story of the gods of Glorantha, primarily arranged by element (Darkness, Water, Earth, Fire, and Air).
  • Time: A history of Glorantha since the first Dawn.
  • Gods of the Lunar Way: The new gods of the Lunar religion.
  • Redline History of the Lunar Empire: A comprehensive history of the Lunar Empire since its founding and going until the early Hero Wars.
  • Gloranthan Magic: A short essay on the Gloranthan Runes, types of magic, and some theories about what is magic.
  • Gods and Mortals: An overview of gods, mortals, and those who straddle both worlds.
  • Sartar Magical Union: A list of the magical units that served Prince Argrath in his war against the Lunar Empire.
Map of the Golden Age

An Excellent Companion to the award-winning Guide to Glorantha!

 
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SAMIR E March 02, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
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I've been unable to open the pdf after download.
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Chris M February 21, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
Does this include a discount voucher for the print version (the same as it would if purchased from the Chaosium website)?
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Roy O February 21, 2018 4:30 pm UTC
Hi, similar question. I have the big Guide to Glorantha volumes 1 and 2. Is this a paired down version of those books?
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Diego B February 20, 2018 8:03 am UTC
I already have the "HeroQuest Glorantha" corebook and the two PDFs of the fantastic "Guide to Glorantha". What can this new setting book be useful for?
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Ian C February 20, 2018 2:02 pm UTC
Diego, this book gives a lot of background to current events in Dragon Pass, in detail that does not exist within the Guide or in Heroquest Glorantha, particularly the Redline History as well as the History of Dragon Pass. In addition, its information on the gods of Glorantha does not exist within the other two books.

This is definitely not a reprint of material in those two volumes. It is a focused look at what Dragon Pass campaigns need.
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Diego B February 20, 2018 2:29 pm UTC
Thank you Ian :)
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