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"In the godtime, before time began, Snake Pipe Hollow was wrought as a trap for the forces of Chaos, where the howling, gibbering army was broken by mortal beings' faith in life, and a remnant left pocketed below the earth, concealed from the scorching sun. Occasionally, for Chaos knows no rhythm, the subterranean cells and caverns spawn or summon monstrous things..."

Snake Pipe Hollow contains a complete RuneQuest adventure set in the world of Glorantha, in Sartar. Snake Pipe Hollow debuted in 1979. It is a large and flexible scenario pack, designed to supply dozens of adventures for a band of adventurers. Eight "starting points" supply different motives and rationales for expeditions, as well as necessary non-player character statistics.

The scenario is designed for parties of mixed abilities: rune lords and neginning characters can be included in the same group without difficulty, and everyone will be of value in meeting the challenges to reason and existence. These adventures are frequently more aided by wit than by flashing swords (though there is enough of that), and the rewards for the risks are often more long-term and subtle than simple loot.

Lengthy background notes, five pages of maps and plans, complete NPCs with motivational profiles, tactical and contingency explanantions, and sample characters are all provided. Referees can start either adventure after little more than reading it and sketching the play area.

This scenario pack is compatible with the RuneQuest 1st edition and 2nd edition rules.

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July 7th, 2016
A classic adventure from the glory days of Runequest, this is a tough challenge for even an experienced band of adventurers. It's a cavern crawl for sure, but as so often with RQ adventures it's the realisation of the monsters and denizens as character [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on March 23, 2016.