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RuneQuest - Glorantha Bestiary


A Myriad of Foes, Rivals and Allies to challenge your RuneQuest Heroes


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.

Let your players be Trolls, Centaurs, or a different Intelligent Races!

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.

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Gary F April 20, 2023 9:22 pm UTC
Would this work with the new BRP from Chaosium?
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Gary F April 15, 2023 2:08 pm UTC
Would this also work with the new Chaosium BRP?
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Michael O January 13, 2020 9:59 am UTC
MOB from Chaosium here: Many thanks to the 2200 people who downloaded a 'Pay-What-You-Want' copy of the RuneQuest Glorantha Bestiary over the past seven days and made a donation to Australian bushfire relief. Based on messages and feedback from supporters of this initiative, we estimate more than USD$20,000 has been raised for the Australian fire-fighting and recovery effort!

We thought a collection of fantastical creatures was an appropriate choice for this fundraiser, as the bushfires' devastating effect on Australia's unique wildlife is heartbreaking. More than billion Australia animals have perished so far, yet surviving the fires is only the first part of an uncertain future. Fundraising efforts will help look after wildlife while the land recovers.

If you would still like to support Australian bushfire relief efforts, a list of worthy causes is here:
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Kimberly B January 12, 2020 9:41 am UTC
Chaosium, kudos to you for this generous and classy action! This is so noble, a company forgoing profits on a new product, and instead asking people donate to help save lives. Thank you!

This act warms my heart and reminds me that loving acts exist in this world. :)

Charities helping the people, animals, and land of Australia, thank you. You and Chaosium and the people in Australia helping others are all heroes! Bless you all!
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Keith M January 10, 2020 9:15 pm UTC
God bless all of the brave men and women battling those fires!

My heart goes out for all who have suffered loss.

I hope your land will soon find peace.

Hats off to Chaosium for what you have done here! It is an honorable and very commendable act. It is so nice to know that chivalry is not dead in these dark times.

“In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure”...

... ‘You took the chance, sir.' 'Did I so?' said Faramir. 'Yes sir, and showed your quality: the very highest'
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David L January 10, 2020 4:26 pm UTC
I couldn’t get the link to work so I donated at the WIRES website.
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Martin B January 10, 2020 4:17 pm UTC
World Wildlife Fund Australia accepted Paypal so my donation went to them. Very nice initiative Chaosium!
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Timothy B January 09, 2020 5:31 am UTC
Thank you for your support of the Australian fire-fighting and recovery effort! I wanted you to know that I donated to the Australian Red Cross.
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David F January 08, 2020 2:49 am UTC
Just donated to the NSW fire brigades. Nice and easy to do. Was going to donate to Victoria as well (got several friends living there) but they only take money by bank transfer, it seems, and Japanese banks charge a LOT for those. Chaosium, thanks so much for this! I gave you some money anyway...
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Mark G January 08, 2020 12:54 am UTC
This is super cool well done, the only one with a PayPal option seems to be the Red Cross so donation goes to them.
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January 07, 2020 2:42 pm UTC
Great initiative to help save Australian wildlife. I donated to Wires and will check out your other products.
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Chiara B January 07, 2020 12:08 pm UTC
So far I have donated 10 AUD each to WIRES and WWF Australia. Thank you for this beautiful initiative.
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frank S January 07, 2020 11:03 am UTC
Donated $25 each to WIRES & Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
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Melinda F January 07, 2020 6:17 am UTC
I haven't played Glorantha, although I want to at a con this year. So, Bestiary acquired and donation made to Port Mcquarie Koala Hospital. Thank you so much for doing this fundraiser.
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Michael B January 06, 2020 9:55 pm UTC
Outstanding offer Chaosium, Koala hugs to all of you!
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Simon H January 06, 2020 7:01 pm UTC
My Mrs. had donated to WIRES already, so I have doubled her donation. Excellent idea from Chaosium, and very generous.

As an aside, I was considering buying this anyway, so I chose to pay a bit to Chaosium as well! Excellent product based on a quick flick.
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