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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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Daniel S G September 09, 2018 2:07 am UTC
Solo adventures please! I was going to download the three-four old-school (I think RQ2) solos from Drivethru here, and use the conversion kit, but they either sold out or got taken down... :( I have three little kids and my gaming buddies have young kids too so it's really hard to get consistent group sessions together. Love the new system.
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Arthur R July 24, 2018 1:31 pm UTC
Does the book contain any cult information for the non-human races? I'm wondering when we'll see a new Kyger Litor write-up in this edition reboot.
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Jordan E July 26, 2018 3:50 pm UTC
It has a short Kyger Litor write-up
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Simon B July 28, 2018 12:41 pm UTC
It also has the short write ups for Aldyra (Elf Goddess), Mallia (Mother of Disease), Thed (Mother of Broos) and The Cult of the Bloody Tusk (Tusk Riders).
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Michael O September 20, 2018 7:44 am UTC
The bestiary features the professions, cults, and magic for various non-human species (so they can be used as player character adventurers) including elves, dwarfs, centaurs, dark trolls and great trolls, baboons, ducks, dragonewts, Men-and-a-half, trollkin, and Wolfbrothers.


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Tony M July 24, 2018 9:39 am UTC
A preview would be useful.
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Dale R July 24, 2018 12:24 pm UTC
On Chaosium website I think...
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Tony M July 24, 2018 12:35 pm UTC
Ta for the heads up, can't access in work, but it seems odd not to do the standard mini and full preview in what is arguably the internets biggest marketplace for RPG PDFs.
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Michael O September 20, 2018 9:22 am UTC
Preview has been added!
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Rick M July 23, 2018 4:15 pm UTC
The Bestiary can be used with other D100 (BRP) related systems, but it would require some conversion.
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Jason D July 23, 2018 3:05 pm UTC
Is this compatible with Mythras?
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Arthur R July 24, 2018 1:41 pm UTC
I think 'some conversion' will be an understatement. Skills won't be calculated the same. You'll need to add Combat Actions and figure out how best to group weapons and mystical powers into styles and traditions. Finally, you'll have to decide if the stats work on a case by case basis. Varying stats for the same creature across different rule books has always felt like the poorest feature of BRP games.

But if you're looking for a book with some far-out creature concepts, then you'll find some interesting things in the world of Glorantha. You'll just have to do some work to get them to fit well with the excellent math in Mythras.
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