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Sandheart Volume One: Tales of the Sun County Militia is a campaign framework and introductory scenario for RuneQuest games set in Sun County, Prax. Within its 100+ pages, this book contains everything you need to run a police procedural game for adventurers serving in the Sun County Militia: a description of the remote Sandheart District, its administrative centre and everyday rural life, fleshed out with local VIPs and spirit cults, stats for ten pre-generated militiamen and -women, guidelines for creating diverse parties of adventurers (including non-native “special” recruits), and a scenario – No Country for Cold Men – which pits the militia against a violent criminal gang.  

The remastered edition is lavishly illustrated throughout by Mark Baldwin and Ludovic Chabant, and includes a section on Sun County Backgrounds by Nick Brooke exploring the family history of those native Sun Domers who end up serving in Sandheart. Because Sun County is notoriously xenophobic, misogynistic, patriarchal and repressive, any misfits, oddballs and non-conformists who rail against the system tend to be side-lined for advancement and wash up in places like Sandheart.

Volume Two: The Corn Dolls and Volume Three: Tradition add more scenarios for the Sandheart militia: taken together, they make up a mini-campaign that will give you many sessions of play.

NB Customers who have only purchased the POD version of this publication can email the author for a copy of the handouts (

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Stuart B January 30, 2022 12:55 pm UTC
Really liked Sandheart Vol 1-4 as a stand alone location for adventurers in a police/malitia unit working to enforce the rules of a Puritan Yelmalio government (it means well, honest) which would would probably drive your normal freedom loving party working as say caravan guards, members of Issaries trying to earn a honest crust or as a semi-bandit band otherwise know as "adventurers" to rage and extreme violence in very short order!

As well as giving the view from the "other side of the hill" what I also liked about Sandheart is its geographic location between Pavis/Big rubble and the lower part of the river of cradles which is the setting for Borderlands. And the easy links it provides for a GM wishing to use other RQ material they may own and wish to include in their campaign. For example Vol 1 can lead to involvement with the Pavis underworld while Vol 4 provides links to both the "garden" in the Big Rubble and to the "Employer" in Borderlands (Its...See more
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Philip H February 03, 2021 8:06 pm UTC
Am I right in assuming that the printed book is the original 39 page pdf, rather than the remastered 103 pages?
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Jonathan W February 03, 2021 9:30 pm UTC
Hi Philip, I am pleased to say you assume wrong. If you buy the printed version you get the full 103 pages. Thanks, Jon
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Philip H February 04, 2021 8:28 pm UTC
Never have I clicked buttons so fast
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Erik B October 11, 2020 12:32 pm UTC
Any chance this will be available in a print version (POD)?
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Jonathan W October 11, 2020 6:37 pm UTC
Hi Erik. Hopefully in about 2 days. Best wishes, Jon.
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Erik B October 26, 2020 5:53 pm UTC
Thanks for your reply! Sorry for my late one.
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Allan P April 20, 2020 7:01 am UTC
I was looking to this product to help as a soft opening to the Setting and Rules. But right or wrong, this may not be the case. Lots of talk about sub-cults, and probably other in game references (have not read it all yet), that dont help the beginner. Not even a reference to where this info can be found. Not a complaint, but the premise could have been great as a introduction to the setting. So any setting references have a small box text to explain what it means, or how it works in the rules. This sort of product I feel is sorely missing for the game and setting.
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Jonathan W April 21, 2020 6:10 am UTC
Hi Allan, thanks for the comment. Runequest can be a steep learning curve. I presumed that most buyers of this product would have had some experience with the world and setting already - I should have made this clearer and will do so with future volumes. If you would like a few hints and tips about the system and the world in which it is set then please feel free to email me. I would be happy to help. Best wishes, Jon
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Allan P April 23, 2020 1:48 am UTC
Thanks. Maybe you could turn your pen to such an product, in the same setting you have detailed.
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Allan P March 06, 2020 4:47 am UTC
How far off is part 2, please?
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Jonathan W March 26, 2020 4:22 pm UTC
Hi there, should be just a week or so now.thanks
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Andreas D December 03, 2019 6:28 pm UTC
I see no mention of which game system this is written for.
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Andreas D December 03, 2019 6:29 pm UTC
Sorry. Found it.
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