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The Throat of Winter


Winter Descends on Dragon Pass!

When the child Rolf goes missing after a blizzard, his parents Rastolf and Serla grow frantic. They come to the village of Apple Lane begging for help from any who will listen. They come seeking any who will brave the wind and snow of winter to find a little boy. They come seeking adventurers.

The search will lead adventurers to a mysterious cave, known to locals as the Throat of Winter for the howling winds which blow forth. Inside, they face a terror from before the Dawn—Krampus. In this Gloranthan take on Scandinavian myth, the adventurers will find their bravery and Loyalty tested as they decide how best to protect Apple Lane from the demon’s predation.

This site-based adventure is intended to provide one to three sessions of RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha play for four to six beginning to intermediate adventurers. While it is integrated into the Colymar campaign provided in Chaosium’s Gamemaster Screen Pack, this adventure is designed for use in any Dragon Pass campaign.


"The Throat of Winter ... will be a solid addition to your campaign with nicely done background lore and wintry atmosphere." — Pookie, Reviews from R'lyeh

"A very well made scenario. ... I ran the adventure as an Heroquest for the first session of a new group and we had a lot of fun." — Manuel M., DriveThruRPG Customer

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Kazuki N March 19, 2022 11:56 am UTC
Dear Conrad.
I am a Japanese fan of RuneQuest Glorantha, and my name is Kazuki Nakamura.I have purchased and read your book "The Throat of Winter". I would like to translate it into Japanese and distribute it, can you give me permission? I would like to include it in the Jonstown Compendium under your name. I have already translated and published "The Duel at Dangerford" and "Blue Moon, White Moon". Please consider it.
Yours sincerely.
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Austin C March 23, 2022 6:30 am UTC
That sounds awesome! Please reach out to my publisher/freelance email, so we can discuss the details.
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Kazuki N March 03, 2022 1:32 pm UTC
I have a question: does Cold condition on p.4 refer to Cold Protection (RQG p.161)?
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Austin C March 23, 2022 6:29 am UTC
The Cold condition is in addition to the cold weather rules in the RuneQuest core rules. It tries to reflect my own experience with winter weather in Minnesota with a penalty reflecting increased numbness and lack of mobility the longer one is exposed to very cold temperatures.
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Ken M April 18, 2021 6:14 pm UTC
Since you’re at the Electrum level, have you considered a PoD for this title?
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Austin C April 19, 2021 9:52 am UTC
I have! I threw up a poll on the RuneQuest group for Facebook around when it earned Electrum. I asked if people were interested in a POD edition. In general, the response indicated that folks preferred I spend my time on other projects, so I've chosen not to move in that direction. If interest changes, of course, I'd love to produce one.
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Dale H October 16, 2021 5:28 am UTC
Tally up one more vote for POD
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