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Valley of Plenty is a campaign source book for Glorantha written for the QuestWorlds rule-system. It is completely compatible with HeroQuest: Glorantha and easily adaptable for use with RuneQuest: Glorantha. The lovingly detailed presentation of the Dundealos tribe’s culture and community is system agnostic.

You can find the QuestWorlds SRD here: Download the SRD – QuestWorlds (chaosium.com)

Valley of Plenty is the first book of The Jaldonkillers Saga, a grand campaign that follows the careers of a band of player characters through the destruction of their tribe, its reconstitution in exile, and the effort to reclaim its lost lands and glory. The saga begins in 1602 and stretches to the Dragonrise and beyond. It is intended as a vehicle to support the development of characters from childhood to Herodom in a fluid but consistent setting, in which players can experience adventures ranging from slice-of-life challenges to world-changing conflicts.

 This book details the adventures of a closely-knit clique of youngsters, the Wildlings, from their early childhood through their adulthood rites. Along the way, GMs and players learn about the culture and community that produced the Wildlings in a natural, organic progression. Neither the GM or their players are forced to drink lore from a firehose.

Valley of Plenty features:

  • Detailed description of the Elmal worshipping Dundealos tribe and the Horse Orlanthi
  • Learn a Non-Orlanthi Sartarite culture by beginning play as a Dundealos child
  • Alternate rules for creating child characters
  • Organic development of PC community and family relationships
  • Adventures with escalating risks based on character age
  • Elmal-oriented adulthood rites of the Dundealos
  • Cult descriptions for Elmal, Redalda, and Drogarsi from a non-Orlanthi perspective
  • New shamanic tradition write-up, including spirit societies
  • New cult: Andred
  • Extensive player handouts based on character age
  • 7 scenarios and 6 additional scenario seeds
  • Buckets and buckets of frogs!

Potential triggers in Valley of Plenty include:

  • The interlude charts refer to the deaths of parents and/or siblings. If this is problematic, replace those results with ones of your own.
  • The Manhunt episode revolves around a young boy who is kidnapped to be sold into slave labor. Player characters could face this threat as well. Note that the boy and PCs are in no danger of becoming slaves, but the threat is there.
 
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Allan P April 03, 2021 7:35 am UTC
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Any news on part 2, I am so close to starting this, but don’t want to get burned with no further books. Not saying this will, but have been burned before.
Thanks.
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Shawn C April 03, 2021 1:34 pm UTC
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We are waiting on a couple pieces of art for book 2. There are 2 scenarios that need finished up and then we turn it over to our layout genius. Editing on the finished part of the book is about 50% complete. Our goal is to have Rise of the Wildlings out around the time Valley of Plenty turns 1 or sooner. And book 3 has already been started as well.
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Sean C February 27, 2021 3:33 am UTC
Any thoughts on putting out an RQG version or an addendum with RqG stats and so on?
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Shawn C February 27, 2021 4:11 am UTC
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Not at this time. We don't play RQG so it would take time away from working on further books to learn the system and figure out how to do the conversions.
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Gregory M February 09, 2021 1:52 pm UTC
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Hi, I bought a PDF copy of Valley of Plenty some months ago, here on Drivethru.
How does it work if I want now buy a softcover copy? Is the price still 35$?
Thank you.
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Shawn C February 09, 2021 4:59 pm UTC
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Since we do not have access to who buys our items we just need a copy of the email confirmation from the pdf purchase forwarded to minion1stclass at gmail dot com and we will do what we do.
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Gregory M February 09, 2021 5:26 pm UTC
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Ouch, email lost. That's okay, I'm going to order the book anyway. He deserves it. Thank you for answer.
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Shawn C February 09, 2021 5:37 pm UTC
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A screencap from your library showing the product will also work.
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Torbjörn J January 03, 2021 7:32 pm UTC
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Hi! I just bought the physical copy, but was intening to choose the print+PDF. I made a misstake, and only choosed the priny option. As the price for only print and print+PDF is the same, is there any way I can get hold of the PDF?
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Shawn C January 03, 2021 7:39 pm UTC
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If you send an email to minion1stclass at gmail dot com with your account email we will take care of it!
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Torbjörn J January 03, 2021 8:43 pm UTC
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Thank you!
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Shawn C September 05, 2020 12:16 am UTC
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If you'd like to hear more about Valley of Plenty, our design approach, influences, and things to come, please listen to our interview with the Glorantha fans at Wind Words podcast. You can find it here: https://windwords.fm/episode-7-plenty-of-valleys/
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Shawn C June 12, 2020 4:33 pm UTC
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If you want to learn more about the contents of Valley of Plenty, you can find a detailed description of each section of the book on my designer's blog: https://dscarpenter.wordpress.com/2020/06/09/whats-in-the-valley/
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Jon M June 10, 2020 8:24 am UTC
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Hi
I have just purchased a copy. Some of the text, especially titles, is showing as gibberish. Please advise
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Peggy C June 10, 2020 12:59 pm UTC
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Hi, Jon. I'm sorry you're having issues with your purchase. What pages/titles are giving you trouble? And is there a place you can post a screen grab so we can get a look at it? What device/pdf reader are you using?

There's standard troubleshooting I can recommend, but I'm sure you've heard it all, they are basically the pdf equivalents of turning it off and on again. Delete and redownload, try a different device (if possible), try a different pdf viewer (if available).

If those steps don't resolve the issue you will need to contact customer service on the site for their solution. With community content there's limits to what we can do on here for our customers.
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June 21, 2020 1:58 pm UTC
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I've got what maybe the identical problem: Headline fonts drop letters and kerning looks terrible. I'm using Mac preview and see problems in osx.10 and osx.15 both. Give me a URL and I'll post some screen captures. Tried a redownload, no help.
Please fix this.
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Shawn C June 21, 2020 2:21 pm UTC
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That's odd. All of the layout work was done on a Mac. I've asked our layout person to look into it. Have you tried viewing the file with a different PDF reader?
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Shawn C June 21, 2020 4:56 pm UTC
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UPDATE 1: Our layout specialist is looking into the problem, which has only popped up twice and seems to be related to Preview (we've only had two instances of this problem so far). I'll update this thread again when I've heard back from her, hopefully with a fix or work-around.
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July 01, 2020 3:35 pm UTC
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Getting restless at this end. As you don't want the screen capture I offered 10 days ago, and report no progress, how about this: can you share a no-fancy fonts version of the text, so I can read the pdf I've paid for?
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Peggy C July 01, 2020 3:44 pm UTC
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We're sorry for the delay. As Shawn said, we're waiting to hear back from our layout artist. She identified the issue so we do not need screen captures. Did you have any luck with another pdf viewer in the meantime?
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July 12, 2020 12:10 pm UTC
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Finally got to try it on MacOs 15, Catalina's Preview and it looks fine. Somehow this pdf is unhappy with earlier versions of Apples pdf viewer. FWIW other Johnston Chronicles pdfs display fine on my older Macs.
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Shawn C July 12, 2020 2:46 pm UTC
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I'm glad it works for you on a newer PDF viewer. As I said before, the book was developed on a Mac by a Mac user and according to Mac standards - she tested it several iterations back and it worked fine. Sorry you ran into problems with it!
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Peggy C June 08, 2020 5:16 pm UTC
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POD versions will be available soon and we will be selling all print copies bundled with a PDF. If you purchase a copy of the PDF now, you will receive full credit for it when you purchase a POD copy later. Simply press the red "Contact Us" button in the lower right-hand corner of your screen while in your cart to receive a voucher from DriveThruRPG.

We hope you enjoy Valley of Plenty!
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Michael S June 09, 2020 3:20 pm UTC
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I must have messed up on the timing to contact you guys about the voucher. Looking forward to reading the pdf
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Shawn C June 09, 2020 3:34 pm UTC
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Nothing to miss yet! The POD is not available yet so there's a wait. As soon as we can sell the POD we'll let everyone know so they can ask about a voucher.
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