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A line drawing of small houses

Set in the tribal city of the Colymar, The Dregs of Clearwine is a sourcebook for Runequest: Roleplaying in Glorantha, covering the mini slum that lies north of the Ram's Head Inn. It features ten households, 25 fully explored NPCs with stats for RQG, and a host of minor characters. There are dozens of plot hooks and community events to help link characters to this area, and the people and even animals within. From potters to charcoal carriers, drunken ex-initiates to well fed butchers, the people who support Clearwine and the Earth Temple live, love, and die here. Some leave only to go to their vineyard work. Others vanish for months on end, and return with new scars.

Bespoke art brings life to the area. Included are 19 portraits, a roof map and complementing footprint map, and the ground floor map of a typical house. In addition, boxed text expands on the details of the inhabitants' occupations.

Detailed households
• Mamma Vorlena, a noblewoman who prefers it here
• Turi the potter, and his family workshop
• Rangal and Ivarna, artists whose rooftop is used for smuggling
• Onjeem, once a scribe and enthusiast for the Seven Mothers, now a nothing
• Gatyr the Butcher and her wife, the social climbing Dara
• Dillamor's Flop Nest, the cheap hangout for feathered riverfolk

... And the inhabitants of the great jars by the potters' kiln, the very Dregs of Clearwine.

Bonus Content
The PoD book contains a demo adventure, written from hints and plot hooks in the main text.  The PDF version has this demo as a separate file, to help avoid spoilers.  Love, hatred, and a very special ghost appear in a complete 2-page scenario.

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Lewis J July 11, 2021 7:59 pm UTC
This is an imaginative, well written and useful resource for anyone running a campaign around Clearwine. A huge amount of goodness for your buck!
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Diana P July 11, 2021 10:22 pm UTC
Aw, thank you!
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Dale H May 29, 2021 6:12 am UTC
Written on purple paper? PDF is very hard to read, almost illegible. Hope one can make out the text in the POD.
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Diana P May 29, 2021 10:14 am UTC
Ah, no, but one other person has reported a problem. Are you using an Amazon Kindle?
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Diana P May 29, 2021 11:54 am UTC
Hi, Dale,

I've uploaded a no-background version, and I've also heard from someone else who had the problem (or a related one) that if you use Acrobat on the Kindle, it works just fine. We can't get to the bottom of it as a general problem, but hopefully the no-background version or a different reader will work for you until the PoD arrives.
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Dale H May 31, 2021 10:12 am UTC
That took care of it. Thank you Diana, much appreciated!

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Dale H May 31, 2021 10:15 am UTC
And yes, I was using Amazon Kindle. Downloading no background version did the trick.
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Diana P May 31, 2021 1:55 pm UTC
We'll make sure to create a no-background copy of Cups right from the start, then. Thanks for letting us know, and we hope you enjoy it.
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Diana P July 05, 2021 8:51 am UTC
Hi Dale. We put the Cups of Clearwine out yesterday, with a white background. - that's because of your feedback, and the other person who had this problem and helped us to identify it. Thank you for making the product better.
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neil F March 07, 2021 2:22 pm UTC
My friend got me this book and I would highly recommend it to anyone running a game in Clearwine .
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Diana P March 07, 2021 2:34 pm UTC
Awesome. Thank you. We're very happy to have made it.
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