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Come along and discover the Secrets of Heroquesting in this all-new Jonstown Compedium! Inside you will find loads of secrets for Game Masters and Adventurers alike. Everything from consolidated Rules for HeroQuesting, how to Become a Hero, how to run HeroQuests, assorted HeroQuesting Tips, descriptions of the Planes of Glorantha, and other Secrets of HeroQuesting. All lavishly illustrated with over 35 illustrations.

So whether you are a Humakti lay member wondering what is really going on during those deadly Sacred Time rituals, or if you are an Illuminated Hero looking for clues on how to Heroform, Invoke HeroQuests, or survive on the Other Side while following in Arkat’s footsteps and warping HeroQuests, now is the time to incorporate HeroQuesting into your RuneQuest or QuestWorlds game!

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Simon P December 11, 2021 1:11 pm UTC
I am very pleased to announce that the Hardcover Standard Colour edition of Secrets of HeroQuesting is now live.

Thanks to Neil Gibson for preparing the POD.

DTRPG has now added an option to price the POD and PDF Bundle differently, so I have given it a $2 discount. If you want to buy the POD and PDF together, please use the bundle price.

If you have previously bought the PDF, buy the POD and send me proof of both purchases then I will give you a Gift Certificate of $2 to reflect the Bundle Price. Send emails to soltakss at yahoo dot com and don't forget to include the email address you use for DTRPG purchases and screenshots of your DTRPG Orders.
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Simon P April 14, 2021 7:06 am UTC
Pookie's Review is now online:
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Nathan R September 03, 2020 7:34 pm UTC
I got this a few days ago and it's marvelous! I really like how it's largely system agnostic. That makes it much easier for me to tailor it to whichever game I want.
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José V September 01, 2020 7:47 pm UTC
Excellent stuff, but no ratings?
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Simon P September 02, 2020 6:15 am UTC
Hi José

I am not sure why people cannot add a rating. that was definitely not my intention.

I will do some digging and try to get it changed.
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Simon P September 03, 2020 5:13 am UTC
It looks as though people can leave reviews and ratings, but not if they have an author account.
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Simon P September 01, 2020 6:22 am UTC

Q: Is this canonical?
A: No, nothing in the Jonstown Compendium is canonical, which is kind of the point of it. But it is out now and is playable.

Q: Is this based on the Campaign Guide that Chaosium are working on?
A: No, I have not see the Campaign Guide and am not aware of its contents, except for what Jeff has mentioned in conversation or what has been posted in forums. However, I doubt if the official HeroQuesting rules would be very different to these. My expectation is that they will be slimmed down a bit and HeroQuesting would not be as formal.

Q: What Rules does this cover?
A: The HeroQuesting rules themselves are systemless, but some rules are given in RQG and HQ/QW formats to illustrate how they can be used in those games.
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Tim R August 31, 2020 11:22 pm UTC
Like the other Secrets tome, a PoD would be great. It's a catch 22 that it has ti be high volume to do it, but...
I think even a percentage of PDF cost back, to keep it above the PoD cost, would be fine.
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Simon P September 01, 2020 6:13 am UTC
Hi Tim

I would hopefully give some kind of discount to a POD discount for those who purchased the PDF, if that is possible. It depends on whether DTRPG can do that.

However, it needs to be an Electrum Seller first, which might take a while.
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Noah D August 31, 2020 5:24 am UTC
I have been waiting for over 40 years for this information, so I hope you'll excuse my being a little leery. Is this canonical? We heard so many times that this information was just around the corner and were continually disappointed. Could it finally be happening?
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Simon P August 31, 2020 9:05 am UTC
Hi Noah

This is a Jonstown Compendium supplement, so is not canonical.

However, it is the result of my nearly 40 years experience of HeroQuesting in Glorantha, under RuneQuest and HeroQuest/QuestWorlds.

My opinion is that it should be pretty close to the official view, but will differ in style, terminology and content.

The Campaign Guide from Chaosium should contain information on HeroQuesting and on Becoming a Hero, but I don't know if that will come out his year, next year or even later.

Secrets of HeroQuesting contains playable guidelines to what HeroQuests are, how they are structured and how to run them.

I hope that helps.
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Frank M September 01, 2020 1:39 am UTC
It is chockful of all the goodness! I can't even begin to describe how much cool stuff is in there. Lightbringers' Quest of course, but tons of other quests I had never heard of. And 'how' to do stuff, like the nuts of bolts of successful HeroQuesting. How dangerous each type of HeroQuests are, and of course all of the different types of HeroQuests there are! Everything from riddling contests to full-blown going where no Hero has gone before HeroQuests.
Canonical? No, but dang near as close as you can get to canonical written by a true Games Master.
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Simon P September 01, 2020 6:16 am UTC
Thanks, Frank. I am planning to bring out a number of supplements containing fully-developed HeroQuests, beginning with secrets of HeroQuesting: Storm. That should have a load of Storm Tribe HeroQuests. The Hill of Gold and the Lightbringers' Quest are also planned, all being well.
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Nick B September 01, 2020 6:32 am UTC
Noah, I suggest you check out the heroquesting section of Simon's website:

If you like what you see there, you'll love this book. But you can make up your own mind. I think he's done a great job.
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Simon P September 01, 2020 9:02 am UTC
Thanks Nick.

I might be restructuring the website, to point to Secrets of Dorastor and Secrets of HeroQuesting, rather than keeping the existing articles online.

But, they definitely give a flavour of what is in Secrets of HeroQuesting, even if much has changed for the supplement.
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