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Rubble Redux: Insula of the Rising Sun is the second in a series of resource books for RuneQuest GM's detailing an 'insula' or city block that makes up the ruins of the Big Rubble, set in the rich fantasy world of Glorantha created by Greg Stafford and friends.

Based on real archaeological plans reworked for roleplay gaming, each publication provides a realistic and practical description of a section of ruins with accompanying floor-plans and suggested mini scenarios ready for insertion into your campaign.

Whether your adventurers are working for a patron charged with bringing back the glory of Old Pavis, taking advantage of the power vacuum following the liberation of Pavis from the Lunar occupation or simply adventuring for fame, plunder and the thrill of it all, Rubble Redux opens deeper opportunities and insights for players and the gamemaster alike.

  • Description of Rubble 'Insula' or city block with downloadable floor-plans.
  • Details on travelling, working and making money in the Big Rubble,   
  • 4 scenarios with comprehensive stat blocks
    • Bison Stake
    • Yelm's Sweat
    • Children of the Stone Cow
    • Grist for the Mill
  • Downloadable, modular floor-plans (avaialble as individual files or in a handy ZIP collection)

"Drew Baker's Rubble Redux: Insula of the Rising Sun contains detailed archaeological descriptions and floorplans of a second ruined city-block in the Big Rubble, supported by essays on travel and excavation times, agriculture, and four short scenarios. The 131-page book comes in colour and low-ink versions, with 14 separate 25mm grey-scale battle-maps and an overview map.

I like Drew's detailed descriptions, his gritty and realistic take on the decline and fall of Old Pavis, and the colourful dialogue and vignettes in his scenarios; the scribal debates about naming the insula are particularly fine. Because each of the 14 buildings is presented separately (as with Rubble Redux: Insula of the Waning Moon), the floor plans are highly portable and could be reused for any Type C or better structure, alone or in groups." - Nick Brooke [Rough Guide to Glamour, Life of Moonson and more]
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Clinton O December 26, 2022 10:56 am UTC
What level characters is this designed for?
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Drew B June 17, 2023 6:23 pm UTC
RGG doesn't really have levels. Anyone can theoretically do anything and an insignificant trollkin can kill a high-ranking Rune Lord if the dice fall right. The GM is free to adjust the threat level to suit their own groups needs of course but the system is much more geared to role-play than dungeon-bashing (YGMV). Hope that helps.
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José V April 26, 2021 2:50 pm UTC
Another excellent pack from Drew. These one add some extras to the Big Rubble, Some nice scenarios and ideas for some.
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Simon P April 24, 2021 11:36 am UTC
Rather than having 14 images to download, why not zip them up and have the zip file as a downloadable file?

Looks good, by the way. I like the way you have described working, living and travelling in the Big Rubble and the way you have described the scenarios, although I am banned from reading RQG scenarios at the moment.
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Neil G April 24, 2021 11:55 am UTC
Thanks Simon, great point.
That has been included for you now.
Hope you enjoy the publication!
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