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Black Spear (RuneQuest)


“Know then, oh Prince, that in the Sea Season after the Battle of the Queens was Colymar’s Black Spear sent forth to rouse Argrath from his slumbers.”

An epic saga of the Hero Wars, festooned with heroquests and deep Gloranthan weirdness. Probably the strangest thing I’ve ever written. Designed as a follow-up to The Duel at Dangerford, but it also works as a stand-alone mini-campaign. Canonically set in Sea Season 1627, with suggestions at the back of the book for changing things around. Illustrated lavishly by Mike O’Connor: 50+ pictures, one or two songs, some poetry, not many stat-blocks.

"The sheer audaciousness of Nick's plot makes my head spin... One of the greatest scenarios ever written for RuneQuest and the world of Glorantha." - Michael O'Brien (Sun County)

"Top-shelf, high-grade Gloranthan psychedelia. I simply cannot recommend it highly enough." - Andrew Logan Montgomery (Six Seasons in Sartar)

NOTE: Material in this book deals with mature themes. GMs are advised to adjust their presentation of this subject matter in accordance with their own and their group’s comfort levels.

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Eric W October 07, 2021 10:40 pm UTC
Will this be offered in print at any time soon?
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Christoph K October 08, 2021 8:27 pm UTC
Yes, it will!?!
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This title was added to our catalog on October 02, 2021.