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The Gloranthan Manifesto is an archival selection of Nick Brooke’s opinion pieces about Chaosium’s RuneQuest role-playing game and its setting: Greg Stafford’s sword-and-sandal mythological fantasy world of Glorantha.


  • Nick’s Opinions on Running RuneQuest
  • Inspirations for Gloranthan Games
  • A Sun County Miscellany
  • Argrath and the Hero Wars
  • The Lunar Pantheon
  • A Lunar Miscellany
  • Succession Crises in the Lunar Empire
  • A Digest Miscellany
  • RPGaDay Posts
  • Gloranthan Songbook
  • Thrilla’s Story
  • Greg Stafford & Me

Nick has played games set in Glorantha for more than forty years and is Chaosium’s Community Ambassador for the Jonstown Compendium, the community content programme for RuneQuest and the world of Glorantha. He studied ancient and mediæval history at Oxford, and is a winner of the Greg Stafford Memorial Award.

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August 17th, 2023
If you are playing RQ, considering playing RQ, or just like thinking about RPGs in general, this is a very good read. It does what it says on the tin. [...]
January 30th, 2023
Nick Brooke's "Gloranthan Manifesto", in print form at least, is the first proper piece of what the Americans politely call "bathroom reading" for the RuneQuest game and its world of Glorantha. Seriously! It's the size of [...]
January 29th, 2023
An outstanding contribution to the Jonstown Compendium. So many topics covered that I agree with but have lacked the experience or confidence to put forward myself. This is essential reading for any budding Runequest/Glorantan GM [...]
January 20th, 2023
There's a lot here I can wholeheartedly agree with! On the actual-play side, "Simulationism is Not Simulation" is a terribly important insight which seems to elude many GMs (and perhaps a greater number of people who mostly engage with [...]
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