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[The 'Pavis Grand Plan' campaign, developed with the assistance of Greg Stafford]

**With full-color interior illustrations by Dario Corallo**

The City that Time Forgot is the second volume in a hugely expanded re-release of the original Companion series — 240 pages of Gloranthan goodness, compared to the 218 of Vol. 01.

An 'old school' campaign, updated to the new rules system (RQG), yet in the classic style of RQ2 gameplay. Independent mercenaries seeking adventure and glory, who slowly but surely become more connected with the Cult of Pavis, until they end up as Champions of the Old City!

Vol. 02 includes:

- Big expansions on the classic cults of Pavis, Flintnail and others
- Oodles of information about the Manside Clans, the dwarfs of Old Pavis (inc. their bizarre weaponry), and the Priests of Pavis
- Highly detailed guides and maps of the Real City and the New Flintnail Temple
- A full Old Pavic Homeland background & character-generation section
- A new multi-part scenario set in New Pavis and the Big Rubble
- The epic-length Part 02 of the scenario: Ghost in the Darkness that began in Vol. 01

"I was one of the Players in the Australian run-through of Ian's campaign, and I had a huge amount of fun. His ideas are a wonderful YGWV take on Old Pavis and the whole 'Pavis Grand Plan' idea."
Andrew 'Sergeant Barayl' Bean (Chaosium Convention Coordinator in ANZ/APAC)


For about 18 months around the year 2000, Ian had detailed correspondence with Greg Stafford (creator of Glorantha and head of Issaries Inc. at that time) about the secrets of Old Pavis and the long-rumored 'Pavis Grand Plan'.

An official Pavis Grand Plan adventure arc was formally discussed. Agreements were made on what could be in the fanzines, and what would be held back for professional publication.

In two consecutive years Ian was official Issaries Inc, 'Pavis Expert'; in 2002 he won the Issaries Inc. award for best Gloranthan short story; and he was one of the writers for Storm Tribe: The Cults of Sartar.


At the same time as all of that, Ian was collaborating with Fabian Küchler of Tentacles Press, to publish his extensive 5-year (real-time) Pavis & Big Rubble campaign.

This resulted in eight books:

- An intro section in an issue of Ye Booke of Tentacles (YboT),
- Five stand-alone volumes, and
- Two Tradetalk special editions.

(Much of which has been out of print for quite some time.)

Since the official arc never came to fruition, this time round there will be no restraints on the unfolding 'Grand Plan Reveals' — eventually culminating in the Old City rising again! Already a few hints about it are included here in Vol. 02.

Until we have put all the pieces together (months more work still to go) we won't know exactly how many volumes it will be, but a series of 8-10 is realistic.

As with the original series, the Director's Cut is designed as an extension on the primary official Pavis & Big Rubble sourcebooks. You will need a version of each of those as the backdrop to this campaign, as well as ideally the RQG rulebook and Bestiary.


The amount of work required to get this series revised, expanded and back out there has proved staggeringly beyond what I originally imagined.

HUGE gratitude to the volunteers assisting with proofing, stats, practical advice, formatting, and other helpful bits and pieces. Plus of course, those who collaborated originally who have given me permission to use their articles and art once again.

I absolutely couldn’t have produced this book without you wonderful people!

(All appropriately credited in the books themselves.)

Plus of course thanks to the players in both versions of the campaign. Without their enthusiasm and immersion, very little of this would have emerged in the first place.


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Jose M December 29, 2023 5:55 pm UTC
Those books are ridiculously good..
Lately we are spolied with a number of excellent products, official or not, published for Glorantha and those Pavis books are up there with the best of them.

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Ian T February 01, 2024 11:49 am UTC
Thank you for your fine words :)
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Craig C September 30, 2023 1:21 pm UTC
Hi Ian,

I loved volume 1 and already have this pdf, so is a print option in the works?

Cheers, Craig

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Ian T October 06, 2023 12:49 pm UTC
Thanks for the support :)
Glad you are enjoying it all
Yes, its in process at the moment. Can take a little while to be sorted, but seems highly likely it will be available from Drivethru sometime this month.
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Jose M August 13, 2023 11:36 pm UTC
I love this book's content. ¿There is an approximate release date for volume 4?
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Ian T August 23, 2023 1:17 am UTC
Hi there
So glad you like it :)
November is realistic for Vol. 04
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Antony R November 18, 2023 5:16 pm UTC
Any update in the ETA for Volume 4 please Ian?
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Ian T November 27, 2023 2:38 am UTC
Yes, just another few days of work to go, but I mean days in total, so those amount of hours will be scattered over 2-3 weeks. Which means mid-Dec is looking likely
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Jose M December 03, 2023 12:26 pm UTC
Nice, Just in time for xmas. Great work Ian
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Antony R July 03, 2023 2:56 pm UTC
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David B July 21, 2023 2:20 pm UTC
This is worthy of your 2 magic points each Holyday..... this is some work, detailed, well thought out and logical if a God Learner was involved in its structure and compiling.
It may hasten the end of the Age...but until then... enjoy.
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