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Life of Moonson, Book Two: The Freeform
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Life of Moonson, Book Two: The Freeform


Reaching Moon Megacorp’s Life of Moonson, Book Two: The Freeform contains everything that none of the players knew before this fifty-player live-action role-playing game began: all of the rules, ability cards, secret plots and game directors' notes.

Witness economic devastation, sudden tragedy, military coups, the hunt for the Moon Child... and the Glorious Re-Ascent of Moonson!

Written by David Hall, Kevin Jacklin, Nick Brooke & Chris Gidlow, with Michael O’Brien & Mike Hagen. Lavishly illustrated by Dario Corallo, with cartography by Phil Anderson.

The first edition of A Rough Guide to Glamour was presented to all freeform players as background information. A new, revised and expanded edition is available from the Jonstown Compendium in hardcover and digital formats, and is an ideal companion to this volume.

This game is set in Greg Stafford’s world of Glorantha, but contains no RuneQuest or QuestWorlds game mechanics. Life of MoonsonBook One: The Characters contains fifty illustrated character sheets, and is an essential companion to this book.

Note: material in this book deals with mature themes.

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Nick B April 07, 2021 11:26 am UTC
I’ve been asked how long it took to run this game. “Life of Moonson” was a one-day game, beginning with a pre-game meet for ten or so players at 11:00. The event proper began at 13:00 (rules briefing), with a costume parade at 13:30, then ran until 22:00 with an hour's break for dinner. The game timetable is included in Book Two, which breaks out scheduled and unanticipated events by hour, as they occurred.

Our Gloranthan freeforms were usually the centrepiece events at weekend-long conventions. We ran them in the United Kingdom (at Convulsion), and in the United States, Canada and Australia (at RuneQuest Cons & GloranthaCons). They spawned at least a dozen spin-offs and imitators; con-goers loved getting creative with their costumes and taking unfamiliar corners of the world for a spin.

You would need both books to understand how the game ran. Book One contains the fifty character sheets players received before the game began; Book Two has all the game rules, ability and item...See more
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