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Nochet: Adventurer's Guide (RuneQuest)


The city of Nochet is the largest city in all Glorantha. It is an ancient city, yet colorful and vibrant. It is a city of wonders, yet a city of day-to-day life. It is a divine city filled with temples and shrines, yet a city of decadence. It is a city of the familiar, yet a city of mystery where the ghosts of ancestors come annually to see what their descendants have accomplished. It is a city of the verge of the HERO WARS.

Nochet: Adventurer's Guide is a player's reference for RuneQuest and provides a summarized view of Glorantha's greatest city for characters just arriving in the city and character generation for those just starting out.

Designed particularly for players, though also useful for gamemasters, Nochet: Adventurer's Guide includes: Newcomers to Nochet including their first events in the city; Character Creation with a new Homeland to expand on the existing RuneQuest core book, new city-relevant Occupations, 15 new cults, new Rune spells, Quick Character Background, What My Mother Told Me, 7 pre-defined Houses for adventurers, and a Cast of Characters to identify friends and foes; Daily Life in Nochet, and an overview of Nochet and its districts. It is a foundation for creating and running characters in this urban Gloranthan setting.

Written for RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha, Nochet: Adventurer's Guide can be used with 13G or other Gloranthan games. 

Nochet: Adventurer's Guide comes with additional pdf and jpg maps of the city. 

Note: there is some overlap with Nochet: Queen of Cities, another of my Jonstown Compendium works, primarily in the Cast of Characters, daily life, and city overview. 

A version of "What My Mother Told Me: A Personal View of Esrolian Life" by Simon Bray previously appeared as part of "HeroQuest Voices" by Moon Design Publications. The text and its revisions are used with permission.

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November 27th, 2023
Awesome. So much detail. A great read even if one is not playing in Nochet yet. Plus new details of cults and backgrounds. [...]
November 20th, 2023
An excellent supplement to the superlative Nochet book. This book adds yet more depth to the city, as well as insights to a number of Esrolian cults. Recommended. [...]
November 20th, 2023
A superb companion and expansion to Harald Smith's comprehensive tome "Nochet, Queen of Cities," two-thirds of the material in this book is entirely new and covers adventurer creation, new cults and occupations, in-world narratives for both [...]
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