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RuneQuest Starter Set Makes Gen Con Debut

The RuneQuest Starter Set is packed with gaming goodness

RuneQuest Starter Set (Chaosium Inc)The eagerly anticipated RuneQuest Starter Set made its debut for Chaosium Inc at Gen Con 2021 and quickly sold out. The boxed set includes everything you need to jump into roleplaying adventure in Greg Stafford’s massive game world. Score the 272 pages of content, dice, maps, pregen characters and more for an MSRP of $30.00. I don’t have an exact release date yet but you can sign up to be notified on the Chaosium website.

About the set:

The RuneQuest Starter Set contains everything you need to play an epic roleplaying game of gods, cults, magic, family, and fantasy and is coming soon!

The four softcover booklets, interiors filled to the brim with new and select prior artwork, printed in full color. They include the following:
Book 1: Rules – A 64-page rulebook with all the rules you need to play the contents of the Starter Set, including skills, combat, Passions, spirit and Rune magic, and experience. Cover art by Andrey Fetisov.

Book 2: The World of Glorantha – A 64-page booklet with two parts, the first being an overview of the world of Glorantha, its gods and the Dragon Pass area, and the second half a spotlight on the city of Jonstown right in the heart of Sartar. Jonstown was chosen specifically to be a manageable city for players and the gamemaster to base adventures out of, and it has never been described before in this much detail. Inside this book are details of the city, its unique features, and an array of nonplayer characters, ranging from its important to its everyday denizens. Finally, rounding it out is a gazetteer of its immediate area. Cover art by Hazem Ameen.

Book 3; SoloQuest – This booklet contains Battle at Dangerford, a 60-page solo adventure designed specifically to teach the rules and introduce Glorantha. In it, the player takes on the role of Vasana, a bison-riding soldier caught up in one of the pivotal battles in Dragon Pass. No gamemaster required! Of all the pieces in this book, this one is a personal favorite. Cover art by Eduardo Gutiérrez García.

Book 4: Adventures – In this 84-page booklet are three full-length ready-to-play adventures. The first, A Rough Landing takes place immediately after the events in Battle at Dangerford. The second, A Fire in the Dark, is an investigation where the threat may not be what it seems, and the third is an update of the classic RuneQuest adventure, The Rainbow Mounds. The rest of the book is filled with adventure seeds, a rumors table, a section on city encounters, and a simplified calendar. Cover art by Andrey Fetisov.

RuneQuest Starter Set Contents (Chaosium Inc)

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Brian Kirchhoff
Brian Kirchhoff
9 months ago

Love this…. I am really excited to get my hands on this starter and this preview only heightens my excitement!

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