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RuneQuest: The Glorantha Sourcebook - 2nd Edition


A Guide to the Mythic Fantasy World of Glorantha!
New 2nd Edition

“Glorantha is my personal North Star as an author of vast fantasy game narratives… a sacred but unattainable goal.”
—Ken Rolston, (The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion).

What's Inside

RuneQuest: The Glorantha Sourcebook is an introductory guide to the mythical world of Bronze Age fantasy created by legendary game designer Greg Stafford. It is every RuneQuest player’s stepping stone into legend—a journey that continues with the Guide to Glorantha, and ends in your imagination.

New In This Edition

Cover of the Glorantha Sourcebook

This edition contains revised, updated, and expanded content drawn from a variety of long out-of-print and rare sources. Alongside an updated internal design to bring RuneQuest:The Glorantha Sourcebook in line with modern RuneQuest titles, it also has a brand new cover by stellar artist LoÏc Muzy. This edition also includes updated genealogy tables, some new art, and new maps.

Map of Glorantha

A System-Less Sourcebook

A red cyclops with a great sword

RuneQuest: The Glorantha Sourcebook details Glorantha, the signature setting for RuneQuest. This book is a supplement without rules or a game system This allows you to apply the setting of Glorantha to any game system of your choice, or delve into one of the most richly imagined fantasy worlds ever created.

All the different types of dragonewts

Lose Yourself in Glorantha

Image of the Mirrorsea

Alongside the revised and updated foundational material, you will find new essays, insights, and extrapolations on the world and its incredible denizens.

A group of dancers

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Tommy P April 25, 2024 1:38 pm UTC
I have the 1st edition of this book and I'm not in a hurry to buy the same book again. I'm curious, however, and would really like to know how much does this 2nd ed differ from the 1st. The description reads (sort of) like there are sizeable updates, but is it really just a short paragraph here and some new art there, or are there marked updates and expansions (justifying a new purchase)?
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Ross M May 07, 2024 2:22 pm UTC
This is all guesswork but...

If you look at the contents page (in the Preview) some of the entries are in italices - none of those sections are mentioned in the first editions contents page. I imagine that that's the extent of the new material. There may be syntax fixes in the other sections but changes of substance might reignite the Retcon War and it's still too soon after Elmal/Yelmalio.
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