System: Runequest: Roleplaying in Glorantha
Tech: Discord + Roll20
Time: Saturdays 19.00 CET (13 EST, 10PST)
Applications: Message me over on Discord at tissek#5389
Number of players: 4-5, looking for 3-4
Will be used, at least X-card and Lines/Veils. Open for others. Regular check-ins between sessions.
About Runequest and Glorantha
From DrivethruRPG: RuneQuest is part of Chaosium’s D100 Basic Roleplaying system. It is intuitive and easy to play: virtually all rolls determining success or failure of a task are determined via the roll of percentile dice.
RuneQuest has no character classes or alignments; characters are defined by their culture, the gods they follow, and the Runes that inspire them.Nor does the RuneQuest system use levels; instead, characters advance in skills and abilities by using them in course of play. Anyone can try to pick a lock, cast a spell, or decipher some ancient runic script.
Combat in RuneQuest is exciting, immersive, visceral and always potentially deadly; players should be mindful even the lowliest trollkin can take out an experienced warrior with a lucky blow.
From Chaosium: Glorantha is a world made by the gods but shaped by the deeds of mortals. Magic is part of everyday life, and mythology is the basis of reality. Your adventurer is a mortal, destined to die, but through luck, courage, cunning, and sacrifice, can become a hero or even a god! Your adventures might start gritty and realistic, and become fantastic and mythic, only to return to gritty realism.
In Glorantha, people hold allegiance to tribe, city, and cult, not to abstract alignments or ideologies. Although humanity is the dominant species, their dominance is due only to the quarrelling of the Elder Races, who still rule large parts of the world.
Glorantha’s main theme is religion and the magical relation of humankind to the gods. In Glorantha, the gods and goddesses are real, and through their followers and cults they play an active and important part in most major events. The Sun, Earth, Air, Water, Darkness, and Moon have powerful deities associated with them, as do powers such as Death, Fertility, Change, Stasis, Illusion, Truth, Disorder, and Harmony. There are also countless lesser deities associated with things as diverse as cats, cows, boats, vengeance, and volcanoes.
Glorantha is a complete universe. It is self-contained, and from its myths to its molecules it must be taken on its own terms. However, Glorantha is filled with strange and amazing gods, cultures, and creatures both familiar and fantastic, and players should soon be enthralled by the unique features of the setting.
One of two scenarios
I have two scenarios in mind that I have thought a bit about and where I believe I can bring justice to Glorantha. They are somewhat conceptual at this point as I prefer to take the group’s opinions and desires into account as they become fleshed out. If you have any other ideas do bring them forward.
Temple of the Broken Moon/Risen Dragon: The Lunar Empire was on the verge of laying dominion over the Dragon Pass with the consecration of the temple of the Reaching Moon in 1625. But disaster struck with the awakening of a True Dragon immediately beneath it. The Dragon devoured the priests and priestesses, most delegates and half the Lunar military. In short it heralded the beginning of the decline of the Lunar Empire. What often is forgotten are the tales of those that were to be sacrificed on that day. When the Dragon rose it for many to-be sacrificed it rose as their savior and with nowhere else to go they remained, built a new community and rose the Dragon as their new god. This is your tale.
Sartar independence: The Dragonrise sent the filthy Lunars reeling and not long after Kallyr Starbrow liberated Boldhome and proclaimed herself Prince of Sartar. Praise Orlath Rex. Praise Orlath! Now begins the arduous process of rebuilding the Kingdom of Sartar. But every journey begins with a single step and you are not ready to influence the kingdom. No, your clan needs you. Your clan needs ambition, your drive and your guidance as it reorients itself after the Lunar occupation.
RPG Imaginings makes a character
Chaosium’s Welcome to Runequest (short videos about its various parts)