Glorantha Initiation: Amber and Christian, Wolves, Book Problems, and Actual Play
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by The God Learners
2w ago
Guests Our guests for this new episode of the Glorantha Initiation series are Christian and Amber, from DMs After Dark! We chatted with them back in… (checks notes) November 2023! How time flies… you can find DMs After Dark in many places around the internet, including: YouTube and Twitch Facebook, Twitter, and Bluesky Amber has written a few things, including some short story in the Monstrous Feminine anthology, and can be found at the West Warwick Public Library where she curates the gaming collection. Christian has written and published several scenarios, including “Zennor & The Sins ..read more
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Episode 31: Treasures of Glorantha
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by The God Learners
1M ago
A new episode is out but Joerg still doesn’t have his replacement laptop so there are no detailed show notes again! Our Guest We welcome the ever prolific Austin Conrad back on the show to talk about his new book which is all about magic items. Links to Austin’s stuff: Treasures of Glorantha Volume 2: Relics of the Second Age Treasures of Glorantha Volume 1: Dragon Pass Note that the above are affiliate links — please use them, thank you! You can also get the old Plunder book for RuneQuest 2nd edition in PDF and in POD from Chaosium. Credits The intro music is “The Warbird” by Try-Tachion ..read more
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Episode 30: Questworlds Glorantha
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by The God Learners
3M ago
Show Notes Joerg is still without a computer, so not only are there no detailed show notes again, but he’s not here to stop me from giving a clickbaity title to this episode! Because, indeed, we have zero news about a Questworld Glorantha book… if anything, it’s the contrary. But what we do have for you is Ian Cooper as our guest! Ian comes on the podcast to talk to us about the imminently coming Questworlds. We talk about what it is, what it isn’t, how its mechanics work, and what it’s good for. You can find Questworlds’ free SRD here. You can find Ian on Mastodon here, on Bluesky here, and ..read more
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Glorantha Initiation: Joel, Theology, and Old-School Video Games Boxes
The God Learners
by The God Learners
4M ago
Photo by David Dunham This time we interview Gloranthan newcomer Joel Bridge, who thinks we’re intimidating but also nice! Joel is originally from New Jersey but currently lives in San Diego. You can find Joel on Discord as @sirjamesfriendofthecolonel, and also sometimes on the Glorantha-related subreddits r/Glorantha and r/RuneQuest. Show Notes Here are things we talk about in this interview! JRPGs like Final Fantasy and Parasite Eve, but also other video games like Metal Gear Solid which ingrained a love of deep lore and complicated narratives in Joel’s mind. Games where mechanics are inter ..read more
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Episode 28: Gloranthan Free Forms
The God Learners
by The God Learners
7M ago
This episode comes much later than anticipated, but this is Ludo’s fault! Apologies to all. Our Guests In this episode we welcome Kevin Jacklin and David Hall: Kevin has been writing freeform games for a very long time, and table-top role-playing games a little before that, becoming a huge fan of RuneQuest. Kevin names a fateful meeting with our other guest David Hall at a board-gaming convention in the West of England that had a big bearing on what happened afterwards. David Hall started producing a RuneQuest and Glorantha magazine by the name Tales of the Reaching Moon back in 1989. The ma ..read more
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Glorantha Initiation: Aaron, SpeedRune, the Second Age, and “Glorantha Varies” Extremism
The God Learners
by The God Learners
8M ago
For this new initiation series episode we are happy to welcome Aaron King! Aaron is the designer of SpeedRune, an OSR-esque rules-light game of Gloranthan community adventures. Get it here, it’s free! There are even now a few supplements available for SpeedRune, including some things we discuss in this episode. Check out Aaron’s itch.io store! Aaron also co-hosts a TTRPG podcast called “RTFM” with Maxwell Lander. If you’ve ever dealt with the Linux and open-source community in your life, you definitely know what this acronym stands for… Anyway, Aaron and Maxwell read and discuss various game ..read more
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Episode 27: The Cults of RuneQuest
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by The God Learners
9M ago
We finally worked up the courage to get Jeff Richard on our show! Jeff is the Creative Director and Chair of Chaosium, the lead writer on most of the RuneQuest books, the lead art director on RuneQuest, and the editor for Pendragon. Jeff is also generally responsible for the look and feel of the Chaosium books. Jeff’s Gaming History Jeff’s roleplaying career started in the late seventies with not being able to make much sense of the original D&D rules but getting the system from playing Gamma World and Metamorphosis Alpha. It was in Middle or High School when one of his friends brought a ..read more
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Glorantha Initiation: Matt, Old-School Rules, and the Overly Long Character Creation
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by The God Learners
9M ago
RuneQuest is copyright 2023 Chaosium Inc., Old-School Essentials is copyright 2023 Necrotic Gnome This new initiation episode features Matt, a school teacher who recently moved to Virginia and does the Lord of Chaos’ good work by introducing kids to roleplaying games. Show Notes Things we mention in this episode include: Starting with D&D (of course). Getting “sucked” into Vampire: The Masquerade and the World of Darkness setting, particularly Mage: The Ascension. We don’t need to get into the weeds of the WoD metaplot. Discovering the OSR movement, and especially OSE. Going from Troik ..read more
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Episode 25: Making Up Cults!
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by The God Learners
1y ago
Our guest for this episode is Austin Conrad, who last graced our podcast in episode 2, On the Road. Austin is the author of many things on the Jonstown Compendium, generally publishing under the “Akhelas” brand, while he is known as “Crel” on BRP Central, Discord, and social media. Introductions Austin is a contender for the most productive publisher on the Jonstown Compendium with his 24 issue Myth of the Month series that ran for the first two years of the Jonstown Compendium, culminating in the sizeable scenario booklet To Hunt A God. Akhelas is the name of the setting Austin started writi ..read more
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Glorantha Initiation: Bryon, Convention Games, and What’s a Babeester Gor?
The God Learners
by The God Learners
1y ago
In this month’s Glorantha Initiation interview, Ludo talks to Bryon Ross without any Joerg present. Bryon is a long time RuneQuest lover, but he played mostly with the Fantasy Earth setting until the release of the RuneQuest Quickstart in 2017. He is also a retired marine, SCA participant, and regular Chaosium convention gamemaster. You can find Bryon here: Bryon1187 on Twitter Bryon’s YouTube channel with his game reports, RPG-a-day entries, and, more importantly, RuneQuest Glorantha book reviews. Bryon on MeWe Show Notes Among the many things we’re ranting about in this episode, you’ll fi ..read more
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