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Holy cats. I think Runequest was the first non-D&D roleplaying game I ever played. My husband ran a Glorantha campaign back in the eighties.

 

We had the older books, the first edition and then the nice big colorful one, the one with minis to match (oh man, I loved painting those minis -- I think that was third edition). Everyone loved the Glorantha setting, although I think Avalon Hill may have dropped the setting (We didn't care. We just scooped up the older material, if I recall rightly). Glorantha was honkin' weird, way different from what D&D was doing at the time.

 

I think I recall hearing that the modern incarnation of Runequest has nothing to do with the old game or the Glorantha setting, which is a shame. Glorantha was awesome, and heroquests were genuinely perilous.

 

We used to joke that dwarves were daleks and elves were eggplants -- which is to say dwarves were mechanical creations and elves were motile intelligent plants, and neither of them was very friendly to humans. In one campaign I played a dwarf who had been on the run with a traveling theater/puppeteer troupe. I hid my dwarfishness from the other characters and if questioned on my peculiar eating habits would growl "I gotta delicate constitution."

 

That was also the game with the infamous incident of the suicidal elves. They were supposed to be an ambush, but we never even knew they were there. Our GM rolled fumble after fumble behind his screen, his face getting more incredulous, and by the time we passed the copse where they had been hiding, they had all slain each other by accident.

 

Which is all a really long way of saying "Runequest? Glorantha? Oh yes, I will have a look, thanks!"

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Our gaming group still plays 2nd edition. :)

 

Need to talk to our DM and see if this is of interest.

 

Though might grab it myself simply to enjoy reading.

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Oh man, the trolls, the tragic, tragic trolls.

 

And the broo (shudder).

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