Glorantha (with Jeff Richard)

A homecoming. The GROGNARD files returns to Glorantha, the setting where our RPG life began.

4mins – Jeff Richard joins us at the Book Club to talk about The King of Sartar, Greg Stafford’s epic book of The Dragon Pass. The discussion also includes The Cults of RuneQuest.

26 mins – Judge Blythy and Dirk are in the Library looking at Different Worlds issue 1 and Wyrms Footnotes 5.

44 mins – Closing time chat about Liminal and adapting old White Dwarf scenarios.

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Author: Dirk

Host of The GROGNARD RPG Files podcast. Talking bobbins about Runequest, Traveller, Call of Cthulhu, T&T, AD&D and others from back in the day and today.

2 thoughts on “Glorantha (with Jeff Richard)”

  1. Joerg here, from the God Learner podcast.

    Nice interview, and an interesting discussion of your early days of Glorantha.

    I feel with Judge Blythy when he wants to understand all of the setting – I guess I did as deep a dive into that rabbithole as humanly possible without making it a full-time job. Collected a 35k entry encyclopedia…

    Knowing next to everything of that corner of the setting doesn’t really make GMing any easier. While your head may be overflowing with information you as the GM may find fundamental for the game, your players need to be informed on what matters for their characters, and the players (more than their characters) should have to work for some of that information so that they regard it as a reward rather than as homework.

    In the end, when you use Glorantha as your role-playing setting, you open it to change by the events in your campaign, which may be player input, or which may come from some background simulation you might be running say by having a White Bear & Red Moon game running on the edges of your campaign, or right around where your players are active. (In that latter case, your board game might be impacted by the rpg events, too…)

  2. If you ever want to chat about older products, including ones advertised as “forthcoming”, I’d be happy to share what I know.

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