Kickstarter launched to fund 400 page Guide to Glorantha
Glorantha is an interesting case. It is one of the best known RPG settings, at least so far as name value goes, but I see more threads of people trying to figure out what it is all about than those that really seem to know. Part of that may be the fact that the setting – originally created by Greg Stafford – has been around for so long (and used for the background in a number of RPGs) that the setting is so expansive that people really have a hard time pinning it down. I’ve never played anything set in Glorantha myself, but I’ve always been curious about it, just given how long it has been around (over 40 years) and how incredibly nuanced the setting seems form what I am gleaned over the years.
However, that won’t stop Rich Meints and Moon Design Publishing from giving it a go. They recently launched a Kickstarter to fund the (appropriately named) Guide to Glorantha, which aims to be just that. Written by Greg Stafford, Sandy Petersen and Jeff Richard, the guide will contain a complete map of the world of Glorantha and details of the places and people of all 20 regions of the world. The book will be pretty massive, measuring at 400 pages long (approximately) and a second book is also in the works called the Argan Argar Atlas, which will contains all of the maps from the main book. Still, in a world where people are often looking for setting books that they can port to their favorite system, it looks like the main Guide to Glorantha aims to give fans (and newcomers) a pretty intense look into the world of Glorantha. The Guide to Glorantha in hardback runs $80 through the Kickstarter (the PDF is $35). So, if you’ve ever been one of those people starting a “Tell me about Glorantha” thread on a forum somewhere, well, I guess this is your chance. The book is apparently ready to go, it’s just a matter of getting into the hands of the masses, with a current release date in February, 2013.