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Shores of Korantia
Explore a Whole New World of Intrigue and Adventure in Shores Of Korantia
Korantia: a coastal region of the great continent of Taygus, home to dozens of city-states and scores of Goddesses and Gods - each with their own wants, needs, plans and schemes.
The Enemies and Rivals: To the south are the Jekkarenes, the ancient enemy with cause to fear a Korantine revival; in the east the swelling Taskan Empire draws closer to Korantia’s borders with each passing generation; to the north the warlike barbarians of Marangia have fallen quiet since the Taskans seized their capital. To the west is the open sea and beyond are distant lands where colonies were set down in centuries past.
The Emperor: Koibos is the 61st Emperor of the Korantines and the 24th of his name. A vigorous young man in the prime of life, ruler of an ancient empire long past its days of glory. It falls to him to restore his realm to greatness or become an irrelevance to the dozens of city states over which he claims sovereignty.
These are the Shores of Korantia.
In this book you will find everything you need to adventure in Korantia and beyond; rules for character creation, cults, encounter tables for land and sea, economics, a fully detailed colony in which to start off your adventures, many fully detailed NPCs and a mini-campaign that will plunge your characters into intrigue and plot, culminating in a perilous expedition to a mysterious and dangerous desert island.
Shores of Korantia is a complete setting for RuneQuest 6th Edition. Based in the world of
Thennla, first introduced in Age of Treason: The Iron Simulacrum.
Shores of Korantia requires the RuneQuest 6th Edition rules for play
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New: Luther Arkwright (May 2015)
Not one Earth, but an infinity of them, existing in parallel continua, their own paths, own histories, own futures, own mistakes. Most are unaware of the existence of a multiverse; but some parallels know that Earth is not alone, but mirrored.
ZeroZero knows. It watches the parallels, ensures their stability. ZeroZero knows that instability spreads like a disease, infecting each parallel until a critical mass is reached and cataclysm is guaranteed.
The Disruptors know. And they are intent on subverting the multiverse for their own ends, to destabilise countries, instigate wars, bring about destruction.
The Valhalla Project was established to stop the Disruptors; to uncover their plans, identify their agents, and eliminate them. Their best agent is Luther Arkwright, unique in the multiverse, a powerful psychic, but himself unstable. Arkwright does not work alone: there are others.
Based on Bryan Talbot’s acclaimed graphic novels, Luther Arkwright: Roleplaying Across the Parallels is a RuneQuest supplement introducing the Arkwright multiverse and all the rules needed for adventuring in countless parallel dimensions. This book contains game rules for contemporary character creation, psionics, technology, firearms, vehicles and more! Hardcover. 184 pages. This is a preorder. Copies will be shipping from our warehouse in early July 2015. Note: this is a supplement for RuneQuest and requires either the RuneQuest 6 rules, or RuneQuest Essentials for full play.
184 pages. $24.99 (print & PDF). $10.99 PDF only
Click on the RuneQuest Supplements category above to place your order!
This special version of RuneQuest 6th Edition is designed to introduce players and Games Masters to the essentials of the game. In this book you will find the core of the RuneQuest engine, in a stripped-down format, but still complete enough to create characters and begin adventuring with one of roleplaying’s most enduring and respected systems.
The intention is that this book will give you a taste of the mechanics and encourage you to move onto the full edition of the rules. The full rulebook contains much, much more: more game options, more magic, more monsters more cults.
RuneQuest Essentials is a free download, but if you would like to show your appreciation, please donate whatever amount you feel appropriate by clicking on the Donate button directly below the RuneQuest Essentials image.
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We're delighted to announce that Design Mechanism, Issaries and Mongoose Publishing have reached an agreement that allows us to continue making available RuneQuest and Glorantha titles (originally published by Mongoose) through DrivethruRPG and its affiliated sites.
Under the RuneQuest Archives you'll be able to buy a special selection of the very best of the old Mongoose RQ and Glorantha titles at only $1.00 per book.
This means that certain titles that would have disappeared are now available at a really great price. The titles available through RuneQuest Archives are:
RuneQuest Empires (MRQ2)
Monster Coliseum (MRQ2)
Land of the Samurai (MRQ1)
The Price of Honour (MRQ1)
Pavis Rises (MRQ2)
Dara Happa Stirs (MRQ1)
Both MRQ1 and MRQ2 books are highly compatible with RuneQuest 6th edition and, of course, MRQ2 books are fully compatible with Mongoose's Legend system.
RuneQuest Combat Effects App for AndroidThis app, for Android smart phones and tablets, assists GMs and Players with working out Special Effects options based on success level, weapon type and do forth. The details of each effect are discretely listed along with all relevant rolls and modifiers. The app does away with the need for reference sheets or rulebook flipping.
It costs just $0.99 from the Google Play app store.