Sunday, 21 October 2018

Chaosium Inc. - Newsletter #84

News from Chaosium...
#84 the straight scoop from the well of chaos...

The Glorantha Sourcebook - Out Now in Hardback!

THE GLORANTHA SOURCEBOOK is an essential resource for Greg Stafford’s world of  Glorantha, one of the most extensively developed and renowned fantasy settings of all time. System-free and Player-friendly!
226 pages, full color hardback. PDF included. Shipped from our warehouses in USA, UK and Australia.

"Glorantha is my personal North Star as an author of vast fantasy game narratives… a sacred but unattainable goal."— KEN ROLSTON, The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, Oblivion.
This systemless sourcebook can be used to enhance and support any fantasy roleplaying game of your choosing, including RUNEQUESTHEROQUEST GLORANTHA, and 13th AGE GLORANTHA, and others.

What the Critics Say

"Drawing on long out-of-print sources, and including new materials, this belongs in the collection of new Glorantha fans and old timers alike… vividly told, beautifully illustrated, and inspirational."—Andrew Logan Montgomery, Exploring the Otherworlds of Fiction, Magic, and Gaming.

"Awesome…rich in detail. …Quite surprisingly, Chaosium has managed to produce an introductory book that is also interesting for veteran fans of Glorantha."—El Runeblogger (review is in English).

13th Age Glorantha - now available in hardback!

13TH AGE GLORANTHA is the d20 "love letter" to Greg Stafford's mythic universe Glorantha, one of the greatest RPG fantasy settings of all time.
By DUNGEONS & DRAGONS lead designers Rob Heinsoo (4th Ed) and Jonathan Tweet (3rd Ed).
13TH AGE GLORANTHA is now available in hard cover! Join us in Glorantha, Greg Stafford’s classic fantasy world of richly imagined cultures, ferocious combat, and colliding mythologies. Create your group’s unique Gloranthan campaign using 13th Age: the d20-rolling game of heroic fantasy, escalating combat, One Unique Things, and limb-ripping owlbears!
466 page full color hardback + PDF. Available from our US, UK, and Australian fulfilment warehouses.

What the Critics Say

"A 400+ page love letter to Greg Stafford’s World of Glorantha, one of the most extensively developed and renowned fantasy settings of all time"—EN World.

"13G gets an enthusiastic thumbs up... It is clear the authors love Glorantha, and their giddy enthusiasm is on every page"—Andrew Logan Montgomery, Exploring the Otherworlds of Fiction, Magic, and Gaming.
Jonathan Tweet talked to RPGGeek TV about 13th Age Glorantha at Gen Con this year. Get a quick overview of 13G from one of the co-creators of the game!

Licensee Focus

The Props of Nyarlathotep: Peru

Delphes Devoivres of Sedefkar Simulacrum fame is back with another beautiful set of sculptural art pieces for Masks of Nyarlathotep. This time, it's glorious objects from the new Peru chapter. Her new Kickstarter fully funded on day one, and has just a week to go!

Check out Delphes' amazing work here:

RuneQuest Leatherettes Sold Out in Australia and UK, limited stock left in US.


Due to unprecedented demand, we are now out of stock of the RuneQuest Leatherette edition in the UK and Australian warehouses. Leatherette still available from our US warehouse.

Rest assured, we do have plenty of copies of the RQG hardback in all three locations!
448 pages, full color hardback. PDF included.

New Miskatonic University Coat of Arms revealed in MU: The Restricted Collection Kickstarter


We've created a new coat of arms for Miskatonic University for our forthcoming Miskatonic Univerity: the Restricted Collection board game! It's available now on various merchandise items including t-shirts, wall art and mugs at our Redbubble Merchandise Store.

We've also got a detailed explanation of the imagery on the Chaosium news blog, which is also available as a poster.
The MU board game is on track to be fulfilled as promised in November, and will go out into a general release after distribution to the Kickstarter backers is complete.
What is Ab Chaos?
(...from Ab Chaos #7, May 31 1992)

Ab - Latin "from"
Chaos - (1) Any condition or place of total disorder (modern vernacular); (2) the disordered state of unformed matter which preceded creation (since Milton, Paradise Lost); (3) the dark, empty space which preceded creation (Greek Mythology); (4) the [formerly] Californian roleplaying game company.

Ab Chaos is an informal newsletter for Chaosium fans. Through our history we have tried to serve the players and gamemasters through craft and art as well as (and sometimes at the expense of) marketing and moneymaking. We appreciate your loyalty, and offer this communication to those who are curious about us, beyond the mere "product".

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