Many times it is asked what would be a good way to get started with Glorantha and RQ6. There are many possible paths but here is one:
See generic introduction to Glorantha
Get one of the classic campaigns from Moon Design
- 1. Borderlands and Beyond
- 2. Pavis and Big Rubble
- 3. Griffin Mountain
If you are completely new to Glorantha – the above would be roughly my preference order.
All of these will have their stats in Rq2 format and their cults in Rq2 format.
For the RQ6 stats go to RQ Encounter Generator and either search for parties or enemies to generate or create your own based on the templates. For what is possible check the party encounters Quiet Night at Gimpy’s for Pavis encounter or Monster Island daily event. You could also just pick either enemies or parties page and press “I feel lucky” for some random encounter.
For the cults – visit Glorantha Cult One pagers and get the Cult Compendium from Moon Design.
After the initial campaign on some of the above you might turn into Sartar Kingdom of Heroes/ Sartar Companion and the new Pavis book from Moon Design. They have their stats in HW but you can use the above generator to create the stats.
Cultural information and background is explained in really useful and concise format in Gloranthan Voices material. Pick a culture (or two) for starters. http://www.glorantha.com/docs/heroquest-voices/
Monster Island is a superb supplement and you can fit it nicely as the isle of Loral.
In May 2014 Guide to Glorantha will be published. It is glorious and large – it will be useful for any GM in Glorantha but is completely system agnostic – no rules or stats there.
Every one of us is waiting for Adventures in Glorantha (AIG) from Loz and Pete but meanwhile you can easily game in Glorantha with the above tips.