13th Age in Glorantha

A project in Seattle, WA by Rob Heinsoo Games

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13th Age in Glorantha brings the ENnie-winning role-playing game to the gods and monsters of Greg Stafford's world of Glorantha.
Backers: 1249
Average Pledge Per Backer: $93

Funded: $116,150 of $39,500
Dates: Sep 7th -> Oct 14th (37 days)
Project By: Rob Heinsoo Games
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Motion Rune stretch

October 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Art is Strong is coming up at $115K! I confess that when I put this goal in I was taking a wee break and making a stretch goal that would be entirely Jeff’s concern to handle. Yes, I will be happy to see whatever magical locations get illustrated.... (Read More)

It's Tricky and It's Here

October 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Let talk about the trickster stretch goal we hit a few hours ago!   The trickster class is going to be in the book. Kickstarter communication is partly responsible for that, starting when a backer named Keith expressed surprise that I’d left the... (Read More)

Three cheers for ducks, maps, and headhunters!

October 13th - via: kickstarter.com
It seems churlish not to thank you for what you've already given us, and so.. Making a Mythic MapI love modern mapmaking because different layers can be used for different modes of information. We’ll call on varying overlays in different chapters,... (Read More)

Morning Cheer: the early goals

October 13th - via: kickstarter.com
I had no idea when we started this Kickstarter that it was going to be such a fun process! Add the fact that the results are awesome and it couldn’t have gone much better. Instead of talking more about what we might add later today, I’m going to... (Read More)

what a day!

October 13th - via: kickstarter.com
As I left home in the morning, we gained the Sartar Magical Union.  As I got home in the evening, a Box of Storms backer gifted us with the Scorpion Queendom of Jab.  Wow! That's a lot of momentum! Many thanks to Jeff Richard and everyone else who... (Read More)

art & Ethilrist

October 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Because it's traditional here in Kickstarter Land to have crazy-wonderful things to aspire to,  we've added two new stretch goals. One involves magical art, the second involves Sir Ethilrist!  I won't be around tomorrow to talk about these goals,... (Read More)

Creating character backgrounds in Glorantha

October 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Exciting times! We’re cruising towards the Sartar Magical Union stretch goal, Loose the Fateful Lightning. I have no doubt now that we’re going to hit it, which is great, because one of the two surprising ideas we’ve received as part of our two... (Read More)

News from my gaming group!

October 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Jonathan and I have gamed together for years. Two of the players in our group, Paul Hughes and Rob Lightner, have joined with Mary P. Traverse to start a gaming+geekery podcast called Nerdhole. Paul & Rob interviewed me about 13th Age, Glorantha,... (Read More)

Above there are scorpions, beyond there's a trickster

October 10th - via: kickstarter.com
So wild that this Kickstarter has been running a month! We’ve got just about 4 days left, and given that we’re closing on the Moonstinger adventure and possibly bringing in a whole chapter on the Sartar Magical Union, well, it’s time to pick... (Read More)

The One Unique Thing in Glorantha

October 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey! How did a Lunar mage force his way in here? See Oriane's story, below. My second favorite part of 13th Age character creation is selecting my character’s One Unique Thing. My very favorite part of 13th Age character creation is helping... (Read More)

Catching our 13th Wind

October 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Today was a good day of catching our breath.  Rick set up our Backer Level/Product Rewards chart, useful for those who want to compare reward levels. It appears just above the Add-on Rewards on our main Kickstarter page.  Jeff worked on the map... (Read More)

The Sword Vale Death Quest

October 8th - via: kickstarter.com
I’m writing up some examples of what 13th Age in Glorantha will feel like in play. Terms and mechanical elements are subject to change. This first example has a key player character devoted to Humakt. Let’s name her Alana. Before we get into... (Read More)

The First Lines on the Map

October 6th - via: kickstarter.com
[[KS compresses the map, so for a good view, go to http://www.13thAgeInGlorantha.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Draft-Map1.jpg]] Jeff has been working with artist Darya Makarava on the mythic map of Dragon Pass. We’re sharing the mid-stream... (Read More)

Reach . . . beyond the Moon

October 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Strettcccccch! Ah, that’s it. Hands raised. Heads thrown back. Gazing awestruck into the red night, where comets weave the barbarians’ separate dooms and our Goddess lights new paths the old gods never saw. We walk alongside Her as full women,... (Read More)

The Emperor's Winter; & Jonathan Calls on the Gods

October 5th - via: kickstarter.com
The last couple days, Jonathan and I have written posts for other blogs explaining aspects of Glorantha. The explanations are principally aimed at 13th Age players who don't know Glorantha well, but there are aspects of what we've written that... (Read More)

Magicians of the Moon

October 1st - via: kickstarter.com
William Church's original Crater Maker art We soared past the Monster Silhouettes stretch goal last night. Now we’re working on adding dangerous Lunar magicians to the book! The Crater Makers, Blue Moon School, and Spell Archers are full regiments... (Read More)

Talk Write Talk

September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm not sure I've had a more satisfying interview than the podcast episode that Jeff Richard and I recorded with the Idle Red Hands crew last week! Jeff and I wove between Glorantha, 13th Age, and 13th Age in Glorantha. We covered the basics and then... (Read More)

The Devourer, Scorpionmen, and the Sartar Magical Union!

September 25th - via: kickstarter.com
We just put up three new stretch goals. The three goals aim to introduce . . .  . . . . another Chaos cult (Krarsht the Devourer!) . . . . another adventure (Lunars and Scorpionmen!) . . . . additional player character powers and talents related to... (Read More)

Chapter 1: Initiations

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
13th Age in Glorantha will contain around twelve chapters. That’s too much to summarize in a single update, so this tour of the work-in-progress book starts with the first chapter: Initiations.  As an opening chapter, Initiations introduces... (Read More)

Thunder Duck and the Silhouettes

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
We are paddling very close to the ducks at $75K. Some time tonight or tomorrow we'll be moving on to the Monster Silhouettes stretch goal. And given the detailed updates I'm planning to run tomorrow, I'll take a moment and talk now about the... (Read More)

Unfold the Map!

September 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
We just figured out a new add-on. Several people asked about it earlier so I'll post the add-on text in its entirety. I'm looking forward to putting it up just under my old map from the Dragon Pass boardgame! +$20 - Unfold the Map: Get a folded 22"... (Read More)

A Sword, a Rolling Head, a Feather

September 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Our first Pitch-a-Myth add-on sponsor has gifted us with a marvelous Humakt myth that will help anchor the Humakt is Death’s Champion chapter! If I’d tried to come up with a more wonderfully ironic way of surging past the $70K Thanatar stretch... (Read More)

Keys to Power

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
We recently added a new pledge level called KEYS TO POWER. It’s a creative contribution pledge level with some tightly-compressed explanatory text. I’m going to unpack the wording of the creative elements of KEYS TO POWER. Pick an existing class... (Read More)

The Uniquely Severed God

September 19th - via: kickstarter.com
(illo from Cults of Terror) We’re less than $3K away from adding a full headdress of Thanatar monsters and myths to the book. We may do other Cults of Chaos later, but we chose Thanatar as the first stretch goal option because of the god’s... (Read More)

The Map Goes Gold

September 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Last night you summoned the mythic map! It’s going to be a full-color sideview illustration of the Dragon Pass area. The map will appear in the 13th Age in Glorantha book as at least a two-page spread. There are a couple other delivery methods for... (Read More)

Uz with Us; Mythic Map En Route

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to your war chants and lead hammers, we ate through the Uz Rule Darkness stretch goal! Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen’s premiere Elder Race is with us! New myths rise from below. This solidifies the book’s warriors-of-many-pantheons... (Read More)

Two blog links

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
A short update this time, pointing to two longer blog posts.  The first is by Jeff Richard, teasing elements of the Glorantha Source Book.  The second is from me, discussing mechanical aspects of 13th Age in Glorantha and how they will apply to... (Read More)

Three new backer levels

September 15th - via: kickstarter.com
After some requests, we added three new backer tiers for people who want to contribute more to the Kickstarter, including adding their own touches. A couple of the new levels could use a bit of explanation. A NAME TO REMEMBER means we’ll place your... (Read More)

A map-maker, a cultist, and a duck . . . .

September 14th - via: kickstarter.com
The $55K stretch goal went down the Crimson Bat’s gullet with nary a struggle! Omen or warning for the player characters? Your campaigns will decide. In the Darkness ahead, not so far off, the trolls are massed, waiting to be unleashed against... (Read More)

Berserk in Bat Country

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
[wonderful old Uz image by Dan Barker] Our Zorak Zoran Death Lord has good news and bad news. The good news is that he’s proud to have made it into the book ahead of all the other trolls. The $50K stretch goal has been crushed! The Death Lord... (Read More)

Let's call this an Uzdate

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We just announced another stretch goal for the 13th Age in Glorantha Kickstarter and it's a doozy. Looks like this: $60,000 – New Chapter: Uz Rule Darkness A full chapter on using Gloranthan trolls as PCs, with playable myths and a new Uz* class... (Read More)

Unlock the art!

September 9th - via: kickstarter.com
That's the first stretch goal down! UNLOCKED: $45,000 - More Art Please! We'll add five additional full-color pieces from one of our top artists to 13th Age in Glorantha.   Presenting the look and feel of Glorantha with full color pieces was a key... (Read More)

Give us an Air rune!

September 8th - via: kickstarter.com
We did it! You did it! 13th Age in Glorantha and its companion Glorantha Source Book funded in a day and 1d4 minutes!  We’re overjoyed. We have big dreams for 13th Age in Glorantha and we’re now certain that the winds are with us. This is just... (Read More)

Surging and Stretching!

September 8th - via: kickstarter.com
The outpouring of community support has been awesome. We hoped for something good from this Kickstarter. Signs are that it's going to be better than we hoped! The speed this Kickstarter is moving at suggests that we Seattle people can't go to bed... (Read More)

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