Apple Lane was originally published in as “Scenario Pack 2” for RuneQuest , but was revised in for inclusion in the aforementioned. Apple Lane () – Apple Lane contains two complete RuneQuest adventures set in the world of Glorantha, in Sartar. Apple Lane set a ne. Hello Adventurers! I thought I would start a thread to report on the progress of my RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha campaign. I figure that.

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I regret to say we hardly spent any time in Apple Lane itself, since I was trying to complete the dungeon arc in 4 short sessions.

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It represents a very different strand of old school play than is often discussed, one much more concerned with world building and coherence than was the case in many other corners of the hobby at the time.

That too is another useful point of comparison that Apple Lane highlights.

Then there was the Vlad the Impaler apole where the scimitar cut a pig rrunequest half in one stroke, and the William Wallace episode where the Claymore removed three heads in one swing. It’s a classic of the hobby and well worth reading if one has the chance. The DM is instructed to leave the room for awhile, while the players figure out where they hide the gem and their general plan. There are many like it but this one is mine!

Apple Lane (Publication)

For me, the only appeal of RQ is Glorantha. Whereas many consider Glorantha to be a “selling point”, I find it to have too much of a “cost” of setting depth to interest me. In a setting other than Glorantha, this would seem runequesst, but I can totally buy that a Runelord of Issaries can’t forsake the demands of his cult to protect his material livelihood.


Only a member of this blog may post a comment. I was leery of the pawnshop defense scenario so we did an expanded set of “initiation games” then went directly to the Rainbow Mounds.

Baboons, ducks etc take a bit gunequest work as GM to pull off, but they’re worth rnuequest. Frank July 15, at 3: Wednesday, July 14, Retrospective: Why is Gringle “too busy”?

The scenario states outright that Gringle has “ritual obligations” that demand he be elsewhere. That means that there are references to deities, historical events, and cultural practices that, while very useful for referees wanting to use Glorantha, need to be altered if the referee isn’t using that world.

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Whereas that looks like a plot hook to me. That’s more than you get in The Keep on the Borderlandsbut nowhere near what Jim Raggi presented us with. How do I say this without ruffling someone’s feathers somewhere: I am glad that Runequest over time went the way of understating its tie to the Gloranthan setting and became more of an “open”, DIY system.

RuneQuest is Glorantha, at least that’s how it was seen in its earliest days. Instead of an rpg that confines itself to one “sandbox”. Swordsman July 15, at 8: What’s so important that he can’t protect his own source of wealth?

Apple Lane was originally published in as “Scenario Pack 2” for RuneQuestbut was revised in for inclusion in the aforementioned boxed set. They don’t exist solely to interact with the PCs who come into the town and have need of their goods and services. Oddly, I’ve never run Apple Lane, though I don’t think it would be that hard to fit into another setting. If I had it to do over, I would invite the PCs to spend more time there. Heh, in my most recent RQ campaign, Whiteye’s Extinguish vs.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Eventually they overcame the trollkin and Whiteye ended up using Divine Intervention to escape though. The whole experience was a bit surreal to say the least. But who’d play RuneQuest if they weren’t using Glorantha?


Of course, it’s precisely this specificity that some might find off-putting. Among the townsfolk, there are a couple or three cult connections that would serve well as an introduction to the greater setting. Just too many impossible things before breakfast. It was in this form that I first encountered it, so it’s possible there are differences between the and editions of which I am unaware. However, the Pawnshop offers a unique twist that makes me want to use it sometime: James Maliszewski July 15, at 2: Frank July 14, at Invincible Overlord July 14, at I don’t mind a bit of humor with the ducks considering their curse.

Anthony July 14, at 3: What’s more, most of the inhabitants are given personalitieshistories, and motivations. While RQ has always been my system of choice, I used to think that the rate of limb loss was over the top. I ran this in June, but I am sorry to report that everybody found the attack on Gringle’s Pawnshop to be a howler.

Every inhabitant of the place is given a name and all adult inhabitants are given full RuneQuest statistics. It’s an interesting thing. Then I started watching Deadliest Warrior and realized it wasn’t. KP July 14, at The episode in which the expert attacked a ballistics gel torso with a Roman gladius a simple shortsword and hacked off both arms with his first two whacks convinced me that it is entirely realistic.

I was immersed in RQ2 back in the day so I find baboons more interesting than wacky.