Extended Profession Lists for Runequest Glorantha

A list of basic professions for Runequest Glorantha to be used with my extended professions and previous experience , These have no entry requirements and the skills in bold are considered Key Skills for the profession.

Assistant Priest
Any cult skill, Lore (Cult), Dance , Read/Write (Own) , Charm, Orate, Insight (Human), Manage Household , Sing, Play Instrument, Worship (Deity) , Meditate , Prepare Dead

Assistant Shamans
Speak Spiritspeech , Sing , Animal Lore , First Aid , Manage Household,  Plant Lore, Prepare Corpse,  Spirit Dance, Spirit Lore , Spirit Combat , Spirit Travel, Meditate, Play Instrument

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Animal Lore, Conceal, First Aid, Intimidate, Hide, Plant Lore , Scan, Survival , Shield , Track, Primary Weapon, Secondary Weapon, Shield, Fist, Kick, Grapple, Dodge

Dodge, Ride, Intimidate, Intrigue, Battle, First Aid, Insight(human), Listen, Scan, Primary  Weapon, Secondary Weapon,  Shield , Fist, Kick, Grapple

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Runequest Glorantha – Cultural Skills;

The following is a slightly modified list of cultural skills for the major and minor human cultures in the Dragon Pass area of Glorantha;

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Customs (Heortling), Dance, Farm ,Herd, Ride, Sing, Speak Own Language (Heortling), Speak Other Language (Tradetalk), Spirit Combat, Battle Axe, Broadsword, Composite Bow, Dagger, Javelin, Sling, 1H Spear, Medium Shield, Large Shield, Fist, Kick, Grapple, Dodge 

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Runequest Glorantha – Cult Skills

Cult Skills

A slightly extended list of cult skills for Runequest Glorantha, they have been amended slightly to allow for more similar numbers and usefulness of skills for each cult

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Argan Argar
1H Spear, Bargain, Cult Lore (Argan Argar),Customs (other), Evaluate, Insight (Human or Troll), Meditate, Read/Write (Darktongue), Speak (Darktongue), Worship (Argan Argar),

Babeester Gor
1H Axe, 2H Axe, Battle, Cult Lore (Babeester Gor), Intimidate, Listen, Meditate, Search, Medium Shield Parry, Large Shield Parry, Track, Worship (Babeester Gor).

Chalana Arroy
Alchemy, Charm, Cult Lore (Chalana Arroy), First Aid, Insight (human), Meditation, Plant Lore, Treat Disease, Treat Poison, Worship (Chalana Arroy).

Daka Fal
Customs (Home),Cult Lore (Daka Fal), Speak (Spiritspeech), Meditate, Orate, Sing, Prepare Corpse, Play Instrument, Spirit Combat, Spirit Lore, Spirit Dance, Spirit Travel, Worship (Ancestors).

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List of Magic Items for Sale at Gon Orta’s Castle

I created this list for when my PC’s visited Gonn Orta’s Castle a couple of weeks ago. Thought it’s not the full rewrite up on Gonn Orta I was after ( it may come later and its concepts underpin some parts of the list.), but in the spirit of sharing I thought id share this list of items and agendas as it may help, inspire or just save people bit of time.

I have also in a spirit of generosity described things in a away that works best for RQG, but they should translate into most Gloranthan Systems very easily.

A real Place called Giants castle… But I could use it for the approach from the Pavis side.

Prices are not included as money works differently in everyone else campaigns, and I think for the big exciting stuff Gonn Ortas Agneda is more than cash, and barter will be the name of the game.  Smaller items with be traded for cash without question.


  • Power Storage Cystals: POW 4,4,4,6,6,7,8,9,11,13,14,18
  • Healing Focus Crystal: POW 1,2,3,3,5,7
  • Sensitivity Crystal: POW 2,3,4,5
  • Power Yielding: POW 2,3,4
  • Power Enhancing: POW 3,4,5
  • Spell reinforcing:  POW 3,4
  • Spell strengthen: POW 1,1,4
  • Spell resisting: POW 2,2,3
  • Spirit Supporting POW 3, 4
  • Spell Storing POW 3, 4

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Trollkin Names for Runequest & Glorantha

Trollkin names can vary greatly dependent on

  • Who named the trollkin
  • The trollkins status
  • A troll mothers view on her offspring

The most loved and highest status trollkin may even have full troll names, many will have shortened or abbreviated troll names, whilst others nick names, insults names, jokes, sounds and some may still not have there own a name.

Most trollkin just have a forename, but small numbers maybe given a title which is usually something to distinguish the trollkin as a trollkin and not a full troll, so tends not to be complementary.

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Trollkin Miniatures by Mad Knight Castings, A Review

It’s a pleasure to review this figures which I can only describe as delightfully Gloranthan. The team who conceptualised, designed and created these miniatures have the same love and knowledge of Gloranthan than everyone else in the forum and it is clear to see.

I have never really done the kick-starter thing, so now regret only dipping my toe into the water with this wonderful kick-starter from Mad Knight miniatures, and only ordering the trollkin.

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Using 28mm miniatures for Runequest Plastic or Metal?

Having been back into figures or miniatures for RQ for the last few months, I have come to a few conclusions about what actually works in terms of putting a decent range of miniatures together for my game.

I started off jumping into historic miniatures and was attracted to plastic because of the price. However always held an opinion that a nice metal figure was a better option, and a more desired choice. I can still remember loving the weight of my first citadel miniature in 1983 and convincing myself this was more than toy soldier.

However head has started to overrule heart and I have come to conclusion where possible  plastic figures are far superior in terms of what they offer than metal ones, and it is would be advisable to use them whenever possible.

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List of items found on a Troll Trade Beetle

OK earlier tonight I asked for inspiration for items on a troll trade beetle, here is the list of items that we the group came up with,  I got round to using most of it . Its all not magical and just colourful items to spice up the game.

I’ve split into general item’s that could be refused, religious stuff I particularly wanted and silly stuff that just some fun. So thanks everyone for the input and i’m still willing to add more to the list.

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Converting Gripping Beasts 28mm Dark Age Warriors for Runequest

A few months ago I was sent a couple of boxes of  Gripping Beast dark age warriors for review. I painted one box rather quickly as my reintroduction into miniature painting and I won’t scare you with an more pictures of the results. Initial thoughts can be found here.

What these guys look like with a professional paint job.

However the 2nd box I decided I was going to use for conversion as I thought  one the main benefits of the figures was there simplicity and thus the adaptability.

However figure conversion and painting takes a while especially when you have a skill set like mine. So after a few months relearning how to paint , glue and photograph a miniature I think I have something to share.

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Sun Dome Character Creation for Runequest Glorantha

Below are my version of the rules RQG for character creation for Sun Dome characters.

With cults and professions the common ones can be chosen at any time. For the rarer ones I would suggest consulting the GM before hand as they are rare and may have a bearing on the game.


The culture surrounding most of the Sun  Dome temples is a Heortling sub culture, which aspires to emulate Dara Happa Culture but also reflects many of the aspects of its surrounding culture as well.

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