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A two-volume set of 10" x 12" color hardback books containing the geography, history and cultures of Glorantha.
A two-volume set of 10" x 12" color hardback books containing the geography, history and cultures of Glorantha.
1,276 backers pledged $260,962 to help bring this project to life.

December Update - tis the season for unexpected delays


Season's Greetings to our backers,

I write this update with a bit of frustration, and a bit of happiness. The frustrating bit relates to some of the delays we have faced. A few of the very last pieces of art have still to trickle in, and a few were reassigned to different artists. The happy part of that is that every final version we get is awesome. I've included some sample pics in this update so you can judge for yourself. Also frustrating is that for most of us this isn't our full time day job, and things like unexpected work trips to China and Fargo tend to slow things down a bit. We also weren't expecting to have to spend several weeks and a lot of energy defending one of our Trademarks from being infringed. We'd rather spend our time and money on creating art, maps, and words for our games. 

So, as we approach the one year anniversary of the completion of our Kickstarter, I am very happy to say that the Argan Argar Atlas will go to print at the end of THIS month, and with a bit of frustration say that the first half of the Guide (volume 1 of 2) will be done at the end of THIS month. Layout continues with more pages every day, but we keep catching things we want to add, like writing more art notes, or re-organizing chapters so the contents are better organized, or finding a piece of awesome legacy art to round out a bit of the material, plus a bit of frustration from life getting in the way, my way in particular. (I'm the one that got the short straw on China, but at least avoided 3 weeks in a dumpy part of Brazil, and another two in Venezuela). Vol. 2 will get done early in the New year. 

I'll be putting together a sneak peek for one of the chapters of the book, something most of you probably haven't seen in print before! More on that very soon. In the meantime, enjoy a few sample spreads of the layout.

Sog City and Junora
Sog City and Junora
Holy, Holy, Holy Country
Holy, Holy, Holy Country
Kralorela and Godunya
Kralorela and Godunya

We'll have bigger pictures of these spreads on our G+ Glorantha group, and on

As always, thank you for your support. 

Jim Groves, Charles Corrigan, and 2 more people like this update.


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      J Donald on December 11, 2013

      Gorgeous. It's looking as though the depth, breadth, and overall quality of this work is akin to that of National Geographic. Can't wait to see it.

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      Jonathan Geere on December 5, 2013

      Thanks for the update and I rather wait for a delayed final version to come out when you have been given the time to bestow the finishing artistic touches.

    3. Andreas on December 5, 2013

      As a fan of the Hasbro board game, I'm very disappointed about the troubles of that other project. I understand the reasons for what happened, I guess the underlying issue is that Heroquest is simply too generic a name.

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      Michael Johnston on December 5, 2013

      A bit disappointing to hear that both volumes of the Guide won't be out at the same time, but happy to hear that one, and the Atlas, will be going to print this month (that is what you meant about Vol. 1, isn't it?). Thanks for the Bartles and Jaymes moment :)

    5. Erik Schmidt on December 5, 2013

      Thanks for the update, Rick. It helps to know what's going on behind the scenes.

      As for the delays, this is one product where I'd much prefer quality over timeliness of delivery.

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      Scott Akers on December 5, 2013

      Tom: There was some trouble with someone trying to kickstart a "HeroQuest Anniversary Edition" without properly licensing the Heroquest trademark. See for details if you're so inclined.

    7. Jim Groves on December 5, 2013

      No worries. Communication is key with these things. We can see definite progress and can trust that our resources are being put to good use. Obviously I can't speak for everyone in the world, or even all the backers, but communication and regular updates "fix" most Kickstarter delays... and a large number of Kickstarters do run late (note, that is a generalization, not an absolute).

      I look forward to the larger versions on the site or G+!

    8. "Filkertom" Tom Smith on December 5, 2013

      Looks fantastic. Definitely worth the wait. But... trademark infringement!? What, did someone make a new Flinstone cereal, Big Rubble Crunch?

    9. Lou Anders on December 5, 2013

      Happy to wait knowing it will be so beautiful when it arrives.