Chapter 6 & 8 samples
Chris Huth has finished with initial layout of all chapters. In fact he has also finished the first round of draft corrections! I'm going over things and preparing the second... Read more
Chapters 6 & 7 now laid out
Chris is now laying out the last chapter, Chapter 8: Adventures! Then we'll handle the credits and the appendices and the covers. I'm not making timing promises but we're getting... Read more
Chapter 5 layout sample
Chris Huth has finished layout of Chapter 5: Enemies. There were only a couple typos to fix and one page that needed the Thanatari stolen heads redistributed, and how often... Read more
Layout Update and Chapter 3 Sample
A laid-out draft of Chapter 3: Running Glorantha, has been placed in the BackerKit accounts of backers who are receiving at least the 13G PDF or the Glorantha Source Book. ... Read more
Two more layout views: hell mother & Humakti
The classes chapter has a bunch more laid out classes, including the hell mother and Humatki spreads appearing below. --Rob H
earth priestess layout
13G layout is proceeding smoothly. Here's a two-page spread from the earth priestess, the spot where the favors of the earth section transitions over to summoning. I love Caleb Cleveland's... Read more
slice from Chapter 4: Classes layout
We're in the middle of Chapter 4 layout. Here's a slice from early on that includes the stats table for all the classes and the start of the berserker.
If... Read more
3 Layout Samples & Full Chapters at GenCon
Chris Huth has finished initial layout of Chapters 1, 2, and 3! There's still some fine-tuning and formatting to handle, but only minor bits like italicization, filling in some tiny... Read more
We’ve started layout of 13G
Text and art for 13th Age in Glorantha are complete and we’ve started the layout process! Our layout artist is Chris Huth, who handled layout for the core 13th Age... Read more
Andrey Fetisov’s wonderful picture of Monkey Ruins is one of the magical sites we chose to fulfill the Art is Strong stretch goal.
Before seeing the art, and before... Read more
Surprising Darkness Horses (demons, actually)
They didn't show up for the playtest packet, but Dragon Pass' most dangerous mercenaries are showing up in the final version of Chapter 5: Enemies.
Yes, about to hit you... Read more
Wind & Movement (art update)
Here are two more pieces of art that go well together!
The first piece is a wind lord from the classes chapter illustrated by Rachel Kahn. It's planned as the... Read more
Horns! (art for acolyte of Atyar & Eternal Battle)
Consulting our Thanatar Catechism, we're told that priests of Atyar are known as Horns. The acolyte of Atyar is by Rich Longmore. She's wielding at least one magic-blasting head. You... Read more
An update with some art - Hell Mother and Eaglebrown Warlock
Michael O'Brien (MOB) here for this update. Work is proceeding apace to complete the 13th Age in Gloranthabook, and we're getting a whole lot of wonderful art back from... Read more
Puppeteer Troupe layout sample
Here’s a sample layout of Chapter 5: Enemies from Chris Huth that shows the first two pages of the Illusion section.
The delightful Puppeteer Troupe art is by Michelle... Read more
Layout sample, Chapter 4: Classes
Here's another of Kalin Kadiev's chapter ribbons in a two-page spread so you can see how the earth priestess' plants twine across the gutter.
The spread also shows the new... Read more
Backerkit launches today
Hi everyone, it's Michael O'Brien (MOB) from Chaosium here—as Rob mentioned in an earlier comment I'm now helping complete the project, and I'm delighted to be on board!
In the... Read more
Layout sample, Chapter 3
We couldn't use straight 13th Agelayout style for this book. Nor could we use one of the layout plans from the existing Gloranthan rpgs. So our layout guy, Chris... Read more
Layout details: Truth rune myth speakers
We’ve been figuring out some of the little touches that go into the 13th Age in Glorantha layout. Today we’re showing three of the speaking-heads illustrated by Kalin Kadiev that... Read more
Final cover art
Last week we showed off Aaron McConnell's finished drawing. Lee Moyer went to work with lights, color, and magic, and we now have the final painting of the 13th Age... Read more
13G schedule & cover
Let's start this update with what you probably care about most: what we know about the publication date of 13th Age in Glorantha... Read more
Final manuscript change-list, new Humakti art
The pre-layout PDF of 13th Age in Glorantha is now available to Kickstarter backers. Soon it will be live on BackerKit.
This update aims to help those of you... Read more
Pre-layout manuscripts are ready!
Hello, 13th Age & Glorantha fans!
Jonathan and Cal and I have finished our final playtest revisions on the 13th Age in Gloranthamanuscript. The last big batch of playtester... Read more
Once upon a time I tried to handle mounted combat for 13th Age. My early attempts kind of sucked and the mechanics didn't make it into the core 13th Age... Read more
Progress update and monster stats for a Gods War mini
We don’t have a publication date for 13th Age in Glorantha (aka 13G) yet. We’re still in the middle of acquiring art. Jeff is commissioning art for 13th Age in... Read more
Finished Manuscripts at GenCon
The news is good! Jeff has finished the manuscript for the Glorantha Sourcebook and will also have the edited 13th Age in Gloranthamanuscript with him at GenCon. (The next... Read more
Last minute playtest feedback? Now is good...
If anyone has playtest feedback they have not sent in, this is a good week for it. I've got the files back from Jeff to handle playtest tweaks and new... Read more
13G Design Turnover Complete, New Playtest Packet Available Now
Dear Kickstarter backers,
We did it! Last night, the lucky 13th, Jonathan and Cal and I turned over the full design document of 13th Age in Gloranthato Jeff Richard... Read more
13G monster list sample
For a change, I updated my personal blog with a slice of 13G, the 4th level monster list. The JPG turns out not to be properly viewable as a KS... Read more
Hello, Kickstarter backers,
There's a powerful reason that Jonathan and I haven't put out a new playtest packet as originally planned: we're pushing to finish design. Stitching a packet... Read more
We'll have another playtest packet next week
I'm pretty happy. Just finished the full-spells-and-polished-math version of the hell mother class and handed it to Jonathan so he can design a 5th level character for tonight's playtest.
We'll... Read more
mid February update
Jonathan and I are pushing to finish the book.
This week I wrote a new take on ancestor feats that finally makes me happy, revised human cultural traits, started... Read more
The first playtest of the hell mother class went extremely well. I'm now working on fully implementing the concepts and balancing it -- the first version of the class was... Read more
hell mother is still in progress
There's no new playtest packet yet because its major feature isn't complete. We're going to release the next packet when the hell mother class is ready for testing. My first... Read more
no new playtest packet yet
Jonathan and I hoped to have a new playtest packet out before I head to London for Dragonmeet tomorrow, but we don't have a worthwhile new packet ready. I got much... Read more
13G discussion and full session in a series of 3 podcasts
The folks at Six Feats Under invited me on as a guest GM. One episode is mostly talking about Glorantha, partly to introduce it to players who didn't know much... Read more
Earth priestess playtest update is live; + art!
The playtest packet has been properly updated at Glorantha.com.
If you're wondering how to know whether you are seeing the right packet, this new one has the words 13th Age... Read more
Better update later today or tomorrow
The new playtest packet we posted had a couple problems.
We're going to have a better version, including a usable table of contents, and I believe it will be up... Read more
Playtest Packet #3 is out!
We have finished another playtest packet update! Better yet, it should already be available through your accounts on the Glorantha.com site.
New material in the packet includes a... Read more
Four Troll Warriors vs. the Claws of Chaos
We did something different last night. Instead of the usual campaign, High Llama Riders of Bagnot, I had everyone design a different build of the new troll warrior class and... Read more
Progress & Timing
Design has moved slower than expected on 13th Age in Glorantha. We're tackling some complicated class concepts that we've designed and then redesigned several before getting them right. As... Read more
Striding beyond Thanatar
We're making progress towards a new playtest packet that will contain two new classes you've been expecting (earth priestess, storm bull berserker) and one new class I had no idea... Read more
this week's progress
This week's Heroes of Bagnot playtest was huge fun. I've taken over as GM again so that I can get a handle on current play dynamics. I'll hit some highlights,... Read more
Hello, 13th Age & Glorantha Clans That Compose the 13th Age in Glorantha Tribe,
Jonathan and I have been working away, as you'd be able to tell if I was... Read more
update from Seattle
Jonathan is working on the heroquesting chapter of the 13th Age in Glorantha manuscript. That's leading us into leading us into discussions of campaign dynamics and other adventuring styles. ... Read more
To avoid confusion - Playtest update link example shown
Some people are having trouble finding the download link. Like update #1, we are just replacing the version of 13th Age in Glorantha playtest you already have. You can see... Read more
Woo-hoo! 2nd Update Away
I've never had so much fun during a deadline week. Jonathan feels the same. We love this project.
There wasn't enough in the first packet to get a campaign started. There... Read more
Jonathan and I will be sending out the second playtest packet next week. I'll say next Friday, to be on the safe side, since knowing us we'll try to finish... Read more
Good afternoon, Gloranthans and 13th Agers.
This project is a like a 7-course meal in which all the courses need to be ready at pretty much the same time! The... Read more
Once more, into the Marsh
Hello, Gloranthans & 13th Age Folk,
I ran a wonderful session of 13th Age in Gloranthalast night: the first venture into the Duck Point sandbox that Jonathan has created... Read more
Checking in with a wind lord, a troll, and a Forgotten Monk
We've started getting playtest feedback and it's proving very helpful, thanks to all who are writing in to 13thAgePlaytest@gmail.com. Some people have asked if we have a... Read more
Admin note - Missing Mostali! - no PDF order uploads until Monday
The Clay Mostali (Dwarves) running the Kickstarter Support have broken from their programming and run off to Casinotown. I expect to have them tracked down and reprogrammed by Monday evening.... Read more
First playtest packet
The first 13th Age in Glorantha playtest packet is pushing into backers' accounts at Glorantha.com!
The file begins with short playtest instructions and continues with six pre-generated 1st level characters,... Read more
I’ve been quiet lately. Time to use the Communication rune!
We had a great playtest session last week, featuring....
• a Humakti who was a bit separate from other Humakti... Read more
Just the Placeholder PDFs for the KS - draft versions coming soon
Regarding the Order email you are getting from Glorantha.com (if you are registered). You will be able to download PDFs for existing products immediately, but not for the new stuff (listed... Read more
All About the Priestesses
I keep several dishes cooking during design. At the moment, every burner features a priestess!
The priestess class associated with Ernalda relies on summoned creatures for most of its direct... Read more
Registering for PDFs, messaging us for add-ons...
Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening!
We're starting to release the PDFs to people who are getting existing 13th Age books as part of the 13th Age in... Read more
Berserkers, a priestess, and a PDF/fulfillment update
Jonathan and I have been working on the pieces of the first playtest packet. This week I sorted out the Storm Bull section of the new berserker class. It’s a... Read more
One Month In
Jeff has been working on the Glorantha Sourcebook, the map, and all things artistic. Jonathan and I are working together daily on 13th Age in Glorantha. I’ll use... Read more
What an amazing month that was!
Thank you for your support, for great questions, for sharing word of the project, and for being good company.
We are going to take... Read more
Motion Rune stretch
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... Read more
It's Tricky and It's Here
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... Read more
Three cheers for ducks, maps, and headhunters!
It seems churlish not to thank you for what you've already given us, and so..
Making a Mythic Map
I love modern mapmaking because different layers can be used for... Read more
Morning Cheer: the early goals
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... Read more
what a day!
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... Read more
art & Ethilrist
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... Read more
Creating character backgrounds in Glorantha
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,... Read more
News from my gaming group!
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... Read more
Above there are scorpions, beyond there's a trickster
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... Read more
The One Unique Thing in Glorantha
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 players figure out... Read more
Catching our 13th Wind
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... Read more
The Sword Vale Death Quest
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... Read more
The First Lines on the Map
[[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... Read more
Reach . . . beyond the Moon
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... Read more
The Emperor's Winter; & Jonathan Calls on the Gods
The last couple days, Jonathan and I have written posts for other blogs explaining aspects of Glorantha. The explanations are principally aimed at 13th Ageplayers who don't know Glorantha... Read more
Magicians of the Moon
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... Read more
Talk Write Talk
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... Read more
The Devourer, Scorpionmen, and the Sartar Magical Union!
We just put up three new stretch goals. The three goals aim to introduce . . .
. . . . another Chaos cult (Krarsht the Devourer!)
. . .... Read more
Chapter 1: Initiations
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: ... Read more
Thunder Duck and the Silhouettes
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... Read more
Unfold the Map!
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... Read more
A Sword, a Rolling Head, a Feather
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 Championchapter! If I’d tried to come up with... Read more
Keys to Power
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... Read more
The Uniquely Severed God
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... Read more
The Map Goes Gold
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... Read more
Uz with Us; Mythic Map En Route
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... Read more
Two blog links
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,... Read more
Three new backer levels
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... Read more
A map-maker, a cultist, and a duck . . . .
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... Read more
Berserk in Bat Country
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... Read more
Let's call this an Uzdate
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... Read more
Unlock the art!
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.... Read more
Give us an Air rune!
We did it! You did it! 13th Age in Glorantha and its companion Glorantha Source Book funded in a day and 1d4 minutes!
Surging and Stretching!
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... Read more