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Michael O'Brien

Nochet Queen of Cities - Jonstown Compendium

Harald's Smith's Nochet: Queen of Cities opens up Glorantha's greatest city for play and exploration! A DriveThruRPG site bestseller, see why reviewers call this independently-created release is "a supplement many fans have been waiting decades for."

And check out other new community content releases for RuneQuest in the Jonstown Compendium:

Nochet, Queen of Cities
Harald Smith ($24.99, 280 page PDF)

The city of Nochet is the largest city in all Glorantha. It is an ancient city, yet colorful and vibrant. It is a city of wonders, yet a city of day-to-day life. It is a divine city filled with temples and shrines, yet a city of decadence. It is a city of the familiar, yet a city of mystery where the ghosts of ancestors come annually to see what their descendants have accomplished. It is a city of the verge of the Hero Wars.

Designed for both gamemasters and players, Nochet: Queen of Cities includes: an overview of the city, detailed and indexed maps, ~1300 detailed locations, 5 pre-defined Houses for adventurers, a Cast of Characters, Daily Life, Encounters, Rumors, Legends, and information on the Ever-changing City. It is a foundation for your urban Gloranthan adventures.


Ian Straus ($4.90, 61 page PDF)

Is it time for your RuneQuest adventurers to have real lives with more ties to Gloranthan society and economy? Are they rootless and need a place of their own? Or have they outgrown the economic limits of their home clan? Is the Issaries merchant ready to shine in doing bronze age business - or perchance to blunder at it?

Caravanserai is intended for at least one experienced and prosperous key Adventurer with at least 2,500 Lunars, preferably an Issaries initiate (and ideally his or her companions) - to own and operate a caravanserai, which is a highway inn with a walled compound of outbuildings and stables.

All Along A River
Paul Baker ($16.00, 160 page PDF)

A mini campaign set in the South Eastern lands of Teshnos.
Makes extensive reference to the Houses of Teshnos and Teshnos Companion.
The scenario follows the voyage of the River Rose between the cities along the great river Tesho.


Character Campaign Book, Female Adventure
Michael Bernth ($9.95, 124 page PDF)

Character Campaign Book, Male Adventure
Michael Bernth ($9.95, 124 page PDF)

With the Character Campaign Book, you can make a journal of your player character’s adventure through Glorantha. The book is designed to enhance your sheet with a journal aimed at providing a convenient and immersive experience for your game.

Within the pages of the book, you'll find a well-organized layout that allows for easy access to all the important information you need, all contained in a single volume, ensuring a seamless gameplay experience. Each and every possible entry are made with fileable fields.


Glorantha Settlement 26
Mikael Mansen ($4.05, 2 maps)

A small settlement with a fort; one day and one night map.

Teleos - Glorantha Close up
Mikael Mansen ($4.15, 2 maps)

This up-close map contains two high resolution maps of Teleos.

Loral - Glorantha Close up
Mikael Mansen ($4.15, 2 maps)

This up-close map contains two high resolution maps of Loral.

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Michael O'Brien

Furthest - Crown Jewel of Lunar Tarsh
Simon Bray's evocative artwork is familiar to RuneQuest, HeroQuest and Glorantha fans, appearing in such works as the Guide to Glorantha and Glorantha Sourcebook, and stretching all the way back through the Moon Design Publications era to that of the Reaching Moon Megacorp's fabled fanzine Tales of the Reaching Moon.

And now Simon is back at the helm of a cherished project based on many years of creative endeavour: Furthest - Crown Jewel of Lunar Tarsh. This is an invaluable resource for any RuneQuest campaign that features the mightiest kingdom of Dragon Pass, whether as a homeland for adventurers or a home base for adventure! As one reviewer has said, this book is "a must-buy, must-read, and even more a must-play! Thoroughly researched, splendidly illustrated, always designed for playability (look at the sewer map for instance! And the indices, both general and thematic), this is in my mind the very embodiment of the fan-driven Glorantha I like."

Furthest - Crown Jewel of Lunar Tarsh
Simon Bray, Nick Brooke, Mark Galeotti, Michael O’Brien, Chris Gidlow ($19.95, 158 page PDF)

The City of Furthest is celebrated as the glory of the Lunar Provinces. One native poet described the city as “a reflection of Glamour in bricks and mortar, not moonlight and dreams.” And here it is brought to riotous life for use in any RuneQuest campaign set in the fateful Eighth Wane of History!

Includes a full gazetteer of the city of Furthest, capital city of Tarsh. There is a comprehensive guide to Tarsh, including minor cults, a bestiary, histories and maps. Many plot hooks, major NPCs and a full scenario are included. And maps - so many maps - a huge detailed map of the city, a map of the lands of Tarsh and even the sewers! Also includes a Jaxarte story by Michael O'Brien, a song by Nick Brooke, and art by an amazing team of artists – Mike O'Connor, Patricia Baker, Juha Harju, Dario Corallo, Markku Silvennoinen and Philip McDonnell.

What's more, over on Redbubble you can get splendid maps of the City of Furthest and of the Kingdom of Tarsh!


Michael O'Brien

Jonstown Compendium
The city of Pavis, located on the fabled River of Cradles, is one of the RuneQuest TTRPG's oldest and most iconic settings. Explore it further with community content at the Jonstown Compendium!

Old Pavis: The City that Time Forgot
Ian A. Thomson & Friends, including Peter Johanssen, R. Andrew Bean, John R. Hutchinson, Graeme Prowse ($19.75, 242 page PDF)

The second volume in a hugely expanded re-release of the original Companion series*. An 'old school' campaign, updated to the new rules system (RQG), yet in the classic style of RQ2 gameplay. Independent mercenaries seeking adventure and glory, who slowly but surely become more connected with the Cult of Pavis, until they end up as Champions of the Old City!

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*And the long-awaited print-on-demand edition of New Pavis: City on the Edge of Forever, volume one in the series, is now available, $35.95 for a massive 224-page colour hardcover tome!

River of Cradles Hex Map
wargaluk ($1.99, 3 page PDF)

This hex map depicts the Zola Fel Valley region of Prax and its immediate surroundings. It has a modern, minimalist visual style that is optimized for legibility and ease of use. Significant geographical features were relocated and redrawn to better fit the hex grid. The intended scale of the map is 3 miles (approximately 5 kilometers) per hex.

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Under the Jonstown Compendium community content license, fans of Greg Stafford's world of Glorantha can sell and share their own material on DriveThruRPG. If that appeals, check out the Jonstown Compendium Guidelines and start creating!

Michael O'Brien


"The lines have been cast off, the crew have pushed away from the quay with fending poles, and the sweeps are deployed until we catch the breeze...."

Martin Helsdon's magnificent and magisterial Ships & Shores of Southern Genertela has just been released on the Jonstown Compendium.

Winner of the 2019 Greg Stafford Memorial Award for Gloranthan Fandom, Martin's latest magnum opus is 393 pages of entertaining, meticulously researched text about seafaring in Glorantha, including the running tale 'A Periplus of Southern Genertela'.


And this book is also feast for the eyes, profusely and exquisitely illustrated by Mark Smylie, Angus McBride (yes, really), Don Lawrence, Andrew Howat, Kris Herbert, Juha Heinänen, Simon Bray, Philip McDonnell, and fellow Greg Stafford Memorial Award winner Katrin Dirim.

"A massive, gloriously-illustrated tome that covers nautical affairs as thoroughly as his Armies & Enemies covered warfare," says Nick Brooke.

Ships & Shores of Southern Genertela
Martin Helsdon ($24.95, 393 page PDF)

Explores the vessels of the Third Age, with particular emphasis on the shipbuilding and shiphandling originating in the waters of Choralinthor Bay following the Opening of the Seas by the hero demigod Dormal. This 392-page book explores the maritime traditions of the new generations of sailors, especially those of the lands and islands about the Bay: Esrolia, Heortland, and the Rightarm Islands.


Throughout the book, the Periplus of Southern Genertela recounts the life of an Issaries merchant, as he sails about Choralinthor Bay, voyages to the island of Melib, travels to distant Noloswal, and other places, encountering opportunities and perils, all beautifully illustrated by Katrin Dirim. He walks the streets and visits the temples of Nochet, sails to Karse, Handra, Kaxtorplose, and many other cities, swims down to the merfolk city of Deeper, and recalls a trip to the City of Wonders as a child.


nb Martin advises that the book is a work-in-progress and will be updated with even more gorgeous full colour art. If you purchase the PDF now, you automatically receive all updates to the file at no additional cost.

Michael O'Brien

Martin Helsdon's new Jonstown Compendium book is a work-in-progress—he's going to add even more gorgeous full colour art by Mark Smylie and others! If you buy the PDF now, you'll get all these updates at no extra cost. A great model for releasing community content!



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Michael O'Brien

Jonstown Compendium

Are you a RuneQuest GM looking for new scenarios and story elements? A player looking for something mysterious to spark a character idea? Is your group looking for more Gloranthan goodness to use in your game? The Jonstown Compendium is where you can find —and create —self-published material for your Gloranthan roleplaying games.

Here are the latest releases from independent RuneQuest creators; do check them out, and leave a star rating or review if you like what you see!

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Peter Hart ($15.00, 171 page PDF)

The Lunar College of Magicians wants to get hold of this year’s batch of Hydra’s eggs. Yes, that’s Hydra! Not some lesser hydra, but one of Glorantha’s few greater hydras: the only one known to exist in Genertela. The hydra of legend, said to be as large as a city, which lives atop Hydra’s Hill in the Hydra Mountains. The burden of expectation on the Magicians is currently high and delivering domesticated lesser hydra to fight alongside the troops in the field would satisfy Moonson of their continued utility. To that end the College has had assembled a disparate crew of expendables. Recent defeats in Sartar have a silver lining. Disgraced warriors who have fallen from favour may now be assigned to dangerous but potentially rewarding missions. Enter the adventurers!

The King-who-Walks
Vivien Prigent ($7.50, 67 page PDF)

This book is the first of the Beyond the Vale series, the sequel to In a Merry Green Vale and A Vale Ablaze. The King-who-Walks offers a two-fold scenario leading the players from Dangerford to the Godtime. Although the default setting is 1613-1624, advice to adapt it to a post-Dragonrise timeframe is provided, offering the PCs the opportunity to play a key-role in Kallyr Starbrow’s victory at the Battle of Dangerford.

The Sanctum of Sarkath Han
Magnus Seter, Robert Dudock, The Yellow Hand ($9.99, 50 page PDF)

One Hundred Years. Two hundred Years. Three Hundred Years. Alabastor Did Not Know How Long She Had Been Incarcerated. But Now, She Would Soon Be Freed From Her Shackles.

The adventure builds on the legendary starter adventure The Vault of Sarkath Han by the late Steve Perrin.

The King-who-Walks
Vivien Prigent ($7.50, 67 page PDF)

This book is the first of the Beyond the Vale series, the sequel to In a Merry Green Vale and A Vale Ablaze. The King-who-Walks offers a two-fold scenario leading the players from Dangerford to the Godtime. Although the default setting is 1613-1624, advice to adapt it to a post-Dragonrise timeframe is provided, offering the PCs the opportunity to play a key-role in Kallyr Starbrow’s victory at the Battle of Dangerford.

Ostrich Riders
JK Revell ($4.00, 26 page PDF)

This is a description of one of the lesser, ‘independent’ tribes of Prax. It includes brief character generation rules for the Ostrich Riders, and a description of the cult of the Ostrich Mother, central to their culture. It also includes a brief history of one of the ostrich clans, with twelve NPCs that can provide interaction or story possibilities for RuneQuest or QuestWorlds games in Glorantha.

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Islands of the Lost: Hero Wars in the East Isles - Vol 3
Hannu Rytövuori, David Cake, Nils Weinander ($12.00, 140 page PDF)

Campaign and a sourcebook for the Korolan Islands in the East Islands, following on from the previous volumes in this series, Korolan Islands: Hero Wars in the East Isles - Volume 1 and Fires of Mingai: Hero Wars in the East Isles - Vol 2. Islands of the Lost is a starting point for a campaign in the East Isles and includes four RQG scenarios and contains a detailed gazetteer plus four adventures set on the Korolan Islands of Tamoro and Luvata and on two islands outside Korola. The book also has a timeline of future events of the East Isles, new ships and a summary of needed ship rules, six new cults and a new martial arts style.

Stern Kolating
Zed Nope ($5.00, 4000 pixel PNG image)

A watercolour illustration of a Kolating Shaman, holed up in a cave somewhere, may be used under license in Jonstown Compendium projects.

Tarkalor's Keep
Finmirage ($2.50, 11 page PDF)

Adventure location situated near Apple Lane and featured briefly in the RuneQuest Gamemaster Screen Pack's Adventures book. Details the eponymous keep, and includes a short adventure.

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Eurmal's Truth
Smol Snek ($0.50, 2 page PDF)

There was a murder, but it was 20 years ago. Ghosts call out for venge... no wait, the ghost is summoning a bear, not vengeance.

In need of plot, or filler, or the happy warm feeling of supporting a young writer? We have you covered!

Tiny Treasures
Smol Snek ($0.50, 2 page PDF)

Six precious things to spice up market-time or send your adventurers off after the rumours of new treasures. Some are simple or common, one is unique but cheap. Give your Jonstown Market a boost with a new caravan, or pick one up in the graceful collonades of Boldhome, or the loud souks and painted trade-houses of Nochet.

Porcupine Cat
Smol Snek ($0.50, 2 page PDF)

A single cute but very spiky animal, two pages of cuteness with spikes. Full stats and three mini plots so you can use this splendid creature in your campaigns without effort.

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The Bandit Den
Smol Snek ($0.50, 2 page PDF)

There are bandits in the hills again, and the PCs are hired to deal with them. The place is hidden – yay! – trapped – double yay! – and full of violent murderers, so it’s a specialist job.

This is a simple fight-it-out adventure, showing the consequences of banditry; you have a PC problem.

100 Hooks and Rumours for Griffin Mountain
Adrian Kennelly ($1.99, 10 page PDF)

Characters can come across rumours when asking around for information and this supplement has 100 such for them to hear in Balazar, primarily related to the three citadels. Whether or not any particular rumour is true is up to the GM. They can be used as background colour, misinformation and as potential adventure hooks.

Glorantha Scenes - Orlanth Temple
Mikael Mansen (Pay-What-You-Want, Rec price $0.00, 2 page PDF)

Orlanth Temple map, based on the Orlanth Temple Map in RQ3's Strangers in Prax.

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Maps by Mikael Mansen: These maps include a commercial license so creators can use them in Jonstown Compendium products.

Pamaltela - Glorantha Continent
Mikael Mansen ($4.50, 9 page PDF)

Boshan - Glorantha Area Maps
Mikael Mansen ($5.50, 4 page PDF)

Glorantha Settlement Hillhaven Village
Mikael Mansen (Pay-What-You-Want, Rec price $0.00, 4 page PDF)

Two Pine Ridge - Glorantha Close up
Mikael Mansen ($4.50, 2 page PDF)

Indigo Mountains - Glorantha Close up
Mikael Mansen ($4.45, 4 page PDF)

Black Forest - Glorantha Close up

Mikael Mansen (Free, 6 page PDF)

High Llama Pass - Glorantha Close up
Mikael Mansen ($4.50, 5 page PDF)

Glorantha Settlement 19
Mikael Mansen (Free, 2 page PDF)

Ruined Glorantha Settlement 1
Mikael Mansen ($3.50, 4 page PDF)

Ruined Glorantha Settlement 2
Mikael Mansen ($3.50, 4 page PDF)

Glorantha settlement - 29
Mikael Mansen ($3.60, 4 page PDF)

Glorantha Settlement 28
Mikael Mansen ($4.50, 4 page PDF)

Glorantha Settlement 27
Mikael Mansen ($4.50, 4 page PDF)

Michael O'Brien

Jonstown Compendium catalogue 2023
The 2023 edition of the Jonstown Compendium Catalogue is now available at DriveThruRPG! Community ambassador Nick Brooke's comprehensive catalogue details every supplement published in the first four years of Chaosium's community content programme for RuneQuest and Glorantha.

If you're a gamer in Glorantha this is an invaluable resource! Featuring all 349 Jonstown Compendium releases through to December 2023, the book is divided into nine categories with titles ranked by sales. Three Where in the World? maps show product locations (where they can be pinned down), and there are notes on when each scenario and campaign is set, by year and season, including all official Chaosium RuneQuest scenarios too.

Appendices include notes for creators and best-seller charts, and a selection of fascinating bar-charts showing the growth of the programme.


Jonstown Compendium Catalogue [2023]
Nick Brooke ($3.50, 205 page PDF, 6x9 inch paperback version coming soon)

This book merges the 2022 JC Catalogue with the 2023 JC Index to present every release up to the end of December 2023, divided into nine categories: RuneQuest (scenarios), Glorantha (sourcebooks), QuestWorlds, Monsters of the Month, Virtual Tabletop Tokens, Cartography & Battle-Maps, Artpacks & Stock Art, Shorter Works, and Play Aids & Random Stuff. Detailed listings analyse content (pages split between scenario, stats, maps, etc.), calculate the price per page of content (excluding front matter, blank pages, etc.), and summarise key details about each title.

JC catalog - where in the world

Michael O'Brien


Out now in print: the Jonstown Compendium Catalogue (2023 edition)!

Compiled by our community ambassador Nick Brooke, the catalogue details every community content release available from Chaosium’s DriveThruRPG store for RuneQuest and the world of Glorantha.

This collection is a testament to the strength and vitality of the Jonstown Compendium and a great credit to vibrant community of creators involved. And is perfect companion to the new edition of the Meints Index to Glorantha, and yours for just $11.95!

Jonstown Compendium Catalogue [2023]
Nick Brooke ($3.50, 205 page PDF, 6x9 inch paperback $11.95)

This 210 page full colour paper back features a wealth of analysis and information (inc. price per page of content, “where in the world?” maps, “what year/season is it?” for all published RQG adventures, quarterly/annual/all-time best-seller charts and many fascinating infographics).


Nick says, "They’re getting bigger! 2021: 144 pages. 2022: 174 pages. 2023: 210 pages. New features at the back every year."

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