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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The scenario states outright that Gringle has “ritual obligations” that demand he be elsewhere. Apple Lane was originally published in as “Scenario Pack 2” for RuneQuestbut was revised in for inclusion in the aforementioned boxed set.

Apple Lane was definitely a turning point, but RPG content at the time was still solidly “hack ‘n slash. What’s so important that he can’t protect his own source of wealth? So much more interesting than yet another generic orc. 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. If I had it to do over, I would invite the PCs to spend more time there. Frank July labe, at 3: I don’t mind a bit of humor with the ducks considering their curse.

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Frank July 14, at 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.

The first scenario, “Gringle’s Pawnshop,” is little more than an extended battle, defending the aforesaid pawnshop from an attack by baboons in alliance with a group of non-human outlaws led by a centaur. No feathers ruffled here. What stands out to me, though, is that, again, every baboon and outlaw has a name and many have personalities, histories, and individual motivations. I was immersed in RQ2 back in the day so I find baboons more interesting than wacky.


Newer Post Older Post Home. The DM is instructed to leave the room for awhile, while the players figure out where they hide the gem and their general plan.

Whereas The Keep on the Borderlands takes place at the frontier of a vague “realm,” Apple Lane sits squarely within Glorantha. Apple Lane ‘s second scenario is “The Rainbow Mounds,” which could be described as this module’s equivalent to the Caves of Chaos, as it details a large cave complex eunequest with inimical creatures.

Even so, it’s possible and if one can get into the right frame of mind, it all somehow works.

This was compounded by the fact that in Runequest 2 body parts tend to runequext off a lot! It’s palpably different than the lnae taken with The Keep on the Borderlandsbeing perhaps to the presentation of The Village of Hommlet no surprise, as both Apple Lane and Hommlet arose runequeest of actual playbut far quirkier, given the nature of Glorantha.

Or more accurately, the NPCs of Apple Lane are detailed, yes, but they’re still little more than sketches. Indeed, given that Apple Lane is, at least in part, intended to introduce new players to Glorantha, I can’t help but think it was intentionally written this way in order to spur interest in the “secret stuff” the Issaries cultists are up to that demands Gringle’s full attention.

Among the townsfolk, there are a couple or three cult connections that would serve well as an introduction to the greater setting. Anthony July 14, at 3: Oddly, I’ve never run Apple Lane, though I don’t think it would be that hard to fit into another setting. For lanf, the only appeal of RQ is Glorantha.

Instead of rknequest rpg that confines aplle to one “sandbox”. I hesitate to call them “real people,” because, truth be told, many of Apple Lane’s NPCs are broadly-sketched caricatures or, if you prefer, archetypesbut, even so, that’s generally more than you get in The Keep on the Borderlandswhere NPCs noticeably lack even names, being known instead by their titles “The Corporal of the Watch” and “The Curate,” for example.

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Once more, we’re treated to lots of individualized opponents rather than faceless orcs, as well as what might be called a fully-fledged “villain,” the dark troll Whiteye, whose machinations are behind the recent spate of attacks on Apple Lane. 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.


In my more recent play, I changed things up a bit such that limbs don’t fly nearly so often. It’s a classic of the hobby and well worth reading if one has the chance.

The baboons especially was felt to be too ridiculous. The whole experience was a bit surreal to say the least.

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Wednesday, July 14, Retrospective: I lzne mean to dwell too much on this, but I nevertheless find it amazing how much detail and, dare I say, “story” is contained within Apple Lane ‘s brief text.

KP July 14, at Heh, in my most recent RQ campaign, Whiteye’s Extinguish vs. What’s more, most of the inhabitants are given personalitieshistories, and motivations. The product includes two scenarios, plus a brief introductory piece in which it’s suggested the PCs begin play as newly initiated adulthood inhabitant of Apple Lane.

It’s an interesting thing. The Rainbow Mounds were awesome. Whereas that looks like a plot hook to me. Of the two scenarios, “Gringle’s Pawnshop” is the weakest and was probably intended as an introduction to the mechanics of combat. Of course, it’s precisely this specificity that some might find off-putting.

Who’d play Runequest if they weren’t using Glorantha? James Maliszewski July 14, at Back in the day, I think I did actually run Gringle’s Pawnshop. There are many like it but this one is mine!

Then I started watching Deadliest Warrior and realized it wasn’t. Eventually they overcame the trollkin and Whiteye ended up using Divine Intervention to escape though.