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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We team up to fight Dracula. KP July 14, at As to the “funny” races, we did have jokes about orange sauce and such, but in my more recent play, while there were still jokes, it really wasn’t all that bad though I’m not sure I’ve ever had a PC duck – we have had Runequsst newtlings and baboons though.

A glance at the crude map of the town provided makes it clear that Apple Lane is a very small place, as there are spple about a dozen buildings present in the whole place, in addition to the orchards and public grazing ground. It’s a classic of the hobby and well worth reading if one has the chance. I hesitate to call them “real people,” because, truth be told, many of Apple Lane’s NPCs are broadly-sketched caricatures or, runeqquest 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.

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. I was immersed in RQ2 back in laen day so I find baboons more interesting than wacky.

Eventually they overcame the trollkin and Whiteye ended up using Divine Intervention to escape though. 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 runequwst with inimical creatures. Frank July 14, at 1: This was compounded by the fact that in Runequest 2 body parts tend to fly off a lot!

That’s more than you get in The Keep on the Borderlandsbut nowhere near what Jim Raggi presented us with. 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.


I ran this in June, but I am sorry appl report that everybody found the attack on Gringle’s Pawnshop to be a howler. What’s more, most of the inhabitants are given personalitieshistories, and motivations.

Many people feel the same way about ducks, morokanths, and runequeest other unique aspects of the setting, because, honestly, they’re pretty wacky. The scenario states outright that Gringle has “ritual obligations” that demand he be elsewhere. Apple Lane was rnequest published in as “Scenario Pack 2” for RuneQuestbut was revised in for inclusion in the aforementioned boxed set. Indeed, given that Apple Lane is, at least in part, intended to introduce runewuest 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.

To survive even a basic armed attack, you need luck he blew his attack roll or rolled low on damageskill Runequesy parried him! Glorantha is one of the game’s main selling points. It’s palpably different than the approach 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 out of actual playbut far quirkier, given the nature of Glorantha.

So much more interesting than yet another generic orc. While RQ has always been my system of choice, I used to think that the rate of limb loss was over the top. In my more recent play, I changed things up a bit such apole limbs don’t fly nearly so often.

It was in this form that I first encountered it, so it’s possible there are differences between the and editions of which I am unaware. Or more accurately, the NPCs of Apple Lane are detailed, yes, but they’re still little more than sketches.

THE GREAT GAME: RuneQuest – more from Apple Lane!

Who’d play Runequest if they weren’t using Glorantha? James Maliszewski July 15, at 2: 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. James Maliszewski July 14, at Heh, in my most recent RQ campaign, Whiteye’s Extinguish vs.


It’s an interesting thing. So neither side has absolute knowledge of the situation. I don’t 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.

Posted by James Maliszewski at 8: That too is another useful point of comparison that Apple Lane highlights. Only a member of this blog may post a comment. That was a problem with my early play. RuneQuest is Glorantha, at least that’s how it was seen in its earliest days.

These days, I ignore it, focusing on the Rainbow Caverns. The whole experience was a bit surreal to say the least. Such an emphasis comes at a price, of course, most notably its singular authorial vision, but, if one shares that vision or is less interested in providing one’s own, Apple Lane has a great deal to offer. For me, the only appeal of RQ is Glorantha.

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Newer Post Older Post Home. Such a comparison is probably unfair to both adventure modules, but there’s a certain appropriateness to it nonetheless, for each was bundled applle a boxed set through which many people were first introduced to their respective rules systems. Plus the setup of “I am too busy to deal with an attack on my own pawnshop.

Even so, lanr possible and if one can get into the right frame of mind, it all somehow works. Then I started watching Deadliest Warrior and realized it wasn’t.

The DM is instructed to leave the room for awhile, while the players figure out where they hide the gem and their general plan. The baboons especially was felt to be too ridiculous.

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 Urnequest Lane.

Why is Gringle “too busy”? Of the two scenarios, “Gringle’s Pawnshop” is the weakest and was probably intended as an introduction to the mechanics of combat.