Glorantha Before the Plague with David Scott & Ian Cooper

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I did it!

I finally close with this interview my substantial backlog of episodes recorded well-ahead of their release. 

This last one brings us back to a time before measures were enforced in London to face Covid-19 (hence “before the plague” get it ?).

Please meet David Scott and Ian Cooper from Chaosium who I interviewed at the Chaosium UK Meetup back in March.

After a rather topical plague-focused session of HeroQuest Glorantha, David and Ian spent an hour with me to discuss their journey into tabletop role-playing, Chaosium and of course Glorantha.

Come join us on this path towards the bronze age.

I hope many of you will join me at Virtually Expo for a session of my game “Paris Gondo – The Life-Saving Magic of Inventorying“.

Don’t forget that we will also hold the “A Guide for Parents to Dungeons & Dragons and Tabletop Roleplaying” panel at Virtually Expo.



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Tabletop RPGs & Board Games
HeroQuest Glorantha” by Jeff RichardRobin D. LawsNeil Robinson and David Scott for Chaosium
Traveller” by Loren Wiseman for Game Designers’ Workshop
Dungeons & Dragons Basic” by Tom Moldvay for TSR
Diplomacy” by strategic board game by Allan B. Calhamer
Chainmail” by Gary Gygax and Jeff Perren
Runequest” and “Call of Cthulhu” by Chaosium
Traveller” by Marc Miller for Game Designers’ Workshop (GDW)
Legends of the Five Rings” by Fantasy Flight Games
Numenera” by Monte Cook for Monte Cook Games
Balastor’s Barracks“, “Cults of Prax” and “BorderlandsRunequest supplements by  Chaosium
Nephilim – Occult Roleplaying Across the Ages” by Frederic Weil for Chaosium (adapted from the French tabletop RPG which we regularly mention on our show)
13 Age – Glorantha” by Rob Heinsoo and Jonathan Tweet for Chaosium
13th Age” by Pelgrane Press which we played in “Episode 31 – Meet Phoenix Games Club (with a Slice of 13th Age)
Stormbringer“, “Elfquest” and “SuperWorld” by Chaosium
Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of” by Modiphius
Hero Wars” by Greg Stafford and Peter Metcalfe for Chaosium
HeroQuest: Sartar Rising – Barbarian Adventures” by Chaosium which features the “Blood Feud” adventure by Ian Cooper
Malleus Monstrorum – Cthulhu Mythos Bestiary” and “Call of Cthulhu Starter Set” by Chaosium
The Eleven Lights” by Ian Cooper, Jeff Richard and Greg Stafford for Chaosium
King Arthur Pendragon” by Greg Stafford for Chaosium
Amber” by Erick Wujcik for Diceless by Design

Mentioned events, books, movies, plays, video games,
magazines, podcasts and TV shows
Teen Titans” animated series developed by Glen Murakami and Sam Register
Ninjago” animated series produced by The Lego Group
Dr Who” British science fiction television programme
Sapphire & Steel” television supernatural sci-fi/fantasy series by Peter J. Hammond
The Grognard Files” tabletop RPG podcast by Dirk the Dice
Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Crystal Palace” by Vox Machina
Penny Arcade” webcomic and multimedia series which did a “PA Presents: Call of Cthulhu” stream with Mike Mason
How We Roll” podcast by Joe Trier
Rivers of London” book series by Ben Aaronovitch which has a tabletop RPG adaptation “Rivers of London” in development at Chaosium and which has an absolutely excellent audiobook adaptation performed by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Queen’s Heir: A Fantasy Set Among the Hittites at the End of the Bronze Age” novel by John E. Boyle
The Complete Griselda (Hero Wars Fictions)” short stories by Oliver Dickinson
The Widow’s Tale” novel by Penelope Love
The Chronicles of Amber” book series by Roger Zelazny
I Am Not Okay with This” Netflix TV show based on the comic book of the same name by Charles Forsman
It Follows” horror movie directed by David Robert Mitchell
The Adventure Zone” actual play podcast by Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy
The Laundry Files” book series by Charles Stross
The Expanse” book series by James S. A. Corey which has a TV adaptation SyFy Network

Businesses, Places, Shops, Organisations & Personalities
The Tuesday Knights” London-based tabletop RPG club
Games Workshop
, British manufacturer of miniature wargames
Rick Meints, co-founder of Moon Design Publications and President of Chaosium
Colin Phillips
, co-founder of Moon Design Publications
Greg Stafford, American game designer and founder of Chaosium
Jason Durrell
, line editor for “Runequest” at Chaosium and “Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of” at Modiphius
The Glorantha Digest” mailing list
The Unspoken Word” fan-based publishing company
Dark Sphere” game shop in Shepherd’s Bush London
The Role Play Haven” tabletop RPG club with many branches including one in Archway where Ian Cooper is running “The Eleven Lights

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