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It is difficult to review such a huge Roleplaying tome as this The 2 volume set that is The Guide To Glorantha is a compilation and reworking of a huge body of work New material is scattered throughout and the majority of the art work is new with the most impressive pieces commissioned due to the successful Kickstarter.Upon picking this book up one volume at a time you are struck by its sheer weight I don t own many other books this heavy, let alone roleplaying texts The second impression It is difficult to review such a huge Roleplaying tome as this The 2 volume set that is The Guide To Glorantha is a compilation and reworking of a huge body of work New material is scattered throughout and the majority of the art work is new with the most impressive pieces commissioned due to the successful Kickstarter.Upon picking this book up one volume at a time you are struck by its sheer weight I don t own many other books this heavy, let alone roleplaying texts The second impression is the quality Most roleplaying products approximate real books They have a flimsy and ephemeral feel, aimed at quick utility but not built to last This is changing assmall publishers move into hardback publishing, and this book sets the standard for quality It sports a glossy colour dust sheet, an embossed faux leather cover with faux gold lettering on the cover and spine, and a lay flat binding of the sort seen on encyclopaedias The paper is much better than most encyclopaedias which compliments the full colour interior The art direction and page layout are inspired, but it is possible to get lost in all the detail, and I find myself flicking around to find things or locate myself It seems a bit of a waste to have the foot of each page only inform you of the book title instead of the chapter or section In both the cultural and races section there are coloured tabs to aid the reader, but these disappear in the core geographical chapters, only to reappear in the appendices It is also a shame that the first volume doesn t quite manage to contain the Genertela material, which runs over into the second volume A little reshuffling might have allowed for this.The art itself is where the main value of this book lies for anyone like me who has already read much of the material in previous formats The new art is wonderful and copious Sumptuous full colour plates and detailed monochrome line art positively drip with cultural detail The art that has been reused from other publications has been carefully chosen and is mainly used to break up the text and provide context The detailed work carried out mapping the world is not to be underestimated as the preexisting maps of Glorantha were contradictory and, except in well played areas, lacking detail Now the new map takes pride of place, portioned into beautiful double page spreads complete with a subtle hex map almost underlying the rich detail Those same maps are often used slightly less successfully to present other information with the most successful being the adapted monochrome political maps The majority of the text is gathered from the Avalon Hill Gloranthan box set and the unpublished works which presented the rest of the world in a direct and unpolished manner for the hard core fan Anyone who owned the Avalon Hill material has probably, like me, wished that the rest of the world had been published properly, and these two volumes are the answer to that wish andThe text has been reworked and reedited, and presented alongside the aforementioned art and maps to create a simply overwhelming whole I am not sure I will ever be able to fill out the finished entry in the review form here, because this just isn t a book I could read from cover to cover Instead it will be a place to visit and get lost in (((Epub))) ⇻ Guide to Glorantha Volume 1 ↱ Coming in at a collectivepages and overpounds, the two volumes of the Guide to Glorantha which arebyinch, full color, faux leather hardcover books are a complete encyclopedia of Glorantha Cosmology, culture, geography, history, mythology, people, and places are all explored in never before published detail Hundreds of maps and illustrations bring the setting to lifeThe Guide to Glorantha is than just a roleplaying game supplement and are not written for any particular role playing game rules systemContents include The major human cultures of GloranthaThe Elder RacesMythos and HistoryThe Major PantheonsComprehensive and detailed information on all the lands of Genertela, Pamaltela, and the islands of Glorantha, including color maps, population and political maps, and descriptions of every human settlement of thanpeopleConstellations and planets of GloranthaWeather systemsDetailed information on the Red MoonInformation on the Hero Warsand much much Figuren Von An- Und Abwesenheit the two volumes of the Guide to Glorantha which arebyinch House of Testosterone full color Cloth Dolls faux leather hardcover books are a complete encyclopedia of Glorantha Cosmology 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of GloranthaWeather systemsDetailed information on the Red MoonInformation on the Hero Warsand much much Volume 1 of a two volume set describing the fantasy world of Glorantha This volume gives an overview of the cultures, races, religions and history of the world of Glorantha as well as a gazetteer covering most of the northern continent of Genertela Not exactly light reading, but an exhaustive look at one of the most well developed worlds in the history of fantasy gaming.