RuneQuest Glorantha Con Down Under IV


What: RuneQuest Glorantha Con Down Under IV
When: November 23 (Sat) and 24 (Sun), 10:00 to 17:00
Where: University of Melbourne, 780 Elizabeth Street, Building 220, Room 110
Who: RPG Review Cooperative, Inc., University of Melbourne Tabletop Games Society, and sponsored by Chaosium
How: Pay $100 to RPG Review Cooperative BSB 06 3114 Acct 1058 0245 or Paypal

More on the "What"

  • RuneQuest Roleplaying in Glorantha Sessions
  • Glorantha Boardgames
  • RuneQuest and Glorantha Auctions
  • 2nd Hand Games Stall
  • Writing for Chaosium Workshop
  • Secrets of Glorantha Panel
  • Glorantha with various RPG systems Panel
  • Chaosium et al vendor stalls
  • RPG Review Conference 'Zine
  • & much more!

More on the "Who"

More on the "When"

  • There will be *two* major RPG Sessions; you can book on Saturday or Sunday to get a good game in!
  • There will be panels on *both* days.
  • There will be auctions on *both* days.
  • There will ... oh you get it.

More on the "How"

  • $60 for 1 day, $100 for 2 days. Includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea.
  • Email when you have paid. If for 1 day, tell us which day!
  • If you want you registration name to be different to your real name, tell us your registration name!
  • We have a FREE TWO-DAY ticket for holders of a Health Care Card. Send you email to by Sep 30 and we'll do the draw on October 1st.

Special thanks to John Hughes for the banner art!


GenCon Preview Editions Silent Auction!

Pete Tracy has generously offered the following super-rare RuneQuest and Glorantha books for a *silent auction*.

* RuneQuest Gods of Glorantha Volume I, GenCon 2019 Preview Edition (22/40)
* RuneQuest Gods of Glorantha Volume II, GenCon 2019 Preview Edition (22/40)
* RuneQuest The Red Book of Magic, GenCon 2019 Preview Edition

Signed by Jeff Richard!

Send an email with your bid to:

This email will not be viewed until 0:01 am, Saturday, November 23 and will be announced at the opening session of RuneQuest Glorantha Con Down Under.

The winner will also have to arrange for pick-up or postage.

Proceeds of the auction will go to help fund RuneQuest Glorantha Con Down Under!

"Khan of Khans" Tournament at RQ Glorantha Con Down Under IV

Susan O'Brien, Chaosium's board games line editor, will be attending RuneQuest Glorantha Con Down Under IV. Susan created the two-time Gold ENnie awarding game Khan of Khans with legendary German designer Reiner Knizia, and "Grand Shaman of Games" Greg Stafford.

In 'Khan of Khans' each play is khans of the great tribes of Prax with unique special abilities. In spring, as the grasses become green and the rivers swell, the khans lead raiders into the rich lands of Dragon Pass, ripe for plunder.

The High Priestess has decreed whichever khan brings back the most cattle from Dragon Pass will be declared “Khan of Khans”, the greatest warlord of the Wastelands!

(The Sanskrit word for war literally means "a desire for more cows")

Players take turns to raid different locations, drawing cards from 10 different stacks. The player with the most cows—including those in corrals and in their herd—at the end of the game is the winner and acclaimed "Khan of Khans".

Susan will be running tutorial on the game throughout the Con, will have copies of the game to sell (and sign), and there will be a grand knock-out tournament to see who is the "Khan of Khans"!

Not just RuneQuest!

We all know how excellent 'RuneQuest Roleplaying in Glorantha' is, and that's why we have a Convention dedicated to playing this awesome game.

But it is not surprising to discover that there are other awesome roleplaying games that that will be run at RuneQuest Glorantha Con Down Under IV!

Gary Fay, contributing author to the supplements "Blood & Lust" (1991), and "The Spectre King" (1992), will be running two sessions of King Arthur Pendragon.

Dave Cake, rules consultant for Hero Wars, well-known convention panelist, and expert of matters pertaining to Glorantha and sorcery, will be running two sessions of Glorantha 13th Age.

and Lev Lafayette, who is just this guy, will be running two sessions of HeroQuest Glorantha.

RuneQuest. Pendragon, 13th Age, and HeroQuest game sessions! All this and more is available if you register!

Glorantha: The Gods War

Just announced: there will be sessions of Glorantha: The Gods War at RuneQuest Glorantha Con Down Under!

"Glorantha: The Gods War is a competitive strategy game in which 3 or 4 players (3 to 8 players with the Empires expansion) summon units (minions, heroes, lesser gods and usually one greater god); construct buildings (usually Shrines, Temples, and Ziggurats) and clash in mortal combat. The players seek to build their own strength and destroy their enemies by killing their enemies' units and capturing and destroying their enemies' buildings, to achieve Heroquests and thus earn gifts, and to earn runes with unique effects. Each empire has its own, and different, unique ability, weakness, greater god ability, units, Heroquests and gifts. For example, the Darkness empire features trolls, the Mistress (Cragspider), shades, and the Hellmother (Kyger Litor), while the Sky empire has archers, the Emperor, phoenixes, and the Sun God (Yelm). These are not just the same units with different names, but also have different abilities, as do their buildings. Chaos has both different buildings, three greater gods (the Unholy Trio) and a different agenda to the other empires. The game has a world-shattering "mythic" feel to it rather than a “fantasy adventure” sensation."

(text and images from BoardGameGeek)

Of Badges and Bags

Badges and Registration

Producing badges for the Con takes time. So we prefer registrations to be earlier rather than at the last minute.

Daniel Tosello is an awesome badge-maker, but he doesn't scale.

So please, register and pay asap.

Remember how great our badges are!

Swag Bags

Con attendees also get a swag bag, to take their swag home!

A large 130gsm calico bag with bottom gusset and two handles.

Bag: 390mmL x 425mmH
Handle Length: 400mmL
Side & Bottom Gussets: Approx. 120mmL

History of Peloria

And there's even another boardgame event for the Con!

Keith Nellist has done a variant of Lewis Pulsipher's classic historical
boardgame Britannia, but set in Peloria!

He'll be running a 4-hour session for 4 players, but I'm sure if we ask
him really nicely, we might get a second one.

An early "designer's notes" of the game was published in Rule One magazine.

Convention Agenda

Saturday, November 23

Time Title
10.00 Registration and Breakfast
10.30 Opening Speeches; Lev Lafayette, Michael O'Brien, Jason Durall
11.00 RuneQuest and Other Systems in Glorantha; Dave Cake, Michael O'Brien, Jason Durall
12.00 RuneQuest Glorantha Auction
12.30 Lunch
13.00 RQG RPGS and Boardgames RQG RPGS and Boardgames (RuneQuest, HeroQuest, Pendragon, 13th Age, Gods War, Khan of Khans)
17.00 Finish

Sunday, November 24

Time Title
10.00 Registration and Breakfast
10.30 Writing for Chaosium with Jason Durall
11.00 Secrets of Glorantha with Dave Cake, Michael O'Brien, and Lev Lafayette
12.00 RuneQuest Glorantha Auction
12.30 Lunch
13.00 RQG RPGS and Boardgames (RuneQuest, HeroQuest, Pendragon, 13th Age, Gods War, Khan of Khans, History of Peloria)
17.00 Finish