Jörg's Glorantha Page
Hi! I am Jörg Baumgartner.
This is my RuneQuest and Glorantha Web page. I apologize for the
unorganized state of this page, but I have only just begun to set up my
own pages. There might still be open or wrong links, if so, please complain
or comment so I can do something about it. Things announced but not
linked to are available either via e-Mail or via setup on my page. Let
me know if you want to see the stuff.
German RuneQuest Society
Private Glorantha Projects
Glorantha is a trademark of Chaosium,
Inc. Gloranthan material is copyright 1997 [or the year of publication]
by [the individual author] and by Greg Stafford. Glorantha is the creation
of Greg Stafford, and is used with his permission.
In this case, the Gloranthan material provided here is copyright
1997 (or otherwise indicated) by Jörg Baumgartner and Greg Stafford,
plus additional authors where indicated.
Glorantha is a fantasy world
created by Greg Stafford. It was first published as background for the
boardgames White Bear & Red Moon (later Dragon Pass)
and Nomad Gods, and for the fantasy roleplaying game RuneQuest.
This setting is special among other game settings for its rich mythological
background and the enthusiasm of its fans, and has spawned some literary
efforts as well.
German RuneQuest Society
As one of the current chairmen I feel obliged to point at the activities
of this organisation. Check out our
official homepage for more information, but let's suffice to say here
that we are an organisation devoted to further the game of RuneQuest and
related games as well as the world of Glorantha.
We will try to help contact other RQ players (mainly in Germany, but also
elsewhere if we have contacts). Anybody who wants to be contacted by other
RuneQuesters or Gloranthaphiles is encouraged to send me a message with
his or her address, e-mail, and phone, and possibly special areas of interest.
I will try to put these data into a data-base and contact these people
via email as soon as anybody sends me an e-mail looking for contacts in
the same region (I'd appreciate if people looking for contacts agree to
be included in the data-base, but that's not obligatory. None of these
data will be given away for commercial use). If there is a demand for such
a thing, I might try to set up a black board for contacts.
These are held annually at Pentecost, at varying locations. Next year's
convention is planned to be held at Burg Stahleck in Bacharach on the Rhine
(again, like this year). We hope to be able to offer another medium-sized
Glorantha freeform game, Life Action Trollball (check out Lewis Jardine's
photos of the '96 event),
game rounds in German and English, Dragon Pass and/or Nomad Gods boardgames,
panels, etc. A detailed announcement will be launched in time.
Free INT is the German language magazine of the RQ Society. Tradetalk
is our English language magazine which has translations of some of
our original stuff from Free INT plus a few previously unpublished articles.
Apart from publishing these, we also distribute a couple of other English
language RQ- or Glorantha magazines in Germany and parts of Europe.
Private Glorantha Projects
As readers of the Glorantha Digest might know, I am interested in the region
of the Holy Country, and especially Heortland. I have done some work on
this region which I plan to present here.
The Aeolian Church of Heortland
This is a cult write-up for a religion native to coastal Heortland in my
Glorantha which combines Malkionism and traditional Orlanth pantheon worship.
These ideas have caused a lot of controversial discussion on the old RuneQuest
Daily, and some of the input has helped me develop these ideas further.
So far available are:
Note that David Hall has written up a
somewhat different version of this church for his How the West Was
One freeform. That write-up was intended to provide extra embarrassment
at the Seventh Ecclesiastical Council of Malkionism, which it managed to
do admirably when I participated as a (non-Aeolian) player, but which I
felt wasn't different enough from ordinary Orlanthi believes to be established
as a church of its own in Heortland. I am working to reconcile David's
version and mine, though.
Freca Tales is a fiction project about a character from the city of Karse,
in Heortland. I have begun to write a story about this character a few
chapters of which I have also posted to the Glorantha Digest. So far available
In 1994 I started a RQ4-AiG playtest campaign set in Aeolian Heortland.
While this campaign has gone largely into hibernation, it has experienced
a couple of productive sessions, and also a close exchange of ideas and
background info with Jeff Richard
in Seattle, of the Tamers
of Dragon Pass campaign fame featuring the Varmandi clan around 1350.
Jeff and I came up with several ideas about northern Heortland we'd like
I have written a couple of more or less controversial essays or theses
on Glorantha I want to make available here. Feel free to comment or flame
Late one evening at German RQ-Con 1994 David Hall and I discovered the
real reason why Fazzur was relieved
from his command over the Lunar Provincial Army in 1621, and later we also
discovered how these occurrances led to his death.
The Tarshite kings during the early Hero Wars: An attempt to clear
the puzzle of the contradicting informations in King of Sartar.
Taxes - an essay on the development of
this nuisance, both in real history and in Glorantha
Ygg's Isles and the Wolf Pirates:
additional ideas about the Vikings of Glorantha, based on the articles
in Tales of the Reaching Moon #10. Previously published in Free INT 7 (in
German language) and on the Glorantha Digest.
Other places to visit:
A complete list of the Glorantha-related files on
this webpage, since updates might miss some links in this file.
For a complete list of other Glorantha Web pages, check Kim Englund's
RuneQuest- and Glorantha links. For startup information, visit Chaosium'
Loren Miller's Roleplaying
page or David Dunham's Glorantha
page, these will point you to other interesting sites.
Sometimes I engage in long discussions with other people off
the Glorantha digest (you were warned). Visit the webpages of some of my
victims, like Jane
Williams or Patrik Sandberg.
If you want to participate in Glorantha discussions on any imaginable
level, just click here
and send the mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the content "subscribe
glorantha-digest". (Just in case: To unsubscribe, send a mail to the same
address with the content "unsubscribe glorantha-digest".)
For more on my pet projects, go to my English
language home page, or if you are brave, check out my home
page in German language.