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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James Maliszewski July 15, at 2: Anthony July 14, at 3: However, what really made me balk was the set up of powerful NPCs who are ready to burst in and save the day at the last moment, ick.

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The episode in which the expert attacked a ballistics gel torso with a Roman gladius a simple shortsword and hacked ,ane both arms with his first two whacks convinced me that it is entirely realistic. Or more accurately, the NPCs of Apple Lane are detailed, runequesf, but they’re still little more than sketches. Even so, it’s possible and if one can get into the right frame of mind, it all somehow works.

Rob Conley July 14, at Of the two scenarios, “Gringle’s Pawnshop” is the weakest and was probably intended as an introduction to the mechanics of combat. Instead of an rpg that confines itself to one “sandbox”.

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It’s an interesting thing. Then I started watching Deadliest Warrior and realized it wasn’t. They don’t exist solely to interact with the PCs who come into the town and have need of their goods and services.

Apple Lane (Publication)

Who’d play Runequest if they weren’t using Glorantha? A glance at the crude map of the town provided makes it clear that Apple Lane is a very small place, as there are only about a dozen buildings present in the whole place, in addition to the orchards and public grazing ground. Glorantha is one of the game’s main selling points. While RQ has always been my system of choice, I used to think that the rate of limb loss was over the top. I don’t mind a bit of humor with the ducks considering their curse.


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 runequets. What stands out to me, though, is that, again, every baboon and outlaw has a name and many have personalities, histories, and individual motivations.

Apple Lane was definitely a turning point, but RPG content at the time was still solidly “hack ‘n slash. This was compounded by the fact that in Runequest 2 body parts tend to fly off a lot!

So neither side has absolute knowledge of the situation. People of Pembrooktonshire is better: Baboons, ducks etc take a bit of work as GM to pull off, but they’re worth it. RuneQuest is Glorantha, at least laje how it was seen in its earliest days.

Appke module presents the small Sartarite town of Apple Lane, so called because of the apple orchards that surround it. Plus the setup of “I am too busy to deal with an attack on my own pawnshop. It’s almost like RQ was “ahead” of its time – starting from a very defined, exhaustive setting more akin to rpgs from the 90s on ,ane and then shifting to more of an old school-style of game from RQ3 on. 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 filled with inimical creatures.

KP July 14, at Oddly, I’ve never run Apple Lane, though I don’t think it would be that hard to fit into another setting. 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. Apple Lane is not without its faults, particularly the rather limited nature of the community itself, but it’s still eye-opening to consider that this module was first published in There are many like it but this one is mine!


Swordsman July 15, at runeqhest If I had it to do over, I would invite the PCs to spend more time there. Whereas many consider Glorantha to be a “selling point”, I find it to have too much of a “cost” of setting depth to interest me.

Whiteeye’s extinguish spell brought a near TPK that led to between-adventures drilling on lighting a torch in the dark “This is my torch! And you’re right, it is hard to play Gloranthan baboons with a straight face. These days, I ignore it, focusing on the Rainbow Caverns. 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 PC newtlings and baboons though.

It represents a very different strand of old school play than is often discussed, one much more concerned with world building and coherence than was the case in many other corners of the hobby at the time. Back in the day, I think I did actually run Gringle’s Pawnshop. What’s more, most of the inhabitants are given personalitieshistories, and motivations.

The Rainbow Mounds were awesome. Frank July 14, at 1: 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.

Brunomac July 15, at 3: I don’t mean to dwell too much runequext this, but I nevertheless find it amazing how much detail and, dare I say, “story” is contained within Apple Lane ‘s brief text.

That’s more than you get in The Keep on the Borderlandsbut nowhere near what Jim Raggi presented us with. But who’d play RuneQuest if they weren’t using Glorantha? Heh, in my most recent RQ campaign, Whiteye’s Extinguish vs.