KoS "essential"?

From: Nick Brooke (Nick_Brooke@btinternet.com)
Date: Tue 28 Mar 2000 - 11:37:01 EEST

Victor writes:

> I'm about to run a game set in Sartar and I was wondering if "King
> of Sartar" is an essential book to have or not. For someone that get
> only $7.00 a week, $20.00 is alot.

If you're on a really tight budget, I might recommend Tales #18 (the Greydog
Campaign Special) instead.

KoS contains lots of good stuff, and is *excellent* background for the
wider, longer and more heroic Dragon Pass environment, but you'd mostly be
buying it for the Orlanthi Mythology and Report on the Orlanthi sections

You can pick up lots more mythology from e.g. the computer game "King of
Dragon Pass" (if you have this), *and* do it in a more fun way, and the
Report stuff is kinda dry compared to a ready-made campaign backdrop like
the Greydog Clan.

Another good source would be Ye Booke of Tentacles #2 (lots of clan and
tribal stuff), but I'm not sure what this sells for in the US.

Don't miss http://www.glorantha.com/library/dad/orlanthi.html
and http://www.glorantha.com/library/priests/orlanth.html
("What My Father Told Me" and "Staves from the Storm Voice" - best ever RQ
Sartarite background materials)

Also, nowadays the Hero Wars Heortling character generation material will be
a good source of background info. It's available at www.glorantha.com

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