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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There may be plots and motivations in there but I seriously doubt that most can play them with a straight face.

That was a problem with my early play. 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.

THE GREAT GAME: RuneQuest – more from Apple Lane!

While RQ has always been my system of choice, I used to think that the rate of limb loss was over the top. They don’t exist solely to interact with the PCs who come into the town and have need of their goods and services. Ruhequest feathers ruffled here. Who’d play Runequest if they weren’t using Glorantha? Even so, it’s possible and if one can get into the right frame of mind, it all somehow works.

Of course, it’s precisely this specificity that some might find off-putting. It’s an interesting thing. What’s so important that he can’t protect his own source of wealth?

If I had it to do over, I would invite the PCs to spend more time there. Baboons, ducks etc take a bit of work as GM runequeat pull off, but they’re worth appls. That’s more than you get in The Keep on the Borderlandsbut nowhere near what Jim Raggi presented us with.


Or more accurately, the NPCs of Apple Lane are detailed, yes, but they’re still little more than sketches.

I was immersed in RQ2 back in the day so I find baboons more interesting than wacky. The baboons especially was felt to be too ridiculous. So much more interesting than yet another generic orc. I regret to say appl hardly spent any time in Apple Lane itself, since I was trying to complete the dungeon arc in 4 short sessions. Apple Lane was definitely a turning point, but RPG content at the time was still solidly “hack ‘n slash.

GROGNARDIA: Retrospective: Apple Lane

Frank July 15, at 3: Why is Gringle “too busy”? 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. These days, I ignore it, focusing on the Rainbow Caverns.

People of Pembrooktonshire is better: Every inhabitant of the place is given a name and all adult inhabitants are given full RuneQuest statistics. Wednesday, July 14, Retrospective: Brunomac July 15, at 3: KP July 14, at applee Such a comparison is probably unfair to both adventure modules, but there’s a certain appropriateness to it nonetheless, for each was bundled in a boxed set through which many people were first introduced to their respective rules systems.

I ran this in June, but I am sorry to report that everybody found the attack on Gringle’s Pawnshop to be a howler. Just too many impossible things before breakfast. Instead of an rpg that confines itself to one “sandbox”. Then I started watching Deadliest Warrior and realized it lnae.


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.

Apple Lane (Publication)

The product includes two scenarios, plus a brief introductory piece in which it’s suggested the PCs begin play as newly initiated adulthood inhabitant of Apple Lane. 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! The DM is instructed to leave the room for awhile, while the players figure out where they hide the gem and their general plan. Many people feel lne same way about ducks, morokanths, and myriad other unique aspects of the setting, because, honestly, they’re pretty wacky.

Apple Lane was originally published in as “Scenario Pack 2” for RuneQuestbut was revised in for inclusion in the aforementioned boxed set.

Plus the setup of “I am too busy to deal with an attack on my own pawnshop. Back in the day, I think I did actually run Gringle’s Pawnshop. I don’t mean to dwell too much on this, but I nevertheless find it amazing how much detail and, dare I say, “story” is contained within Apple Lane ‘s brief text.

However, the Pawnshop offers a unique twist that makes me want to use it sometime: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

The whole experience was a bit surreal to say the least.