Category Archives: Mythras Encounter Generator

Encounter Generator Returns to Anaxial’s Annex

After a brief break here are a few additions to Encounter Generator to help Mythras and RQ6 referees create new NPC’s and other encounters.

Pamaltelan continent

Seas

Elementals

Various

Monster Island

 

 

Serpent Folk Brotherhoods of Monster Island

Serpent folk of the Monster Island supplement are prone to forming brotherhoods around their profession. The brotherhoods have their headquarters in Brotherhood Guild Houses – buildings that can be targets for inquisitive players.

There are more than a  dozen brotherhoods mentioned  in the supplement.  Brotherhoods are strong even in thase days of waning serpent folk strength.

Here are some guild house denizens that can be generated with the Encounter Generator one could meet while venturing into or close to brotherhood strongholds.

More will come later….

There are also new parties created

..and corresponding individual enemies

Classic Fantasy -Old School Monsters

There seem to be lots of interest in old school recently. Classic Fantasy supplement by the Design Mechanism looks likely to fill the craving for old school for a long time to come. the list of monsters is like who is who in the memory lane of the early days of my gaming in late 1970’s. Spent a few moments in creating templates to generate some of the monsters from my very first games in 1976 or 77. Somebody beat me to the indomitable kobolds but here are a few

The first I remember throwing at my players in those school days was the carrion creeper or crawler.

The next that I vividly remember in cube form was

There were others in the early days as well like

..and when the players grew up in levels they found

The interest seems high as I have rarely seen so many contributed monster encounters in so little time in the RQ Encounter Generator. Please keep contributing and marking them with “Classic fantasy” tag. It would be good if you remember to add the “Abilities” to the monster when you create it – this will help gamemasters in not having to flip back into the pdf or book to check the ability.

There are already bugbears, kobolds, goblins, hobgoblins, gnolls, orcs, hill giants, killer mimics, skeletons, umber hulks…

 

To see the Monster Island and die – Monstropedia of Loral

 

Here are few new denizens of the beautiful island called Loral. It is populated by rare endangered pieces unified in their approach to life (hate the intruders). There is rather large treasure ship wrecked on the island and there used to be God Learners here long time ago so the historians are of course quite interested in the island. The below natural exhibits are imagined for RQ6 Encounter Generator. Among the less educated the island is called Monster Island.   The sources have been the Tradetalk #13, Guide to Glorantha and Men at Sea.

Some are really co-operative and are driven by the sense to please (their palates) and fulfill their heart’s desire (hate the intruders). Some of these are bad news indeed.

There are other pages on Monster Island

 

RQ Encounter Generator Creates Lycanthropes in Glorantha

I was reading the RQ2 rulebook electronic version that I received as part of the Kickstarter and noticed that I had missed many of the lycanthropes in the RQ Encounter Generator. Did a bit of search and found that Sandy had done a nice piece on Lycanthropes in Glorantha (I thought it was in Forgotten Secrets of Glorantha but on re-checking cannot find where the original source is) so decided to add all of those

According to Sandy – were jackals do not have a tribe associated with them anymore. All others are Hsunchen

There are other were folk in Glorantha but these are now described.

 

Old School is back: RQ Classic Fantasy Is Soon Here with Rust Monster and friends

RQ6 Classic Fantasy is close to being published. Got a glimpse of things in store at the yahoo group for Classic Fantasy and Rod encouraged me to create a couple of the monsters for RQ Encounter Generator that the Classic Fantasy is going to contain.

Here is the number one hated monster from ye golden days of adventuring – GM’s best friend : the Rust Monster

There was also a very nice Mimic there as well as its more dangerous brother the Killer Mimic.   The full descriptions of these are available in the above yahoo group.

You will find these and more in future with the tag “Classic Fantasy” in the RQ Encounter Generator. This Runequest 6 supplement promises to be lots of fun for all old school GM’s.

 

Chaos Special – There Are Broos Everywhere

Here we celebrate the most fertile of the chaotic races – the broo. They bring life to every party.

Here are a few new ones for Rq Encounter Generator , of which the weasel broos are likely the only ones really dangerous.

Here is an assertion of old ones. They come from multiple sources and places (Dorastor, shadows on Borderlands and various other Praxian supplements or just created for the generator). There are many others, such search for Broo – you can find them using the search functionality 

  • Bear Broo
  • Bison Broo
  • Broo – Desert Raider
  • Broo – Devotee of Primal Chaos
  • Broo – Drool of Krarsht
  • Broo – Focus of Chaos
  • Broo – Ragnaglar Acolyte
  • Broo – Ragnaglar Initiate
  • Broo – Thed High Shaman
  • Broo – Thed Initiate
  • Broo – Thed Shaman
  • Broo – Warrior Novice
  • Broo – Goat
  • Broo – Mallia High Shaman
  • Broo – Mallia Initiate
  • Broo  Malia Shaman
  • Bull Broo
  • Bull Broo, Thed Iniatiate
  • Chicken Broo
  • Crocodile Broo, Thed Initiate
  • Elephant Broo
  • High Llama Broo
  • Horse Broo
  • Krarshtkid Broo
  • Rabbit Broo
  • Rhino Broo, Thed Initiate
  • Scorpion Broo, Thed Initiate
  • Shadow cat Broo
  • Slime Broo (Bodiless)
  • Slime Broo (Cat)
  • Slime Broo(Snail)
  • Slime Broo(Spidery)
  • Slime Broo(Stinking)
  • Slime Broo – Swollen, Priest of Pocharngo
  • Slime Broo Shaman
  • Stegosaurus Broo – Thed Initiate
  • Styracosaurus Broo – Thed & Mallia Initiate
  • Triceratops Broo – Primal Chaos Initiate
  • Tyrannosaurus Broo
  • Zombie Bison Broo
  • Zombie Broo

Some Broo parties are here

Lunars have Adventures in Glorantha

Here are the bringers of civilisation, the light of the goddess, the sharp edge of the empire, the thin line between chaos and the world, the word that cannot be spoken, the collectors of the coin that shall be emperor’s, the foot that stomps, keepers of order that must be kept, the long shadow of the bat to come. RQ Encounter Generator welcomes the updated Lunar Provincial troops – the troops that stoutly sacrifice all in the name of the Emperor and the goddess to protect the innocent – and protect above all the interests of the empire from those who would defile it.  Convert and serve the goddess – it is in your best interest… You cannot stop the onslaught – empire (and you) can generate these encounters in unlimited numbers.

These now take into account passions towards locals and the Empire, expanded skill sets from Rq6 and AiG, the Lunar combat styles (Sagittarian Peltast, Lunar Corps Hoplite, Pelorian Cavalry, Antelope Lancer and new weaponry (Moon sword, Khopesh, Kontos and the new shields)). You can also add to your own Lunars a cult which has the common Folk magic spells for Lunar Provincials.

You will see these in Pavis, Sartar and Esrolia.

Lunar Agent

Lunar Peltast

Lunar Peltast Officer

Lunar Peltast Officer on a city patrol

Lunar Peltast on a city patrol

Lunar Hoplite

Lunar Hoplite Officer

Lunar Hoplite Officer on a city patrol

Lunar Hoplite Officer, Danfive Xaron Acolyte

Lunar Hoplite Officer, Danfive Xaron Devotee

Lunar Hoplite Officer, Danfive Xaron Initiate

Lunar Hoplite on a city patrol

Lunar Hoplite, Veteran

Lunar Hoplite, Veteran, Strong one

Lunar Antelope Lancer

Lunar Antelope Lancer Officer

Lunar Cavalry

Lunar Cavalry Officer

Lunar Agent

Lunar Tax Collector

The parties have been updated as well

Lunar Antelope Lancer Party

Lunar Cavalry Patrol

Lunar Hoplite City patrol

Lunar Hoplite City patrol – first response

Lunar Hoplite Field Patrol

Lunar Hoplite Field Patrol, Danfive Xaron

Lunar Peltast City Patrol

Lunar Peltast City Patrol – First Response

Lunar Peltast Field Patrol

Lunar Tax Collectors

 

The rabble and the nobles (and followers of the bat) will likely follow in the footsteps of the forward troops – they always do.

 

 

Monster Island Weapons

Monster Island is one of the coolest supplements for Runequest currently. All the enemies (and the occasional friend) can be generated from RQ6 Encounter Generator – search with Monster Island tag.  Sometimes you might wonder what do the weapons the natives are using look like. I gathered here a small board showing an example of all the weapons listed in Monster Island supplement I could find.

Glimpses of Count Felagga’s Mystic Menagerie – Chaos and Creatures From Distant Lands

Wyrms Footnotes #15 has a wonderful article by Sandy Petersen on a circus with really esoteric exhibits – Count Felagga’s Mystic Menagerie. Here are some of the creatures from the Dangerous Animal Section and the Chamber of Horrors fitted with RQ6 statistics in RQ6 Encounter Generator

  • Pterodactyl Sorn The Chaos ‘birds’ from East isles
  • Rhamphorhynchus Sorn Smaller Sorn species
  • Duocanth The amphibious monster from Kralorela
  • Nandi The beast with excellent memory from Kingdom of Ignorance
  • Xamalki The hulking chaos monster from Pamaltela and East Isles
  • Sparhog The electrifying boar from the hinterlands of Teshnos
Other creatures

Part of Count Felagga’s Mystic Menagerie stats are here.