HeroQuest 2My ongoing Tales of the Hero Wars campaign is run using the fantastic HeroQuest 2. As this is the focus of my gaming, it seems right to have a page devoted to this amazing game on my blog.


HeroQuest was designed by Robin D Laws and published by Moon Design.


HeroQuest 2 is a narrative game, with roots back through Hero Wars to older Gloranthan games. It is described on the Glorantha website as follows:


Anything you can imagine, you can play . . .

HeroQuest is the innovative, dynamic, and flexible rules engine by Robin Laws, suitable for play in any genre or setting. It presents a simple and flexible system that allows Game Masters to make decisions the way authors and screenwriters do when creating novels, TV episodes and movies. HeroQuest encourages creative input from your players, resulting in an exciting, unpredictable narrative created through group collaboration.

Its resolution methods and scalable character levels make it equally suited for any genre, from epic Gloranthan fantasy to gritty occult investigations.


HeroQuest 2 is available from Glorantha.com.


Fan Material

Glorantha MapThe use of Gloranthan material is undertaken here in compliance with the Moon Design Fan Material Policy:


This website uses trademarks and/or copyrights owned by Moon Design Publications LLC, which are used under Moon Design Publications’s Fan Material Policy. We are expressly prohibited from charging you to use or access this content. This website is not published, endorsed, or specifically approved by Moon Design Publishing.


For more information about Moon Design Publications and products, please visit Glorantha.com.


Why I Love HeroQuest 2

As part of the Dyvers Project alongside other bloggers, I have written an essay extolling the virtues of HeroQuest.



HeroQuest Articles

For your convenience, here is a list of the HeroQuest-specific articles on Tales of a GM:


Other useful sources


Happy HeroQuesting



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