I have become a Gloranthan Fanzine editor.
Looking at my hard drive the other day I realized that even with the stuff I’m doing for Moon Designs (Red Sun Rising) and Continuum (a compilation of my Molad scenarios humbly called ‘Liber Newtus’) I’ve still got a variety of Gloranthan bits sitting there. This was also coupled with the realisation that despite there being other fantasy worlds out there , and working on one my self for self publication (see d101games.com ) my heart and regular gaming is still very much in Glorantha. Also add into the mix the desire to show idiots like Angry Argrath over on Rpg.net (see http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=181101 if you’ve missed out) that Gloranthan fandom has survived the Fan Publication Policy and perhaps provide something that acts as a rallying call to Gloranthan fandom itself.
Thus the idea of a fanzine ‘Hearts in Glorantha’ jumped out like Athena out of Zeus’s head fully formed and ready to rock!
The fanzine will be run on a not for profit basis and will feature contributions from Gloranthan fandom. The idea behind it is to have a vibrant magazine which comes out bi-yearly, that shows Glorantha is alive and well. Obviously the majority of the articles will be HeroQuest, but I will accept articles for other games systems. The liscence I have covers Mongoose RuneQuest as well.
The fanzine will complement not compete with existing fan publications, such as Unspoken Word and Tradetalk, and of course the official material published by Moon Designs. I think there is a gap in the market for a fun fanzine which is made up of individual articles on a variety of subjects, rather than the ‘theme’ issues that UW and Tradetalk does. Think the non-themed issues of Tales of the Reaching Moon and with its eclectic collection of articles. Also I think that having one more fanzine won’t hurt the party and will actually help fill in the gaps between releases of the existing fanzines.
I’ve got the green light from Greg, and I’m looking to have an issue out by Continuum (early August) with another one out by XMAS.
Distribution wise I’m going for a duel pdf/dead tree model, with the pdf available via places like RPGNow and a hardcopy available direct from Lulu.com
If you would like to contribute content or help in any way please please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org). Payment will be the usual satisfaction of seeing your art/article in cold hard print and a copy of the issue your work appears in.