Ye Booke of Tentacles Index

Version 1.05: Issues 1-6

by Shannon Appelcline


Overview

History: 1998-2006

International RuneQuest fandom bloomed from two events: the publication of Tales of the Reaching Moon #1 (1989) and the debut of the first English-language RuneQuest convention, Convulsion of the Trillion Tentacles (1992). Many more magazines and conventions followed; soon the two trends came together, when fans began publishing fundraising books to support conventions, beginning with Questlines (1995), the fund-raiser book for RQ-Con Down Under (1996).

Enter the RuneQuest Society ("RuneQuest Gesellschaft e.V.") in Germany. They began running their own RQ-Cons in 1990, and after many years of varied venues, in 1996 they found themselves at Castle Stahleck for RuneQuest Con VII. The location stuck and RuneQuest Con IX (1998) recognized something new was going on with its subtitle: "Tentacles over Bacharach". Tentacles soon became the name for the Stahleck event, even retconning the name back to 1996.

In 1998, the German RQ Society (and the associated international Chaos Society) decided to publish their first fund-raiser book, for Tentacles over Bacharach. They put out a call for contributions and then produced a hefty 112-page book, which they called Ye Booke of Tentacles (1998). When Ye Book of Tentacles Volume 2 (1999) appeared the next year, to raise funds for Tentacles Reanimated (1999), it had the only full-color cover for the series, and it also made it clear that the fund-raiser had become a magazine of sorts. Four more volumes appeared, though they became erratic in the twenty-first century, with the two Scenario Specials both appearing in 2003, then the sixth and final issue in 2006.

The erratic publication of the later issues was in part due to the publication of Pavis & Big Rubble Companions as alternate fund-raisers, running from 2001-2004. However by 2004, a pending fan policy was hanging over the head of all of Gloranthan fandom, causing some magazines to be put on hiatus. It took until 2006 for the idea of a "Boldhome Press" to appear, which would allow Issaries to easily license official fanzines. Ye Book of Tentacles Volume 6 (2006) was both the first magazine to appear under the new brand ... and the last issue of Ye Booke. (Boldhome Press and Issaries would both fizzle out around the same time.)

Fabian Küchler was the editor for almost the entire run of Ye Booke of Tentacles, with help early on from Christian Einsporn and in the last issue from John Hughes. All six issues were produced by the RuneQuest Society, but issues #4 and #5 additionally presented the logo of "Tentacles Press". #6 was instead credited to "The Chaos Society", the RuneQuest Society's branding for their international products; it also bore Issaries' new and short-lived "Boldhome Press" logo.

Tentacles too came to an end in 2009, to be replaced by the Kraken. It has fund-raising books of its own, but they're singular chapbooks, the first of which was Sharper Adventures in HeroQuest Glorantha (2014), by Robin Laws. They continue to use the Tentacles Press brand.

YBoT Issues

  1. "Tentacle over Bacharach" (1998)
  2. "Tentacles Reanimated" (1999)
  3. (2000)
  4. "Scenario Special #1" (2003)
  5. "Scenario Special #2" (2003)
  6. "10 Years of Tentacular Mayhem" (2006)
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Main Index

Adventures: Genertela, Central

Title System Author # Pgs
Dragon Pass, Grazelands:
Saddled with the Nightmare Hero Wars Simon Bray & Martin Hawley #4 32-54
Dragon Pass, Sartar, Tribes, Black Oaks:
Black Oaks, Black Magic Hero Wars Jeff Kyer #4 15-26
Dragon Pass, Sartar, Tribes, Cyrling:
Sheepless Nights Hero Wars Jeff Kyer & Bryan Thextan with Fabian Küchler #4 6-8
Dragon Pass, Sartar, Tribes, Lismelder:
Thanos' Treasure1 Hero Wars Simon Bray #5 23-41
Lunar Empire, Heartlands, Silver Shadow, Glamour:
The House of Blades Hero Wars Simon Bray #5 5-19
A Rough Visit to Glamour2 RuneQuest 3e Ian Thomson #3 78-96
Prax, Misc:
Ride for Your Wife Hero Wars Neil Smith #5 42-54
  1. Set before the SARTAR RISING adventures (2001-2004).
  2. Written as a companion to A ROUGH GUIDE TO GLAMOUR (1998).

Background: Geographical, Genertela, Central1

Title System Author # Pgs
Dragon Pass, Grazelands
Jan-Karen's Knowledge Sheet Simon Bray & Martin Hawley #4 48-53
Dragon Pass, Sartar, Tribes, Cyrling:
Meet the Black Oaks Hero Wars Jeff Kyer #4 11-13
Dragon Pass, Sartar, Tribes, Cyrling:
The Cyrlings Hero Wars Jeff Kyer #4 9-11
Dragon Pass, Sartar, Tribes, Lismelder:
Adventuring with the Lismelder Clan David Hall & Nick Brooke #1 48-61
Lunar Empire, Heartlands, Alkoth:
The Hero Wars Cult of Eusibus Hero Wars Martin Laurie & Greg Stafford #3 98-99
"We Hate Darjiini Usurpers" Hero Wars Martin Laurie #3 100
Maniria, Holy Country, City of Wonders:
The City of Wonders Simon Bray #1 74-79
Prax, Pavis, Misc:
Pavis and Big Rubble Companion: Volume 1 Introduction2 Ian Thomson #3 35
Prax, Pavis, Misc, Organizations:
The Cult of Flintnail2 RuneQuest 3e Ian Thomson #3 55-58
The Cult of Opili2 RuneQuest 3e Peter Johansson & Ian Thomson #3 40-41
The Cult of Pavis2 RuneQuest 3e Ian Thomson #3 36-39
The Dwarfs of Pavis2 RuneQuest 3e Ian Thomson #3 55-61
The Rubble Trackers2 Hero Wars Wesley Quadros & Ian Thomson #3 69
Prax, Pavis, Big Rubble:
Holiday Glorantha: The 'Real City' of Old Pavis2 Hero Wars Ian Thomson #3 42-47
Mani's Fort2 Hero Wars Ian Thomson #3 70-76
The New Flintnail Temple2 R. Andrew Bean & Ian Thomson #3 62-68
The Flintnail Tunnels2 Ian Thomson #3 77
Zebra Fort and the Stockade2 Peter Johansson, Sten Åhrman & Ian Thomson #3 49-54
Prax, Sun County, Misc:
Holiday Glorantha: The Men with the Golden Gun Michael O'Brien #2 36-39
How Rabbit Hat Got Its Name Gary R. Switzer #3 34
Pent Ridge: The Sun County Prison Michael O' Brien #1 44-47
  1. Central Genertela is defined primarily as the area in the middle of Genertela where most cultures are polytheistic. It is bordered to the east by the wastes of Prax and Pent and to the west by the Rockwood and Mislari mountains. The primary areas are: Dragon Pass, the Lunar Empire, Maniria, Pent, and Prax.
  2. Part of PAVIS AND BIG RUBBLE COMPANION VOLUME 1.

Background: Geographical, Seas

Title System Author # Pgs
Misc, Organizations:
The Wolf Pirates1 Jörg Baumgartner #2 32-34
Jrustela:
Homeland Jrustela HeroQuest 1e David Dunham #6 55-57
The Lands of God David Dunham #6 49-54
  1. Linked to "The Wolf Pirates" article in TALES OF THE REACHING MOON #10 (1993).

Background: Historical

Title System Author # Pgs
Second Age, God Learners:
Homeland Jrustela HeroQuest 1e David Dunham #6 55-57
The Lands of God David Dunham #6 49-54

Creatures

Title System Author # Pgs
Animals:
Paleo-Tentacles from Glorantha Gwendolyn Mott & Andreas Pittelkow #2 27
Insects:
Paleo-Tentacles from Glorantha Gwendolyn Mott & Andreas Pittelkow #2 27
Spirits:
The Otherside of the Oceans HeroQuest 1e Martin Hawley #6 58-65
Watcher Spirits and Brownies RuneQuest 3e Tal Meta #2 14

Cults & Myths

Title System Author # Pgs
Misc, Full Cult Writeups:
The Cult of Flintnail1 RuneQuest 3e Ian Thomson #3 55-58
The Cult of Opili1 RuneQuest 3e Peter Johansson & Ian Thomson #3 40-41
The Cult of Pavis1 RuneQuest 3e Ian Thomson #3 36-39
Misc, Spirit Cults:
Spirit Cult Rules RuneQuest 3e Nick Brooke #2 11-13
Dragon Pass, Sartar, Tribes, Culbrea:
The Culbrea Martin Laurie & Patrik Sandberg #2 42-75
Grazers, Misc:
Deities and Major Spirits of the Grazers Martin Hawley & Duncan Rowlands #2 19-20
Lunar, Jakaleel:
Mother Power Hans van Halteren #2 80
Lunar, Yanafal Tarnils:
The Hunting of Tar'Shyr Andrew Joelson #2 28-29
Malkionism, Misc:
About Malkionism Nick Brooke #1 35-43
Mostali, Flintnail:
The Cult of Flintnail1 RuneQuest 3e Ian Thomson #3 55-58
Orlanthi, Misc.:
Amad Folktales Darvall #1 23-26
The Delicate Sound of Thunder Lawrence Whitaker #5 21-22
Orlanthi Mythologies Greg Stafford #1 90-92
Orlanthi, Misc, Heroes:
The Cult of Renvald Meldekbane Hero Wars Jeff Kyer #4 14
Orlanthi, Elmal:
How Elmal Married Orlanth's Daughter Stephen Martin #2 40-41
Orlanthi, Eurmal:
Eurmal and the Ice Giantess Stephen Martin #1 62-63
Praxian, Pavic:
The Cult of Flintnail1 RuneQuest 3e Ian Thomson #3 55-58
The Cult of Opili1 RuneQuest 3e Peter Johansson & Ian Thomson #3 40-41
The Cult of Pavis1 RuneQuest 3e Ian Thomson #3 36-39
The New Flintnail Temple1 R. Andrew Bean & Ian Thomson #3 62-68
Solar, Misc:
The Hero Wars Cult of Eusibus Hero Wars Martin Laurie & Greg Stafford #3 98-99
Solar, Antirius:
Antirius at the Hill of Gold Stephen Martin #2 76-77
  1. Part of PAVIS AND BIG RUBBLE COMPANION VOLUME 1.

Equipment

Title System Author # Pgs
Weapons, Mostali:
Dwarvish Weapons and Incendiary Devices1 Hero Wars Wesley Quadros #3 77
  1. Part of PAVIS AND BIG RUBBLE COMPANION VOLUME 1.

Fiction

Title Author # Pgs
Meta, Introduction:
The Fall and Rise of Heroes of the King Stephen Martin #3 4
Cults, Yanafal Tarnils:
The Hunting of Tar'Shyr Andrew Joelson #2 28-29
Geographical, Heortland,
Ruin John Hughes #6 88-91
Geographical, Kralorela:
The Great Sage and the Emperors Alex Ferguson & Greg Stafford #2 30-31
Geographical, Sartar:
Someone, Somewhere, in Fire Season1 Lawrence Whitaker #4 28-31
Geographical, Teshnos:
Soravatoor Simon Bray #2 78-79
Geographical, Lunar Empire:
The Great Temple of Rufdayen, Raibanth2 Greg Stafford #2 20-22
The Hunting of Tar'Shyr Andrew Joelson #2 28-29
Geographical, Snake Pipe Hollow:
To Live and Die in the Hollow1 Lawrence Whitaker #5 3-4
Historical, First Age, Councilic:
The Mystic Watch3 Greg Stafford #6 1-3
Historical, Third Age, Hero Wars:
Fires of Mist and Wind-Blown Snow John Hughes #3 31-34
Ruin John Hughes #6 88-91
Historical, Third Age, Hero Wars, Heroes of the King:
Beorgan's Ring4 Roderick Robertson #3 14-22
A Boy and His Alynx4 Eric Rowe & Stephen Martin #3 26-30
The Red Folk Leave4 David Dunham #3 5-6
The Return of Hargart the Liberator4 Harald Smith #3 23-26
The Wind Blows Also Softly4 Edward Bolme #3 7-13
Races, Telmori:
The First Unity of Telmor and Yrr Thomas Gottschall #2 35
  1. Part of the continuing tales of RANYART FINN.
  2. Part of Greg's unfinished LUNAR NOVEL.
  3. Part of Greg's HARMAST SAGA.
  4. Originally intended for the never published HEROES OF THE KING anthology about Argrath.

HeroQuests

Title System Author # Pgs
Quest, Ernalda:
Ernalda Initiation Jane Williams #3 97

Interviews

Title Author # Pgs
Misc:
Interview with ... David Dunham #6 19-22
Interview with ... Charlie Krank #6 23-26
Interview with ... Sandy Petersen #6 27-31
Interview with ... Greg Stafford #6 32-34
Misc, Lore Auctions:
Lore Auction 1996 David Hall & Nick Brooke #1 64-73
Lore Auction 1997 David Hall, Nick Brooke, Michael O'Brien & Rob Heinsoo #1 80-89
Lore Auction 1998 Nick Brooke, Dave Hall & Michael O'Brien #2 81-89
Misc, Transcripts:
About Malkionism Nick Brooke #1 35-43
Adventuring with the Lismelder Clan David Hall & Nick Brooke #1 48-61

Magic

Title System Author # Pgs
Blood Magic:
Extraordinary Magic RuneQuest 3e Tal Meta #2 15-17
Divine Magic:
Extraordinary Magic RuneQuest 3e Tal Meta #2 15-17
Shamanism:
Revised Shaman Rules RuneQuest 3e Sandy Petersen #2 4-10
Spirit Cult Rules RuneQuest 3e Nick Brooke #2 11-13
Sorcery:
Extraordinary Magic RuneQuest 3e Tal Meta #2 15-17
Sorcery Rules RuneQuest 3e Sandy Petersen #1 4-34
Spirit Magic:
Extraordinary Magic RuneQuest 3e Tal Meta #2 15-17

Meta

Title System Author # Pgs
Conventions:
A Tentacles Festschrift Fabian Küchler #6 4-17
Humor:
Famous Last Words Greg Stafford, Michael O'Brien & Fabian Küchler #1 111
Final Fun and More Famous Last Words Andrew Clements & Others #2 135
Glorantha's Worst Books #2 10+

NPCs

Title System Author # Pgs
Dragon Pass, Misc, Lunar Interlopers:
The Conquerer Wyrm [HQ] Stewart Stansfield #6 45-48

Races

Title System Author # Pgs
Hsunchen, Telmori:
The First Unity of Telmor and Yrr Thomas Gottschall #2 35
Mostali:
The Dwarfs of Pavis1 RuneQuest 3e Ian Thomson #3 55-61
Mostali, Equipment:
Dwarvish Weapons and Incendiary Devices1 Hero Wars Wesley Quadros #3 77
  1. Part of PAVIS AND BIG RUBBLE COMPANION VOLUME 1.

Rules

Title System Author # Pgs
Keywords, Homeland:
Homeland Jrustela HeroQuest 1e David Dunham #6 55-57

Appendix I: Other Game Systems

Generic

Title System Author # Pgs
Advice, Game Designers:
Sandy Petersen's Rules of Game Design Sandy Petersen #4 118

Call of Cthulhu

Title System Author # Pgs
Adventures, 1920s, Britain:
The Sleep of Death, What Dreams May Come CoC 5e Shannon Appelcline #6 81-87
Adventures, Now:
Dark Destiny CoC 5e Andrew Hunt #2 94-98
The Mall Sandy Petersen #5 102-105
Advice, Game Masters:
Cthulhu Mythos: Questions & Answers Sandy Petersen #4 118-119
Evil Things the Keeper Can Do to Players Using Magic Andrew Clements #2 93
How to Use Music in Horror Gaming1 Sandy Petersen #4 119
How to Use Music in Horror Gaming1 Sandy Petersen #5 98
The Lazy Man's Guide Sandy Petersen #4 114-117
Background, Innsmouth:
Innsmouth 2000 Andre Clements #3 101-105
Creatures, Animals:
Snakes CoC 5e Lucya Szachnowski #1 103-107
Cults, Demons:
Pazuzu CoC 5e Andrew D. Gable #1 101-102
Cults, Egyptian:
Bast and the Children of the Sphinx Andrew Clements #2 99
Interviews:
Time for a Ghost Story Sandy Petersen #5 101
Meta, Movies:
The Best Halloween Movies Sandy Petersen #5 99
The Scariest Movies You've Never Seen Sandy Petersen #5 100-101
Races, Elder Things:
The Creators of Life2 Shannon Appellcine #3 106-107
Races, Fungi from Yuggoth:
The Fungi of Yuggoth2 Shannon Appelcline #6 76-80
Races, Ghouls:
Eaters of the Dead2 Shannon Appelcline #1 99-101
Races, Lam-Beings:
The Tuchulcha Mythos Andrew D. Gable #2 90-92
Rules, Skills:
Geology CoC 5e Jennifer Piatek #1 108-110
  1. This is the same article, appearing in two different issues.
  2. Part of the series ELDER SECRETS OF THE EARTH, with other entries appearing in STARRY WISDOM and TRADETALK.

Hawkmoon

Title System Author # Pgs
Adventures:
Kingdoms of the Middle Sea Danny Bourne #3 108-109
Learning to Fly Stormbringer 5e Lawrence Whiatker #4 58-76

Nephilim

Title System Author # Pgs
Adventures, Misc, Campaigns:
Through the Ages Shannon Appelcline #1 93-98
Races, Metamorphoses:
The Duergar Nephilim Simon Bray #2 100-101

Pendragon

Title System Author # Pgs
Adventures:
The Poisoned Lake Pendragon 4e Shannon Appelcline #4 120-123
The Reluctant Bride Pendragon 4e Shannon Appelcline #2 126-134

Stormbringer / Elric

Title System Author # Pgs
Adventures:
A Home by the Sea Stormbringer 5e Lawrence Whitaker #4 95-110
Like Lovers and Heroes Stormbringer 5e Lawrence Whitaker #4 77-94
Madness, and Other Colours Stormbringer 5e Lawrence Whitaker #5 55-75
Significant Trees Stormbringer 5e Lawrence Whitaker #2 107-125
Things to Do in Imrryr When You're Dead Stormbringer 5e Lawrence Whitaker #5 76-95
Adventures, Seeds:
A Dragon's Dream Stormbringer 5e Lawrence Whitaker #5 96-97
Background, Geographical, The North, Vilmir:
Adventures in Rignariom Stormbringer 5e Shannon Appelcline #4 111-114
Background, Multiverse:
Erekosë: The Original Eternal Champion Stormbringer 5e Shannon Appelcline #6 35-43
Fiction, Jerry Cornelius:
Damascus Declares Lawrence Whitaker #6 66-5
Fiction, Moonglum:
The Scrutineer's Daughter Lawrence Whitaker #4 54-58
Fiction, Ranyart Finn:
The Legacy of Ranyart Finn1 Lawrence Whitaker #2 104-106
Meliadus: My Part in His Downfall1 Lawrence Whitaker #3 110-114
The Scrutineer's Daughter1 Lawrence Whitaker #4 54-58
NPCs:
The Eternal Kitchen Sink Lawrence Whitaker #2 102-103
  1. Part of the continuing tales of RANYART FINN.

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