From the introduction:
The book you currently hold in your hands is what is known as a Core Rulebook, or the fundamental guide needed to play and understand Valherjar: The Chosen Slain. As the name implies, it will be the
primary resource for any game-related rules questions you may have and will be required to play.
The Valherjar Core Rulebook at a Glance
Valherjar: The Chosen Slain includes eight chapters addressing the basic information you’ll need to begin playing. We’ve highlighted them here to help you understand what each chapter is designed to give you, a primer on what each chapter is designed to address.
Chapter 1: Introduction gives players information and overviews of the Valherjar setting, source material and roleplaying background for beginners.
Chapter 2: The Valherjar explores the nature and background of the Valherjar as well as the process for their selection, runic imbuing and role in Ragnarok. This chapter, more than any other, will help create the foundation for future play and is recommended reading for all Valherjar players.
Chapter 3: Gaming System provides the fundamental roleplaying rules for Game Monkeys’ AOR System, the mechanics used for playing Valherjar: The Chosen Slain.
Chapter 4: Character Creation presents information for creating playable characters for Valherjar and defines the Skills, Rune Magic and weapons that characters will use.
Chapter 5: Narrating is designed for Narrator use and provides plotline and story hook information, ideas for running successful games and insights for customizing rules and handling player advancement.
Chapter 6: The Jotnar is for Narrator use only and gives additional information on the Valherjar’s primary nemesis. Included in this section are detailed descriptions and statistics of the beasts, their activities, and suggestions for common usage of each species.
Chapter 7: Open Gaming License Rules Appendix Includes the converted Valherjar rules for players interested in play using the Open Gaming
Chapter 8: Quick Reference Guides presents a glossary of important terms with pronunciation guides, a list of Norse Runes and their meanings, and some of the most frequently used Valherjar information in easy to reference highlighted tables.