[Runequest] Basic RolePlaying, The Chaosium System
pmaranci at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 00:48:19 EST 2008
I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned it yet, but the new multi-genre system
"Basic RolePlaying, The Chaosium System" was published on June 24th. I just
got my playtester's copy. It's HUGE. I'm still reading it, but so far I'm
amazed and delighted. It's very true to the spirit classic RQ, and the
optional rules easily allow it to be completely compatible with RQIII -
with some welcome improvements.
The magic system was the single element that I was most worried about after
the playtest. But to my delight, the book includes a system which is the
classic battle/spirit magic system as derived from the original Basic
RolePlaying system. For example, Bladesharp is called "Sharpen", but is
identical to the RQ Bladesharp spell.
The book is 399 pages long, so I have a lot more reading to do...but at this
point, I have to say that Jason and Chaosium have done an absolutely
Peter Maranci - pmaranci at gmail.com
Pete's RuneQuest & Roleplaying! http://www.runequest.org/rq.htm
The Diary of A Simple Man: http://bobquasit.livejournal.com/
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