[Runequest] Mongoose to release a new version of RQ II
dtl at internode.on.net
Fri Nov 6 22:49:14 EST 2009
Phil Hibbs wrote:
> Because a lot of people have an emotional attachment to the real
> "RQ2". It's like if New Line commissioned Alan Dean Foster to write a
> novelization of the LOTR movies. A lot of people would be upset by
From the unemotional clinical side, having two RQ2's causes potential
confusion, undermines past blog and review references and taints the
This comment is in no way is intended to show a lack of respect for the
authors behind the new MRQ2 release. I think the new results will be
greatly appreciated by many.
To meet both marketing and purist views, it could even be a good idea to
use the title: "RuneQuest 5e".
The solution is as follows:
- Maintains a clear product lineage.
- In today's marketing climate "5e" sounds 'better'. Given that version
3.5e and 4e of the other game differ enough between each other in their
own system, and people are willing to upgrade, the "5e" might even win
over converts who chase version numbers irrespective of the system
differences. It took the other game 30 years to catch up. Beware the
Given that MRQ1 is actually "5e", MRQ2 should actually be "6e".
Just some food for thought.
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