[Runequest] Runequest II

Sven Lugar vikingjarl at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 10:43:36 EST 2010

RQ0 is the original playtest and development rules when Steve Perrin was 
writing & distributing photocopies of the latest changes. I still have 
my original 2" ringbinder chock full of those ancient photocopies. It is 
what would become RQ1 once it was finished. Obviously a very limited 
edition but just what was used at one time to distinguish the versions 
after RQ3 came out.

On 11/4/2010 3:52 PM, Simon Phipp wrote:
> Sven Lugar:
> > @Simon: I have avoided Mongoose products after their rather shabby
> > treatment of Steve Perrin & us Old Grognards of Runequest. So I can't
> > really comment on any of the MRQ versions (I only saw the first 
> playtest
> > version before they shafted the original Mopgoose playtesters). Other
> > than that I totally agree with you on your list other than perhaps
> > fitting RQ1 & RQ0 (the playtest version - I evidently own the last
> > extant copy & still in the original brown binder) just beneath RQ2.
> I never played RQ1 and have never heard of RQ0 - as a matter of 
> interest, how did RQ0 play? Was it very different to RQ2?
> As to Mongoose's treatment of the RQ Grandees, that never really 
> bothered me. Business is business. The playtest was bad and they 
> clearly weren't bothered by what anybody thought. They even started 
> another smaller playtest group full of people who's ideas they liked - 
> the result was MRQ1, so that really wasn't a good idea.
> > Out of curiosity, how would you fit BRP into that list?
> RQ3
> MRQ2
> RQ2
> RQ4
> MRQ1
> See Ya
> Simon
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