[Runequest] Latest on RQ rights

Peter Maranci pmaranci at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 00:44:35 EST 2011

Well, the Received Wisdom appears to be that it's open season on roleplaying
systems, and on the RQ mechanics in particular; all you have to do is use
different words to describe the mechanics. You just can't use the actual
name. Hell, *I* could publish my own RuneQuest rip-off!

Not that I would, mind you. I haven't been able to play or GM RQ for years.

It's also worth noting that there are two different entities here: the RQ
percentile/skill system, and Glorantha. Between the two, I don't know which
one is more (or less) popular!


On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Sean Foster <ebaninth at iinet.net.au> wrote:

> Can anybody comment on the “RQ System”  Is the new Peter/Loz System owned
> by Mongoose (To be called “wayfarer” or some such).  Is the whole
> Attack/Parry Mongoose’s now or can someone build on it after December?
> It would be great if Paizo or Fantasy Flight would have a go…it would be
> good to try quality (art etc etc) rather than the (acceptable business
> practice of) publish or perish employed by Mongoose.
> Sean
> *From:* runequest-bounces at rpgreview.net [mailto:
> runequest-bounces at rpgreview.net] *On Behalf Of *Phil Hibbs
> *Sent:* Wednesday, 8 June 2011 10:09 PM
> *To:* RuneQuest Rules
> *Subject:* Re: [Runequest] Latest on RQ rights
> Tony Den:
> >So, any news on what the future of RuneQuest (name and system) holds? Has
> >Issaries found someone else to rewrite and publish RuneQuest again?
> I think Mongoose still hold the licence until the end of this year. I
> wouldn't expect any announcements before then, even if a deal is struck with
> another company. But if Mongoose couldn't make a go of Second Age Glorantha,
> who else would pick it up and give it the resources that it needs?
> Phil Hibbs.
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