[Runequest] RQ6

Lawrence Whitaker lawrence.whitaker at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 09:56:54 EST 2012

I'm biased, but you might like to take a look at the latest
review<http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/15/15749.phtml>on RPGnet. It
may help you decide.

On 3 December 2012 17:51, Styopa <styopa1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> So...Runequest 6?
> Opinions?
> I haven't got it yet (expect it for Xmas) but so far what I've seen is
> quite positive.
> Here's my motivation - I've loved RQ3 for a long time.  Possibly some of
> the best times of my life have been late evenings DM'ing RQ with my sons
> and their friends.
> Yet now post high school they're moving on, and both they (at their
> various colleges) and their friends (at their new lives) are wanting to
> spread RQ to benighted gaming groups whose breadth of experience has been
> D&D 4.0, or (at best) Pathfinder D&D.
> The problem is that my RQ3 isn't just 3.1 or 3.2, it's really more like
> "RQ3-point-Mine".  I have so many house rules and kludges that have become
> standardized in my game that I'm more and more convinced that it's simply
> not exportable, and particularly not for younger gamers without an
> experienced hand's studied 'casualness' to published rules.  (I started
> gaming clearly in another era...)
> So what I'm thinking is that their lives (and their evangelism of the Joy
> of Simulationist gaming) would be much easier if we made a wholesale switch
> to a more 'current' version - something that other players could
> conceivably buy, something they can get today, something whose support
> materials are available to everyone and not with the bulk of the rules
> buried in my laptop or stacks of legal pads.
> I skipped over RQ4 & RQ5 (MRQs), I had no need of a new system plus some
> of the considered reviews left me feeling underwhelmed at the re-writes.
> So now I'm looking at RQ6.  From the limited bit I've seen/heard, I LIKE
> some of the choices from the cover art homage to RQ2, to the addition of
> alternate magic systems to better address what ended up kludgy in RQ3.
> I desperately hope that we can - with a minimum of pain - update to
> something more currently/commercially available.  It seems like RQ6 has
> perhaps taken RQ3 and truly updated it with some gaming systems/concepts
> from the last decade or two that have really solved some issues.
> I need a new system.  Is RQ6 going to serve?
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Will there be time enough and World for me to sing that song?
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