[Runequest] Status of RQ and Glorantha

Styopa styopa1 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 00:37:58 EST 2013

Peter, I wouldn't sell yourself short.  I agree that article needs
updating, but the Byzantine history of RQ and its peripatetic path through
the market place is really quite entertainingly documented.  It's a great
read.  I do hope someone can update it to the high standard you've already

On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 9:32 AM, Peter Maranci <pmaranci at gmail.com> wrote:

> That article is badly in need of updating, of course. But I haven't
> monitored developments with RQ very closely for the last few years.
> Something or other keeps happening to pretty much put me off modern
> iterations of the system, and then I just can't work up the interest or
> will to deal with the topic. Perhaps if things had been different I might
> have tried to write something commercial for the system some day. But as it
> is, I end up feeling lousy whenever I deal with modern aspects of RQ.
> So I continue to run my classic RQ3/BRP campaign, and post stuff to my
> site when I get ideas and the energy to write them up.
> If anyone would like to bring the "History of RQ" article on my site up to
> date or suggest additions, I'm certainly open to that. Drop me a line!
> ->Peter
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 8:35 AM, Styopa <styopa1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> "History of Runequest" has already largely been done through 2011 quite
>> nicely http://www.maranci.net/rqpast.htm
>> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 7:28 AM, Tony Den <postmaster at runequest.za.org>wrote:
>>> Lawrence Whitaker wrote:
>>> > Hi Tony,
>>> >
>>> > Yes, RQ is now at The Design Mechanism. We have our first supplement
>>> > already released - 'Book of Quests' is a scenario collection available
>>> > immediately in PDF and will be on sale in print copy in about 10 days.
>>> > We're following this up with 'Monster Island', a sandbox setting, in
>>> June,
>>> > and later this year should also see 'Mythic Greece', 'Mythic Briton'
>>> and
>>> > 'Shores of Korantia' released, so we have a lot in the pipeline.
>>> >
>>> > I think a history of RQ article would be great. I can definitely
>>> help-out
>>> > on some of that, especially the Mongoose years, as I was the line
>>> > developer
>>> > during most of that time.
>>> <Snip>
>>> Thanks Lawrence. Yes I saw your name on much of the free modules etc in
>>> Signs & Portents. Actually great news re the new stuff as I have been
>>> slowly aligning my disposable income to pick up RQ6 so waiting a few more
>>> weeks and getting extra will be worthwhile from a posting to the other
>>> side of the world perspective.
>>> What I will do is write up something and post it here. At same time I
>>> will
>>> write to Gygax mag and mention the concept and see if they keen. If so
>>> and
>>> based on whatever editing is done here - best case it will see
>>> publication
>>> and contributors names and exposure for RQ. Worse case it doesn't get
>>> published but we still have a fun excercise.
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