[Runequest] Status of RQ and Glorantha

Styopa styopa1 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 06:21:46 EST 2013


That's why I mentioned it..a spell checker would not catch that. :)
On Apr 23, 2013 10:41 PM, "Tony Den" <postmaster at runequest.za.org> wrote:

> Yes, I will also use a spell checker:)
>
> Styopa wrote:
> > Tony, I'd make sure you use the term Canon, not cannon.
> > On Apr 23, 2013 11:38 AM, "Tony Den" <postmaster at runequest.za.org>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Thanks for the feedback so far. Based on what I have I am thinking
> >> article
> >> in 4 sections.
> >> 1. RQ Cannon, its history etc
> >> 2. RQ Concept - where it comes from and certain key elements.
> >> 3. Following on from concept, its differences to D&D/D20. This may be
> >> hard
> >> as one doesn't need/want to bash other systems, merely point out certain
> >> philosophical differences. Why D&D - its prob the best known system to
> >> compare against and is like the epicentre of what the article that
> >> inspired this idea's "alpha wave". Yes there are others just as
> >> venerable
> >> but for the basic punter Empire of Petal Throne etc may be a bit
> >> esoteric.
> >> 4.The most fun IMO - a diagram detailing core RQ timeline, divergences
> >> and
> >> convergences with Glorantha etc as well as what othger systems it may
> >> have
> >> strongly influenced along the way. From Element Masters (only know of it
> >> from a Dragon mag write up) to Harnmaster, Mythworld etc.
> >>
> >> How's that for a start, hopefully not too much to take on
> >> Tony
> >> Steve Perrin wrote:
> >> > Strictly speaking, D&D Greyhawk was the first d100 system because it
> >> > introduced thief skills, which at that time were rolled on a d100.
> >> >
> >> > That's what we used as a basis when we decided to have RuneQuest have
> >> > one system for all types of characters.
> >> >
> >> > Steve Perrin
> >> >
> >> > On 4/17/2013 11:22 PM, Tony Den wrote:
> >> >> Noted, although I am thinking of a more collaborative article, maybe
> >> get
> >> >> some comments or unique insights from Steve, Lawrence etc. Per
> >> example
> >> >> was
> >> >> RQ THE first D100 system or just one of the forerunners. Etc.
> >> >>
> >> >> Styopa 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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