[Runequest] Steve Perrin joins design team for new Chaosium edition of RuneQuest

Lev Lafayette lev at rpgreview.net
Sat Feb 6 10:30:46 EST 2016

In the spirit of bringing the band back together, Chaosium is delighted to
announce that Steve Perrin is joining the design team for Chaosium’s new
edition of RuneQuest. "We knew that Steve Perrin’s place at the table, as
both the creator and lead author of the original groundbreaking ‘78 and
‘79 editions of game, was a natural fit that harkens back to the genius
and originality of RuneQuest", said Rick Meints, President of Chaosium.

In late 2015 Moon Design Publications and Chaosium successfully
Kickstarted the RuneQuest Classic Edition campaign, a triumphant reissue
of the iconic 2nd Edition of the RuneQuest rules and the supplements
produced for it: Cults of Prax, Pavis, Big Rubble, Griffin Mountain,
TrollPak and many others.

“We want to usher in the newest exploration of Glorantha with a tribute to
the masterpiece opus of work that has come before. Part of Steve's role is
to help insure that this edition contains the best possible game mechanics
while maintaining backwards compatibility with RuneQuest 2", said Jeff
Richard, creative director at Chaosium.

The new version of RuneQuest maintains backwards compatibility with
earlier editions, while also containing a number of unique innovations
that resonate with Glorantha, Greg Stafford's mythical campaign setting
where RuneQuest started and to which it returns. This new edition
incorporates Runes directly into both your character and the magic system
you use, including their passions and motivations.

"The rules reinforce immersion in the setting even more than the original
RuneQuest rules did, and ideas experimentally brought forth in Griffin
Mountain reach their fruition", said Richard.

Seizing this unique chance to get this right, Chaosium has brought in a
team of notable game designers to support Chaosium’s rebirth of RuneQuest,
including Sandy Petersen (Call of Cthulhu), Ken Rolston (Paranoia, Elder
Scrolls, RQ3), Chris Klug (James Bond 007 RPG, DragonQuest) and Jason
Durall (BRP, Conan).

A special pre-release version of the new rules will be revealed at Gen Con
later this year, along with introductory scenario sessions. A wealth of
all-new campaign material and supplements for the new edition will follow.


Lev Lafayette, BA (Hons), GradCertTerAdEd (Murdoch), GradCertPM, MBA (Tech
Mngmnt) (Chifley)
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