[Runequest] RuneQuest and H.P Lovecraft

Chris Lemens chrislemens at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 22 23:52:40 AEST 2016

 blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } The major debt that the main RuneQuest world, Glorantha, owes is to Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces.


If he's maybe talking about the commercial success of the rules systems, it might be fair to say that the rules that eventually became Basic Role Playing owed a debt of gratitude to the commercial success of the Call of Cthulhu game, which is obviously Lovecrafty. But that's significantly different from RuneQuest.
I think the assertion is simply false on its face.
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