I tried to get Greg's opinion on this , but it seems he is busy at
this time. So I pose these questions to you Good Folk.
............Long ago in a game far,far away there were companies
named Chaosium, TSR, Avalon Hill, Hasbro, Etc..... Now I started
my RPG education on Runequest 1. I loved the percentile system
with skills much better than TSR's AD&D. I still do, even though
3rd Ed. AD&D looks more like RQ as we speak. Anyway, Chaosium had
a Golden age of RQ, CoC,Thieves World, etc...... Then they did
the Unspeakable act. They sold Runequest to a Board, wargame
company-AH. I still despise that day. And of course AH
changed Runequest for the worse. Lucky for us Greg kept
Glorantha. Thank God. Now fastforward to today. AH is no more-
bought by Hasbro I think. And Wizards of the Coast buy TSR. Now
Hasbro buys Wizards and Chaosium has a new partner named Issaries.
Issaries then makes "Hero Wars" and returns to making stuff for
it in Glorantha. Praise Be !! But this new stuff is not RQ.
BOO ! So now here is a wonderful question. Since Hasbro is
the Big bully on the Game Block,. What are the doing with
their old holdings of Avalon Hill & Runequest?? Can
Issaries/Chaosium get RQ back?? Is it worth it?? What about
all the TSR/ Wizards stuff?? are they going to continue it
or put it on the Back Burner?? I have looked at 3rd Ed. AD&D
and actually like it a little with the mod's they have put
in. But I'm worried about getting anything if Hasbro is
going to "Shelf" it.................And for all you HW fan's,
maybe it's just a case of "Ahuld Gamers Disease". I just like RQ
1&2 better than any other fantasy RPG. I like
Rurik,Bladesong,& Goobag and I'm happy that I still have all
the old stuff--Pavis,Big Rubble,CoPrax&Terror,Griffen,Apple
Lane,SPHollow, Etc.........I just wish Issaries/Chaosium could
put out/reprint old thing(Wyrm's foot) and new stuff now for
both RQ and HW. I do not hate Hero Wars, I just really
do not like the system and I do not have the 50-100 dollars
to invest in books to be able to play and run properly.
Living on S.S. Disability sucks!! Pray you never have a
life changing accident. There is some good, but a whole lot
of bad too.
So I ask again. Is RQ salvagable?? Is it worth it?? Is
there much to convert HW to RQ?? does anyone have an easy
system tool to do it?? Or am I just too far gone to
Hope this makes you think about where we came from at
least.Thanks to all who respond to this old gamers ramblings.
May Yelm bless you with many more sunset's.