Monday, March 31, 2014
March Madness Non-D&D Blog Challenge: Day 31: What out-of-print RPG would you most like to see back in publication?
The original RuneQuest, because I totally missed it the first time around. Back in high school I subscribed (and occasionally contributed) to a gaming fanzine called Alarums & Excursions. It was sort of a collection of blogs--but on paper, because this was the late 70's and the internet was still 20 years away. Little did I know at the time that the people contributing were some of the biggest names in RPG gaming: Wilf K. Backhaus, David A. Hargrave, Rob Heinsoo, Robin Laws, Dave Nalle, Mark Rein-Hagen, Jonathan Tweet, etc. The vast majority of the content was about D&D, which I didn't play, and this other game which I totally hadn't heard about called RuneQuest. At the time my limited gaming funds all went to Chivalry & Sorcery or Traveler so I never got to even read the books, much less play. But it all sounded pretty cool and I was particularly intrigued by the non-medieval setting. Nowadays the rules mechanics and the world setting "intellectual properties" are apparently owned by separate entities. But I'd love to see reprints of the original.