A great news Spanish runequesters ...! But maybe not good at all. Edge Entertainment has published an amazing edition of CoC, one of the best in the world in the visual aspect probably. But the problem is that they have concentrated on taking only these luxury editions, and in the 8 years that we have been since the manual appeared (from the 6th edition, the 2004 edition of Chaosium) they have only released this one and four books more (1920s Investigator's Companion, Masions of Madness, Masks of Nyarlathotep, and a few months ago Tatters of the King). All in the same line of quality, which is the cause of these years (years, I reiterate!) Since they announce and the time goes by very slowly... In Spain any new book of the english language world can take six months (or less), a year, two years is already excessive ... But not five years. Ok, as I say, these editions are wonderful, but they are a collection edition rather than playing games, and it seems that the publisher is the only thing that does, promote "beautiful books" before "books to play". And there aren't alternatives. Edge E. has also announced (for years, two or three at least), that he will release the 7th of CoC, perhaps this year, but Chaosium published it a lot of years ago. Spanish fans do not understand much. You might think they do not sell enough, but the reality is the opposite: all the issues they take out are sold out. The books are resold in the internet for two, three or times their value (which is already expensive, although understandable they are). But then do not make more runs. Last year just the only one they have done, from the rulebook, and again sold out in weeks. Now you can't find a new one anymore, another time! Right now it is easier to find old copies of the 5th edition (by La factoría de las ideas), an edition not so good, not far, but still circulating.
Edge E. has also published D&D 5th, and these books have been published more or less quickly, but it is that much of the issue of layout and translation was already made (imposed) by Gale Force Nine.
Will they do with Runequest with the same as with Call of Cthulhu? Will they take out a RiG collector's edition ... when Chaosium is preparing a revision or a new one, half a decade later? Will we have to wait even longer to see the other books? As I say, in principle it sounds very good ... but I think that the hopes in the game of the Spanish players are going to need willpower and many points of sanity because of this unexplained editorial policy...
I hope I'm wrong, and for once keep in mind that players want these books for their gaming tables, not to worship them on the shelves when we are already very old people!