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    D100 fan, adventure writer, GM, Techie, Father
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    OpenQuest, RuneQuest, Call of Cthulhu, River of Heaven, The Company, Mythras, HeroQuest, Fate + 101 other things :)
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    Benevolent Dictator of D101 Games

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  1. Newt

    Where I'm up to with OpenQuest

    I explored some of the avenues The Company could take in this Making off.. post I did in support of the OpenQuest Bundle of Holding The Making of the Company My current goal is to do a small amount of revision to the current set of rules to bring it in line with the small changes I made in OQ Revised, and then get it in print at DriveThruRpg.com. The pdf if not the printed version as well, will also be updated to use the colour photos. Where I go after that? Depends on how big a makeover OQ gets. Could be looking at a new edition, but I'm certainly looking at doing a scenario or two to support it
  2. Newt

    Where I'm up to with OpenQuest

    OK brief update: After a quick chat with OQ collaborator Paul Mitchener yesterday, I've decided to spend more time on it and I won't be pushing for its release as quickly as I previously stated. Looking more at Quarter 1 2019 than Quarter 4 2018. If like @Jakob you are interested in Beyond Dread Portals, that's going to be our next Kickstarter in Sept/October (once a few bits and pieces are out of the way).
  3. Newt

    Where I'm up to with OpenQuest

    I've got Jon Hodgson on cover duties for the new edition, so that might influence your decision Beyond Dread Portals will kickstart in January of next year. later this year (hopefully end of September).
  4. Newt

    Where I'm up to with OpenQuest

    Just to be clear the whole "OGL situation" did not almost kill OQ. OQ's legal situation was never in doubt in my mind, in fact the whole discussion about the MRQ SRD gave me a kick up the arse to stop leaving the game fallow
  5. Over at my Sorcerer Under Mountain blog I navel gaze about what the heck is going on with OpenQuest. Where I'm up to with OpenQuest Short of it, I'm producing a slightly cleaned up version of the rules, putting back in the Empire of Gatan setting chapter and the Road Less Travelled adventure, with plans to add some more monsters (about 20 or so at the moment). Oh and the wrap round dragon cover is coming back. But mainly I'm going to be working on getting out the 3 or so adventures I've got written up before the end of the year (and this is not including Green Hell) . There's also going to be news on the River of Heaven and Company front
  6. Newt

    Legend, its engine, and Open Content.

    OpenQuest is completely OGL, you don't need to contact me for a sub-license or any sort of approval. Here's the link to the developers kit/srd https://d101games.com/openquest/openquest-developers-kit/ As well as a download for the text of the game, there's an explanation of how to use it to comply with the Open Gaming License that underpins it. If you want an idea of the type of games/supplements that have used OQ as their base scroll down to the bottom of this page, to the section Powered by OpenQuest. https://d101games.com/openquest/
  7. Newt

    Original BRP

    Could you give specific examples, otherwise you seem to be collectively accusing anyone who uses the OGL of breaking it?
  8. *PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PREORDER. You will receive the pdf immediately upon completion of the sale, but the physical magazine will be sent out within 2-3 weeks when it comes back from the printers.* I’m hoping to have it available in time for Continuum. If you want to pick your copy up at Continuum please put “Continuum pickup” it in the “Order notes” when making your order. If it’s not available by the convention I’ll send it on when it arrives, postage is free for UK addresses. Our 10th Anniversary Issue, featuring 48 pages of Myths, Articles, and Scenarios (13th Age Glorantha and for RuneQuest 2) in softcover A4 format, is now available to pre-order. Hearts in Glorantha issue 7 at D101 Games web store. This issue: Pavis Boxing Association A RQ3 Hero Cult by Leon Kirshtein. How A Rubble Runner Destroyed the Crimson Bat at The Battle of Iceland. A short tale by Lev Lafayette and Erica Hoehn. Strange Broos. A very strange RuneQuest Classic encounter with scenario seeds by Scott Crowder. Boatduck’s Lunch. Stewart Stansfield details what’s on the Duck menu. Snipbeak. A Duck with Lunar sympathies for RuneQuest Glorantha by Stewart Stansfield. Who Gets to Speak. Ian Cooper, Line Editor for HeroQuest, talks about what makes HeroQuest so unique among role-playing games. Orlanth, Heler and the Dragon. An Orlanthi Myth told by Stuart Mousir-Harrison. The Beard of Lhankor Mhy. An adventure for 13th Age Glorantha by Guy Milner. Heroic Tales. Two scenario seeds, each with three possibilities, by Newt Newport. The Temple of the Golden Gorp. A Short Adventure for RuneQuest Classic by Newt Newport.
  9. Newt

    RQG Fanzine When?

    Just to be clear for folk who just want to write/draw stuff, Hearts in Glorantha going forward will be publishing material to support RQ:G. I'm currently accepting submissions for all the Gloranthan games currently in print, and that includes RQ: G now that its out. Next issue already has adventures for RQ Classic, 13th Age Glorantha and HeroQuest. I'm hoping to get some RQ:G material in before I publish in July, in time for our 10th Birthday!!! If you are interested in contributing to Hearts in Glorantha here are the submission guidelines: Hearts in Glorantha Submission Guidelines.
  10. Newt

    RQG Fanzine When?

    Opps sorry I hadn't twigged it was you
  11. Newt

    RQG Fanzine When?

    Me too, I've been happily working within it and putting out publications (7 issues of HiG , 2 Gloranthan Adventures, and one 'special' The Book of Glorious Joy) for the last ten years
  12. Newt

    RQG Fanzine When?

    Actually, it was RuneQuest Classic (or 2 for us Grognards), but the difference is minimal I wanted to do something for that version of the rules to celebrate it being available again, do something in the spirit of the original presentation of Glorantha (which frankly was a lot more gonzo than it is today) before we all get obsessed by RuneQuest Glorantha. I've got another RO Classic adventure lined up for HiG #7 and possibly HiG#8 before I ride off into the sunset on this one Hearts in Glorantha has always had a smidgen of RuneQuest material. In the initial five issues (2008-2012) which was during Mongoose's iteration of RQ it was all sort of RQ3ish (I wasn't stringent in getting out my rulebooks and checking stuff), because initially Mongoose wasn't supportive of us using their Second Age setting (the response I got when I politely enquired was "you can use the rules, but we want to keep Glorantha to ourselves") . Then later when Jeff Richard pointed out that we could because their license didn't allow them to say that fan publishers couldn't publish Second Age material, there was zero desire from either myself or the group of regular contributors. John Ossoway (of Cthulhu Rising and Savage North fame) did the scenario Happiness is Dragonewt Shaped that you can find in Hearts in Glorantha issues 1-5 Volume 1 Collected. John always had plans for a sequel so maybe if I can persuade him we could revisit this scenario for RQ:G as well as any new material he produces.
  13. Newt

    RQG Fanzine When?

    That would be awesome, the more the merrier I say! (there now begins a general exhalation to anyone considering it) When I started Hearts in Glorantha ten years ago*, we had Zin Letters ( as small but excellently produced fanzine by the Finish Kalikos Society) and the online One Rule (which was a lot more fanish and had more rapid production values). Gradually over the years, they both dropped away and now ten years on* HiG is all on its ownsome, which isn't half as much fun Read the Fan Licensing section on the Chaosium website. Work out what works for you in both a time and money sense. It doesn't have to be a printed magazine, with even semipro layout standards. You can start by doing a website with pdfs. Which is what I effectively did, the pdf downloads of my scenarios I ran at conventions, plus the articles I published on the old Ring of HeroQuest Narrators/MoLaD website were the predecessors of HiG and Gloranthan Adventures. If you want to go down the printed route check out the tutorials and help at both Lulu.com and Drivethrurpg.com. Have a chat with MOB (mob@chaosium.com) who is in charge of licensing and was highly supportive of me when I restarted HiG after its five-year hiatus as was Jeff Richard during the early years (before he just became so gawdarn busy). Just DO IT!!! *HiG is ten this July! Come say happy birthday at Continuum if you are there!
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