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Rick thought you might like to see the RuneQuest Classic titles that will be back in print, very, very soon... All will be available, print-on-demand, at Chaosium.com, very soon...

I see you have some spare copies of RuneQuest... when I built up my RQ2 collection a couple years ago, I came across some damaged spare copies of boxes (some of which a seller just sent me as free ext

We don't need a license to do the Avalon Hill era RQ3 supplements. Chaosium retained the copyright, especially on all the Gloranthan supplements. Greg got all that as his part of the split of Chaosium

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3 hours ago, Falconer said:

I would echo this. Saddle stitch would be preferable for most of these, esp. Snakepipe and Plunder. But totally not complaining, I assume it’s a POD limitation and it is what it is. Super grateful to have these! I never owned 80% of these and could never afford them, so super stoked!

Lulu restricts to 48 pages or less for saddle-stitched.

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14 hours ago, Falconer said:

I would echo this. Saddle stitch would be preferable for most of these, esp. Snakepipe and Plunder. But totally not complaining, I assume it’s a POD limitation and it is what it is. Super grateful to have these! I never owned 80% of these and could never afford them, so super stoked!

Also, thanks for Gateway Bestiary and RQ1, which were not promised by the Kickstarter, IIRC. Bonus!

I would spring for these if you do them, Rick. Also, Dragon Pass. 😇

I was fortunate to score an affordable copy of the Chaosium Dragon Pass in good condition earlier this year. We're setting up to play it soon. Fascinating to see how much of the Hero Wars material was already fully realised at that early stage.

Top of my totally unrealistic fantasy wish list is Nomad Gods, or even better, an English issue of Les Dieux Nomades. It's been fantastic to have the pdf of the rulebook available but it would be great to have it in playable format (although it technically would be possible on Vassal).

 

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16 hours ago, ffilz said:

I wish FOES was available also, actually what I REALLY wish was available was the program used to generate the stats for FOES...

I have spoken with David Forthoffer about the program and he is seeing if he still has it, or at least the code for it. Reprinting Foes is way down on our priority list. 

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16 hours ago, Falconer said:

Also, thanks for Gateway Bestiary and RQ1, which were not promised by the Kickstarter, IIRC. Bonus!

I would spring for these if you do them, Rick. Also, Dragon Pass.

Setting up POD is being done for a number of reasons, not just for the RQ Classic Kickstarter. A number of older Chaosium titles are going to be available via POD. The Gateway Bestiary came out because a super-generous fan and friend recreated it for us. Yes, he scanned in, OCR'd, cleaned up and re-laid it out and then surprised us with it.

I've spoken about Dragon Pass, the war-game before, but will say it again. Reprinting it would take a lot of effort, and cost a lot to actually print, especially if it was boxed. I will restate the maxim Chaosium used when they discontinued doing wargames: They take twice the effort and sell half as well". I will add to that the additional maxim of "If you want the game you can buy it on eBay".

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1 hour ago, Rick Meints said:

I've spoken about Dragon Pass, the war-game before, but will say it again. Reprinting it would take a lot of effort, and cost a lot to actually print, especially if it was boxed. I will restate the maxim Chaosium used when they discontinued doing wargames: They take twice the effort and sell half as well". I will add to that the additional maxim of "If you want the game you can buy it on eBay".

I love having the Nomad Gods rulebook in your clean, searchable PDF edition. Have you considered reproducing the WB&RM rulebook in that format? Not the whole game (counters, board and all), just the rulebook?

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4 minutes ago, Nick Brooke said:

I love having the Nomad Gods rulebook in your clean, searchable PDF edition. Have you considered reproducing the WB&RM rulebook in that format? Not the whole game (counters, board and all), just the rulebook?

Which WB&RM edition would you like, Nick?

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Just now, Rick Meints said:

Which WB&RM edition would you like, Nick?

Whichever would look best. I'm not intimately familiar with different editions: TBH, I only own the Avalon Hill version of Dragon Pass. But Chaosium's Nomad Gods rulebook is so lovely and quirky (with the page colours varying for different kinds of spirits, and the way the typed text meanders between mythology and rules), I kinda hoped WB&RM would look similar. Maybe I'm mistaken.

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1 hour ago, Nick Brooke said:

Whichever would look best. I'm not intimately familiar with different editions: TBH, I only own the Avalon Hill version of Dragon Pass. But Chaosium's Nomad Gods rulebook is so lovely and quirky (with the page colours varying for different kinds of spirits, and the way the typed text meanders between mythology and rules), I kinda hoped WB&RM would look similar. Maybe I'm mistaken.

Any ONE of these of interest? 

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Looking forward to these a lot. Thanks again, Rick, for making it happen. I've been wanting a physical copy of the GC Pavis & Big Rubble for a while, and it looks like these RQ2 reprints will be perfect for armchair reading. I hope the POD process proves to be financially satisfying, as well as making some fans happy. :)

I've been wondering, as you share pictures of your collection - do you have a favorite item? Is it even possible for you to name just one? :D I imagine it's a little like asking a bibliophile what their favorite book is...

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3 hours ago, Rick Meints said:

The Gateway Bestiary came out because a super-generous fan and friend recreated it for us. Yes, he scanned in, OCR'd, cleaned up and re-laid it out and then surprised us with it.

Thank you very much, whoever did that!

1 hour ago, Rick Meints said:

Any ONE of these of interest?

 

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Rick, a PDF of the first edition rulebook would be super-rad! I’ve always felt like I was missing some Glorantha basics which are taken for granted in RQ. And maybe the Church hex map on RedBubble?

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2 hours ago, Rick Meints said:

Any ONE of these of interest? 

In "the other place," @scott-martin tells me that for Lore purposes the small white WB&RM booklet would be the one to go for. And as that's the edition that's closest to the Nomad Gods rulebook (which is already available), that's the one I'd most like to see.

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1 hour ago, Crel said:

Looking forward to these a lot. Thanks again, Rick, for making it happen. I've been wanting a physical copy of the GC Pavis & Big Rubble for a while, and it looks like these RQ2 reprints will be perfect for armchair reading. I hope the POD process proves to be financially satisfying, as well as making some fans happy. :)

I've been wondering, as you share pictures of your collection - do you have a favorite item? Is it even possible for you to name just one? :D I imagine it's a little like asking a bibliophile what their favorite book is...

If you mean any one ITEM (sorry for the reflection on the glass) it's probably the original Jaquays painting used for the Griffin Mountain cover. It's labelled as "Harmony at Twilight" and it hangs on my office wall:

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5 hours ago, Rick Meints said:

I have spoken with David Forthoffer about the program and he is seeing if he still has it, or at least the code for it. Reprinting Foes is way down on our priority list. 

Oh, that would be cool. Understandable that reprinting Foes would not be a priority. A scan WOULD be cool since it would allow printing out a single page to be used at the table and marked up as critters take damage.

Frank

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3 hours ago, Rick Meints said:

Any ONE of these of interest?

Now you're just showing off :D      (but keep doing it! it's awesome!)

1 hour ago, Rick Meints said:

the original Jaquays painting used for the Griffin Mountain cover

Nice! Now my framed box covers look lame! (although I do have a spare WB&RM map that I will frame next, once I find a wall to put it on).

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2 hours ago, Rick Meints said:

If you mean any one ITEM (sorry for the reflection on the glass) it's probably the original Jaquays painting used for the Griffin Mountain cover. It's labelled as "Harmony at Twilight" and it hangs on my office wall:

Harmony at Twilight?  What's the sequel called? "Adventurer's feast by Moonlight"?

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On 9/23/2020 at 2:14 PM, lordabdul said:

Nice! Now my framed box covers look lame! (although I do have a spare WB&RM map that I will frame next, once I find a wall to put it on).

The WB&RM map looks cool when hanging on the wall. This is hanging immediately to the right of the Griffin Mountain painting in my office. It's three hole punched because Greg used to carry it around in a binder with his campaign notes.

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42 minutes ago, Rick Meints said:

The WB&RM map looks cool when hanging on the wall. This is hanging immediately to the right of the Griffin Mountain painting in my office. It's three hole punched because Greg used to carry it around in a binder with his campaign notes.

Awesome! What about those corflu'ed areas and added names like Wolf Hills or Donalf Flat?

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2 hours ago, Rick Meints said:

The WB&RM map looks cool when hanging on the wall. This is hanging immediately to the right of the Griffin Mountain painting in my office. It's three hole punched because Greg used to carry it around in a binder with his campaign notes.

Cool! And thanks for posting a high enough resolution picture that I can add this to my "maps" folder.

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On 9/23/2020 at 2:23 PM, Rick Meints said:

Setting up POD is being done for a number of reasons, not just for the RQ Classic Kickstarter. A number of older Chaosium titles are going to be available via POD. The Gateway Bestiary came out because a super-generous fan and friend recreated it for us. Yes, he scanned in, OCR'd, cleaned up and re-laid it out and then surprised us with it.

It's great to have the Gateway Bestiary available via POD. It's among those I'm surely getting (Trollpak, however, is top of the list!) 

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7 hours ago, lordabdul said:

Awesome! What about those corflu'ed areas and added names like Wolf Hills or Donalf Flat?

This is Greg's personal RuneQuest campaign map. There are lots of things he added over time, some of which he later removed. There are dozens of these notes, changes, and additions on the map. It was given to me already framed, and I have never taken it out of it to look closer.

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