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The RQ Classic Kickstarter is over and we thank the 2176 backers for joining us on an epic journey! We have achieved so much these last 24 days. We hoped for 1000 backers, were amazed when we passed 1500, and stunned to have over 2000. That's almost one backer for every page of Classic RuneQuest we will be reprinting. Yep, over 2000 pages back into print, and even some things that have never been in print. The flurry of pledges at the end got us all the way to TrollPak. There was definitely a community Heroquest performed to break a bit of the troll curse that banished the boxed set decades ago. It was a pleasure to watch its return. Well done, indeed!

Having 2176 backers believing in this project proves that there is a lot of magic left in RuneQuest. We have added another dimension to the Old School Renaissance via Old School RuneQuest. With $206,819 pledged, the backers have done their part, and now it is up to us to do the rest. The RQ Classic edition PDF, GM screen PDF, Handouts PDF and the Fangs PDF will all be made available for download shortly, once payments have been processed. The RQ Classic rulebook files have already been sent to the printers. 

Happy Holidays!

Rick, Jeff, Neil, MOB and the Chaosium team



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We're using Backerkit to help get out the rewards, and it's just gone live!

Open the email from Rick, click on the link, choose your rewards, confirm your details, and you're done - you'll get the RQ Classic Rulebook, GM Screen and Handouts PDFs instantly. Fangs and Old School RQ bundle to follow soon...

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On 12/22/2015 at 7:24 AM, Steve said:

Gods of Glorantha Kickstarter!

I so want this to happen as a twin companion volume to the G2G...

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" Sure it's fun, but it is also well known that a D20 roll and an AC is no match against a hefty swing of a D100% and a D20 Hit Location Table!"

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On 4/28/2016 at 10:55 AM, styopa said:

Were we supposed to have received our classic source books yet?  I'm pretty sure I bought the actual books, not pdfs, but haven't seen anything...?

Backerkit (the logistics folks doing fulfillment) have just sent out the notice to check your physical address in their records, because they're about to lock that down so they can ship.  The e-mail arrived (in my e-mail box, and others) yesterday, with subject-line "Last call to update your shipping address for RuneQuest: Classic Edition!"

If you didn't see it, check your spam folder; if you still don't have it, contact Rick directly via Backerkit, Kickstarter, or what-have-you.


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On 12/22/2015 at 1:39 AM, MOB said:

As we're drawing close to the BORDERLANDS stretch goal we'll share a little-known Chaosium fact... one of the authors receiving equal billing on the Borderlands box (alongside such luminous names as Greg Stafford, Steve Perrin, Sandy Petersen et al) was a 12 year old kid.

One Friday back in 1979, unannounced, this kid knocked on Chaosium's door and showed some improvements he'd made for the RuneQuest rules. Steve Perrin liked what he saw and asked the boy to come back on Monday. This was his first paid gig. And that kid, Reid Hoffman, grew up to become a self-made tech billionaire...


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Geekandsundry.com now take up the story... http://geekandsundry.com/can-playing-rpgs-make-you-a-billionaire/

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