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I hadn't noticed the general Kickstarter update email from yesterday. I thought that I had it as an option but I haven't had the BackerKit email (yet).

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4 hours ago, Byll said:

I hadn't noticed the general Kickstarter update email from yesterday. I thought that I had it as an option but I haven't had the BackerKit email (yet).

I received both yesterday.

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1 hour ago, jajagappa said:

I received both yesterday.

Likewise. Have downloaded it and it looks even better than the original. I do like the cover pictures of both Borderlands and RQ Companion.

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2 hours ago, drablak said:

For someone new to the system, isn't it better to buy "Borderlands & Beyond" than this? 

 uuuuh ... 

Maybe ... ?  Yes, B&B does have SOME extra content, and it IS nice to have; but not really central (imho/afaik) to the Borderlands campaign ...

The big gap, IMHO, is the separate maps.  I don't believe the "Gloranthan Classic" B&B volume includes a good map (somebody please correct me if I am mistaken!) .   Of course, now it's available as a separate item from Chaosium's Redbubble store ...

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2 hours ago, drablak said:

For someone new to the system, isn't it better to buy "Borderlands & Beyond" than this? 

I think B&B has no stats, CMIIW.

Edited by PhilHibbs

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5 hours ago, g33k said:

 uuuuh ... 

Maybe ... ?  Yes, B&B does have SOME extra content, and it IS nice to have; but not really central (imho/afaik) to the Borderlands campaign ...

The big gap, IMHO, is the separate maps.  I don't believe the "Gloranthan Classic" B&B volume includes a good map (somebody please correct me if I am mistaken!) .   Of course, now it's available as a separate item from Chaosium's Redbubble store ...

The maps you're talking about are for Griffin Mountain, not for Borderlands ... 😉

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1 hour ago, Oracle said:

The maps you're talking about are for Griffin Mountain, not for Borderlands ... 😉

<blush>

Gaaah.  Sorry all!

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The biggest functional difference between the RQ Classic line of books and the Gloranthan Classic line of books are the stat blocks. For example, if the original book had 8 guards in it with identical stat blocks, the Gloranthan Classic book would have a single stat block labelled "Guards 1-8". The RQ Classic book will have 8 individual identical stat blocks labelled Guard 1, Guard 2, etc. If I wanted to play the scenario, the RQ Classic book would be more useful. If I just want to read the difference wouldn't matter.

A bit of history: When we did the Gloranthan classics we had to be very careful not to use the word "RuneQuest" because the trademark was at first owned by Avalon Hill and then Hasbro. Greg did not own it again until after we were done with all 4 volumes of the Gloranthan Classics. That's all moot now that Moon Design owns the trademark as well as the copyrights on the RuneQuest, HeroQuest, and Gloranthan material produced by Chaosium, Avalon Hill, and Issaries Inc.

Also, when the Gloranthan Classics were produced they were mainly set up to be printed products. Believe it or not, PDFs weren't as big of a deal in 1999 when Pavis & Big Rubble was sold. Unfortunately, printing and including the big printed maps wasn't as easy back then, so we did not include any of the big poster maps electronically or in printed form. Things have changed now so we are including the big maps as PDFs. 

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