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Crikey, couple of days has become a couple of weeks! How time flies.

Ok short version:

OpenQuest 3 after a pause is being worked on. I was hoping to have it done by now but I got engrossed in updating the Organisations chapter - which is all the rules/info for what other games call Cults or Factions. There's the unified magic list needs trawling through as does the monster chapter, which may ore may not get a radical overhaul. Then I'll have a playtest version which I push out and we will have an open playtest, which will probably last until the summer when I take the game to Kickstarter. 

OQ will still be Legend OGL based. I briefly flirted with the idea of it going BRP-OGL, but decided against throwing 2 years worth of work under the bus. Also OQ3 has diverged quite significantly from BRP that it wasn't a straightforward "engine" switch, of taking out the core mechanics of OQ and switching in the equivalent BRP-OGL. 

As well as OQ continuing to be Open Gaming Content, I've looked at how I support 3rd Party publishers. Since OQ2 Refreshed came out in 2016 I've been swamped with other work and life stuff, and haven't really been as supportive as I feel I should have been. So when OQ3 comes out there will be a freely available SRD and a website to support it (check out openquestrpg.com if you want a sneak peak :). 

As well as OQ3, I'll be publishing stuff like Skyraiders of the Floating Realms using an even more striped down D100 system, that I'm causally calling the D101-System. This won't be OGL, I wrote it from scratch - and while it has ideas from OQ its its own system. D101-system releases will be even more experimental than OQ, which is partially why I'm making its own thing.  Also since after 10 years of publishing my goals as a publisher have changed. 

I've also got a Mythras Gateway license which I'm going to be putting out an adventure/setting book called the Isle of the Dead later this year. I'm also looking and doing other bits and bobs for it.

This means the OpenQuest RPG Adventures Patrenon has got a name change to D100 RPG Adventures , since I'll be using it to support not only OQ, but also Skyraiders and Mythras adventures. if you are a Patron I'll be doing a furher update about how this changes what I'll doing for it. Which is big news in itself :)

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23 minutes ago, Newt said:

I've also got a Mythras Gateway license which I'm going to be putting out an adventure/setting book called the Isle of the Dead later this year. I'm also looking and doing other bits and bobs for it.

For me, this is the most interesting part. I hope we'll see a couple of Mythras supplements from you and other writers via the Gateway License.
The Isle of the Dead is an instant buy for me and for all the other Mythras fans.

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Looking forward to all of this! To be honest, OQ3 is what I'm most on the fence about; I have the feeling that the Skyraiders will hit my sweet spot for rules lite better, and any version of OQ would probably sit a little uncomfortable between that and Mythras. But I'm not kidding myself - I'll end up buying all of it, anyway ... Anyway, I'm very happy that the Patreon encompasses all three now!

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I've blogged about where I'm up to with OpenQuest 3 over at the new site for the game openquestrpg.com.

Its a somewhat rambling post, but basically I got stuck on the last draft, went back to OQ2, decided to do a tidied up version of that with bits of the last draft incorporated into it.  The post itself also breaks down chapter by chapter what the changes are from OQ2. 

Looking to have it done by end of June, and out to Kickstarter by Aug/Sept to coincide with 1st Anniversary of its release

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I think this makes sense - I must confess, I'm looking forward more to the Sky-Raiders system, but that's quite fine!

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Skyraiders is up first, I'm working on layout of Zero Edition now. And t answer @el_octogono 's early question up thread, it will be available in pdf/print+pre-order when its done :)

I'm very happy that the dichotomy of having a big book/old school d100 OQ and a little book (6x9) new school(ish) D100 system has worked itself out, and I can do both :) 

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OK we now have a cover courtesy of Jon Hodgeson (of Handiwork games fame, previously Cublicle 7 One Ring, Lonewolf etc). 

This is just the front cover, the final book will feature it in its full wrap around glory :) 

oq3-cover-web.png

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That party looks like they had a rather bad argument - that guy with the scrolls looks a little abashed, probably from being berated by the Duck!

Oh, yes, I like it!

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On 6/25/2020 at 2:27 PM, Newt said:

OK we now have a cover courtesy of Jon Hodgeson (of Handiwork games fame, previously Cublicle 7 One Ring, Lonewolf etc). 

This is just the front cover, the final book will feature it in its full wrap around glory :)

 

oq3-cover-web.png

That fourth party member looks a little bit overpowered.

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3 hours ago, Al. said:

That fourth party member looks a little bit overpowered.

Well, d100 games are traditionally not that much about balancing.

EDIT: At least, she's not a Melnibonean.

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