This page contains a variety of supporting resources for RuneQuest that are free for download.

RuneQuest Essentials

This special version of RuneQuest 6th Edition is designed to introduce players and Games Masters to the essentials of the game. In this book you will find the core of the RuneQuest engine, in a stripped-down format, but still complete enough to create characters and begin adventuring with one of roleplaying’s most enduring and respected systems.

The intention is that this book will give you a taste of the mechanics and encourage you to move onto the full edition of the rules. The full rulebook contains much, much more: more game options, more magic, more monsters more cults.

RuneQuest Essentials in PDFis free, but you can always make a donation of whatever you feel appropriate by clicking on the Donate button below the cover image.

You can also buy a print copy from Lulu at just $19.99.

Best of Fenix Competition

The winner of our 'Best of Fenix' competition is Darvin Martin. The brief was simple: create the statistics and write-up for a phoenix, making best use of the RQ rules. Darvin's entry did just that and we're proud to present it here.

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Sariniya's Curse

Iaxos, south of Meeros,  is a mysterious island with a terrible reputation. When Trimostones the Gold needs to go there for reasons unknown, it's the characters he turns to for help. What challenges lie ahead? What dangers and what ancient secrets?

Sariniya's Curse is an introductory adventure for RuneQuest 6. All you need is either the core or Essentials rules. The scenario comes complete with four pre-generated characters - or you can create your own.

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The Fenix Articles

'Fenix', a Swedish roleplaying magazine, features a regular column by Pete Nash covering a diverse range of RuneQuest topics. The good people at Fenix has given us kind permission to reproduce these articles here, and Design Mechanism expresses its thanks to the Fenix crew.

We will continue to post the RuneQuest articles as Fenix allows them to be reproduced, so do check back from time to time for new additions.


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General Downloads 

Mythic Britain Character Sheet.pdf Mythic Britain Character Sheet.pdf
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RQ6 Errata.pdf RQ6 Errata.pdf
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GM's pack Espanol.pdf GM's pack Espanol.pdf
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The Errata provides corrections and clarifications for the RQ6 core rules. 

This is the complete RuneQuest 6 Games Master's Pack translated into Spanish by M. Alfonso Garcia (and with our permission). We're delighted to be able to offer the pack in a language other than English and would like to thank Alfonso for his kind efforts.

Caravan is a preview and teaser for the forthcoming Book of Quests. This complete scenario, by Keane Peterson, sees the characters joining Jhonen's caravan as guards, and travelling through the northern reaches of The Realm. In the town of Aylesford, evil awaits - but who is behind it?

A RuneQuest supplement covering firearms - from black powder weapons through to Science Fiction energy weapons. New Special Effects, sample weapons, and how to handle advanced firepower in your RQ campaigns.

The Games Master's Pack contains two scenarios and numerous playaids for RQ GMs. 

A fully updated and corrected character sheet (also included in the GM's Pack). 

A form-fillable version of the character sheet, prepared by Jason Morris.