We are releasing RQ6 in a much-reduced, introductory PDF edition called RuneQuest Essentials. Designed for those who want to try RuneQuest before migrating to the full rules, it offers a great way of getting to know one of the most celebrated roleplaying game systems out there.
What's more, RuneQuest Essentials is free. You can download it from the Downloads page (or via DrivethruRPG and our publisher page there). If you feel we're being overly generous, then there's a Donate button you can use to make a contribution of whatever you feel appropriate - or, at Drivethru, you can Pay What You Want.
What we want is for you to try RuneQuest. We'll be publishing an introductory scenario, Sariniya's Curse, very soon, and there's already a wealth of additional free material available on the Downloads page.
So if you've never tried RuneQuest before, there's no better time, and no better way, than with RuneQuest Essentials.
The latest supplement for RuneQuest 6, Shores of Korantia, is available for download. This setting and campaign book is based in the world of Thennla, first introduced in Age of Treason: the Iron Simulacrum. With completely new content designed specifically for RuneQuest 6th edition, Shores of Korantia focuses on the many city-states of the Korantine Empire and is a comprehensive, yet accessible, introduction to Thennla. It contains rules for character creation, social class, Korantine magic ...
Opposite you will find a 9-page sneak preview of 'Shores of Korantia', the latest RuneQuest release that will be available in early May. Written by Jonathan Drake, 'Shores of Korantia' describes the Korantine city states of Thennla, the world first introduced in 'Age of Treason: The Iron Simulacrum'. The book details Korantine life, the cities, political and religious structures, cults, magic, and much more - including rules for sea-faring and naval combat. The book rounds-out out with three ... Continue reading...
At 2pm EST, February 4th, 2014, we will be launching our RuneQuest Bundle of Holding over at http://bundleofholding.com. This is a great chance for people to buy our PDFs at a remarkable price, for a limited period of time.
10% of all sales go to charity. Design Mechanism is supporting two: Macmillan Cancer Support and Electronic Frontiers.
If you've been thinking about buying RuneQuest 6, this is superb way of buying into the system.
Hessaret's Treasure is a brand new, standalone scenario based in The Realm from 'Book of Quests' but usable in any fantasy setting. Its a PDF-only release at present - watch for details for a Print on Demand option.
A great first adventure for RQ, its suitable for 3-6 characters and mixes city intrigue, double-crosses, wilderness survival and dungeon-delving.
Visit the Products page for details on how to buy the Special Collector's Edition, hardback, slip case, edition of the rules. We have a limited number available for sale and we won't be reprinting the book in this format once stock is exhausted!
You can also only buy RQ6 in this format through the Design Mechanism website - it isn't available anywhere else.
New to the Downloads page is a series of articles published in Fenix magazine and penned by Pete Nash. Its a diverse mix, well worth reading, and our thanks goes to the Fenix crew for their permission to republish these articles here. Continue reading...