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New: 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 is a free download, but if you would like to show your appreciation, please donate whatever amount you feel appropriate by clicking on the Donate button directly below the RuneQuest Essentials image.

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New In - Ships & Shield Walls

Ships and Shield Walls offers additional rules for Games Masters and players, taking RuneQuest characters onto the oceans and seas, and into pitched conflict.

Ships & Seafaring gives you the tools for defining and managing ships of all kinds, including encounter tables, sample vessels and two new sea creatures from myth and legend.

Shield Walls & Battles provides semi-abstract rules for handling large-scale clashes of warriors and weapons - from shield walls and phalanxes, up to entire regiments. The rules include handling character actions during the battle, and the rewards one can expect from glory!

At 32 pages, Ships and Shield Walls is concise and focused, but detailed and guaranteed to offer an extra dimension to any RuneQuest or d100 campaign.

Print & PDF, $7.95
PDF only, $3.95

Click on the RuneQuest Supplements section for more details and to order your copy.

New In - Shores of Korantia!

The latest supplement for RuneQuest 6, Shores of Korantia, is available to buy. 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 and cults, ships and sea combat, encounters for both land and ocean, and three scenarios that form a linked campaign.

Shores of Korantia is a must-have addition to the growing RuneQuest catalogue. 240 pages, fully bookmarked and indexed, and only $30 for the hardcover+PDF, or $15 for the PDF on its own

Click on the RuneQuest Supplements section for more details and to order your copy.

 RuneQuest 6 Back in Stock

The core rules are now back in stock in a standard Hardcover Edition!

Priced at $60.00, this printing is fully updated with the errata and includes the same artwork from the Special Collector's Edition (see below). It is a handsome, durable copy that will look great at the gaming table and on your bookshelf. As with all our books, the PDF version is free of charge when you buy your copy direct from us.

Shipping is important. If in North America (USA and Canada) then choose RuneQuest Hardback North America, at $15.

Rest of the World, choose RuneQuest Hardback International at $25.

Click on the RuneQuest section below to place your order!

RuneQuest 6 Special Collector's Edition

The Collector's Edition is now Out of Print.

We have several shipping rates, depending on whether or not you are in North America.

Please make sure you apply to correct shipping rate to your order. 

If you order the RuneQuest 6 core rules, apply either RuneQuest North America or RuneQuest International (if outside North America).

If ordering a supplement, please apply either the Supplement North America or Supplement International Rate.

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If a book you buy from us direct reaches you in a damaged or otherwise unusable state, as a result of a printing or manufacturing error, we will gladly replace it free of charge. Contact us at specifying what the problem is, and we will discuss replacement options.

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We're delighted to announce that Design Mechanism, Issaries and Mongoose Publishing have reached an agreement that allows us to continue making available RuneQuest and Glorantha titles (originally published by Mongoose) through DrivethruRPG and its affiliated sites.

Under the RuneQuest Archives you'll be able to buy a special selection of the very best of the old Mongoose RQ and Glorantha titles at only $1.00 per book.

This means that certain titles that would have disappeared are now available at a really great price. The titles available through RuneQuest Archives are:

RuneQuest Empires (MRQ2)
Monster Coliseum (MRQ2)
Vikings (MRQ2)
Land of the Samurai (MRQ1)
The Price of Honour (MRQ1)

Pavis Rises (MRQ2)
Dwarfs (MRQ1)
Dragonewts (MRQ1)
Dara Happa Stirs (MRQ1)

Both MRQ1 and MRQ2 books are highly compatible with RuneQuest 6th edition and, of course, MRQ2 books are fully compatible with Mongoose's Legend system.

RuneQuest Combat Effects App for Android

This app, for Android smart phones and tablets, assists GMs and Players with working out Special Effects options based on success level, weapon type and do forth. The details of each effect are discretely listed along with all relevant rolls and modifiers. The app does away with the need for reference sheets or rulebook flipping.

It costs just $0.99 from the Google Play app store.