Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Another RPG bundle offer - Openquest

This is one I don't know much about - material for a Runequest clone called Openquest. There are a range of settings, including fantasy, modern day and SF settings, some of which look quite interesting:

"This collection features the comprehensive OpenQuest OGL-licensed tabletop roleplaying rules system from D101 Games inspired by RuneQuest. OpenQuest's heritage actually traces back through Mongoose Publishing's version of RuneQuest, published under the Open Gaming License.

Easy to learn and fast-playing, OpenQuest extends the original percentile-based fantasy system (made popular in Call of Cthulhu and many other RPGs) to support modern-day and science fiction settings. This wide-ranging offer opens new frontiers in Old School fantasy, global paramilitary security, and transhumanist space opera, all using the same popular system.

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management) or watermarks, and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$89. Customers who pay just $8.95 get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $34) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
  • OpenQuest 2 Deluxe (retail price $15): The complete 262-page Second Edition rulebook with fast-playing, easy-to-learn systems based on RuneQuest. As a convenience to our customers, we also include the free 170-page OpenQuest Basic rules in a newly updated color version that debuts in this offer.
  • OpenQuest Adventures (retail $7): Four complete scenarios that adapt the OQ system to other genres and settings -- including the original D110 world, Glorantha!
  • The Savage North (retail $12): Sword-and-sorcery adventures in the frozen waste. A complete self-contained setting, including four adventures.
Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $18.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with six more titles (retail value $57) that expand the OpenQuest system from fantasy to the modern day and beyond the Solar System:
  • Crucible of the Dragons (retail $12): Explorations of the Isle of Pharae, a 144-page Old School fantasy sandbox setting in the tradition of Clark Ashton Smith and Ray Harryhausen.
  • The Company (retail $15): Modern warfare and paramilitary security operations in hotspots across the globe.
  • River of Heaven (retail $15): Transhumanist hard-sf space opera in the 28th Century. We also include the River of Heaven adventures The Last Witness (retail $5), Reunion (retail $5), and the new A Message From Furthermost (retail $5), a search-and-rescue mission that debuts in this offer.
At least one additional title will be added to the starter collection after the offer launches; as usual, everyone who buys in will get the additional material, but the earlier you buy the bonus collection the cheaper it is.

I think this is a pretty good deal, especially since there is a huge amount of material available for Runequest etc. that can be run using these rules, and the SF setting interests me. Having said that, if you already own Runequest and other compatible systems you may not want to buy yet another. As usual I have to point out that I get this stuff free if I want it, if I had to pay for it I might not be so interested.
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