This is a site for discussing roleplaying games. Have fun doing so, but there is one major rule: do not discuss political issues that aren't directly and uniquely related to the subject of the thread and about gaming. While this site is dedicated to free speech, the following will not be tolerated: devolving a thread into unrelated political discussion, sockpuppeting (using multiple and/or bogus accounts), disrupting topics without contributing to them, and posting images that could get someone fired in the workplace (an external link is OK, but clearly mark it as Not Safe For Work, or NSFW). If you receive a warning, please take it seriously and either move on to another topic or steer the discussion back to its original RPG-related theme.
The message boards have been upgraded. Please log in to your existing account by clicking here. It will ask twice, so that it can properly update your password and login information. If it has trouble recognizing your password, click the 'Forgot your password?' link to reset it with a new password sent to your email address on file.

Author Topic: Chaosium to reprint RQ2  (Read 3590 times)

RunningLaser

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1240
    • View Profile
Chaosium to reprint RQ2
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2015, 01:59:07 pm »
Quote from: Warthur;864082
Rick said there will be.


That's very cool.  It's nice they are reprinting it, but I'm sure the deluxe version will be $50 at least.  Good to have a less expensive option.

Just Another Snake Cult

  • White Trash Archmage
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 921
    • View Profile
Chaosium to reprint RQ2
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2015, 02:12:43 pm »
Sweeeeeeeeeeeet.

Make nice with Michael Moorcock next, please. Then do the same with 1st Ed STORMBRINGER.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Simlasa

  • Lemon Tart
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5832
    • View Profile
Chaosium to reprint RQ2
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2015, 02:43:32 pm »
Quote from: Warthur;864082
Rick said there will be.
Oh yeah... I missed that bit.
I definitely want hardcopy, and I do expect to pay a bit of a premium for it... but a PDF will come in handy whan actually running it.

Doughdee222

  • Realist
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 531
    • View Profile
Chaosium to reprint RQ2
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2015, 05:32:15 pm »
Is it really needed though? This past summer I bought Runequest 6 for almost $90 and it's a pretty darn good set of rules. I'll be happy to play that someday if I can convince my friends.

P&P

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • P
  • Posts: 326
    • View Profile
Chaosium to reprint RQ2
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2015, 05:44:30 pm »
Thank goodness, my old softcover copy is physically disintegrating.
OSRIC--Ten years old, and still no kickstarter!
Monsters of Myth

kosmos1214

  • geekus maximus
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1077
    • View Profile
Chaosium to reprint RQ2
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2015, 08:31:23 pm »
for thoughs of us who arnt familiar with RQ 2e (or RQ at all in my case) what changed in later eds in short ?
sjw social just-us warriors

now for a few quotes from my fathers generation
"kill a commie for mommy"

"hey thee i walk through the valley of the shadow of death but i fear no evil because im the meanest son of a bitch in the valley"

Simlasa

  • Lemon Tart
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5832
    • View Profile
Chaosium to reprint RQ2
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2015, 10:29:36 pm »
Quote from: Doughdee222;864116
This past summer I bought Runequest 6 for almost $90 and it's a pretty darn good set of rules.
Why did it cost you so much?

Quote
Is it really needed though?
Is any hobby item ever 'needed'?
Desired is more like.
RQ6 is very nice but it does change a number of things... XP works differently, the Resistance Formula/Table is gone... various shifts of things toward being slightly heavier rules-wise. I remain quite fond of the way RQ2/BRP/CoC did XP and the Resistance Formula never bugged me... so it's that much closer to the way I play BRP-derived games... AND I'd really like a new copy so I can retire my old one.

Christopher Brady

  • The Voice of Raisin
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • C
  • Posts: 4733
    • View Profile
Chaosium to reprint RQ2
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2015, 11:28:14 pm »
I think I'm the only one saddened by this.  Instead of making a new car, with better features and maybe better gas mileage, this hobby has got to be the only one in which trotting out the old Model T is praised.

Gamers hate change.  This is what threads like this tells me.

If it's not how was back in the day, it's crap.
"And now, my friends, a Dragon's toast!  To life's little blessings:  wars, plagues and all forms of evil.  Their presence keeps us alert --- and their absence makes us grateful." -T.A. Barron[/SIZE]

Doughdee222

  • Realist
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 531
    • View Profile
Chaosium to reprint RQ2
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2015, 11:38:16 pm »
Quote from: Simlasa;864134
Why did it cost you so much?

Is any hobby item ever 'needed'?
Desired is more like.
RQ6 is very nice but it does change a number of things... XP works differently, the Resistance Formula/Table is gone... various shifts of things toward being slightly heavier rules-wise. I remain quite fond of the way RQ2/BRP/CoC did XP and the Resistance Formula never bugged me... so it's that much closer to the way I play BRP-derived games... AND I'd really like a new copy so I can retire my old one.



It was the cheapest Amazon had. I went to several stores and no one else had it.

Simlasa

  • Lemon Tart
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5832
    • View Profile
Chaosium to reprint RQ2
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2015, 01:17:06 am »
Quote from: Christopher Brady;864138
I think I'm the only one saddened by this.  Instead of making a new car, with better features and maybe better gas mileage, this hobby has got to be the only one in which trotting out the old Model T is praised.

Gamers hate change.  This is what threads like this tells me.

If it's not how was back in the day, it's crap.
And see, I totally disagree with what seem to be your assumptions that new is automatically better.
Games are NOT technology... they change to suit fads and tastes and the company need to create cash flow/new product... but there's absolutely no reason to assume that I'm going to like a game created today better than one created in the 70s... or visa versa.
Old games still work just the same as they always did, don't require special fuels or antiquated replacement parts. You might change, your tastes may shift... but the game doesn't.
I've played LOTS of different systems. Some I like, some I don't. But if I find one I like I'm not going to feel guilty about returning to it. It's not 'nostalgia'... it's not like some guy who won't listen to any music that came out after he left High School.
It's more like food... if you try eating steak and like it, why stop eating steak? Not that you have to have steak at every meal, but why write it off just because you were eating steak as a kid?
And if you don't like steak why force yourself to eat it in the name of some ersatz 'progress'?
« Last Edit: November 13, 2015, 01:22:58 am by Simlasa »

Simlasa

  • Lemon Tart
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5832
    • View Profile
Chaosium to reprint RQ2
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2015, 01:20:07 am »
Quote from: Doughdee222;864139
It was the cheapest Amazon had. I went to several stores and no one else had it.
Oh, was it after it went out of print because of the Chaosium shakeup?
I had to do a bit of a search to find a BRP hardcover... the 'entrepreneurs' on Amazon and Ebay were pricing them in the hundreds and even thousands. In the end I managed to track down a copy on the shelves at Games of Berkely and had a friend up there grab it for me... at regular retail price.
I'm still on the hunt for a second copy of the Rome book (at a reasonable price).
« Last Edit: November 13, 2015, 01:23:58 am by Simlasa »

Baulderstone

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1187
    • View Profile
Chaosium to reprint RQ2
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2015, 02:04:30 am »
RQ 6 is still available for sale at $60 on The Design Mechanism's website.

Half the RPG books on Amazon are great deals, and the other half are unjustified price qouging.

On the positive end, I got a hardcover of RQ 2 with dustjacket for $40 through Amazon. The actual seller was an office supply company, so I expect they had no idea what they were selling.

Dirk Remmecke

  • DrachenMeister
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1885
    • View Profile
    • https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/58354395/record-of-dragon-war-ein-manga-fantasy-rpg
Chaosium to reprint RQ2
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2015, 02:20:15 am »
Quote from: Warthur;864050
and RQ2 only being available in a shaky softcover format means that there must be hosts of people who'd snap this up simply to have a sturdier copy of the rules at their table.

I could swear that a friend of mine had a hardcover of RQ2. I remember that because I wondered that it even had a dustjacket, something I had never seen on an RPG book before.


Edit: Good to see that Baulderstone knows that edition as well. I was not dreaming.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2015, 02:23:06 am by Dirk Remmecke »
Swords & Wizardry & Manga ... oh my.
(Beware. This is a Kickstarter link.)

Warthur

  • No longer here.
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • W
  • Posts: 4572
    • View Profile
Chaosium to reprint RQ2
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2015, 02:31:30 am »
Huh, wasn't aware of that. Even so, the vast majority of copies I've seen out there have been softcover so I reckon the point still stands.
I am no longer posting here or reading this forum because Pundit has regularly claimed credit for keeping this community active. I am sick of his bullshit for reasons I explain here and I don't want to contribute to anything he considers to be a personal success on his part.

I recommend The RPG Pub as a friendly place where RPGs can be discussed and where the guiding principles of moderation are "be kind to each other" and "no politics". It's pretty chill so far.

Simlasa

  • Lemon Tart
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5832
    • View Profile
Chaosium to reprint RQ2
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2015, 02:40:31 am »
Quote from: Baulderstone;864145
RQ 6 is still available for sale at $60 on The Design Mechanism's website.
Oh! Good! For some reason I was under the impression they'd pulled it in anticipation of the new Glorantha-added version... which, now that I think about it, makes no sense.
So many other things... Chaosium monographs, BRP stuff... all the BRP stuff Alephtar did... have been yanked, sold-out, nullified.