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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Runequest II (Chaosium) - Plunder (RQ Book of Treasure)

There is So Much Wrong / Right With This Cover - I Love It!

Of all of the RuneQuest editions out there, RQ II - The Chaosium Edition, is by far my favorite. I found it after discover RQ III, the Avalon Hill edition of the game. I've always felt that the second edition had more "soul" than it's later sibling.

Occasionally I go on Ebay hunting sprees, and during my latest I stumbled across Plunder, subtitled RuneQuest Book of Treasure. I'd never run across it before, so i snagged it.

The first 25 pages are a series of very forgetful charts and random tables, but the last half of the book has new magic items for RQ II. The great thing is, most of these will convert to OSR play will little work on my side. It's a nice little resource for some unique and new magic items to slowly to my new campaign.

If nothing else, it will be a nice source for inspiration.

It does remind me of how much fun I used to have running RQ II using Pavis and Big Rubble. Is was the first true sandbox I had ever run, even if I didn't know that's what it was called at the time.

I'm sure I was fairly clueless about running the system back in the day, but as I was the only one with the rules my group probably never knew ;)

2 comments:

  1. I'm still playing RQ2 with my GM. He's moved to Germany so we're playing by blog, but we're still having fun.
    RQ2 is the ultimate Old School game in my opinion; The Chaosium introduced the concept of the sandbox with the immense Griffin Mountain, Pavis & Big Rubble, and Borderlands campaign settings. I can't understand why people are so obsessed with D&D-ish games, when RQ2 is so superior.

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  2. Hmmmm rhino fat - I used RQ III cos it let me use my own settings and i l liked dark age europe - i was given a mountain of RQ II gear and took longer to love glorantha - im glad i have some of these gems like plunder - i have games workshop griffin mountain - designed to fit in glorantha with stuff lefty out of later editions - while i like griffon island the mountain version had so much cool stuff -Jaquay did Forgotten realm book to one of the best and good for any barbarian game - he was one of the greats

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