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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Free RPG - OpenQuest 2 Basic Edition

Back in my early days of gaming, aside from AD&D, I had three basic "go to" RPG systems:


Warhammer Fantasy


All had their own things going for them. What I liked about RuneQuest, besides the awesome setting and supplements, was the comforting familiarity it had in many ways to D&D - and then ran off in a totally different direction.

OpenQuest is, in my eyes, a direct descendent of that old Chaosium edition of RuneQuest. Even better, OpenQuest Basic is free. It's derived from the Mongoose RQ OGL.

And yes, Legend (the latest version of the Mongoose RQ OGL) and RuneQuest 6 Essentials are also available, at a buck and PWYW respectively.)


  1. There's also the OpenQuest derivative 'The Age of Shadow' by Crooked Staff. The base game is free (and might be seen as a 'rules lite' version of Open Quest), with various purchasable supplements.

  2. Really like that OpenQuest cover.

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    1. The duck is the only thing that makes it interesting.

    2. It's not just that he's a duck... He's a duck *smoking a pipe*. Now that's a win.