The quick background to this post is that British heavyweight Mongoose Publishing split with Issaries who own the RuneQuest franchise. Parts of various projects live on under new names but what of RuneQuest itself?
Lawrence Whitaker and Pete Nash; with plenty of Eternal Champion and RuneQuest titles to their name, have created a new company; The Design Mechanism. The Design Mechanism launches with a deal with Issaries and will be home to the 6th edition of RuneQuest.
- The Design Mechanism will be producing the sixth published edition of RQ for an early 2012 release.
- We will be publishing the core rules and all future supplements in partnership with Moon Design. This allows us to call upon their resources for a wide range of things that would be too costly for us to develop singly.
- Working with Moon we also have access to Glorantha, meaning that RuneQuest material for both Second and Third Age Glorantha will be not just possible, but a reality.
Both Nash and Whitaker are heavily involved with Moon Design, each writing a blog for the company who currently produce HeroQuest and Glorantha lines. Moon Design will even run a RuneQuest forum on their site.
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