Steve Perrin, the game designer behind RuneQuest, has returned to Chaosium to work as a creative consultant.
RuneQuest was a revolutionary fantasy RPG when it came out in 1978 and then again in 1979/80. The system made heavy use of percentile dice and Greg Stafford’s Glorantha’s setting.
In fact, many people will credit RuneQuest as the founding father of all d100 systems. Imagine how many RPGs that means Steve Perrin has influenced.
If you’ve followed the RuneQuest journey over the years, you will have seen it, in part, go to Avalon Hill. Then RuneQuest went to Issaries, then Mongoose Publishing got involved, and by 2013 it was owned by Moon Design Studios.
Moon Design and Chaosium merged, and a Kickstarter brought RuneQuest back in 2017 in time for Free RPG Day. Full rules came out again only last year.
Steve Perrin was involved in that Kickstarter process, his name is on the latest cover, and this year, he was at Gen Con where he ran RuneQuest adventures.
Chaosium’s VP Michael O’Brien told press;
Chaosium is where Steve started his career in game design, taking an instrumental role in setting a whole new paradigm for RPGs. As one of the most influential game designers of all time, we are delighted to be able to call on Steve’s wisdom, imagination, and creativity.”
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