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Submitted by WoeRie on Mon, 16/07/2012 – 13:07
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I just read the anouncement for the Glorantha Classics that :”The Gloranthan Classics are compatible with RuneQuest 6rd edition”.Does that mean that the PDF’s are updated and revised to make them compatible with the totally different Cults/Rune Magic/Battle Magic/Skills of RQ6? Or is it simply an advertisement which says, that they are more compatible with RQ6 than with HQ ;)However, if they are revised to the new rules, then I would be VERY VERY interested in having an updated version as I bought them at RPGNow some time ago?
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Submitted by Charles on Tue, 17/07/2012 – 11:58.

Your existing copies should be good. But also consider the newer Glorantha publications, Sartar: Kingdom of Heroes, Sartar Companion and Pavis: Gateway to Adventure.
Why?
The books are pure setting with no “stat blocks”. The reference to the HeroQuest rules is limited to “Easy”, “Medium”, “Hard”, “Very Hard” and “Nearly Impossible” as guidance to the difficulty of a contest.
Of course, this means that the RuneQuest GM/Narrator has some work to to to develop stats for contests.

I already own Pavis: Gateway

Submitted by WoeRie on Tue, 17/07/2012 – 16:19.

I already own Pavis: Gateway to Adventure. And I really LOVE it, though I already knew a lot of the texts from my old RQ3 books!As my players still investigate the Rubble, I doubt that I would require the Sartar books soon… but maybe after I finished reading the Pavis book.However, at the moment TIME is my biggest issue, so having 100% compatible campaigns and cult writeups would have been far better than rewriting everything. As I could think of modifying small encounters on the fly, but the changes for the cults and large groups of different enemies would be quite complicated.I would really love to have some PDFs, containing RQ6 stats for already existing HQ books.

what might happen

Submitted by Charles on Wed, 18/07/2012 – 19:01.

I recall that Loz suggested that he might1 create some conversion notes2 for the Moon Design HeroQuest books. While Moon Design and The Design Mechanism work very closely together, The Design Mechanism are the license holder for RuneQuest, so you are likely to get far better information by going to the source.
Moon Design’s game system is HeroQuest and writing HeroQuest settings/campaigns does allow a far higher prose content vs. game stat blocks ratio – which means far more Gloranthan Goodness!
1: note my lack of a definitive statement here – I am not really sure!
2: “notes” seems to imply that it will be guidelines rather than a comprehensive conversion

Yes, other people already

Submitted by WoeRie on Thu, 19/07/2012 – 00:32.

Yes, other people already asked Loz and he said something about “later” (and I read something like “not before 2014″…)So, I just tried it the other way, as it seems that Loz has no time to do it and it would be a win-win situation for both of you (or better all, including myself and others).

but who?

Submitted by Charles on Thu, 19/07/2012 – 02:52.

See the various blog entries on this site for the pipelines of people producing for Moon Design, which includes both Loz and Pete.
Who else? And if there is someone, what might be their incentive?
My opinion3 is that an interested GM could run one or more scenarios, write up some notes and then share with other GMs that could run further scenarios and/or polish up the notes. With appropriate attribution and ensuring that there is no leakage of copyright material4, either Moon Design or The Design Mechanism (or both) might be interested in publishing the notes.
And if there is no such interested GM to kick it off then it is unlikely to get done anytime soon. If you are thinking of doing this then please make sure that you contact both and get their permission before you put any effort into this.
3: I am not speaking on behalf of Moon Design here – I am only their volunteer webmaster!
4: i.e. the notes do not give enough away that a GM could consider not buying the original copyright material and just go ahead and use the notes to run scenarios.

Very good answer!

Submitted by WoeRie on Thu, 19/07/2012 – 15:27.

I’m working in a totally different business, so I have no clue about the dollars such a product (or set of products) could bring you, compared to the products on the queue of the current authors. I also have no clue how much it would increase your sellings for both RQ6 & Glorantha books, that’s something the people in charge have to decide. I can only tell you what I would be willing to buy ;)Maybe there are GMs outside, who could to do this as a volunteer or semi professional product, I really can’t do this as I:1) Have a full time job2) Have a restrictive contract that I’m not allowed to do other comercial work3) Have a family4) I’m no native english speaker

Yes, me too!

Submitted by Rungard on Wed, 18/07/2012 – 13:13.

I’d love that too!  And not only NPC, but also the skill rolls needed at every point of the scenarios.

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