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August 2, 2015 at 3:22 pm #16853
I’m not that happy about AiG being pulled for a year or so, but its the complete replacement of RQ6 that worries me. I get that it will be the same system, and we won’t be obliged to buy the new version. I just wonder what it will do the momentum the system seems to be enjoying. Nothing is more likely to kill my interest in picking up a game than hearing a new version of the game is coming. To me, it feels like interest in RQ6 is still rising, and this will be dropping a brick on its momentum.
I’ll admit, I could be misreading things. I don’t know TDMs sale figure. Maybe they can see that RQ6 has already peaked, and the increasing attention on forums that I see isn’t affecting sales.
Still, I feel that a lot of the what has been winning people over with RQ6 is its flexibility. It’s a brilliantly written book that inspires setting creation. While I have no doubts that the the new Glorantha Runequest book will be excellent, I will be buying it, I can’t imagine it will have the toolkit nature of RQ6 that drew me to the game in the first place.
Anyway, I don’t want you guys at Moon Design to think I am furious at you. I think you are great. I own the Guide, the Gloranthan Classic Books, and everything for HQ from 2nd edition on. I’m just getting my concerns off my chest.
With that out of the way, let me say that it is great that you are stepping into help Chaosium. While I wasn’t personally a backer on CoC 7, it would have been a huge black mark for one the greatest games and companies in gaming history. I have confidence you will make things right, and I am more optimistic about Chaosium’s future than I have been since the early 90s. I’m expecting that great things are ahead. Whether I get the exact things I want or not, I am sure that what is coming will be impressive.
I hope you had a great GenCon.