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Chaosium to reprint RQ2!

Postby Hastati » Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:52 pm

Chaosium is going to reprint RQ2 and incorporate all known errata. Well, they can pretty much take my money right now. I still think it is the best version of the game.

http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?770 ... eprint-RQ2
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Re: Chaosium to reprint RQ2!

Postby Duff » Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:45 pm

We've been trying out Heroquest for the last couple of Glorantha weekends, but I'm not sure my players are very convinced by the rules, so I might well just say fuck all the newer versions and just go back to 2nd edition.
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Re: Chaosium to reprint RQ2!

Postby geronimo » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:24 pm

Nice one, my copies are read to tatters.
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Re: Chaosium to reprint RQ2!

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:59 pm

Fuck yeah!
That was the first ever role-playing game I bought. I went into the local shop to buy D&D (because that was the only RPG I'd heard of). But they were out of D&D. I had so psyched myself up to buy a RPG that I looked along the shelves for an alternative. I saw that cover with the woman fighting the lizard thingy, flicked through the book and saw everyone was in Greek style armour and...I bought it!
Bloody fantastic memories of our long-running RQ campaign at school.
I still have my knackered copy of RQ2, complete (or not, as the case may be) with mouse bitten holes. And just about all the original RQ2 supplements...

Duff wrote:We've been trying out Heroquest for the last couple of Glorantha weekends, but I'm not sure my players are very convinced by the rules, so I might well just say fuck all the newer versions and just go back to 2nd edition.


Problem with Heroquest is that it's too worthy. It misses the point of why people want to play role-laying games and tries too hard.
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Re: Chaosium to reprint RQ2!

Postby Levied Troop » Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:13 pm

That is good news, sold my copy as I thought I'd never play it again after decades in the wilderness and then get invited to Duff's weekenders (insert your own sexual innuendo here). RQ always gave the feeling of an immense world that you'd never fully understand or know and that no matter how great your own adventure felt, it was a small cog in a bigger machine. I quite like that.

Heroquest was ok but there were a few of the combat rules I never got my head around.

Think I'd want the PDF this time around. Also, I might actually paint a figure or two.
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Re: Chaosium to reprint RQ2!

Postby Skipp » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:43 am

I think the nostalgia thing is a powerful marketing tool.... What better way of parting middle aged care men from their cash, than tapping into our lost youth...

Duff wrote:We've been trying out Heroquest for the last couple of Glorantha weekends, but I'm not sure my players are very convinced by the rules, so I might well just say fuck all the newer versions and just go back to 2nd edition.


Fuck yeah! Bring it :D (though MRQ 2 skills groups, the way it manages experience and combat manoeuvres are all pretty sweet...)
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Re: Chaosium to reprint RQ2!

Postby Skipp » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:44 am

@ Humph - you should cosy up to Roy and join us for a RQ weekend sometime...
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Re: Chaosium to reprint RQ2!

Postby Duff » Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:37 pm

He has been invited in the past.
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Re: Chaosium to reprint RQ2!

Postby Skipp » Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:22 pm

Duff wrote:He has been invited in the past.


I know, remember you saying, but he does seem a fan (who amongst us has a RQ ruler?)
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Re: Chaosium to reprint RQ2!

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:07 pm

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