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RuneQuest II News

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 11:55 am
by msprange
Joint press release from Mongoose Publishing and Issaries, Inc.

“Today we have agreed to dissolve the business relationship between our companies. While such partings are regretful, we recognize the need to play to our strengths and specialties in today’s market.”

Says Matthew Sprange, Managing Director of Mongoose:

“RuneQuest has been an adventure in publishing fantasy, but we can only seek so much treasure at once. It is clear to us that Traveller, miniatures and our future board and card games are our strong suits. We’ll now channel more resources in these directions.”

Says Greg Stafford, President of Issaries:

“I’ve enjoyed the creative efforts of Mongoose, and I will miss the entertainment and expansion that it’s given us. Thank you Matt. ”




Now go read our News page...

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:35 pm
by The King
It's a pity but I thank the Mongoose for giving us an excellent insight of 2nd Age Glorantha and some campaigns.

Glorantha is quite hard to comprehend for beginners as it departs from much of what is commonly known in fantasy and demands thus a greater investment. This difficulty to reach new customers was I believe the main reason of this.

Or am I wrong?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:39 pm
by Stainless
Wow, out of the blue! Your French customers will be most peeved I suspect.

So what is this, "Age of Treason" that is mentioned in the News?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:39 pm
by msprange
The King wrote: Glorantha is quite hard to comprehend for beginners as it departs from much of what is commonly known in fantasy and demands thus a greater investment. This difficulty to reach new customers was I believe the main reason of this.

Or am I wrong?
We have spoken with Greg at some length on this issue, and believe it is likely the case.

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:43 pm
by Nez
....gutted.... :cry:

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:47 pm
by msprange
Stainless wrote:So what is this, "Age of Treason" that is mentioned in the News?
http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/home/ ... ?qsID=2065

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:57 pm
by robertsconley
I am glad you are continuing the RQII system under another name. Just so you know there is already a Wayfarer RPG out there.

http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php? ... s_id=59182

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 1:08 pm
by Pendraig
So Matt what is your objective with the MRQII/Wayfarer?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 1:15 pm
by DamonJynx
robertsconley wrote:I am glad you are continuing the RQII system under another name. Just so you know there is already a Wayfarer RPG out there.

http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php? ... s_id=59182
That's fairly interesting. I would have thought the legal guru's at Mongoose would have checked all that.

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 1:21 pm
by PhilHibbs
DamonJynx wrote:
robertsconley wrote:I am glad you are continuing the RQII system under another name. Just so you know there is already a Wayfarer RPG out there.

http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php? ... s_id=59182
That's fairly interesting. I would have thought the legal guru's at Mongoose would have checked all that.
It shouldn't have been hard!
https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=wayfarer+rpg

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 1:52 pm
by Stainless
msprange wrote:
Stainless wrote:So what is this, "Age of Treason" that is mentioned in the News?
http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/home/ ... ?qsID=2065
Thanks Matt, I must have missed it when announced. Looks interesting.

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 2:48 pm
by Harshlax
How long do you still have the license for? Or is this with effect immediately? The reason I ask, is that is there time for you to put out errata for the other Glorantha books, particularly Cults of Glorantha?

Kind of as a parting farewell wave from Mongoose to Glorantha?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 3:52 pm
by msprange
Harshlax wrote:How long do you still have the license for? Or is this with effect immediately? The reason I ask, is that is there time for you to put out errata for the other Glorantha books, particularly Cults of Glorantha?

Kind of as a parting farewell wave from Mongoose to Glorantha?
Time is always the factor, but we will do our level best.

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 4:27 pm
by medievaladventures
Will the renamed system become OGL? I hope so as that was the biggest disappointment with MRQ2.

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 5:01 pm
by Pendraig
medievaladventures wrote:Will the renamed system become OGL? I hope so as that was the biggest disappointment with MRQ2.
I have to 2nd that motion.

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 5:03 pm
by msprange
medievaladventures wrote:Will the renamed system become OGL? I hope so as that was the biggest disappointment with MRQ2.
No promises, but we are certainly considering it.

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 5:24 pm
by Odhanan
msprange wrote:No promises, but we are certainly considering it.
Oh yes! Please make this happen, mate. That would be SO awesome!

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 5:49 pm
by Ultor
msprange wrote:
medievaladventures wrote:Will the renamed system become OGL? I hope so as that was the biggest disappointment with MRQ2.
No promises, but we are certainly considering it.
That would be excellent news if it came to pass. I have a feeling there's a lot of pent-up energy waiting to burst forth on this system (it's one of the reasons I want to start the fanzine) and setting it free like this could result in an explosion of new material.

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 6:27 pm
by medievaladventures
msprange wrote:
medievaladventures wrote:Will the renamed system become OGL? I hope so as that was the biggest disappointment with MRQ2.
No promises, but we are certainly considering it.
Awesome, I hope it happens!

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:55 pm
by mwsasser
I for one am excited about this turn of events. There has been a need for a more traditional fantasy with this system. I know a lot of old RQ feel the love for Glorantha but most of us newbies just don't like it much. Nothing against you guys but it just doesn't float my boat.

Will the new version be leather bound as well? Surely with 1 less license to pay for the leather bound goodness can continue. Hopefully the books will be a tad bit cheaper too. I can afford more of them then!