I'm an RQ fanboy, so take what I say with a grain of salt...Belkregos said:What’s so cool about Rune Quest anyway?
I’m not familiar with the system so if anyone could shed some light on the differences advantages and such would be appreciated
RuneQuest is, IMHO, the best fantasy RPG ever. It's very realistic, but more intuitive than any d20/OGL game. The system is skill-based, so there's no fuss with levels, classes, prestige classes, feats, and all the rules baggage that comes with them. Combat is very deadly, so choose your fights carefully. It is a gritty, "simulationist" game - as opposed to d20/OGL, which encourages over-the-top heroics.
It's been out of print for a very long time, but those who played it love it, and some continue to play it until today, despite its lack of being supported. For some, the best thing about it is the game world of Glorantha - for me, it's the system.