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Book of Quests Now Available for Pre-Order

posted Mar 20, 2013 17:51:35 by lawrence.whitaker
Book of Quests - the first Design Mechanism supplement for RuneQuest 6th Edition - is now available for pre-order: click on the Products link above to be taken to our online store. We estimate that print copies will be shipped from our warehouse at the end of March, although the PDF version of the book is available for immediate download. If you buy Book of Quests directly from us, you will be offered the PDF free of charge.

Book of Quests Print (+ free PDF) = $19.00 (+$9 shipping): 224 pages
Book of Quests PDF only = $8.00 (immediate download): 224 page (fully indexed and bookmarked)

This adventure supplement contains seven very different scenarios that can be played as a complete campaign, or as one-off adventures that should fit with most fantasy settings. Each scenario is complete with maps, diagrams, handouts and full RQ6 statistics for all the NPCs and creatures encountered.

Book of Quests offers months of play. Can the characters thwart Jedakiah's schemes? Can King Myur be saved from himself? What evil lurks in the heart of Aylesford? What secret does the mournful Contessa keep?

Find all these answers - and more, in the pages of Book of Quests.
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Afon y Bydysawd said Mar 21, 2013 19:12:15
Great! I look forward to getting my copy in the mail.
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Thalaba said Mar 21, 2013 20:48:14
I did get one player insist on playing a primitive shaman - glad to see now we can easily make him a Sorrowing Forest Folk role. I understand these aren't promoted as a primary role for players, but I was a little unsure of how to restrict Folk Magic to him (if at all) ? RQ6 suggests Shaman's have access to all Folk Magic - was worried this might be a bit more magic than the Realm was designed for though ?


I played a Shaman from the forest myself during the playtest. I didn't have a name since that had been stolen from me by the spirit that killed my father. My tribe called me Sunwalker, however, since I walked west when I left to find my name. I did have 3 or so folk magic spells but the only one I remember using was 'Voice' which worked to great effect in conjunction with my 'Intimidating Scream' combat style trait. Good enough to end a bar brawl with the pig herders, anyway - somewhat less effective against the barbarians. I used Shamanism to commune with nature and get some boulders moved. I used straight up combat skill (and a lucky die roll) so send the chaos beast down the town well. The rest of the time, though, I mostly just looked weird and tried to trade my dung-beetle musk for useful trinkets.
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lawrence.whitaker said Mar 21, 2013 21:27:53
Towards the end of the campaign, there's an opportunity for a shaman to commune with a seriously kick-arse spirit. So animists have a definite role to play in these scenarios - and there are spirits a-plenty to deal with.
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Chris said Mar 21, 2013 23:47:22
Well I'm firmly back on track with RQ6 now that I more or less know animism (told you I'd get there!).

I'll be looking to buy BoQ soon enough
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RangerDan said Mar 22, 2013 01:31:03
Ordered and downloaded! :D

I did a quick skim, looks great at first glance! As I was vaguely involved in the circus surrounding a certain product featuring a certain bride of an arachnid deity, I can definitely appreciate when a product looks well-proofed before release. So thank you Loz & Pete for your work ethic, which should really be the norm in our hobby but sadly is not always so...

On more practical matters, I will second that the some of the maps seem a little blurry. This is especially visible in Caravan because on the preview file those maps were good. It looks like they might have been resized for layout and suffered for it. Hopefully it can be fixed prior to printing!

Also, random typo: p.62 in the text-box, I reckon it should say "throw him off..." not "through him off..."

Thanks again, looks great! :)
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jjwdrake said Mar 22, 2013 08:24:26
It looks great. There's an awful lot of lovely content to get into and I have an aversion to starting at the beginning, so am dipping for now. On a book with this much material I think I'll enjoy the hard copy more as I am old fashioned and find real books more readable than a screen.

Does seem like there's a resolution issue on the scanning and/or file conversion of some hand-produced maps and plans. I don't think there is any problem with the stuff that was digitally produced.

For the errata catchers - page 158, stat block for thugs and sneaks - abdomen hit points (probably not supposed to read 62).
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RangerDan said Mar 22, 2013 09:27:42
For the errata catchers - page 158, stat block for thugs and sneaks - abdomen hit points (probably not supposed to read 62).

That's really a lot of sit-ups and crunches... :o
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Dreameister said Mar 22, 2013 10:07:15
Well, when Jedekiah breathes down your neck, you have to be a minion in tip top shape :)
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lawrence.whitaker said Mar 22, 2013 11:17:48
It looks like they might have been resized for layout and suffered for it. Hopefully it can be fixed prior to printing!

Interestingly, the maps weren't touched at all between the preview and the final product. However, I've adjusted the resolution (with some success, I hope), for the print version. I may well release all the maps together in one free downloadable pack, so people will be able to get higher-res versions all in one place.

Thanks for the typos - that thug is definitely meant to have 62 Hit Points in the abdomen...
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Antalon said Mar 23, 2013 14:12:28
Thanks for the typos - that thug is definitely meant to have 62 Hit Points in the abdomen...


Lucky we've got the Bleed special effect then!
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Atlatl_Jones said Mar 25, 2013 19:30:00
I just tried to buy the pdf, but the store insisted on including a shipping charge. It had that bug in both Safari and Chrome.
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Alfonso_García said Mar 25, 2013 19:41:21
Thanks for the typos - that thug is definitely meant to have 62 Hit Points in the abdomen...


Too bad. It's an outstanding example of when to use Choose Location to not hitting in the abdomen.
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lawrence.whitaker said Mar 25, 2013 22:54:39
I just tried to buy the pdf, but the store insisted on including a shipping charge. It had that bug in both Safari and Chrome.


It shouldn't... let me check the settings.
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lawrence.whitaker said Mar 25, 2013 22:56:17
I just tried to buy the pdf, but the store insisted on including a shipping charge. It had that bug in both Safari and Chrome.


Please try it again - it should be fine now.
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Atlatl_Jones said Mar 26, 2013 02:50:03
Thanks, it's working right now. <goes off to read his shiny new book of quests>
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