The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Legacy of Dragonholt
Random Esoteric Creature Generator (Goodman Games Edition)
Kids & Critters
Dread
Coriolis: The Third Horizon
Genesys Core Rulebook
Rappan Athuk (Pathfinder Version)
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Stone Dragon Mountain
Dark Conspiracy
Horror Hero: Endless Nightmares
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
Random Esoteric Creature Generator (Original Edition)
Star Trek Adventures Core Book
Dynasty - Who Will Rule The Empire
Tales from the Yawning Portal
Wilderland Adventures
Xanathar's Guide to Everything
Mermaid Adventures Revised
Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game
Dark Lands
Vampire: The Requiem Rulebook
Supernatural Role Playing Game
Ars Magica (5th edition)
Book 01: Flight from the Dark
The Savage World of Solomon Kane
The Great Pendragon Campaign
Justifiers (2nd Edition)
Fiasco
Creatures & Treasures III
Kingdom of Nothing
Vornheim: The Complete City Kit
Dungeon World Roleplaying Game
Fate Core System
Thimble
The Darkening of Mirkwood
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
Monster Manual (D&D 5e)
Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D 5e)
The End of the World: Zombie Apocalypse
River of Heaven
Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana
Savage Spirits
Fluxxx: The RPG
Maze of the Blue Medusa
Adventures in Middle-earth Player's Guide
Adventures in Middle-earth Loremaster's Guide
DDAL5-01: Treasure of the Broken Hoard
The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game
Codex: Chrome

Runeslayers (1998)

Average Rating: 7.25/10
RPG Item Rank: N/A
Information
RPG
Genre
Series Code
 
Category
Mechanic Show More »
Designer
Artist
Production Staff
Publisher
Year Published
1998
Primary Name
Runeslayers
Alternate Names
RuneQuest Slayers
 Corrections
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 51124
Versions
Pg. 1
Nick: 
Revised edition
Publisher: 
Year: 2009
Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.)
251 pages
Size: Letter
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
Nick: 
Electronic Version
Publisher: 
Year: 1998
Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.)
230 pages
Size: Letter
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
Description Edit | History

" (corrected)
Well after publishing RuneQuest III, Avalon Hill decided to revive the name RuneQuest. Slated for a 1998 release, RuneQuest: Slayers, did not resemble the original RuneQuest in regards to rules or its original setting of Glorantha.

Avalon Hill hired new designers on the project to start over with a fresh approach. This included shelving the original rules system (which Chaosium co-owned) and focusing on a low-magic setting inspired by pulp, sword and sorcery fiction.

Despite the game being finished and "at the printers", Hasbro, who had recently bought Avalon Hill, decided to shelve the game in mid-1998. RuneQuest: Slayers was destined to never see the light of day.

The rights to RuneQuest: Slayers, however, reverted back to the original creators, J.C. Connors and Christopher Lawrence. It was renamed Runeslayers and put into PDF form on the web for free.

User Contribution:

System is NOT mechanically nor setting related to the classic RuneQuest, though it does share some thematic elements with the newer Mongoose edition of the game, specifically the collection of supernatural runes as part of advancement).

The RPG includes a short solo-module as an introduction, as well as two short adventures, one for each of the game's two settings.

The main "class" players choose from is the WarClan, which decides the character's personality traits and supernatural runic advancement. Players customize their character with a point-based system and can add professions, races, and weapon maneuvers to further differentiate their heroes from each other.

Combat is d6 dice-pool based, non-combat is d10 based, using 2d10 to 4d10 versus attribute or less, with rerolls to represent professional advantages. The group's play style will determine which mechanic (d6 or d10) they use more.

Glyphs are attained by roleplaying according the the WarClan's traditions. Gaining glyphs gives characters access to sets of runes which grants supernatural powers. Other than the runes, Runeslayers is a low-magic setting, with sorcerers and wizards playing the roles of villains rather than heroes.
"

Source: Wikipedia, "RuneQuest: Slayers/," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

More Information Edit | History
This page does not exist. You can edit this page to create it.
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Marketplace
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
{{product.prettycondition}}
{{product.listdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
{{item.currentprice}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Files
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
2 Character Sheet
Official Runeslayers character sheet
English
2009-08-29
3 Cover/Title Page
This is the title page from RuneSlayers as presented at time of release. Uploaded with permission from JC Connors
English
2009-07-26
Linked Items
Sort: Pg
Relationship:
Pg. 1
No Articles Found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Statistics
RPG Item Rank: N/A
Num Ratings: 4
Average Rating: 7.25
Standard Deviation: 1.09
Num Views: 1528
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 2
Users Owning: 12
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Price History: View
Total Plays: 0
Plays This Month: 0
Tags
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.