The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Hyperborean Mice
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Wraeththu: from enchantment to fulfilment
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box
Dungeons
Maze of the Blue Medusa
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook
Baker Street: Roleplaying in the World of Sherlock Holmes
Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Boxed Set (Second Edition)
Play Unsafe
SenZar
Woodland Warriors
In The Company of Monsters
Dead Light
Pathfinder Society Scenario 6-01: Trial by Machine
7th Sea Core Rulebook
Attack the Darkness
Beyond the Mountains of Madness
Midnight (First Edition)
Master of the Fallen Fortress
Microscope
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game
Horror on the Orient Express (2nd Edition)
Pulp Fantastic
Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D 5e)
Curse of Strahd
Demons & Derringers
Terra Cthulhiana - Alte und Neue Welt
HackMaster Basic Plus
Call of Cthulhu (5th Edition)
Sorcerer & Sword
Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (Second Edition)
Dark Sun Boxed Set
The Great Pendragon Campaign
Lady Blackbird
N1: Against the Cult of the Reptile God
Calimport
Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Box Set
Pathfinder Society Scenario 1-52: The Twofold Demise
One Night Stands 2: Death in the Painted Canyons (Pathfinder)
Shadowbrook Manor
The Enemy Within
Dungeon World Roleplaying Game
Durance
Weird Adventures
Hillfolk
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-Start Rules
Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle

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: 1424
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.