[From the back of the book]
Now in softback format, RuneQuest Fantasy Roleplaying Adventure - one of the world's most acclaimed roleplaying games. Based on Chaosium's Basic Roleplaying system, Games Workshop presents an up-to-date version of this realistic-detailed and sophisticated game.
This is the game which brought percentage-based skills systems to the forefront, allowing characters to develop unique patterns of skills and expertise. Each RuneQuest adventurer brings along a definite culture, and learns the crafts, trades and skills of his forefathers. Each goes on to develop greater talents - including the riches of magic - as they explore an ancient world full of dark adventure.
This book contains eight main sections:
Introduction - in which the basic rules of roleplaying are explained.
Creating An Adventurer - in which the system for creating the heroes you will play is detailed.
Game System - a guide to the rules for playing the game, which provide its sophisticated pattern of play.
Combat - rules for handling combat man-to-man - or man-to-beast!
Skills - details of the varying skills and abilities each unique character may learn.
The World - rules for developing the realism of the world around you.
Creatures - varied and exciting creatures, with detailed descriptions and complete stats.
Magic - the three forms of magic that bring the fanstastic into reality.