#RPGaDay2017 Which RPG have you owned the longest but not played?

Runequest.

I originally bought the second edition of RQ when it was new, i.e., ’81 or so. I continued to pick up RQ2 boxed sets and supplements, and then the RQ3 boxes. To this day, I’ve only read a fraction of it all.

Other than one abortive attempt at RQ2 when I was 12 or so (which I do not count, as it was a single one-on-one session that lasted maybe an hour and went nowhere), I have never played it. Other than one great session of Heorquest in Glorantha at GenCon a few years ago, I have never gamed in Glorantha at all.

Why?

Partly it’s that it took me decades — seriously, decades — to figure out both how to learn a game well enough to run it and how to present it to other people. Without those skills, it was always easier to just play something everyone already knew — e.g., AD&D.

Other-partly it’s that, the longer I wait, the more Glorantha content that accumulates, and thus the more intimidated I get about digesting all of the material and sorting out what it is I need to get a game going.

Anyway… with the new Chaosium edition coming out soon, I’m hoping to rectify this.

https://www.chaosium.com/runequest-classic/

4 thoughts on “#RPGaDay2017 Which RPG have you owned the longest but not played?

  1. A broad question would be: would you be more likely to game in a new part of Glorantha, one that came with less-accumalated years of material, a fresh start if you like? Would that be less intimidating?

  2. < ![CDATA[A broad question would be: would you be more likely to game in a new part of Glorantha, one that came with less-accumalated years of material, a fresh start if you like? Would that be less intimidating?]]>