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OpenQuest is an easy-to-play, straightforward, fantasy roleplaying game that uses the tried and tested D100 dice mechanic.

OpenQuest lets you play fantastic death-defying adventurers in search of fame and fortune.

Every step of the way you’ll be supported by these easy-to-understand rules based upon over forty years of the tried and tested D100 mechanic.

Easy to Learn. The rules have been pared back to the bare minimum and most rules only need a single roll to determine success or failure.

Organised. Fourteen logical easy-to-follow chapters, with advice for both Players and Referees throughout.

Complete. This book contains all you need to play (except dice). Rules, loot, creatures, an example fantasy setting and an adventure, are all provided.

Examples. As well as the adventures of Elthelred the Reckless there are numerous examples of play.

Time-Tested. This version of the rules is based upon the author’s in-game experiences of over thirty years.

Flexible. Easily adaptable to the Fantasy world of your choice.

Open. The rules in this book are available via a Creative Commons license so other publishers can easily use them for their own releases.

Fun. All this builds up to a game that is designed to be entertaining first.

US Letter size (8″ x 11.25″0), 268 pages, black and white art throughout.

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Stephen Y June 05, 2024 2:51 pm UTC
OQ3, P55: under Animals, there is Cart (under Bull).
I'm guessing it's the two-wheeled version that is pulled along by a draft animal or person?
Also, what is the encumbrance capacity of a cart and wagon?
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Aidan O May 03, 2024 4:02 pm UTC
Hello, I was hoping for a rule clarification. On page 32 of the core rulebook it says Growth Costs vary by expertise (0-25, 26-50 etc all have difference growth costs to gain +5% to a Skill). But on page 33 it has a table called "Summary of Growth Costs" under Growing Magic and it says one Growth Point gives +5% to a Skill.

So I'm wondering why does it say 1 Growth Point gives +5% to a Skill when the Growth Cost varies by expertise on page 32?

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Zachary R April 09, 2023 3:01 am UTC
If you want to play Runequest but have an easier time learning it, pick this game up. I actually think it's a perfect game. Props to the devs for creating a great product. I will definitely be using this in conjunction with my Mythras and RQG books. I'm honestly blown away by how awesome this is as it's exactly what I wanted.
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Py R March 11, 2023 7:35 pm UTC
Hello. I had a couple of questions regarding the Sorcery rules.

1) Page 136 mentions "area spells". The context is that a target would have to dive for cover in order to effectively evade them with the Dodge skill. However, I did not see any such spell in this section. Were spells with an Area of Effect an intended feature?

2) I just need a clarification on how resistances work with regards to Sorcery spells. In order to resist a spell, does the target only need to succeed at their roll? Or do they also need to roll higher than the caster's casting roll (as per opposed rolls)?
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Scott N December 12, 2022 6:56 pm UTC
Why can't I find a Chimera writeup anywhere, OQ3e, RQ any edition or Legend?
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Nick J January 24, 2023 2:34 am UTC
Mythras/RuneQuest 6 has a chimera write-up. Google the Mythras Encounter Generator if you are interested in getting a statted-up version randomly generated (I haven't checked if someone has uploaded a template for this, but it's 99% likely)
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Joseph W September 16, 2022 1:35 am UTC
Any chance we can get an OQ 3e softcover option?
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Hans Z May 29, 2022 4:48 am UTC
Any option for softcover in the future? Asking since POD sometimes has issues with hardcover.
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Ben F August 10, 2021 5:28 am UTC
Are the versions on the d101 Games website offset print or POD copies?
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Robert R July 18, 2021 12:42 am UTC
This is a rather nice version of a well known d100 system, and it has several interesting improvements that will likely make life easier for both players and GMs, while still maintaining compatibility. It is worth the money despite others that exist in the d100 field.
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George F July 16, 2021 11:50 am UTC
How much does this differ from the 2nd Edition Deluxe version I have?
It looks like all of the titles I've purchased are no longer available. Will they all get updated?
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Paul N July 16, 2021 1:33 pm UTC
It's largely backwards compatible since I used OQ 2 Deluxe as the base. But it's been polished, updated enough to me to call it a 3rd Edition. The preview gives the first 20 or so pages almost up to the end of character generation so that you can do a side by side comparison.

This rather long blog post goes into it in detail

You can use the old setting/adventure books (Life and Death, The Savage North, Crucible of the Dragons) with it. Only the Savage North is getting an immediate revised version, called The Saga of the Savage North. And that's a new version, so people who bought the 1st/2nd edition Savage North won't be getting an automatic upgrade. No plans to update Crucible of the Dragons, and I really want to go to town on Life and Death, which will be a new version with a new title that is not even on my immediate list for new stuff.

If you are interested in what the OpenQuest 3 Kickstarter funded and what is in the immediate release...See more
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George F July 16, 2021 1:47 pm UTC
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