RPG Systems & Versions

Roleplaying games are full of shorthand when referring to versions, and RuneQuest is no different. It’s often abbreviated to just RQ with an edition number. To avoid confusion, this site uses the following abbreviations and descriptions for the various editions:

NamePublishedAKASKUNotes
RuneQuestChaosium 1978RQ1CHA4001
RuneQuestChaosium 1980RQ2CHA4001
RuneQuestAvalon Hill
1984 – 1994
RQ3AH857
RuneQuest:
Adventures
in Glorantha
unpublished
1994
RQ4Unofficial
RuneQuestMongoose
2006 -2010
MRQ1MGP8100
RuneQuest IIMongoose
2010 – 2011
MRQ2MGP8170Became Legend
RuneQuestDesign Mechanism
2012 – 2016
RQ6TDM100Became Mythras
RuneQuest:
Roleplaying
in Glorantha
Chaosium 2018RQGCHA4028
Hero WarsIssaries 2000HWISS1101
HeroQuestIssaries
July 2003
HQ1ISS1001
HeroQuestMoon Design
July 2009
HQ2ISS2001Became QuestWorlds
HeroQuest
Glorantha
Moon Design
Summer 2015
HQGISS2007Became QuestWorlds
Questworlds SRDChaosium May 2020QWSRDSystem Reference Document
QuestworldsQWPlaceholder
13th Age
Glorantha
Chaosium13GCHA4400

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