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:

NameYear(s)PublisherAKASKUNotes
RuneQuest1978ChaosiumRQ1CHA4001
RuneQuest1980ChaosiumRQ2CHA4001
RuneQuest1984 – 1994Avalon HillRQ3AH857Written by Chaosium,
published by Avalon Hill
RuneQuest:
Adventures
in Glorantha
1994unpublishedRQ4Unofficial, never published
RuneQuest2006 – 2010MongooseMRQ1MGP8100Licenced by Issaries, rewritten
text as Chaosium held the copyright
RuneQuest II2010 – 2011MongooseMRQ2MGP8170Licenced by Issaries. Became Legend
RuneQuest2012 – 2016Design MechanismRQ6TDM100Licenced by Moon Design. Became Mythras
RuneQuest:
Roleplaying
in Glorantha
2018ChaosiumRQGCHA4028
Hero Wars2000IssariesHWISS1101
HeroQuest
July 2003
IssariesHQ1ISS1001
HeroQuestJuly 2009Moon DesignHQ2ISS2001Became QuestWorlds
HeroQuest
Glorantha
Summer 2015Moon DesignHQGISS2007Became QuestWorlds
Questworlds SRDMay 2020ChaosiumQWSRDSystem Reference Document
QuestworldsChaosiumQWPlaceholder
13th Age
Glorantha
2018Chaosium13GCHA4400

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