Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Download RuneQuest Essentials for Free

The good people at Design Mechanism have created a "basic" version of the 6th edition of RuneQuest titled "RuneQuest Essentials". Luckily, they've decided to release this 203 page PDF as a free download (though donations are appreciated) on their website and DriveThruRPG (under a "Pay What You Want" deal).

Design Mechanism has stated the reason for doing this is to give people who've never played RuneQuest a chance to give it a shot before shelling out the $50 for the full game. I think this was an excellent decision, giving those who'd like to test drive the game a chance to do so without having to resort to piracy. More and more companies seem to be jumping onto this bandwagon and I feel like that's definitely a good thing.

What do you think? Will you be giving RuneQuest a try because of this?