Runequest 2nd Edition Rulebook
Here are scans of the old Runequest 2nd
ed. rulebook. Note that I only scanned the book fairly recently and so time (I bought it in 1981) has taken its toll on the
poor old thing.
There are two versions of the scan, Player and Full. The Player version is different in that it
does not contain the "monsters" section (pp 71-90), thus allowing the Referee to keep the stats of "everybody
else" a mystery. Given that RQ does allow you to play a member of other races, however, some Referees may choose to allow
players to have access to the full version.
The file is in .pdf format for use with Adobe Acrobat. A reader for the
format is available for free (use the "Viewer Downloads" link on the Navigation bar).
RQ rulebook (Player's version) .pdf
RQ rulebook (Full version) .doc
RQ rulebook (Full version) .pdf
Possibly no original design in an RPG gets modified quite as much as the character sheet. Different players
and groups may have a different emphasis to the designer of the original sheet, but whatever the case, there are usually
many different designs to be had. If you have a better (or just different) RQ 2nd ed. character sheet, feel free to contact
me to have it included below.
The first Character Sheet listed below is basically the original, with the addition
of a coloured header to tie it in visually with this site and thus my own Runequest game material.
The second character sheet, the one linked to below, is
my own creation. It is an Excel sheet and strongly based on the old 2nd ed. sheet but "cleaned up" and altered to
suit my houserules.
Mike's RQ character sheet
The original book included a two-page map of the
area of Dragon's Pass, which I have (crudely) cropped and pasted to give the single page map below. Other supplements
have expanded upon this map, and I have drawn my own more detailed maps to accompany scenarios.