Please note OpenQuest 2nd Edition is currently been worked upon.
For more details on OQ2 and the progress of its development, please visit OpenQuestRpg.com
This page refers to the first edition, which is no longer sold by us.
A complete and easy to play Fantasy Roleplaying game, with monsters, magic and exotic locales. OpenQuest uses the classic D100 rules mechanic, which uses percentages to express the chance of success or failure.
Open Quest is based on the Mongoose RuneQuest SRD (MRQ SRD), with ideas from previous editions of Chaosium’s RuneQuest and Stormbringer 5th, mixed in with some common sense house rulings from the author’s twenty years of experience with the D100 system.
OpenQuest is OPEN!
Everything in the core OpenQuest rule book, except the illustrations by Simon Bray, is open gaming content under the Open Gaming Licence.
This means that you can use all or part of the book to produce your own games, rules, adventures even for commercial release as long as you include the Open Gaming Licence included in the back of the book.
OpenQuest is available in the following formats
- A low cost illustrated and laid out
- A soft cover book, with colour covers £15 + P&P
- A text only version that developers can use to base their own content on – Visit our OpenQuest Developers page.
OpenQuest Final Edition (Corrected)- Sept 2010 - Slightly reorganised updated Core book with about 10 additional pages. Corrected edition sees minor grammatical errors fixed and some very small rules tweaks.
The Savage North – The first 120 page Adventure/Setting book released March 2010.
Life and Death – The second 100 page Adventure/Setting book released November 2010.
OpenQuest Companion – November 2009, a companion website with additional rules, monsters, adventures etc all released under the OGL.
OpenQuest Deluxe/2 – a formatting of the current rules, with new art by Simon Bray, so they can be made available in hardcover OR a new expanded edition of the game with rules, guidance, creatures, spells and magic items. You decide!
Here be Dragons – An Adventure/Setting book by Simon Bray/Paul Mitchener. Hoplites battle Dragonmen, in setting combining the best of heroic and horror traditions. eta end of 2012.
Powered by OpenQuest
These are games that are based off the OQ system, but in different genres to OQ’s fantasy.
The Company - D101′s Modern Warfare game (April 2012)
River of Heaven – D101′s upcoming Hard-sci fi game.(eta first quarter 2012)
OpenQuest and its derived games has a forum dedicated to it over at Basic Roleplaying central.
Games/Books powered by OpenQuest by other publishers
Age of Shadow by Crooked Staff productions. A fantasy game set in a world where Elves, Dwarves, and Men fight against a Enemy of Darkness.
Alamander – a self-contained fantasy game in French based off OpenQuest.
Clockwork & Chivalry 2nd Edition (Cakebread & Walton) – A fantastical version of the English Civil War, where Alchemical Cavaliers fight Clockwork Roundheads.
OpenQuest in French - Translated by a team over at Le Scriptorium.
Renaissance (Cakebread & Walton) – the underlying system of Clockwork & Chivalry released under the OGL.