I've been exercising an uncharacteristic amount of self-discipline for the past few weeks, somehow managing to keep my lips sealed about this exciting development, but now, finally, Loz (a.k.a. Lawrence Whitaker, the co-author of MRQII) has made it public:
RuneQuest VI is on its way!
The official announcement:
Its with great pleasure and excitement that I'm able to announce that The Design Mechanism, the new company formed by myself and Pete Nash, has successfully reached an agreement with Issaries Inc to become the new licensee for RuneQuest. The full Press Release can be found on the RuneQuest page at www.thedesignmechanism.com along with a detailed Q&A sheet for those who want to know more about what we have in store for RQ.
Greg Stafford, Issaries President, had this to say on the agreement: "RuneQuest is an old, highly respected brand that requires creativity, dedication and knowledge of the product. I know that Loz and Pete have that, plus enthusiasm and professionalism that will keep up the reputation and good name. I am pleased."
Clearly its early days for both Design Mechanism and RuneQuest's 6th edition but we have exciting plans for the game building on the work Pete and I have already done with Mongoose's RuneQuest II and we look forward to sharing them with the roleplaying community as we develop the new rules.
This is very exciting news! I look forward to learning more about RuneQuest 6th edition from Lawrence in future weeks, and will be posting more about it here.