I’ve been meaning to post about this for some time. Had to get the site back in order to do so. In any event Chaosium is finalizing the 1st Edition of the Basic Roleplaying book. It is a complete rules system integrating 30 years of game play and refinement to allow play in any genre, from fantasy to sci-fi, from modern horror to supers and everything in between. From what Chaosium says the final book will released sometime around June 2008 and run somewhere in the range of 390 pages.
MetaMythos the home of RPG campaign design and world building for RuneQuest, Basic Roleplaying and d20 Dungeons and Dragons as well as a brand new collaborative campaign world, a complex fantasy role playing game setting for games like Basic Roleplaying, RuneQuest, GURPS, FUDGE and d20 Dungeons and Dragons. The new collaborative campaign world includes maps and general descriptions of the world as well as specific easily usable locales. The previous campaign world known as Keshyré is also presented for general use. MetaMythos also hosts resources dedicated to the art of world building and design for fantasy RPGs with such topics as maps and map making, religions in fantasy role playing games, magic in RPGs, and cultural sources. We also provide online editions of free or open source versions of the d20 system reference document, the RuneQuest SRD, and others, such as Basic Role-Playing, will be provided if available.
Previously three separate sites they are being united in the common cause of furthering interest, creativity, flexibility and cross-pollination in role playing games.
The goals of MetaMythos is to create an Open Source RPG system compatible with RuneQuest III and also to create a collaborative fantasy world that is usable among all three systems presented here as well as comprehensive mythological references for creation of intriguing and compelling game world backgrounds and mythologies and to provide methods, techniques, discussions and tools for RPG campaign and world design.