Sunday, October 25, 2009

Rune RPG: Video Game and RPG

I was digging through a box of old PC games that I had saved, all of which were among my favorites, and two of which were Rune and Rune: Halls of Valhalla. For those not in the know, Rune was a FPHnS (first person hack-n-slash) based on Norse mythology, and a gruesome one at that. Halls of Valhalla was an expansion strictly for arena play.

While installing the game, I visited the old Human Head Studios Rune web site, and I discovered a forgotten tidbit. Atlas Games had produced an RPG based on Rune. I immediately cursed myself. Why did I not buy this RPG when it was available? Oh, that's right. I was stuck in D20 land. *sigh*

Now I kick myself for this RPG is no longer in print. I did find copies on Amazon for $20 from third-party sellers, but I haven't investigated it much further. My hope was that it was available somewhere in PDF format so that others could purchase and play this RPG as well. So far, I've had no luck finding.

Something crossed my mind, however. I have no idea if this RPG is any good. So, I turn to you, RPG community. What do you know about the Rune RPG?