With a renewed interest in the D100 system (RuneQuest / Basic Rolepaying / Call of Cthulhu / Stormbringer) I happened upon a new variant on the old equation. It is a game called OpenQuest, and so far I am loving everything I am reading. The game is published by D101 Games, and it blends everything I like from various versions and editions of the D100 system to produce an excellent retro-clone of the RuneQuest / BRP system. I plan to playtest this game very soon.
From the website:
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.