The Design Mechanism are now releasing some RuneQuest 6 titles via Lulu, including RuneQuest Essentials ($19.99), and Hessarat’s Treasure ($11.99). RuneQuest Essentials, available for FREE from the Design Mechanism download page and PWYW from DriveThruRPG [AL] or RPGNow [AL], is 200+ page introduction to the game system that includes a limited version of the rules and:
“… is a heavily edited and pared-down version of the full rulebook. Although the core of the system is intact, this Essentials Edition is intended to be a sampler for the main rules and, hopefully, encour- age players and Games Masters to invest in the full game. For example, we have only included two of the five magic systems; we have also left out the extensive chapter concerning cults and brotherhoods, and have provided only a fraction of the creatures. Nevertheless, there is enough here to get started and, indeed, enjoy many hours of adventure. At some stage though, you will, we hope, want more, and be curious and eager enough to buy the RuneQuest 6th Edition core rules so that you can take advantage of the complete system in all its glory.” – RuneQuest Essentials
Also on the Design Mechanism downloads page is the introductory adventure Sariniya’s Curse, a Games Master Pack including two scenarios and multiple play aids, and fillable and non-fillable character sheets.