Pete's RuneQuest & Roleplaying! Site History


This is an imperfect record of the growth of this site; I didn't track changes much until mid-2000. Now I keep track of everything, of course. Changes are listed from newest (at the top) to oldest.


  • Added 11/18/2013: A new section to The Chaos Project, Advantages and Disadvantages. This is a brand-new list of ways that characters can be unique, so here's your chance to get in on the ground floor and be one of the first people to make an entry!
  • Added 11/18/2013: The Skill Pyramid to the Alternate Rules & Articles section.
  • Updated 11/11/2013: The Chaos Project yet again. Just some tweaks and streamlining. A lot of new entries have been posted to the new live forms, so I'll probably update the individual archives before too much longer.
  • Added 11/02/2013: An Interlude to The Cave of Worlds campaign blog. I also updated the Introduction and Cast of Characters. Plus I also fixed a problem with the new links to my Google Plus account. If you want to keep following the campaign, you should probably do it through my G+.
  • Updated 11/02/2013: The Chaos Project, again. This time I removed all of the main-body tables completely. They're really no longer necessary, the the page may resolve better on mobile devices this way. I've saved a copy of the old file, of course, so if it doesn't work out I can restore it.
  • Updated 11/02/2013: The Chaos Project. I rearranged the main table to stack it vertically rather than horizontally; that makes the forms display better, I hope. Or maybe I should just break each of the entry forms out onto their own pages. What do you think? Does anyone read this?
  • Added 11/01/2013: Used a Google Forms to restore a guestbook to the site.
  • Added 11/01/2013: Took a chance and created forms for all three main sheets of The Chaos Project. Users should be able to add their own ideas for magic items, found items, and chaotic features once again!
  • Added 11/01/2013: A Found Items form that I created with Google Documents. It feeds into a "holding tank" of sorts, and I can transfer entries easily and in bulk. Entries can be viewed after they've been submitted. This is a test, so if you'd like to try it out I'd appreciate it!
  • Updated 10/30/2013: Chaotic Features. It needed some clean-up, but it was enough work to make it worth noting here. I'll probably need to do the same to the other two sheets.
  • Added 10/29/2013: Converting Items and Effects from RQ to D&D. Whipped this up to help D&D players make use of some of the more RuneQuest-specific entries in the Chaos Project.
  • Updated 10/29/2013: Bio and The Cave of Worlds. Google gave me a custom URL for my G+ account, so I'm adding the link.
  • Added 10/29/2013: Updated HTML versions of the current Chaotic Features and Magic Items from The Chaos Project. I orphaned (but have not yet removed) the old Chaotic Features archive and the Magic Items archive, as they're now obsolete. I updated The Chaos Project to reflect the new changes, of course, and did a bit of touch-up here and there.
  • Added 10/28/2013: An updated HTML version of Found Items from The Chaos Project. This one contains the 733 items that have been listed to date. If anyone can suggest other formats that would be useful, please do! I also orphaned the old Chaos Project Found Items archive, as it's now redundant. I plan to convert the other worksheets to HTML, but it's a slow process; I'm working with software from 1997!
  • Updated 10/28/2013: The Chaos Project. Turned out I'd missed some dead links. I've fixed that, and updated it to reflect the newly-updated Found Item archive.
  • Updated 10/19/2013: The main page. To my shock, the Gmail account that I created just for this site stopped forwarding mail to my primary account over five years ago. FIVE! My apologies to those who wrote to me and never heard back. I just assumed nobody cared about RQ any more!
  • Added 10/19/2013: The Most Common Mistakes of New Gamemasters to the Alternate Rules & Articles section.
  • Added 10/19/2013: Getting the Most From Your NPCs to the Alternate Rules & Articles section. You don't have to be a ham to create memorable NPCs. And they're fun.
  • Updated 10/19/2013: The RuneQuest III Dodge Flaw & Fix. Okay, "infinitesimal" was too strong. I hope I've made my point more clearly now.
  • Added 10/18/2013: Nothing. Hey, I missed the site's birthday again! But only by one day. Say, does anybody read this section? Just wondering!
  • Added 10/06/2013: The RuneQuest III Dodge Flaw & Fix to the Alternate Rules & Articles section. I can't believe I never documented this critical fix here before!
  • Added 12/11/2012: The writeup of Session #18 to The Cave of Worlds campaign blog. Odds are good that I won't be able to post the next session's writeup tomorrow, but I'll try to get it up soon.
  • Added 12/10/2012: The writeup of Session #17 to The Cave of Worlds campaign blog. The saga continues.
  • Added 12/09/2012: The writeup of Session #16 to The Cave of Worlds campaign blog. Another from-scratch writeup, written from memory more than a year after the session.
  • Added 12/08/2012: The writeup of Session #15 to The Cave of Worlds campaign blog. I had to write this one from scratch, because I didn't do it at the time! Just barely got it posted before midnight Eastern Standard Time, too. The daily posting streak continues for another day!
  • Added 12/07/2012: The (skimpy) writeup of Session #13 - 14 to The Cave of Worlds campaign blog. Also updated the Cast of Characters. And the main page, slightly.
  • Added 12/06/2012: The writeup of Session #12 to The Cave of Worlds campaign blog. I fear that I will soon run into a roadblock on these writeups; I'm pretty sure that I had a long dry spell in terms of actually writing the sessions up at some points!
  • Added 12/05/2012: The writeup of Session #11 to The Cave of Worlds campaign blog. *yawn*
  • Added 12/04/2012: The writeup of Session #10 to The Cave of Worlds campaign blog. Hey, this makes it one whole week of daily updates!
  • Added 12/03/2012: The writeup of Session #9 to The Cave of Worlds campaign blog. Sheer stubborness is keeping me going. Come to think of it, that's all that's been keeping this site going for 17 years now.
  • Added 12/02/2012: The writeup of Session #8 to The Cave of Worlds campaign blog. Ran the game today; this session is going to be hell to write up!
  • Added 12/01/2012: The writeup of Session #7 to The Cave of Worlds campaign blog. Had to create this from memory, as I apparently never wrote it up at the time. I won't be writing up every missing session; just those that are necessary to bridge the gaps and keep the story clear.
  • Added 11/30/2012: The writeup of Session #6 to The Cave of Worlds campaign blog. I can't believe that I've updated every day for three days now! Is this a record? Can I keep this up? Is anyone actually reading any of this? I have no idea!
  • Added 11/29/2012: The writeup of Session #5 to The Cave of Worlds campaign blog. Also, I finally gave in and changed the old runic background of the site. After 17 years, I guess it was time. I know that the site's design is still very old and stale, though, so if anyone has any suggestions, please email me!
  • Added 11/28/2012: The campaign blog of The Cave of Worlds, a multi-genre campaign that I've been running for two years now. Sessions 2-4 have been posted; I'll convert and add additional session writeups frequently, if possible (converting old writeups takes time!).
  • Removed 11/28/2012: Quizzes and Polls. Since the webservices they were based have been long gone, they were dead links anyway.
  • Added October 11, 2012: Sheetless Roleplaying, to the Articles section. It took me 25 years to write! Also, I faded the background a bit more - the old background image made the article hard to read.
  • Added September 27, 2012: Con Survival 101: How To Survive A Science Fiction Convention, to the Articles section.
  • Added September 11, 2012: Two New RuneQuest III Sorcery Skills: Speedcast and Multitarget, to the Articles section.
  • Updated April 9, 2012: Rogue Made Easy. Essentially a replay of the same mistakes I fixed on 12/22/11, except in this case it wasn't the image files that were stored on my defunct Cox server space, but instead the Rogue executable. Once again I was saved by the Wayback Machine, which had copies of the executable and batch files cached. Thanks again, Wayback Machine!
  • Updated March 6, 2012: The Sheets section. Added a RuneQuest III sorcerer's character sheet, updated several of the more popular sheets, and added ODT (Open Office) versions as well. I removed the ZIPped version, because the difference in size between the zipped and unzipped versions is no longer worth the trouble in these days of broadband!
  • Updated March 6, 2012: Chatter #86. Lots to tell.
  • Updated December 22, 2011: Rogue Made Easy. For some reason I had stored the images for this one page on my Cox.net server space. But we recently switched from Cox to FIOS, and Cox took down the images. Unfortunately I didn't have any surviving copies on my system, but luckily the Wayback Machine had copies cached. Thanks, Wayback Machine!
  • Updated August 13, 2011: RuneQuest News, The History of RuneQuest, and the current Chatter. Mainly cleaning up. The +1 button for Google Plus worked; if you feel like using it, please do!
  • Updated July 29, 2011: Attempted to add a Google Plus +1 button to the main page. Will it work? Let's find out!
  • Updated July 18, 2011: RuneQuest News, The History of RuneQuest, and the current Chatter. There have been so many changes lately, both for RuneQuest and for me! Plus there's something big in the works.
  • Updated June 17, 2011: Links. More link fixes and some deletions. Also some edits to What Is RuneQuest?.
  • Updated June 17, 2011: RuneQuest News, The History of RuneQuest, and the current Chatter. I've fixed and removed quite a few links, and added updates about the end of Mongoose RuneQuest.
  • Updated January 7, 2011: Links. Updated a few, and cleaned out many more; some really good sites have gone dark over the years.
  • Updated January 6, 2011: Chatter #86. Two Years Later...
  • Updated January 14, 2009: The main page layout, a bit. The table structure was a bit too clunky, and it didn't look right, so I redid the banner and simplified things a little; I think it looks better. What do you think?
  • Updated January 13, 2009: The History of RuneQuest. A long-overdue revision to reflect recent developments for RQ/BRP/D100.
  • Added January 13, 2009: Interregnum #21 Editorial and The Log That Flies #21 to Zines section. Annotated 01/13/09.
  • Changed January 12, 2009: Banner logo. The old one was just too old. Rather than take the time to create one, I used the online CoolText Graphics Generator.
  • Added January 12, 2009: Interregnum #20 Editorial and The Log That Flies #20 to Zines section. Annotated 10/20/08.
  • Updated January 6, 2009: Chatter #86. I'm doing a RuneQuest panel at the Arisia convention in Cambridge, MA, January 16-19. And oh yes, the site has now been online for TWELVE years.
  • Site and server hacked multiple times between October - December 2008. It should all be fixed and secure now, though.
  • Added October 17, 2008: Interregnum #19 Editorial and The Log That Flies #19 to Zines section. Annotated 10/17/08.
  • Updated October 17, 2008: Chatter #86. A short installment. Recovering nicely.
  • Updated September 11, 2008: - Chatter #86. A new installment; I've broken my elbow.
  • Added September 11, 2008: Interregnum #18 Editorial and The Log That Flies #18 to Zines section. Annotated 09/11/08.
  • Added August 20, 2008: Interregnum #17 Editorial and The Log That Flies #17 to Zines section. Annotated 08/20/08. Also, fixed the links for the last several zines.
  • Added August 18, 2008: Interregnum #16 Editorial and The Log That Flies #16 to Zines section. Annotated 08/18/08.
  • Added August 14, 2008: Interregnum #15 Editorial and The Log That Flies #15 to Zines section. Annotated 08/14/08. The 200th update!
  • Added August 11, 2008: Interregnum #14 Editorial and The Log That Flies #14 to Zines section. Annotated 08/11/08.
  • Added August 6, 2008: Interregnum #13 Editorial and The Log That Flies #13 to Zines section. Annotated 08/06/08.
  • Added August 5, 2008: Interregnum #12 Editorial and The Log That Flies #12 to Zines section. Annotated 08/05/08.
  • Added August 1, 2008: Interregnum #2, the complete issue, to Zines section. Thanks again to Joe Teller and Kiralee McCauley for the scan!
  • Added July 31, 2008: Interregnum #11 Editorial and The Log That Flies #11 to Zines section. Annotated 07/31/08.
  • Updated July 22, 2008: - Chatter #86. A new installment; I've received the new multi-genre Basic Roleplaying from Chaosium.
  • Added July 22, 2008: Interregnum #10 Editorial and The Log That Flies #10 to Zines section. Annotated 07/22/08.
  • Added July 21, 2008: Interregnum #1, the complete issue, to Zines section. Thanks to Joe Teller and Kiralee McCauley for the scan, and thanks to Curtis Taylor for providing a copy of this rare issue.
  • Added July 21, 2008: Interregnum #9 Editorial and The Log That Flies #9 to Zines section. Annotated 07/21/08.
  • Updated July 18, 2008 - Chatter #86. A new installment, with a small redesign to make it easier to read. And what the heck, I applied the same fix to this Site History page, too. Do you like it? Is anyone reading this thing?
  • Added July 18, 2008: Rack & Rune #22 (first published July 1994; the final issue) to the Zines section. A scanned PDF, with extensive annotations made on 07/18/2008.
  • Added July 18, 2008: Rack & Rune #21 (first published April 1994) to the Zines section. A scanned PDF, with extensive annotations made on 07/18/2008.
  • Added July 17, 2008: Rack & Rune #20 (first published February 1994) to the Zines section. A scanned PDF, with extensive annotations made on 07/17/2008.
  • Added July 16, 2008 - Chatter #86. This will be an ongoing Chatter page, where I'll write about site-related stuff. When it gets too big, I'll put an end-date on it, archive it for your reading pleasure, and start Chatter #87. Creating a separate Chatter page for each entry was kind of killing me!
  • Updated July 16, 2008: Chatter. It's time to make some changes.
  • Updated July 16, 2008: The Chaos Project. Removed dead Alxnet links, added sneak preview link to new BRP version (not yet fully functional, but all entries can be viewed). The full version should be available soon!
  • Added July 16, 2008: Rack & Rune #19 (first published November 1993) to the Zines section. A scanned PDF (31 pages long!), with extensive annotations made on 07/16/2008.
  • Added July 14, 2008: Interregnum stuff, including IR #16 front cover, IR #1 table of contents, & the Interregnum FAQ. To the Zines section, of course. Annotated 07/14/2008.
  • Added July 14, 2008: Interregnum #8 Editorial and The Log That Flies #8 to Zines section. Annotated 07/2008.
  • Revised July 11, 2008: The Quizzes & Polls page. They're all broken, and the service that provides them cannot be emailed. I need suggestions for replacements!
  • Added July 11, 2008: Rack & Rune #18 (first published September 1993) to the Zines section. A scanned PDF, with extensive annotations made on 07/11/2008.
  • Added July 10, 2008: Babble-On 5 #1 (first published February 1995) to the Zines section. A scanned PDF, with extensive annotations made on 07/09/2008. My one contribution to an APA for the TV show Babylon 5. I'd totally forgotten I'd ever written such a thing.
  • Updated July 9, 2008: The Guestbook. It was broken anyway, so I've replaced it with a mail link until I can find a replacement.
  • Added July 9, 2008: Rack & Rune #17 supplement Rack & Rune Guest Columnist: Lois F. (first published July 1993) to the Zines section. A scanned PDF by Lois F.
  • Added July 9, 2008: Rack & Rune #17 (first published July 1993) to the Zines section. A scanned PDF, with extensive annotations made on 07/09/2008.
  • Added July 8, 2008: A Brief Introduction to Live Roleplaying, to the Articles section.
  • Added July 8, 2008: Rack & Rune #14 (first published February 1993) to the Zines section. A scanned PDF, with extensive annotations made on 07/08/2008.
  • Added July 7, 2008: Rack & Rune #13 supplement A Visit From A/K/A Dara (first published January 1993) to the Zines section. A scanned PDF by Lois F.
  • Added July 7, 2008: Rack & Rune #13 (first published January 1993) to the Zines section. A scanned PDF, with extensive annotations made on 07/07/2008.
  • Added July 2, 2008: Rack & Rune #12 (first published November 1992) to the Zines section. A scanned PDF, with extensive annotations made on 07/02/2008.
  • Added July 1, 2008: Rack & Rune #11(first published October 1992) to the Zines section. A scanned PDF, with extensive annotations made on 07/01/2008.
  • Added June 30, 2008: Rack & Rune #9 and #10 (first published July & September 1992) to the Zines section. They're scanned PDFs, with extensive annotations made on 06/30/2008. Now that I have a scanner, more old zines will be forthcoming.
  • Revised June 30, 2008: Zines. I modified the layout heavily in order to make it a little more logical, since I've started adding old zines to it again.
  • Updated June 25, 2008 - Martial Arts house rules by Sven Lugar, RuneQuest News, What Is Roleplaying?, What Is RuneQuest?,
  • Updated August 16, 2007 - The Chaos Project. I added a direct link to the complete archive (including current entries) as a Google document, pending the creation of the new Chaos Project on the D100 site.
  • Deleted August 16, 2007 - main page link to RuneQuest Con Online. It never really worked out. I'll leave the Con page itself up for now, though.
  • Updated August 6, 2007 - The History of RuneQuest, RuneQuest News, What Is RuneQuest?, What Is Roleplaying?, The Chaos Project, main page. I had some spare time, and updates were badly needed.
  • Added August 6, 2007 - Martial Arts house rules by Sven Lugar.
  • March 28, 2007 - Left Fuitadnet.com. More to come.
  • Updated October 16, 2006: Front page. I started the site ten years ago today. I'd hoped to write up that new adventure in time for today, but there wasn't time. I'll try to do it by the weekend.
  • Added September 26, 2006 - RuneQuest News, with the latest info about the state of RQ. This is currently a copy of "The State of RuneQuest Now", but I'll update it as needed. I'll add a link to the front page sidebar the next time I do an update, too.
  • Added September 6, 2006 - Chatter #85, The State of RuneQuest Now.
  • Updated September 6, 2006 - The History of RuneQuest, to reflect the recent publication of Mongoose RQ.
  • Updated September 6, 2006 - changed some instances of old contact address to new webmaster address, [email protected] . I'll change it on other pages as time goes by; there are a lot of changes to make. Also, updated News section on main page.
  • August 15, 2006 - It's been a while, hasn't it? I've regretfully decided to delete the RuneQuest Classified forum, since it has been completely hijacked by spammers. It wasn't really being used much anyway.
  • July 16, 2005 - April 26, 2006: UNKNOWN-LOST. The entire site was deleted from my host's servers. It was later restored from an old backup. My webhost, Fuitadnet.com, has not yet offered an explanation. Some files seem to be from a newer version of the site, but at this point the extent of damage is unknown. I am recovering my own backup files from multiple sources.
  • Revised July 16, 2005: The History of RuneQuest, and Articles. Cosmetic improvements on the first, and a much-needed clean-up on the second. Plus I added a link to the History from the Articles section; it feels wrong to leave that sitting on the front page sidebar only, considering the amount of work I've put in on it lately. Oh, and I added a fancy new color bar that I just created - it's in the History.
  • Revised July 15, 2005: The History of RuneQuest. Fixing typos, clarifying text, deleting a rant, that sort of thing.
  • Added July 15, 2005: Button links on main page to skotos.net and rpg.net in order to receive free advertising. Yes, I feel a little bit like a whore...but only a little.
  • Added July 15, 2005: RuneQuest Settings quiz to Quizzes and Polls.
  • Revised July 15, 2005: The History of RuneQuest. Will I ever be able to stop? Seriously, I put in some substantial editing on this one, and added more information. I also moved the listing for the article above the defunct wiki listing in the sidebar.
  • Revised July 14, 2005: The History of RuneQuest. I couldn't resist doing that rewrite. Since there were so many changes, I kept a link to the previous version at the end of the article.
  • Updated July 13, 2005: What Is RuneQuest? and The History of RuneQuest. These were fairly major revisions. A complete rewrite of the History will probably be needed soon.
  • Fixed July 12, 2005: a glitch in the site guestbook and the sections of the Chaos Project that kept responses from being emailed to me. Go figure, I thought nobody was writing in them any more...now I have lots of responses to catch up on.
  • Updated July 12, 2005: Voting Page. Corrected some links. I really need to figure out a way to restore the wiki data soon.
  • Updated April 24, 2005: Links. Cleaned out some dead ones, and killed a few who no longer deserve the honor of a link from this site.
  • Added April 24, 2005: Link to Issaries' legalese.
  • Deleted February 25, 2005: The RuneQuest Wiki, due to unrelenting spam attacks. All data has been saved and will be restored in a secure wiki ASAP.
  • Updated February 11, 2005: Bio (including some long-overdue corrections), & my AccessDenied.Net Gamer Database Profile.
  • Added February 2nd, 2005: Chatter #84, the Arisia 2005 Con Report.
  • Restored November 3rd, 2004: Links to old/new Guestbook, Chaos Project. The Alxnet modifications finally went through.
  • Added October 25, 2004: New Guestbook, Chaos Project. Links to legacy entries from old books are still available. When/if the legacy boards disappear (Alxnet sucks, by the way), I will find a way to post the archives - all data has been saved, so nothing will be lost.
  • Added September 30, 2004: Chatter #83. Tidying Up, & RuneQuest Reborn! Also added link to my LiveJournal from main Chatter page.
  • Added August 27, 2004: RQ Classified, a forum for RQ/DBRP content creators to find and work with each other.
  • Changed August 23, 2004: The main page. Specifically, I added a link to Chaosium, and references to Basic Roleplaying and Deluxe Basic Roleplaying. Might as well add them to my search-engine mix, now that RQ and BRP are becoming one...
  • Updated August 3, 2004: The History of RuneQuest, reflecting recent good news from Chaosium.
  • Added August 3, 2004: Three new character sheets by Toby Partridge to the Sheets section.
  • Changed August 3, 2004: Replaced Word document of Basic RQ Booklet work-in-progress with HTML version, considerably expanded (but no, not finished).
  • Updated August 3, 2004: Links section. Removed RuneQuest.net (R.I.P.) and added Toby Partridge site.
  • Added July 30, 2004: Links to Chaosium (how did I miss that?) and the Colchis Group in the Links section. I may add a new installation of Chatter soon, since there's some RuneQuest-specific stuff to talk about. Not tracked on this history page are changes to the RQ Wiki, which is nonetheless hosted on this site, and (of course) the Chaos Project. And of course my journal is where I ramble about the personal and political stuff that used to fill up the Chatter section. Please note that some personal posts are only available to LiveJournal users who are on my friends list.
  • Changed April 29, 2004: The link to the RuneQuest Wiki. Oops.
  • Added April 13, 2004: The RuneQuest Wiki. An online encyclopedia of all things RuneQuest. And anyone can write, edit, or comment on entries!
  • Moved sometime around March 9-11, 2004: the entire site, to a new host. It's a long story; check my LiveJournal for details.
  • Fixed broken link to Basic Role-Playing at Chaosium's site. Thanks to Steve S. for pointing out the break!
  • Added February 19, 2004: Rogue Made Easy to the Articles section. Includes the game itself and useful information. Just to show that I'm not dead, even if my computer is.
  • Added February 3, 2004: Introductory Fan Web Design.
  • Added September 9, 2003: Chatter #82. Lots of stuff on the new blog, which has absorbed some of the functions of Chatter—but not of the site as a whole, which will continue as always.
  • Added August 11, 2003: Chatter #81. RQ Con Online Page, New Blog. The shortest Chatter ever!
  • Added August 11, 2003: RuneQuest Con Online page (linked from main page sidebar). Coming soon!
  • Added August 8, 2003: Rack & Rune #8 (first published May 1992) to the Zines section. Includes a ton of articles, but the two most interesting are probably "My First Time" (about my first GMing experience), and an extensive writeup of the awful "Foundation & Destiny" LARP which was run at Arisia '92. For some reason I buried that writeup in the Comments section.
  • Removed August 5, 2003: The counter, since the former provider is now insane enough to expect me to pay for it. FREE THE WEB!
  • Added July 23 2003: Chatter #80. RuneQuest Con Online #1, I Blog, Sebastian, Traitor!?
  • Added June 30, 2003: Chatter #79. Grief and Lots of It, Good Morning World, Space Screed, NPCs, Net Books
  • Added June 19, 2003: Interregnum #7 Editorial and The Log That Flies #7 to Zines section. Annotated 06/19/2003. Includes "Roleplaying As Art", FBI Raids Tri-Tac, a generic 5-page scenario: "The Ice Ruins", an original short story "In the Box", etc.
  • Updated June 17, 2003: Links. Put up the new Space Moose archive link. I saved Space Moose! Well, sort of. Also deleted PVP, and added links to Kev's RQ character generator and alt.humor.best-of-usenet.
  • Added June 13, 2003: Chatter #78. Includes Germans?, Vote Bloat, Lilacs, SuperBaby, Spam, 2 Great Stories & an RQ3 Generator, "Babar and His Enemies", "Letter to My Future Self".
  • Updated May 21, 2003: The Vote! section. Added a couple of new links and one old one.
  • Updated May 20, 2003: Rack & Rune #7, in the Zines section. Leafing through my rediscovered hard copies, I found an additional page that had been left off. It has been converted, annotated, and added to the file.
  • Added May 20, 2003: Interregnum #6 Editorial (Factsheet 5 Sucks!) and The Log That Flies #6 to Zines section. Annotated. Includes TSR vs. the Net, The Two Steves (Steve Jackson vs. White Wolf, with SJ's permission), The World's Shortest RQ Scenario, Wonder (a very cool RPG campaign concept), and comments, comments, comments.
  • Added May 19, 2003: Rack & Rune #6 (first published March 1992) to the Zines section. Includes tons of comments, Propaganda Warning!, Experience, Nereyon: Recapitulation II, and HeroQuesting. I'll be adding some TLTF's next.
  • Updated May 16, 2003: Links. Deleted CompleteRPG link (they've gone dormant), updated Ultimate RQ GMs link (moved).
  • Added April 30, 2003: Chatter #77. Includes Life Sucks (RPG Gateway, Group, Car), Joyride (I Saw the Film), Sebastian's Haircut
  • Added April 25, 2003: Interregnum #5 Editorial and The Log That Flies #5 to Zines section. Annotated. Includes An Introduction to Live Roleplaying, "Human Nature", Scenario Hooks 2, and a negative review of the movie "The Mask".
  • Updated April 18, 2003: A lot of minor stuff. Added a few links to the Links page, small updates to my Bio and the "What Is RQ?" and "History of RQ" articles, and corrected/updated links here and there. A little spring cleaning. Lots in the works, but no time lately.
  • Added April 9, 2003: Rack & Rune #5 (first published 01/1992) to the Zines section. Includes an Arisia 1991 Con report, The IFGS, comments aplenty including Death and Romance in roleplaying, Pat Robertson on Gaming (I saw an "expose" on the 700 Club), a review of Amber Diceless, Gargoyles (a store), and Zanzibar, aka Bastard Prince Charlie, my unfortunate character for the IFGS.
  • Added April 4, 2003: Rack & Rune #4 (first published 11/91) to the Zines section. Includes a LOT of RuneQuest speculation and advice, a review of the mega-scenario Horror On The Orient Express for Call of Cthulhu, Gaming with a Temperature, the MATTMARK disaster, comments aplenty, and an introduction to the long-running sheetless Nereyon campaign.
  • Updated April 4, 2003: Pete's Non-Game Favorites. The site that used to host the draft version of A Bridge of Birds has disappeared into the aether, but fortunately I'd copied all the text of the novel into Word, and found the backup—which I've converting into Acrobat and have posted with my review.
  • Added April 3, 2003: Rack & Rune #3 (first published 10/91) to the Zines section. Includes RQ III Fixes, RQ III Character Design, The Death of First Comics, Draconic Effects Errata, RQ3 Magic Point Regeneration Table, and Alternate RQ3 Slash/Crush/Impale rules. Do you think I was into RuneQuest at the time? I was going to wait and put this up in a week, but my first shot at a roleplaying session in five years just fell through and the group seems to have folded, so what the hell. This seems to be as much roleplaying as I'll ever get to do in this life. I'm so goddamned pissed off...
  • Added April 2, 2003: Rack & Rune #1 (from 1991!) to the Zines section. Actually it was added twice: one is a scan of the original, virtually unreadable zine, and the other is a retyped DTPed version. The DTPed version is annotated, and includes my self-introduction, some of my gaming history, and a poster for (and the concept behind) a roleplaying concept/club I came up with.
  • Added March 31, 2003: Interregnum #4 Editorial and The Log That Flies #4 to Zines section. Annotated. Includes "Technology", 5 Encounters, a review of Dragon's Lair on CD. And comments aplenty, of course. Yahoo! I've found 22 more zines to post!
  • Added March 28, 2003: Chatter #76, including Birthday greetings, An Empty War-Head, RPG Gateway to Hell, Life, Group, Prodigal Zines. Plus I added a new magic item to The Chaos Project recently.
  • Updated February 19, 2003: Links (added links to new RQ Chat and Forum - if anyone's bored enough to want to chat with me, there's a decent chance I'll be there. )
  • Added January 31, 2003: Chatter #75, including A Momentary Loss of Consciousness, Arisia 2003 Part 2, Sites Nuked-Effie Glitched?, Cold, Odds & Ends, and The Lord of the Ringers 3
  • Added January 24, 2003: Interregnum #3 Editorial and The Log That Flies #3 to Zines section. Annotated. Includes The Jungle (my idea for a cool LARP), Star Trek: The Last Generation, Nothing But Net (my guesses on the future of RQ online), Review of The Primal Order - Chessboards: The Planes of Possibility, Dreams, The Old Thing (an original story by yours truly), and comments aplenty.
  • Added January 20, 2003: Chatter #74, including photos from Arisia 2003 and "RuneQuest, Oh No!" (bad news on the RQ front). For some reason I failed to include any of this on this page at the time, so I'm correcting the record now.
  • Added January 15, 2003: Bar Wars, the long-lost original humorous version of the Party Origin Stories article.
  • Updated January 8, 2003: Links (added Epimetheus/Charibdis' new blog).
  • Added January 8, 2003: Chatter #73, including Lord of the Ringers 2, Strange Forgotten Corners, Sebastian 11/7/2003, and more.
  • Added December 31, 2002: Chatter #72, including a cranky review of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
  • Added December 27, 2002: A Message to Spammers and Chatter #71. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all! Except the Bush Junta, of course.
  • Added December 12, 2002: Interregnum #2 Editorial and The Log That Flies #2, my zine from that issue. Annotated as always.
  • Added November 30, 2002: The Gamemaster's Hall of Shame. Happy post-Thanksgiving, and my serious condolences to all Native Americans.
  • Added November 27, 2002: Chatter #70. Also the working draft of RQ for D&Ders.
  • Added October 17, 2002: Chatter #69: Site Update, Sebastian's Birthday, etc. As of tomorrow this site will officially be six years old. In Web years that's like being a 52-year-old.
  • Updated October 16, 2002: Links. More to come.
  • Updated October 10, 2002: The World Tree again (!), with 5 MORE new adventure ideas by Alexander.
  • Updated October 9, 2002: The World Tree, with 5 new adventure ideas by Alexander Wallis. I have a lot of stuff in the works right now, if I can only find the time to write it up!
  • Updated September 30, 2002: HTML Help (I improved the Magic Items template). Also added a link to a new version of the DFC archive to the Miscellaneous section of the Links page, as well as a link to a copy of SiteSnagger, which is a useful tool that downloads websites to your hard drive for safekeeping.
  • Added September 24, 2002: The World Tree, a scenario/campaign setting by Alexander Wallis. Also 5-page character sheets for RQ3 in A4 and US letter sizes, by Lasse Hjelmervik Rasmussen & John Aadnoey (in the Character Sheets section, of course). Say, have you noticed that I've started to include direct links to updated material from this page lately? I thought it might be more convenient for long-time readers. What do you think?
  • Added September 23, 2002: Interregnum #1 Editorial and The Log That Flies #1 to Zines section. Annotated, of course.
  • Updated September 19, 2002: Links. I've also added some largish chunks of material to the Chaos Project recently.
  • Added September 13, 2002: Chatter #68: Letter to Congress, I, Cassandra, That Damn Lathe!
  • Added September 11, 2002: Chatter #67: The Wolf, Sneak Preview, The Towers, Lathe of Heaven, Strider Sebastian, New Stuff
  • Added September 5, 2002: Chatter #66: New Old Material, Hits, Chaos A-Go-Go, Chaos NPCs?, Re-Org?,Handy Windows Tips, Sebastian Update, Vinegar Cake recipe, What The?, RQ Addicts, Collaborators, Blog. Yes, it's too big. Sorry. Hey, this is the 100th update of this page! Mazeltov!
  • Added August 27, 2002: The Book, an almost-bare-bones scenario to Scenarios. Also some minor updating here and there.
  • Added August 21, 2002: RuneQuest Creatures Tables to Alternate Rules & Articles section. Couldn't think of a better place to put it.
  • Added August 21, 2002: Zine Without A Name #2 to Old Game Zines (aka Rack & Rune) section. Also, complete update of Old Game Zines. Also-also inserted superior link to RPG Library for voting.
  • Updated August 16, 2002: Link to new location of DFC in Chatter #12. Check it out before the lawyers do!
  • Updated August 14, 2002: The History of RuneQuest (minor editing and updates, including the new BRP and SPQR).
  • Updated August 12, 2002: Link to Tony's & Garyth's RuneQuest Page.
  • Added August 2, 2002: Legendary Thunder Horse, a new scenario by Evan W.
  • Added July 22, 2002: Chatter #65.
  • Added June 19, 2002: Link to Basic Role-Playing core rules in the "What Is RuneQuest?" section.
  • Updated June 18, 2002: Pete's Non-Game Favorites. Corrected link to Kim, added two other e-text links.
  • Updated June 9, 2002: Pete's Non-Game Favorites. Added a link to an online version of Kipling's Kim, a wonderful book.
  • Added June 6, 2002: Rack & Rune #7, a roleplaying zine from April 1992.
  • Updated June 6, 2002: Fixed Sheets hyperlink error.
  • Updated June 3, 2002: Main page. Added goofy face logo, fixed Gold Wyrm Award gif link.
  • Added May 31, 2002: Hyperlinked Table of Contents to Pete's Non-Game Favorites, for easier navigation.
  • Added May 30, 2002: Review of Superstoe to Pete's Non-Game Favorites.
  • Added May 30, 2002: RQ2 chart sheets to the Sheets section. Also, completely redesigned section.
  • Updated May 30, 2002: Links
  • Updated May 30, 2002: Chatter
  • Added May 8, 2002: Zine Without A Name #1, to the Rack & Rune section (now renamed "Old Game Zines").
  • Updated April 20, 2002: Links
  • Updated April 15, 2002: Chatter
  • Updated April 4, 2002: Vote! Updated Effie Rover vote link.
  • Updated April 1, 2002: Chatter, plus added 7 new scenarios. Sorry, April Fool - no scenarios.
  • Updated March 27, 2002: Chatter
  • Updated March 1, 2002: Chatter (Poisoned and Clubbed in the Head)
  • Updated January 31, 2002: Chatter, History of RQ (updated RuneQuest-Rules URL & added Working Basic RQ link).
  • Added January 24, 2002: The Further Adventures of the Grey Company by Alexander Wallis.
  • Updated January 24, 2002: Scenarios, The Grey Company (minor).
  • Updated January 23, 2002: Chatter. A promotional flyer.
  • Updated January 18, 2002: Chatter.
  • Updated January 3, 2002: Chatter. Happy New Year!
  • Updated December 27, 2001: Chatter.
  • Updated December 17, 2001: Chatter.
  • Updated December 14, 2001: Chatter. Now separated into 53 entries by date.
  • Updated December 10, 2001: Chatter. Porno Panic, Monday Madness!
  • Updated December 4, 2001: Chatter. Now with digital photo!
  • Updated November 19, 2001: Chatter. Rogue (downloadable game!), etc. etc.
  • Updated November 5, 2001: Chatter. JSM and Diablo ramblings.
  • Updated October 30, 2001: Chatter. I am so tired.
  • Updated October 17, 2001: Chatter: Birth Special. John Sebastian has arrived!!
  • Updated October 4, 2001: Chatter. John Sebastian is on the way!
  • Updated October 2, 2001: Chatter.
  • Updated September 24, 2001: Art, Chatter.
  • Updated September 15, 2001: Chatter.
  • Updated September 13, 2001: Chatter. I survived the operation!
  • Updated September 10, 2001: Chatter.
  • Updated September 10, 2001: Alternate Rules. Now includes game design articles, since I needed a place to add the "Party Origin Stories" article back to the site.
  • Updated September 7, 2001: Chatter, Write.
  • Updated September 5, 2001: Chatter, Vote!, main page (added RPG Library vote box), continuing work on the Basic RQ document.
  • Updated August 31, 2001: Chatter, continuing work on the Basic RQ document.
  • Updated August 29, 2001: Non-Game Favorites.
  • Updated August 27, 2001: Main page (added direct voting box for the Die-Rollers Top 50), Chatter, Links.
  • Updated August 26, 2001: Chatter and Links.
  • Added (sort of) August 25, 2001: Chatter Archives. Chatter got too big (basically too much text), so I had to split it in half.
  • Updated August 25, 2001: Main page (added GameScanner award), Chatter.
  • Added August 24, 2001: Working copy of Basic RuneQuest booklet. Want to help me write it?
  • Updated August 24, 2001: The History of RuneQuest, Chatter.
  • Updated August 21, 2001: The History of RuneQuest, Chatter.
  • Updated August 16, 2001: The History of RuneQuest, Chatter.
  • Updated August 15, 2001: The History of RuneQuest. And heavily expanded.
  • Added August 14, 2001: The History of RuneQuest. Updated: Chatter. After a lapse I've also added some new material to the Chaos Prooject, and I'm very glad to see that I'm not the only one! Thanks, everybody!
  • Updated August 14, 2001: Links. Fixed some odd glitches.
  • Added August 13, 2001: Places to vote for the site (from main page). Updated: Chatter. I cleaned up the Chaos Project entries a bit. Also, added something to Write or Wrong but had a crash and lost it. No big deal, though.
  • Updated August 8, 2001: Chatter.
  • Updated August 6, 2001: Chatter. Added: something sort of secret.
  • Updated August 5, 2001: Chatter.
  • Updated July 30, 2001: Chatter.
  • Updated July 26, 2001: Chatter, Links. Also, maintenance performed on The Chaos Project and the guestbook.
  • Updated July 25, 2001: Chatter. Includes preview of main map for Fear The Night.
  • Updated July 20, 2001: Chatter.
  • Updated July 18, 2001: Links, Non-Game Favorites.
  • Updated July 17, 2001: Chatter, Bio.
  • Added July 14, 2001: A second RuneQuest Quiz to Quizzes & Polls section.
  • Updated July 11, 2001: Chatter. Lots of Chatter.
  • Added July 9, 2001: Gold Wyrm award to main page. Meta tags updated.
  • Updated July 4, 2001: Chatter. Happy 4th of July!
  • Updated July 2, 2001: Chatter. I have been hit.
  • Added June 28, 2001: HTML Help page, for use with The Chaos Project.
  • Added June 27, 2001: Rack & Rune #16, in the "Rack & Rune" section.
  • Updated June 20, 2001: Links, Chatter, Chaos Project Magic Item Archive.
  • Updated June 4, 2001: Links.
  • Added June 1st, 2001: Rack & Rune #15, in the "Rack & Rune" section.
  • Updated May 30, 2001: "Vote!" on main page.
  • Updated May 21, 2001: Chatter, Links. For some reason links were not opening in a new page. Now they are again. Huh.
  • Updated May 11, 2001: Chatter
  • Updated May 9, 2001: Links, Chatter
  • Updated April 12, 2001: Chatter (scenario outline)
  • Updated April 11, 2001: Sheets (missing NPC files restored), Links (links now open in new page).
  • Updated April 11, 2001: Links (broken link fixed, RQ links added).
  • Back April 11, 2001. Updated: Chatter (with an explanation of what happened).
  • DOWN (domain loss) March 30th, 2001 through April 10th, 2001! ARGHHHHH!
  • Updated March 29, 2001: Chatter, Main Page (cosmetic adjustments).
  • Updated March 27, 2001: Chatter.
  • Added March 27, 2001: Four Polls. Updated: Quizzes & Polls section.
  • Updated March 22, 2001: The Chaos Project. A full redesign of the entry page. Also updated all icons.
  • Updated March 21, 2001: Bio. Added (and split off from Bio): Pete's Non-Game Favorites.
  • Updated March 19, 2001: Chatter
  • Added March 19, 2001: Pete's RuneQuest Quiz! #1, more to come!
  • Added March 16, 2001: Chaos Project Archives. Updated: The Chaos Project (new host). The Chaos Project is now hosted by Alxnet, which doesn't even require banners. All old material has been archived, and is available on the Chaos Project page.
  • Added March 15, 2001: Guestbook Archives. Updated: Guestbook. MyComputer is discontinuing all free services, and they can bite me. The guestbook has been arcchived and is starting anew on a free service that doesn't even require banner ads. Chaos Project archiving and transition is in the works.
  • Updated November 30, 2000: Chatter, Bio (new authors & books)
  • Added November 14, 2000: What Is RuneQuest? Includes AD&D/RQ link.
  • Added November 4, 2000: What Is Roleplaying? essay. Updated: Bio.
  • Added October 22, 2000: Blood Omen, an AD&D module by Alexander Wallis
  • Updated October 20-22, 2000: Everything again. Main page redesigned, old menu bar on all non-game HTML pages replaced with runic bar-table navigation, content on many pages updated and in some cases expanded. Also added: Useful Links, Bio, Site History.
  • Updated October 12, 2000: Everything. I went through every HTML file and removed every reference to TIAC. My old URLs, old email, everything. In the process I also updated some very old and clunky HTML.
  • Updated frequently during this time: The Chaos Project.
  • Added October 5, 2000: The Dread Tower, a new Place for heroes...or fools.
  • Added September 22, 2000: Magic Item Creation for RuneQuest
  • Added September 13, 2000: Nothing. I was just wondering if anybody actually read this far down. :o)
  • Updated September 08, 2000: Chatter
  • Updated August 27, 2000: Chatter. Also the Chaos Project and Guestbook design (the content for those is now self-updating, so check back often).
  • Updated August 11, 2000: The Chaos Project, Chatter
  • Updated August 8, 2000: the Guestbook, now interactive
  • Updated August 7, 2000: Chatter
  • Updated July 31, 2000: Chatter
  • Added July 27, 2000: Chatter. Also updated People, Places, and Things.
  • Added July 12, 2000: RQ3 character sheet in Acrobat with built-in forms. Also added Rack & Rune #2, a zine for about ten years ago.
  • Added June 2000: Peasant's Progress, To Kill A Monster (pre-formatted scenario)
  • Reborn June 7, 2000, by moving from TIAC, The World's Worst ISP, which has now been completely swallowed up by megacorporation PSInet (also an incredibly arrogant and awful service) and digested as a part of inter.net. (07-17-01: PSINET NOW IN CHAPTER 11! HAHAHA!)
  • Added Friday, September 13, 1999: Earth's moon goes spinning out of orbit, magically catapulted through the universe at speeds apparently far greater than that of light. Neither the Earth nor the Moon is destroyed by this event, amazingly. Heard just before the explosion: "Karloff? That Limey c---sucker &#^$&^!!!"
  • February 1999: Linear-tracking RQIII character sheet (Acrobat format), RQIII Aid sheet (Acrobat).
  • Added August 1997: The White Horse HeroQuest, HeroQuest Skills
  • 1996 - ?, lots of unrecorded changes
  • Founded October 18, 1996. I had no idea what I was doing. The site was a spin-off from the site I'd created to support my APA, Interregnum, and used the same webspace.

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