I find myself once again toying around with OpenQuest. I like feeling of the rules, but it's sort of a weird game for me because I have very little experience with RuneQuest. I've read Mongoose RuneQuest II, and I've poked around older editions, too. I think the simplicity of OpenQuest is a big draw for me, but I'm wanting to make sure I don't miss out on any of the good bits from other RuneQuest kindred. The games seem pretty compatible, really, so part of the fun is scrounging around other RuneQuest books to see if there's anything I want to add on.
I'll be honest: as an American growing up when and where I did, RQ wasn't exactly on the list of most-played games. Rifts, D&D, Palladium Fantasy, and Traveller dominated, and I'm not sorry for it. But it is nice to explore, even from an angle, a game with so much history built up behind it. I feel like a tourist in a lot of the discussions I read, but maybe this is the time RQ, courtesy of OpenQuest, finally clicks into place. As soon as I get the funds, I need to snag a print copy or the latest download at RPGNow. I understand there's been a couple of changes in the Final Edition of OQ.