RuneScape is one of the grandfathers of the MMORPG genre, and OSRS gold since its debut in January 2001, it is now one of the longest-running games on the market. The once browser-based RPG has seen many alternative versions due to its large player base, ranging from Old School RuneScape offering players a classic 2006 experience to the short-lived DarkScape offering players a more PvP-based experience. Now, developer Jagex has teamed up with board game developer Steamforged Games to release not just one, but two tabletop games during 2022.
Steamforged Games' partnership with Jagex is the latest in a series of collaborations to bring some of the biggest gaming franchises to the tabletop environment. The tabletop gaming giant, which has previously created board games based on series such as Monster Hunter World and Dark Souls, recently completed a massively successful Kickstarter campaign for the Resident Evil 2 board game earlier this year, raising over ￡1 million . Now, the developers have set their sights on the worlds of Gielinor and RuneScape, with plans for a board game and a tabletop RPG core book this year.
These two RPG adaptations will feature some of RuneScape's most popular characters and locations, allowing up to five players to challenge RuneScape's classic quests and bring home adventures in the world of Gielinor. Players will be able to craft and upgrade equipment, interact with NPCs, and take on a variety of side quests inspired by classic MMORPGs. The board game will launch via a Kickstarter campaign later this year, while the hardcore tabletop RPG book will be available directly in the store.
The tabletop RPG core book will be fully compatible with the fifth edition core book of the larger tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, allowing dungeon masters to seamlessly integrate elements of RuneScape into their activities. Jagex CEO Phil Mansell is optimistic about the project, expressing his enthusiasm for the Kickstarter project "involving the RuneScape community", while Steamforged CCO Mat Hart believes "the rich RuneScape universe will translate perfectly into the desktop environment".
In recent years, RuneScape has expanded significantly from its browser-based origins, and Steamforged's board game is just the latest from Jagex. In an interview with Game Rant last July, multiple Jagex employees talked about converting the mobile version of Runescape to a cross-platform version, and last September, Jagex teamed up with the creators of the popular Old School RuneScape mod RuneLite HD to offer an HD version for all players. Steamforged's upcoming board game will give RuneScape's passionate fanbase another way to experience the world of Gielinor and cheap OSRS GP create their own adventures.