OpenQuest Releases

Last updated 06/01/2024

In the main, these are deliverables from September 2020’s OpenQuest 3rd Editon Kickstarter, and I’ve set up this page so backers can check what has been released and the progress of the other funded supplements.

I’ve split them into three Phases. Phase 1, Phase 2  and Phase 3.

Phase 1 Main rulebook/Quickstart/Bonus Early Backer adventure

The first wave of releases to get the game off the ground.

Main Rulebook – Available

The Lost Outpost – Available

OpenQuest Quickstart Cover by Jonny Gray

OpenQuest Quickstart Cover © Jonny Gray

The OpenQuest Quick-Start Rules and Adventure, with six pre-made characters.

Release: Pdf on general release now.

Catching the Wyrm – Available

This is a short adventure about monster hunting in an ancient ruined city.

Catching the Wyrm, cover by Jon Hodgson

Phase 2 SRD/VTT Support/OQ Dungeons/OQ Companion

A second wave to support the game, especially online, and give more options.

OQ3 System Resource Document – AVAILABLE

The OpenQuest 3 rules, released under the Creative Commons License (CC-BY) as Word document and an online version that will be hosted here.

OQ Virtual Table Top – Finishing

Support for at least one Virtual Table Top, which is going to be Role (see .

I am currently working on a quick Options Paper that outlines what I’ve researched so far.

Current status: Developing and Writing

ETA: Jan/Feb 2024.

OpenQuest Dungeons – AVAILABLE

This book is about how to use Dungeons in OpenQuest and three adventures. Its ideal for GMs and players more familiar to DnD moving to OpenQuest’s playstyle.

OpenQuest Dungeons, cover by Jon Hodgson

Read more about it here in these two blog posts.

OpenQuest Companion – AVAILABLE

A set of alternative rules and referee’s guidance

The OpenQuest Companion, cover by Jon Hodgson

Phase 3 Setting/Adventure books

Books that expand the game’s default setting, the Empire of Gatan,  but can also be easily used in your home campaign.

The Feathers and the Fury

A species supplement. Duck cultures, religion, their lands and a couple of adventures. ALL THINGS DUCK!

Current progress: Text being written, two adventures in outline. Pictures of four main duck cultures done by Dan Barker.

ETA: Spring 2024

the Book of Duck cover

The Feathers and the Fury © Jon Hodgson

The Clockwork Palace

Paul Mitchener’s adventure book of multidimensional travels.

Latest on this Mitch reports he has started work on it.

  • ETA: ???? 2024.
The Clockwork Palace by Jon Hodgson

The Clockwork Palace © Jon Hodgson

Swords of the Savage North

A revised version of the Savage North setting with new adventures.

  • ETA: Winter/Spring 2024.

Patronage and Power

A book of Patrons and the rules for using them in-game. Previously called The Book of Patrons.

  • ETA: Winter 2023.

It will not always be Summer – AVAILABLE

This is a reworking of Paul Mitchener’s Roman adventure, Non-Semper Erit Aestas, that was previously published in the long-overprint OpenQuest Adventures book.

It Will Not Always be Summer, cover by Jon Hodgson

It Will Not Always Be Summer, cover by Jon Hodgson

It has been updated to OpenQuest 3, and when Paul’s standalone RPG set in the period after Nero’s death, working title The Year of Four Emperors, is ready, it will be updated to use that ruleset and re-released as a Quickstart for that game.

Outside this road map is whatever the Patrons decide I should be working on for OpenQuest Next, and Paul’s standalone Roman RPG.

Please note Life and Death, The Crucible of Dragons, and The Savage North which were released for OpenQuest 1st and 2nd Edtion, are no longer available from us.

Dr Mitch and I chat about the planned releases, with a bit about the origins of OQ in this video over on

Here we go if you want to map all this via stretch goals from the campaign.

  • Stretch goals 1-3 More art and enhanced graphic design for the main rulebook. DONE
  • Stretch Goal 4 The Whispering Warrior Quickstart Rules/Adventure DONE (although the scenario is now called The Lost Outpost)
  • Stretch Goal 5 An OpenQuest OGL SRD Website DONE
  • Stretch Goal 6 The Saga of the Savage North, an adventure/setting book.
  • Stretch Goal 7 The Clockwork Palace, an adventure/setting book.
  • Stretch Goal 8 The OpenQuest Companion, a compendium of alternate rules and guidance.
  • Stretch Goal 9 OpenQuest Dungeons, a collection of adventures, with a mini-setting, and rules guidance.
  • Stretch Goal 10 Support for a Virtual TableTop
  • Stretch Goal 11 The Four Emperors Preview Adventure.
  • Stretch Goal 12  OpenQuest Patrons choose OpenQuest Next (the next OQ-powered project). Everyone gets 1st draft.
  • As a thank you to the generosity of the backers and the Master of Ducks (a unique special high-tier reward that has been claimed), The Feathers and the Fury. or The Book of Ducks, a culture book including character options, culture details, a mini-setting and an adventure.
  • A new reward for OQ Patrons, an add-on for all other backers, is called The Book of Patrons (a working title).