Last updated 27/11/2022
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 supplements that were funded.
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
- Pdf has gone to backers and preorders.
- POD has gone to backers and preorders.
- Signed and Sent has been sent out to backers and pre-orders.
If you are a backer who has not received any of your copies, please check your Kickstarter Messages inbox and then contact me via Kickstarter Message.
Now on General Release via
The Lost Outpost – Available
The OpenQuest Quick-Start Rules and Adventure, with six pre-made characters.
Release: Pdf on general release now.
Kickstarter backers also received a link to an at-cost POD version. Check your Kickstarter Message inbox by logging in to Kickstarter, if you’ve not received it.
Catching the Wyrm – Available
A Kickstarter exclusive reward for early backers, that will form the basis of a larger adventure that will be Kickstarted in itself later this year/early next.
ETA by early 2022 for Early Bird Backers, as a preview version approx 20 pages. Full release version sometime 2022.
The Duck Crusade – Available
Outside of the OpenQuest Kickstarter, funded as part of D101’s ZineQuest 3 entry (Grogzilla issue 2). A short A5 setting/adventure/duck culture/detailed enemies. It will not be part of the Book of Duck.
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 completely Open Gaming Content portion of the OpenQuest 3 rules, released as a word document and an online version that will be hosted here.
More Information: This blog post.
OQ Virtual Table Top – In Development
Support for at least one Virtual Table Top, which as of writing in late 2021 is looking like it will be Foundry VTT.
Currently working on a quick Options Paper that outlines what I’ve researched so far.
Current status: Researching
ETA: Christmas for the options paper, early New Year OQ VTT support.
OpenQuest Dungeons – In Development
A book about how to use Dungeons in OpenQuest and two (maybe three) example adventures.
Current Status: Nearly done! Doing final self-edit, before sending off to proofreader.
ETA: Christmast 2022/Early 2023
OpenQuest Companion – AVAILABLE
A set of alternative rules and referee’s guidance
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 2023.
The Clockwork Palace
Paul Mitchener’s adventure book of multidimensional travels.
- ETA: Spring 2023.
Swords of the Savage North
A revised version of the Savage North setting, with new adventures.
- ETA: Winter 2023.
Patronage and Power
A book of Patrons and the rules for using them in-game. Previously called The Book of Patrons.
- ETA: Winter 2023.
Non Semper Erit Aestas (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 out of print OpenQuest Adventures book.
It has been updated to OpenQuest 3, and when Paul’s standalone RPG set in the period after Nero’s death, working title The Four Emperors, is ready it will be updated to use that ruleset and re-released as a Quickstart for that game.
Outside of this road map, is whatever the Patrons decide that 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 that were released for OpenQuest 1st and 2nd Edtion, are no longer available from us.
I and Dr Mitch chat about the planned releases, with a bit about the origins of OQ in this video over on
If you want to map all this via stretch goals from the campaign, here we go.
Stretch goals 1-3 More art and enhanced graphic design for the main rulebook.DONE Stretch Goal 4 The Whispering Warrior Quickstart Rules/AdventureDONE (although the scenario is now called The Lost Outpost) Stretch Goal 5 An OpenQuest OGL SRD WebsiteDONE
- 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 Book of Ducks, a culture book including character options, culture details, a mini-setting and an adventure.
- There is a new reward for OQ Patrons and add-on for all other backers, called The Book of Patrons (a working title) – see Add-ons below.