From the first conversation we found out that Brendan shares Jagex's philosophy of games that are community-driven, and has done a great job of building a strong and vibrant communities in the area of Melvor Idle. It's very rare to see such a natural fit in the hunt at publishing possibilities, but Brendan and Melvor Idle were exactly that with OSRS Gold. Therefore, we decided to give him our support and the game with all our heart.
He continues: "We like to say that If RuneScape has been the MMO which can be played while watching TV, Melvor is the idle game that can be enjoyed in the midst of playing RuneScape. Melvor Idle takes RuneScape's core gameplay mechanics and compresses it into bite-sized pieces that are enjoyable even when you're short on time and so RuneScape gamers will be at the right place in Melvor.
The games will draw upon stories, characters and locales in RuneScape's lengthy 21-year history and the board game taking between one to five players on quest-based quests through Gielinor.
They'll create and upgrade equipment, upgrade their characters, cook special recipes, engage on a variety of topics with NPCs and test their skills while exploring different regions of the globe, and with an array of exciting side quests to distract and keep them entertained on the journey.
The TTRPG is an extravagantly illustrated, hardback, core book that includes rules for players to run an RuneScape tabletop roleplaying game which allows players to build personal characters from scratch, discover Gielinor, and create thrilling and unique adventures. The TTRPG base book is fully compatible with the ruleset of the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons.
It is expected that the RuneScape games will be Steamforged's 12th version of a video game to tabletop. Other adaptations have included that of Monster Hunter: World board game, which earned PS3.4 million through Kickstarter in 2021.
The trading of virtual currencies for real-world money can cause problems for a variety of online games, upsetting in-game economics, destabilizing player experiences or turning games into pay-to-win situations. In RuneScape the trade of its virtual gold is one of the biggest issues with bots extracting the resource, as well as accusations that the possibility to buy in-game 'bonds' for real-world money amounts to gambling.
The company has announced that Jagex has announced plans to address the issue. In a blog entry, credited to "The OSRS Buy Gold Team", Jagex declares that "gold purchased through RWT is a problem for any online game that has an exchangeable currency", and that although its "Anti-Cheating Team has done a lot to fight RWT sellers both in but also out" It will soon be taking more severe measures from the moment it takes beginning.