Age of Runark finale

Hey folks, Chris here from the Age of Runark podcast. I never posted on here that our podcast was ending and I’m sorry for that. The rationale in my head was that we were only 8 episodes into using Open Legend and I wasn’t sure how many people where listening back the opening episode.

I do want to say thank you if you listened and I hope that enjoyed what we put out. It sucks that it ended the way it did, I was really excited for the story but that is the way that it goes sometimes.

I am planning on starting up a more sci-fi tinged podcast and I’m still looking at the Open Legend system as it’s backbone. I need to hop onto the Discord server and chat with folks because I think I’m going to need some advice/pointers for some ideas.

Thanks again for giving us a chance and I hope that we gave you a fun adventure and highlighted what makes Open Legend so special.


I was really looking forward to see where you were going with your set-up. I really liked how you transitioned from a slightly whacky start to a grim fantasy world.

I’m looking forward to see what you come up next and I hope you are sticking to OL, so that I can actually follow the mechanical aspects of the game. :wink:


There’s a great community in the Discord channel, and most of us are happy to help out with anything you can throw at us.

If you need help with a Sci-Fi themed campaign and you’re looking for how to use the Extraordinary Attributes, how to flavor certain Banes/Boons/Feats, or just general setting conversion assistance, I’d love to help! I’m actually in the process of writing a series of articles about using Open Legend in every imaginable genre, and Sci-fi is definitely up there on the list of genres I’d love to get more OL experience with.

Wish you the best of luck! Reach out if there’s anything we can help you with!


Also, interacting in the forum and in Discord is a good way to keep reminding people you’re there and by extension your content. I recommend doing that, though I know it’s a time investment


I sort of feel like I know you since I’ve been listening to the podcast for over a year. I found Runark because I was running a FAGE homebrew and was looking for an actual play podcast to get my creative juices flowing.

When I heard the episode where you said you were switching to OL, I felt shocked and betrayed! But then I read all about OL and was promptly converted (and am now porting my whole campaign and group over to OL). So greatful for all your hard work and amazing storytelling - and for making an OL convert out of me!

Keep up the amazing work. I’m impressed that you were able to keep it up with 2 kids (congrats on the newer one btw). I’m a dad and I feel like I barely have time to work on my campaign.

Onwards and upwards.


FAGE had some great idea but in the end it wasn’t the system that I could myself diving into. The biggest issue for me was making balanced combat, it was a very difficult thing to do. Making the change was something that I was very hesitant to do in the beginning but after showing it to the players and seeing their reactions I couldn’t see myself doing any other system.

I am glad to have converted you! There are a ton of systems out there and for how I look at magic and storytelling OL gives me the best bang for the buck.

The only was I could keep it up was with the help of my amazing wife.

We will be back, I think we will have a slightly modified crew but the wheels are turning.


Really glad to hear this @grizz138! I’m in a weird place right now where there’s a devoted and loyal Open Legend following, but obviously it’s going to take time to catch up to the “big fish” the the RPG system world. But if you’re willing to stick it out, I honestly believe we will get there. Just a matter of time and hard work.

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