The RuneScape games will be Steamforged's 12th edition of a video game to tabletop. Previous adaptations include those of the Monster Hunter: World board game OSRS Gold, which made PS3.4 million on Kickstarter in 2021.
The exchange of virtual currency against real-world currencies can cause problems for a variety of online games. They can cause disruption to game economies, and displacing players or making games pay-to-win scenarios. In RuneScape it is the case that trading its virtual gold has been a problem and has led to bots taking over the resource, as well as accusations that the option to buy in-game "bonds" with real-world currency is akin to gambling.
In the present, Jagex has put forward strategies to address the issue. In a new blog entry and credited to "The RuneScape Team", the publisher declares that "gold purchased via RWT is a major issue in any online game featuring a tradeable currency" as well as that even though the "Anti-Cheating Team has taken a number of steps to tackle RWT sellers in both the games and outside" It will soon be taking stronger steps with immediate beginning.
The company cites the "growing team and improved technology", Jagex says it will not just be focused on sellers of gold and resources via RWT but also buyers Buy RuneScape 2007 Gold. The idea is to curb the demand and supply.