Dave Hargrave’s Arduin series has a place in the early history of fantasy role- playing games; not the least for being so transparent in its. Remuz Role-playing game archive. Powered by h5ai v Arduin Dungeon 1 – , , KB. file, Arduin Dungeon 2 – The. Arduin is a fictional universe and fantasy role-playing system created in the mid s by David A. Hargrave. It was perhaps the first “cross-genre” fantasy RPG.

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A few items he created on a whim for those he especially liked or was close to. This information and your opinions are invaluable to me. Simple, easy and makes so much more sense than trying to keep a running tab on how many Experience Points one has.

Jeff Rients’ readthrough of the Arduin Grimoire. The original role-playing community at large was split between love and mere tolerance of Hargrave’s passions, and his infamous falling-out with Areuin Staffordwhich resulted in Hargrave naming an Arduin spell after him as revenge, is one such example. So read on and enter the world of action and adventure. No Web Links Found. The Citadel of Thunder Arduin.

Arduin, Bloody Arduin – Thinking About How It Could Be Done

It was perhaps the first “cross-genre” fantasy RPG, with everything from interstellar wars to horror and historical drama, although it ardujn based primarily in the medieval fantasy genre.

At fifth level they can use magical swords and a tenth level they can use all magic weapons there is an uncomfirmed report that Gary Gygax experienced a minor stroke when arfuin read that rule. Rules for a variety of firearms, including pistols, rifles, automatic weapons, muzzle-loading cannon, mod era artillery and energy weaponry.


The awesome Arduin campaign map. Over 50 different kinds of armor. However, I was able to score copies of the original booklets in cut-out bins at local gaming stores over the years, so later editions of the original Arduin trilogy are now in my possession.

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Examples for the GM on how to set up and run an encounter. And before we get into the meat of the work, we need to be honest with ourselves. Rgphe was hired by Emperor’s Choice Games to create new cover art for a hardcover reprinting of the original Arduin Grimoire Trilogy.

Adventures, country guides, what have you. Hell, not even Gandalf could have pulled that shit off. Arduin,” citing a publication from https: Things like running, swimming, jumping, climbing, etc. It also means a lot of thought needs to go into making those high level classes playable, which feeds into the class skill system and dice roll mechanic. Hargrave discusses in considerable detail how long it takes to memorize spells one hour per spell divided by the number of spells that the mage may memorize at his or her current level.

He and Arduin have given me nearly 40 years of enjoyment, thrills and unmitigated fun. A modular format, allowing use of parts of the system with many other popular role-playing systems. More hit points to start with, fewer hit points at mega levels. GM purview, player ingenuity and gamer imagination.

Anyone who tries to cast through it? Next comes experience tables for Arduin character classes such as Thief, Slaver, Techno, Courtesan, Assassin and so on as noted, not in alphabetical orderwith XP totals for levels one all the way up to th level and beyond. Home Recent Additions Welcome Wiki. It makes it all seem almost real. As loony as all this sounds, it really is a breath of fresh air compared to the stodgy, pretentious stuff that was coming out of TSR at that time.


Rune weavers then get some of their own spells, webs that they weave with magic. Dave Hargrave was apparently an outstanding game master, and had a real talent for running games on the fly, throwing in everything but the kitchen sink and coming up with elaborate rule systems essentially off the top of his head.

Hell, kickstart it if you need the boost. Now I admit that I skipped most of the next section, packed with combat charts, guidelines for melee and missile combat and other stuff that I never really cared for in the first place. Yes, that does mean characters can go mega-gonzo high in level.

The box set contains the rulebook; a cover sheet with the back cover blurb reprinted; character sheets; 2 sheets of 8 cut-outs depicting various magic items. Add a copy to your collection. InTSR objected to certain contents of the first Arduin book. Most races are like this — they are seriously limited in most classes, forbidden from a few, and able to advance to unlimited levels in one or two.

Ladees and gentle-barbarians, I give yew: And it evidently continues for as long as the caster cares to maintain it! Did they print character sheets on toilet paper or something? A wonderfully scented gentle wind blows melodious music within the spell area, which immediately charms all up to 6th level into sitting and listening raptly.