MIDGARD - Schlüssel zum Abenteuer. This was the second (and final) rule book for the Midgard Fantasy roleplaying game. Midgard's rules thus were covered over less than 300 pages and only two books. At the same time Midgard's game rules to this day are among the most sophisticated yet easiest and most fun to play. This second book (its subtitle roughly translates to "the key to adventure") included advanced rules on magic, combat, and learning new skills, included rules for wilderness adventures, hints for campaign design, and a bestiary #midgard#fantasyroleplay#fantasyrollenspiel#roleplayinggame#schluesselzumabenteuer#fantasy#roleplayinggames#juergenefranke#rpg#magira
Saturday morning modeling. Finally got this one together. It was giving me so much trouble. But Elminster is assembled and nearly ready to be a presence in the Forgotten Realms. (don't worry if you have no idea what I'm talking about) #dnd#galeforcenine#miniatures#roleplayinggames
Today's mailroom treasure is a copy of the adventure "The Weight of Water" for the fourth edition of the Talislanta game. This book was bartered to me by the always enchanting @corridorgirl THANK YOU! This book was published during the OGL d20 craze and so it has double stat blocks for everything. Apparently there was a d20 version of Talislanta out concurrently. When you look at the stats side by side and compare them you really can see how crazy the OGL years were. The Talislanta 4th E stat block is very simple and you can scan it quickly to get a comprehensive idea of what you are dealing with. The d20 stat block is a mess of finely drawn statistics referring to other game mechanics and presuming that you know how those things combo up. Anyway, I'll take old school Talislanta any day. The story itself is fun. It's a pretty straightforward recovery caper. The central villains are those damn Rajan Necromancers, always up to no good. The early part of the adventure feels very fae and ethereal, the second half feels like what I associate Talislanta with, surreal adventure in the desert. The standard of art seems to have taken kind of a dump in this iteration of the game. A lot of recycled stuff from more heady days in the 80's. There are a couple okay pics of some Rajan necromancers, but nothing that rivals the 2nd Edition. All that having been said I'm happy to have this piece as part of my collection.