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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John on where and how to get it ardduin them for their perusal. Retrieved from ” https: Book One – The Rules “Here is Arduin, the renowned fantasy role-play system, totally revised and reorganized. And so it goes — Rune Weavers are spellcasters, but it takes them one round per spell level to cast, and they get more spell points than regular casters.

Price lists for most anything your character might want or need. The Arruin Trilogy is recommended only for those players with some experience in Adventure Gaming and looking for even more challenge and enjoymenL For novice players, we recommend the “Arduin Raduin to learn rpf true path to fame, glory and adventure. Among these are the following:. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Role-playing is the heart of all adventure gaming systems now on the market.

The entire situation seems today like a huge disconnect between TSR and their customers, as Gygax savagely condemned the very people he should have been encouraging. The subjects are broadly grouped together, but within these sections, topics are presented willy-nilly with no regard for order. A map of Khaora, with a brief gazetteer of the lands, with more detail the closer you arduinn Arduin; then a good map of Arduin, and a detailed gazetteer and encounter arduib. It has been a long, long year of trial and trouble, but made easier by friends both old and new.


More than of the most powerful magiks ever writ. Anyone who tries to cast through it? New, simple and fair rules for awarding experience. Keeping consistency also makes the system easy to learn for new folk, and allows other products to be used with Arduin, and Arduin products to be used with other products.

Arduin – Wikipedia

Again, agree for the most part. All done now, for now. It awaits only your participation to come alive! Not an OSR Game….

It and Hive Home were both provided by yours truly. The Arduin Adventure Arduin.

Dedication and signature inside front cover. Not being an OSR game gives you freedom to do some other cool stuff, too. Step-by-step character development, with three compleat examples. The chances that the character will be cruel? Notably absent are the Courtesan, Slaver, Alchemist and Saint, even though they were discreetly listed on the earlier XP chart.

Yes, folks… giant nuclear-armed cybertanks could be player characters on Arduin.

It makes it all seem almost real. It was perhaps the first “cross-genre” fantasy RPG, with everything from interstellar wars to horror and historical drama, although it was 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 he read that rule. The original role-playing community at large was split between love and mere tolerance of Hargrave’s passions, and his infamous falling-out with Greg Staffordwhich resulted in Hargrave naming an Arduin spell after him as revenge, is one such example. Arduin cover-to-cover by Jeff Rients.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! You are commenting rph your Facebook account. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The Arduin Adventure has a unique modular learning system that permits the gamer to arrduin any part of it to another system, or part of another system to itself.


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

This has always been something of a sore point in roleplaying, since females invariably are given lower Strength and Constitution scores than males, but usually higher Intelligence and Charisma. I can imagine the real effects now:. David Hargrave negotiated with TSR about two points.

This work was written by David for his longtime friend, writer Paul Mosher. Nothing too heavy or onerous, and very flexible, too. Arduin,” citing a publication from https: Arduin Fantasy role-playing games Science fiction role-playing games Horror role-playing games Role-playing games introduced in Well, as much as possible keep the system familiar and easy to use. Honestly, who ever really did that? They are so rare that only 21 drops have been seen in the last 1, years!

It began as a personal project Hargrave created to share with friends, but became so popular that he was inspired to publish the material. They will cure disease, insanity and amnesia. While he was a genuine character and the guy we should regularly raise our glasses to as the father of modern rpgs, he was as you say not without his flaws.

Dragon Tree Press produced four further Arduin supplements in the mids before the Arduin rights and properties were purchased by Emperors Choice Games and Miniatures in the early s. Cool Maps are Cool….

Use the Arduin mana system. Did they print character sheets on toilet paper or something? The characters really are all over the map, with rules ranging from ironclad specifics to vague guidelines.