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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Arduin Grimoire Series – Wayne’s Books RPG Reference
You are correct in that Arduin is a D20 game. A modular format, allowing use of parts of the system with many other popular role-playing systems. Bring in bits from the World Book of Khaas where appropriate. Dragon Tree Press Any suggestion that they were anything besides this is silly. Notably absent are the Courtesan, Slaver, Alchemist and Saint, even though they were discreetly listed on the earlier XP chart.
Anyone inside it goes insane? That means things like mental combat, intimidation, coercion, enchantment, fear attacks, undead turning, all that good stuff.
Oh the joy, the arduinn In all honesty, none of the Grimoires show signs that anyone other than Dave Hargrave worked on them. Now we finally get to spells and even though there are only a few pages of them, they are indeed impressive. Remember, if your Base Number is, say, 12, you must roll a 12 or more on aduin D20 to hit.
The bridge can also be “keyed” to support any single type or moreletting all others fall through selectively. Centaurs can be 4th level clerics, 12th level warriors and 3rd level psychics. Arduin Grimoire Volumes written and published by Hargrave, 9 written by Hargrave Basic version: This is what I came up with.
Well, as much as possible keep the system familiar and easy to use. Hargrave immediately gives us a taste of the take-no-prisoners trench warfare that was roleplaying publication in the 70s when he notes: Your character grew up in the desert?
Arduin, Bloody Arduin – Thinking About How It Could Be Done
With ya all the way, complete agreement. The subjects are broadly grouped together, but within these sections, topics are presented willy-nilly with no regard for order. That Erol Otus Tunch cover…. The first thing I noticed, prg the crudely-typed word-processor text, was that all of the books are horrifically organized, written almost stream-of-consciousness, with each topic given one or two pages before Hargrave barreled on to the next.
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.
It began in the mids as a personal project Hargrave created to share with friends, but became so popular that he was inspired to publish the material.
The first three Arduin tomes are known as The Arduin Trilogy. In his example, a fifth-level mage takes aduin hours to memorize one third, two second level and one third level spell.
Nothing too heavy or onerous, and very flexible, too. Makes perfect sense and fits seamlessly as well into the niche provided by David.
Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game. I love the swords and sorcery feel Arduin promoted. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: More hit points to start with, fewer hit points at mega levels.
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Go to our Sales Site. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Nevertheless, we have a huge pile of the trad fantasy races, including monstrous races, and the old Rg favourites such as: Just roll your stats and let the chips fall where they may — if you have a female with an 18 Strength, then have fun with her.
Several notable illustrators worked on Arduin materials at various times over the years, including the following:. Races can give you modifiers to abilities and maybe skills. The various accessories and books from Compleat Arduin onwards are “inspired by” the work of Hargrave.