I could write a essay. Complete work! Has everything to run infinite games, include a few colored maps inside. Plenty of tables and charts. This is the way DnD. Find great deals for Dungeons Dragons RPG Rules Cyclopedia D&d TSR Shop with confidence on eBay!. I have it on good account that Rules Cyclopedia is best version of D&D. That includes 5th edition in being inferior to it. Why? Two things.

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Weapon specialization, proficiencies, away-too-math-intensive mass combat system, etc.

What you judge combat on is fun per unit of time – that is, did the investment of time I spent on the combat generate a suitably interesting award in fun. Shannon Appelcline said that the book “was a nice compilation that was appreciated by the fans”.

A lot of the stuff therein feels quickly developed and under-play-tested. Most apps include their own filtering systems. When discussing a specific edition, include the edition in the title or select the appropriate link-flair.

I’m tempted to buy this. I would argue that everyone basically wants the same thing – a quick game’s a good game in order to accomplish anything in the course of a campaign without taking decades instead of years.

Nick July 1, at 4: I’m also very pleased that it left out the Immortals rules – you had the rules for ascending to godhood, and a strong implication that that’s really where a particular character should be retired from PChood. The Rules Cyclopedia in my opinion strikes a fairly happy medium between the extremes to which roleplaying games can fall prey. The reasons for my dislike are partially esthetic and partially philosophical, but they’re not really important right now, because I’m not actually going to talk about those boxed sets in this entry.


Rulse same is true of say 4e. Originally Posted by Celebrim. Any time you intend to post any promotion, message the mods ahead of time. Raith5 gave XP for this post.

We all owe Bruce Heard a great debt! JB July 1, at 3: Unless a player realizes this it will lead to a lot of disappointment and dashed hopes. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Thorne July 1, at 7: I’ve used the weapon system a few times, but only in action cyclopediaa style games Wuxia, and Sword and Sandal style games mostly.

Cover of the book. For such neophytes, books like the Rules Cyclopedia are a godsend, providing just enough detail to be useful as references but not so much as to reduce the whole endeavor to an exercise in bland number-crunching.

Tuesday, 20th January, Excessive numbers of options are the enemy of short preparation times and familiarity with the game. Will Mistretta July 1, at 4: It could have been a generational common point within the hobby, like folks talking about their Monopoly sets. Usable example dungeons are a rulebook staple, but not so much usable examples of worldbuilding. Dragonlance deities Forgotten Realms deities Greyhawk deities. Anthony Los Angeles July 1, at 2: Log in or sign up in seconds.


Its high prices on ebay have as much to due to its limited print run as its popularity. Combat even more slow than 3E.

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Too many magic items. Still, it’s one heck of a system, and it really does have everything you need. It’s as if it were someone’s pet project that they somehow managed to sneak on to the release schedule in between Volumes and of the Encyclopedia Magica and after the th domain book for Birthright.

Just wish the artwork cycllpedia so godawful.


He’s a bit removed from the era of gaming I focus on here. Way too many monsters. Rules Cyclopedia offers the fastest combat of any edition, so long as you use group initiative. The Demihumans will be advancing in attack ranks at a much slower pace than human characters under these rules.