Ratings & Reviews

Log in to review this item
Lulu Sales Rank: 19054
1 Person Reviewed This Product
  • By Simon Fernandes
    Feb 25, 2012
    This is a rules light yet atmospheric and evocative sword and sorcery RPG based on the Swords and Wizardry OE rules set. The game is complete in 149 pages, covering character creation, equipment and weapons, combat, magic, a comprehensive bestiary, a brief overview of the setting and several appendices full of good advice and optional rules to enhance your game (love the brief but useful chaos mutations section!) and the LULU hardcover looks superb. The interior is crisp black and white with plenty of visually stimulating illustrations. The rules are clearly explained and serve to strengthen the Swords and Sorcery feel. Inside we have a fighter with a variety of combat options which stops them being samey, a flavourful barbarian, a rugged thief who looks quite capable in combat and the Magician, who uses a spell list comprised of combined cleric and magic user spells, along with some new spells, divided into white, grey, and black magic. There are a few rules tweaks as well. The... More > single save doubles as a skill system with everyone able to use each class's skill options but without that class's particular bonus. Nice touch. Magic items in the game are powerful but come with drawbacks. All in all, this is a nice OSR swords and sorcery themed game that offers something different from most other retroclones/OGL derived OSR games. It's simple to learn but looks like it could offer much for those interested in a long term game. Plus, it has a distinctive Conanesque/Lovecraft flavour that I love conveyed in classes; hitpoints are fatigue/Constitution is damage; black magic and weird artifacts and creatures, not to mention the setting itself. The rules are not tied to the setting, if you want to create your own setting or port the rules to another setting, nothing could be simpler. All in all, well worth the price and most elements of the game can be used in other OSR games i.e. Labyrinth Lord, Lamentations of the Flame Princess, OSRIC etc.< Less
There are no reviews for previous versions of this product

Product Details

D101 Games
December 31, 2011
Hardcover (casewrap)
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.03 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.25 wide x 10.75 tall
Report This Content to Lulu >

Moderation of Questionable Content

Thank you for your interest in helping us moderate questionable content on Lulu. If you need assistance with an order or the publishing process, please contact our support team directly.

How does this content violate the Lulu Membership Agreement?