On the book was printed: The Arduin Grimoire, by Dave Hargrave. of Doom, which collectively came to be known as “The Arduin Trilogy”. Volume 1 of David Hargrave’s classic Arduin Grimoire series, published in during the Original Dungeons & Dragons period. Old-school D&D at its best!. The Arduin Grimoire – Vol 6 – House of the Rising , , KB. file, The Arduin , , KB. file.

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Back in the ancient days of roleplaying games, Dungeons and Dragons was pretty much the only game in town, a game consisting of three little booklets: Book Book Two – Resources “Here is Arduin, the renowned fantasy role-play system, totally revised and reorganized. The Arduin Adventure has a unique modular learning system that permits the gamer to apply any part of it to another system, or part of another system to itself.

More than two dozen rtilogy character classes. Your ad here, right now: Dave Hargrave pictured in Different Worlds issue Among these are the following:.

Under the Influence: The Arduin Grimoires

All of my aeduin for many years took place in the same multiverse, so whether you ardhin playing in a superhero campaign, a high fantasy adventure, Shadowrun, or Space Opera, you could end up running into any of the others. All the books are time worn and yellowed.

If you are not afraid of trying something new, you will discover a game that is exciting and different from any game you have tried before.

The original Arduin suite of supplements, dungeon modules, and gaming aids were initially self-publishedbut were then later produced by Grimoire Games. Still, I never regretted these purchases and always found useful material in them. The pages teemed with fresh ideas. The Arduin 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 teilogy the “Arduin Adventure” to learn the true path to fame, glory and adventure.


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Comprehensive conventions for handling the development of split-class characters. November 30, at Special sections devoted to dragons, giants, the realm of Faerie, shapechangers, undead and demonkind.

It all seemed a little subversive. FantasyScience FictionHorror. This was a world in which Multiversal Trading Corporation maintained branch offices in all major cities, allowing an adventurer to browse a selection of goods; a place where on one dark night of the year a horrific god might walk the world in the flesh; where potable liquors might be brewed from the most peculiar ingredients, and some of them might give you more than a buzz; where a laser-rifle armed mercenary might be found hunting a arudin.

February 4, at 9: And my apologies, but no international bids. He did have feuds with several in the early gaming industry, leading to spells and other in-game snipes. Still, there was good material in the volumes that followed, which were: The Arduin Trilogy covers. I was, thus, somewhat disappointed when I was given a huge Arduin collection re-issue which had much of the personal material edited out of it. Go to our Sales Site. Hargrave felt that Stafford had betrayed him over a Chaosium publishing deal, thus “falling through selectively”.

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Arduin Fantasy role-playing games Science fiction role-playing games Horror role-playing games Role-playing games introduced in One of the last game-related items created arduinn David A. There are some amazing stories of things Dave was supposed to have said at various times… some may well be true, but trilogg the actual instance is tough. The fact is that much of the attraction of The Arduin Grimoire and its sequels was that personal, powerful writing that Dave Hargrave infused into the otherwise dry gaming mechanics — a point of view of a gamer who had thought long and hard on grlmoire kind of a world they wanted to run, and what it meant to run a campaign — the responsibilities of the game master as well as their powers.


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.

You continually post such great content and thought provoking articles. It was the first published “cross-genre” fantasy RPG, with everything grmoire interstellar wars to horror and historical drama, although it was based primarily in the medieval fantasy genre.

This is a complete campaign area, designed as a generic adventure campaign suitable for insertion into any RPGwritten by David for his longtime friend, writer Paul Mosher.

Arduin Grimoire Series – Wayne’s Books RPG Reference

It was and remains the nature of the world and the game system itself. His is also the original design for the Arduin “Shield” now featured by Emperor’s Choice Games and Miniatures as their trademark. While David Hargrave was considered one of the “best of the best” of game mastershe was also known for having a somewhat volatile personality. Well, not having known him personally the closest I got was talking to someone from Grimoire Games many years ago I could only go by various secondary sources.

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Once subversive, the Arduin Grimoire’s influence reaches today’s games

The Arduin books attempted to add many interesting and notable features to the fantasy role grimpire milieu. Hargrave encourages players to own the rules and their games, to tinker, to playtest. November 27, at 9: