The Arcanum is a fantasy role-playing game (RPG) originally published by Bard Games, set in The origin of both the “Complete Series” and eventual “Atlantean Trilogy” came out of a (Jerry D. Grayson) owns the rights to The Lexicon and The Bestiary, the original follow on books will not be released by ZiLa Games. THE LEXICON is the cyclopedia and atlas of the Atlantean world, and the second book of Bard Games’ ATLANTEAN TRILOGY (the companion volumes being. I soon found the Bestiary and the Lexicon published in one book (I don’t If the Atlantean Trilogy is at the dawn of the world, Talislanta takes.

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I’ve been interested in RPGs for decades and never seen or heard of Arcanum. Each determined to hit bonuses and hit points per level, and each of the classes had one of these ratings.

Ben Eastaugh and Chris Sternal-Johnson. In that vein, several game companies have spelt out their interpretations in role playing games.

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Defenses included parry, evasion, dodge, or counter which you wait for your foe to strike first, then you strike him back while he’s off-balance from his attack. Michaelcob on My Resolutions. Lawful Evil characters despised honor, lied, had no sense of mercy or justice. Easy to remember, easy to apply and easily consistent.


Also, chain, plate mail, and plate armor gave you -1, -2, and -3 on DEX saves respectively. Luis Arvie on Musing on Guilds. The setting of the Atlantean Trilogy atoantean is actually found in the second book of the trilogy, the Lexicon: Cover for The Arcanum 1st edition.

All of the material from these three books would be edited and made a part of the core rules for The Arcanum.

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Along with contributing and producing many more books in the Talislanta Milieu including a fiction anthologySechi also wrote Bard’s Atlantis and Complete Adventurer series, recorded three CDs based on music from Talislanta, wrote the Pandemonium!

AC was gone, so Armor actually subtracted points from your damage, based on whether it was leather, ring, chain, plate, ad infinitum. Howard’s Hyborian Age even going so far as to use some of the names, themselves taken from ancient historybut everything was ripped from myth and folklore and ancient cultures. Adventure in an age of mystery and magic where fabulous peoples, mythical monsters and legendary places come to life. Chaotics analyzed a situation and then acted.


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Illustrations in the lexicno include ink drawings by artist Bill Sienkiewicz. Add a copy to your collection. GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters at year’s end: Was it similar to the original Bard Games version, or did they rework the mechanics? Any higher level spells must be found, and they offer ways to do xtlantean, from private collections to libraries, to learned mages, and adventuring in ruins and tombs.

A decade later, Death’s Edge Games picked up and republished the Arcanum, the Lexicon, and the Bestiary, added some new material and changed the art. Then, Bard Games put out these three books.

I sent in a check to Bard Games. Noah marked it as to-read Apr 17, April 3, at 5: