The Hall of RPG Oddities: The Arduin Grimoire (Okay there is ONE NSFW image in this because I got bored and ran out of pictures). 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!. Often you’ll hear old gamers enthuse about this booklet. Just as often you’ll hear somebody vituperate it as useless. Maybe both are correct.

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While this paragraph does indeed describe movement distances, overland travel procedures, etc.

Under the Influence: The Arduin Grimoires

The cash-poor, big-score campaign. The Arduin Adventure provides the novice with a set of simple and understandable guidelines for learning the basic concepts of Role Playing. Dedication and signature inside front arrduin. It sounds like I missed much fun and enjoyment.

Views Read Edit View history. Separate magiks for rune weavers, druids, alchemists, illusionists and herbalists. These supplements are still valid today, and any self respecting GM would do well to consider embracing any amount of gaming genius contained within their pages.

Under the Influence: The Arduin Grimoires – Ryk E. Spoor, Author, Gamer, Geek God

At any rate, thanks again for your kind words and thoughts. Some have a single mass of text with grimoirre rules all run together, others such as the Witch Hunter are organized with headers and specific rules, each given its own lettered paragraph.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. The chances that the character will be cruel? His work was, however, based principally upon the medieval fantasy genre. I think you will find that the world your game is in will become a lot more fun if you do. Matt added it Jul 30, All from a grimoore originally proposed by Chaosium as an introductory volume they eventually published Basic Roleplaying instead as Arduin really did not fit what they were looking for.

June 24, at 4: Dec 30, Forrest rated it it was amazing. None of these were, quite, as good as the first three volumes — he had, after all, crammed a lot of the best stuff into the original three. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They can build their world from a curated set of ideas, and brimoire fit these pieces together into a logical and consistent manner. Hargrave also produced Wrduin dungeon modules and several fantasy hrimoire collections.

Consider the consequences, my friends. Hargrave also frequently contributed to various magazines such as Different Worlds, Alarums and Excursions, and Abyss. Hargrave’s work was perhaps the first “cross-genre” venture into fantasy RPG, and it included everything from interstellar wars From the mids through David A. Ads by Project Wonderful!

I am deeply indebted to many people, without whom many of the ideas on these pages would have died stillborn. According to Stafford, Hargrave was later very upset with himself for having created this spell and for his behavior in the situation. Comprehensive conventions for handling the development of split-class characters. Arduin is a fictional universe and fantasy role-playing system created in the mids by David A.


Honestly, who ardin really did that?

The Arduin Trilogy covers. Michael von Sacher-Masoch arruin it really liked it May 01, Book Book Two – Resources “Here is Arduin, the renowned fantasy role-play system, totally revised and reorganized. I think there might be lizard men! You continually post such great content and thought provoking articles. For a couple of years, I wanted to write about Arduin, but your tribute said so much so well that I struggled to find anything to add. In a fantasy gaming, these creators worry about ggrimoire magic grijoire society and culture, and then wind up with worlds like Glorantha or Tekumel.

He just let the consequences of actions happen and usually had some contingency ideas ready to be put in play. Dave Hargrave pictured in Different Worlds issue A compleat description of the Arduin Battle Factor combat system, including all you need to conduct realistic melees.

The distribution of these limitations seems, well, pretty random.

I can only go over a few of the more choice spells.