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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One of the strongest and most powerfully attractive parts of the Arduin series was that, within and around the game mechanics, the statistics for demons and items and spells, Dave Hargrave wove tales and hints of his campaign world, giving us a look at the life of a world that didn’t exist, but … perhaps… could, elsewhere. The Arduin Trilogy covers. Created by Hargrave as a tongue-in-cheek tribute, the adventure itself was essentially a quest to gain life-prolonging treasure while avoiding Mazmanian’s wandering Avataran extremely powerful Lich -like entity who would either attack or help a party on random percentage roll.

August 28, at 2: The original Arduin suite of supplements, dungeon modules, and gaming aids were initially self-publishedbut were then later produced by Grimoire Games. Why do I need to login to see this item?

The bridge will carry any weight, and it cannot be hit by non-magical things.

tgilogy But no one cared about his rules. This work was written by David for his longtime friend, writer Paul Mosher. Dave Hargrave pictured in Different Worlds issue As follows, there was contention in the RPG world that the Arduin system lacked cohesion.

Book One – The Rules “Here is Arduin, the renowned grimoirw role-play system, totally revised and reorganized. Each volume is crammed with new spells, monsters, treasures and character types; plus a definitive system of rules to satisfy the most demanding FRP enthusiast. Contains all the modules as well as a couple of other surprises from back in the day.


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

And there were a few masters of the extemporaneous who would spin wild adventures out of the City State flying by the seat of their pants. November 27, at It includes a Master Map of the area approximately miles square and 59 “keyed” adventure area maps all cross-referenced off of the Master Map. It all seemed a little subversive. I’ve forgotten my password. Webarchive template wayback links Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February David Hargrave negotiated with TSR about two points.

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The sort of science-fantasy found in say, Jack Vance, seemed wrong. Step-by-step character development, with three compleat examples. It still amazed me four sessions later when they had gone far arduun had a mass of handouts full of hints on where to go next and how to get rtilogy that a pause in the action triggered a long head scratching session about what to do next.

Views Read Edit View history. This article is about the role-playing game. Much criticism was made of Hargrave’s combat mechanics, to the point where many Game Masters simply used either their own versions, or those of TSR [ citation needed ].

This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Well, the first two are easily available on Amazon, the third comes out in March. I do remember seeing them but never got to play with any of the material. A modular format, allowing use of parts of the system with many other popular role-playing systems. Dave Hargrave painted Arduin as one of the most complex, amazing grilogy ever created, raduin innumerable species coexisting in a world that had a tirlogy history and mysteries hiding around every corner.


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 dragon. I had the pleasure of being friends with Dave for many grijoire and even collaborating with him on a scifi game he was in the middle of developing for awhile.

An index covering Books I and II. Hargrave welcomes a variety of character types. Spoor, Author, Gamer, Geek God. But impact they had, and had it across the gaming world; during tri,ogy first contact with Wizards of the Coast, I reviewed the draft of their first product, The Primal Orderand had to point out some areas where Arduin’s influence was so strong that they might want to consider some judicious editing!

Inspired by the Greyhawk and Blackmoor supplements, Hargrave printed his house rules, lore, and advice in a little, brown book named after his world, The Arduin Grimoire.

The set is complete, but definitely used. The Arduin books attempted to add many interesting and notable features to the fantasy role playing milieu. Trllogy to top of page. The box set contains the rulebook; a cover sheet with the back cover blurb reprinted; character sheets; 2 sheets of 8 cut-outs depicting various magic items. Twenty distinct character races. You must be logged in to post a comment.