In 1984, a cult classic RPG was released: Maelstrom by Alexander Scott.
Featuring a historical setting, ordinary people as characters, the original freeform magic system and an extensive herbal section, this game sold huge numbers of copies around the world. Long out of print until Arion Games revived it a few years ago, Maelstrom nevertheless held a special place in the hearts of many gamers.
And now, Maelstrom returns in a brand new edition. The game is set in England in the year 1086, still suffering the aftermath of the Norman conquest twenty years earlier. The characters are “special agents” for a powerful Norman Baron, investigating the strange and unusual for a handful of coin, their only qualification being that they have themselves experienced a strange event!
This new version of the Rulebook features:
+ All new lifepath character creation system - a great mini-game in its own right!
+ Revised and updated living abilities and game rules still based on D100 and D6
+ Fast and deadly combat system with lots of tactical options
+ Revised freeform Magick system
+ Rules for the Maelstrom and Breaches
+ Referee advice
+ A guide to life in 1086
+ A complete setting guide to the area around York
+ 100 new herbs