Enter a world of fantastic adventure, where your destiny is limited only by your imagination. Where powerful sorcerers manipulate the very essence of reality, and where warriors decide the fate of kingdoms with blade and spear. A world of magic, myth, and menace... A MAGIC WORLD!
MAGIC WORLD is a self-contained fantasy roleplaying game using the classic "Basic Roleplaying" system. The game allows you to play characters in a world of fantasy, adventure, and excitement. The rules of MAGIC WORLD are simple to grasp, while having enough options and complexity to suit any gaming style. Characters grow in experience organically, without relying on artificial constructs such as classes, levels, etc. Any sort of fantasy character you can imagine, you can play. MAGIC WORLD contains:
Full rules for creating characters in a world of magic and fantasy.
A robust magic system with nearly one hundred spells. Any character may become a spell caster with the right combination of raw talent, and training!
Detailed, yet streamlined skills and combat rules.
Complete rules for nautical adventures.
A bestiary of more than sixty creatures to use as foes for the characters, or as the characters themselves! Play as any species imaginable: Human, Elf, Orc, Centaur, Troll, Talking Beast, and more!
Gamemaster advice, and resources.
A gallery of enchanted items which might be found in your characters' adventures.
A complete sample campaign setting, "the Southlands", to jump start your adventures.
This book is primarily a reprint and reworking of the Chaosium games and books originally published as Elric!, The Bronze Grimoire, RuneQuest Creatures Book and Sailing on the Seas of Fate. The text has been revised and expanded for this comprehensive edition; a few pieces were added from the Basic Roleplaying. New material has been added to enhance the themes of heroic fantasy. Many great supplements and rules additions have been published for Basic Roleplaying over the years. As a service to our many loyal fans and friends, Chaosium is currently working to bring many of these great supplements back into print, while at the same time revising them to bring them in line with the current Basic Roleplaying.