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Orthag is a role-playing game written by Sheldon Linker and published in Alarums & Excursions (Issue 117 - May 1985). The system is intended to be used in a modern fantasy or near future fantasy genre. The game is very team oriented, with all actions being assumed to be performed by the team of characters (not individual characters).
Characters have several randomly-generated Attributes, including Accuracy, Magical Ability, Stealth, Attack, Parry, Strength, Charisma, Scouting, Intelligence, Speed, and Other Skills. Other Skills is a single Attribute that governs performance of anything not otherwise specified in the rules. Damage is delivered in hit points.
The game includes a "culture pack" for the Pleed Empire, a star-faring culture determined to expand.