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1982
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The Ysgarth Rule System
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The Ysgarth Rule System 1: The Fantasy Character
The Ysgarth Rule System 2: Battlecraft
The Ysgarth Rule System 3: The Arcane Arts
The Ysgarth Rule System 4: Holy Orders
The Ysgarth Rule System 5: The Fantasy World
The Ysgarth Rule System: The Last Song of Hergest - An Introductory Scenario
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Red Wrap Booklets 2nd Printing
Publisher: Ragnarok Enterprises
Year: 1983
Saddle Stapled (modules/pamphlets)
168 pages
Size: Tradeback
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Blue Wrap Booklets 1st Printing
Publisher: Ragnarok Enterprises
Year: 1982
Saddle Stapled (modules/pamphlets)
Product Code: RE4001
168 pages
Size: Tradeback
0.40 pounds
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The Ysgarth Rule System opens new horizons in fantasy adventure. It is an advanced system, streamlined and unusually open-ended to encourage the imaginations of players and Game Masters. In this game you will find new challenges which add depth and dimension to your fantasy adventures.

The Ysgarth Rule System combines simplicity and logical design with a passion for realism and imagination to encourage role-playing and intelligent world design. The rules are complete and comprehensive, in 6 books for ease of reference.

Book #1: The Fantasy Character gives all of the information needed to set up characters, including a unique attribute system, over 100 native skills, and hints on creating a personality.
Book #2: Battlecraft explains the skills of Warriors and 4 other martial professions, with over 100 advanced skills and complete mechanics for combat.
Book #3: The Arcane Arts cover magic use, with 15 magic using professions, over 70 related skills, and more than 300 spells, plus rules for spell casting, spell interaction, and fumbles.
Book #4: Holy Orders explores religion in the fantasy world, with descriptions of 155 deities, some 10 basic priest types, over 60 general skills and powers, plus complete rules and guidelines for using holy powers.
Book #5: The Fantasy World is an aid for Game Masters, with information on all aspects of world design, with demographic formulae, maps, and specific examples.
The Last Song of Hergest is an introductory adventure scenario, with appendices of more than 50 creatures and characters, plus a selection of magic items and weapons.

The Ysgarth Rule System is 168 pages of the most advanced ideas in fantasy gaming priced at less than half of what you might expect to pay. Fantasy gaming is growing up, and with the Ysgarth Rule System and your imagination you can start to get more fun and excitement from your fantasy adventures.

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Blood Tribute

Beginning adventure from Ysgarth!

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Capsule Reviews

Alma Mater: The High School Role-Playing Game, Borderlands, By the Sword (The Legionnaire) [not in DB], Bounty

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Different Views

A collection of letters from our readers including a long rebuttal by the designer of a review of the Ysgarth Rule

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Elemental Staves of Ysgarth
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Graphomancy

Graphomancers or calligraphers are a class of mage akin to Runists, but with some interesting possibilities.

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Ingenious Items

New items for Ysgarth (convertible to AD&D)

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Mini-Adventure: Gul Zadan

For Ysgarth or AD&D

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New Ysgarth Magic

Yet another new system for Ysgarth

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Review

The Ysgarth Rules System

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Reviews of Task Force Games\' SuperVillains, Brian Phillips\' The Official Superhero Adventure Game, FGU\'s Death

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