from the introduction
As the king vultures circled overhead,
Bronze knelt upon the burning sand and tore
two strips of cloth from his robe with which to
bind his feet. He had stopped sweating two
hours ago and had cast off his sword as
dead weight the night before. Parched to the
bone and completely defenseless, if the heat
didn’t kill him before he reached Halandor,
the grak dogs would. And that was the last
thought Bronze had before he collapsed face
down in the sand.
designer blurb from 1KM1KT
Bronze is a set of rules designed to emulate swords and sorcery adventure in the vein of Lin Carter, Fritz Leiber, and Robert E. Howard. Bronze actually began life as Zak Arntson's Thord of Relings, a set of intriguing design notes that can be found over at the Harlekin Maus site. While attempting to play a game using those notes, several changes were made along the way and, ultimately, a new set of rules was born.
This is an updated version of the Bronze rules, including maps and a more stylized overlay. More gaming information has also been included.