The C&S Red Book (2000)

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Publisher: Gamestuff Inc.
Year: 2000
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An Updated Edition of Chivalry & Sorcery 1st Edition

From the introduction:

It has been over two decades since C&S first saw the light of day. The first edition was printed in a red cover, which is why this new edition is called Red Book. What follows is a new edition, as we could not simply reprint what had been done in 1977. As much as possible of the original text has been preserved.

C&S Red Book is a reprinting of the original 1977 edition of C&S which was produced with a distinctive red cover. It was at the time and is now a complete role playing game in one volume.

C&S Red Book is the result of a lengthy process and the editors want to thank all those who assisted in the task. We would especially like to thank Terry Austin of Hyperbooks On Line for his invaluable assistance in scanning the text of the 1977 edition. We would also like to acknowledge the inspiration of those members of the Loyal Order of Chivalry & Sorcery who kept the flame of C&S burning all these years.

The original edition of 128 pages 5 point type was very difficult to read - this edition is we hope more user friendly and easier to read.

Players may find that some of the concepts involved in character generation and other systems in the text no longer fit with current role playing fashion. One which is no longer current is the idea that fate hands you a character - in C&S Red Book players can choose the occupation of their character after considering what fate in the form of random dice rolls has handed them. Players familiar with subsequent editions of C&S know that this aspect is no longer a feature of the game.

In the 22 years since the original publication of C&S the role playing hobby has grown and matured away from its roots in miniature war gaming to interactive story telling. C&S Red Book is well within the domain of the simulationist side of role playing but those who prefer story telling to simulation will still profit from the topic covered by this updated edition.

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