You hail from a world awash in conflict, danger, and threats. You might be a thief due to your knack for picking the pockets of rich merchants in Gravinia while evading the blades of the competition. You might be a raider selling your sword to the highest bidder and fight for any or all as long as the silver flows. You might even hail from mysterious Cal’athar and have an affinity for arcane forces, using them to work spells outside the realm of Man.
SHADOW, SWORD & SPELL is a humanistic, pulp fantasy game drawing its inspiration from the stories of pulp fantasy writers who wrote between 1930 and 1960 – Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, Gardner Fox, Jack Vance, Fletcher Pratt, L. Sprague de Camp, and their contemporaries. SHADOW, SWORD & SPELL provides you the tools you need to create your own vision of the sword-and-sorcery genre.
What is Humanistic fantasy? Humanistic fantasy is fantasy in which humans take the center stage. It is fantasy largely without the races familiar to fantasy today – elves, dwarves and the like.