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Fantasy Wargaming

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Deeper dungeons. More dangerous dragons. Fantasy combined with never-before-explored logic for expert players. Here in Fantasy Wargaming is an invaluable guide with complete playing rules and sections on:

Monsters and Magical Beings
Cultures, Myth and Religion
Character Generation
Role Playing
Warrior Tables
Motivations, and Index, and more.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published July 1st 1982 by Stein & Day Pub
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Ned Leffingwell
This is an artifact from the early days of role-playing. The authors are British students who played D&D and decided to create their own system based on the real Middle Ages. There is a lot of good information on the medieval era, feudalism, warfare, and such. The monsters are taken from legends, period bestiaries, and heraldry. Players are more likely to fight two-headed lions than orcs.

The rules of the game are very complex and lean to close to realism. Female characters are forbidden from
Bob J
Mar 13, 2015 Bob J rated it really liked it
While the role playing game within might or might not be playable as a stand alone game, the articles about medieval society, magic, and religion are fascinating and potentially very useful for running a great variety of games (not just those set in the middle ages either). The magic stuff in particular is set out better in some cases than in the already very good Authentic Thaumaturgy, which is probably the definitive book on magic for gamers.

When this is all reduced to hard numbers for gaming
Robert A.
Sep 16, 2016 Robert A. rated it liked it
Great primer on roleplaying medieval Europe & Britain and interesting takes on magic and religion in RPGs. There's also some worthwhile wisdom concerning Game Mastering. The second half of the book however is easy to skip as its mostly rules for its own system though the brief bestiary is a fun breeze through.
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Jan 16, 2015 William Sariego rated it liked it
Nicely detailed with a lot of historical material; it falls short as a gaming system.
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Good overview of wargaming in general. recommended
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