Stormbringer: Dark Fantasy Roleplaying (Stormbringer Roleplaying Game, 2115) Paperback – 1 Jun 2001
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Stormbringer is a role-playing game based on the novels of Michael Moorcock, whose tales about Elric and other incarnations of the Eternal Champion are now classics of fantasy available everywhere in the English-speaking world. In this game, heroes discover secrets about the world of the Young Kingdoms, the nature of the universe, the Gods of Law and Chaos, and what their prophecies portend. You and your friends portray ordinary people from the Young Kingdoms who seek adventure, riches, power, and understanding. You face the same sorts of situations and dangers that Elric, Moonglum, Dorian Hawkmoon, and Corum encountered, but this time you must win those legendary victories.
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Then along came the 5th Edition called Elric! (The exclamation mark is because there is already an Elric game!)and that has now been followed by this 6th edition.
The whole game has now been sanitised! 3D6 replaced by 2D6+6 so everyone is less diverse, removal of stat modifiers, so everyone is less diverse, all racial modifiers removed so everyone is less diverse, occupations instead of character classes which, you guessed it narrow any diversity.
Basically it makes no difference what you statistics are, where you come from or what your occupation is, from Argimilian Farmer to Pan Tangese Priest you can all have 100%+ on your weapon skills and the ability to use a bland form of runequest battle magic from the outset. Nobody is scared of demons because they all have sorcery themselves.
Well it's certainly fair but all the character has gone from the game. 1st Edition with it resolvable flaws was much better.
elric lifted the huge blade easily and turned it this way and that, admiring its alien beauty.
"stormbringer," he said... it was suddenly as if he had been born again and that this runesword was born with him. it was as if they had never been separate. "stormbringer." and the sword moaned sweetly and settled even more smoothly into his grasp. "stormbringer!"
it's more difrent than i fought it has diffrent tipes of food and drink and there is more items including one you make up your self but it does nothing apart from you treshure it it's youre family air loom if you do buy it make sure you have thease dice D4, D6, D8, D10, D10%, D20 and mabe d2 what is a coin before you try and play the game make sure that you have a game master who has read all the book because its so big and complicated you also can realy do any thing on stormbringer dark fantasy roleplaying.
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This game has something that other roleplaying games ,in my experience, lack. You are not restricted by alignment, nor do you have to pick a strict character class. So you can end up with a skilled warrior-sorcerer (Elric style) or any other occupation and still be able to cast magic spells. Another great feature (in tradition with Elric novels) is character's abilities to summon and bind demons, elementals and other supernatural creatures, depending on the character's following of eather Law, Chaos or Balance... There are no levels so any spell can be cast or creature summoned even by novice sorcerers, only if the adventurer has enough resources for the deed. This, of course, you do at your own risk for it is a high price to pay for disturbing the Lords of the Higher Worlds...
The game has the dark and brutal feel about it and is not recommended for those that prefer high fantasy and happy endings. In my opinion, those that enjoy "Call of Cthulhu" or "Vampire" will like this as well. If you know what I am talking about, go forth and get your hands on this classic piece. You will not regret it, this I swear by Arioch...
P1: I roll 50, a HIT
P2: I roll 40, I parry
P2: I roll 40, I Hit
P1: I roll 83, I parry
P1: I roll 45, I hit
P2: I roll 39, I parry
P2: I roll 06, a CRITICAL hit
P1: I roll 37, I parry, but my weapon takes 4 points damage
P1: I roll 82, I hit
And so on. Sooner or later a broadsword breaks. The winner is the player who brought the highest number of broadswords to the match...
This is the reason why my players are not allowed to generate their own characters. Giving me as the GM some extra work (And causes my players to bicker for good reason that I give them [weak] characters)
Well I think this edition is excellant but I use the Runquest based combat system in the Elric RPG since it has specific body hit locations which is and has been one of the best things about Runequest, so I use this for everything else but the combat system, stats, creatures, magic, and the fluff is nearly exactly the same except that Stormbringer has more of it and is better written and illustrated than the Runequest version of Elric.