On the book was printed: The Arduin Grimoire, by Dave Hargrave. of Doom, which collectively came to be known as “The Arduin Trilogy”. Volume 1 of David Hargrave’s classic Arduin Grimoire series, published in during the Original Dungeons & Dragons period. Old-school D&D at its best!. The Arduin Grimoire – Vol 6 – House of the Rising , , KB. file, The Arduin , , KB. file.

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February 4, at 9: He drew many of the monster and artifact cards for arduim of the standalone dungeon modules, and also painted the box art with airbrushing by Anthony Delgado for Grimoire Games’ The Arduin Adventure.

This work was written by David for his longtime friend, writer Paul Mosher. The original Arduin suite of supplements, dungeon modules, and gaming aids were initially self-publishedbut were then arruin produced by Grimoire Games.

For the historical king of Italy, see Arduin of Ivrea. Material from all of these were subsequently used as the basis for The Compleat Arduina standalone system. But impact they had, and had it across the gaming world; during my first contact with Wizards of the Coast, I reviewed the draft of their first product, The Primal Orderand had to point out some areas where Arduin’s influence was so strong that they might want to consider some judicious editing!

So read on and enter the world of action and adventure. I do remember seeing them but never got to play with any of the material.

Hargrave welcomes a variety of character types. Words and actions have consequences and thus if the player were ill advised enough to do something. It all seemed a little subversive. To us, Hargrave preached bigger imaginary playgrounds. Arduin is a fictional universe and fantasy role-playing system created in the mids by David A.


A new, simpler method of generating encounters with NPC parties of any race. Although already a complete game, this system is infinitely expandable with the only limit being the player’s imagination. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When creators dream up imaginary worlds, they can go in two directions. Contains all the modules as well as a couple of other surprises from back in the day.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Compleat rules for healing, regeneration, resurrection, resuscitation, and curing of disease. Many years later when I took the seat after a long hiatus I set out some hooks and the base location.

The Arduin Adventure has a unique modular learning system that permits the gamer to apply any part of it to another system, or part of another system to itself. Many characters have died in Arduin, but a great many more have lived and gone down in its very history. At any rate, thanks again for your kind words and thoughts.

Once subversive, the Arduin Grimoire’s influence reaches today’s games

November 26, at From all I read you seem like the official Dream DM where everything would just be an awesome blend of well thought out role playing and action packed combat… qrduin I wish I could play in your group! For other persons with this name, see Arduino name.

December 10, rtilogy The original trilogy now appears in a single volume, although the price seems high for anyone but a passionate student of RPG history. He just let the consequences of actions happen and usually tri,ogy some contingency ideas ready to be put in play. Comprehensive rules for the use of magik. Great review and insight into one of the greatest RPG supplements to ever grace the hobby. That of course magic and technology could play in the same game — Welcome to Skull Tower gave rules for firearms, while The Runes of Doom had rules for advanced energy weapons!


Arduin – Wikipedia

Grioire us your stuff? Book Book Two – Resources “Here is Arduin, the renowned fantasy role-play system, totally revised and reorganized. Special sections devoted to dragons, giants, the realm of Faerie, shapechangers, undead and demonkind. Your comments or questions welcomed! Views Read Edit View history. Well, not having known him personally the closest I got was talking to someone from Grimoire Games grimoir years ago I could only go by various secondary sources.

Start Free Trial Sign In. The Arduin books told GMs and players that they should not believe in limits. His is also the original design for the Arduin “Shield” now featured by Emperor’s Choice Games and Grimiire as their trademark.

I also heard later, from some who had gamed with him, that in his own games he was perhaps more a matter of “do as I say, not as I do” — more arbitrary and “killer” a GM than his advice and philosophy implied. The Trilogy is several hundred pages and handsomely illustrated.

November 27, at 7: He also did the cover aarduin The Arduin Adventure rule book. Depending on gameplay by others I might have come back into play…. The Arduin Trilogy is recommended only for those players with some experience in Adventure Gaming and looking for even more challenge and enjoymenL For novice players, we recommend the “Arduin Trilkgy to learn the true path to fame, glory and adventure.

December 4, at 6: