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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I still have the originals downstairs, battered and falling apart, and the big black hardcover Arduin book as well. Return to top of page. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Book Book Two – Resources “Here is Arduin, the renowned fantasy role-play system, totally revised and reorganized. February 25, at 7: Arduin, by its very nature was and remains lethal in the extreme.

Special sections devoted to dragons, giants, the realm of Faerie, shapechangers, undead and demonkind. The Arduin Grimoireby Dave Hargrave. He would paint the picture for you, tell you in his flowing language what was going on, what he saw in his own mind…and the rest was up to you, Fate, Role Play and the dice.


Under the Influence: The Arduin Grimoires

More than monsters, including all the old favorites and lots of brand-new horrors. I can honestly say that Dave was a great friend and AG heavily influenced my own triloby and later writings. You must be logged in to post a comment.

My own homebrew settings always had Arduin DNA running through them and somewhere there was always ardyin gate that would have led there if players stumbled across it… even in games of Traveller. I had the pleasure of being friends with Dave for many years and even collaborating with him on a scifi game he was in the middle of developing for awhile.

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

Who knows, it may end up with such a good system that people will want to publish your fantasy world. Glad you enjoyed the review. In a fantasy gaming, these creators worry about how magic affects society and culture, and then wind up with worlds like Glorantha or Tekumel. Compleat rules for healing, regeneration, resurrection, resuscitation, and curing of disease.

According to Stafford, Hargrave was later very upset with himself for having created this spell and for his behavior in the situation. November 30, at The original trilogy now appears in a single volume, although the price seems high for anyone but a passionate student of RPG history.


Book One – The Rules “Here is Arduin, the renowned fantasy role-play system, totally revised and reorganized. February 13, at Most vegetation is petrified. Why do I need to login to see this item? In to my amazement and great honor I took up he gauntlet after about a month of thought and prep and pulled it off over the course of about 8 years.

Greg Espinoza contributed many of the Arduin covers and interior illustrations close to 80 pieces from approximately to New, simple and fair rules for awarding experience. When Dave passed I had one character held in a stasis bubble under a tomb we were the first explorers of, waiting to be summoned as an avatar of a minor god.

Bob, Thanks for the kind words.

Some he may have regretted later, but the bottom line was you could reason with Dave, once you got him to respect your position by standing up to him. Over unique treasures, and the tools to create many more.

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

It still amazed me four sessions later when they had gone far and had a mass of handouts full of hints on where to go next and how to get there that a pause in the action triggered a long head scratching session about what to do next.

It includes a Master Map of the area approximately miles square and 59 “keyed” adventure area maps all cross-referenced off of the Master Map. Much criticism was made of Hargrave’s combat mechanics, to the point where many Game Masters simply used either their own versions, or those of TSR [ citation needed ]. In all the time I knew him he never made that claim, and in due diligence I would have expected such a claim to be asserted. The Grinoire Adventure has a unique modular learning system that trilogyy the gamer to apply any part of it to another system, or part of another system to itself.


It also has a worn stamp on the inside.

I intend to read your Balanced Sword books grimolre instant I can lay hands on a copy. The original role-playing community at large was split between love and mere tolerance of Hargrave’s passions, and his infamous falling-out with Greg Staffordwhich resulted in Hargrave naming an Arduin spell after him as revenge, is one such example. InTSR objected to certain contents of the first Arduin book.