I thought I’d lost this! Stumbled into it on a garage expedition.

I thought I’d lost this! Stumbled into it on a garage expedition.

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  1. I can wax eloquent about the glory that is FW, and how different modern game culture would look if Old School play followed this branch rather than the D&D branch.

    I love this so hard I sought out the traditional RPG sized hardcover a few years ago in addition to the SFBC edition we played back in the day.

    My very first 3 historical campaigns were played using these rules; although, alas, none lasted nearly as long as our AD&D campaign.

  2. Paolo Greco plays just fine. The biggest issue is the formatting. Instead of arranging data in tables, it’s arranged in paragraphs. So you have to create your own references.

    Essentially the system is rolling on a table with column shifts. You find your column then go through the modifiers to find how many columns you shift, then you roll and get a variety of yes no but type results.

  3. Paolo Greco Cleaned up, it could be really great. It had my all time favorite magic system…you actually had to do stuff that felt magical.

    The stuff you had to do was buried on 3 different paragraph lists of 100 things separated by commas…(WTF)…but it made for pretty great ritual magic.

  4. I have a copy of this and—a few decades ago—read it several times, but never played. It struck me as a pile of ideas rather than a playable system. Like Rolemaster if somebody had made him get back out there and mow the lawn and his publisher got the manuscript.

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