Friday, July 9, 2010

Arioch! Arioch! Blood and souls for my Lord Arioch!

Mongoose, a company that I have mixed emotions about (love some of the things they do, abhor others) has put another check in the "love" column for me by re-releasing the Elric!/Stormbringer RPG.  Or rather, releasing it for the first time on PDF.

Like a lot of gamers I read Elric, Corum, Hawkmoon, Count Brass and even the Jerry Cornelius books. I know of the impact Moorcock made on the early days of our hobby.  I loved the RPG books and I always felt it was fitting that they used the same system as Call of Cthulhu rather than D&D.  The odd thing was I never really got to play that much Elric.  Maybe I can change that.

Anyway, here are books.  If you have never played or even read them they are great.  Thank you Mongoose from bringing these back to us.

Michael Moorcock's Elric!

This is the one I have in good ole' dead tree format at home.  This is the one that had the magic system different from the previous editions.

Stormbringer is the version most people played. Mongoose is offering us both the 1st Edition (which is mostly the same as the 2nd and 3rd editions) and the 4th Edition.

This of course makes me wonder if there is a new Elric/Stormbringer game on the horizon.  That would be cool, I just hope it is not like "Dragon Lords of Melniboné".


Rhonin84 said...

Played with these for years in high school and in college, some of the best games I can remember happened with these rules, as well as the Runequest rules.

Great times, I only used the Stormbringer rules not the Elric ones.

Prof. Faustaff said...

"This of course makes me wonder if there is a new Elric/Stormbringer game on the horizon."

Mongoose do indeed have a new edition of their Elric of Melniboné RPG coming out in August based on the RQII system. See the Mongoose web site for full details.

Marcus Bone said...

I'll toot my own horn as well and say that if you like the old SB editions, I run a website - - that is trying to collect some of the printed material (including the limited run Monographs Chaosium published and the such)