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Legacy of the Ancients PREVIEW book - A Campaign and Player's Guide for the World of Tarmalon

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Legacy of the Ancients Preview Book

Over thirty years ago in 1987 one of the most popular and beloved computer roleplaying games (CRPGs) of the time came out for the Commodore 64, Apple IIE, and PC. The game was created by Quest Software, Inc and published by Electronic Arts, Inc. Two twin brothers named Charles and John Dougherty from Michigan were the masterminds of the game and founders of Quest Software, Inc. They also had other popular titles such as Questron.

1987 Cover

1987 Cover Art

Our Mission

Working under a license from Charles and John Dougherty we will bring back Legacy of the Ancients as a Campaign and Player's guide book for 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. Our mission is to honor the work of the Dougherty brothers and the other people involved who helped create Legacy of the Ancients over 30 years ago and keep Legacy of the Ancients and the world of Tarmalon alive for those who explored the museum and wilderness of Tarmalon 30 years ago AND future generations of gamers who have never experienced Legacy of the Ancients.

Keep in mind this book is a draft preview and not the final version, but it does show you the direction and some of the artwork we have already had commissioned. 

The Core Book

The core Campaign and Player's Guide Book will contain:

  • A Detailed History of the world of Tarmalon
  • Detailed Maps and Descriptions of the Places of Tarmalon
  • New 5th Edition Backgrounds Unique to Legacy of the Ancients
  • Player's Guide to the Races of Tarmalon 
  • Player's Guide to the Classes of Tarmalon
  • A Detailed Bestiary and NPC Guide
  • A Dedicated Guide to the Items and Artifacts of Legacy of the Ancients
  • Adventure Ideas and Hooks


On March 23rd, 2018 we will launch a kickstarter to help bring this project to life. We have many exciting stretch goals planned for this project. Most of the stretch rewards will be both PDF and POD (Print on Demand) . The core book is well underway as well as our stretch rewards. Please check us out when we go live and support our project.

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Dav D February 08, 2018 6:54 am UTC
Looking forward to this! Even after decades of gems and flops, this game stands out.
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Scott N February 08, 2018 5:17 am UTC
Huh. I was just thinking the other day about how this game had a lot of potential as a P&P RPG setting.
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