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Enter a world of magic, folklore and danger. Here, superstition covers peoples' lives like autumn mists cover the moors, and terrifying monsters with bizarre powers lurk in the shadows. The king is a weakling, barons scheme against each other, and lordless knights, back from the Crusades without the honour or riches they were promised, roam the countryside in search of adventure - or prey.

Ruined castles and barrows are the lairs of the supernatural, or newer, more sinister masters. Labyrinthine underworlds lie forgotten below ancient temples and city cellars. The dark places of the world hold riches for those who would search for them, and the keys to great power, and death.

These are the Lands of Legend, and they need heroes. Brave knights, courageous barbarians, cunning sorcerers, mystics trained in the powers of mind and body, sword-wielding warlocks, elementalists who command the fabric of reality itself, and assassins trained to bring death to the deserving. All these will be your comrades on the path to glory - and perhaps your enemies too.

Will you accept the challenge of Dragon Warriors?


Dragon Warriors is a classic fantasy roleplaying game, originally released in 1985-6 by Corgi Books, relaunched in 2008 by Magnum Opus Press, and now published by Serpent King. This rulebook contains full details for creating characters and all that players need to adventure in the Lands of Legend. It also holds information on over 110 different monstrous species, 192 spells from four different schools of magic, and more than 80 unique magic items, artifacts and relics, as well as sections on jousts, crime and punishment, disease and madness. There's advice for novice Games Masters and players, suggestions for building your own game-world tailored to your tastes, an introductory scenario to begin your adventures in Dragon Warriors, and much more.

This revised edition incorporates all errata to the 2008 printing. 

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Thomas S April 12, 2015 9:56 pm UTC
What is the system like?
Is it simple or complex?
is it smooth or crunchy?
Does it take from the pages of simple Old DND or is it more like the mind bending complexity of FGU?
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Shaun H April 21, 2015 1:32 am UTC
Simple - more like 1980s D&D in complexity than 1980s AD&D (these were the other two games I was playing at the time when I discovered Dragon Warriors). I think it's a system that makes a lot of sense, but those who like lots and lots of character options might find it limiting.

(Disclosure: I have written some material for the current edition of DW - but I got into that because I've loved the system for years as a fan).
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David C February 27, 2015 4:22 am UTC
I have the original novel-sized paperbacks of this!
(Well, the first 5 out of 6. While I was waiting for #6 to come out, the only RPG shop I knew of closed down. And by the time I found another, these books weren't on sale.)
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Paul E July 27, 2014 1:30 am UTC
Is the errata all that's been changed? I purchased this back in 2009, when it was under Magnum Opus distribution, so it's no longer showing as an updated title for download.
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Shaun H November 15, 2014 10:20 pm UTC
Yes, just the errata has been changed.
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Marcin S May 28, 2015 6:27 am UTC
Could you list what has been changed? I have the second printing from 2010 by Magnum Opus Press - were there any subsequent changes to that edition?
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Brett B April 16, 2014 6:10 pm UTC
What happened to Magnum Opus Press?
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Shaun H November 15, 2014 10:21 pm UTC
Magnum Opus still exists, but it no longer has the licence for the Dragon Warriors game. That's passed onto a new company that is slowly producing new material.
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Leonard O April 16, 2014 1:08 pm UTC
Are there any plans to expand the P.O.D. option to the rest of this range?
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Shaun H November 15, 2014 10:20 pm UTC
From what I have heard (I do some freelance work for Serpent King), yes, there are such plans eventually.
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Luke W May 15, 2015 7:17 am UTC
Any chance for hardcover books for the others?
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