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A Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore is a rules supplement that will enhance most old-school role-playing games. The rules are based on Gary Gygax's plans for a 2nd edition of the world's most popular role-playing game (that unfortunately never happened), and are the product of years of meticulous research. The book contains:

  • Five new character classes: the bard, jester, mystic, savant, and mountebank
  • Hundreds of new spells
  • A new alternative combat system that is at once streamlined and more realistic
  • Rules for shipborne adventures and combat
  • Quick and easy rules for common hazards and weather
  • New magic items
  • New monsters
  • And much more!

The rules are designed to be completely modular; take what you like, leave what you don't. Want mountebanks and savants but not the new combat system? No problem. Everything will still work fine.

If you prefer a full-blown game system that incorporates all of this material into a complete game system (that has even more new material), the three-volume stand alone rules for Adventures Dark and Deep™ are also available in a handy bundle.

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MICHAEL G May 08, 2017 11:49 pm UTC
Would this work with Swords & Wizardry?
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Joseph B May 08, 2017 11:58 pm UTC
It should work fine, with only minor tinkering.
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Dan D March 05, 2017 8:52 am UTC
Quick question, picked up the rest of these great books but always assumed that the AD&D PM, GMT & Bestiary contains >everything< in this book. If I am wrong, what is missing that this has?

Or can this book be used differently? like an add on to 1e books vs including 1e rules?
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Joseph B March 05, 2017 3:25 pm UTC
You are correct. This book is for people who want to use some of the new material from Adventures Dark and Deep (classes, spells, monsters, etc.) in their already-existing games using other 1E-style rules, without them having to buy the entire three-book set.
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Dan D March 06, 2017 5:05 am UTC
Thanks Joe, I was wondering if there was a good reason (other than to send cash for your fine work) to also pick up "Curious" if I bought all the rest already.
- Like it was a more direct 1e version of things etc.

Btw, I popped you an email about an unrelated topic.
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