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Fantasy Roleplaying in Worlds of Epic Adventure

Curumir wiped blood from a gash over his eye as he peered through the fog and gloom of the pine woods. Storm clouds were gathering, casting a deathly darkness over the boughs surrounding him. The sweet smell of sap filled his head. If he weren't fleeing for his life, the place would almost seem pleasant.

He'd been hounded for days, and his pursuers were gaining ground. A vast cracking noise split the darkness, and a huge inhuman monstrosity, slimy grey skin mottled with black scales, charged out of the dim wood. A great snarl erupted from the beast's tusked maw as a group of ragged-clothed bandits rushed up behind it.

"Give up the staff, wizard" growled the leader, inching forward, gripping a poisoned blade in one gnarled fist.

Curumir muttered an oath, and stepped forward. Eldritch flames instantly leapt up the length of his blade, casting a greenish glow across his attackers.

"There will be blood spilled tonight, Ranalf" Curumir spat at the bandit king. "But it will not be mine."

With a cry, Curumir rushed forward...

Enter a world of fantastic adventure, where your destiny is limited only by your imagination. Where powerful sorcerers manipulate the very essence of reality, and where warriors decide the fate of kingdoms with blade and spear. A world of magic, myth, and menace... a MAGIC WORLD!

MAGIC WORLD is a self-contained fantasy roleplaying game using the classic Basic Roleplaying system. The game allows you to play characters in a world of fantasy, adventure, and excitement. The rules of MAGIC WORLD are simple to grasp, while having enough options and complexity to suit any gaming style. Characters grow in experience organically, without relying on artificial constructs such as classes, levels, etc. Any sort of fantasy character you can imagine, you can play. MAGIC WORLD contains:

    • Full rules for creating characters in a world of magic and fantasy.
    • A robust magic system with nearly one hundred spells. Any character may become a spell caster with the right combination of raw talent, and training!
    • Detailed, yet streamlined skills and combat rules.
    • Complete rules for nautical adventures.
    • A bestiary of more than sixty creatures to use as foes for the characters, or as the characters themselves! Play as any species imaginable: Human, Elf, Orc, Centaur, Troll, Talking Beast, and more!
    • Gamemaster advice, and resources.
    • A gallery of enchanted items which might be found in your characters adventures.
    • A complete sample campaign setting, "the Southlands", to jump start your adventures.
    • And more!
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Nicholas B April 06, 2023 5:52 am UTC
I just got the print edition and it doesn't seem to match the PDF. The PDF indicates it is Revision 1.1 but the print copy does not.
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May 10, 2023 4:08 pm UTC
I was wondering what version the POD was
Thanks for the info
Hopefully they will update to 1.1
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Dale C January 25, 2023 10:14 pm UTC
How do I get hard copy of this? is there a POD option anywhere?
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Niels A March 07, 2023 7:34 pm UTC
I hope that that they provide a POD. I have seen the physical copy for sale on eBay for around $75.00.
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Michael O March 23, 2023 3:18 pm UTC
Now available POD
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Kat M December 31, 2022 11:06 am UTC
At this price tag, I am disappointed to find that this is a barest of bones PDF - no OCR, no Table of Contents/bookmarks, which makes things extremely difficult to find seeing as this is a 200+ page book.
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Scott N December 06, 2022 11:10 pm UTC
Can we get a POD on this, I lost my dead tree version.
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Michael C June 30, 2015 3:38 am UTC
When I bought this, there were three files: CHA2028book.pdf MagicWorld.pdf MagicWorld_Revised.pdf. They are each a copy of the book, with little in the way of obvious differences. Both of the MagicWorld* files say they are revision 1.1. I'm assuming that MagicWorld_Revised.pdf is the latest and greatest, but can someone please confirm?
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Nick J July 24, 2015 3:08 am UTC
Your best bet might be to go over to brpcentral and ask the author Ben Monroe. He frequently posts over there and should answer your query very quickly. Hard to say if your question will get answered here.

That said, as far as I could tell there isn't any material difference between the various files and yes this is the "latest and greatest."
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Samuel K August 12, 2016 2:35 am UTC
I asked Ben about this on the forum recently, and he said it should be the version with errata updates.
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