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Romance of the Perilous Land (first edition)

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ROMANCE OF THE PERILOUS LAND is a game very much inspired by the oldest fantasy roleplaying game created in the 1970s,  but it is also its own creation. Rather than mixing lots of fantasy tropes and world folklore like the original game, Romance of the Perilous Land is firmly set it the world of British folklore, from the stories of King Arthur to the wonderful regional tales found throughout this green and pleasant land. As the name suggests, this is a world of romantic chivalry, but also of great danger posed by thieving brigands, evil knights and greedy giants. Creatures are quite rare and often hidden until they are angered by the machinations of humanity. In the Perilous Land you won’t find hundreds of dragons flocking the sky, but legends of a single Long Worm who has existed since time immemorial. Monsters are beings of wonder and terror, where just a group of mischievous boggarts can be the reason for an entire quest.

Romance of the Perilous Land first edition features:

  • Six classes: Knight, Ranger, Thief, Cunning Folk, Barbarian and Bard
  • A point-based magic system - Cunning Folk can attempt to cast powerful magic above their level, but there could be consequences
  • A full bestiary of creatures from British folkore
  • A simple system that's compatible with OSR adventures
  • Powerful magic weapons and items - not just your +1 sword
Please note that this is the original 1e pdf edition of Romance of the Perilous Land. For the latest edition by Osprey click here.

 
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Jeffrey T January 13, 2020 8:37 pm UTC
Typos:

“Romance of the Perilous Land is firmly set it the world of British folklore”

“Set it” should be “set in.”

“For the latest edition by Osprey click here.” There is no link. It would probably lead to the 256 page version that Christopher B’s linked below.

No biggies, but a wonderful game should have wonderful catalog text!




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CHRISTOPHER B December 24, 2019 7:53 pm UTC
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This version came out a few years ago and is 51 pages including front/back cover pages--it's only two bucks at the suggested pay-what-want price.

The new version being released today through Osprey (https://ospreypublishing.com/romance-of-the-perilous-land) is 256 pages for $35 in hardback or $24.50 epub/PDF--200 more pages of material. DriveThruRPG has it too (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/297540/Romance-of-the-Perilous-Land-A-Roleplaying-Game-of-British-Folklore).

I don't have any connection to anyone selling it... just happened to find it while browsing today today and am trying to help anyone who might be confused since both versions have the exact same title.
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Nathaniel B November 29, 2019 12:25 am UTC
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I see Osprey Publishing has a pre-order for a hardcover book of this. Are there any changes between the hardcover and this pdf?
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Jenna G December 13, 2019 4:00 pm UTC
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Looking at the video review of Osprey's and comparing it to this one, it looks like Osprey's more fleshed out for the classes (building upon what's here), has more spells and options, has a section covering more settings and timelines, premade NPCs (such as Merlin and Morgan le Fay), and more monsters, plus the artwork appears more cohesive and a little more graphically spruced up. It looks like they kind of changed everything in a sense, adding more flesh to the bones that are here. Troll's game seems more for quick sessions or one-shots (no sweat) where as Osprey's seems more focused on long haul campaigns (and perhaps a little more added crunch).
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Nathaniel B December 13, 2019 11:48 pm UTC
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I recently saw something that the new version is over 200 pages so I feel confident that it is better fleshed out. So I'm hoping to pick up a copy after the holidays.
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scott M January 02, 2020 8:06 pm UTC
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Hey. This is right. The edition I wrote for Osprey is much bigger, with a full gazetteer, new rules, more monsters, a chronology, talents, revamped classes, backgrounds and more.
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James N January 23, 2018 8:26 am UTC
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Darn. Still no POD here or on Lulu? Is it perhaps still a thing?
Great game. Solid presentation. I certainly hope POD is not outside of a possibility.
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Arthur M September 20, 2016 12:05 am UTC
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Is there a downloadable character sheet available?

I will admit that I was not able to find one on the publishers website.
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Matt M September 01, 2016 11:10 pm UTC
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I see that there are now two files, PerilousLand4.pdf and PerilousLand10.pdf. Which one of these is the most up-to-date version?
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scott M September 04, 2016 7:26 am UTC
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The latest is 10 - this is the updated art version. No difference in the written content but some people wanted to see more period art
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James B August 30, 2016 11:00 am UTC
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What, no Clerics? (I know priests are mentioned in the Backgrounds section, but for an Arthurian sort of game shouldn't we have some monks, abbots etc. around? Although I appreciate there can be problems using a version of a real-world religion in our games...)
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scott M August 30, 2016 12:23 pm UTC
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It's a good point. Clerics are essentially cunning folk with priest backgrounds. You can play that as an abbot if you like, but magic may be frowned upon ;)
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James B August 30, 2016 5:04 pm UTC
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Thanks for that, sets the HD etc., and I guess suitably-chosen spells could have a "clerical" interpretation (not seen as "magic", of course!)
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August 28, 2016 6:56 pm UTC
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The inevitable question: Is a POD coming, preferably hardcover?
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scott M August 29, 2016 12:23 pm UTC
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Yes, I've just set it up on Lulu at the moment. I've ordered a proof, so I'd imagine this will be up in the next month. Right now I'm working on softcover.
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Dirk R November 16, 2016 3:44 pm UTC
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I was just looking on Lulu, found your other books but not this one. Are you still fine-tuning the print file or did you change your mind?
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Rafael L August 15, 2016 8:17 pm UTC
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*touches hat, nods* I salute you for the home-made magical charms idea. Still reading.
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scott M August 16, 2016 5:29 am UTC
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Thanks!
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Matt M August 14, 2016 7:09 pm UTC
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Does this use ascending or descending armor class?
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scott M August 14, 2016 7:53 pm UTC
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Neither - it doesn't use armour class. It uses armour points (similar to how T&T and The Black Hack does it)
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Matt M August 14, 2016 8:38 pm UTC
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Oh, cool! Thanks for the reply!
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scott M August 14, 2016 6:42 pm UTC
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Apologies all. It looks like I'd uploaded a bad couple of versions. Make sure you have PerilousLand4 with fixes. Sorry again.
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keegan F August 14, 2016 6:18 pm UTC
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Which one is the newest one? The first file was called "Romance_of_the_Perilous_Land", and now after the update I see files called "RomancePerilousFinal" and "Perilous2". Not sure which is the new version, as they're all the same file size (9.62MB).
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scott M August 14, 2016 6:22 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Sorry, there was a mix up with the files. Download the file as it is now
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Jason B August 14, 2016 6:24 pm UTC
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The Ranger table on p.10 is different between the two... but both are technically wrong (perilous2 looks like it tried to correct the name of the 5th level class feature, but didn't get the whole last word entered).
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keegan F August 14, 2016 6:25 pm UTC
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I take it then that "RomancePerilousFinal" is the most up to date version, and that Perilous2 was just was was originally posted?
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scott M August 14, 2016 6:27 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
The latest version has corrected this. Apologies - I uploaded an older file like an idiot
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scott M August 14, 2016 6:28 pm UTC
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Double check - it should be PerilousLand3
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Jason B August 14, 2016 6:49 pm UTC
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Grabbed Perilous 4 and the Ranger table (at least) is looking' good! ;)
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scott M August 14, 2016 6:52 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks. Apologies again for the re-downloading. Bloody launch days, ey?
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Megan B August 18, 2016 7:59 am UTC
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I know how it is, I'm just getting used to the DriveThruRPG publisher backend, and have learned that it can be a challenge (I mean no offense to them either, I know full well making a workable system which even newbs like me can use is a tall order). I had to try uploading files a few times, and some things about it I still am not sure I'm getting. My poor purchasers. It's a system we can get used to though right? Please tell me it is?
Anyhow, I bought this one and will have to give it a read once I can finally catch a breath.
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