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What if the first roleplaying game had been about skulking around in ancient ruins, underground tombs, and ancient graveyards in search of treasure, magic and secrets Man Was Not Meant To Know… but the heroes themselves were pulpy archaeologists, explorers and mercenaries from the 1930s instead of the wizards and warriors of fantasy? Raiders! is a roleplaying game about “adventurous archaeology.” It is compatible with the Original Edition, and other games often collectively called “OSR” (Old School Rules) such as Warriors of the Red Planet, Colonial Troopers, Freebooter & Guardians.

Raiders! is a Complete Roleplaying Game!

  • 4 new classes: Mercenary, Scientist, Treasure Hunter, and Occultist
  • Hundreds of new, incredibly powerful magic items called Relics
  • Random Adventure Tables
  • Dozens of monsters & encounters, and much more

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dave B September 14, 2021 4:22 pm UTC
Started posting on Raiders. Hope someone finds some use!
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dave B September 12, 2021 12:59 am UTC
Love this one..
I have several osr pulp post on my blog. I intend to take a few of my classes and make them completely compatible with this game.
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Derek H September 20, 2020 12:27 pm UTC
This is a great game for those in the style of Indiana Jones. Unfortunately I was hoping more for something broader, something that could encompass A. Merritt's lost world settings (esp The Moon Pool and The Face in the Abyss). For what it does, 5 stars. For me 3.5.
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Thomas D September 22, 2020 6:47 am UTC
Combining this with Warriors of the Red Planet might do what you are looking for. They are meant to be cross compatible.
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Eric F December 25, 2018 10:54 pm UTC
I would ultimately say that I don't agree with Thilo G. three star review at all. The fact is that Raiders of the Lost Artifacts does what it says on the tin with a no nonsense approach & common sense rules in a solid rules set for pulp role playing. Grab this one kids.
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James A March 27, 2017 3:59 am UTC
Ok, I love this book, but I have a couple clarification questions. Can you confirm/correct the following ideas on the scientist gadgets:
1.) I assume tech gadgets like acoustic scanner, instant camera, long range radio, and UV goggles function all day off a single charge.
2.) Is a grappling hook gun a single use item?( per charge)
3.) How about the two electro pistols? Auto hit one use items or good all day for 1 attack a round with regular range weapon rules? (plus int bonus)
4.) Electrified cane good for all day with normal melee rules (plus int bonus) ?
5.) And lastly I assume the disintegration ray is a once a day (charge) item
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Thomas D November 15, 2017 12:33 am UTC
Excellent questions.
The gadgets could use more clarification on charge usage, some are a little vague. I can't provide a more specific answer other than it is up to the Referee. But your guesses sound right. Otherwise they'd be too powerful. I might not have tech gadgets like acoustic scanner run all day on a single charge, probably closer to 2-5 hours (1d4+1).
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James A March 27, 2017 3:47 am UTC
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Matt M March 12, 2017 1:37 am UTC
I have a question about the Scientist and Occultist class tables. Under their respective gadgets and spells columns, are those the number of gadgets/spells per level? (E.g., at 10th level, does the scientist now have 3 first-level gadgets, 3 second-level gadgets, 3 third-level gadgets, 2 fourth-level gadgets, and 1 fifth-level gadget?)
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Thomas D March 13, 2017 1:55 am UTC
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Kevin C March 11, 2017 2:38 am UTC
I'm glad to see this is finally being released! I bought a print copy of the playtest edition at GenCon. Have there been many changes?
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Thomas D March 22, 2017 4:45 am UTC
Character classes have been refined. Skills have been relegated to optional rules.
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