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Glory Road Roleplay; Core Rules
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Glory Road Roleplay; Core Rules

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This is a carefully edited version with a few additions, It also has a new cover. 

These are the core rules for a fantasy roleplaying game, including a list of combat equipment and a section on spells and powers from above and below. More information can be found on the game website.

The game has been played in the New Haven, CT. area since the 1980s.  See the introduction by C.J. Carella, on the website or in the preview, to see praise for this game.

The core rules are almost all "crunch," with almost no "fluff." There is "fluff" on the website, including the Black Mountain District adventuring environment.

For the convenience of gamers, the Combat Equipment and the Spells and Powers sections, that were once separate  documents are now part of the Core Rules. The Encounters document is now part of the Game Manager's Guide.

The Game Manager's Guide will follow very soon. The introductory adventures, "At the High Point Inn" and "In the Pass," will be out in December, 2019. Two other adventures,  "Into the Westwood" and "Under the Abandoned Monastery" will be out in December or January. All of these adventures are set in the Black Mountain District, a setting on our website.   

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Patrick B October 04, 2020 7:41 pm UTC
What sort of system does this use? d20, d6, d100, dice pool, etc? Class or skill based?
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Bill R December 03, 2019 12:12 am UTC
If you have any problems with this file, contact me. If you bought the first version and don't receive a notice about this version, offering you a copy, contact me at
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James H May 21, 2019 9:08 am UTC
I just wanted to say that I did end up purchasing this and, although I have not yet run it, I very much want to. The presentation is a bit jumbled but a thorough reading alleviated much of my confusion. I'd love to leave a review but, as a publisher, my ability to do so is restricted. So, I'd just like to say to anybody who is in the market for a traditional, simulationist, fantasy system - Glory Road is worth a look.
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Bill R August 21, 2019 8:41 pm UTC
Thank you for your kind words, James. The new version, which will include the Combat Equipment and Spells & Powers, will be out soon. You should receive a copy automatically. A Game Manager's Guide, which will include the Encounters, will be out soon after and some adventures will follow.
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James H October 10, 2017 5:22 am UTC
I'm potentially interested in buying this, but I'm not seeing ANY previews. Am I right no assume that weapon lists and such aren't in the core rules, but must be downloaded from the mentioned website?
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James H October 10, 2017 6:18 am UTC
Sorry, I guess the previews just don't show up in the mobile view. I can see them now that I'm on my laptop.
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Bill R October 10, 2017 1:20 pm UTC
The weapon lists, spells and Powers and encounters are on the free website. The players I know are divided. Some download and some just go to the site for information. Having this arrangement keeps the Core Rules small and less expensive but, more importantly, it allows the files to be updated as new spells are created, new encounter types are found, etc.

Thank you for your interest.

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