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ASTONISHING SWORDSMEN & SORCERERS of HYPERBOREA is sword-and-sorcery role-playing at its pinnacle. Play an Amazon fighter, Atlantean magician, Esquimaux shaman, Hyperborean warlock, Ixian necromancer, Keltic barbarian, Kimmerian cataphract, Pictish thief, Viking berserker, or one of many other possibilities.

The heroes of a HYPERBOREA campaign delve the mazes and labyrinths of vast dungeons filled with horrifying monsters, lethal traps, and bewildering puzzles. They explore savage frontiers, breach hostile borderlands, probe ancient ruins, and investigate cursed tombs. They plunder for treasure and magic in a decaying world inhabited by bloodthirsty beasts and weird, otherworldly beings.

Now in its second edition, AS&SH™ has been expanded to include new classes, new spells, new monsters, new magic items, and more! It also includes a new, full colour map, an introductory town and adventure, as well as hundreds of new illustrations! This new edition is backwards-compatible with the original edition of the game. 

Explore endless challenges and infinite realms of imagination with this complete sword-and-sorcery role-playing game!

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July 20, 2021 12:52 am UTC
What content is in this book specific as opposed to the hyborea Player Book.
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Edward A July 16, 2021 10:39 pm UTC
This should go to pod when they start the Kickstarter for the next
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Jeremy H May 28, 2021 4:38 pm UTC
I picked this one up from Bundle of Holding a few years back. I was intrigued because I had seen Volume 1 which had a lighter, more grim look to it... no? Don't get me wrong, it's a cool book but I would like to get the 1e as well. Will it be offered here in the future?
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April 15, 2021 9:52 pm UTC
POD would get an instant sale from me.
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Ryo T March 26, 2021 10:41 am UTC
Currently 'Bundle of Holding' are running an offer to get this and a number of other ASSH materials, unlockable on DriveThru, for cheap.

Just bought it full whack on here as well... Oh well, as it life. Still a great offer for those seeking to get into Hyperborea!
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Christian G August 19, 2020 1:45 am UTC
Will this be coming back into print? Would love to buy hardcover through your website, but it has been sold out the past month or so. Thanks!
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Diego D January 26, 2020 5:34 am UTC
68 dollars shipping for the printed version...almost the full price of the book.

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Giulio T September 19, 2019 6:42 pm UTC
Took from Humble Bundle and.... don't like it much.
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Pablo Andres A December 03, 2020 4:32 pm UTC
It's AD&D, it may take some time to discover why it's a really good system.
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Mark S July 31, 2019 2:12 pm UTC
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Matthew C March 10, 2019 4:26 am UTC
Print version?
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Todd S July 19, 2018 10:14 pm UTC
12 hours after I buy, it goes on sale. FML
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Mark B March 02, 2018 12:26 pm UTC
Is there anywhere I can still get the book?
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Paul M April 07, 2018 3:24 am UTC

Directly from North Wind. Excellent customer service as well as an absolutely SUPERB product. You DO get what you pay for.
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Matt S December 12, 2018 5:00 pm UTC
Not at $64.99 for shipping to the UK you don't. Book + shipping = $134
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Bret G February 22, 2018 9:04 pm UTC
This is a beautiful book. I would recommend getting the hard copy and the pdf. That way you don't beat up the book. I play predominantly an AD&D1ed based game and all of this is compatible with a bit of tweaking. Well done gentlemen.
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Justin S February 21, 2018 10:32 pm UTC
If we purchase the book from Northwinds is their a discount for the pdf? Also can we just buy the pdf map? Thanks
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Gorgar W January 29, 2018 7:03 pm UTC
I purchased a physical copy of this book from Northwinds. This site won't let me write a review so I will just say this: AS&SH is an amazing piece of work. It does for classic D&D what Pathfinder did for Third Edition, even better. It plays handily at the table, even should you port the system to another setting. I think the developers of the world's oldest roleplaying game would be proud of this interpretation of their legacy. I would love to see more third party support for this iteration of old-school rules: alternate settings, modules, et al.
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Bret G December 11, 2017 5:41 pm UTC
The physical copy is really quite a gorgeous book. Very much worth the price of entry.
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