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noun. Any of the Scandinavian pirates who plundered the coasts of Europe from the 8th to 10th centuries.

This book contains a complete OpenD6-based Roleplaying game of raiding, plunder and longships.  

Hero creation, warband battles, shipbuilding, Trading, Gods, runes, omens and visions are all included and provide every tool needed for almost any type of Viking-themed game, whether historical or mythical.  Although this is a toolkit game, designed to allow you to run whatever sort of game you want and no setting is included, we do offer some campaign ideas such as Traders, Varangian Guard, Explorers or the classic Sea Raiders.

The system is based on the classic OpenD6 ruleset, optimised and adapted for the specific genre, but easy to learn and fast to play.

So grab your axe and shield, leap into your dragon-prowed longship and get raiding!

You might also be interested in the John Kapsalis Vikingr Paper minatures, which are a fantastic addition to the game:

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July 14, 2018 12:45 pm UTC
Dear Creator: Can we get a PDF of the Character Sheet too instead of just a PNG File?..Thanks, much easier to use a PDF
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Graham B July 14, 2018 2:16 pm UTC
No problem! I have added one to the product.
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July 14, 2018 2:21 pm UTC
thank you for the fast reply and upload!
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Gerald S June 30, 2018 8:38 am UTC
Is there going to be a PoD of this? Also, how compatible is this with Sorcerers of Ur-Turuk?
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Graham B July 04, 2018 11:16 am UTC
There will be a POD very soon in both hardcover and softcover. I updated the final cover yesterday and will upload the final text file by the weekend. I will then have to order a test print, so the POD should be available within a couple of weeks.
I will send a discount code to all pdf customers at that time with a discount so that you do not lose out by buying it now.

Sorcerers and Vikingr are both OpenD6 based and so are broadly compatible. However, there are different stats for each so it would need a little bit of tweaking to use characters from one in the other. Individual rules would be quite easy to translate though.
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JANICH O June 30, 2018 5:50 am UTC
"noun. Any of the Scandinavian pirates who plundered the coasts of Europe from the 8th to 10th centuries"
Also explorers and traders. I'm sure you got this definition from a respected source. But Viking (as we say it in Danish) means a lot more then "Pirate". But if you want to make a game about psyko pirates from the north on mushrooms that's cool. And I might well buy this! I'm not hating on you :)
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Graham B June 30, 2018 5:54 am UTC
Absolutely! The term, as you say, is a dictionary definition. However, in the GM chapter i have included suggestions on exploration campaigns, Varangian Guard, there are full rules for trading and shipbuilding etc. The common perception is of mad raiders (especially on this side of the north sea!) but i tried to design a toolkit game to allow you to play whatever style of "Northman" game you wanted.
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Michael T June 30, 2018 2:08 am UTC
Any way for this to be played solo?
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Graham B June 30, 2018 6:08 am UTC
Hmmm. I will have to give that some thought. There are plenty of sub-systems in there like trading rules and shipbuilding. I will have to see if i can come up with some random tables to allow solo play...
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dan P July 28, 2018 1:39 pm UTC
I 2nd the solo idea, due to my illness i cannot play with groups, so that would be very cool.
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Robert P June 27, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
Any chance about hearing more about the D6 system you are using, please? Thanks.
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Graham B June 27, 2018 6:16 pm UTC
I plan to enhance the sales text above, but in the meantime:

This is heavily based on the OpenD6 system first used by WEG in their Star Wars RPG and then later made an "open" system. Obviously it is optimised for viking-style games and so for example Seacraft is a Statistic.
This system is fast to play but can allow some seriously heroic type actions.

It was inspired by the Vikings TV series as well as classics such as Beowulf.
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Robert P June 27, 2018 6:47 pm UTC
Thanks for the quick reply... I like the WEG system! I'll definitely pick it up.
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