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Axes & Orcs Compendium: Volume Two: Science-Fantasy Potpourri Backgrounds (Troika! Compatible!)

Axes & Orcs Compendium: Volume Two: Science-Fantasy Potpourri Backgrounds (Troika! Compatible!)


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This zine contains a melange of 36 backgrounds from 2.3 Pounds of Hallucinating Pudding to Void Squid for Troika!, and likely other games of a similar lineage.

Contains at least 10% Lovecraftian Content

Black & White Softcover has an alternate cover.


Specifically compatible with Troika!, but also with any game descended fromAdvance Fighting Fantasy.

Obligatory please don't hunt me down and feed me to the ghoul-bears text: Axes & Orcs Compendium: Volume Two: Science-Fantasy Potpourri Backgrounds is an independent production by Ian Woolley and is not affiliated with Melsonian Arts Council.

This product is an independent production by Ian Woolley and is not affiliated with Melsonian Arts Council, publisher of Troika! Nor is it ;affiliated with Arion Games, publisher of Advanced Fighting Fantasy. Troika Compatibility Logo aka Fortle © 2019 by Sam Mameli.

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Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
March 20th, 2020
An review The second Axes & Orcs Compendium clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page artwork inside front cover, 2 pages of editorial, leaving us with 20 pages of content, so let’s take a look! The back cov [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on August 07, 2019.