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"If you have any interest in British folklore Romance of the Perilous Land is a treasure trove of interesting ideas and fresh takes on old stories. And if you don't - even if you aren't from the British Isles - it's a fun mid-weight fantasy setting to play through; one packed with weird creatures and brave heroes" - Richard Jansen-Parkes, Tabletop Gaming Magazine

Romance of the Perilous Land is a roleplaying game of magic and adventure set in the world of British folklore, from the stories of King Arthur to the wonderful regional tales told throughout this green and pleasant land. It is a world of romantic chivalry, but also of great danger, with ambitious kings, evil knights, and thieving brigands terrorising the land, while greedy giants, malevolent sorcerers, and water-dwelling knuckers lurk in the shadows. As valiant knights, mighty barbarians, subtle cunning folk, and more, the players are heroes, roaming the land to fight evil, right wrongs, and create their own legends.

This new edition of Romance of the Perilous Land: A Roleplaying Game of British Folklore includes:

- A gazetteer detailing the 11 kingdoms of the Perilous Land, with plenty of hooks inspired by regional British folklore

- More than 70 different folkloric creatures, from redcaps and pottons to Knuckers and Boggarts. 

- Six classes that can be customised with backgrounds, talents, deities and factions. 

- An updated ruleset, keeping the streamlined OSR-inspired mechanics but adding brand new options

- Join factions like Robin Hood's Merry Men, Merlin's Order of Enchanters and the Knights of the Round Table, each with their own guidelines for roleplaying.

- Stunning artwork throughout from Alan Lathwell and John McCambridge

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Eric B May 30, 2020 11:26 pm UTC
I couldn't agree more about the map (mentioned in a comment below). It is a HUGE oversight to not include a map. As someone else mentioned, a Pendragon map can do in a pinch, but the mythos and locations of this game are slightly different.

This is a great game, but it REALLY needs a map. I've downloaded about 15 fantasy maps and none of them completely correlate to what is described in pages 141-163.
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Eric B May 30, 2020 11:37 pm UTC
Here's the best map I've found. I like the style (similar to the one posted below), but there aren't any rivers, mountains, forests, or city locations.
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John C April 18, 2020 10:17 pm UTC
Does the mythos include all of the British Isles, or is it predominantly English (King Arthur, Robin Hood, etc.)? Does it included Celtic myth like the sidhe (i.e., faery), etc.?
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scott M May 10, 2020 7:19 pm UTC
It heavily includes Celtic myth. Cu Sidhe is in there, for example
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Stephen W March 27, 2020 3:26 am UTC
The layout and presentation is great but the lack of a region map is a glaring omission. There are specific kingdoms and features peculiar to this publication that do not appear on maps made for other games. It feels incomplete without it.
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scott M May 10, 2020 7:20 pm UTC
There's now a fan made map based on my own sketches
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Vernon F February 18, 2020 6:48 am UTC
Any chance that a map of The Perilous Lands will be made available?
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Scott N February 19, 2020 7:41 pm UTC
Just use an old Pendragon rpg game map. That's what I'm using.
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Scott N February 16, 2020 7:44 pm UTC
I bought the game off Amazon, why is there no PDF character sheet to download any place. I am not paying for a pdf just for that.
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scott M February 16, 2020 9:20 pm UTC
Hi Scott - you can find a free character sheet here
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Scott N February 19, 2020 7:40 pm UTC
Yeah finally found it after going over osprey's site, it's really hard to locate for the average person.
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Daniel H January 26, 2020 11:22 am UTC
I can't find in the book how can a player receive valour points. In the pregenerated character she starts with 3 points, is that the initial value for all characters?
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scott M February 08, 2020 10:47 pm UTC
That's correct. You'll find it on page 90. Enjoy!
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Jason D December 15, 2019 7:48 pm UTC
Looking at the preview on Amazon. The Knight class lists four (+2) Bonuses to ALL stats. at various different levels between 1 and 10. Wondering if that is a correct? If so that will make the characters very powerful.
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scott M December 15, 2019 9:59 pm UTC
That's correct. The way the game is designed is that all attributes increase and difficulty scales, so it all works out.
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