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The Classic Arduin Grimoires

THE ARDUIN TRILOGY: Volumes. I, II, & III & The Arduin Adventure + more material!

This is as OLD SCHOOL / OSR as it gets. This book will most certainly change your view of RPG's from the moment you look through it and forever onto the end of the world! But dont let that fool you as everything in this book is valid for all game systems with minor to no tweaking. If you need inspiration, ideas, treasures, creatures, the law, gangs, outlaws, if you can think it is probably in here! This is a product of the OSA through Emperors Choice Games & Miniatures Corp. 

Printed Retail Price- $60.00
Stock #EMC501
Black and White interior.
Size: 7 1/4 x 10 1/4
This is pdf version

Contains the following:

*The original three books:

  • The Arduin Grimoire (Arduin Grimoire volume 1)
  • Welcome to Skull Tower (Arduin Grimoire volume 2)
  • The Runes of Doom (Arduin Grimoire volume 3)

*The Arduin Adventure

*More bonus materials such as wonderous gems and magik treasures!

BY: David A. Hargrave

See what Jonathan Tweet (from D&D) has to say about Arduin: "The Arduin Grimoire, the coolest RPG book ever"

These are the books that started it all. These books inspired nearly ALL RPG games, authors and fans alike.

Let your imagination set wild and come back to the old Arduin Grimoire series to re-inspire you from old or create inspiration of new! There will certainly be something of value in these Grimoires for all. New rules, monsters, items, spells, character classes, races and more… all from the World of Arduin, for use in any and ALL role playing game systems - past present and future!

A must have, for any serious RPG player!

Please note that all Classic Arduin products were written in the 1970's and 1980's and are presented here in their original unchanged format, but have been reorganized into a more cohesive grouping of topics since it was originally spanning several volumes.

Please accept our apologies that the page numbers werre not present. This file should fix that problem. in addition we changed the cover to a more parchment feel so you know you have a different file. We also added the front and back covers at the back of teh book from the first 3 grimoires. Note this does not include the original Arduin Grimoire Volume I cover or the "nude" cover but rather the last cover that was in production.

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Michael B February 02, 2023 5:57 am UTC
Browsing the preview, I didn't see any character creation chapter. It used to be chapter 2 in the Compleat edition, but where is it here? In the table of contents I see "new races" and "new classes", but where are the classics?
Is this even complete?
I'd like to get back into Arduin, but I wonder if this compilation will actually be useful.
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Brion L June 22, 2023 6:21 am UTC
That's the way it originally came. It was just assumed you would use the D&D character creation rules.
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Michael B June 26, 2023 4:05 am UTC
I see, thank you!
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Boris G January 15, 2023 6:55 pm UTC
There are still problems with this file. I actually got 2 files: 2DT-Arduin_Trilogy and Arduin_Trilogy_01-2023.

2DT-Arduin_Trilogy comes with a color cover. Page numbers are present. Page 567, 569 and 570 are still unreadable (for example: "Qtbaracter $5,ocial iz,tatus, JLegacp anb �kills rules!").

Arduin_Trilogy_01-2023 is the version without a cover and some adittional maps. Page numbers are also present but printed twice on every page.

Please fix this issue.
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Jeremy H March 17, 2022 2:40 am UTC
I'm not seeing any page numbers in the update.
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David B March 17, 2022 2:20 pm UTC
Hi Jeremy,
Hopefully this new update this morning on 03/17/2022 will work. Page #1 actually starts on page #22 since that is where the real meat of the book begins. Please let us know if the issue is fixed. Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.
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Bruno P January 22, 2022 5:31 pm UTC
Great compilation, but I don't see page numbers anywhere on the page? Makes it a bit difficult to use the table of contents, especially given the book's thickness. Could you please upload the version with page numbers?
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David B March 17, 2022 12:19 am UTC
Hi Bruno, I just read your comment. Im sorry I did not know the page numbers were not showing up. I will look into this and upload a new version as soon as I figure out what happened. If I do not get this uploaded soon please contact us at to give us a kick in the butt.
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David B March 17, 2022 2:52 am UTC
I upploaded another version but the page numbers are not showing. Stay tuned for another one when I get some more time to look at the why they dont show. We did change the cover and add at the back the original covers and back of the covers so you have the art.
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Bruno P March 17, 2022 6:16 am UTC
Thanks for working on this!
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David B March 17, 2022 2:18 pm UTC
Should be all good now. I am very sorry that we did not see your post or know about this sooner. Please let me know if it is working if you are able.
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Bruno P March 17, 2022 2:35 pm UTC
The latest version has page numbers, thank you very much. Any plans to offer hardcover POD?
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Jose F October 09, 2021 1:27 am UTC
The EmpCho blog is dead, the website has not been updated in years, and I emailed the company a long time ago with no reply... so I have to wonder who is posting new PDFs?!? I've been desperate to buy stuff from their online store but I don't trust my money won't just disappear as others claimed happened to them years ago.
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Michael B November 04, 2021 1:54 am UTC
Hi Jose, the company just restarted! This is their new web address, cut and paste it into your browser.
Try contacting them at that site.
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Jose F November 04, 2021 5:00 am UTC
Thanks! The website is definitely new. I hope I didn't just toss $70 into the wind :) I've been trying to complete my collection for YEARS checking eBay pretty much daily.
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David B March 17, 2022 12:20 am UTC
Hello Jose,

Sorry for this previous issue.

(Michael B - thank you)
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