Monday, November 18, 2013
Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea review
Here is my rpg.net review of AS&SH.
Some old school renaissance fantasy RPGs (at least the core rules) don't include a rich, evocative setting in which to place these fantastic adventures. AS&SH succeeds on that front.
In fact, I had the opportunity to run a one-shot over the weekend. I used Swords & Wizardry as the base for character creation and rules, Dungeon Crawl Classics for the mercurial magic (the artwork is also impressive), and Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea as the wintery, alien backdrop. It worked very well.
I'll be writing/posting more OSR reviews in the near future as I believe they get less attention than deserved, living, as they do, in the shadow of Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, etc.