Due to hit shelves in late November, Osprey Games - part of the ubiquitous Osprey publishing empire - is launching its roleplaying division with two new hardback rulebooks: Romance of the Perilous Land: A Roleplaying Game of British Folklore, from award-winning designer Scott Malthouse, and Graham Rose’s Paleomythic: A Roleplaying Game of Stone and Sorcery.
In Romance of the Perilous Land, players take on the role of brave knights, fierce warriors, and other heroes as they fight evil, right wrongs, and create their own legends in Arthurian Britain.Both books are priced at £20 (US $30 / CAN $40) and are currently scheduled for a November 28 release.
Paleomythic sees players attempt to navigate their way through the harsh prehistoric land of Ancient Mu – a world where hostile tribes, otherworldly spirits, ferocious beasts, and other monstrous creatures threaten their survival at every turn.
No details, as yet, on rules mechanics etc, but you can read a bit more about the settings via the Osprey website here.
I'm interested in both games, but am particularly excited for Romance of the Perilous Land, for its Arthurian connections.
I'm hoping for something along the lines of the late, lamented Dragon Warriors - which utilised the full Dungeons & Dragons polyhedral dice spread.
However, I wouldn't be surprised, as these are presumably targeting the mainstream, rather than established roleplayers, if they just stuck with six-sided dice and maybe dice pool mechanics.
But I'll be getting the games anyway, regardless of their rules engine, to loot for ideas (creatures, magic, rules innovations etc), if nothing else.