2014/12/06

Sword's path: glory (book I, 1982)



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Well, "Sword's path: glory" is likely the most convoluted and math-heavy fantasy combat system ever developed, but i may be proven wrong since i have never read "The Riddle of steel", for instance.

Is it playable, after all? I don't know, but there surely are players willing to revel in this kind of difficult rule-systems. Unfortunately, i never really managed to get copies of the second book- and given that even on NK website it isn't available, i suppose my chances are very small.

And yes, i would definitely play this, had i the time and patience nowadays to absorb the rules.
It is no secret that i adore complicated fantasy rpg systems, and i'm sure that my acquaintance with Powers & Perils could help me a lot to comprehend this system.

http://dfiles.eu/files/y2ywrzbte


7 comments:

The Angry Monk said...

Thanks! I'm not looking for more complicated rulesets, but this will be fun to look through.

arcadayn said...

Wow. Thank you very much, for this.

Gary N. Mengle said...

I've read The Riddle of Steel; it's nothing close to this in terms of complexity.

Catacomb librarian said...

@Gary: that's interesting, at this point i'd be interested in knowing which of the two is more realistic (that is, depicts combat with more realism).

I am aware that a fan forum for ROS still exists; the same cannot be said about the game covered in the post though.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the upload! While I am not a fan of becoming a math major through role-playing games, I always enjoy reading new relics of role-playing games past. Since this is Book 1, it does beg the question if Book 2 will eventually be released to be read and appreciated.

jtong said...

always appreciate these glimpses at obscure books. thanks very much.

Anonymous said...

you are the best!

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