06 November 2014

Pelinore Returns

During the early 1980s I was something of an Anglophile, at least with respect to RPGs.  I generally preferred White Dwarf to Dragon (these were the years during which White Dwarf was a general RPG-focused magazine), I loved the Fighting Fantasy books (they were my ‘fix’ when I couldn’t get together with my friends for a regular game), among my favourite AD&D modules were the ‘U’ and ‘UK’ ones, and I was a big fan of the ‘weird’ Fiend Folio (the Githyanki, the Githzerai, the art of Russ Nicholson, etc.). 

During this time I picked up a few issues of Imagine magazine (now long lost, alas).  Unlike White Dwarf, it was hard to get Imagine at my local gaming shop.  Those few issues included some articles on a world called ‘Pelinore,’ which seemed cool and unusual.  I recall wondering what the whole setting was like.

Now that setting has been made available – for free – by Kellri, in the Collected Pellinore.  Kellri has brought together, in a single document, the Pellinore material from Imagine magazine and GameMaster Publications from 1984-85.  It can be obtained here.

How can one not love a setting in which the clerics of the ‘Green Man’ must be inebriated in order to obtain their divinely-provided spells?  (“His clerics must become moderately intoxicated before sleeping in order to regain their spells” [p. 20].)



7 comments:

  1. This PDF is fantastic but I'm having trouble downloading it as Googledrive is ignoring my request to download without scanning. Boo! Great work by Kellri though. :D

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  2. Works on Internet Explorer but not on Google Chrome. Fumble that ball Google!

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  3. Apparently Kellri is adding some more material to the PDF, so folks interested in Pelinore may want to wait a couple of days. http://www.therpgsite.com/showpost.php?p=796955&postcount=12

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  4. I wrote a short Mythology of Pelinore (in French), but I think I forgot that tidbit about the Green Man. :-)

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  5. Thanks for the plug. I've finished with editing the book - ALL of the Pelinore material from both sources has been incorporated, any formatting, spelling and stat-block problems have been cleared up, and the maps should all be inline with text so it can be printed as a single book. Enjoy!

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