Used with the Legend/RuneQuest II rules, the Age of Treason book provides everything you need to create Adventurers equipped to do their bit for Empire or to slip into the shadows and pursue whatever personal goals their treasonous hearts desire. Choose from dozens of new professions, learn new skills, make pacts with gods and demons and deploy the arts of sorcery in new ways. An extended campaign for beginning level adventurers is included to get you started.Setting – Hugely detailed and believable world constructed over many years of development and playAdventurer Creation – Over 50 Adventurer professions for civilised charactersSocial Status – a new Characteristic to help define your AdventurerNew Skills – 6 new skills including Brawl and Fast Talk, plus Education – a new Advanced Skill for literate AdventurersNew Cults – 9 new cults including Emperor Worship, as well as guidelines for creating many more, and even for founding a cult of your own.New Magic – more than 30 new spells as well as new magical skills such as Craft (Enchantment) and Craft (Alchemy)Advanced Enchanting – create bespoke magic itemsSpirit Magic – rules for spirits that can manifest in the material worldBribery and Corruption – rules to give your Influence skills a boost by greasing palmsCreatures – demonic sorcerer’s assistants, wraiths, golem servants and vampiresAdventures – an episodic campaign in which even the most humble citizen has the chance to prove his mettle in the Emperor’s service.
19 April 2012
Age of Treason Reviews and Blog
Age of Treason: The Iron Simulacrum -- Mongoose's new setting for its Legend FRPG (formerly RuneQuest II) -- looks quite promising, judging by this review from the RPG Pundit (who generally writes informative and helpful reviews, I think, despite being otherwise quite unhinged) and this review at the 'Roll for Initiative' Blog.
It turns out that the author, Jonathan Drake, has a blog for the setting. Here is the description of the book from that blog:
The map of the 'Taskan Empire' is available here, and looks rather nice.
I had been debating whether to get this book for several months now, but the Age of Treason setting simply sounds too cool not to investigate further. There aren't many 'classical' fantasy settings around, unfortunately, and I am excited to read more about this one!
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