Does anybody else own this and if so what do you think of it?
I got pretty excited when I first saw it couple years back, bought two copies, and then never ended up running a game of it, but I still love it being on my shelf as the source material for medieval social and magical orders is great.
Good review xerxez. When James blogged about this a week or so ago I thought I had the same book, but the original version of it. I can see from your review that Martin Hackett greatly updated the book when he re-released it under its new title. The original book focused on the subject matter of its title "Fantasy Wargaming", and only introduced the subject of RPGs rather than detail any rules. For instance, the spell list contains only 64 spells, not the 300 that are in the later version. I see I'm going to have to track down a copy.
Hey! I had no idea James had mentioned it as well. I've been meaning to write one for awhile as I really like the book and have used it's social order and equipment lists in some of my D&D games. The other book I have never even heard of, looks interesting. A good friend of mine spent a year teaching in Estonia and DM'ed a campaign while there.
Post by thedegenerateelite on Apr 7, 2012 6:24:29 GMT -6
I've owned this book for a long time and even read it from cover to cover once. His history of RPGs is somewhat faulty and more of a story of his own gaming history. The campaign details and rules are absolutely fascinating however. I would love to run and campaign using the background and armies presented using Chainmail a d 15mm minus at some point.