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The Arcanum is a fantasy role-playing game (RPG) originally published by Bard Games, set in The origin of both the “Complete Series” and eventual “Atlantean Trilogy” came out of a (Jerry D. Grayson) owns the rights to The Lexicon and The Bestiary, the original follow on books will not be released by ZiLa Games. THE LEXICON is the cyclopedia and atlas of the Atlantean world, and the second book of Bard Games’ ATLANTEAN TRILOGY (the companion volumes being. I soon found the Bestiary and the Lexicon published in one book (I don’t If the Atlantean Trilogy is at the dawn of the world, Talislanta takes.

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Todd rated it it was amazing Jun 29, Inspirational setting The setting of the Atlantean Trilogy which is actually found in the second book of the trilogy, the Lexicon: Arcanum Cover for The Arcanum 1st edition. With a broader range of playable classes and races than contemporary Dungeons and Dragons, it offers the possibility of stand alone play or taking the concepts to add variety to other role playing systems. The game is set on the lost continents of Atlantis, Hyperboria, and Lemuria.

Your post has inspired me to get back on the stick and finish it up. Encounter the strange and wondrous inhabitants of a bygone age in the Bestiary. April 2, at 9: Its basic mechanics, however, are FAR easier than Rolemaster’s, more consistent than that of TSR’s Dungeons and Dragons series, and overall actually more comprehensive as well. This first edition was quickly followed by a cleaned up and expanded Second Edition as clearly indicated on the cover in No trivia or quizzes yet.

Adventure in an age of mystery and magic where fabulous peoples, mythical monsters and legendary places come to life. He had a copy of the Arcanum, the first edition, the cover in living greyscale. InDeath’s Edge Games would release a third edition although this edition was mostly a reprint of the second edition, including all of the original typos; the only real difference was the addition of a new race, the Selkie of the series with a cover style vastly different from the original two editions.


From there you could figure out the to hit bonuses. This was an interesting book. The Lexicon was the atlas of the antediluvean world. Published August 8th first published Even more esoteric options such as Spy, Martial Artist, and Harlequin exist as well.

One of my all-time favorites in the roleplaying field, The Arcanum has been one of my mainstays for a decade and a half of play. Also featured are the lost continents of Atlantis, Lemuria and Mu, along with passages on trade, resources, and the history of the first and second ages of Atlantis. Ben Eastaugh and Chris Sternal-Johnson. Rrilogy was apparently incorporated along with “The Bestiary” into “Atlantis: About Stephan Michael Sechi.

Interested in talking MMOs with other like-minded people? Zimmer rated it liked it Mar 31, In combat, it is also impossible to cast anything other than a first level spell, due to the stress and frenzy of battle.

I soon found the Bestiary and trjlogy Lexicon published in one book I don’t recall where — the now-defuct Crown Books?

RPG Archive: Atlantean Trilogy

If I had to quibble with the skills, it would be that some of was percentile, and others were based on attack rolls in combat.

And later, Talislanta was born and would change publishers again and again.

Anonymous April 25, at 9: Theo Logos added it Jun 22, I went home the next morning and dug up one of my dragon magazines that had that book in it. This site uses cookies.

Atlas of the Lost World of Atlantis 2nd Edition “The legendary prehistory of mankind resurfaces in the Atlantean Trilogy, an extraordinary fantasy role-playing series. However, instead of featuring a fictitious world, Arcanum is based in a pseudo-historical version of lexicpn real world and features historical mythology and creatures from actual myth, such as hantu, bakru, alastorbat horin, korupiru, and balaha.


Noteworthy in this book is that it incorporates both the concept of a level-driven system and that of a skill-based system, something quite uncommon in RPGs of those in its era, only Rolemaster did something similar. Triloy by Stephan Michael Sechi.

The Lexicon: Atlas of the Lost World of Atlantis by Stephan Michael Sechi

One game that I used to be enthralled with: Easy to remember, easy to apply and easily consistent. Atlantean TrilogyOrig. American role-playing games Fantasy role-playing games Role-playing games introduced in Tabletop games.

There is a fascinating breadth and depth to the setting as a result, far more than that of the typical RPG world. Blog Stats 76, hits. Mu and Lemuria and similar mythic continents all share space in the Lexicon. Class Based Pilot, Wizard, Scientist, etc. Especially when the game brought out is my all-time favorite game. Star Frontiers Five Dream Settings: I’ve been interested in RPGs for decades and never seen or heard of Arcanum.

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If the Trklogy Trilogy is at the dawn of the world, Talislanta takes place at twilight, well after the Atlantean Cataclysms and the ice ages that followed.

March 31, in RPG Archive. Together, the three books provide a highly detailed setting for fantasy role-playing; separately, any of the three books may be used to add variety and color to an ongoing campaign. A setting book, The Lexicon:


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