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Hawkmoon (role-playing game) – Wikipedia

The rules are sketchy in many places — mutations and mass combat come immediately to mind — and there’s more space than necessary spent on recounting the events of the Hawkmoon novels. He was not known to waste his time on trifles.

Imperial garrisons in the far-flung Southern Kingdoms are brought home to Imrryr, the dreaming city, their need apparently past. Given that neither system is complete as far as doing the sorcery-science, these are the alternatives for running Hawkmoon:.

RPG Retrospective: Hawkmoon – Department V

Each must search for the bloody ring of victory through war and through facing the mystic challenges of this hoaryland. Also it would need some hacking — reputations, social class and so on would need to fit into the Tragic Europe setting. But this arcane gate is not faced lightly.

Now, to some extent, this shouldn’t be a surprise, since even Stormbringer is vague too and that’s part of its charm. If only the Cornish nationalists had pulled their finger out we might have a line of Corum games somewhere.


ISBN Buy at Amazon A Sailor on the Seas of Fate “Elric of Melnibone, last of the emperors of a once mighty land, self-exiled bearer of the sword of power called Stormbringer, found a ship waiting for him on the misty seacoast of an alien land.

There are also many new illustrations and statistics, several new spells, and other source materials. Tigers walk among men and feed when they please. Hawkmoon is an easily-played game of fantasy roleplaying, part of the Eternal Champion line of roleplaying games available from Chaosium. It would only suit a certain kind of campaign, i.

Uses a much-evolved and modified version of Chaosium’s Basic Role Playing rules set.

When I say the rules are “sketchy,” I meant that there are several areas, like the section on mutations, for example, where the rules are a bit vaguer than I expected. Obviously Hanrahan appropriated and injected a few extra bits here hawkmoob there; the wilds of Tragic Europe sounds more like the toxic marshes of M. I still own the game, and think about running it again, from time to time. His names are many: Elric is based on the classic works of Michael Moorcock, who authorized the creation of this game.

In the field of heroic fantasy, Moorcock is the acknowledged master At exactly the wrong moments his famed, magical, demon-sword Stormbringer wrests control from its Chaos-worshipping master and slays his few friends. Only one person knows the secret of its entrance, Elric.


Anthony December 1, at Blog Roll further additions coming! I really enjoyed the Hawkmoon novels – they are probably my favourite thing of Moorcock’s other than the Elric books.

To assure victory, Melnibone must fall. Likewise, there’s a fair bit of artwork recycled from Stormbringer and its supplements, which only contributes to the sense that Hawkmoon isn’t really its own game but rather an adjunct to its “big brother.

The rest of the book is about skills, adventuring sub-systems falling, sneaking, etc. Hawkmoon didn’t feel like a ‘half-game’ to me, but then I didn’t own Stormbringer until I purchased Elric!

The Additions section contains creatures, heroes or antagonistsand exotic treasures for use by the Game Master in Hawkmooh adventures.

Spot Rules highlight specific game details. All of this is moot of course since there will be no more EC products from Mongoose.

I have not read any, and wikipedia is no help on this count.

RPG Retrospective: Hawkmoon

Soon a new emperor will come to the Ruby Throne, and rescue Melnibone from its dotage. I can believe it. DAW is proud to present them to an eager public in new editions, corrected and rpt by Michael Moorcock. Bat in the Attic.