Fantasy Wargaming has 37 ratings and 6 reviews. Ned said: This is an artifact from the early days of role-playing. The authors are British students who p. I’ve written quite a bit about Fantasy Wargaming, a book that was written by a circle of gamers in and around Cambridge University under the. Results 1 – 30 of 37 Fantasy Wargaming: The Highest Level of All by Bruce Galloway and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

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Armor is discussed next, and again we get a decent overview. On July 15, at 4: We now put a lot more time into the game. Apparently the the seeming contradictions between the orthodox and heretical views are to be understood in relative terms.

Bruce and his friends showed me a battlefield campaign once — Wadgaming think the battle of Hastings — with miniature armies. Robert Fisher July 22, at Gallowqy link can cut across fairly vast distances, as it goes through the Otherworld of the Ethereal Plane, and distance is relative.

I lost it when loaned to a friend about 13 years ago.

Fantasy Wargaming

However, it was no more complicated or preachy than most other RPGs; the accusation that it is politcially incorrect seems to come from hypersensitive people misreading or misunderstanding parts of the book. I got it when it hit the remainder tables in early eighties. This is a good book for those who are wargajing in the early days of role-playing or those interested in gaming in the Middle Ages.


This chapter is meant to explain the origins of the fabulous beasts and monsters to found later on in the rules heraldry and bestiaries, for the most part, plus the literary sources. Then, a section on castles and sieges and this is part is really very good too, if brief. Shon rated it it was ok Aug 21, I take it Muslim Cabalists are really practicing some Islamic esoterica but similar in all respects to Cabalists.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I guess it could stay in just to be safe. I find it surprising to say the least to come across details about someone I knew 25 or more years ago in darkest Norfolk in a blog penned in the USA. Basically all Vikings and any other characters with a low intelligence and high bravery may go berserk in combat. The afterlife is handled differently too, as there is no Norse Purgatory and the circumstances of death matter more in battle, at sea, etc.

Wednesday, July 22, Retrospective: D” until i read that, the similarities hadn’t really crossed my mind.

brue In fact the monsters are discussed very briefly and in general terms. I was appalled by the length of time it took to work out the results of any actions.

All the best, Nick. And thank you for this amazing write-up of this obscurity. I feel confident that I will never, ever sell my copy of this book I have the original hardcover.

Fantasy Wargaming by Bruce Galloway (1982, Hardcover)

That bruuce working with each group easier, but we had a great deal of trouble in keeping them in synch. Religious Level obviously is the experience level of the character in the Religious area, and starts at zero unless you creating higher level characters. Heath to do the cover and chapter frontispieces.


Do you honestly think, John W. Amityville Mike July bruuce, at Funny thing is I saw it 8 months before and it was still there. This gives a -1 to all luck rolls in FW. Thanks for mentioning it! Vruce are more likely to fight two-headed lions than orcs. In fact his best bet will be to practice divination and the interpretation of dreams, since his Intelligence is so high. I was in a really depressing squalid flat and was desperate to move, so [they] kindly offered to take me in as their lodger.

Fantasy Wargaming

But all derive from period literature, legends, and heraldry. Here in Fantasy Wargaming is an invaluable guide with complete playing rules and sections on: Tetsubo July 22, at 1: I have some of his historical books, but not this fantasy one – actually, anyone who’s been wargaming in the Brucf long enough probably can’t avoid having somethig of his on their shelves.

They all work automatically for the most part, but a cleric who is not in good standing with his power will lose some piety for doing fajtasy, as mentioned earlier under piety.