Stormbringer

Steal your strength and guard your soul: this week, the Vintage RPG Podcast looks at Chaosium’s Stormbringer RPG. Designed by Ken St. Andre, Stormbringer is a high power and high risk RPG set in the world of Michael Moorcock’s Elric stories (for our money, perhaps the greatest fantasy series ever written). One of the more straightforward of the games using Chaosium’s Basic Role Playing system, it has piles of fatalistic atmosphere and dark themes, perhaps most notably the magic system that relies on mind altering substances and is entirely arranged around summoning and binding demons and other supernatural entities. Most Stormbringer games end in death or corruption – the fun is in figuring out which is the better fate.

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One thought on “Stormbringer

  1. This game of Stormbringer is a lifelong love for me, from the first time my eyes stayed on that wonderful cover of the 2nd edition (and 1st edition) box. Very nice that you mention the overall chaotic and unbalanced magic-system which – at least in my eyes – fit this setting like a glove! It’s exactly because of how unpredictable it is that underlines the already chaos-infested world of The Young Kingdoms. This is also mirrored by how you generate your character. So much fun, and with just a small amount of house ruling, you get a wonderful game!

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