This website is dedicated to Stormbringer 5th edition (as well as ELRIC! and earlier editions) ~ a roleplaying game previously published by Chaosium. Where the old is new again, Stormbringer! actively catalogues and collects material published for this venerable roleplaying game. Ultimately, we want to keep the memory of Stormbringer alive, and bring together both past players and new fans alike. We also hope to generate new material and encourage ongoing discussion on all editions of the game.
What is Stormbringer?
“Elric lifted the huge blade easily and turned it this way and that, admiring its alien beauty. ‘Stormbringer,’ he said . . . . it was suddenly as if he had been born again and that this runesword was born with him. It was if they had never been separate. ‘Stormbringer.’ And the sword moaned sweetly and settled even more smoothly into his grasp.” Elric of Melniboné
Stormbringer is a roleplaying game based on the novels of Michael Moorcock; an author whose tales of Elric of Melniboné and other incarnations of the Eternal Champion are now fantasy classics. In this game YOU take the role of a hero, discovering the secrets of the Young Kingdoms, exploring the nature of the multiverse, and pitting your wits against Gods of Law, Chaos and the Balance. It is a game of fate and futures, where a doomed world searches for salvation.
Good question. There has been huge amounts of quality material created for Stormbringer in the past 3 decades, and this site is a chance to bring all of it together in one easy to use location…
But it’s now out-of-print and has no prospect of ever being revived in this format!
Just because a game is no longer available, it doesn’t mean that it is no longer fun or interesting. Stormbringer saw 5 editions (6 if you include its incarnation as ELRIC!) under the guiding hand of Chaosium — a publishing life spanning 25 years — and each of these offered something new and different to the game and its setting. Its important that a game that has offered so much fun and pleasure to gamers the world over has some central point — we want Stormbringer! to be that location.
What about Mongoose Publishing’s Elric of Melniboné?
A fine game in its own right, Elric of Melniboné is the natural successor to Stormbringer; its rule set is similar (both utilise versions of Chaosium’s Basic Roleplaying — or BRP — system, and its Pact magic system is a lot closer to the saga than Stormbringer’s ever was. However, this is no reason to disregard what has come before hand, and, as one would expect, Stormbringer feels and plays differently than this new game-all good reasons to have a site like this!