Stormbringer & Elric!

Stormbringer was first published by Chaosium in 1981. The first edition was written by Ken St Andre and Steve Perrin, and was followed by a 2nd (little more and a tidy-up), 3rd (Games Workshop’s Hardcover book) and 4th edition (Chaosium’s single book format ~ which also including material from the Stormbringer Companion). The Elric! edition was published in the 90s with the 5th edition of Stormbringer (a revised and expanded Elric! edition) published in 2000. With the rise of Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition, a Dragonlords of Melniboné D20 version was released in 2001.

Stormbringer 1st Edition (Click to Expand)

Stormbringer was first published by Chaosium in 1981 and was written by Ken St Andre and Steve Perrin. It was reprinted a number of times, with changes between each printing (including depth of box, colour of map and the move from a single rulebook to three manuals).

Stormbringer_1st_EditionFirst Edition Box set (2006-X)
Description – Core Rules Box set
Author – Ken St Andre & Steve Perrin
Published – 1981-1984
Page Count – Depends on Printing
ISBN – ?????

Stormbringer 2nd Edition (Click to Expand)

The revised and updated Box set that saw many presentation changes from the earlier edition, while remaining essentially the same in detail. More information about the various print runs and versions of this edition can be found at Wayne’s Books and Old School Games (where Wayne has put considerable effort and time in collating details of the editions).

Stormbringer_1st_Edition2nd Edition Box set (2101-X)
Description – Core Rules Box set
Author – Ken St Andre & Steve Perrin
Published – 1985
Page Count – Players Book (64 pages)/Magic Book (36 pages)/Gamemaster Book (28 pages)
ISBN – 0-933635-00-1

Stormbringer_Companion_CoverStormbringer Companion (2102)
Description – Supplement with additional rules & 6 scenarios
Author – Various
Published – 1983
Page Count – 80
ISBN – 0-933635-07-9

Demon_MagicDemon Magic: The Second Stormbringer Companion (2103)
Description – Supplement with additional rules & scenarios
Author – Various
Published – 1985
Page Count – 80
ISBN – 0-933635-19-2

Stealer of SoulsStealer of Souls: A Quest for Vengence in Ilmioria (2104)
Description – Scenario
Author – Ken Rolston
Published – 1985
Page Count – 44
ISBN – 0-933635-27-3

Black Sword: Pursuit of the White Wolf (2105)
Description – Scenario
Author – Ken Rolston
Published – 1985
Page Count – 64
ISBN – 0-933635-28-1

White Wolf: Temples, Demons & Ships of War (2108)
Description – Supplement
Author – Various
Published – 1987
Page Count – 56
ISBN – 0-933635-42-7

Octagon of Chaos (TOME 68612)
Description – Adventure (Theatre of the Mind)
Author – Tony Fiorito
Published – 1986
Page Count – 56
ISBN – N/A

Stormbringer 3rd Edition (Click to Expand)

A hardcover edition produced in 1987 by Games Workshop in conjunction with Chaosium, it also contained the “Stormbringer Companion”.

Stormbringer (00043)
Description – Core Rule book
Author – Various
Published – 1987
Page Count – 208
ISBN – 0-933633-43-5

Stormbringer 4th Edition (Click to Expand)

The arrival of Stormbringer 4th edition heralded a change towards the game mechanics seen in later editions; adhering more closely to the Basic Role Playing (BRP) system. Most of the material released for this edition is compatible with the later versions of the game, although some conversion is necessary in regards to skills and the characteristic range of some characters.

Stormbringer 4th Edition (2110)
Description – Core Rule book
Author – Various
Published – 1990
Page Count – 208
ISBN – 09-33635-66-4

Rogue Mistress (2111)
Description – Campaign ranging across the Million Spheres
Author – Fred Behrendt, Lane Grate, Keith Herber, Michael Szymanski & Lawrence Whitaker
Published – 1991
Page Count – 144
ISBN – 09-33635-73-7

Sorcerers of Pan Tang (2112)
Description – Supplement detailing the Isle of Pan Tang complete with 5 Adventures
Author – Geoff Gillan, Richard Watts & Nick Hagger
Published – 1991
Page Count – 144
ISBN – 09-33635-79-6

Perils of the Young Kingdoms (2113)
Description – Scenario Collection of 5 Adventures
Author – Fred Behrendt, Geoff Gillan, Nick Hagger, Mark Morrison, Mike Syzmanski & Richard Watts
Published – 1991
Page Count – 120
ISBN – 09-33635-82-6

Sea Kings of the Purple Towns (2114)
Description – Supplement with 4 Adventures
Author – Fred Behrendt, Nick Hagger, Mark Morrison, Anthony Utano & Richard Watts
Published – 1992
Page Count – 144
ISBN – 09-33635-43-5

ELRIC! Edition (Click to Expand)

Under the guiding hand of Richard Watts & Lynn Willis, Elric! was designed to build on the earlier editions of Eternal Champion gaming while revisiting Michael Moorcock’s original source material.

Elric! (2900)
Description – Core Rule Book
Author – Lynn Willis, Richard Watts & Others
Published – 1993
Page Count – 160
ISBN – 09-33635-98-2

Melniboné (2001)
Description – Supplement with Adventures
Author – Geoff Gillan, Mark Morrison, Richard Watts & Penelope Love
Published – 1993
Page Count – 132
ISBN – 15-68820-01-1

Gamemaster’s Screen (2902)
Description – GM Screen & Adventure
Author – Les Brooks, Gustaf Björksten & Richard Watts
Published – 1994
Page Count – 4 page screen and 16 page adventure
ISBN – 15-68820-11-9

Fate of Fools (2903)
Description – Scenario Collection
Author – Stefan Bjorling, Lawrence Whitaker & Others
Published – 1994
Page Count – 62
ISBN – 15-68820-24-0

The Bronze Grimoire (2904)
Description – Supplement
Author – Ross A. Isaacs, Mark Morrison & Lynn Willis
Published – 1994
Page Count – 80
ISBN – 15-68820-29-1

Unknown East (2907)
Description – Supplement complete with scenario suggestions and a mini-campaign
Author – Lawrence Whitaker
Published – 1995
Page Count – 94
ISBN – 15-68820-32-1

Atlas of the Young Kingdoms Volume 1 (2905)
Description – Supplement detailing the Northern Continent of the Young Kingdoms
Author – Mark Morrison, Richard Watts, Lawrence Whitaker & Lynn Willis
Published – 1996
Page Count – 144
ISBN – 15-68820-21-6

Sailing on the Seas of Fate (2906)
Description – Supplement with 2 Adventures
Author – Nick Hagger, Mark Morrison, Carl Pates, Richard Watts & Others
Published – 1996
Page Count – 80
ISBN – 15-68820-22-4

Stormbringer 5th Edition (Click to Expand)

The final Basic RolePlaying (BRP) derived edition of the Stormbringer ruleset. Refined from the earlier ELRIC! edition and now back to using the Stormbringer title, it expanded on the background and rules to create a definitive edition. Although not well supported (with only a few Monographs produced), it remains the most comprehensive and well loved version of this great game.

Stormbringer 5th Edition (2115)
Description – Core Rule book
Author – Lynn Willis & Others
Published – 2001
Page Count – 302
ISBN – 15-68821-52-2

Gods of Chaos (Monograph #308)
Description – Supplement
Author – Charles Green
Published – 2004
Page Count – 84
ISBN – N/A

Old Hrolmar (Monograph #331)
Description – Setting
Author – Richard Watts
Published – 2006
Page Count – 108
ISBN – N/A

Gods of Law (Monograph #335)
Description – Supplement with 2 Adventures
Author – Charles Green
Published – 2007
Page Count – 108
ISBN – N/A

Dragon Lords of Melniboné D20 Edition (Click to Expand)

The early 2000’s saw the arrival of Dungeons and Dragons 3rd edition. As many companies began the scramble to produce D&D 3rd edition products, Chaosium belated joined the masses with their Dragonlords of Melniboné version of Stormbringer.

Dragon Lords of Melnibone (2017)
Description – Core Rule book
Author – Lynn Willis, Charlie Krank, Richard Watts & Others
Published – 2001
Page Count – 208
ISBN – 15-68821-50-6

Slaves of Fate (2018)
Description – Adventure
Author – Jason Durall
Published – 2001
Page Count – 88
ISBN – 15-68821-54-9

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