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Interview with Lawrence Whitaker

An interview with Lawrence Whitaker ~ Line Developer of Mongoose Publishing’s Eternal Champion line and full time author. With a long and proud history writing for Chaosium and now Mongoose, Lawrence (Loz to his friends) talks to Stormbringer! about the past, present and future of the property!

Update 2017 – Just so you know, Loz and his writing partner from their Mongoose Publishing days, Pete Nash, are now the principals behind The Design Mechanism, a roleplaying company dedicated to great gaming. Go check them out!

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Chaos Cults of the Young Kingdoms by Charles Green

Note, this edition has been reformatted and updated for the Stormbringer! site.

The first of Charles’ two monographs, this book details the Cults of Chaos as they stand in the Young Kingdoms. Handily divided into player’s and gamemaster’s sections, it introduces a myriad of details about ever-changing faces of the Chaos Gods, their worshippers and goals in this plane of existence.

The conflict between the Lords of Law and Chaos, and the mediating force of the Cosmic Balance, is the central pole around which all of the Eternal Champion stories revolve. These beings, while godlike in power and scope, are “gods” in much the same way as the Greeks saw their divinities, i.e. as entirely human in their workings, full of lust and wrath, and as political an animal as any in existence. It is the conflicts between these beings that drives the Multiverse ever onwards, inspiring human agents to feats of tremendous heroism and despicable depravity. They are, in short, the prime motivators of the Balance, at once separate from it and forever enmeshed in its boundaries.

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Gods of Law in the Young Kingdoms by Charles Green

Please note that this edition has been reformatted and updated for the Stormbringer! site.

The last of Chaosium’s Stormbringer Monographs, Gods of Law in the Young Kingdoms (written by Charles Green- with large contributions from Richard Watts) is an exploration of the motivations, purposes and goals of the White Gods of the Multiverse.

In this monograph, Charles delves into history and purpose of the Cults of Law, and the Holy Concordance of the White Lords. Additionally, he and others introduce the concept of using the Gods of Law as enemies in Stormbringer adventures, and supplies almost a dozen campaign seeds for your own ongoing stories.

Further information includes the Barrier of Law, the entropic wall that protects so many planes from Chaos, as well as optional rules to reflect the powers of Law and Order.

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Interview with Charles Green

One of the few authors to work on both Chaosium’s Stormbringer, as well as contributing to the later Elric of Melnibone series.

Charles not only wrote the two Young Kingdoms’ monographs Gods of Law in the Young Kingdoms and  Chaos Cults of the Young Kingdoms (both of which we proudly have reproduced on this site), but also Mongoose Publishing’s Bright Shadows setting book (which explores the far reaching influence of the Melnibonéan people and their rulers).

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Interview with Richard Watts

Few authors or line developers have done as much to define an future of a roleplaying game as Richard Watts. With the late Lynn Willis as a steadying hand, Richard re-imagined the Stormbringer ruleset into ELRIC!, the edition we all love today. While he was never able to complete his journey, even today his influence on the game and setting continues.

Note, this interview was originally prepared for an Eternal Champion fanzine that was never published, and is presented here in full.

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