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Old Hrolmar by Richard Watts

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

The last of Chaosium’s published monographs, Old Hrolmar explores the Vilmarian city of the same name, and details how the home of Duke Avan Astran represents a bastion of change throughout of the Young Kingdoms. This monograph includes information on the city, its inhabitants and its future in a world doomed for destruction.

This monograph contains a complete guide to the Vilmirian city of Old Hrolmar, including its history, major locations and important residents. Like all supplements for the Stormbringer game published to date, this monograph is set in the year 399 YK, the year preceding Elric’s coronation as the 428th Emperor of Melniboné. Most of the material presented within Old Hrolmar is for the Gamemaster’s eyes only. Players should make every endeavour to avoid reading this book least the knowledge they gain lessen their pleasure in learning the city’s secrets as they are presented during the course of the game.

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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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Calisander by Richard Watts

A Scenario for the ELRIC! ruleset.

Calisander is a adventure designed to introduce novice adventurers to the Vilmirian city of Old Hrolmar and its interesting inhabitants. What begins as a simple investigation quickly escalates into a race against time, where failure to succeed might well signal the destruction of this great bastion of change.

Just what do Calisander Trammel, the limping man and Baron Zamoro of Old Hrolmar have in common? All is revealed in this exciting adventure by Richard Watts.

Calisander was first run as a tournament at the gaming convention Conquest in Melbourne, Australia in 1992. This expanded version is written in such a way that Gamemasters can include the adventure into any Stormbringer campaign, and  where desired, expand upon the plot so as to develop it into the opening chapter of a longer campaign.

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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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Herald of Doom: The Stormbringer Fanzine

First published in 1994, the Herald of Doom was a short lived Stormbringer/Elric! fanzine that saw contributions from many of the games leading authors. Edited and published by Malcolm Wolter, this professional looking magazine broke ground in both presentation and content. Contributors included Mark Morrison (renowned Call of Cthulhu author), Richard Watts (Line Developer of the ELRIC! edition and regular contributor here at Stormbringer!) and Lawrence Whitaker (who is one of the key writers for Mongoose Publishing’s Eternal Champion line).

It is hoped that additional issues of Herald of Doom will be released over the coming year.

Please note, this is a scanned copy of the original issue, and at the editors request has limited accessibility. It is a pleasure for Stormbringer! to be able to host this fantastic magazine and everything it represented to the game line.

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