Monday, 20 June 2011

Epees et Sorcellerie 2d6 D&D!

Just seen this at The Frightful Hobgoblin

It has been a long time coming, but the day is finally here. Frightful Hobgoblin is proud to announce the release of the English translation of Nicolas Dessaux's Epées & Sorcellerie roleplaying game, now available in both print and pdf versions from Lulu.
The pdf (7.4 megs) is a free download, while the print copy (8.5 x 11 paperback) has been released at cost and can be purchased for $9.57 US (€6.68).
Inspired by Original D&D and Chainmail, along with some modern additions, Epées & Sorcellerie is a complete game in just 68 pages. Players can be human, orc, elf, dwarf, or halfling, and become a warrior, priest or sorcerer up to level 12.
With some interesting variations on familiar themes, whether you play it in its own right, or mine it for ideas to use with your current game, the Epées & Sorcellerie RPG is well worth checking out. And you can do so for free! So what are you waiting for?
I'm really enjoying giving this a read and might pick up the Lulu copy.  The first thing that stands out is that it continues the tradition of normal dice use in Chainmail.  The d20 in combat was originally an "alternative rule" in OD&D.  Stats appear to max at 12!  Lots of spells and monsters, all written in the old-school tradition.  Again, this looks like a really intriguing complete fast-play open rules game.  Fresh, yet familiar, an OSR retro-clone without the d20s.  I like the look of this!


  1. Thanks for the shout out BB, it's greatly appreciated.

  2. No, no, thank YOU. I'm really enjoying reading the rules. :)
    I'm finding the saving throw and armour class rules fascinating.