Hawkmoon RPG is obviously based on the four books by Michael Moorcock that form the cycle The History of the Runestaff. Like Stormbringer. Hawkmoon RPG: Science & Sorcery in Earth’s Far Future (Boxed Set) [Kerie Campbell-Robson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The warrior called Hawkmoon was once an assassin sent to kill Count Brass, his Starting the Eternal Champion RPG line, Hawkmoon takes players to our.

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Chaosium’s game, Hawkmoonprovides rules for roleplaying in this setting.

GROGNARDIA: Retrospective: Hawkmoon

Though the second in sequence in the saga, it requires no knowledge of the other volumes to read this first, if such is your lot. He was not known to waste his time on trifles. Into the thick of the fray he strides, heroic companions at his side.

I remember an interview in which Moorcock was asked which of his characters he liked less. An extensive section titled Hawkmon Here presents to the gamemaster capsulized methods hzwkmoon getting the adventurers involved with the Shattered Isle scenarios, including a variety of options for both Young Kingdoms and Tragic Millenium Earth adventurers. Other nations of the Young Kingdoms already plot against Melnibone, and soon those plots bring war.

No ISBN on box. Behind all of the struggles sways and tips the Cosmic Balance, universal measure of the strengths of Law and Chaos in the world. We used it as more of an adjunct to our Stormbringer games. Newer Post Older Post Home. But this arcane gate is not faced lightly.

RPG Retrospective: Hawkmoon

Moreover, unlike the ‘Young Kingdoms,’ the players can adventure in the world of Hawkmoon without the knowledge that the whole place is going to be destroyed in a few years hanging over them! I’m not entirely sure why hawkoon is, but I suspect a good part of it is that they’re — at least nominally — post-apocalyptic tales, taking place in the “Tragic Millennium” of 54th century Earth.

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Most Popular Posts on this Plane past month. I should reread the Hawkmoon stories, as I’ve forgotten about some of the more exotic technological devices in them. Likewise, there’s a fair bit of artwork recycled from Stormbringer and its supplements, which only contributes hawkmion the sense that Hawkmoon isn’t really its own game but rather an adjunct to its “big brother.

In these tales he describes Elric, the albino Tpg of an empire that ruled the Young Kingdoms for 10, years but has settled, into a long decline. The Count Brass sequels and end-game for the Eternal Champion sagahowever, are definitely among my favorites of his fantasy novels although for me, few of them hold a candle to The Hxwkmoon and the World’s Pain or to Mother London.

Non-player-character descriptions aid the gamemaster in storytelling. Aside from the map the rest of that booklet is skills, combat, injuries and other fairly generic stuff.

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This is the first supplement produced specifically for Stormbringer. JB December 1, at 1: However, two decades ago, it did make the setting unattractive to me.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For 10, years the bright empire of Melnibone ruled the world. Anthony December 1, at Newtus 08 December, The Plain of Glass divides the island, a shining wasteland of ancient volcanic catastrophe.

Me too, although I like Dorian Von Koln. Four pages of player pullouts provide the players with all the information they need to start playing the scenarios. All the characters and places from the Elric mythos are here, ready for your characters to meet and adventure with.

Consequently, my recollection of the campaign is tinged with a bit of nostalgia. Obviously Hanrahan appropriated and injected a few extra bits here and there; the wilds of Tragic Europe sounds more like the toxic marshes of M. Captain Jack December 1, at But, as you say, the setting is nifty.

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Age has dulled the bright empire, tarnished its beauty, and weakened its people. Adventure as a Vadhagh – aristocratic and solitary; or as one of their one-time rivals, the Nhadragh – now overwhelmed by the extinction of their civilization; or as a Mabden human faced with choice – to serve the barbaric forces of Chaos or the Lawful ideals of the waning elder races; or as one of the Shalafen who dwell in Coral Castles in the midst of the ocean; or a representative of the timorous, dissembling Ragha-da-Kheta of Khoolocrah.

RPG discussion boards note: Indeed, because of the setting’s unconventional nature ‘science fantasy’and its familiar ‘real world’ references far-future EuropeHawkmoon was a refreshing change from the Middle-earth campaigns that I had run throughout most of the late s using ICE’s MERP system, of course. Combat is extremely well laid out with an unsurpassed balance of realism, utility, and entertainment. The scenarios depict a woman’s quest fpg revenge against Elric himself.

The Northern Continent discusses the Sighing Desert, the Weeping Waste, heavenly Tanelorn, horrible Nadsokor the kingdom of beggarsthe ancient evil of Org, and the Forest of Troos, free-trading and progressive Ilmiora, and the Lawful hell of dying Vilmir. Stormbringer 4th ed replaced the hxwkmoon edition. I haekmoon I could put my finger on just why that is. Having lived in Ireland hawkmkon three yearsI would especially be interested in running The Shattered Isleas it pits Hibernian rebels against the oppressive forces of the malevolent Granbretan Empire of course, there’s more to it than that!