Weapons & Warriors rpg (1981)
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:33 pm 
 

Anyone owns this old fantasy rpg?

The info i have:

Weapons and Warriors is a standalone RPG.
The author is Alan Beatty
The printing manager is Christopher Barbeau
Cover photography was done by David Belanger
It's copyright Robert Alan Beatty 1981
Inqiries should be sent to:
       Weapons and Warriors
       1291 Heights Road
       Lake Orion, MI 48035

The book is 66 pages long (single sided).  There is no TOC or Index.  
The author has aimed the game towards experienced role players and many
of the basic concepts are either glossed over or not explained at all.
Basically it's a percentile system with other polyhedral dice thrown in
for certain effects.  The system makes use of classes and levels for
fighters, mages, psychics and shape changers.  Additional classes are
possible using the skill system, though the book only outlines thieves
and asks you to create others using the thief as a template.

There is a 1 page intro that includes what additional supplies are
needed to play.  A 23 page "Character Makeup" chapter describing the
stats used and how to generate them as well as weapon, armor and
equipment sections.  The nine pages after Character Makeup are devoted
to the "Magic" chapter.  In the Magic chapter is a brief description of
how magic works, a spell list and descriptions of the spells and their
effects.  Next comes the 5 page "Psychic Powers" chapter.  Again we get
a brief description followed by a list of powers and descriptions for
all seven of them.  The "Shapechange" chapter is a scant 3 pages and
barely touches on the classes abilities.  A list of alternate shapes,
the number of power units it takes to assume the shape and the number of
hit points that can be regenerated by changing shape is about all you
get.  Following the Shapechange chapter is the "Learned Skills"
chapter.  It is 5 pages long, lists possible classes and details thief
skills and abilities as an example.  The next 14 pages, entitled
"Procedures", describes the game system and how psychic and physical
attacks are handled.  There is an exhaustive list of weapons and their
effects as well as a novel hit location system and a turn by turn
example of combat.  The Magic and Psychic portions are very brief.  The
last section "Firminuss A Campaign For Weapons And Warriors" is 6 pages
long with a brief description of the campaign geography and 3 maps.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:40 pm 
 

do you mean Wizards & Warriors from Reston Publishing Co.?


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:02 pm 
 

No different one I think..
Robert Alan Beatty self published 1981

RPG Encyclopedia Entries: 1981

I put it on my want list recently;)

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:13 am 
 

It's the one mentioned by Brette.
I am currently waiting a mail from a guy who gave all the information that i put in the previous post.

I asked if he owns copies left, though i am skeptic.
In fact he hasn't replied to me yet.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:47 pm 
 

vault keeper wrote in Weapons & Warriors rpg (1981):Anyone owns this old fantasy rpg?


Okay, you've piqued our interest. What is Weapons & Warriors, & why is it worth searching for?

  
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