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Magic World first impres- Hey, waidaminnit!

May 12, 2013

So, I got a print copy of Chaosium’s new BRP book, Magic World, in the post yesterday. It’s a fairly chunky tome, 260-odd pages in length, much like last year’s Mythic Iceland. Speaking of which…

mythic iceland & magic world

Is it just me, or is the tattooed giant on the cover of Magic World in exactly the same fighting pose as the King of Bears on Mythic Iceland? What’s that all about? Coincidence? Surrounded and beset by three adventurers, the huge brute roars in defiance, raises its left paw/fist and takes a furious swipe with its right. The right paw/fist connects with and destroys a shield/something else (I can’t make out what the giant has smashed). The giant’s topknot even mirrors the bear’s horn somewhat. How odd.

More thoughts on Magic World when I’ve read and digested it properly.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 13, 2013 12:52 am

    Will be curious what you think of Magic World. Both the title and the cover are pretty bland, but the idea of a fantasy BRP seems worthwhile.

    • May 13, 2013 8:56 pm

      Magic World is essentially Elric/Stormbringer 5e with all the Moorcockery expunged. Which does perhaps leave it rather bland and flavourless. But then one might call, say, Labyrinth Lord bland too – until one saw Stonehell Dungeon, Barrowmaze, Anomalous Subsurface Environment, et al. I think Magic World will be whatever the individual GM makes of it. Which is the subject of my next post…

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