Sunday, April 6, 2014

Free Retro Clone Spotlight: Seven Voyages of Zylarthen

This is the first in hopefully a long series of posts examining free retro clones. If they are free, why not just download them for yourself? Good question, but what I really want to do is call attention to them in the first place,

First up is Seven Voyages of Zylarthen by Oakes Spalding. It's a take on OD&D, but an OD&D without clerics. Why no clerics? I don't know, a lot of people don't like clerics. But anyone can turn undead.

It's also OD&D in the strictest sense, more akin to the original 3 booklets sans the later supplements (most notably Greyhawk), and only slightly less confusing in how to play.

Probably not for most people, but it's very well done, with some interesting options and details for combat.

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