Maelstrom Quarterly 1 released

By on 24 August 2009

The Maelstrom RPG, published in 1984 was a small but popular game, released partly on the success of the Fighting Fantasy books, also from Puffin. Written by Alexander Scott, a teenager at the time, the game soon gathered a loyal following. Despite being in print for only a short time, the game has developed something of a cult following, and the herbal section has inspired many net-based RPG herbals.

In 2007, Arion Games acquired the license to re-release the original book as a pdf, and has followed that up with adventures and a Companion volume.

Now, we are releasing the first in a regular series: Maelstrom Quarterly 1

This series will, at low cost, provide setting material on a different facet of Tudor life in each issue, with new equipment, livings and NPC’s.

This first issue covers the high excitement of the Tudor Tournament, with information and rules for Jousting, tourneys, the Tournament Knight living and more. Whether as a competitor or a spectator, your players are sure to love the excitement of a Royal tournament!

Although written for the Maelstrom RPG, this guide is also useful for any medieval or fantasy RPG that features jousting, tournaments and fairs.

Available from RPGNow for only $2, this 19 page guide is invaluable reading:

rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=64120&affiliate_id=32567

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar "Living" campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave's first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft). Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.

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