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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Games From the Basement - Chivalry & Sorcery 3rd Edition

I literally had no ideas that I owned Chivalry & Sorcery 3rd Edition.  Some of the games I rediscover I go "oh yeah, I remember this.  I read the first dozen pages then put it down" or some such.  I have no such memories of C&S.

Heck, even the binding looks like the book was never opened.

This is really irking me, as it seems like it mysteriously appeared on it's own on a shelf, and I know there's no way that could have happened.  I am glad that I didn't pick up a copy off of Ebay last year, as I'd now have 2 copies of a game I never read.

Heck, I opened up and tried to read C&S 2e after grabbing that on Ebay.  Not saying I got far, but I did get farther than I ever attempted with 3e ;)

Glancing through it now, I can see it is an extremely crunchy system.  Lots of charts, lots of text, lots of numbered sections.  There was a time when I might have been able to absorb the information in this rulebook and potentially run a game.  That time in my life has been lost to me.

Might I be able to play in a game of C&S?  Sure, so long as C&S was second nature to the GM, but that goes for any system.  A knowledgable GM makes up for any deficiencies in his players.


  1. I have a copy that 'appeared' in the same way... I seem to remember some sort of promotion (maybe thru Shadis Magazine?) Whereby they sent you a free game, and C+S was one of the three options they offered; I got it, flipped through it, gave it a 'meh' and that was it. I'd expect you may have come across your copy the same way...

  2. Erik.. can I come play in your basement? Its like an RPG museum down there!

  3. @mtdesing - i think I vaguely remember the special Shadis was running, now that you mention it.

    @The Dave - I'm no where near done yet ;)


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