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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Lankmar: City of Thieves - For Savage Worlds?


Color me surprised when I noticed Lankmar: City of Thieves released for Savage Worlds. The only Lankmar releases I knew were forthcoming were for the DCC RPG.

Needless to say I plunked down my $9.99 for the Lankmar Savage Worlds sourcebook in PDF and eagerly await to devour it in the week to come. Today I record a podcast for Far Away Land and after celebrate my 8 year old nephew's birthday, so I doubt I'll get much time to look at it today.

Exciting times for Lankmar fans like myself.

6 comments:

  1. It certainly is. I will likely pick that up hardcover to go with my TSR releases and RuneQuest book. But the DCC material has me the most interested.

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  2. I'm quite happy. It prompted quite a discussion at the table (okay, next to the kitchen during a game break) during a recent game night. We were trying to figure out if it is the first real love from RPG companies since White Wolf republished the novels, and debating if it's the primary influence on playing the thief class right, or the only important influence on playing the thief class right.

    If you can't tell, my players who like thief classes really seem to especially love the novels.

    I'm really curious about those posters.

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  3. Looks like it's spelled "Lankhmar," actually. But I have not interest in Savage Worlds or Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, as I found them both vastly overrated.

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  4. The old funds are not what they should be thanks to a medical snafu involving work, disability, and insurance, but hopefully one day I will be able to add this to my old Ruenquest version (long since lost my old TSR versions)

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  5. Lankhmar, and the world of Nehwon, came about because Leiber decided that the sword and sorcery tales he knew were just ripe for satire. Nehwon itself was named after the earlier Erewhon, a world created by the author Samuel Butler to poke fun at the Britain of his day.

    As a matter of fact the original thief of D&D was based largely on the Greymouser of Fritz Leiber's story, and used with his permission.

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    1. The Newhon mythos also appeared in the original (purple cover) Deities and Demigods hardback as well (until the license was later expired and they were removed from the reprints).

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