If I missed telling y'all about A Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore being today's Deal of the Day at RPGNow, I'd have no one to blame but +Joseph Bloch himself. Good thing I get email notifications. Now I just need to read the emails ;)
At $4.23, A Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore is a steal. I've had my print copy for a while now, and have used bits and pieces in my Swords & Wizardry campaigns without my players' knowledge. Needless to say, it's been fun ;)
So, what is A Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore? Here's the blurb:
A Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore is a rules supplement that will enhance most old-school role-playing games. The rules are based on Gary Gygax's plans for a 2nd edition of the world's most popular role-playing game (that unfortunately never happened), and are the product of years of meticulous research. The book contains:
Five new character classes: the bard, jester, mystic, savant, and mountebank
Hundreds of new spells
A new alternative combat system that is at once streamlined and more realistic
Rules for shipborne adventures and combat
Quick and easy rules for common hazards and weather
New magic items
And much more!
The rules are designed to be completely modular; take what you like, leave what you don't. Want mountebanks and savants but not the new combat system? No problem. Everything will still work fine.At $4.23 its a bargain and then some.