The Arcanum is a role-playing game by Bard Games. Like many early published systems, it closely followed the tropes of AD&D and other contemporary games, such as Palladium Fantasy Role-Playing Game. The game is set in an Atlantis of the Antidiluvian Age, 10,000 to 12,000 years BCE, in a mythological land similar to Earth.
The main rulebook The Arcanum, noted for its extensive magic system, was published in 1984, which was followed by a cleaned up and expanded Second Edition, as clearly indicated on the cover, in 1985. A setting The Lexicon: Atlas of the Lost World of Atlantis was released in 1985, followed by The Bestiary in 1986. The two latter books were republished in 1989 with some new material added as Atlantis, the Lost World.
Havard wrote:Ah, okay. At least I know a little more now. Thanks!
PeterLind wrote:On the Arcanum thread -- I would be happy to supply info on request from those books . . . good stuff. Perhaps we could resurrect that thread?
writermonk wrote:As some of you may already know, Jerry Grayson who put out Hellas is doing a new version of Atlantis
http://kck.st/151X9Li is the link to the Kickstarter (which is already over goal).
Atlantis: The Second Age on Kickstarter wrote:Music Credit
Music for the kickstarter video graciously provided by Stephan Michael Sechi from his Talislanta: Wizard Hunter CD.
writermonk wrote:Now, there is less in this version of Atlantis to tie it to Talislanta like the older version(s) did. However, there may be more room to therefore tie this new Atlantis into a cosmology with other worlds. There are even some single lines of text here and there (in the draft setting document that's still being edited) to indicate that at one time the Moon was a lush and verdant place.
Imaginos wrote:I received my printed copy of Atlantis the Second Age (from Khepera Publishing) last week. It is gorgeous. I definitely recommend picking up a copy if you enjoy the Tal System and Atlantis.
writermonk wrote:Some of the art going into Geographica is pretty amazing, too. I can't wait to see the final printed version.
Imaginos wrote:writermonk wrote:Some of the art going into Geographica is pretty amazing, too. I can't wait to see the final printed version.
I regret not backing that one. I missed out on the original Atlantis KS, then didn't back the Geographica (should have gotten a Geographica + Atlantis core level). Instead I'm having to buy them separately (and not as much goes to Khepera).
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