Help me Make a List of all 'Elric of Melnibone' Games & Adventures?


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Can you please chime in if you know about any 'Elric of Melnibone' games, RPGs, and adventures?

I just saw this --> Who Seeks the Black Blade of the Demon King

... and now I want to fill out my collection.

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The obvious old school one is Stormbringer. In various editions and a couple of names.


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Don't forget the first printing of TSR's Deities & Demigods (1980) for AD&D 1e, which included an unlicensed "Melnibonean Mythos" section. It had AD&D stats for Elric, Yrkoon, Stormbringer, and other creatures, items, and NPCs from the Elric Saga.

(That edition also an unlicensed "Cthulhu Mythos" section.)

These were both in violation of exclusive licensing agreements with Chaosium, who published both the Call of Cthulhu and Stormbringer RPGs. Subsequent printings omitted both sections, making this edition a collector's item.


Haladir wrote:
... These were both in violation of exclusive licensing agreements with Chaosium, who published both the Call of Cthulhu and Stormbringer RPGs. Subsequent printings omitted both sections, making this edition a collector's item.

Cool beans, I have that book.

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It also has the Newhon Mythos - Fafhred and the Gray Mouser, which I'd forgotten about.


There is a D20 version called Dragon Lords of Melniboné. It uses the 3e rules, IIRC.


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thejeff wrote:
It also has the Newhon Mythos - Fafhred and the Gray Mouser, which I'd forgotten about.

The Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stuff remained in subsequent printings of the book. TSR struck an after-the-fact deal with the publisher. That's why there was a 1985 product called Lankhmar: City of Adventure

I have a kind-of-funny story about the 1st-printing of Deities and Demigods...

I found a very beat-up copy of the book in a used book store back in the early 1990s. The cover and spine were beat up and scuffed, and someone had manged to spill both Coke and Hawaiian Punch on it (given the color of the liquid stains). The previous owner had written his name and phone number (sans area code) in juvenille-looking block letters inside the front cover, and had also used colored pencils to color in all of the line drawings of topless/naked goddesses. Since the book was in such rough shape, it was only marked $2... so I bought it.

Ten years later, I was hosting Session Zero of a D&D 3.0 game, and one of the players was a friend-of-a-friend that I didn't know very well. At one point, he was looking over my gaming bookshelf, saw the copy of Deities & Demigods, and pulled it off the shelf. He thumbed through it for a few minutes, and then held up the book, open to a colored-in naked goddess, and said, "Dude! You need better porn!"


Tensor wrote:
Haladir wrote:
... These were both in violation of exclusive licensing agreements with Chaosium, who published both the Call of Cthulhu and Stormbringer RPGs. Subsequent printings omitted both sections, making this edition a collector's item.

Cool beans, I have that book.

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So do I, I also used to have the first edition of Stormbringer, before they nerfed magic and demons and made playing Melnibonéans and Pan Tangians unfun, since theyu remade the game into something titled Elric, that I never touched, and I have heard of a recent game titled Mournblade that I know nothing about... I also own the D&D3.xx DragonLords of Melniboné book, nearly played a campaign with it even , though , serioujsly, D&D3 and other d20 systems are not suitable to play in that universe, where one can excel as both a swordsman and as a sorceror.


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Haladir wrote:

I have a kind-of-funny story about the 1st-printing of Deities and Demigods...

I found a very beat-up copy of the book in a used book store back in the early 1990s. The cover and spine were beat up and scuffed, and someone had manged to spill both Coke and Hawaiian Punch on it (given the color of the liquid stains). The previous owner had written his name and phone number (sans area code) in juvenille-looking block letters inside the front cover, and had also used colored pencils to color in all of the line drawings of topless/naked goddesses. Since the book was in such rough shape, it was only marked $2... so I bought it.

Ten years later, I was hosting Session Zero of a D&D 3.0 game, and one of the players was a friend-of-a-friend that I didn't know very well. At one point, he was looking over my gaming bookshelf, saw the copy of Deities & Demigods, and pulled it off the shelf. He thumbed through it for a few minutes, and then held up the book, open to a colored-in naked goddess, and said, "Dude! You need better porn!"

Just in the vein of full disclosure...

I happened across another copy of the book in a thirft shop five or six years ago. It was in much, much better condition (no liquid damage, no pencil marks, no colored-in naked goddesses). For some reason, it was in the "Childrens Books" section, and had a price tag of $10. I bought it.

I ended up selling the really beat-up copy on eBay for $25.


http://www.stormbringer.net/elric.html


I hope Modiphius does this one too.

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