Mongoose Publishing -- United Kingdom
Product Family : World of Legend
Doragon uoriaazu [ドラゴン・ウォーリアーズ] (Japanese)
Although this multi-player role-playing game never featured any solitaire adventures, it was originally published in a gamebook-like paperback format and eventually inspired the Blood Sword gamebooks, so it is often viewed fondly by gamebook fans. Mongoose Publishing released a revised and expanded second edition in 2008, with some volumes available in electronic as well as printed formats.
CollectionsDragon Warriors Boxed Set
Role-Playing GamesDragon Warriors, 2nd Edition
Role-Playing MaterialsDragon Warriors Bestiary
The Elven Crystals, 2nd Edition
1. Dragon Warriors
2. The Way of Wizardry
3. The Elven Crystals
4. Out of the Shadows
5. The Power of Darkness
6. The Lands of Legend
When, years ago, I started playing with the Blood Sword gamebooks, I got really fascinated by the setting.
I was definitively puzzled, too, because, unlike other well-established gamebooks settings (like the D&D one, due to the great popularity of the RPG, or the Lone Wolf one, thanks to the many books published), it appeared clear to me that there had been an excellent work on the setting and on the general flavor of the books, which seemed to me a little wasted for a mini series.
At that time I didn't know anything about the Dragon Warriors RPG, another little masterpiece from the '80s, really scarcely known, I must say, at least in Italy.
The RPG is ok in the overall, its debts towards the ever-influential D&D being quite evident, but the setting and the incredible quality of the scenarios provided in the books both stand out for their originality and the accurate craftsmanship of the writing and of cartography, as well.
Once more, I found older gamebooks and RPGs to be much more valuable than many hyper-produced titles of the present days.
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