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We are delighted to announce the Lyonesse roleplaying game.

Jack Vance’s high fantasy masterpiece, Lyonesse, is to be brought to life in a new roleplaying game by The Design Mechanism. Licensed and approved by Spatterlight Press, Lyonesse is a standalone game based on the acclaimed Mythras system. The Lyonesse trilogy – Suldrun’s Garden, The Green Pearl, and Madouc – tells the story of the Elder Isles, and the ambitions of King Casmir of Lyonesse to bring its fractious kingdoms under his sole rule. Casmir is opposed by Aillas of Troicinet, the lover of Casmir’s daughter, Suldrun, and father of Dhrun, a child raised among the fairies of Thripsey Shee and destined to sit on the throne Evandig, which King Casmir believes to be his own destiny.

You can read the full press release here: http://thedesignmechanism.com/resources/Press_Releases/Lyonesse%20RPG%20Press%20Release.pdf.

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Congratulations, and isn't it delightfully ironic that the origin of the D&D magic system now resides within the BRP family?

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To be pedantic, IIRC it was Vance's Dying Earth stories that inspired the "memorization / preparation of spells" mechanic in D&D (Lyonesse post-dates D&D by ~ a decade)... the irony regarding the previous connection to AH's aborted RQIV is however quite delicious.

Very intriguing, especially to see Dave Morris' name (and Dom!) as a contributor on the full press release, alongside the DM!

Oh, and I love the artwork in the press release.

 

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13 minutes ago, NickMiddleton said:

To be pedantic, IIRC it was Vance's Dying Earth stories that inspired the "memorization / preparation of spells" mechanic in D&D (Lyonesse post-dates D&D by ~ a decade)... the irony regarding the previous connection to AH's aborted RQIV is however quite delicious.

Very intriguing, especially to see Dave Morris' name (and Dom!) as a contributor on the full press release, alongside the DM!

Oh, and I love the artwork in the press release.

 

Vance connects (some) of the Dying Earth magic with Lyonesse. Sandestins are the main sorcery conduit, for example, and there's lots of bizarre apparatus and metaphysics involved, so they're both connected.

The art's lovely. Paul Sementilli is a New York based art teacher, and his style is so perfect for this book. Les Edwards has also very kindly licensed us to use some of the beautiful illustrations he did for the Gollancz collected edition a few years ago. They're so nice, I really wanted to use them in the game, and I'm thrilled that we're able to.

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I keep looking, but I don't see him on your staff... When did you hire Dr. Pavlov???

TDM keeps ringing the bell, and I keep drooling...

 

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This is great news!

I also love the art direction, very delicate and flavoursome.

Another title for my wish list

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