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A Piece of Swedish BRP History Unearthed

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Anders Blixt, elder statesman of the Swedish RPG industry, has unearthed an old manuscript - Thriller - a BRP-based roleplaying game he wrote in 1983. 

BRP has a unique position in the Swedish RPG community. The very first Swedish RPG, Drakar och Demoner, was released in 1982 and was a slight reworking of Chaosium’s Magic World. For more than 10 years, BRP dominated Swedish roleplaying, easily outpacing Dungeons & Dragons

One of the earliest and most proliferate contributors to the fledging Scandinavian RPG industry was Anders Blixt. He proceeded to write for several classic games, both domestic and international titles like Traveller and MERP. 

Now, he has released Thriller, a BRP-based game set in the world of spies, secret agents and ‘explorers of parallel worlds.’ He wrote it on a typewriter 36 years ago and has scanned the original manuscript to make it available for purchase. This is as old-school as it gets – no layout, no artwork, only the raw typewriter text in facsimile edition. A lovely piece of BRP history.

The game was pitched to Titan Games in 1983 but was never published back then. Titan Games went on to produce the Swedish translation of Dungeons & Dragons instead. 

Thriller is published in Swedish on Amazon:


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