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Creatures & Caverns 2nd Edition

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In 1982 a 13-year old who’d just seen some neighborhood kids play Dungeons & Dragons decided to create his own game in which knights and wizards explored underground catacombs, defeated monsters, and took their treasure. This book represents a refined version of those rules appropriate for kids interested in transitioning from traditional board games to a more imaginative form of structured play.

Creatures & Caverns is a very basic “roleplaying” game in which players explore subterranean labyrinths, using imaginary heroes to defeat monsters they encounter and collect their treasure. Although it uses a map like a board in a traditional game, it also enables players to assume the roles of knights and wizards exploring underground. These heroes use an arsenal of weapons and spells to slay monsters; die rolls often decide their fate, determining whether they strike their foes and fend off attacks.

Creatures & Caverns includes all the rules needed to play, character sheets for knights and wizards, a bestiary of monsters to fight, guidelines for creating new foes, notes on traps and treasures, experience rules for improving characters, and two ready-to-play scenarios.

Peter Schweighofer is a writer, editor, and game developer with more than 20 years’ experience in the publishing field, including time working for many companies in the adventure gaming hobby. While best-known for his contributions to various iterations of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, he’s also the author of period sourcebooks Pulp Egypt and Heroes of Rura-Tonga, as well as numerous other works for various roleplaying games. He pursues his game-publishing activities under the auspices of Griffon Publishing Studio.

 

 
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October 16th, 2012
Creatures & Caverns is a very simple OSR game, based loosely on the most popular fantasy RPG in the world. It's strong points are that it is indeed very simple to learn, and that it has good game mechanic balance because of that simplicity. It can be [...]
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September 16th, 2012
While this was interestin I found it to be a waste of time as their are better systems out there that will fit gamers needs. But if your looking for something very rules light and a very quick read maybe this will appeal to you. [...]
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July 12th, 2012
Originally posted at: http://diehardgamefan.com/2012/07/12/tabletop-review-creatures-caverns-second-edition/ Creatures and Caverns is one of those things I picked up on a lark. I guess I just really liked the idea of one Peter Schweighofer refining [...]
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July 6th, 2012
As a father of kids who I want to be next-generation gamers, and as a gamer who started when he was a kid 32 years ago, this is an invaluable transition from simple child boardgames into the more complex RPGs. I still have the original red box Dungeons [...]
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