The Compendium of Weapons, Armour & Castles – Sean’s Pick, 121317

Here we are on Wednesday of Rules Don’t Matter Week, and I get to make a callback to one of the most influential books Palladium Books ever published. The Compendium of Weapons, Armour & Castles became one of the must-have for any game master or designer to keep within easy reach. Thoroughly researched and impressively illustrated, every kind of weapon, form of personal protection, and style of castle or fortress you could hope to see is in this thing. While everything is presented in Palladium System stats, there’s gob-tons of information to make this an invaluable resource to use for any game you want to run… or design.

This huge collection contains over 700 different weapons, each and every one illustrated, over 40 types of armour, and several dozen real castles and floor plans. This is not simply a reprint of the material found in Palladium’s Weapons & Armour, Weapons & Castles, European Castles, and Exotic Weapons. It is a much improved edition with tons of fabulous new art by Kevin Long. Much of the artwork is new, often presented as detailed, full page depictions and clearly annotated, with close-ups and cutaways. The weapons and armour sections are especially enlarged with a wealth of information, many new weapons and new armour.

The Compendium of Weapons, Armour & Castles is unique in all of adventure gaming, because it is a sourcebook which is compatible with the Palladium Megaverse and ALL other game systems! All the items are real, thoroughly researched, and historically accurate.

Highlights Include:

  • Complete compatibility with ALL other game systems.
  • Over 700 different ancient weapons.
  • Over 45 types of armour with a look at the many different style variations.
  • Siege weapons and techniques.
  • Castle illustrations, histories and floor plans.
  • 224 pages.

Sean Patrick Fannon
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