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Zenobia is a fast-play RPG set in the darkest days of the Roman Empire. Full of classic fantasy elements, and with an atmosphere akin to Conan's Hyboria, Zenobia is easy to run and play and includes some innovative combat mechanics - for maximum crunch!
"Zenobia is enthralling and detailled. I can't do it justice here. If you download anything this year. Download Zenobia." - Rob Lang/The Free RPG Blog
MERCATOR is a Roman Empire setting for Classic Traveller. Marc Miller has read it and given it his seal of approval!
WARLORDS OF ALEXANDER
Alexander the Great is dead. His empire is shattered into warring kingdoms, yet a Greek culture and society links them together. The heroes are travellers, adventurers exploring this pan-Hellenistic world. Warlords of Alexander is a complete supplement for Chaosium's Basic Role-Playing system. It eschews fantasy in favour of historical accuracy. Step back to 260 BC, two generations after the death of Alexander the Great!
The Ladder is a generic game using a simple ladder of success. Characters are described simply, and task resolution is resolved by the roll of a single d6. It is simple and fast, and quite intuitive. It can also be used to play in most non-magical genres.
Previously appearing as a series of monthly articles for RPG.NET's column section, this is an indispensible guide to roleplaying in an historical period. It includes the following sections:
1. Plundering History
2. When? Where? Why?
3. Find Me a System
4. Cthulhu Ate My Hometown
5. Cut N Paste - D20 Romans
6. When in Rome , Adapt
7. Historical Props
8. Adapting that Favourite Book