From the Inside Flap
A World In Peril A savage army marches out of the west. Its soldiersthe monstrous and terrifying Taanhave never before been seen on this continent. Dark rumors whisper that the army is being led by the evil Dagnarus, Lord of the Void, dead for two hundred years. His captains are Vrykyl, fearsome undead who long ago traded life for horrible immortality. The nations of Loeremrealms of the Humans, the Elves, the Dwarves and and the Orksare too involved in warring with each other to pay much attention to this new threat. But throughout the world, heroes from every race have seen the dark clouds gather. They are arming themselves with sorcery and with steel to meet the coming challenge. Join them . . . if you dare. The Game at a Glance Skill based system, each skill and attribute is listed as a die type, ie: d8 in strength. Actions are rolled with an attribute die and a skill die. A character can exert for an extra die, but at the cost of stun points. Magic is rolled with an attribute die and a skill die, too. You need to achieve a number of points and the spell goes off. If you dont reach it in one turn, you add your next turns roll. The world has Orks, Elves, Humans and Dwarves as player races, as well as a few new ones, and a really nasty set of villains! The Orks are a sea-faring race, advantaged in water magic. The Elves are a medieval Japanese-like race, advantaged in air magic. The Dwarves are a nomadic Mongol-like race, advantaged in fire magic. The Humans are mid-European medieval-like, advantaged in earth magic. The Taan, the void magic users, are just plain wicked!
About the Author
Don Perrin is a game designer, novel author and ex-Canadian Army Officer now living in Williams Bay, WI. He has designed several card games and has contributed several best-selling role-playing games in recent years. Lester Smith is a freelance game designer and author, once of gaming giants TSR and Game Designers' Workshop. He is famous for Dragon Dice® and the Dark Conspiracy Role-Playing Game. Margaret Weis is a many-time New York Times best-selling author. She created the Dragonlance® world for TSR with her long-time co-author Tracy Hickman, along with many other fantasy and science fiction series. She and Hickman are currently working the sequel to Well of Darkness, the first in a novel series to compliment the Sovereign Stone Game System, published by HarperCollins.