Fantasy Gamer’s Compendium


Back the third party publishing of the 80s — this week on the Vintage RPG Podcast, we take a look at GameScience’s Fantasy Gamer’s Compendium (1983), a collection of six smaller books originally created by the short-lived Little Soldier Games (in the mid-70s). Which is also the short-lived Phoenix Games (in like, 1980). It’s a little confusing, and we iron that out. The books themselves, though, are an inspiring collection of monsters, demons, skills, magic systems and new character classes, kinda sorta for D&D, but also for other fantasy RPGs of the time. It’s a great example of the DIY nature of the hobby that’s been with us from the start, and will continue on well into the future.

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