Item description for Artesia: Adventures In The Known World RPG (Artesia) by Mark Smylie...
The award-winning graphic novel Artesia comes to life in the Adventures in the Known World RPG, using a modified and easy-to-use Fuzion-based roleplaying system to plunge players into the strife-riven realms of the Known World, from the Warring Citadels of the Daragjan Highlands to the never-ending feud between the Sun Court of Illia and the Phoenix Court of the Empire of Thessid-Gola. Includes an expansive adaptation of R. Talsorian Games' LifePath character-generation system including birth omens, star signs and divine and heroic lineages, and rules for talents and abilities accessible to characters through the Arcana, the Tarot-like system representing the Known World's archetypal paths of power and the foundation of an unique system of experience, allowing game rewards for virtually all types of character actions.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 8.5" Height: 11" Weight: 3.4 lbs.
Release Date Dec 28, 2005
Publisher Archaia Studio Press
ISBN 1932386106 ISBN13 9781932386103
Reviews - What do customers think about Artesia: Adventures In The Known World RPG (Artesia)?
Sumptuous Offerings Jul 11, 2007
There are a lot of things to be said about this book. It's a lavish and sumptuous offering for both Artesia fans and RPG fans alike. The breadth of information about our beloved Artesia, and the world she occupies is staggering and entertaining. The RPG aspects of the book have interesting mechanics and character generation is both fun and engrossing. The aspect I love most about it, is as a graphic designer it is wonderfully designed. As a book it is a finely crafted work of art. You can tell that thought and care was put into every aspect of its production. Very well done. Mark has done an outstanding job and I wish other companies would follow his lead. The world could use more RPG prouducts of this caliber.
This is what all RPGS should Want to be Mar 22, 2007
I had thought that the days of all inclusive rule books had long passed. Most companies seem to focus on grinding out book after book of questionable quality, milking their product for all it's worth. But this book is an example of what should be the gold standard. Not only does it provide a setting with more depth then other games achieve after decades of dubious supplemental materials, and provide simple, working rules, to cover all aspects of the game, but it's a joy to just page through it. Not just the wonderful illustrations and maps, but even the layout is heads and sholders above it's "main stream" rivials.
Par excellance!!! Mar 12, 2007
This is not only an amazing read for Artesia fans...but its got to be one of the most comprehensive rpg books I've ever seen. Lots of information, great artwork, excellent easy system to use. I've been "retired" from playing rpg's for over ten years now, but I was such a fan of the Artesia comics that I picked this up. Artesia rpg gave me faith in rpg books again. Much like the old ICE Merp books, its just got tons of information and paints the scene for you to fill in the blanks. Get this book!!!
Artesia AKW RPG - Fist Impressions Apr 20, 2006
This book is probably the better looking RPG book I ever seen. Hope you will be as much fascinated by it as I did . Now I will go and read it. Sorry if this is not an in-depth review, but english is not my natural language. Nevertheless i felt the urge to write something.