Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hawkmoor: Old School Risus Fantasy

Thanks to the magic of the Internet (and a little tool called Google Alerts), I have discovered a brand new fantasy setting for Risus called Hawkmoor. There have been many fantasy settings developed by the members of the Risus community over the years (a fair number can be found at the Risusiverse), but Hawkmoor is one of the finest that I've seen. The website is handsome and functional and the description of the Risus implementation is succinct and elegant. The setting's author, James D. Hargrove, deviates only slightly from the standard rules and I especially like his approach to wizards and priests. If you want to play Risus with a distinctly old school D&D feel, I highly recommend checking out Hawkmoor.

2 comments:

James said...

First, thank you for the kind words! That really made my day! Second, since I *just* uploaded Hawkmoor last night, I should let everybody know that there are still a few rough edges and there is more information in the works (e.g., info about the gods, war, and a time line), but I am happy that somebody latched on to it early (and enjoyed it). I expect that there will be some minor corrections to the site in the next week or two, as well as the aforementioned information uploads.

Risus Monkey said...

My pleasure! I really like the site and I look forward to any improvements or additions.