I once had a roleplaying "supplement" - that was the title, it was actually an almost complete rpg - like this:

  • the (scarcely described) setting was supposed to be Atlantis
  • level and class system
  • I believe first published in the 80s, in the US
  • Huge alchemy system with tons of recipes
  • maybe half a dozen magic classes with own spell list
  • classes and skills to play classical medieval fantasy and also eastern/wuxia/Jidei Geki heroes (martial artists, monks, ninja)
  • Combat mechanic revolved around a d20, skill checks around a d100, attributes where mostly <20 and played little direct role (A bit similar to Rifts)
  • The German title was "Arkanum", however that's used so often and is not protected that it's useless as a search term (or my google fu is horrible).

I'd like to know what it was called and the usual publishing information (authors etc.).


Is this the game you are looking for?: The Arcanum or Atlantis

  • \$\begingroup\$ yes! That's the one. \$\endgroup\$ – mart Feb 27 '18 at 20:55

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