The fifth incarnation of Chaosium's Stormbringer game which, although still based on their BRP game mechanics, was completely rewritten from earlier incarnations.
Publisher's blurb: "Melniboné is an island, an archepelago set amidst the oldest ocean. ruler of the youg kningdoms for the past 10,000 years, Melniboné has seen the might of its once all-powerful dragons wane. Their terrifying flights are no longer common, and the dragons sllep longer after each foray.
"Imrryr, the Dreaming City, is the capital of Melniboné, it is rich beyond imagining, but its people are quiescent, slumbering in a stupor of neglect and decay.
"Elric is emperor, 428th in line of direct-descent from the first dragon-lord. Elric is a brooding albino, unlike his ancestors in many ways. Yet in his hands rests the future. To be counted Elric's friend is to be found, dead.
"Stormbringer is Elric's fearsome runesword, intelligent and malicious, with its own plan for tomorrow. Stormbringer is highly magical, harkening from an age when chaos held greater sway upon the world.
"The Young Kingdoms are a handful of upstart nations, once part of the Bright Empire, who in the past few centuries have dared defy once-mighty Melniboné."
More when I get hold of a copy!
Authors: Jimmie W. Pursell Jr., Mark Morrison, Joshua Shaw, Sam Shirley, Richard Watts, and Lynn Willis
Publishers' Reference: CHA2900
Paperback, 160 pages
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Product page last updated: 30 May 2011