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Year Published
1978
# of Players
2 − 7
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2, 5, 7 players
Recommended with 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
180 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Swords & Sorcery
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This fantasy wargame is really two games in one. The Army game uses SPI zones-of-control and a combat results table. Forces include elves, dwarves, orcs, spiders, swamp creatures and a host of others set in a fictional valley on a fictional world. Some of the more exotic inclusions are memorable for their pun value: Unamit Ahezredit, Logarithm Son of Algorithm; places such as the Evelyn Woods and the Stream of Consciousness, as well as the notorious Hills of Avalon; and peoples such as the Corflu (Cthulhu) Cultists, the (communist) Orcish Revolutionary Council, and the dreaded Killer Penguins. X the Unknown could potentially conjure the SS Wiking Division. The Quest game is concerned exclusively with characters and is akin to a role-playing game.

Credited developer is Eric Goldberg.

The game appeared with two covers: a blue box with a Tim Kirk illustration and a red box with a John Butterfield illustration. The games are otherwise identical.

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Game Contents

  • Rules
  • Errata
  • 2 x Charts & Tables
  • Game map, 22" by 34"
  • Diplomacy display / solar display / personal combat display
  • 2 6-sided dice
  • 56 cards:
    • 40 character cards, numbered 1-40
    • 10 item cards, numbered 41-50
    • 6 monster cards, numbered 51-56
  • 400 counters:
    • 76 Imperial Army (white on blue)
    • 34 O.R.C.(black on yellow)
    • 24 Elves (yellow on green)
    • 14 Swamp-Creatures (black on light green)
    • 18 Cronks (yellow on red)
    • 34 Conjured Units (black on red)
    • 15 Krasnia (white on red)
    • 17 Independent Humans (black on blue)
    • 11 Konvivia (grey on dark red)
    • 17 Zirkast (blue on grey)
    • 12 Mercenaries (red on grey)
    • 9 Goblin (black on orange)
    • 15 White Orcs (blue on white)
    • 16 Corflu Cultists (black on mauve)
    • 11 Spider Folk (white on black)
    • 77 Markers:
      • 12 letters A-L
      • 19 Vortex
      • 2 Bridge
      • 9 Diplomacy markers
      • 3 Suns (Dis, Orb, Sphi)
      • 2 Demons / Penguins
      • 5 Dragons / Penguins
      • 5 Tyrannasauri / Penguins
      • 1 Troll / Yrgild
      • 10 Emissaries / Quest Objects
      • 1 Continental Siege Machine
      • 1 SS Wiking Division
      • 1 Legions of the Dead
      • 4 Sorcerors (X the Unknown, The Dark Lord, Talerren, Narklath)
      • 2 (Dragonkind Gilith, Gygax Dragonlord)
    • 3 blanks
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Swords & Sorcery
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SPI English First Edition
Publisher: SPI (Simulations Publications, Inc.)
Artist: Redmond A. Simonsen
Year: 1978
Size: 11.75 x 9.00 x 2.00 inches
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