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Lances & Labyrinths -- A Free Tunnels & Trolls-like Fantasy RPG

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I found a free Tunnels & Trolls like game on my hard drive yesterday. It's called Lances & Labyrinths and the "introduction" describes the game as "What happens when you decide Tunnels & Trolls is too complicated." That's the entire introduction and description of the game. Personally, it looks somewhat more complex than the Tunnels & Trolls I've played over the years (editions 1 through 5.5), but it is a nice rules-light game system that uses the basic saving throw and monster rating systems from T&T. I've put a copy out on Mediafire so everyone who would like a copy may download one.

The rules are surprising complete for 13 pages with a good number of illos. There are a number of character classes, more detailed rules for complex than I remember T&T having, rules for creating magic items, etc. Spells (including spells for clerics and paladins which I don't remember being in T&T) do not have the humorous "Take That You Fiend!" names I associate with T&T, but for many people this will probably be a good thing. The system also includes "edges" that characters gain at level 3 (and every third level thereafter).

No author or artist is credited. There's no copyright notice. I have no idea who designed this game, but it is interesting and looks playable. It's one of the few RPGs I've seen that is based on T&T mechanics. You can download a free copy from this from this Mediafire link.


The file is about 1.3 megs (probably because of the artwork).

ADDED: It looks like this was written by Jonathan Clarke from FJGaming. Thanks to Wothbora for tracking this infomation down!

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Ragnorakk said...
July 4, 2010 at 5:39 PM  

It's an interesting read, and looks well done, unfortunately the download doesn't seem to function (though I could read it). You have no idea where this came from?

Randall said...
July 4, 2010 at 6:02 PM  

The download is working fine for me (I just downloaded it) with Windows 7 64-bit and Firefox 3.6.6.

I found the file in my Downloads folder when I was doing my backups yesterday. I don't remember where I downloaded it and Google did not help. To be honest, I thought it was a new Microlite20 variant I had saved foir the next edition of The Microlite20 RPG Collection until I actually looked at it.

Ragnorakk said...
July 4, 2010 at 9:12 PM  

Yep. Got it. Put the question of it's origins to the fine fellows at Vin's Trollbridge, we'll see if any info is scared up...

Todd the Viking King said...
July 4, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

I believe it came from Jonathan Clarke at FJGaming
Look under downloads...


Randall said...
July 4, 2010 at 9:36 PM  

Wothbora -- Thank you for tracking this down. I've updated the post with this info.

Jeff Moore said...
July 5, 2010 at 1:49 AM  

This really looks like some great stuff and the spot illos are awesome! Thanks for sharing.


Andreas Davour said...
July 5, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

It makes absolutely no sense to say that's what happens when T&T is too complex! That is more complex than T&T.

I really like it, though.

Thanks for finding that little gem, Randall.

Anonymous said...
July 6, 2010 at 5:43 AM  

My T&T 'like' game is here and it IS simpler than the original and best 5th Edition. http://sites.google.com/site/hogtunnels/tunnel-quest

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