Lejendary Adventure

Infobox RPG
title= "Lejendary Adventure"

designer= Gary Gygax
publisher= Hekaforge Productions, Troll Lord Games
date= 1999
genre= Fantasy
system= Custom

"Lejendary Adventure" (abbreviated as LA) is a role-playing game created by Gary Gygax, the co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, and creator of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons. Like other role-playing games, "Lejendary Adventure" is played using polyhedral dice, pencils, paper, and sometimes miniatures. Unlike Dungeons & Dragons, "Lejendary Adventure" has a player character creation system that is skill-based, resulting in very flexible character creation to allow role-playing of almost any kind of character. "Lejendary Adventure"s still provide Archetypes using "Orders." Orders are guild-like organizations in the world that provide benefits to the characters. Players can also choose to be unordered. Your Order is determined by your first chosen ability. Some orders include the Noble, Rogue, Elementalist, and of course, Unordered. Unordered characters still advance, but do so without the benefit of a guild.

Various races are also available, with definitions somewhat different from other RPGs, as well as completely new races; races in "Lejendary Adventure" include Dwarves, Ilves, Wylves (Ilves and Wylves are two of many Fair Alfar, i.e. what are usually called elves in other RPGs), Gnomes, Kobolds, and Veshoge. As for character advancement, instead of levels, "Lejendary Adventure" characters receive Merits - points that can be used to increase their Abilities or Base Ratings, as well as buy new Abilities.

"Lejendary Adventure" is a return to the early days of role-playing games in the sense that it has less cumbersome, complicated, and unnecessary rules. The rules advocate role-playing as opposed to the more rules-heavy D20 system, e.g. Dungeons and Dragons; "LA" is part of the larger trend towards "lighter" games. The standard campaign setting is Lejendary Earth or Learth. Learth is described in several books.

Also, "Lejendary Adventure" uses some unique terms such as Lejend Master [LM] (Game Master [GM] ) and Avatar (Player Character [PC] ).

"Lejendary Adventure" products are published by both Hekaforge Productions and Troll Lord Games.

"Lejendary Adventure" products

(Some adventures are also compatible with d20):

* Rule Books:
** "The Lejendary Rules for All Players" – Fantasy Role-Playing Game core rulebook, Hekaforge Productions, 1999
** "The Lejend Master's Lore" – Fantasy Role-Playing Game core rulebook, Hekaforge Productions, 2000
** "The Beasts of Lejend" – Fantasy Role-Playing Game core rulebook, Hekaforge Productions, 2000

* Campaign World Books:
** "Lejendary Earth Gazetteer" – World Setting sourcebook Part 1, Hekaforge Productions, 2002
** "Noble Knights and Dark Lands" – LE World Setting Part 2, (Gary Gygax with Chris Clark) Hekaforge Productions, 2003
** "The Exotic Realms of Hazgar" – LE World Setting Part 3, (Gary Gygax with Chris Clark) Hekaforge Productions, 2006
** Jewels of the East (upcoming)

* Adventure Scenarios:
** Terekaptra: Lost City of the Utiss
** "Enclave" – (Chris Clark), Adventure module editor, Hekaforge Productions, 2000
** The Lejendary Road (Jon Creffield)
** The Dance of the Fairie Ring (Jon Creffield)
** The Mouth of the Marsh (Jon Creffield)
** The Rock
** "The Hermit" – dual-stat d20/LA game adventure module, Troll Lord Games, August 2002
** "The Lost City of Gaxmoor" – adventure module (Ernie & Luke Gygax with David Moore) Troll Lord Games, 2002
** "Hall of Many Panes" – (Gary Gygax with Jon Creffield) Campaign Adventure Module Boxed Set with d20 stats included, Troll Lord Games 2005
** "Forlorn Corners" – adventure module included serially as a part of the Author’s and Collector’s Editions of the three core rules noted above (1999-2000)
** They Who Watch by Jon Creffield(published by Troll Lord Games)
** The Sundering I Shadow of Apix by Dan Cross (upcoming)
** The Sundering II The King of Madness by Dan Cross (upcoming)
** A Question of Tribute by Jon Creffield (upcoming)

* Boxed Sets and Expansions:
** "The Lejendary Adventure Essentials" – Primer Boxed Set for the LA RPG, Troll Lord Games, 2005
** "Tome of Knowledge Sourcebook" – Core Rules additions for the LA RPG, Troll Lord Games (upcoming)
** "Living the Lejend" – Adventure Module, Campaign Setting, & Expansion for the LA Essentials Boxed Set, Troll Lord Games (Summer of 2005)

In addition, more general RPG books offer some new "Lejendary Adventure" material as well (Orders, etc.).
* "Gary Gygax’s The Canting Crew", the Criminal Underclass, “Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds, Volume I”, Troll Lord Games, May 2002

Related media

*A short lived "Lejendary Adventure" Collectible Card Game was released to compete with . Most cards used existing fantasy artwork. One card titled Sarah's Sister was a direct reference to Magic's .
*A PC MMORPG titled "Lejendary Adventure" or "Lejendary Adventure Online" was in development since 2002 and has since been cancelled. [http://www.rpgdot.com/index.php?hsaction=10075&games=724]

External links

* [http://www.lejendary.com Lejendary Adventure website]
* [http://www.trolllord.com Troll Lord Games website]
* [http://lejendarylands.org/ Lejendary Lands Homebrew and Official Lejendary Adventure Supplemental Content]
* [http://wiki.acaeum.com/wiki/Category:Lejendary_Adventure Acaeum Wiki]

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