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"Blood Sword is the sword of life, the only weapon capable of opposing the evil power of the Krarth Magi who threaten the Lands of Legend. Your mission is to retrieve the fragments of the sword and thus bring an end to the impending doom, but to do so, you will have to face the grim and harsh Kingdom of Wyrd, with its trap-ridden labyrinths, fearful beasts, and enemies of all kinds and shapes.

You will receive neither help nor mercy, for none have you ever shown towards your enemies; you are no more than a motley crew of mercenaries and fanatics, who managed to survive the worst battles thanks to your ferocity or cunning.

But rarely both.

And yet you have been chosen to succeed where even heroes have failed: now an arduous and dangerous path awaits you; you will have to make critical decisions at every turn and your boldness will be put to the test… time and again. If you die, the world will die with you. ”

 

Blood Sword, Blood Sword, the legendary 1980s gamebook series penned by Dave Morris and Oliver Johnson, is back with a new handbook based on the 5th Edition of the most popular role-playing game ever.

When it was first released, Blood Sword was the first series of interactive novels that allowed you to play singly or in a group. Part-gamebook, part-RPG, it allowed its readers to imagine themselves in a fantastic and dark world, full of dangerous magic and populated by powerful sorcerers and frightening beasts.

That revolutionary epic, a five-volume masterpiece, was an overwhelming international success, and went on to thrill generations of adventurers. Even today, after numerous reprints, it remains a bestseller.

The time has come to breathe new life into the gloriously dark world that made this classic famous, by creating a new setting for the Fifth Edition of the world's most beloved role-playing game, where you will rediscover the characters, weapons, and dangers present in the old series, but also encounter new classes, dangers, and storylines!

 

In Blood Sword you will don the rags and tatters of the Intrepid Ones: mercenaries for hire or bounty hunters who work for the Ruling Knights of Legend. You will become part of the vile band of assassins and soldiers of fortune who are hired to fight the creatures that run amok in the forests and villages, but you will also be tasked with retrieving cursed artifacts at great personal risk, sword fights,and cold-blooded murders.

 

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