Corum: Heroic Adventures Across the Five Planes
Released June 2001
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The Giant's Stairs (Scenario)
A supplement for the Stormbringer roleplaying game (from
By Geoff Gillan, with Mark Angeli, Alex Hammond, Bill Routt, and
Cover by Jon Foster and Rachelle McWilliams.
Interior artwork by Jason Badower, Elise Hurst, and Kris Verwimp.
This supplement brings to life the World of the Five Planes in
which Michael Moorcock's Corum novels take place. This book's
setting is several hundred years before Corum's own tale, shortly
after the barbarian Mabden hordes have crushed the ancient Nhadragh
race, and before they have turned their attentions to the isolated
and esoteric Vadhagh. It is a time of strife, where heroes have
plentiful opportunities to take part in epic adventures to change
the face of their world.
The speculative background provides ample geographic, historical,
and cultural information for not only the civilized and barbaric
Mabden of the world, but also for several of the unique Elder
races, all of which are possible player characters. Supporting
this information are new weapons, skills, and rules for the use
The World of the Five Planes was once strong in the ways of Law,
and mechanics are provided for the elaborate and wonderous Contrivances
of the Vadhagh. The coming of Chaos, however, has seen the rise
of a particularly wild form of Sorcery, unlike the magic
of the Young Kingdoms, for which rules are also provided.
The book is rounded out by three complete scenarios, a bestiary,
a digest of pre-generated sample characters, and a variety of
notes concerning campaign and story creation for Corum's world.
This exquisite book opens a new world of heroic adventure for
the players of Chaosium's acclaimed Stormbringer (previously
Elric!) roleplaying game, and should herald a new beginning
for that game.
Distributors can order Corum via the Wizard's Attic Publisher
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A complete adventure is available for free download:
Corum Scenario - The Giant's Stairs
Sample Extracts from Corum
These extracts outline some of the basic principles and context
for the Corum supplement:
Extract - Introduction
Extract - Magic
Questions and Answers
The answers to a number of questions about the book are available
online, and include some minor corrections:
Questions and Answers
A selection of suggestions for music (primarily movie soundtracks)
that can provide an appropriate background for Corum games.
To save customers from having to ruin the spine of their copies
to photocopy the Corum Adventurer Sheet, here is a downloadable
Adventurer Sheet (Adobe Acrobat file)
An index for the book (left out of the first printing) is available
for download in two formats:
Index (Adobe Acrobat file)
Index (plain text file)