Hawkmoon (role-playing game)

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Hawkmoon is a role-playing game published by Chaosium in 1986.


Hawkmoon is a science-fantasy system based on Michael Moorcock's "Runestaff" and "Count Brass" series; linked with the Stormbringer game in the "Eternal Champion" series.[1] The rules are a variation of the standard Chaosium skill-based system from Basic Role-Playing.[1] The "Players Book" (52 pages) describes Europe in the "Tragic Millennium," an age in which a loathsome magico-technic empire gradually brings the world under its control; the book also covers character creation, skills, weapons, and combat.[1] The "Science Book" (16 pages) covers the history of the Tragic Millennium, plus technological items and mutations.[1] The "Gamemaster Book" (48 pages) explains how to run the game and also includes monsters and NPCs, treasures, statistics for the main characters from the novels, sample character record sheets, and two introductory miniscenarios.[1]

Publication history

Hawkmoon was designed by Kerie Campbell-Robson with Sandy Petersen, and with a cover by Frank Brunner, and was published in 1986 by Chaosium as a boxed set including a 52-page book, a 48-page book, a 16-page book, a map, a pamphlet, and dice.[1]

The Hawkmoon game became popular in France, where it was translated into French for the first time in 1988, and a third French edition was published in 2009.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. pp. 274–275. ISBN 0-87975-653-5. 
  2. ^ The Hawkmoon role-playing game as described in Le Grog, a French role-playing game specialized website
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