RPG Encyclopedia: Danish
- 1st ed by Palle Schmidt, Malik Hyltoft (2000) Høst and Søn
A Danish-language science fiction RPG, set in Denmark in 2012 of
a dark future. In the year 2007 a new "self-protection" act gives
over much power to private citizens. The PCs are all private
detectives belonging to the same firm, which is left to the GM
to define. The background is focused on the Danish capital of
Copenhagen, where most of the action occurs. It uses a
simple dice-pool system, where you roll d6's equal to
attribute + skill (both rating 1 to 6). Any roll of 6 gives
you a success, but if you roll more 1s than you have in either
skill or ability, you get a fiasco. Note that it is possible to
get both a success and a fiasco.
LEF: DE SAMLEDE VÆRKER
- 1st ed by Jacob Octavius Jarlskov (1991) Caligula Forlag
- 2nd ed (1999)
- 3rd ed (2003)
A Danish-language fantasy game, whose title translates as
"LEF: The Collected Works". "LEF" is an acronym for "Levende Eventyr
og Fantasi" -- meaning "Living Adventure and Fantasy". It is set in
the world of Valhel, a medieval fantasy world with humans along with
elves, dwarfs and trolls. It uses a d6-based rules system, where
action resolution is skill plus 2d6 vs difficulty (with some
complications for combat). Character creation is point-based:
pick one of two broad classes ("learned" and "practical"), and
then spend starting experience points on attributes and skills.
Attributes range from 1 to 3 dice, with 1 being the default (except
for magic which starts at 0). Skills range from 1 to 6. The cost
varies depending on skill and class, and starting rank is randomly
determined as a 1d6 roll. There is a magic system with five types
of magic, each of which work differently. The core rulebook is a
oversize black hardback (30 by 19 by 3 cm), with a bookmark ribbon
sewn in, and embossed logo of a crowned horse on the spine and back.
There is a picture at the
Danish Alexandria site. The original system concept was
from 1981 -- with first publication in 1991, second in 1999, third
Med ild og sværd
- 1st ed by Jørn Eriksen (1984) self-published
A Danish-language fantasy mini-RPG, whose title translates as "With fire
and sword". It claims to be "the first fantasy roleplaying game in the
history of Denmark" which is probably correct. The rulebook is 20 A4
pages with a sketched cover. It is essentially a basic system
focused on miniatures combat, with no explanation of what role-playing
is. There was only one edition and no supplements.
På eventyr i Vildmarken
- 1st ed by Klaus Johansen, Paul Hartvigson (1986) Forlaget Stavnsager ApS
A Danish-language RPG of wilderness adventures. The title translates
as "Adventuring in the Wilderness". It assumes a generic realistic
setting (Earth or near-Earth fantasy). The basic game includes a set
of generic historical characters and a wilderness region complete
with hex-maps. It uses a simple system aimed at beginners.
Skæbner og Skatte
- 1st ed (1986) unknown
A Danish-language RPG, whose title translates as "Destinies and
Treasures". It comes as a box-set with 3 small booklets (A5 size),
dices, and a overhead-pen and coated hexagonal sheet (which was actually
the inside of the box). It includes a pulp genre introductory scenario
of a white explorer in the jungle, but also supports medieval scenarios.
- 1st ed by Mads Lunau Madsen, Troels Christian Jacobsen, Malik Hyltoft (1990) Bogfabrikken Fakta
A Danish-language historical RPG about the daily lives of Sandinavian
vikings in 800 A.D. It concentrates on historical detail and has
no fantasy or mythological elements. There are optional rules for
folk magic, including using runes for prediction and herbal
concoctions. There are two adventures published: "Glemt af Valhal"
(Forgotten by Valhalla) and "Rejsen til Nordhavet" (The Journey to
the North Sea).
VP: Via Prudensia
- 1st ed by Gimle Larsen, Ask Agger (1994) Modtryk
A Danish-language universal RPG system with no specific setting. It
is a 128-page A4-size book with a color cover. The rules are similar
to GURPS and focused on combat. There is only a single edition and
no supplements, but it has had some popularity within Denmark.
John H. Kim
Last modified: Mon Jul 2 09:15:53 2018