RPG Encyclopedia: Swedish
- 1st ed by Kristoffer Simonsson (1998) Point Blank Games
A Swedish-language modern technothriller RPG, set in
Los Angeles, California.
- 1st ed by Gali Sanchez, Garry Spiegle, Michael Williams (1985) Target Games
A Swedish-language translation of Pacesetter's
Chill. It has 1 sourcebook and 4
adventures which were published over a period of 2 years before
Drakar Och Demoner
- 1st ed (1982) Aventyrspel
- 2nd ed (1984)
- Expert ed (1985)
- 4th aka "'91" ed (1991)
- 5th aka "Chronopia" ed (1994)
- 6th ed (2000) Riotminds
A popular Swedish-language medieval fantasy RPG, originally a
generic system for a variety of fantasy worlds. The first edition
is a direct translation of Steve Perrin's "Magic World" from the
Worlds of Wonder game,
but subsequent editions developed away from that. The "Expert"
expansion in 1985 introduces many changes. It converts from d100
to d20 for all skill rolls, adds a more point-based (but still
partly random) character creation, and adds new occupations,
skills, and magic. The 4th edition folds in the "Expert" changes
into the main rules. The 5th edition keeps the same rules but
introduces the setting of Chronopia, by Bill King, a Tolkien-esque
fantasy world with a city ruled by time-travelling mages. The
6th edition is a total remake of the rules system (including new
concepts like levels), and includes a new world taking after
Scandanavian myth integrated into the rulebook, featuring and
inspired by the artwork of
- 1st ed by Gunilla Jonsson, Mikael Petersén (1988) Ragnarok
A Swedish-language RPG of duellists in 17th Century France.
- 1st ed by Carl Johan Stróm, Marco Behrrman, Krister Sundelin, Ola Nilsson (1996) Neogames AB
- 2nd ed (2000)
- 3rd ed by Petter Nallo (2004)
A Swedish-language heroic fantasy RPG, set on an original world
called Mundana with extensive description. It has versions of
many traditional fantasy races including dwarves, elves, tiraker
(orcs) and misslor (fairies). The rules system is fairly complex,
and includes a magic system with both formulaic and improvised magic.
The third edition includes some simplification of the damage system,
and splits the core rules into two books (a Player book and a
- 1st ed by Johan Sjoberg (1999) Cell Entertainment
A dark fantasy-genre RPG, originally Swedish-language but
also published in English. It is set in a medieval fantasy world
where an ancient darkness threatens the land. The world features
elven, dwarven, and human kingdoms along with an alternate
Church, complete with Knights Templar. cf. the
Gemini intro page.
- 1st ed by Anders Blixt (1998) Rävspel
A Swedish-language renaissance-inspired fantasy RPG.
192 pages long in hardcover and softcover.
- 1st ed by Stefan Burstrom, Bjorn Wahlberg, Micke Nordin, Hans Sundqvist, Hakan Jonsson, Anders Blixt (1989) Lancelot
A Swedish-language fantasy RPG set in the isolated island realm
of Khelataar, where Iron Age clans guard their territories and
clash with each other. The game is focused on human interaction;
common fantasy cliches such as monsters are toned down or
absent. The rules are advanced but demand a lot of
- 1st [Swedish] ed by Gunilla Jonsson, Michael Petersen (1991) Target Games AB
- 1st [English] ed (1993) Metropolis, Ltd
- 2nd ed (1997)
- 3rd ed by Nils Gullikson, Stefan Ljungqvist, Terry K. Amthor (2004)
A surreal modern-day horror RPG, where the horrific underlying
reality is a gnostic fable.
- 1st ed by Mikael Petersén, Gunilla Jonsson (1984) Aventyrspel
- 2nd ed (1989) Target Games
- "Undergångens Arvtagare" ed by Joakim Bergström, Martin Bergström, Mattias Jonsson, Mattias Lilja, Fredrik Lindregn, Andreas Marklund, Johan Normark (2002) Järnringen HB
A Swedish-language post-nuclear-apocalypse RPG, set many years
after world wars and great plague. The PCs are descendants of
survivors, in a feudal Scandinavia that is slowly rebuilding. The
rules are based on 3rd ed
Drakar och Demoner, with new rules for mental powers and
mutations instead of magic. The 2nd edition kept the rules but
converted it to a generic cyberpunk RPG without any post-apocalyptic
aspect. The 3rd edition's title translates to "Mutant: The
Heirs of the Apocalypse". It returns to the post-apocalyptic
world of the first edition, with some changes. The rules have
been simplified and streamlined.
- 1st [Swedish] ed by Magnus Seter, Henrik Strandberg, Nils Gulliksson, Michael Stenmark, Jerker Sojdelius, Stefan Thulin, Fredrik Malmberg (1993) Target Games
- 1st [English] ed by Matt Forbeck, Paul Beakley (1993) Target Games
- 2nd ed (1996)
- Year Zero ed by Tomas Härenstam (2014) Modiphius Entertainment
Modiphius Entertainment Fria Ligan
A techno-fantasy RPG and miniatures system from Sweden. It is
set in a distant future where Earth has been destroyed, and the
solar system is colonized by soulless megacorps. A discovery on
Pluto unleashes "The Darkness", which makes computers go crazy
and throws the solar system into chaos. The fanatical
"Brotherhood" arose to resist the taint of "Dark Symmetry" in an
Inquisition-like manner -- later leading the crusade when a tenth
planet was found, unleashing a horde of "Necromutants" which
nearly wiped out humanity.
- 1st ed (1992) Target Games
A short-lived Swedish-language sci-fi/cyperpunk RPG, a
predecessor to Mutant Chronicles. The system is similar
- 1st ed by Marco Behrmann, Dan Hörning, Carl Johan Ström, Krister Sundelin (1993) Neogames AB
- 2nd ed (1999)
A Swedish-language cyberpunk / technothriller RPG, set in
the year 2059. It has a detailed background as well as
rules for netrunning and cyber implants. The system and
background try to be as realistic as possible regarding
weapon rules, social changes and the world as a whole.
- 1st ed by Olof Lindqvist (2005) Olof Lindqvist Games
A Swedish-language modern fantasy RPG set in an alternate Earth where
through the ages mages have been opening portals to other dimensions
and letting in strange creatures. The characters are members of a
secret organization trying to stop these forces of darkness.
- 1st ed by Gunilla Jonsson, Mikael Petersén (1988) Ragnarök
"Master of the Shadows" -- a Swedish-language modern-day
espionage RPG. It uses the same game system found in
En Garde. The PC's are
agents, crimefighters, or something similar, all having a secret
- 1st ed by Thord Daniel Hedengren (2002) Alltid Attack
A Swedish-language horror RPG, in a generic setting.
- 1st ed by Tomas Härenstam (2012) Fria Ligan
A Swedish-language fantasy game based on the fantasy novel series
by Erik Granström, in a merchant empire ("Tracoria") among
four main islands in a fictional renaissance world. The title
translates as "Winter of Brimstone". The world is animistic with
living clouds, mountains and winds along with dragons and other
- 1st ed by Daniel Lenneér (2000) Svenil Games
A humorous Swedish-language RPG where you play anti-heroes and
ordinary people in a cartoony version of the modern world.
- 1st ed by David Bergqvist, Terje Nordin (2001) Terra Incognita
A Swedish-language RPG set in a post-apocalyptic future where the
remnants of mankind have built a new society, free from violence and
injustice, but not without its problems, on the ruins of the old world.
Tomtar och Troll
- 1st ed by Carl Johan Stróm (1986) self-published
A small-press Swedish-language fantasy-genre RPG, whose title
translates to "Gnomes and Trolls". The first and only publication
was "Bok 1, Hjältarnas Återkomst", which translates
to "Book 1, The Return of the Heroes". The system is similar to
attributes from Chaosium's
- 1st ed by Krister Sundelin (unknown) Rävsvans Förlag
A Swedish-language fantasy RPG, based on folklore and fairy
tales. The campaign world is a mix of traditonal stories and
myths and regular fantasy.
- 3rd ed by Krister Sundelin (2003) Rävsvans Förlag
A Swedish-language historical fantasy RPG set in the Saxon kingdom
of Västmark in the year 1192. The setting is based on
various chivalric myth and legend as well as history. The Third
Crusade rages in the Holy Land, causing enmities between the
Holy Roman Empire, France and England is temporarily laid aside
in order to free the Holy Land. However, there is an ancient
darkness rising on Lyonia, an island southwest of Britain.
- 1st ed by Fabian Fridholm, Carl Johan Strôm, Marco Behrmann, Mattias Svendsen (1994) Neogames AB
A Swedish-language historical/fantasy RPG. It uses a skill-based
system with no classes or levels, using mainly d6's.
- 1st ed by Stefan Burstrom, Anders Blixt, Hakan Jonsson, Hans Sundqvist (1990) Lancelot Games
"No Law, No Rules, Only Chaos" A Swedish-language post-apocalyptic
RPG with a light-hearted, action-based tone. It is set 30 years
after a devastating invasion by aliens from outer space. The
system is a simplified version of the
- 1st "Vägen" ed by Johan Anglemark (1993) Västerås Stift
- Quo Vadis? ed (1995)
- 1st "The Way" [English] ed (1997)
- Ansgar ed (1998)
A Swedish-language Christian educational RPG, developed for church
youth groups. It is Christian but non-denominational, intended to
let the players deal with complex moral problems and serves as a
basis for teaching a Christian way of life. Each part includes
built-in scenarios. Part I ("Vagen") is a fantasy setting.
Part II ("Quo Vadis?") is set in the early Roman times of the
Christian church. Part III ("Ansgar") is based around missionaries
to 9th century Sweden. In the base rules there are three races
(Elf, Human, Dwarf) and three classes (Wizard, Warrior, Scout).
The player rolls 2d6+6 for six characteristics (Strength, Intelligence,
Attentiveness, Agility, Endurance, Looks). There are 18 skills
split among the classes, where each skill has a base chance equal
to its key characteristic. Resolution is by rolling 3d6 under
skill value. cf. http://www.rollspel.com/engelsk/theway.htm
- 1st ed by Anders Gillbring, Mikael Hermansson, Anders Thyberg (1989) Lancelot
- 2nd ed (1989)
- 3rd ed (1998) Rävspel
A Swedish-language RPG set in the American wild west, with
has detailed background and complex rules. It used a skill-based
system with rules for skill improvement and maintenance.
There are at least 5 adventures published for it.
John H. Kim
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