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The Dying Earth Role-Playing Game Released

Press Release

Pelgrane Press

LONDON, ENGLAND Dying Earth RPG released.

After two years of development, design and playtesting, Pelgrane Press has released its role playing game based on novelist Jack Vance's seminal Dying Earth series. Written by Robin D. Laws (Feng Shui, Hero Wars) John Snead (Nephilim, Star Trek) and genre writer Peter Freeman, the game features robust, fast-playing rules that encourage creativity and interaction.

Simon Rogers, Managing Director of Pelgrane Press said "The Dying Earth RPG has exceeded all our expectations. Jack Vance and Robin D Laws are a killer combination - great rules and a superb and atmospheric background. The artwork and layout are of the highest quality, and the book itself is glossy and attractive. We intend to support this game with new releases throughout the year and beyond."

In the game you enter a world where the sun is in its dotage, where a flashing sword is less important than nimble wits, persuasive words, and a fine sense of fashion. Choose from three levels of play, a lowly rogue such as Cugel the Clever, surviving by wits and cunning, an ambitious and deadly mage searching for lost lore, like Turjan of Miir or finally a supreme magician to rank with Rhialto the Marvellous, commanding the omnipotent but quarrelsome Sandestins.

The Dying Earth is available through good RPG stores and on line at


Jack Vance is the world's greatest living Fantasy author. Jack Vance wrote the DYING EARTH series of books over many years; the original volume "The Dying Earth" was released before Lord of the Rings. Other volumes include "Eyes of the Overworld", "Cugel's Saga" and "Rhialto the Marvellous". He is said to be "tolerant" of the idea of a roleplaying game based on his work.

Principal designer Robin D.Laws has inveigled such game publishers as Wizards of the Coast, Last Unicorn, Pinnacle, FASA, and Steve Jackson Games into compnsating him for his efforts. His works include the roleplaying games Feng Shui (Atlas), Glorantha: Hero Wars (Issaries, Inc.), and Pantheon (Hogshead), and the novels Pierced Heart and The Rough and the Smooth (Atlas).

Magic rules designer John Snead has, to his astonishment, designed no fewer than six magic systems for roleplaying games. He has also written for the Trinity, Aberrant, and Star Trek: The Next Generation RPGs.

Peter Freeman, an established genre author, contributed the illustrative "Daybook of Geomalacus," "Journal of Xolon the Hide Merchant," and "Disavowal of Jhail" sidebar texts. He holds a degree in Ecological Genetics, which offers an interesting perspective on the creatures of the Dying Earth.

Trade enquiries contact Liz Fulda

Pelgrane Press Ltd
18-20 Bromell's Road

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