Field Guide to Encounters

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Field Guide to Encounters is a role-playing game published by Judges Guild in 1982.

Description[edit]

Field Guide to Encounters is a science-fantasy system with Dungeons & Dragons-like character classes and skill levels.[1] The game includes 34 occupations, rules for mutations, lycanthropy, psionics, "manitou combat," and character godhood, plus over 600 monsters.[1]

Publication history[edit]

Field Guide to Encounters was designed by Dragon's Byte, and published by Judges Guild in 1982 as a 112-page book and a 96-page book.[1]

Reception[edit]

J. David George reviewed Dragons of Underearth in The Space Gamer No. 55.[2] George commented that "Experienced gamers should avoid this product. Intermediate gamers should avoid this product. Novice gamers should avoid this product. Paper recyclers should look into Field Guide very seriously."[2]

Lawrence Schick called the game "Dumb" and commented: "Inexplicably, one group of monsters are giant animated breakfast foods: friend eggs, bowls of oatmeal, toast, burnt toast (higher armor class than regular toast), etc. You figure it out."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. p. 273. ISBN 0-87975-653-5.
  2. ^ a b George, J. David (September 1982). "Capsule Reviews". The Space Gamer. Steve Jackson Games (55): 38–39.