Phantasia (role-playing game)

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Phantasia is a role-playing game published by Bantam/Spectra in 1988.


Phantasia is a guide to the world of Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's Darksword novels that includes the rules to a simple fantasy system.[1] Characters are defined by only five attributes: Combat, Prowess, Information, Shape, and Life.[1] The game includes rules for movement, combat, and magic; background on the world of Thimhallan; statistics for important characters from the novels; and scenarios written in story form.[1] The resolution mechanics are based on a hand-signal system.[2]

Publication history[edit]

The game was designed by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, and published as the book Darksword Adventures by Bantam/Spectra in 1988, with a cover by Larry Elmore.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. p. 200. ISBN 0-87975-653-5.
  2. ^ Jared (February 15, 2012). "Underground Reading: Darksword Adventures by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman". Pornokitsch. Retrieved 20 August 2020.