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|Publisher(s)||Editora GSA, Projeto Tagmar 2, Daemon Editora|
|Publication date||1991 (Editora GSA); September 2005 Projeto Tagmar 2; July 2006 Daemon Editora|
Tagmar is a roleplaying game (RPG) launched in 1991 by GSA that claims to be the first such Brazilian offering on what was at the time a nascent market. The game was a typical early 1990s RPG but featured a series of innovations, the main one being that it was a self-contained package with everything necessary to play provided in a single book: rules, setting, magic, creatures and a pre-prepared adventure for beginners. At the time, RPG books were imported to Brazil and it was necessary to have several to play a game. Based on the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Tagmar faced accusations that it was based on Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), especially from Dragão Brasil magazine, at the time edited by Marcelo Cassaro, while others claimed that it was very different. Due to a variety of factors including price, availability and innovation, such as the unprecedented concept of "Heroic Energy", in a short time Tagmar became a success and gathered a large fan base. During the 1990s, the "world" of Tagmar was enlarged through the publication of complementary books such as the "Creatures Book" (Livro de Criaturas) and "The Empire" (O Império). These books provided details on the appearance, skills and habitat of the creatures of Tagmar as well as information about new geographic regions.
This success continued until 1997 when the publisher GSA closed down leaving Tagmar to stagnate.
Launched in 1991, the same year that Devir launched GURPS in Brazil, the first Brazilian RPG is based on the stories of fantasy of JRR Tolkien, the game was accused of be a copy of Dungeons and Dragons, only to be released in 1993 by Grow until then, the system was known only to players who played with the original versions in English. In 1992, GSA published the second Brazilian RPG, O Desafio dos Bandeirantes (The Challenge of the Explorers), set in Colonial Brazil. Five supplements were published: O Arado de Ouro, O Livro de Criaturas, A Fronteira, the gamebook Estandarte Sangrento and O Império, however, the label closed in 1997. In 2004, the authors of Tagmar decided to republish the game, released on an official website, "Tagmar 2" was made available through a Creative Commons Non-Commercial license.
In 2006, Tagmar no longer restricted to the system itself and the scene happened to be adapted to other systems, the first system chosen was the Daemon of Daemon Editora. In February 2007, it announced the project to adapt the D20 System, on the official site there are also adaptations for GURPS, Mutants & Masterminds and Dungeon World, 11 in 2011, has been published adventure O Casamento, an e-book to set in the backdrop of Tagmar for Old Dragon.
Currently, Tagmar 2 has an extensive list of published titles that can be downloaded for free from the official site. Among these are:
- Manual de Regras (Rules Handbook)
- Livro dos Reinos (Book of Kingdoms)
- Livro de Criaturas (Monsters' Book)
- Livro de Magias (Book of Magic)
- Livro de Cronicas (Chronicles)
- Livro dos Arquétipos (Archetypes)
- Livro de Introdução à Ambientação (Introduction to the Setting)
- Livro das Ordens Sacerdotais (Clerical Orders)
- Romance Traição & Magia (Treachery and Magic - Novel)
- 4 Aventuras Prontas (Four ready to play adventures )
- 6 Guias dos Colégios de Magia (Six Magic School Guides)
- Guia Rápido de Criação de Personagens (Fast Character Creation Guide)
- Guia de Magia para Principiantes (Beginner's Magic Guide)
- (in Portuguese) Project Tagmar's website (in Portuguese only)
- (in Portuguese) Crânios Ocos (Skull Hollow) - group that plays Tagmar
- (in Portuguese) Tagmar on the site of Daemon Publisher