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"From the fury of the Norsemen, oh Lord, deliver us!" So prayed the Irish monks.
To the victims of a Viking raid, the Norsemen were bearded giants with bloody axes. But the Viking was much more - a skilled navigator, a brave explorer, a hard-working trader. A dreamer whose songs and stories live even today. And a Viking was a free man - a man to whom honor and reputation were more important than life itself.
Vikings is a complete guide to the Norse world, including maps, historical background, and details on society and religion. You can game any sort of Viking campaign, from fully realistic to magical and cinematic. Create a historical campaign, with sea battles, duels and bloody raids - or become a legendary berserker for mythic adventures with Thor and Odin!
GURPS Basic Set and GURPS Compendium I are required to use this book in a GURPS campaign. GURPS Compendium II is also reccomended to those who want detailed rules on sea battles and mass combat. The historical and campaign material on Vikings can be used with any game system.
Written by Graeme Davis.
Second Edition, First Printing
Published November 2002