From September 2017, the 1984 Puffin Books tabletop roleplaying game now from ARION


A comprehensive collection - DOMESDAY, GOTHIC, and much more

Starter Collection - $9.95

  • Maelstrom
  • Maelstrom Companion
  • Maelstrom Domesday
  • Domesday Investigators Guide
  • Tournaments and Taverns

Bonus Collection

  • Maelstrom Rome
  • Maelstrom Gothic
  • Domesday North Yorkshire Moors
  • Classic Fantasy Toolkit & Bestiary
  • Beggars Companion
  • Four Maelstrom adventures
  • Maelstrom maps, charts, and symbols
  • Maelstrom paper miniatures

(Looking for our other offers? Dragon Warriors -- Dungeons on Demand -- Solo Games )

Adventurer! We've resurrected our September 2017 Maelstrom Bundle featuring Maelstrom, Alexander Scott's 1984 tabletop fantasy roleplaying game of 16th-Century Tudor magick and danger. Originally published by Puffin Books under the Adventure Gamebooks banner (alongside the famous Fighting Fantasy series), Maelstrom introduced a generation of British youth to roleplaying. Now you have a new chance to get this wide-ranging, bargain-priced offer from Maelstrom's current publisher, Arion Games.

This revival is a timely tie-in to the Domesday Campaign Kickstarter now in progress, where Arion Games is raising funds for an epic two-book campaign that spans a century, the rule of three Kings, and several generations of characters who make their mark on history.

For just US$9.95 you get all six titles in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $43) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Maelstrom core rulebook and the Maelstrom Companion; Maelstrom Domesday, a standalone companion game set in AD 1086, plus its Investigators Guide; and the two supplements MQ1 Tournaments and MQ2 Inns & Taverns.

And if you pay more than this offer's threshold price of $21.01, you'll level up and also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with no less than fourteen more titles worth an additional $89:

  • NEW in this revival! Maelstrom Rome: A 372-page standalone game that brings Maelstrom to the Roman Empire, AD 50. (If you bought this offer during its earlier run, you get Maelstrom Rome automatically on your download page and in your DriveThruRPG Library.)
  • Maelstrom Gothic: A complete standalone game that adapts Maelstrom for supernatural investigations in 1850s Victorian England.
  • Domesday North Yorkshire Moors: A remote and wild region with enough supernatural action for an entire Domesday campaign.
  • Classic Fantasy Toolkit and Bestiary: Grab your 10-foot pole for traditional dungeon-crawling using the Maelstrom system.
  • Beggars Companion: The lowest of the low can get into a lot of mischief.
  • Four Maelstrom adventures -- The Beast of Ledsham, Purple Mushroom Caves, The Sward [sic] and the Stone, and The Yuletide Spirit.
  • Domesday Maps and Charts, Manor Cartography Symbols, and two sets of paper miniatures.

Nostalgic for other vintage 1980s British FRPGs? Check our revived September 2016 Dragon Warriors Bundle now in progress, featuring the classic 1986 game of adventure in the Lands of Legend.

Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.

The Good Fight

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to the charity selected by Arion Games publisher Graham Bottley, the Yorkshire (UK) Air Ambulance. "In the area where I live it is a literal life saver," says Graham. "I very nearly needed it myself a couple of years ago, but it could not fly at night at that time. In the United Kingdom these services are funded only by charities, and because there is a reasonable chance I may need it again, it is the main charity I support!"

Starter Collection

Pay the minimum price to get these titles:


Turbulent 16C magickal mayhem
  • Designer(s): Alexander Scott
  • Arion Games, 299 pages
  • Retail price $10

Maelstrom Companion

Enhance your campaign with even more Tudor adventure
  • Designer(s): Graham Bottley
  • Arion Games, 161 pages
  • Retail price $8

Maelstrom Domesday

Gritty supernatural investigations in Anglo-Norman England
  • Designer(s): Graham Bottley
  • Arion Games, 209 pages
  • Retail price $15

Domesday Investigators Guide

All the material a new Domesday player needs
  • Designer(s): Graham Bottley
  • Arion Games, 57 pages
  • Retail price $6

Tournaments and Taverns

Maelstrom Quarterly issues 1 and 2
  • Designer(s): Graham Bottley
  • Arion Games, 38 pages
  • Retail price $4

Bonus Collection

Beat the threshold price to LEVEL UP and get this entire collection of BONUS titles:

Maelstrom Rome

Grab your gladius and scutum, take a deep breath, and face the darkness that threatens Rome
  • Designer(s): Graham Bottley
  • Arion Games, 372 pages
  • Retail price $15

Maelstrom Gothic

The 19C game of Victorian investigation
  • Designer(s): Graham Bottley
  • Arion Games, 189 pages
  • Retail price $15

Domesday North Yorkshire Moors

Strange happenings in a wild region
  • Designer(s): Graham Bottley
  • Arion Games, 40 pages
  • Retail price $8

Classic Fantasy Toolkit & Bestiary

Elves, dwarves, monsters, and dungeon crawls
  • Designer(s): Graham Bottley
  • Arion Games, 118 pages
  • Retail price $8

Beggars Companion

The lowest of the roguish livings
  • Designer(s): Paul Baldowski
  • Arion Games, 126 pages
  • Retail price $8

Four Maelstrom adventures

Beast of Ledsham -- Purple Mushroom Caves -- Sward and the Stone -- Yuletide Spirit
  • Designer(s): Simon Strafford, Graham Bottley, Paul Baldowski
  • Arion Games, 78 pages
  • Retail price $13

Maelstrom maps, charts, and symbols

Domesday Maps and Charts -- Manor Cartography Symbols
  • Designer(s): Steve Luxton, Graham Bottley
  • Arion Games, 22 pages
  • Retail price $10

Maelstrom paper miniatures

Maelstrom Paper Minis -- Domesday Miniatures Set
  • Designer(s): Graham Bottley
  • Arion Games, 16 pages
  • Retail price $12

Tudor magick worth US$132....

...But you pay just $9.95 for this revived offer's Starter Collection of six complete .PDFs, including the Maelstrom and Maelstrom Domesday standalone games, two companion supplements for players, and two Maelstrom Quarterly expansions. And if you pay more than this revival's current threshold price ($21.01), you'll level up and also receive all fourteen titles in our Bonus Collection, including the standalone games Maelstrom Rome and Maelstrom Gothic, the North Yorkshire Moors location guide for Domesday, and lots of adventures and play aids.

(Maelstrom Rome is new in this revival. If you purchased this offer during its original September 2017 run, you get Rome automatically on your Wizard's Cabinet download page and in your DriveThruRPG Library. When you buy a Bundle of Holding early, you never worry about missing a title added later -- even much later.)

Bundle of Holding titles are always absolutely free of DRM, so you can move and copy them freely among all your tablets, laptops, and smartphones.

Don't miss the Domesday Campaign Kickstarter, and check our revived September 2016 Dragon Warriors Bundle now in progress, featuring the classic 1986 British FRPG of adventure in the Lands of Legend.

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To keep the starting threshold price from rising too quickly, we calculated it based on 400 fake sales at $19.95 each.

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