Drakar och Demoner

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Drakar och Demoner (Dragons and Demons)

Cover from Chronopia Rulebook
Cover from
Chronopia Rulebook
Dragons and Demons (Swedish: Drakar och Demoner) is a Swedish fantasy role-playing game. The game is based on Steve Perrin´s Basic Role-Playing; it was later changed to utilize a 20-sided die instead of the percentile die. The first edition was very much inspired by Runequest, with the charming addition of being able to play a duck.

Drakar och Demoner was a huge hit in Sweden, where it introduced many people to roleplaying. In the 1980s it was also translated to Danish and Norwegian.

The first version were published by Äventyrsspel and later Target Games.

From the first published adventures they created the game world Ereb Altor.

In version five they started using the new game world called Chronopia.

In version six (from Riotminds) the game world was named Trudvang and was changed to using creatures and monsters based on Scandinavian folklore instead of the standard fantasy monsters.

Chronopia (5. Edition)

Chronopia is the central city of the Swedish role playing game Drakar och Demoner. It is the largest city on the world named Ereb Altor.

Svartblod i Chronopia
Svartblod i Chronopia
Chronopia is said to be ruled by a great time-mage, but no one has ever seen him. Below the Emperor there is a huge army of lesser time mages, ordinary-but-still-powerful mages and a powerful army of elite highlanders with necrological weapons.

Revolt against the Emperor is hopeless, but that does not mean that there are no crimes committed in Chronopia. Despite the ultra-hard government with its mages and endless legions of elite warriors there are crimes committed everywhere. The Emperor does not care for the people that live in his city; all he cares about is time itself.

Chronopia is built on top of the largest magical point in the entire universe. That is the reason why the Emperor moved to Chronopia.

Chronopia is a huge city. At some locations in the text that describes the city, it says that it is seldom that you see the ground, because layer after layer of old houses, streets, sewer systems, etc. hides it. Most gamers ignore that fact for simplicity.

Some interesting locations in Chronopia

Autonomous states inside Chronopia
Chronopia consists of several different smaller cities/towns, together forming the ultrametropolis named Chronopia.

There are other similar elvish houses. One unique trait elves have in Chronopia is that they all eventually commit suicide due to boredom. They exploit the humans and other species for their own high amusement. Elves in Chronopia are not like the traditional Tolkienesque elves: they are evil.

Product List Drakar och Demoner 5.Edition

Title (Release)
Altors Baksida (1998)
Alver i Chronopia (1997)
Blodsband (1997)
Cirkus Kad (1997)
De Fördömdas Armé (1998)
Drakar och Demoner (1994)
Drakar och Demoner (1994)
Dvärgar i Chronopia (1996)
Magi i Chronopia (1996)
Mörkrets Krigare (1997)
Mörkrets Väktare (1996)
Spelledarskärm (1995)
Svärd och Svartkonst (1996)
Svartblod i Chronopia (1997)
Vapen och Rustningar i Chronopia (1996)
Väsen i Chronopia

Producer: Target Games SE


First version from 23.03.2008. Last version from 11.09.2011.

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