After being out of print for over 20 years, a restored and enhanced Deluxe edition of Arena of Khazan is now been published by Flying Buffalo. Once again, players will be able to test their fighting skills on the blood-soaked sands of the arena of legend. This time, Ken St. Andre has expanded the adventure to allow for character talents, more spells, the human saving roll re-roll and even enchanted weapons. Arena of Khazan is also one of the few solitaire adventures that will let you bring in ANY character type or level. (even your 21st level were-dragon!) Also added are 10 pre-rolled opponents for some of the random battles and 10 pre-rolled characters that you can use as fighters in the arena. (Manage your own team of gladiators!) The text and charts have been relaid out and looks sharper and is easier to use than ever.
Besides the play improvements, this solo contains all the original art, and enhanced cover by the late Marvel artist Gene Day. One of the most unique art related things about Arena of Khazan is that all 20 of the original interior illustrations were done by Peter Laird who became the very well-known co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Peter did only two or three RPG books before he hit the big-time, and we are proud to bring this rare collection of his pre-Ninja Turtles art back to life. This new edition also contains additional illustrations by Buffalo’s own artist Steven Crompton. Plus there’s a map of Khazan and the Dragon continent.
Here’s how the solo is described on the back cover: “Khazan, capital city of the Empire of Khazan is also sometimes known as the City of Death. It takes its name and reputation from its ruler Lerotra’hh the Death Empress of Khazan. Khazan was founded and built by a mighty wizard of the same name. It flourished under his benevolent rule for 666 years until it was attacked by the Orcish and Trollish hordes of Lerotra’hh. Khazan is one of the largest cities on the continent of Rrr’lff with a sizable population of Orcs, Trolls, Ogres, Dwarves, and other beings generally considered as Monsters by the human inhabitants of such places as Khosht. But the reign of terror has mellowed over the years until now most of the bloodletting takes place in the Arena. This Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls solitaire is open to all types and levels of individual characters, whether elf, dwarf or minotaur, wizard rogue or warrior. Just remember, the more you fight in the arena, the tougher will be the foes sent against you.”
WHERE TO GET IT:
You can buy Arena of Khazan directly from Flying Buffalo.com
Arena of Khazan is also available at this page at Amazon.com
If you want to get a PDF of Arena, its available at DriveThruRPG.com. (Just search for Flying Buffalo under publishers.)
As always, we invite your comments and thoughts on this latest release! By the way today (April 28th) is Ken St. Andre’s birthday. so what better day than this one to release one of his favorite solos? The Trollgod is 496 years old, so let’s celebrate by giving our lives in the Arena of Khazan!