SFX Magazine: Danny Bourne wrote our first print review. "The
level of depth really is quite astounding," he says, and
then in summary: "Corum creates a feel of high fantasy
and drama, and is great fun to play."
Valkyrie Quarterly, Issue 23: Dave Elrick is not as happy with
the book, feeling that it should have been a stand-alone release:
"[Corum] doesn't add to the background in Stormbringer
- it replaces it," he notes, later explaining that "you
have to own 5th edition Stormbringer or Elric! to play Corum,
making this a rather expensive proposition..." On the other
hand he does say: "[Corum] captures the flavour of the
books well enough and in that regard ... it works very well."
"Excellent. That's all I can say."
"A great book with lots of Scenario ideas. This is one
of the best gaming books I have seen in ages. I have been waiting
for this one for ten years, and it was really worth the wait!"
"Just finished my second reading of the Corum supplement
and it is simply outstanding! Great job..."
Jean Francois Marcoux
"Just wanted to tell you Corum is the best roleplaying
supplement I have ever seen. Keep up the great work."
"I liked Corum very much, especially how the author transmits
the feel of the saga, and his little jokes spread inside. The
book is beautiful (both cover and inside pictures). The book
is very well written and organization is good..."
"My what a sourcebook! I can't wait for Hawkmoon! Corum
is thick with info and ideas. Contriving is simply brilliant!
Nadragh psychology and history are extremely believable."
"I very much enjoyed Corum. Your company has put together
a fine product. There is a lot in the book that I will use for
my Stormbringer games, even if they are set in different parts
of the multiverse. I particularly like the rules for Contriving."
"Corum is a helluva good book. I hope you folks put out
Judas I. Zeh
"Great work, I have yet to read up and get a deeper grasp
on the contents, but it really shows that there is tons and
upon tons of work on this one. Compared to other RPG books I
have, I give it a 9/10."
"Our local group just got our hands on the Corum supplement
(4 copies). Great stuff! I have been waiting for a Corum gaming
book since '81."
"The book is well laid out, easy to follow and full of
interesting lore on the Corum setting much of which I had forgotten
until I dusted off my copies of the Saga to reread them, hopefully
it will have the same interest in attracting RPGers to
Michael Moorcock's work and vice-versa. Finally Id just
like to congratulate you all at Darcsyde, on a great product,
and I look forward with great interest to your future releases."
"Corum is such a elegant book! I haven't been so excited
about a roleplaying sourcebook in such a long time."
Shea P Ryan
"it is a very beautiful book - probably the most beautiful
gaming book I have ever seen. Also, the layout (with the different
encyclopedias) is very fascinating and unique. I like it a lot
Dave the Conspirator
"Initial impressions very favourable. I've never thought
so hard about a game book as I was reading it before! It took
me and the rest of the group back to the first days of role-playing
where everybody wanted to create a couple of characters and
everyone had an idea they wanted to run as an adventure!"
"it looks very good. It's full of clever ideas and useful
T. Kurt Bond
"I got my copy of the Corum sourcebook and it was well
worth the long wait for. I like the rules for the different
demi-humans and the magic system is a lot nastier for summoning
Shortly after the release of Corum (and well before we got our
own hands on a finally printed copy), we received our first letter
from a purchaser. Shea P Ryan's letter was certainly an excellent
way to begin:
Today was truly a great day. I had unexpected time and happened
to stop in at one of the only New York city gaming stores (I'd
think there'd be more), and guess what I saw on the shelf? Your
Congratulations to everyone who made this book what it is!
While I've only had time to breeze through it, my impression
is that the material presented is both innovative and
faithful to the source material. Not only that, but the additions
seem to be very simple and streamlined. I like it!
I also love what you've done to the summoning system. Very
appropriate for the setting. I'm anticipating the chance to
take a closer look at Contrivances, Tattoos, and Fetishes (all
of which seem to be brilliant ideas and skillfully executed,
on first glance).
In addition to all of that, the Nhadragh background/society
is lovely. It was the first thing I turned to and was dreading
to read it. Building a culture worthy of being an enemy to the
Vadhagh with very little to go on is a laudable task. You guys
did it perfectly.
All of this praise, and so much more that should be praised.
This is truly a wonderful book. I don't hesitate to say it's
the finest supplement I've bought in quite a while.
Shea P Ryan