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Blue Devil's Passages
Dainty. Palatable. Non-Constipating.

The only Game Preparation which is uninjurious to the digestion because of the slow measured absorption of rules and use of a singular icosahedron for resolution. The only Game Preparation of agreeable taste to all palates, and an excellent substitute for Cod-Liver oil. Prescribed by eminent practitioners to lymphatic and scrofulous children; to adolescents for troubles associated with growth, amenorrhoea, etc.; to adults for asthma, syphilis, and female hysteria; and to all ages for chronic bouts of ennui.

Heed some of the many verifiable testimonials of those who have employed Passages to a great boon upon their well-being:

-After utilizing Passages for just a few days, eyes become bright, the cheeks glow with colour and life, movements are brisk, and there is a complete absence of weariness and depression—all without risk of splitting one's personality. - Robert Louis Stevenson

-Just one phial is akin to a new accelerator that stimulates all round, that wakes you up for a time from the crown of your head to the tip of your great toe, and makes you go two--or even three--to everybody else's one. - Professor Gibberne

-Curative of all things uffish. There are games offered as substitutes which appear as mirror images of Passages but which are dangerous as a bandersnatch-be sure to ask for Passages by name. - Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

-C'est magnifique! - Jules Gabriel Verne

Passages is crafted by the skilled chemists of Blue Devil Games. Lifetime supply now only $13.95!

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Passages presents a new role-playing system that features:

  • A single d20 for resolution of all conflicts.
  • Only two kinds of checks: attribute checks and skill checks.
  • Combat and grappling as skills.
  • Classless, point-based character creation.
  • Degrees of success and failure based on "spread."
  • But Passages is so much more than just a new rpg system, it's a fully realized literary campaign setting of the Victorian era. Take the helm of the Nautilus! Cross swords with the Scarlet Pimpernel! Match wits with the devious Professor Moriarty! Anything is possible in the world of Passages.

    Game design by Justin D. Jacobson. Setting material by Richard Farrese. Art direction by Jennifer Rodgers. Layout and graphic design by Philip J. Reed. Fully bookmarked.

     
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    Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
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    April 18th, 2012
    Passages is a rather interesting game. First the premise is one that all the literature of the Victorian age is true...somewhere. These stories exist in multiple parallel worlds that can be accessed via the Passages. So in some ways it is like Victorian [...]
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    May 3rd, 2009
    The game is based on the classics in fantasy literature, mostly those written in the Victorian Age (1837 – 1901). The game mechanics are OGL (characters have Strength, Constitution, etc.) with certain simplifications - there are no character classes [...]
    Chris G. [Featured Reviewer]
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    July 18th, 2007
    Passages Role playing games are many times compared to stories. But it is the rare game that combines stories with a role playing game. Usually it is a licensed game that just tries to do one book or series of books. Passages might be the first [...]
    Andrew B. [Featured Reviewer]
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    December 15th, 2006
    The back cover text of Blue Devil's Passages states ?the only Game Preperation of agreeable taste to all palates, and an excellent substitute for Cod-Liver oil.? The text goes on in a similar fashion, continuing to praise the game's ambiguous attributes [...]
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    Product Information
    Copper seller
    Pages
    296
    Edition
    1.0
    Publisher Stock #
    BDV6101
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    File Last Updated:
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    This title was added to our catalog on October 31, 2006.
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    Blue Devil Games
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